Most physical changes
are the result of gradually decreasing
testosterone levels. These changes affect energy,
strength, muscle and fat mass, bone density, and sexual function.
A man's sexual response begins to slow down
after age 50. But a man's sexual drive is more likely to be affected by
his health and his attitude about sex and intimacy than by his
It may take longer for a man to get an erection, and more time
needs to pass between erections.
Erections will be less firm.
But a man who has good blood flow to his penis will be able to have
erections that are firm enough for sexual intercourse throughout his entire
life. For more information, see the topic
Erection Problems (Erectile Dysfunction).
Older men are able to
delay ejaculation for a longer time.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 21, 2014
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