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?


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  • sfbeast

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

  • pierre

    Great. Something else to look forward to.

  • 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.

  • Fidelio

    I can’t imagine giving a fuck at 70.

  • mz.sam

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

  • queerty1958

    @Fidelio: What about taking one? LOL!

  • DirtyOleMan

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

  • 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).

  • Billysees

    @pierre: 2

    “Great. Something else to look forward to”


  • Vallin

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

  • Vallin

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

  • 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.

  • georgemed222

    The scar tissue build-up can also have a negative impact on penis sensitivity, causing a “deadening” that decreases pleasure. This is another reason why it’s important to use a good penis health cream (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) with acetyl L carnitine, which is neuroprotective and helps restore penis sensitivity.

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