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Male penis: problems after the age of forty

 

Male penis: problems after the age of forty

Male penis: problems after the age of forty

How does a man's penis change with age? What are the problems that may afflict him with time? Let's see what the experts have to say in the next article.

It is no secret that a man's sexual performance deteriorates with age , so what happens?

Causes of poor sexual performance of men with age

A man's sexual performance is negatively affected with his age due to some reasons, such as:

  • The lower the testosterone level , the more difficult it is to have sexual arousal.
  • When a man feels aroused, it takes longer to get an erection and orgasm, and after orgasm the arousal occurs again.
  • Decrease in the quantity and quality of sperm.
  • Have erectile dysfunction or impotence problems that are clearly associated with advancing age.

Specifically, men between the ages of 40-70:

  • The percentage of men whose sexual performance is normal drops from 60% to 30%.
  • They are exposed to a gradual decrease in the functions of the urinary system, as the flow of urine in men weakens with time as a result of weakness of the bladder muscles , as a result of an enlarged prostate gland, for example.

A man's penis changes with age

A recent study confirmed what men had long suspected: the fact that the penis undergoes major changes when a man crosses the stage of peak sexual performance (around age 30 for most) and reaches middle age.

These changes include:

1- The appearance of the penis

There are two main changes in the appearance of the penis:

  • The first: the tip of the penis (the glans) gradually loses its purple color as a result of decreased blood flow.
  • Second: Slow loss of pubic hair . When the level of testosterone decreases, the penis will gradually return to its pre-puberty state, ie without hair in most cases.

2- Penis size

The phenomenon of overweight is common among men as they age:

  • When fat accumulates in the lower abdomen, the size of the visible part of the penis appears to change.
  • The increased amount of fat over the pubic area may make the penis appear shorter.

"In some cases, simply the accumulation of fat in the abdominal area leads to the burial of the penis," says Dr. Ronald Tamler, director of the Male Health Program at Mount Sinai Hospital, in New York.

"One of the ways I encourage overweight therapists is by simply telling them that they can gain an extra centimeter in penis length by reducing weight," he adds.

In addition to shrinking the visible part of the eye (which is the opposite issue), the penis does tend to be smaller, and not the opposite way. The decrease - in length and also in thickness - is usually not significant, but it may be palpable.

"If the length of the penis when erect is 15 cm, then when a man is 30 years old, its length can become 13-14 cm, and when a man reaches 60 or 70 years of age, it can become shorter."

Causes of penis and testicles shrinkage

Experts say that at least two mechanisms have a role in penis shrinkage:

  •   The first is the accumulation of fatty substances in the small arteries of the penis, which impede blood flow to the penisThis process, known as atherosclerosis:
    • It is the same that contributes to blockage of coronary arteries - the main cause of heart attacks.
    • It may lead to erectile dysfunction, because in the process of erection there is blood flow to the cells.
  • The second is curvature . If internal scars (blacks) form in the cavernous bodies responsible for an erection, deformities may occur in the structure of the penis, which is known as Peyronie's disease , which:
    • It usually occurs in middle age.
    • It can cause a painful erection , poor erectile hardness, and thus constitute a further disturbance of sexual performance.
    • In certain cases even surgery may be required.

Just as penis size changes, so do the testicles! Starting at the age of 40, the testicles begin to shrink, so the testicles of a 30-year-old man may have a diameter of 3 cm, while those of a 60-year-old man may be 2 cm.

3- Penis sensitivity to stimuli

Several studies have shown that the penis becomes less sensitive over time. This should prevent an erection and reach orgasm. The question is, does this reduce orgasm pleasure?

If there is a beginning of the emergence of these unwanted changes, know that what experts say about this is that these changes should not necessarily destroy your sexual life.

A study of 2,213 men from Minnesota, USA, showed:

  • Significant decrease in sexual arousal function .
  • Significant decrease in erection and ejaculation.
  • Only a slight decrease in sexual satisfaction.

The study authors also concluded: "Older men are less likely to see these changes as a serious problem."

 

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