Five Things That Happen To The Penis With Age!

Most of us worry about getting old. It affect so many areas of our lives; work, finance, and of course sex. Maybe a lot of it is the fear of the unknown. Well I may not be able to help with your job or pensions, but we can talk about bedroom antics. So, in keeping with that, have you ever wondered what happens to your penis when you get older?

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Well it is safe to say things do change, as a recent article in ‘Men’s Health’ pointed out. Giving them the information was Brian Steixner, MD, the director of the Institute of Men’s Health for the Jersey Urology Group.

So, let’s get to it. Here are five things that will happen to your penis when you get older.

1) It Will Shrink, Continually

This is due to once hearty cells being replaced by non-elastic fibres called collagen, which cause a diminished effect.

One way to stop it looking as bad it to keep the weight off, especially around the mid-section. Simply put, this is because a big belly hides more of the penis. A flat stomach on the other hand means you can see more of it.

2) It Will Start To Bend

Sadly there is nothing you can do about it. It happens because of natural activities like sport and sex, which will create ‘trauma’. This means that scar tissue starts to accumulate along the length of the penis.

“Into your sixties and seventies,” Steixner told the site, “it can get worse and worse. I’ve seen patients (whose penises) look for all appearances like a question mark.”

Oh joy.

3) It Will Droop

The good news just keeps on coming. It will start to droop, because of a loss in muscle mass. At its worst, it can end up with what Steixner calls ‘splash down’, where the scrotum hits the water when you sit down to use the toilet.

4) You Could Have Performance Issues

Erectile dysfunction can occur at any age, and with 30 million men affected worldwide, it is pretty common. However, as you get older, it happens more. It seems this is down to blood flow.

As Steixner cheerily puts it, “Having ED is like having a heart attack of the penis.

“And preventing it involves pretty much the same advice you give to someone with a heart condition. Eat well, exercise – control those and you should be fine.”

5) Cancer is a Danger

Finally, men should know to check for the signs of prostate and testicular cancer. However, skin cancer is also a worry, especially if you sunbathe.

Though some of these issues are you are likely to face, as you have seen, there are ways to prevent some of them. Keeping fit, not smoking, watching your diet, all of them will slow the ageing effects on the body, and therefore, the penis.

So, these are the facts. A little depressing yes, but not cataclysmic if you look after yourself. If you are ‘glass half full’ kind of person, then it ain’t that bad is it?

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Martin Ward is a well respected editor and writer with over five years experience in the adult industry. After stints in the Escort Advertising call centre and on the escort forum, he moved into the site editor position around three years ago.

Since then, he has specialised in articles on the battle for equal rights for sex workers, sexual health, as well as bringing the readers fun news from around the world. He also has a major interest in LGBT rights, and is an active campaigner in this field.

When he isn't fighting the good fight, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, and young daughter. He also enjoys reading and taking long walks.
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