Male sexual dysfunctions as a couple’s problem

Authors: Z. Pastor
Authors‘ workplace: NZZ GONA, spol.  s r.  o., PrahaGynekologicko‑porodnická klinika 2. LF UK a FN v Motole v PrazeSexuologický ústav 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha
Published in: Kardiol Rev Int Med 2014, 16(4): 302-305
Category: Cardiology Review


The article points out the fact that male sexual dysfunctions do not only complicate the man’s sexuality but also impact the couple’s sexual life. It stresses that because of the close relation and complementarity of male and female sexuality, male problems are automatically transferred to the female partner and vice versa. The article emphasizes that although the erection quality and length of sexual intercourse are important for the female’s satisfaction, they are not always decisive factors. The paper summarises the results of global studies describing the significantly higher prevalence of female sexual dysfunctions in women with partners suffering from sexual dysfunctions. It mentions the differences and attitudes of women in perceiving erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. It summarises the problems of dysfunctional and asynchronous couples. It provides the criteria both sexes use to evaluate the quality of sexual intercourse, and the female approach to this problem. It points out the importance of treatment of male sexual problems and couple therapy for the couple’s satisfaction.

male sexual dysfunctions –  female sexual dysfunctions –  erectile disorder –  premature ejaculation


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