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Conditions: Premature Ejaculation

Causes - Premature Ejaculation

Unfortunately, the cause of PE is generally unknown. Historically PE was seen as a psychological disorder, but researchers now suggest that most cases are multi-factorial with a contribution from both psychological and physical factors.

PE is categorized as either primary or secondary.

  • Primary PE applies to men who have experienced this sexual problem since they were able to function sexually (post-puberty) essentially since the first time he had sex.
  • Secondary PE refers to men who were able to experience an acceptable level of ejaculatory control previously but, inexplicably, began experiencing PE later in life, sometimes even after years of satisfying sex.

Many researchers believe that premature ejaculation, at least in some men, may be due to a chemical imbalance or changes in receptor sensitivity in the brain or spinal cord.

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