Types of Premature Ejaculation

There are four main types of premature ejaculation

A man lying in bed thinking about the types of premature ejaculation

Not all premature ejaculation cases are created equally. Most are unaware, but there are actually four different types of premature ejaculation.

Do you wonder which category you may fall into? Stay tuned to find out

The four types of premature ejaculation

  1. Lifelong premature ejaculation (primary PE)

    Lifelong premature ejaculation is a condition that has been present in a male for his entire life, affecting him since his first sexual experience. According to research performed by neuropsychiatrist Marcel D. Waldinger, 91% of lifelong premature ejaculation cases are caused by genetic factors.

  2. Acquired premature ejaculation (secondary PE)

    Acquired premature ejaculation is what the condition is referred to as when a male who has a normal sex life and typically has a standard sexual performance suddenly begins to ejaculate prematurely. Acquired premature ejaculation may be caused by stress or anxiety related to a new relationship and seemingly unrelated issues such as work or finances. In some cases, it could even be a result of low serotonin levels in the brain.

  3. Subjective premature ejaculation

    Subjective premature ejaculation is when a male thinks he experiences premature ejaculation, either consistently or inconsistently. While a medical doctor or sex therapist may determine that there is no issue with the time it takes the male in question to ejaculate, the male still believes there is a problem and wants to be able to delay ejaculation longer than he is currently able to.

    Subjective premature ejaculation is characterized by a male having a preoccupation with this imagined premature ejaculation or a preoccupation with feeling as though he cannot control the timing of his ejaculation.

  4. Variable premature ejaculation

    This is premature ejaculation that occurs irregularly and inconsistently. In other words, while the male may typically experience standard sexual performance, he may begin to ejaculate prematurely in certain instances. This irregularity and inconsistency may occur with one female partner or only with specific partners. It may also occur in certain conditions or situations, having nothing to do with the partner.

To sum things up

Regardless of which type of premature ejaculation you think you may be dealing with, it is important to understand that it is a common condition and many cases of all types have been treated using a customized, exercise-based program.

Click here to read about our Premature Ejaculation Program, an interactive online course based on sexual behavior therapy exercises that have been successfully treating all types of premature ejaculation for 45 years.

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About Zvi Zuckerman, MD

Medical Doctor and Sex Therapist

Dr. Zvi Zuckerman is a medical doctor and sex therapist whose exemplary career has spanned forty years. Among the positions he has held, Dr. Zuckerman has served as the director of the Andrology and Sex Counseling Unit at the Rabin Medical Center.

Today, Dr. Zuckerman serves as a professional consultant for the Between Us Clinic, which provides sex therapy online programs for couples and men experiencing premature ejaculation. He also treats patients at his private clinic.