Our bodies change as we age. Some men resent this, but it's best to accept these changes. Life can be just as satisfying, as long as we continue with healthy living. Although we often understand what age-related changes in other parts of the body mean and know how to compensate for them, we often ignore the sexual and reproductive aspects of aging.
Here are a few things to understand, review, and watch out for. First, skin color changes are common. Our skin is often mottled. But the skin on the penis can also change color. Atherosclerosis can change its color. This blood restriction is common in the elderly. As long as the functionality remains the same or similar, there is nothing to worry about. Skin color changes do not all happen at the same time. These occur gradually over time, and they usually begin at age 40. Be sure to go to the doctor regularly. But otherwise, there is nothing to worry about.
Another thing that men often worry about is penis size, which tends to shrink quite a bit. A centimeter or even a centimeter and a half could be lost by time, when a man reaches 60 years old. This is due to the absence of blood flow and a natural drop in testosterone levels.
Many men gain weight as they age, which can make the penis appear smaller. Testosterone also makes the penis sensitive to touch. But a drop in testosterone can make it less responsive. This means that it would take longer to reach orgasm. Also, erections tend not to be as firm as they used to be due to age-related lack of blood circulation. Some doctors suggest having an erection every day, as if to practice. Urinary problems can also occur such as urination, or loss of sensitivity of the glans.
Talk to your doctor if you experience such things. It may just be an enlarged prostate. But it can also be prostate cancer. Finally, 5% of men over 40 and 15% of those over 70 experience erectile dysfunction. This can be due to a range of different health issues like cardiovascular disease or diabetes. Be sure to discuss the issue with your doctor.