The second approach was a web-based survey of Australian men. Demographic data, perception of size, genital image and body image data, and penis enhancement information were collected. Data were analysed using SPSS. The quantitative study was used to test and further explore the issues reported in the qualitative study. Results from the qualitative study indicated that the penis and penis size was important to their construction of identity and body image. The penis plays a significant role in men’s lives—and not just as a sexual organ.
The initial results of an Australia-wide internet study of men (N = 421) exploring the issue of penis size and men’s body image showed that aproximately half of the sample indicated they perceived themselves to have an average length penis and nearly a quarter perceived their penis to be larger than average. Yet, 79% indicated their flaccid size was not their ideal with 76% stating their flaccid length had a degree of importance. Seventy-seven percent reported their erect length did not match their ideal and 86% indicated their erect length was important to varying degrees. Forty-three percent of men indicated they had thought of lengthening surgery. Further results indicate age, sexual identity and genital image were predictors of body image.
Results of this study support cultural research that penis size is important to men. Men’s understanding of the penis in their lives changes over the life course yet remains salient to identity construction. The high number of men dissatisfied with their penis is important to understand men’s reluctance to expose their genitals in medical encounters. These initial results suggest that when we examine aspects of body image we need to consider the penis and genital image.
The commonest male ejaculation disorder is Premature Ejaculation (PE). Inhibited or Delayed Ejaculation can be a more challenging condition to assess and treat. This discussion will focus on the diagnosis, investigations and management of ejaculation problems including an overview of the first medication specifically approved for the treatment of PE, dapoxetine, released under the trade name of Priligy™.
Unmarried women have not been a target group for cervical cancer prevention in Korea. This study was performed to identify the awareness of Pap testing in unmarried university students in Korea, and to investigate the factors associated with the intention to undergo Pap testing.
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is a traumatic event that results in a sudden life change that is difficult to conceptualise. No one can truly be prepared for such a huge shock. It impacts a person not just physically and neurologically, but also socially, emotionally and psychologically. Recovering from SCI has been likened to a “rebirth”. A person needs to reconstruct even the most basic activities of daily living. Sexuality, being an integral part of every person’s life, is also part of this reconstruction process.
According to previous studies, lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people report lower levels of mental health relative to heterosexuals. Young LGB people especially suffer from poorer psychological adjustment. However, it remains unclear whether different developmental identity patterns have implications for the psychological adjustment of LGB youths. There is a possibility that the development of sexual orientation identity is related to the better mental health among young LGB people. This study examines whether different patterns of LGB identity formation and integration are associated with psychological adjustment.
In this presentation, Dr Redelman reviews some strategies to improving therapeutic outcomes by considering partner characteristics, such as personality and coping style, and relationship dynamics.
Dr Anita Elias will present a practical assessment and management tool that helps patients understand the connection between their thoughts, emotions and physical sexual responses. This model considers
This presentation aims to discuss two well-known sexuality phenomena in Japan from the clinical and cultural perspective. The celibacy syndrome in young people and sexless marriages are becoming widely discussed issues, raising more and more concerns over the future of Japanese society.
This presentation, "Responding to the needs of consumers with complex trauma histories a consumer perspective" focuses on the needs of adult survivors of child abuse, highlighting the frequent