"Use it or lose it" is a phrase used in many situations, and it's true with sex as well: an active penis tends to be stronger and healthier than an inactive one. A new study gives further proof that practicing proper penis health as a young man can pay off in one's senior years - as well as in one's prime, of course.


For years, doctors and researchers have reported a general decline in both sexual activity and sex drive in senior men. This has coincided with a measured and noticeable decline in the testosterone level of these senior men. The logical conclusion, of course, is that as a man ages, his testosterone levels drop and therefore his sex drive also drops, along with his level of sexual activity.

The study

However, this new study, conducted in Australia, suggests just the opposite. The scientists involved in the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP) looked at more than 1,300 men age 70 and above. Their testosterone levels were measured, and they were asked to assess their sexual functioning via questions that focused on frequency and duration of erections, completion of sexual activities, frequency of sexual activity leading to ejaculation and level of desire for sex in comparison to the estimated level they felt at age 50.

They found that testosterone levels did decrease, as did sexual activity and drive; however, the data suggest that it is the decrease in sexual activity and drive that caused the loss of testosterone, not the other way around.

Keep at it.

The lesson here is that senior men who express themselves sexually on a regular and satisfactory basis will have higher testosterone levels. Testosterone is important to sexual satisfaction, so it becomes a cycle: More sex means more testosterone, which means more sex, which means more testosterone, etc.

Start young.

Another lesson: Start young. Men in their 20s and 30s who experience a healthy sex life and an active penis tend to be better at maintaining that rate of activity into their senior years. So this is just further evidence that it benefits a man to have an active penis - whether that activity involves masturbating, oral sex, anal sex or intercourse. Keeping active through any of these methods keeps the penis alert and in good shape.

Another lesson: Keep up the frequency. Several studies have already indicated that men with regular, frequent ejaculations, starting in young adulthood, are less prone to developing prostate cancer in their senior years.

The best part, of course, is that this is one health regimen that’s fun and enjoyable. One has to lift weights and employ tremendous willpower to build muscle. All one needs is a good, strong hand to have an active penis. If one has a good partner or string of partners, so much the better. Otherwise, one simply has to be able to make a fist.

And a penis, whether that of a young man or a senior, is more likely to be an active penis if it is a healthy one. To maintain that health, use of a first-class penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) can be beneficial. Whatever a man's age, a crème with L-arginine can help boost nitric oxide production, which in turn help to keep penile blood vessels wide open. Since an active penis is sometimes one that loses a bit of sensitivity due to rough handling, a crème with acetyl L-carnitine is advisable; this superior ingredient helps protect against the peripheral nerve damage that can lead to a loss of sensation. Getting into the habit of using a penis health crème now helps maintain organ health in later life.