Five ways aging affects the male privates part and possible solution

Five ways aging affects the male privates part and possible solution

Five ways aging affects the male privates part and possible solution

Probably you’ve been thinking there are some parts of your body that will be spared the indignities of ageing. It’s now time to discard that thought.


The truth is, as you age, whether you are single, married, healthy or unhealthy, your body will go through some changes and the results will be shown in your body parts – including your sex organs. You will wake up one day and realise that the organs are gradually changing – in appearance, size, sensitivity and function.



However, experts say this is not a reason to panic…because there are certain steps you can take to make the changes bearable as you age.


Penis shrinks

According to Dr Brian Steixner, the Director of the Institute of Men’s Health for the Jersey Urology Group, United States. There is a progressive loss of penis size as a man ages though it’s not like he will develop a micropenis. As a man ages, the normal skin cells, which were once hale and hearty, get replaced by a non-elastic fibres, which sort of affects the whole equation….now if you want to make it worse? Keep drinking excess beer

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As your belly gets bigger, the fat pad pushes out and a larger penile percentage gets buried under the skin.


Gain weight, lose length… Simple math For every 30 pounds you shed, you add an effective half-inch in length.


Dr Castellanos, a sex therapist, says “men start to witness penis shrinkage around 40 years of age as a result of decreased blood flow and reduce testosterone level…By the time a man is in his 60s and 70s, he may lose a centimetre and a half of the length of his penis,” She adds that if a man carries belly weight, the penis will appear smaller without it actually being smaller. “Because the penis starts inside the body, if you have belly fat…the fat comes down and extends over the base of the penis. The belly covers the base of the penis, making it appear shorter.”

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Castellanos, however, says men are lucky because most women really don’t care about size when it comes to sex. “In fact, an enormous penis can be quite painful,” she says. Author and sex educator based in the US, Lou Paget, also says “it’s what a man does with his penis and the rest of his body that matters.”


Penis colour changes

Castellanos says a common problem of ageing in men is atherosclerosis, which is the restriction of blood flow to the heart, brain, and penis. With less blood in the area, the penis appears lighter in colour. “Just as skin everywhere shows the effects of ageing, so does the penis skin. It may appear more mottled,” she says.

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Five ways aging affects the male privates part and possible solution
Five ways aging affects the male privates part and possible solution

The sex therapist, however, says this is nothing to worry about as long as you have regular checkups that show that everything else is in working order.


Sensitivity drops

Castellanos says testosterone helps support nervous tissue, but when its levels start to drop, there will be an accompanying decrease in penis sensitivity, making it more difficult to reach orgasm.


She also says erection won’t be as hard as it used to be. This a case of “use it or lose it,.  She, however, explains that men can protect their penile health by having erections every day.  They don’t have to reach orgasm… but daily erections keep the arteries in shape and bring blood flow to the area. It’s just like if you don’t go to the gym, your muscles will get thinner and your arteries will close up. The same thing happens with a penis.


Some men get erectile dysfunction

Millions of men are said to be suffering from erectile dysfunction, and the reason behind it, especially for older men, boils down to blood loss.


According to Steixner… Having erectile dysfunction, or simply ED, is like having a heart attack of the penis.


Preventing it involves pretty much the same advice you give to someone with a heart condition.


Eat well and exercise. Control those ?…and you should be fine.


Decline in urinary function

Castellanos says the penis can also have urinary problems as a man ages. These problems may include ~urinating frequently or having difficulty urinating at all. The sex therapist states that this problem affects…
~20 per cent of men in their 40s
~50-60 per cent of men in their 60s; and ~80-90 per cent of men in their 70s and 80s.


Seven tips for preventing penis problems

  • Maintain a healthy weight: Get on your feet. Sitting all day puts a lot of pressure on the prostate. Do moderate exercise several times a week to maintain the tone of the pelvic floor muscles. Jogging or brisk walking will do the trick.


  • Eat food rich in zinc and selenium such as shellfish, nuts, legumes such as beans, eggs, whole grains, oatmeal, eggs, chicken and bananas.


  • Limit alcohol consumption: Alcohol increases the conversion of testosterone to oestrogen and increases inflammation in the area.



  • Ejaculate several times a week to flush out the area.


  • Get seven to eight hours of sleep nightly.


  • Quit smoking and Keep stress levels under control




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Temi Badmus is a Food scientist and an Art enthusiast. She is an health freelancer, and media Manager. She is a humorous and controversial writer, who believes all form of writing is audible if it's done well. Temi Badmus specializes on indigenous food nutrient research and values. She believes in reaching out to people with health decline through articles and giving advice on good eating habit.

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