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Does Your Penis Shrink As You Get Older? (Answer: Yes)

bananasLike the rest of his body, a man’s penis changes as hits middle age. And research indicates those changes can include shrinkage.

With abdominal weight gain common in older men, your penis could be buried under what is known as a “large prepubic fat pad.” (Sexy, no?)

“One way I motivate my overweight patients is by telling them that they can appear to gain up to an inch in size simply by losing weight,” Dr. Ronald Tamler, director of the men’s health program at Sinai Hospital, tells WebMD.

But it’s not just your spare tire that will make your willy look wimpy—there is actual visible shrinkage in a man’s erection as he ages.

In both length and girth.

And it’s irreversible.

“If a man’s erect penis is 6 inches long when he is in his 30s, it might be 5 or 5-and-a-half inches when he reaches his 60s or 70s,” Goldstein says.

Why? Two reasons: First, plaque builds up in the tiny penile arteries, which clogs blood flow to the shaft. No less blood to the shaft, less erection. Second, over the decades scar tissue builds up within the tissue around the erectile “chamber.” Again, less blood to the shaft.

But, hey, it was never all about penis size to begin with, right?

Right?

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Mar 13, 2013
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  • 12 Comments
    • sfbeast
      sfbeast

      sure don’t want plaque build up. I thought that’s why we floss : )

      Mar 13, 2013 at 8:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • pierre
      pierre

      Great. Something else to look forward to.

      Mar 13, 2013 at 9:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport
      jwrappaport

      Eh, I prefer small/medium tops. Otherwise I’m on the bandwagon.

      Also, I believe the technical term for a “large prepubic fat pad” is FUPA.

      Mar 13, 2013 at 10:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fidelio
      Fidelio

      I can’t imagine giving a fuck at 70.

      Mar 13, 2013 at 11:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mz.sam
      mz.sam

      @Fidelio: Wise and well said! My good friend, a septagenarian, is totally living it…LOL!

      Mar 13, 2013 at 6:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • queerty1958
      queerty1958

      @Fidelio: What about taking one? LOL!

      Mar 13, 2013 at 7:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DirtyOleMan
      DirtyOleMan

      @Fidelio:
      A) It hasn’t shrunk..yet
      B) It works….still
      I’m over 70…whadda talking about??

      Mar 13, 2013 at 9:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fidelio
      Fidelio

      lol – I never said I was going to stop having sex at 70; I’m just not gonna sweat the small stuff (no pun intended).

      Mar 14, 2013 at 3:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billysees
      Billysees

      @pierre: 2

      “Great. Something else to look forward to”

      Lol……lol….

      Mar 14, 2013 at 5:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vallin
      Vallin

      Well you know what Jim, Freddie, and Elvis have to say on the matter. And I’ll be working out until then.

      Mar 15, 2013 at 11:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Vallin
      Vallin

      @Fidelio: I can’t imagine living long enough to give a fuck!

      Mar 15, 2013 at 11:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tommysole
      Tommysole

      I am 48 years old and my pecker is still the size it was when i was 20 years old and it gets just as hard.
      Maybe not as fast as it used to, but it still works when my master deems it worthy of her touch.

      Mar 15, 2013 at 5:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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