Subjectively measured ejaculation latency time and its association with different sexual activities while controlling for age and relationship length

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Publication Details

List of Authors: Jern P, Santtila P, Johansson A, Varjonen M, Witting K, von der Pahlen B, Sandnabba K
Publication year: 2009
Journal: The Journal of Sexual Medicine
Journal acronym: J Sex Med
Volume number: 6
Issue number: 9
Start page: 2568
End page: 2578
ISSN: 1743-6109


Abstract

INTRODUCTION
Recently, attempts to formulate valid and suitable definitions for (different subcategories of) premature ejaculation have resulted in substantial progress in the pursuit to gain knowledge about ejaculatory function. However, the association between ejaculatory dysfunction and different types of sexual activities has yet to be thoroughly investigated, and (due to conflicting results between studies) the potential effects of age and relationship length still need to be taken into account.
AIM
The aim of this study is to investigate the associations of age, relationship length, frequency of different sexual activities, and different modes of achieving ejaculation with self-reported ejaculation latency time.
MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES
The main outcome is establishing associations between age, relationship length, self-reported ejaculation latency time, and frequency of different kinds of sexual activities and different modes of achieving ejaculation (such as achieving ejaculation through oral or vaginal sex).
METHODS
Statistical analyses of data on age, relationship length, self-reported ejaculation latency time, and frequency of different sexual activities and different modes of achieving ejaculation were conducted on a population-based sample of 3,189 males aged 18-48 years (mean = 29.9 years, standard deviation = 6.94).
RESULTS
Age and relationship length were significantly negatively associated with self-reported ejaculation latency time. Frequency of different kinds of sexual behavior generally had a positive association with self-reported ejaculation latency time, as had different modes of achieving ejaculation.
CONCLUSIONS
The findings highlight the need for more extensive studies on and increased knowledge of different aspects of ejaculatory function before a valid and suitable definition for premature ejaculation can be formulated.

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