Table 1: Diagnostic criteria for lifelong and acquired PE.

Lifelong PEAcquired PE

(1) Ejaculation occurs too early at nearly every intercourse
(2) Occurs with (nearly) every woman
(3) Occurs from about the first sexual encounter onwards
(4) Occurs in the majority of cases within 30 s (70%), within 60 s (90%), or between 1 and 2 min (10%)
(5) Remains rapid during life (70%) or becomes aggravated with aging (30%)
(6) The ability to delay ejaculation (i.e., withhold ejaculation at the moment of imminent ejaculation) may be diminished or lacking
(1) Ejaculation occurs too early at some point in life
(2) Normal ejaculation experiences prior to the start of problems
(3) Occurs either suddenly or with a gradual onset
(4) Occurrence may be associated with the following
(i) Urological dysfunction (e.g., erectile dysfunction or prostatitis)
(ii) Thyroid dysfunction
(iii) Psychological or relationship problems
(5) The ability to delay ejaculation (i.e., withhold ejaculation at the moment of imminent ejaculation) may be diminished or lacking