UK sexual advice group reports two thirds of men report erectile concerns.
27th September 2011
More than two-thirds of men who contacted a British non-profit group for sexual advice said they had erection problems, officials say. The association's Web site attracted more than 200,000 visitors from many countries during the study period, from as far afield as Afghanistan and Zimbabwe, the researchers said. Lead author and family doctor John Tomlinson, who ran a hospital-based men's health clinic for nine years and now works with the Sexual Advice Association, said the study looked at the 5,531 telephone calls and 2,160 e-mails from men received during 2009 and 2010. More than 673 e-mails required a more in-depth reply from a doctor specializing in male sexual dysfunction, Tomlinson said. Analysis of the 673 e-mails found: 69% of the problems were erection problems. This can be treated in most cases with medication such as Viagra, Cialis and levitra. 12% of the emails and phone call were about premature ejaculation, again which can now be treated with prescription medication such as Priligy. Erection problems increased with age and the age groups most concerned with premature ejaculation were 31 to 40 years and 41 to 50 years respectively. The findings are scheduled to be published in the October issue of the International Journal of Clinical Practice.