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Is sexual identity associated with the risk of premature ejaculation?
 
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Uniwersytet Jagielloński Collegium Medicum, Wydział Lekarski, Katedra Psychiatrii, Pracownia Seksuologii; Poradnia Seksuologiczna, Szpital Uniwersytecki w Krakowie
 
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Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Instytut Socjologii
 
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Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Wydział Filozoficzny, Instytut Psychologii
 
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Uniwersytet Jagielloński Collegium Medicum, Wydział Nauk o Zdrowiu, Instytut Zdrowia Publicznego
 
 
Submission date: 2022-04-03
 
 
Final revision date: 2022-06-15
 
 
Acceptance date: 2022-06-16
 
 
Online publication date: 2022-08-22
 
 
Publication date: 2022-08-22
 
 
Corresponding author
Bartosz Grabski   

Uniwersytet Jagielloński Collegium Medicum, Wydział Lekarski, Katedra Psychiatrii, Pracownia Seksuologii; Poradnia Seksuologiczna, Szpital Uniwersytecki w Krakowie
 
 
Psychiatr Pol 2024;58(1):1-16
 
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Objectives:
Some studies suggest that homosexual identity, compared to heterosexual, may be associated with a reduced risk of premature ejaculation (PE). The aim of this study was to test this relationship and to investigate possible underlaying mechanisms.

Methods:
The present study drew on a database obtained from a cross-sectional online study of the sexuality of Polish heterosexual (HM; N = 1,121), gay (GM; N = 1,789) and bisexual (BM; N = 743) men. The dependent variable was the PE diagnosis based on the PEDT questionnaire. The explanatory variables were characteristics of sexual and partnership patterns, health and minority stress among GM and BM. Statistical one- and multifactor analyses were performed.

Results:
Homosexual identity proved to be an independent negative predictor of PE diagnosis. The preference for insertive penetration activity (including vaginal), performance anxiety and financial difficulties increased the risk of PE, while the experience of insertive and receptive forms of oral and anal sex but not vaginal sex, a higher level of education, better general sexual functioning and regular physical activity reduced such risk. The predictive meaning of homosexual identity has not been present in multifactor models for group of men in relationships.

Conclusions:
Homosexual identity is associated with a lower risk of PE diagnosis. This may be due to the differences in sexualities of GM and HM, as well as other psychosocial factors.

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