When a guy is in his prime of life, it’s hard to even imagine that a day could come when his interest in intimate relations might have died down. Young guys feel “up and at ‘em” on what seems like a 24-hour-a-day basis. But what about when they get older? Society’s perception of older men tends to be one of guys who have much less sensual desire than they used to; worse, the stereotype is that even when they do feet hot and bothered, they often can’t attain the tumescence that they need to satisfy the desire. But is there a basis for this view? Can keeping an eye on proper care have an impact on a man’s aging manhood?
A 2009 article from a noted journal provides a good starting point for looking into this issue. The article states that “biological factors have an indisputable effect on [reproductive] activity among the elderly, but they do not directly determine it.” Yes, aging does have a direct impact on the physical functioning of the male reproductive apparatus, and other indirect health factors, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, which may increase in prevalence among an aging population, can also play a big role.
With information drawn from two national surveys from Finland in the 1990s, the study found that aging men had more intimacy than aging women and that partner activity among aging men depended largely on an individual’s self-esteem, good health and an active intimate history. In other words, those who took care of themselves physically, had a good opinion of their general sensual ability and had been intimately active earlier in life generally continued to be more active later in life.
More recent research
A 2016 study on the quality of life and aging looked at this perceived problem and came up with a different point of view. Analyzing data from more than 6200 men and women from the Midlife in the United State study, the scientists sought to include aging with such factors as frequency of engaging in relations, number of partners, etc. When incorporating all of these factors, aging went from being negatively correlated with sensual quality of life to being positively correlated with it. It was felt that the sensual quality of life of older adults (both male and female) was affected more by the quality rather than the quantity of sensual activity. In other words, aging brought with it a kind of wisdom in which sensual satisfaction had a changing definition for the participants.
More recently, a 2018 article looked at the intimate lives of elderly men and women in Europe, examining about 3800 people in Denmark, Norway, Belgium and Portugal. It concluded that “good health, an active [intimate] life throughout the lifespan, direction of relationship, and feeling emotionally close to partner during [intimacy]” were the major factors for sensual satisfaction among the aging set.
All these studies indicate that, while there may be some changes as one ages, it is quite possible to have a satisfying intimate life in the later years.
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Visit www.menshealthfirst.com for more information about treating common male organ health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of male organ sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.