From Penis Shrinkage to Erectile Dysfunction, 6 Scary Things That Happens To Your Penis When You Age
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You would like to believe that at least some areas of your body will be spared the indignities of ageing, but your 'manhood' is not going to be in its prime all your life. Much like the rest of the body, your penis will also age and the ravages of time will eventually take its toll. It’s a gradual process, but starting around age 40, the changes become more noticeable. Here’s what you can expect.

1 Your Penis Shrinks

There is a persistent, progressive loss of size as you age and again you can do nothing about it. Your healthy cells are replaced by non-elastic fibres called collagen.  What makes things worse is that when you gain weight on your belly, the fat pushes out and buries a major percentile of the penis under the skin. Also, as you age, your testosterone levels will decrease which means a slight but consistent loss in size. Here's how to clean your penis after sex. 

2 The Scrotum Droops

Your scrotum will droop as you grow older and this is an unavoidable aspect of ageing. It occurs due to the loss in muscle mass loss, so when you sit in the toilet, your scrotum may actually hit the water. However, there is an increasingly popular procedure called scrotoplasty which you can try to save the grace of your scrotum.

3  Penis Develops A Curvature

Your penis can develop a curvature with the repeated trauma from seemingly harmless things like sports and sexual activity. The scar tissue accumulates along the length of your penis but what's scary is that this tissue does not build up symmetrically. So when you are in your 60s the shape of your penis can become like a question mark. Thankfully, there are botox injections that can hold your penis in that curve. So don't panic and think happy thoughts.

4 Erectile Dysfunction Becomes A Norm

As men get older, their odds of getting erectile dysfunction increases by about 10% per decade, and the severity of the problem also increases. It happens because as you age, blood flow is restricted in the penis due to the hardening and narrowing of the blood vessels of the penis. This, in turn, causes the smooth muscle cells that line the blood vessels to become stiffer and less able to stretch and become erect.

5 You Get Delayed Orgasm

As you age, you can look forward to decreased nerve function and sensitivity, which means difficulty achieving orgasm. In other words, your old man penis is going to last longer, but get shorter.

6 The Big C

The risks of prostate and testicular cancer increase as you age but that's not all. You are can also be more prone to skin cancer on the penis. It is important to stay out of tanning beds and maintain good hygiene to keep your penis in the best health especially if you have an uncircumcised penis. Here are 7 reasons why circumcised penis is better than uncircumcised penis.

While most of the above are no cause for concern, if you notice any changes that you’re uncomfortable with or experience any pain, swelling or other issues with your genitals, speak to your doctor.