I am 56 over the past few years my orgasms do not seem to be as enjoyable and I seem to ejaculate less fluid. I find it hard to get erect unless I watch porn. I still find myself getting aroused mentally when I see my wife undressed but when we make love it take ages to get aroused.
Asked by George.
22nd June 2011 (in Sex)
Response from Men's Sexual Health:
Unfortunately as you are probably aware, some men will find as they get older, more difficult to establish and/or maintain an erection, and a sense of lose of libido. This can be for a variety of reasons which fall under two categories, Physical reasons and psychological reasons.
Physically - Alcoholism, drug abuse, obesity, anemia, Hyperprolactinaemia (a rare disorder where the pituitary gland produces too much of the hormone prolactin), being on certain prescribed drugs, Low testosterone level,Any major disease such as diabetes.
Psychologically - depression, stress and/or overworked, childhood issues, relationship issues/concerns.
The best thing to do would be to see you GP, they should hopefully be able to diagnose which of the above could be the issue, and either deal with the issue, or refer you to a specialist in that field. I can understand discussing such issues with a GP can be difficult, but if you want to move on from your issue it would be you best route forward. Please get back in touch if you have any further questions.
Answered by team member Matt
27th June 2011
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