Next Article in Journal
The Family System of Sexuality Communication: Extended Family Perceptions of Adolescent–Family Talk about Sex, with Sibling and Non-Sibling Comparison
Next Article in Special Issue
Sexually Transmitted Infections among Street, Hotel, and Residence-Based Female Sex Workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh: Prevalence from Three HIV/STI Drop-in-Centers
Previous Article in Journal
Women’s Knowledge and Awareness of the Effect of Age on Fertility in Kazakhstan
Previous Article in Special Issue
Misconceptions and Unmet Need for Modern Contraception among Cambodian Females: A Mix Methods Study
Article

Diagnostic Criteria for Premature Ejaculation: Clarifying the Role of “Ejaculatory Control” and “Bother/Distress”

1
Premature Ejaculation Help, Montreal, QC H1X 1S8, Canada
2
Department of Psychology, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383, USA
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 15 October 2020 / Revised: 4 December 2020 / Accepted: 15 December 2020 / Published: 18 December 2020
“Ejaculatory control” and “bother/distress” are key criteria for diagnosing men with premature ejaculation (PE), yet compared with ejaculatory latency (EL), these constructs have received only minimal attention. In addition, they have not been characterized in men having different sexual orientations or subtypes of PE. This study aimed to characterize relationships among ejaculatory control, bother/distress, and EL; to assess differences across men having different sexual orientations, PE status, and PE subtypes (i.e., lifelong vs. acquired); and to determine the importance of ejaculatory control to men’s sexual partners. In total, 1071 men and sexual partners of men rated their ejaculatory control and bother/distress and estimated their EL; these measures were compared across sexual orientation, PE status, PE subtype, and male and female partners of men. Results revealed a monotonic though slightly curvilinear relationship between ejaculatory control and bother/distress. These PE criteria differed significantly between PE and non-PE men, to a lesser extent between gay and straight men, and not at all between men having lifelong vs. acquired PE. Female and male partners of men affirmed the importance of ejaculatory control during partnered sex, indicating lack of control as a potential reason for ending a relationship. View Full-Text
Keywords: ejaculatory latency; ejaculatory control; bother/distress; sexual orientation; lifelong; acquired; partner perceptions ejaculatory latency; ejaculatory control; bother/distress; sexual orientation; lifelong; acquired; partner perceptions
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Cote-Leger, P.; Rowland, D.L. Diagnostic Criteria for Premature Ejaculation: Clarifying the Role of “Ejaculatory Control” and “Bother/Distress”. Sexes 2020, 1, 72-86. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/sexes1010007

AMA Style

Cote-Leger P, Rowland DL. Diagnostic Criteria for Premature Ejaculation: Clarifying the Role of “Ejaculatory Control” and “Bother/Distress”. Sexes. 2020; 1(1):72-86. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/sexes1010007

Chicago/Turabian Style

Cote-Leger, Philippe, and David L. Rowland 2020. "Diagnostic Criteria for Premature Ejaculation: Clarifying the Role of “Ejaculatory Control” and “Bother/Distress”" Sexes 1, no. 1: 72-86. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/sexes1010007

Find Other Styles

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop