Is Premature Ejaculation Curable? How to Cure PE Permanently

Most men can cure premature ejaculation. Learn how to do it and when it might be permanent.

A man spreading his arms in happiness after permanently curing premature ejaculation

While premature ejaculation (PE) is defined as  ejaculation under 60 seconds after penetration, we prefer to define it as ejaculation that happens before the man or his partner want it to.  PE is not something any man would want to deal with. Yet, it’s not uncommon; nearly 30% of men complain that they do not last as long as they would like.  

With PE, men feel that they can’t control ejaculation, leading to fears that they are doomed to a lifetime of unsatisfying sex. In this article, we’ll learn whether premature ejaculation is permanent or not, if it can be cured, and what are the permanent cures.

Is premature ejaculation permanent?

Premature ejaculation is not always permanent even for men who don’t seek treatment. There are different reasons men experience premature ejaculation. Four types of PE exist:

Lifelong PE: men who have ejaculated prematurely ever since their first sexual experiences.

Acquired PE: men who begin to experience premature ejaculation some time (often decades) after their first sexual experiences.

Variable PE: men with premature ejaculation that comes and goes. Men in this group can have normal ejaculate times.

Subjective PE: men who worry that they ejaculate prematurely. Men in this group have normal (or even longer than normal) ejaculation times.

Lifelong premature ejaculation is considered more likely to be permanent. But with dedication and the right treatment even this type of PE can be cured or at least significantly improved.

Is premature ejaculation curable?

Yes! Unfortunately, too many men never get treated, making PE more burdensome and chronic than it needs to be.

The truth is that regardless of the type of PE, there are excellent treatments available. Some options can cure PE, while other options are used continuously to stop and manage PE.

How can I cure PE permanently?

There are a few options that can help men cure premature ejaculation. Men can choose the treatments that work best for them. 

behavioral exercises: stop-start method and the squeeze technique

Most men can learn how to permanently stop premature ejaculation by practicing the stop-start and squeeze technique exercises. These exercises teach men to pay attention to their sexual responses while having sex or masturbating. This newfound awareness is usually one of the key underlying ingredients that separates men with and without PE. By gaining sexual awareness men with PE learn how to prolong sex by pacing themselves during sex.

These techniques are best learned in structured programs that encourage dedicated and consistent practice. A recent study confirms these behavioral methods provide long lasting results when men follow professional guidance.

Read more about the stop-start method and the squeeze technique


Premature ejaculation is a source of anxiety for all men. Yet, for some performance anxiety can trigger a cycle of worry that perpetuates early ejaculation. For other men, depression or relationship stressors can affect how quickly they ejaculate. These men can be effectively cured with psychotherapy that addresses the underlying anxieties and stressors causing their PE.

Psychologic or relationship stressors often underly variable and subjective PE and can also be common cause of acquired PE. These men are more likely to experience long lasting effects from therapy, although all men can benefit from reducing the anxiety associated with PE.

How can I manage and prevent PE long term?

There is no medication that can cure PE but there are solutions that can be used on a permanent basis to delay ejaculation. While they aren’t cures, they can effectively help men get rid of premature ejaculation symptoms.  

Antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have a well-known effect of delaying ejaculation and can be prescribed long term by a doctor to help men deal with premature ejaculation. These medications are great options for men with lifelong PE.

There are also a host of topical delay sprays, creams, gels, and specialized condoms that temporarily desensitize the penis, helping men prevent premature ejaculation each time they are used.

Men can also combine treatments to help them last longer in bed.


PE isn’t one size fits all; the type and cause of PE help determine the best treatment. Whether you choose behavioral techniques or medications to last longer, you don’t have to suffer with PE permanently.

About Oreoluwa Ogunyemi, MD

Urologist and Health and Wellness Coach

Dr. Ogunyemi is a medical doctor, trained urologist and a health and wellness coach. She received her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Her professional background and love of writing, allow her to efficiently synthesize complex and detailed research, making it accessible to a broader audience.

She serves as a medical writer for the Between Us Clinic.