Premature ejaculation in couples using contraceptive withdrawal and associations with characteristics of its use: A cross-sectional study

Ozkan S., YILDIZ H.

ANDROLOGIA, vol.52, no.10, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/and.13765
  • Title of Journal : ANDROLOGIA


This study aimed to investigate the Premature Ejaculation Profile (PEP) and its related factors in couples using contraceptive withdrawal (WD). The study sample was composed of 108 participants including 54 males and 54 females (their partners) who used WD. The data were collected via a questionnaire and the male and female forms of the PEP. The mean total PEP index score of the couples (female (F); 1.69 +/- 0.55 and male (M); 1.65 +/- 0.36) was below the average possible score. Although both males and their partners generally rated control over ejaculation (F; 57.4%, M; 61.1%) and satisfaction with sexual intercourse (F; 63%, M; 79.7%) as good/very good, they rate personal distress related to ejaculation (F; 64.8%, M; 83.4%) and interpersonal difficulty related to ejaculation (F; 81.5%, M; 92.6%) as 'extremely/quite a lot'. As the time of using WD increased, male control over ejaculation increased (p = .019); as the marriage duration (p = .045) and ages (F;p = .012, M;p = .045) of the couples increased, their problems related to ejaculation increased. According to the results, couples who use WD experience PE-related problems, and the problems they experience vary depending on the period of WD use, marriage duration and age.