How The Penis Changes With Age

    How does aging affect male’s primary sex organ? It is a question that seeps into every man’s mind, no matter what his situation may be. Whether single, married, healthy or unhealthy, a man’s body will eventually go through some changes.

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    Here is brief rundown of what men can expect to occur as they age:

    Penis Appearance & Size

    As man crosses the prime sexual period, 30 years in many cases, the male organ undergoes some significant changes. The penis head gradually loses its color due to reduced blood flow, and pubic hair loss can be observed in some cases. If a man puts on excess weight, and as he ages, the organ loses its girth and length. The size loss can be reversible when caused by weight gain, but not when caused by aging. There is nothing to worry about if you notice the reduction in the size, since it simply happens due to reduced blood flow.


    At least two mechanisms cause the penis to shrink. One, the slow deposition of fatty substances (plaques) inside tiny arteries in the penis, which impairs blood flow to the organ. This process, known as atherosclerosis, is the same one that contributes to blockages inside the coronary arteries — a leading cause of heart attack.


    If penile scar tissue accumulates unevenly, the penis can become curved. This condition, known as Peyronie’s disease, occurs most commonly in middle age. It can cause painful erections and make intercourse difficult. The condition may require surgery.

    Arousal Time

    As men age, the testosterone level falls, and when this hormone level falls in the body, it takes more time to achieve erection and orgasm. Moreover, unlike the younger age, the recharging or ‘re-arousal’ time will be longer too. As men reach 40, semen production start getting lower, and the erection quality also starts going down. In many cases, the prostate enlarges which weakens the urine flow and may cause other complications.

    What You Can do
    In order to combat or at least slow down the aging of your penis, you need to:

    – Eat “penis friendly foods” – pomegranate, green vegetables, and any kind of probiotic will help keep the arousal time low.
    – Exercise your penis – By doing kegel exercises on a consistent basis can help strengthen
    – Lower the list, and lower the risk – keep your number of sexual partners low in your older age.  That dramatically cuts down on the unexpected diseases that can affect your love life.
    – A Doctor visit will keep the doctor away – Go see your doctor on a yearly basis. After the age of 50, make that visit more frequent.  It’s called being proactive. Men are notorious for waiting until the last minute for medical advice. But when it comes to your manhood, it’s better to go see your doctor sooner rather than later.

    Visit the Mens Health center for more articles and tips. 


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