uggs kensington This is what happens to your penis as you grow older
This is what happens to your penis as you grow older and it doesn’t just shrinkThe effects of age on manhood are numerous and not always pleasant18:23, 9 JAN 2017Updated12:52, 10 JAN 2017A lot of these are inevitable (Image: Getty)
Age is a cruel mistress. On the one hand, it supposedly comes with wisdom, feeling more comfortable in your skin and being liberated from sweating the small stuff.
Then again, it’s not particularly celebrated whereas skin elasticity and a youthful glow is.
It’s not just greying, hair loss, aches, pains and wrinkles to worry about though.
For half of the population, it’s also their manhood which shows the effects of the passing years.
Your penis will age, and this is how. Getting all the uncomfortable details were Men’s Health , who spoke to Brian Steixner, MD, the director of the Institute of Men’s Health for the Jersey Urology Group.
1. It will permanently shrink.
This is owing to once normal and “hearty cells” being replaced by non elastic fibers called collagen, which cause an overall diminished effect.
One thing which can be done to lessen the effects of the collagen is to keep weight gain down as much as possible especially around the mid section.
As weight gain increases around the belly, the fat pad pushes out and a larger penile percentage gets buried under the skin.
2. It will develop a “bend” With age comes curvature.
It’s not your fault and there’s very little you can do about it.
It’s simply because of “repeated trauma” from everyday (maybe) activities like sports and sex. These cause scar tissue to accumulate along the length of your penis.
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What’s more, this scar tissue does not care for symmetry.
“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.”
3. It will droop more In plain talk, as you get older your scrotum droops.
This you can thank loss of muscle mass for.
In its most extreme manifestation, this drooping can cause something which Steixner calls “splash down” which is your scrotum hitting the water when you sit to use the toilet.
4. There may be ‘performance’ issues Erectile dysfunction can occur at any age, and with 30 million men affected worldwide, it’s not an uncommon problem.