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PLoS One. 2018 Jul 12;13(7):e0199588. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0199588. eCollection 2018.

Clinical correlation between erectile function and ejaculatory function in the Czech male population.

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1
Department of Psychiatry, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
2
Murcian Institute of Sexology, Murcia, Spain.
3
Westmead Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
4
Institute of Sexology, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

This study explores the relationship between erectile function and ejaculatory function, to inform the clinical psychosexological and sexual medicine practice treatment protocols.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

A total of 1,004 Czech males aged between 15 and 84 years (m = 42.8 yrs; sd = 17.6 years) completed a sexual behavior questionnaire. A cross-sectional design was adopted. Erectile function was measured with the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) and ejaculatory function measured using self-report intravaginal ejaculation latency time and the Index of Premature Ejaculation (IPE). Linear regression analyses were used to explore the relationships between premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction.

RESULTS:

The sample mean self-reported intravaginal ejaculatory latency time was 9.34 minutes. The overall mean on the IPE was 19.44 (sd = 2.368). The Control domain mean was 81.13 (sd = 17.22); Sexual Satisfaction domain mean 78.60 (sd = 20.59); and the Distress domain mean was 86.86 (sd = 18.32). The mean score on the IIEF-5 was 19.28 (sd = 2.53). The results indicate a relationship between premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. With age significantly associated with all measures.

CONCLUSIONS:

Higher levels of erectile function are associated with a better control and sexual satisfaction, and less distress about ejaculation. This association supports the consideration of this relationship in the development of new clinical practice guidelines for erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

PMID:
30001388
PMCID:
PMC6042713
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pone.0199588
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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