Does a man’s penis shrink with age?
Does a man’s penis shrink with age?
You may have noticed that many things do change with the passing of the years. For instance, your hair slowly disappears, new wrinkles mark your victories and defeats, and you may lose a teeth or five!
While changes occur on the outside, the inside isn’t standing still either.
Year by year, your body goes through a variety of changes and you know what, it’s okay, it’s natural.
However, that doesn’t mean it can’t be improved upon!
Especially, when it comes to your testosterone levels and anything that affects your sexuality.
Whether you’re thirty, fifty, seventy or more, you can get your testosterone levels back on the map!
So, does a man’s penis shrink with age? And if so, what can be done about it?
Can your penis shrink with age?
Throughout his life, a man’s body is regulated by testosterone.
First, puberty hits, hair grows, voice starts to growl and libido rolls! Then, after your thirties, testosterone levels decline steadily.
Nevertheless, passed a certain age, forty or fifty, you may start noticing visual changes in your nether region.
But does that mean your penis is actually changing?
Well, with age, your body fat moves to different places. Often, one of those places is around the abdominal belt and on your pubic bone, just above your penis.
Which means that if fat is above your penis, it may actually just LOOK smaller. In other words, fat and possibly, saggy skin is burying your penile beauty but it’s still there.
However, some unfortunate men may experience some skin shrinkage. With the passing years, throughout the entire body, skin loses collagen, one of the main factors ensuring skin elasticity.
And sometimes, that can affect the penile area.
Similarly, your penis can have a different shape over time. For example, an injury or fracture during sexy times can curve your penis. This condition is called Peyronie’s disease – in which fibrous scar tissue build up in your very special extremity.
However, in this case, this tissue growth means that your penis is healing and in most cases, it doesn’t impair function.
Regardless of all of that, the healthier you are, the better your chances of improving your penis function and appearance. And that, no matter where you start from or your age.
Unless you have tried everything (and I mean every little thing!) then, you should definitely consult your GP or a urologist, to find concrete and efficient solutions.
But if you haven’t, keep on reading!
How to prevent penis shrinkage and boost T levels
Excess weight is a major factor when it comes to low testosterone and penile issues. Thus, weight loss is a must to start having an improved sexual life. (1)
Additionally, how you will change your diet (for the better) will also majorly impact your best mate.
Because, as you may already know, to lose weight durably, you need to adopt better eating habits and for a little while, reduce the number of calories you eat.
So, how can you start?
Follow these simple rules:
Eat enough protein (you can find online calculators to figure out how much you need depending on your weight, height and physical activity).
Don’t overdo carbs. Basically, carbs should only be a fourth of your plate and they don’t necessarily need to be eaten with every meal. Add extra carbs if you are having a (very) physical day.
Eat the right fats. These are the fats you should consume to aid weight loss and nourish your body: nuts, seeds, avocado, MCT oil, coconut oil, olive oil, organic butter/cream/cheese & milk, nut oils.
Eat plenty of leafy greens (half a plate minimum) and don’t overdo fruits while restricting calories (there’s plenty of sugar in fruits which means quite a lot of calories).
Exercise & Testosterone-boosting Supplements
Another must to optimize T levels is exercise.
Research shows that HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is an excellent way to boost T levels and keep your fitness on track. (2)
Moreover, adding a weight lifting routine can also do wonders to your hormonal profile.
To start with, go slowly, implement at least 4 small sessions of exercise per week. Start with 2 sessions of light cardio for 30 minutes and increase difficulty as you get more comfortable.
Do the same for weight lifting. Lift weights that aren’t too hard for you (but not too light either) and increase as you get more comfortable.
Finally, supplements can also help you get “there” faster.
The following supplements may help you increase T levels, prevent penile shrinkage, boost your libido and overall, give you an improved sexual life: vitamin D3, zinc, vitamin A, a vitamin B complex, vitamin C and E.
Conclusion: Does a man’s penis shrink with age?
While a man’s penis can indeed shrink with age, that doesn’t mean nothing can be done to improve penile appearance and function. By following our advice and taking care of your health, you should notice improvements quite fast (as long as you are dedicated).
In some instances, a professional expertise may also help. So, don’t hesitate to consult your GP or an urologist if you are at your wit’s end.
Here’s a few penile facts (that hopefully will reassure you when it comes to your manhood!):
Average length of a flaccid penis: 9.16 cm or 3.6 inches
Average length of a stretched flaccid penis: 13.24 cm or 5.3 inches
Average length of an erect penis: 13.12 cm or 5.2 inches
Average circumference of a flaccid penis: 9.31 cm or 3.7 inches
Average circumference of an erect penis: 11.66 cm or 4.6 inches
Whether you fit in these averages or not, it’s not a big deal.
Make the most with what you have and keep as healthy and fit as you can. That’s how your penis and sexual life will both be at their best!
The article “does a man’s penis shrink with age” was written by Michael King.
(1) Lowered testosterone in male obesity: mechanisms, morbidity and management. Mark Ng Tang Fui, Philippe Dupuis and Mathis Grossmann. Asian J Androl. 2014
(2) Testosterone responses to intensive interval versus steady-state endurance exercise. Hackney AC, Hosick KP, Myer A, Rubin DA, Battaglini CL. J Endocrinol Invest. 2012