Of the 4 types of premature ejaculation, the Subjective type is, by far, the most common.Most experts agree that 30% of men have issues with PE. Only a few percent of men have Lifelong PE (last less than 1 minute) even less with Acquired PE (experienced PE later in life) and also a small percent of Variable PE (sometimes have PE, sometimes not). That means that more than 3/4 of men with PE have Subjective Premature Ejaculation.
What is Subjective Premature Ejaculation?
Subjective is a great word to describe this type of PE, but I admit that I had to look up what exactly this word means. There are several meanings but this one is the best:
Subjective: Pertaining to or characteristic of the individual; personal; individual
If you have Lifelong PE (IELT of 1 minute), you have PE even if you don’t think you have PE. But with Subjective Premature Ejaculation, it’s up to you to decide if you have a premature ejaculation condition, no matter how long you last during sex. If you believe that you don’t have the ejaculation control that you desire and ejaculate earlier than desired, then you make the call.
Subjective PE is the reason that the prevalence of PE is 1/3 of men. In today’s world, guys are expected to perform and deliver satisfaction to their partners.
How Did Subjective PE Naming Get Started?
I researched the literature and I can’t determined when it was first used but it appears that Subjective Premature Ejaculation really became popular after the 2014 research paper An Evidenced-based Unified Definition of Lifelong and Acquired Premature Ejaculation. This paper, with an incredible 20 authors, is a summary of all the major approved research papers on PE. Nearly all mentions of Subjective PE occur since this article.
With Subjective being the highest % of PE types, it’s really surprising why there hasn’t been more studies specifically for for this type. One big problem that I see for men with Lifelong PE is the recommendation for drugs such as anti-depressants and Tramadol, an opioid. There’s no need for Subjective PE men to be considering these risky treatments. Also, from a cultural point of view, we don’t want men avoiding a solution because they don’t want to be known as a “one pump chump”. I think this is one of the biggest issues with PE – men are afraid to be labeled that way. Maybe we should name it something completely different than Subjective Premature Ejaculation. Subjective PE is less of a “problem” than a desire to last longer. But it seems that all medical conditions must state a “problems”. How about Early Orgasm?
Here’s one research paper published in the Journal of Impotence Research focused on men with Subject PE. Event-level impact of Promescent on quality of sexual experience in men with subjective premature ejaculation I’m sure they’ll be more in the future.
Treatment Recommendations for Subjective PE
For most men, a visit to the doctor is not required. Stay away from the pills. Try a desensitizing spray. These products have so many advantages: Safe, easy to use, inexpensive and, best of all for Subjective PE guys, easy to adjust the dose. Here are my favorite desensitizing sprays.