🍆 How Age Affects Your Erection

Written by: Dr. Joshua Gonzalez

When we are younger, there are many things we look forward to as we get older: independence, getting our driver's license, going away to college, and being able to drink. However, once you reach a certain age, the list shifts from what you are looking forward to, to what you may not be looking forward to: things like hair loss, lower back pain, and of course, weaker erections. That said, once you reach a certain age, you can capitalize on your senior citizen discount at Dunkin! Although I'm sure, we would all rather pay the extra money over experiencing age-related ED. As men age, they may notice that their erections aren't as strong as they were in their sexual prime. While this can be a sensitive subject for some, it is a normal part of aging. Popstar is back to discuss how and why your erection can weaken with age. 

What's the Tea With Testosterone? 

The most common cause that affects a man's ability to achieve and maintain an erection is the decreasing testosterone levels. Testosterone is responsible for many male sexual characteristics, including achieving and maintaining an erection. As we age, our bodies naturally produce less testosterone. Therefore, the lower the testosterone levels, the harder it may be to get and stay hard. It's that simple. 

What's Your Damage, Heather?

Another factor contributing to weaker erections in older men is decreased  blood flow. Our blood vessels can stiffen as we age, making it harder for blood to flow throughout the body. This can include the blood vessels in the penis. Many men can develop cavernosal artery atherosclerosis, which involves accumulation of plaque buildup that can restrict  blood flow to the penis due to hardening of the arteries. 

Pills and Potions

As we age, we may need to take medications to address underlying health conditions. Certain medications can contribute to a weaker erection. For example, some medications used to treat high blood pressure can affect your ability to achieve and maintain an erection. If you suspect something you are taking contributes to a weaker erection, talk to your doctor to see if there is an alternative for you. 

Stiff D$cks > Stiff Drinks

Long-term erectile dysfunction has been linked to excessive alcohol use. Studies show that men who drink excessively are 60 to 70 percent more likely to experience ED. Of course, a healthy lifestyle can benefit your life in so many ways, but eating healthy and limiting alcohol consumption can help to manage age-related erectile dysfunction. After all, a cocktail should never take priority over your cock. 

Don't Take the L. Take L-Arginine

Just like Celine Dion said in her 2002 song "Rain, Tax (It's Inevitable)," aging is just one of those things that are guaranteed. As are the things that come along with aging. The best thing you can do is to be prepared. If you are looking to combat age-related weaker erections, try Popstar. One of the key ingredients, L-Arginine, has been shown to help achieve a stronger erection. Learn more about Popstar and our signature men's health supplement.