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Research on Erectile Dysfunction

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The ED Treatment Information Center makes extensive use of clinical studies and scientific research to support the information presented on our site. Most of our pages include citations to relevant research results.

Our own research focus is on the emotional and mental health impacts of erectile dysfunction on men and their partners.

Our Original Erectile Dysfunction Research

The ED Treatment Information Center conducts original research to better understand how erectile dysfunction affects men and their partners.  Our studies include:

Comprehensive Study on the Impact of Erectile Dysfunction
Published: March 30, 2018
A survey of 597 adult men suffering from erectile dysfunction found high levels of stress, dissatisfaction with medical care and treatment options, and mental health issues.

The Impact of Erectile Dysfunction on Partners of Men with ED
Published: December 15, 2018
A survey of 129 adult partners of men with erectile dysfunction found high levels of relationship stress and a general lack of communication.

Outside Research

August 5, 2019 – A recent study1 analyzed over 40,000 tweets – posted on Twitter – dealing with the subjects of erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. The study demonstrated that analysis of tweets can be a useful tool for understanding attitudes toward ED, PE, and other conditions relating to sexual health.

Analysis of the tweets showed a number of things:

  • Sexual dysfunction is openly discussed on Twitter.
  • Tweets relating to ED outnumbered tweets relating to PE by more than 3 to 1.
  • The most common words found in tweets relating to ED were: treatment, health, and Viagra.
  • The most common words found in tweets relating to PE were: sex, sexual, and cure.

Further analysis could help understand the needs and interests of the general population on the topics of erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.


References

  1. Sansone, A.; Cignarelli, A.; Ciocca, G.; Pozza, C.; Giorgino, F.; Romanelli, F.; and Jannini, E. A. “The Sentiment Analysis of Tweets as a New Tool to Measure Public Perception of Male Erectile and Ejaculatory Dysfunctions.” Sexual Medicine. 8/2019:S2050-1161(19)30085-6. <https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31395527>