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Case reports on the use of meditative relaxation as an intervention strategy with retarded ejaculation


Two married males presented with psychogenic retarded ejaculation. Both reported the complete absence of ejaculation during sexual intercourse. Intervention consisted of meditative relaxation exercises together with supportive (brief) psychotherapy — for the husband and wife in both cases. Normal ejaculatory competence was reported by both subjects following 10–12 months of intervention. This was maintained at follow-up 14–16 months later.

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Delmonte, M.M. Case reports on the use of meditative relaxation as an intervention strategy with retarded ejaculation. Biofeedback and Self-Regulation 9, 209–214 (1984).

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  • retarded ejaculation
  • meditative relaxation
  • brief psychotherapy