An exploratory study examining the relationship between sexual self efficacy and premature ejaculation mediated by depression, anxiety and sexual fantasy among a British cohort

Banbury, Samantha, Moneta, Giovanni B. and Chandler, Chris (2021) An exploratory study examining the relationship between sexual self efficacy and premature ejaculation mediated by depression, anxiety and sexual fantasy among a British cohort. Sexual and Relationship Therapy. pp. 1-17. ISSN 1468-1749 (In Press)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14681994.2021.1932796

Abstract / Description

Premature ejaculation (PE) is a commonly reported sexual dysfunction in men and yet research remains scarce when looking at the psychopathological mechanisms involved in PE. This study aimed to establish whether depression, anxiety and sexual fantasy mediated the relationship between sexual self- efficacy and PE. Sixty British participants with and without PE aged between 18 and 50 years took part in an online cross-sectional survey consisting of questionnaires measuring PE, sexual self-efficacy, sexual fantasy, depression, anxiety and demographic information. The total and direct effects of sexual self- efficacy on PE were significant. Further, anxiety mediated the relationship between PE and sexual self-efficacy. However, depression and sexual fantasy did not mediate the relationship between these variables. Higher levels of depression, anxiety, and lower levels of sexual self-efficacy were reported among the PE group than the non-PE group. Sexual fantasies further differed between PE and non-PE groups where ‘self-derogatory’ sexual fantasies such as “embarrassment due to failure of a sex act” were commonly reported among the PE group. The preliminary findings from this pilot study suggest the possible use of performance anxiety reduction techniques in the treatment of PE.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: sexual self-efficacy; premature ejaculation; depression; anxiety; sexual fantasy
Subjects: 100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health
Department: School of Social Sciences and Professions
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Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2021 14:43
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2021 14:43
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/6865

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