1. Your penis isn’t what it used to be.
Age leaves its mark on every part of a human’s body, including a man’s penis. Beginning from your 40s, your testicles produce less testosterone, the hormone that helped your penis grow during puberty and fuels your sex drive. The reduction in testosterone, along with other things related to aging, can change the size, shape, and function of this all-important organ.
2. The pubic hair becomes gray
Just like the hair on one’s head, pigment cells inside each pubic hair follicle produce a chemical called melanin that gives your hair its color — blond, brown, or black. As you age, pigment cells die, melanin production slows, and your pubic hair turns gray or white. Whether the hair down there goes gray at age 35 or 65 depends a lot on the genes you inherited from your parents.
3. The Penis shrinks
Sometimes, a downsized penis may be due to age-related conditions, like high blood pressure or clogged blood vessels (arteriosclerosis), that reduce blood flow to it. The drop in blood flow, along with lower testosterone levels, can make this organ smaller. Also, putting on some pounds creates the illusion of lost length. Folds of belly fat partly hides the penis, making it look smaller than it is.
4. The Penis curves
Whenever you injure your penis, either from rough sex, sports, or an accident, scar tissue forms. By the time a man is in his 50s or 60s, he can have enough scar tissue buildup to make his penis bend or curve during an erection. The condition is called Peyronie’s disease. It’s often painful, and it can make sex painful. Treatments ranging from shots to surgery can lessen the curve and make sex more comfortable again.
5. The Testicles Shrink
For the same reason a man’s penis shrinks with age, reduced testosterone, his testicles also get smaller. Injury, less blood flow, and anabolic steroid (synthetic testosterone) use can also be responsible for the size reduction. A smaller testicle can sometimes be a symptom of testicular cancer, too. If a man has other symptoms, such as swelling, a lump, or a feeling of heaviness in a testicle, he should check it with his doctor.
6. The Scrotum Sags
The skin on a man skin naturally becomes less elastic as he gets older. Just as the skin of every human’s face and neck wrinkles and sags, so can the skin that covers his testicles. If the sight of a low-hanging scrotum affects any man too much to wear a bathing suit or causes pain when it rubs against his thigh, he can have scrotal rejuvenation surgery to give your sac a lift.
7. The Penis is Less Sensitive
A man’s penis naturally loses sensation as you age. So it may take more time, and more stimulation, for him to get aroused and reach orgasm. If the problem interferes with his sex life, it is advised that he shouldn’t rub harder as that could irritate the sensitive skin covering this organ. Instead, he should talk to his doctor about possible treatments.
8. The Penis Loses its Spring
The slightest breeze might have produced an erection when a man was younger. But as he grows older, low hormone levels, less blood circulation, and nerve damage can make getting it up harder to accomplish. Erectile dysfunction becomes more of a problem the older a man gets. By age 70, about 70% of men will have trouble getting an erection. Fortunately, doctors have several drugs, devices, and surgical solutions to this problem.
9. The Penis Changes Color
Fatty deposits can build up inside the walls of a man’s blood vessels as he gets older and limit the amount of blood that flows through them. Blood is what can give the tip of a penis a pink color. As blood flow slows, the penis head turns a lighter shade. Rarely, a change in penis color is a sign of cancer. If a man also has other symptoms, like a bump or sore on his penis, see a doctor.
10. The Penis Goes Bald
Pubic hair thickness varies from person to person and is based on how much grooming a man does. The hair around a man’s penis, like the hair on his head, thins with age. Because it’s less visible than the hair on a man’s scalp, he may not feel the need to do anything about it. But a hair transplant is always an option if a man is sensitive about baldness down there.