How Premature Ejaculation is seen by women in different regions of the world: a recent survey investigated women’s perception of PE
How do women react to premature ejaculation? Are there any cultural differences in their perception? To find out how women around the world see PE, Professor Andrea Burri and Professor Alessandra Graziottin conducted a study involving 1463 women from Mexico, South Korea and Italy. To be included in the study women had to be or have been in a relationship with a man with Premature Ejaculation. These women answered questions relating to various aspects of their sex life in an online questionnaire. The analysis of the answers found significant differences in the way women from different geographical contexts and cultures react to premature ejaculation of their partners.
The study findings show the most distressful aspect is lack of control for Mexican and South Korean women, while is the partner’s short latency time for Italian women; PE has been the reason leading to relationship breakups for almost 1 in 3 Mexican women; and Italian women are those reporting the lowest level of satisfaction with the quality of their relationship.
The authors concluded that PE, the reaction of the female partner and the couple’s sexual perspective are to be assessed within the specific cultural context to be fully understood and to come up with the most appropriate treatment for this condition. “Although sexuality may be universal ... the expression of sexuality needs to be considered within its cultural context” – wrote the authors. In other words, the concept of ‘normality’ is not universal and cultural differences need to be taken into consideration in order to offer couples the best solution to their problem.
Reference: Burri A., Graziottin A., Urology 2015.