You have just returned from a romantic dinner with your loved one, candles are burning in the bedroom and soft music is playing in the background… However, when it comes time to become more intimate, you find yourself not quite ready for it…
This is stressful, but at the same time normal, given aging and the changes that occur with the body and libido. However, not all changes are bad or a sign that something is wrong with the body.
Signs of change
Your erection is no longer the same. You lose the ability to quickly sexual arousal compared to what it was before. Or maybe you need longer foreplay to get aroused. These unpleasant innovations in love life are most often signs of erectile dysfunction that has begun.
One reason for this is advanced age. Erectile dysfunction is often caused by reduced blood flow to the penis. A possible reason for this is a decrease in testosterone production. Health conditions, as well as diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, and heart disease, are prerequisites for the faster development of erectile dysfunction. You should also be especially careful with the drugs you use to neutralize this unfavorable factor, as they often lead to its deepening.
Are your orgasms not that powerful?
A large percentage of men over 40 say they feel like their body is weaker. The reason for this is mainly the changes in the body that occur with age.
After years of enjoying sex with a partner and wanting sex, the loss of erectile ability is perceived by some men as the loss of an important part of their life and personality.
Why is this happening?
Low testosterone is not the only reason. As you get older, stressors like money, kids, and work pressure can also reduce your desire for sex.
Take these steps…
- Find a way to relax. The more stress you have, the more likely it is that you will not have sexual desire. Stress is one of the main causes of erectile dysfunction.
- Get moving. Active men have fewer sexual problems. Exercise increases blood flow throughout the body. This includes the penis. An active lifestyle benefits the entire body, not just the sex life. In general, go in for sports.
- You may have trouble sleeping or gain weight with age. Both of these conditions can be the cause of lower testosterone levels. They can also lead to decreased desire and ability to have sex.
- Cut down on your alcohol intake. More than 1-2 drinks per day can cause a number of health problems in your body. If you smoke, stop. Tobacco has a bad effect on blood vessels, which is a problem for erection.
- Contact a specialist. Not ready to talk about your personal life with another person, especially a doctor? Then drop your prejudice and ego. Your doctor can identify adverse causes that lead to erectile dysfunction. These may include high blood pressure, diabetes, or an enlarged prostate. In this case, a blood test to determine the level of testosterone is suitable. It falls with age, but in some cases falls sharply. Then you need to apply the treatment.
- Put your partner first. Make him feel wanted, even if you can’t offer him sexual pleasure like you used to. Hugs and skin-to-skin contact can be the key to keeping your sex and relationship going.