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Causes of PE

Discover the most common causes of PE

Finding out the cause of premature ejaculation and seeking treatment is a step toward leading a healthy sex life.

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Only after the underlying cause of PE has been identified can appropriate medical treatments be prescribed to treat PE.

Start a conversation with the hub.health medical team and take the first step toward positive relationships and better sexual health.


Understanding the types and common causes of premature ejaculation

The rare case of premature ejaculation isn’t usually a cause for concern. A diagnosis of premature ejaculation can occur only when a man persistently ejaculates within 1 to 3 minutes of penetration, cannot delay ejaculation during intercourse, and feels distressed, frustrated and avoidant of sexual intimacy.

In the past, the cause of premature ejaculation was thought to be purely psychological. However, it’s now believed that premature ejaculation is caused by a complex interaction of psychological and biological factors. Other health problems, like abnormal hormone levels, performance anxiety, erectile dysfunction, and relationship issues, may also contribute.

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Acquired premature ejaculation

PE can be classified into four major types: lifelong premature ejaculation, acquired premature ejaculation, generalised premature ejaculation and situational premature ejaculation.

Acquired premature ejaculation develops after a period of normal ejaculation.

It can be caused by various psychological problems, such as performance anxiety, stress, depression, poor body image, religious beliefs, erectile dysfunction, or relationship problems.

Lifelong premature ejaculation

Also referred to as “rapid ejaculation” or “early ejaculation”, premature ejaculation is a male sexual dysfunction that occurs when a man reaches orgasm and ejaculates early during sexual activity.

Research suggests that premature ejaculation affects up to 40% of men at some stage of life.

Lifelong premature ejaculation occurs from the first sexual encounter. It may be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain that causes a lower threshold for ejaculation, or it may be caused by performance anxiety.

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PE and erectile dysfunction

Some men develop premature ejaculation as a side effect of erectile dysfunction. This is likely to occur when the anxiety of developing and sustaining an erection firm enough for the duration of sex causes a habit of rushing to ejaculate.

This habit can be challenging to break and may require counselling with a sex therapist in combination with other effective PE treatments.

About 1 in 3 to 1 in 4 men with premature ejaculation also have erectile dysfunction.


It’s time to look after your health

Premature ejaculation is very common, but it doesn’t mean the end of your sex life. Seek clinically proven PE treatments to improve performance in the bedroom with your hub.health medical team.

Premature ejaculation FAQs

How does PE treatment work with hub.health?

hub.health uses a secure digital health platform to provide discreet, convenient, and affordable access to premature ejaculation treatment from an Australian based medical team, all from the privacy of your home.

After completing the online questionnaire, your assigned clinician will determine if you’re a candidate for PE treatment. If you’re successful, we’ll organise fast delivery to your door (we’ll even manage your repeats when they’re due). If your clinician identifies a potential risk in issuing PE treatment, they’ll likely refer you to an in-person GP for further review.

What PE treatments do you offer?

The hub.health medical team prescribe the most effective premature ejaculation treatments as per the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). These include Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and topical anaesthetics. The PE treatment you’re prescribed will depend on your individual circumstances.

Is PE medication effective?

Efficacy of PE treatment depends on individual circumstances. No single treatment works for everyone; however, most men can be treated successfully. If results aren’t achieved as planned, maintaining an honest line of communication with your hub.health clinician can lead to an altered treatment plan including multiple medications, topical therapies, and techniques for better outcomes.

Whatever you do, don’t give up. There are many options available, and our medical team have the experience to help find you the best solution.

Can I speak with my assigned clinician at any time?

Of course! Our online platform enables ongoing support whenever you need it. To chat with your medical team, log into your profile, head to the ‘Products’ tab and select ‘Manage Treatment’. This is where you can message your clinician.

Our team is also available at [email protected] Drop us a line, anytime.


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