Prevalence of premature ejaculation in young and middle-aged men in Korea: a multicenter internet-based survey from the Korean Andrological Society

Title
Prevalence of premature ejaculation in young and middle-aged men in Korea: a multicenter internet-based survey from the Korean Andrological Society
Author(s)
문기학박현준[박현준]박종관[박종관]이성원[이성원]김세웅[김세웅]양대열[양대열]문두건[문두건]민권식[민권식]양상국[양상국]현재석[현재석]박광성[박광성]박남철[박남철]
Keywords
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION; SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION; LOW DESIRE; PREDICTORS; ATTITUDES; EFFICACY; COUPLES
Issue Date
201011
Publisher
SHANGHAI INST MATERIA MEDICA
Citation
ASIAN JOURNAL OF ANDROLOGY, v.12, no.6, pp.880 - 889
Abstract
In this study, we aimed to investigate the prevalence and perception of premature ejaculation (PE) in young and middle-aged Korean men. The study was conducted using an Internet-assisted questionnaire. A total of 2 037 Korean male adults, aged 20 years or older, were randomly sampled based on age and residency. The questionnaire developed by the PE Study Group of the Korean Andrological Society includes four categories (overall sexual function, symptoms, distress and treatment) with a total of 16 questions. For each question, symptoms were evaluated by a scale ranging from 0 to 10. Intravaginal ejaculation latency time was '5-10 min' in 38.6%, followed by 'longer than 10 min' in 29.9%, '2-5 min' in 23.6%, '1-2 min' in 5.4% and 'shorter than 1 min' in 2.5%. In our series, 27.5% of respondents reported having PE. Control over ejaculation within a recent 3-month period was 6.2 points on average. Respondent complaints of PE-related stress averaged 7.1 points and stress-related complaints from sexual partners averaged 7.1 points. The effect of PE on sexual life was 6.8 points. Of the respondents determined as having PE, 42.6% responded that they were inclined to receive treatment. Results from this study suggest that the prevalence of PE diagnosed by the respondent on his own was approximately 27.5% in young and middle-aged men in Korea. PE-related stress had a significant effect on the stress, sexual activity and quality of life of the respondent and his sexual partner.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/23400http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/aja.2010.9
ISSN
1008-682X
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