You can tell how good a man is in bed by his personality type, scientists reveal
YOU can tell how good a man is in bed if you study his personality, scientists say.
They analyzed 1,740 men in Taiwan who were young, healthy and sexually active.
But they shared the same problem in bed – erectile dysfunction.
Erectile dysfunction is said to be a common problem, especially as men age.
It can be caused by health issues, such as diabetes, as well as psychological issues, such as stress.
What urologists at Taipei Veterans General Hospital wanted to find out was whether a man’s personality was to blame for his inability to get or keep an erection.
They asked participants to rate them on the severity of erectile dysfunction.
They then measured how well they matched the “Type D personality (TPD)” personality type.
There are four personality types:
- Type A, the manager: goal-oriented, risk-taking, good under stress
- Type B, The Socialiser: relationship-oriented, outgoing, enthusiastic
- Type C, The Thinker: detail-oriented, logical, prepared
- Type D, The Supported: Task-oriented, stabilizing, cautious
More than half (54.1%) of men with erectile dysfunction have been found to have personality type D, according to findings in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, published by Elsevier.
Some other Type D personality traits include having a hard time expressing themselves, being shy, resistant to change, and accepting things rather than confronting them.
Their strengths are being approachable, confident, caring, stable, self-confident, and dependable.
And now researchers suggest they are more likely to have severe erectile dysfunction.
The social inhibition trait had a greater influence on moderate or severe ED than negative affectivity.
Social inhibition is when someone is reluctant to socialize, while negative affectivity is when someone strongly feels emotions such as sadness, worry, or irritability.
Men with personality type D also scored higher on a depressive symptom scale than men with other personality types.
Depression is a risk factor for erectile dysfunction, according to the NHS.
But where this personality type can fault men is that they are less likely to seek medical help, according to research.
The paper also states that links have been made between PMDD and poor health habits such as inactivity, smoking and poor diet – which are not conducive to erectile dysfunction.
“The prevalence of PMDD in the general population of European countries is estimated to be between 16.6 and 38.5%,” the researchers said.
“PDD negatively affects erectile function both directly and indirectly, through depression.
“Therefore, we recommend that urologists seek to identify patients with PDD.”
When to ask for help?
The NHS states that most men fail to get or keep an erection.
This is usually caused by stress, fatigue, anxiety, or excessive alcohol consumption, and there is nothing to worry about.
If it happens more often, it may be caused by physical or emotional health issues.
The health agency recommends seeing a GP or going to a sexual health clinic if erection problems persist.
It could be a sign of an underlying health condition that needs treatment, such as diabetes.