Current Sexual Health Reports

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 61–64 | Cite as

Assessment of rapid ejaculation: Review of new and existing measures

  • Stanley E. Althof


This paper summarizes the measurement problems inherent to the assessment of rapid ejaculation, focusing on the inadequacy and lack of universally accepted specific criterion sets defining the dysfunction. Six methodologies are examined, including self-report, clinician judgment, omnibus sexuality inventories, self-administered rapid ejaculation questionnaires, and stopwatch assessment. The clinical and scientific methods used to assess this dysfunction are critically reviewed and discussed. This paper also provides suggestions for broadening the focus of future research in rapid ejaculation from primarily ejaculatory latency, control, and distress to relevant quality-of-life parameters.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stanley E. Althof
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  1. 1.Center for Marital and Sexual HealthCase Western Reserve University School of MedicineBeachwoodUSA

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