Getting older isn’t for the faint of heart. Your skin sags, your joints hurt and sometimes your body just feels like it’s trying to give up on you. Most men don’t realize that aging effects all parts of your body, even the ones you thought would stay young forever.
Penises go through changes just like the rest of your body, and as you age, so does your downstairs buddy. Many men are already concerned with the size of their member, and the thought of it shrinking as you enter your golden years is enough to send a chill down your spine.
There are several causes of penis shrinkage, most of which are part of the natural aging process. Of course, medical problems such as hormone imbalances and prostate problems wreak havoc on the sex lives of many men. The good news is that there are things you can do to stave off the aging process of your most precious parts.
As you get older, your arteries begin building up fatty deposits that restrict blood flow. Less blood flow means smaller and softer erections because the muscle cells in the erectile tissue become weaker and your penis loses its elasticity.
Scar tissue plays another role, building up over years from many small injuries, usually caused by running or your penis bending during sex. The scar tissue builds up in the spongy tissue of the penis, and since scar tissue can’t expand, your erections become softer and smaller. The scar tissue also can cause the penis to curve more and more over time, a condition known as Peyronie’s Disease. This condition can cause erectile dysfunction but can be treated with surgery or a simple botox injection.
Hormone imbalances, decreases in testosterone and prostate enlargement can play a large factor in the health of your penis. Hormone therapy and shock therapy can help to unclog veins and open the blood vessels.
The largest culprit of size decrease is fat around your pelvis, making the penis appear smaller. The penis isn’t actually shrinking; it’s just pulled inward due to being attached to the abdominal wall. The more your belly expands, the further your shaft goes into its shell. Losing the excess weight will help your penis regain its normal size.
Keeping Your Penis Young
The best way to keep your manhood’s youth is by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The fact is that most men only lose about a centimetre of length, which isn’t noticeable, but excessive alcohol consumption and years of terrible diet can exacerbate the problem. Smoking can also make the problem worse as it clogs arteries and further restricts the blood flow. By keeping a healthy diet, exercising and limiting alcohol, your body will be healthier and in turn so will your faithful companion.
If you’re one of the many men who suffer from penis shrinkage or you just want a boost of self-confidence, there are things you can do about it. Many men swear by a method called jelqing, where you essentially put your member through exercises, with the goal of forcing blood to the tip and stretching your penis out over time.
If you’re looking to go the surgical route, there is an implant called a Penuma, a medical-grade silicone that’s inserted under the skin of your penis, making it larger and wider (like breast implants for your dong). Unfortunately, the surgery isn’t cleared to treat erectile dysfunction and isn’t covered by insurance.
Penis pumps are the most popular, and safest, way to both increase the size of the penis over time and treat erectile dysfunction. By creating a vacuum around the penis, blood is forced into the shaft, creating an erection you can be proud of even if you’re getting up in years. There are tons of different types of pumps; some are electric, while many use water or air to create the vacuum.
Penises get old just like the rest of us, and they can shrink and curve. The good news is that most men lose little enough length not to notice. But if you experience serious curving, shrinking and erectile dysfunction due to age, there are plenty of options available to get your soldier back in the game. And by keeping a healthy lifestyle, your penis can maintain a 30-year-old attitude for many years to come.