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Clinical Paper

Changes in Erectile Response to Repeated Audiovisual Sexual Stimulation

Kim S.C.a · Bang J.H.a · Hyun J.S.b · Seo K.K.a

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a Department of Urology, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, and b Gyeong-Sang University, Chinju, Korea

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Eur Urol 1998;33:290–292

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Abstract of Clinical Paper

Published online: March 16, 1998
Issue release date: March 1998

Number of Print Pages: 3
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 3

ISSN: 0302-2838 (Print)
eISSN: 1873-7560 (Online)

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Abstract

Objectives: To determine changes in erectile response to repeated audiovisual sexual stimulation in patients with psychogenic impotence and normal men. Methods: The same erotic video was shown to 45 men (20 patients with psychogenic impotence and 25 normal men) for 3 consecutive days. Their erectile responses during the audiovisual stimulation were monitored using RigiScan (Dacomed, Minneapolis, Minn., USA), and the maximal rigidity of erection, sustained for more than 5 min, was measured. The rigidities on the first, second and third days were comparatively analyzed. Whether previous multiple viewings of the erotic movie and previous exposure to the same or a similar movie influenced the erectile response were also evaluated. Results: Rigidity on the third day was significantly decreased compared to that on the first day in both patients with psychogenic impotence and normal controls (p < 0.05), regardless of the frequency of previous viewings and the previous exposure to a similar movie. Rigidity on the first day was significantly lower in the group with multiple viewings than in the group with fewer viewings (p < 0.05). Conclusions: Real-time monitoring of penile erection during audiovisual sexual stimulation may result in false-negative responses when patients are repeatedly exposed to the stimulation.


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First-Page Preview
Abstract of Clinical Paper

Published online: March 16, 1998
Issue release date: March 1998

Number of Print Pages: 3
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 3

ISSN: 0302-2838 (Print)
eISSN: 1873-7560 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/EUR


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