The Sexual Beliefs of Turkish Men: Comparing the Beliefs of Men With and Without Erectile Dysfunction

Apay S. E. , Ozorhan E. Y. , ARSLAN S. , ÖZKAN H., Koc E., ÖZBEY İ.

JOURNAL OF SEX & MARITAL THERAPY, cilt.41, ss.661-671, 2015 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 41 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/0092623x.2014.966397
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.661-671


Sexual beliefs underlying male sexual dysfunction are known to emphasize excessively high sexual
performance, among other inaccuracies. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of
certain sexual beliefs among Turkish men with and without erectile dysfunction. In this comparativedescriptive
study, demographic data and participant views regarding 50 common sexual beliefs
were collected with a questionnaire. The study was conducted at the urology clinic of a university
hospital in Turkey between May 2011 and August 2013. Participants were 815 men: 304 with erectile
dysfunction and 511 without. Men with erectile dysfunction endorsed 8 beliefs about sexual activity
more frequently than didmen without erectile dysfunction. Findings indicate the association of certain
cognitions with erectile dysfunction. Most of these cognitions concerned high expectations of male
sexual function.