What Mental Dilemmas Come With a Gray Beard
What Mental Dilemmas Come With a Gray Beard
With modern medicine and technology, people are living healthier and longer lives. With the expanded longevity of our lives, there are certain aspects you’ll simply have to learn to live with. As you get older, your body changes and some of those changes you’re going through can be quite uncomfortable.
The most important thing to keep in mind is not to worry. It may not be something people talk about, but facing various issues old age carries with it is very common. Changes that are taking place in the reproductive system of a man are most certainly the ones that may have the strongest impact on a man’s psyche. In order to better understand what dilemmas and issues come with old age, we did a bit of researching, and we’ve made this short guide which can help you gain a better understanding of the changes you’re going through. So, without further ado, let’s get straight to it.
You’re not alone!
Talking about sex is still considered a taboo throughout the world. Certain societies avoid talking about it at any cost. The basic and most common prejudice people are faced with is that older people are becoming asexual and generally uninterested in sex. This isn’t very accurate. While the sexual function changes over the years, it doesn’t mean it becomes less pleasurable, only different.
When you get to your 50s and above, it’s quite common to experience difficulty with erection, orgasm, and ejaculation. Some studies have found that around 40 percent of the men aged between 65 and 74 are affected by such issues. Luckily, all of those difficulties can be resolved in most cases. Let’s focus a bit on where those difficulties start.
What is going on?
As we grow older, the tubes that are used for transporting sperm tend to become less elastic, which slows down the transport of sperm cells. And while the prostate and seminal vesicles lose a portion of their surface, the production of sperm cells and the production of fluid used for sperm transportation continue.
Also, the prostate gland enlarges. This is a very common difficulty that affects around 50% of men all over the world. This expansion is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and it can cause difficulties and issues with slowed urination and prolonged ejaculation.
Using certain drugs can also affect your sexual performance quite significantly. Antidepressants, for example, are known for their negative impact on sexual performances, as well as certain painkillers and blood pressure medications. Alcohol also has a major impact on erectile dysfunction.
BPH in depth
As we said BPH affects around 50% of men but it’s not that simple. Prostate cancer foundation stated that one in every five men by their 50s have it. The statistic increases exponentially as the age increases so by the age of 70 almost 70 percent have the symptoms.
Strangely enough in addition to age ethnicity seems to play a role. People with darker skin tone seem to develop the problem more often and even at a younger age.
Many risks are uncontrollable and unpredictable but obesity is one of the things that are. Men who are overweight tend to be more susceptible to BPH.
What can you do?
The most important thing you can do is to consult your physician. There are many serious problems like infection, wrong treatment or inappropriate medication can cause. Consult with your doctor and find the best solution which is not affecting your sexual performance as much.
It’s very important that you start valuing your own pleasure, especially when you grow older. You are more than a simple delivery boy and you deserve satisfaction as well. Try to find the best sexual situation which suits you, and don’t be afraid to ask for stimulation from your partner. You may find it to be surprisingly helpful.
Having sex is an interactive experience, and if everyone involved knows exactly what they want from it, it can really be an amazing experience as well. The best way to achieve this is to help your partner learn what you like, but also learn what they like as well. Don’t be intimidated or ashamed if you need to demonstrate something to your partner. It can help with elevating your levels of pleasure, as well as with the deepening of your intimacy.
Growing old has many challenges, but all of them are simply obstacles you have to overcome. One of the most important pieces of advice anyone should give you is – do not despair. What you’re going through is perfectly natural, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. You may have to adapt and to get used to some new things, but it can significantly improve the overall quality of your life. Getting old doesn’t have to mean you can’t enjoy your life anymore. You just have to learn how to do it in a way that suits you the best, and hopefully, this short guide can help you out with that.