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J Sex Med. 2006 Mar;3(2):337-43.

A qualitative pilot study of islamic men with lifelong premature (rapid) ejaculation.

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St. Mary's Hospital--Jefferiss Wing, Paddington, London, UK. daniel.richardson@st-marys.nhs.uk

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Premature ejaculation is a common sexual problem in men. Although the etiology is unclear, there is emerging evidence that men from different ethnic backgrounds may be more at risk.

AIM AND OBJECTIVE:

The aim of this study was to generate themes and hypotheses around the etiology of premature ejaculation with particular reference to men from Islamic backgrounds.

METHODS:

This is an explorative qualitative study using semi-structured interviews with 10 male volunteers with a clinical diagnosis of premature ejaculation. Interviews were tape-recorded and transcribed. Transcriptions were then hand-coded and analyzed using grounded theory.

RESULTS:

Anxious first sexual experience (with subtheme: fear of being discovered and wanting to finish early); sex before marriage; sex outside of marriage; religion; "stress;" exposure to Western images; living in the United Kingdom; and the subsequent feeling of freedom were themes that emerged from the transcripts.

CONCLUSIONS:

We have identified factors associated with premature ejaculation in patients with Islamic backgrounds attending our unit. This may have useful therapeutic implications when consulting Islamic men with premature ejaculation.

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