As you age, your genitals also go through changes that directly affects its performance in all possible ways like urination, sperm production, testosterone levels, penis size and more that you might not be familiar with. Let us unfurl some of the challenges that your penis goes through with age.
Shrunken penis size – If you are in your senior age, you might have noticed that your penis doesn’t appear to be as large as it used to be when you were younger. Penis size decreases with the decrease in blood flow and testosterone levels with ageing. Generally, when you hit puberty, the size of the penis grows as you get adult. But, once you are in your sixties and seventies, the size of your penis would decrease by an inch or slightly more.
Penis colour – Surprisingly, the colour of your penis would get lighter with age which used to be dark pink earlier. The reason might be Atherosclerosis. This deformity comes with age, and it causes restrictions in blood flow to almost all the vital organs like brain, heart and penis.
Deformed penis shape – As we age, our penis shape changes from straight to curve slightly. This change also happens with its girth. This again happens due to the loss of blood flow to the penis, which makes it unable to rejuvenate the broken tissues.
Lack of sexual desire – The level of testosterone is a deciding factor for you to have an urge for sex. With ageing, the testosterone levels go down, and so does your desire, sensitivity and longevity in bed to have more. This also causes erectile dysfunction at this age, which isn’t alarming. This also boils down to the point where you would not be finding sex a pleasurable act any more.
You might not see sex as delight and joy but as an act of duty where you would want to release as quick as possible. This doesn’t mean that you’ll be satisfied with the amount of time you have spent in bed. But it won’t fondle you to repeat one more time as well. Intimacy will then be the least attractive part of your life.
Andropause – Andropause is the time when your genitals no longer have the ability to produce enough testosterone. This is similar to women having menopause where they no longer ovulate. This cause depression, fatigue and sometimes sleep deprivation.
Decreased scrotum movements – Scrotum is responsible for maintaining the temperature at optimum levels for your testicles. It contracts and expands in winters and summers, respectively. With ageing, the ability to perform such movements diminishes as it involves muscles and tight skin.
Your body is a mechanism that is bound to deteriorate with age, and it happens to all the living organisms in the world, and there is absolutely nothing to worry about it.
Medically reviewed by Rishabh Verma, RP