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Boots have published research which has shown that more men have problems with premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction than the number that suffer from coughs, colds and flu.
The research was carried out by the pharmaceutical high street chain Boots, in conjunction with menshealth.co.uk. The research found that alarmingly 68% of men experienced premature ejaculation. It also found that 50% of men have endured poor self esteem as well as anxiety and concerns due to their poor sexual performance.
The study showed that within the space of four weeks, more of the 4,500 men who took part in the study experienced erectile dysfunction and/or premature ejaculation than the number that had a cough or a cold.
Other research has indicated that three times as men suffer from premature ejaculation as erectile dysfunction. A study carried out by MensHealth magazine and Cosmopolitan magazine surveyed 900 women, and found that as many as two thirds had had sex with a man who had experienced premature ejaculation.
Robert Gilbert, who is the director of Boots Pharmaceuticals for Boots UK has said that ‘We know that a significant number of men are suffering from one of these sexual conditions, which is having a knock-on effect on their self-confidence, their lives and their relationships with partners’.
Boots aim to make information on these sexual conditions- which many men find embarrassing to talk about, more accessible to men. They also hope that by doing this they can dispel the taboos surrounding these topics, and help men to overcome the issues that are affecting their and their partner’s sex lives.
However, reassuringly to some degree although premature ejaculation affects many men’s relationships the studies have conceded that less than 10% of women have ended a relationship because of their partners premature ejaculation.