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The experiences of men living with inhibited ejaculation

Robbins-Cherry, Sally Ann; Hayter, Mark; Wylie, Kevan Richard; Goldmeier, David


Sally Ann Robbins-Cherry

Mark Hayter

Kevan Richard Wylie

David Goldmeier


This study describes the experience of inhibited ejaculation in five men using qualitative methods. All the men shared some common features that emerged as four major themes. These were Sexual Development, Relationships, Fantasy versus Reality and Perception of the Problem/Situation. The participants described low self-esteem and lack of confidence in adolescence. They described a history of unhappy relationships and relationships outside of marriage. Sex in long-term relationships had become mechanical and they were unable to express their sexual needs. Masturbation appeared to be their preferred method of sexual satisfaction. The study concludes that an integrative approach to therapy is most suited for men living with inhibited ejaculation.


Robbins-Cherry, S. A., Hayter, M., Wylie, K. R., & Goldmeier, D. (2011). The experiences of men living with inhibited ejaculation. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 26(3), 242-253.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 5, 2011
Online Publication Date Oct 14, 2011
Publication Date Dec 31, 2011
Journal Sexual and Relationship Therapy
Print ISSN 1468-1994
Electronic ISSN 1468-1749
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 26
Issue 3
Pages 242-253
Keywords Inhibited ejaculation; Personal experience; Self-esteem; Sexual development; Sexual relationship; Masturbation
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