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

Hyun Jun Park, Jong Kwan Park, Kwangsung Park, Sung Won Lee, Sae Woong Kim, Dae Yul Yang, Du Geon Moon, Kweon Sik Min, Ki Hak Moon, Sang Kuk Yang, Jae Seog Hyun, Nam Cheol Park

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)880-889
Number of pages10
JournalAsian Journal of Andrology
Volume12
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Nov

Keywords

  • epidemiology
  • premature ejaculation
  • questionnaire
  • sexual dysfunction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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    Park, H. J., Park, J. K., Park, K., Lee, S. W., Kim, S. W., Yang, D. Y., Moon, D. G., Min, K. S., Moon, K. H., Yang, S. K., Hyun, J. S., & Park, N. C. (2010). Prevalence of premature ejaculation in young and middle-aged men in Korea: A multicenter internet-based survey from the Korean Andrological Society. Asian Journal of Andrology, 12(6), 880-889. https://doi.org/10.1038/aja.2010.9