Greta Pečiulytė, Giedrė Jonušienė, Laurynas Žemaitis, Darijus Skaudickas


The aim of this study was to evaluate symptoms, sexual function, personality traits and peculiarities of sexual behaviour in men with chronic prostatitis.

The study included men aged 20-45 (n=81). Investigation group included 24 men with chronic prostatitis and the control group included 52 generally healthy men. The surveys, which were not filled in properly, were excluded from the statistical analysis (n=5). All the participants completed the survey describing socio-demographic factors, chronic prostatitis symptoms (NIH-CPSI), sexual function (BMSFI) and personality traits (B5PQ).

There have been found correlations between the influences of symptoms on everyday activities, sexual drive, overall satisfaction, problem assessment, neuroticism and the score of pain. Neuroticism trait differed between the investigation group (score – 18.88±5.32) and the control group (score – 15.39±4.83) (p=0.007). Odds ratio for suffering from chronic prostatitis (95% CI) was 5.077 (1.634-15.772) (p=0.005) of men having dominant neuroticism trait, 3.429 (1.176-9.994) (p=0.024) of men having ≤11 problem assessment score and 3.200 (1.124-9.113) (p=0.029) of men having overall satisfaction score. There masturbated 44.4% of men scoring ≥3 and 100.0% of men scoring for BMSFI overall satisfaction (in age group 35 to 44) (p=0.038). In this age group 100.0% of investigation group and 36.4% of control group masturbated (p=0.017).

There are correlations between the symptoms of chronic prostatitis, sexual function, personal traits and peculiarities of sexual behaviour. Neuroticism is dominant trait among chronic prostatitis patients. Neuroticism, worse problem assessment and low satisfaction indicate higher chances of having chronic prostatitis. Men, aged 35-44 years, complaining of low satisfaction or being already diagnosed with chronic prostatitis are more tend to masturbate.

Keyword(s): sexual function, personality traits, sexual behaviour, chronic prostatitis.

DOI: 10.35988/sm-hs.2020.112
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