Ever wonder what happens to your penis as you get older? The answer to this question is a bit alarming if you’re a man who take pride in the family jewels.
Every man is thought that with age comes wisdom, a sense of security for oneself and liberation from sweating meaningless stuff.
But no one really pay attention to those things – whereas everyone notices the wrinkles in the skin and the way we age.
There’s actually more to be concerned with besides aches, pain, wrinkles, hair-loss and greying.
For one half of the male population, thier penis reveals the the effects of the years which have gone by.
Yes, your penis will come to terms with your age as you grow older, according to a recent Men’s Health article where an MD by the name of Brian Steixner, director of the Institute of Men’s Health for the Jersey Urology Group explains how the shrinking takes place.
1. Permanent Shrinkage
The main reason why men experience a shrinkish in the family jewels is because of the hearty cells which are replaced by non elastic fibers called collagen that contribute to the shrinking effect.
The MD suggest that there is a way to slow down the effects of the collagen and that’s by not gaining too much weight specially around the stomach area.
Excessive weight gain around the mid-section causes the fat pad to force out and a larger penile percentage gets buried under the skin. It’s simple mathematics. Put on weight. Lost inches.
2. The “Bending” Process
As a man grows older in age his manhood begins to drape.
This of course is of no fault of your own and there’s little that can be done to prevent it from happening.
The reason this happens is due to “repeated trauma“ caused by sports and sexuality activities. In turn scar tissue builds up along the length of your male organ.
“Into your sixties and seventies, it can get worse and worse. I’ve seen patients (whose penises) look for all appearances like a question mark,” said Steixner.
3. Continues Droop
To be more specific, the older you get your member continually droops.
This is mainly due to the loss in muscle mass.
Steixner humorous way of explaining this manifestation is called a “splash down” which refers to your male reproductive organ hitting the water when you squat on the toilet.
4. Performance Issues
There is no set time for erectile dysfunction to occur, and roughly 30 million men worldwide are affected by it.
The reason why erectile dysfunction occur is due to the loss of blood.
Our MD refers to this dysfunction as “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 touch should be fine,” our expert says.
A person can spend lots of money on treatment for this condition but Steixner advices that you take good care of your health to fight against erectile dysfunction.
5. Things All Men Should Look Out For
Every men should be on the look out for signs of prostate and testicular cancer as they grow older in age.
There’s also the risk of skin cancer, especially for those who enjoy sunbathing and tanning in the buff from time to time.
And according to Steixner, uncircumcised men with poor personal hygiene run a high risk of testicular cancer.
Not every men is affected by this, but if unchecked, the consequences can be discomforting.