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Latest News from the ISSM - 6 June 2014 Member Login
World Meeting on Sexual Medicine - Abstract Deadline Extended to 24 June

If you have not submitted an abstract to the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine, please note that the deadline for submission has been extended for an extra two weeks until 24 June 2014. No submissions will be accepted after that date.

Please submit your abstract(s) by using the easy on-line abstract submission system, which can be accessed through our meeting website by clicking here.

The Scientific Committee welcomes the submission of abstracts for podium and poster presentations. All abstracts presented at the meeting will be published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Accepted abstracts will compete for the Best Abstract Prize Female (USD 2500) and Best Abstract Prize Male (USD 2500). Also, the ISSM Emil Tanagho Prize (USD 2500) will be awarded to the best innovative research presented during the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine.

The meeting will be held in São Paulo, Brazil from 8 – 12 October 2014.

In the News: Condom Associated Erection Problems

American researchers have found that young men with condom-associated erection problems (CAEP) might need more time or stimulation to become fully aroused.

The research team investigated three questions: Is distraction involved in CAEP? Do men with CAEP need more tactile stimulation? And do men with CAEP have a higher threshold for sexual arousal?

The study involved 142 heterosexual men who were not in long term relationships. Just over half of the men had CAEP.

The men viewed four three-minute erotic film clips. Three of the clips had some form of distraction - vibrotactile stimulation, an arithmetic problem, or a demand related to sexual performance.

The researchers measured the circumference of each man's penis during the film clips. They found that the men with CAEP had smaller penile responses during the first minute of each clip when compared to the men without CAEP.

After the first minute, their penile responses were not much different from those of the men without CAEP.

This suggested that distraction and performance demand might not be as much of an issue for the men with CAEP. However, more time and stimulation could be necessary for full arousal.

The study was first published online in May in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. Please click here for more details.

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