Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc. Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing... Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate.
     
Show ALL Forums  > Sex and Dating  > Erection problems @ age 50?      Home login  
 AUTHOR
 sex_cee_bbw
Joined: 4/10/2011
Msg: 1
Erection problems @ age 50?Page 1 of 3    (1, 2, 3)
Do men really start having problems at age 50 like they say in the commercials for the blue pill? Recently the first time my friend ever had a problem getting hard (just made 50 this year) or could it be that he already had sex with someone else????
 IgorFrankensteen
Joined: 6/29/2009
Msg: 2
view profile
History
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 8/28/2011 1:30:30 PM
Everyone is different. I've had absolutely no trouble myself, at 58.

The Blue Pill sales folks want to sell as much as they can, so they will behave the same way ALL salespeople do, and try to imply that EVERYONE over the age of, say, FORTY, might need their products.

Have you noticed that they are now selling GOUT treatments too? I hadn't heard gout even being MENTIONED, outside of the 16th century swashbuckler movies, until now. By the way they talk about it in the SALES-ORIENTED commercials, you'd think that Gout was THE main disease plaguing American males.
 DoubleParked
Joined: 10/22/2008
Msg: 3
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 8/28/2011 1:41:05 PM

selling GOUT treatments too? I hadn't heard gout even being MENTIONED, outside of the 16th century swashbuckler movies, until now. By the way they talk about it in the SALES-ORIENTED commercials, you'd think that Gout was THE main disease plaguing American males.


I have never heard of gout being mentioned in Swashbuckler movies, though I may have been too mesmerized by the swashbuckling sword play of the actors!

Seriously, I have know several people, even women, plagued by gout. Usually brought on by a steady diet of rich food and strong drink. Originally it was a 'rich man's' affliction, but as the these treats become more accessible to the middle class, the affliction became more widespread.

Possible the same lifestyle that leads to the necessity of the 'blue pill' leads to the necessity for the treatment of gout. (in men anyway).
 Natgoat
Joined: 3/24/2011
Msg: 4
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 8/28/2011 1:58:04 PM
My only real problem now...as compared with 10 years ago...is that I can't seem to
generate 'Full-Power' more than once an hour, anymore..!!
But...catch me First thing in the morning...and I'll send you to M a r s . . . !!
.... ....
 Revilors
Joined: 10/9/2008
Msg: 5
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 8/28/2011 2:00:42 PM
I'll let you know when I get there.

But you need to be realistic about your definition of "problem". From your (almost non-existent) description in your OP...you've know this guy for awhile and have had much success.

I suppose in my life...I could count the number of times I was less than successful on one hand with at least a couple fingers missing. And...on those occasions...there was an underlying factor. Fatigue or consumption. Nothing a good nights sleep didn't mitigate. I guess if you want to count me as one with "problems" feel free. IMO...no problem.

There are countless things that can cause an occasional or rare lapse in performance. What would steer you directly in the direction of "he must have just had sex with someone else"? That seems a little strange unless you have other good reasons to suspect it.
 whytwater
Joined: 8/7/2008
Msg: 6
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 8/28/2011 2:31:11 PM
I could count the number of times I was less than successful on one hand with at least a couple fingers missing. And...on those occasions...there was an underlying factor. Fatigue or consumption. Nothing a good nights sleep didn't mitigate.


Consumption?!!! That's tuberculosis!! Lol I mean, I guess that'd slow ya down some. lol

I'm a couple years senior to Igor, and over the last year, there have been a couple times when I was slow to rise to the occasion. There were several things running through my mind at the time, and I was having a little difficulty disengaging the brain from those diversionary paths. But have never had any difficulty, or even hesitancy, with solo sex. lol I've heard, from sources that aren't selling anything for it, that older people lose some sensation, the sense of touch and being touched, as they ripen. Might be something to that.
But I agree with Igor about the Viagra's, and competitor's, attempts to foment panic attacks. The best salesmen sell you on the dire problem first, and only then present the solution, which they conveniently have in their back pockets. A year or two ago, there were ED commecials about every 10 minutes on TV, regardless of your channel choice, and during the same period, every time I read a thread in these pages, one if not several women posters were regurgiatating the same ED epidemic alerts in their posts. The ad blitz seems to have abated somewhat, and I see far fewer women posting speculation about the cause of all the limp dyks in the world.

There could be any number of reasons for a tepid sexual response from a man, and only one of those is (arguably) treatable by the ED pills (or so I hear, cuz I have yet to swallow that snake oil, lol). My view is that men over 50 begin to approach sex alot like women always have, slowly, enjoying if not needing foreplay, connections with each other, slower to arouse fully, but usually able to prolong the act, for the enjoyment of both.
Is that a "problem"? And if so, how come it wasn't an acknowledged "problem" that most women have from the git-go?
I'm sure it's flattering to have a sexual partner who's just so hot for ya that his genitals are all enlarged before the clothes even come off; I've always hoped I could connect with a woman that was all wet, ready and throbbing 24/7, but I never found such a woman, and now, I'm probably not that kinda man either (but I'm just guessing 'bout that, lol).
 U make it entertaining
Joined: 7/17/2009
Msg: 7
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 8/28/2011 3:15:08 PM
There is a possibility that his medication can cause erection problems.

Ask him what his is on ... if anything?
 TDH49
Joined: 8/13/2010
Msg: 8
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 8/28/2011 3:26:02 PM
I am celibate at the moment. The only reason I would be taking Viagra right now is if I didn't want to disappoint my right hand.
 kiwicoffee
Joined: 4/18/2011
Msg: 9
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 8/28/2011 4:21:24 PM
Men of all ages might have problems with ED, for any number of reasons. It's not something women need to take personally or feel insecure about. And it doesn't mean he must have recently had sex.
 no_1_bby
Joined: 5/3/2006
Msg: 10
view profile
History
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 8/28/2011 6:45:23 PM
There are so many things that can affect a man's ability to get or maintain and erection. Ask him. He's the only one with that answer.

As for gout.. my dad's been dealing with it for years.. at least 20-30. I'm pretty sure he's not a 16th century swashbuckler movie extra.
 statemachine500
Joined: 8/25/2011
Msg: 11
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 8/29/2011 7:25:27 PM
OP,ask your partner if the frequency of morning wood has decreased.The stats,IIRC,suggest that at 50 most men will not experience this as often,despite what you might read people claiming.Test levels decline at this age,he may need a little help from an endo.Apparently this treatment is more popular in Europe.
 goodquestion
Joined: 6/29/2005
Msg: 12
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 8/29/2011 8:26:36 PM

OP,ask your partner if the frequency of morning wood has decreased.

Testosterone is at it's highest in the morning. Having some blood work done can tell you right away if the testosterone level has dropped. If it is anywhere between 400 -600 it is good but if it is around 200 or lower you need a fill up. There are several methods for this as well as several reasons the level drops. A trip to the uroligist or general practitioner can help it out and only in severe cases you might need to see a endo. Mine dropped due to the pain meds I am on because of 8 lower back operations it ate my testosterone system right up. I am on a product called androgel and with in a month it brought everything right back to where it is suppose to be. Most of the time when the testosterone level drops you don't notice it right away unless you just do not feel well which it will also cause. Once you get on a replacement and start to feel better you wonder how you never noticed something was wrong, also the morning erections start coming back again. Unfortunately you can never return to the way it was in your younger years but it is nice to know there are supplements avalible to help out but always consult your doctor. As for injections of it go they are not the best because it is hard to keep a steady rate of it in your system and it bounces up and down. There are commercials on tv now about Low T.
 Moonchild51
Joined: 3/11/2007
Msg: 13
view profile
History
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 8/30/2011 4:14:42 PM

I am celibate at the moment. The only reason I would be taking Viagra right now is if I didn't want to disappoint my right hand.


^^Now that comment was priceless! Thanks for the giggle

OT: It happens to men of all ages, for one reason or another. The only worry I guess I would have is if it were to be a constant? Then we would have to work together to see how we could overcome it....
 TooShadows
Joined: 9/26/2008
Msg: 14
view profile
History
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 8/30/2011 7:09:42 PM
Well,I'm 46 and so far so good. I've slowed down a bit,but still no problems getting it up or keeping it up. Recently I've been working away from home for 3 weeks at a time,and I'm like a teenager when I'm home. My girlfriend who's 33 can't keep up to me at the moment. If I can't get it up after 50 it might be because I've worn myself out.
 smokincigars
Joined: 3/25/2010
Msg: 15
view profile
History
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 9/4/2011 6:42:00 PM
ED is a real problem for some men, and not just those over a certain age.

When I began dating again after a "layoff", I thought I had ED, saw a urologist and got a prescription. Turned out I didn't need the pills, all I needed was practice/experience to get back in the groove. But that's just me; for others medication may be very helpful.
 verygreeneyez
Joined: 3/15/2006
Msg: 16
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 9/4/2011 6:46:14 PM

Do men really start having problems at age 50 like they say in the commercials for the blue pill? Recently the first time my friend ever had a problem getting hard (just made 50 this year) or could it be that he already had sex with someone else????

By 50? Some experience this MUCH earlier than 50. Some never experience it at all, however, medication for this is not a multi-billion dollar industry for no reason at all!!! And I doubt he already had sex with someone, but you should ask him if you think that's all that's going on here. JMO
 MagikMan59
Joined: 8/2/2011
Msg: 17
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 9/4/2011 7:23:24 PM
I'm 51 and no problems getting or maintaining an erection, finding a fit sexy female to use it with, now that's a problem.
 Grrichter
Joined: 7/3/2011
Msg: 18
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 9/4/2011 8:56:34 PM
Geting hard after 50 isn't as easy as it was , say when a man was 20 or so. If course, it coudl also indicate he just dipped the wick.
 sfladad
Joined: 4/24/2011
Msg: 19
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 9/5/2011 6:50:42 PM
There are multiple psychogenic and physical causes. I found in my late 40s alcohol consumption an issue.
 Laha Math
Joined: 7/15/2010
Msg: 20
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 9/5/2011 6:58:43 PM
"I'm not as good as I once was, but once I'm as good as I ever was." Go ahead, give into your insecurity, supicion, and jealousy. He's been deflowering his grandaughter's girlfriends. "Have some madeira, M'dear!"
 Bobby135
Joined: 7/15/2011
Msg: 21
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 9/6/2011 4:56:40 AM
Is he a smoker? It's also known that someone who smokes most of their life can have ED.
Also as stated diabetas and certain medications as well as a drop in Testosterone levels can cause ED. Unlike some on here, I'm not about to brag. I have diatetas, low testosterone, on meds and have smoked for 54 years. I take testosterone shots, vitamins and have the pills. Have noticed that I have feelings with a couple of women that I've been with that I didn't have with the ex-wife. Now all I need is a willing partner.
 bilby886
Joined: 7/19/2007
Msg: 22
view profile
History
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 9/6/2011 7:19:53 AM
My dads 93 years old, not exactly a chick magnet unless he's on a chicken farm with a loaf of bread under his arm but he can still break walnuts with his stiffy!
scares the stallions too!
waddaya tink of that you old farts!
 Revilors
Joined: 10/9/2008
Msg: 23
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 9/6/2011 7:57:34 AM

waddaya tink of that you old farts!


I think I'm undecided as to what is more disturbing. That he breaks walnuts with it...or that you have inside knowledge of it.
 egowitch
Joined: 6/5/2011
Msg: 24
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 9/6/2011 3:54:03 PM
All depends on the man in question . And if he's been consistent about taking care of his health or not.

And attitude may play a part as well - if you think you're gonna lose it because you've reached a certain age - you probably will.

Diabetics can have erectile problems , as can those that are overweight (particularly the ones with huge bellies that produce estrogen !) , along with heavy smokers , heavy drinkers, and druggies - prescription or otherwise, and those with heart disease - where ALL blood vessels are affected . And all that can occur at almost any age !

Then there's many other folks that are fortunate to just keep on tickin'
as long as they live !!
 funlife4menow
Joined: 6/28/2011
Msg: 25
Erection problems @ age 50?
Posted: 9/6/2011 7:49:49 PM
Testosterone levels can be in decline very early in a man's adult life. You might notice subtle changes but more likely you will not figure it out until you are having an ED issue, a libido issue, or something related. The first thing most docs will prescribe is the blue pill, tan, etc.

Treating the root issue is not only essential it will be beneficial to your overall health, not just big Al's. Most people are not aware, but an ED med will often fail to have any or any major result unless available testosterone is at a minimally high level. Then an ED pill will help and also help restore lost confidence, since by the point you need the pills you have already developed some confidence concerns.

Also, when I say available testosterone, I mean that which is available to your body, not bound. A young guys available testosterone is often very high. As you age that often declines. Restoring the available testo to a teenager's level may have the greatest results. Controversial idea if you do some studying, but reference levels for testosterone can be set exceedingly low where as restoring to a teenager could be best for a man's overall health and his sex life.
Show ALL Forums  > Sex and Dating  > Erection problems @ age 50?