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Forum Name: Male Sexual Disorders
Question: All in my mind? Sex ????'s
|icedtea - Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:45 pm||
Hi i was wondering if worrying about sex during sex can affect how long your can maintain an erection. I find that when i am relaxed and dontthink about finishing too sioon i preform better. Can some one explain this?
Thanks For Your TIme!
|Dr. Tamer Fouad - Wed May 10, 2006 11:32 am||
Premature ejaculation is best defined as persistent or recurrent ejaculation with minimal stimulation before, on or shortly after penetration, and before the sexual partner wishes it.
Premature ejaculation is thought to be the most common form of male sexual dysfunction, with an estimated prevalence of up to 40 percent.
It is believed to be a psychological problem and does not represent any known organic disease involving the male reproductive tract or any known lesions in the brain or nervous system. Anxiety may play an important role especially in secondary premature ejaculation.
So the answer to your question is yes worrying (anxiety) does affect how long you can maintain your erection.
1. Balon R. Antidepressants in the treatment of premature ejaculation. J Sex Marital Ther 1996;22:85-96.
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