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Premature Ejaculation Symptoms Are Associated with Sexual Excitability: Empirical Support for the Hyperarousability Model

Department of Psychology, Åbo Akademi University, 20500 Turku, Finland
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Received: 18 June 2021 / Revised: 13 July 2021 / Accepted: 21 July 2021 / Published: 2 August 2021
Premature ejaculation (PE) is a common sexual complaint among men, but its etiology is poorly understood. Previous studies on the dual control model of sexuality has revealed that propensities for sexual excitation and inhibition can contribute to sexual dysfunctions, but few studies have included a measure of premature ejaculation. We sought to explore whether PE is associated with sexual excitation or inhibition. We applied structural equation models to data from a large population-based sample of Finnish adult men. The analyses supported a four-factor solution for the sexual inhibition/sexual excitation short-form scale. The clearest result was that increased symptoms of PE were associated with a greater propensity for sexual excitation (β = 151, p < 001, n = 2953). Importantly, this excitation was intrapersonal, as opposed to stemming from social activities. The results imply that men with PE may have stronger and more rapid reactions to sexual stimuli, which in turn may lead to ejaculating earlier than desired. View Full-Text
Keywords: premature ejaculation; early ejaculation; rapid ejaculation; sexual excitation; sexual inhibition; dual control model premature ejaculation; early ejaculation; rapid ejaculation; sexual excitation; sexual inhibition; dual control model
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Ventus, D.; Jern, P. Premature Ejaculation Symptoms Are Associated with Sexual Excitability: Empirical Support for the Hyperarousability Model. Sexes 2021, 2, 345-352. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/sexes2030027

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Ventus D, Jern P. Premature Ejaculation Symptoms Are Associated with Sexual Excitability: Empirical Support for the Hyperarousability Model. Sexes. 2021; 2(3):345-352. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/sexes2030027

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Ventus, Daniel, and Patrick Jern. 2021. "Premature Ejaculation Symptoms Are Associated with Sexual Excitability: Empirical Support for the Hyperarousability Model" Sexes 2, no. 3: 345-352. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/sexes2030027

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