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Subjectively Measured Ejaculation Latency Time and Its Association with Different Sexual Activities while Controlling for Age and Relationship Length

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Patrick Jern, MPsych, Department of Psychology, Center of Excellence in Behavior Genetics, Åbo Akademi University, 20 500 Åbo, Finland. Tel: +358-2-2154403; Fax: +358-2-2154833; E-mail: pjern@abo.fi

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. Jern P, Santtila P, Johansson A, Varjonen M, Witting K, von der Pahlen B, and Sandnabba K. Subjectively measured ejaculation latency time and its association with different sexual activities while controlling for age and relationship length. J Sex Med 2009;6:2568–2578.

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