So when, as happens with many millions of men worldwide, age, an unhealthy lifestyle and/or other factors crowd in to affect our “performance” in bed, we don’t want to discuss it with anyone. That’s why many older men suffer in silence (as do their partners) instead of grasping the nettle and seeking professional advice.
As arteries become older and more clogged it can become more difficult to inflate the penile barrage balloon and enjoy full sexual activity. If this begins to happen more and more often, don’t believe that it is mother nature calling time on sex. You can have great sex even in your seventies. It’s just that you need to get over the issue called erectile dysfunction (ED) which means the regular inability of the penis to respond to physical manipulation and become tumescent (erect) and then to have that erection sustained all through your sexual activity, permitting intercourse and ejaculation.
The first step is to go see your GP (General Practitioner) and discuss the issue with him (or her!). The other step you should take at the same time is to discuss it with your wife, or sexual partner. Let them know it’s not their fault, but just a common problem that is experienced by many men, and easily resolved. It is not that you don’t fancy them anymore it’s just that your tool kit below needs a bit of a jump start.
Hopefully your wife or partner will be understanding and support your seeking of some treatment to sort out your ED. Your GP will talk you through your medical history and any medications you are taking and advise you whether you are suitable for ED treatment. 80% of men will respond to oral tablets to treat ED, of which Viagra is the best known. He will give you a prescription and then you can buy the tablets at your local pharmacy or online.The basic instructions are that you take a tablet about an hour before you are planning to have sexual activity, with a glass of water. You should then find that for the next five or so hours, any stimulation will produce a great erection that will last well throughout your period of sexual activity. There may be some side effects and if these become too troublesome you will need to chat with your GP about them. For many men, there are no side effects or the side effects are minor, and their ED is regularly and easily treated with Viagra.