Do men really reach their “sexual peak” in their teens?
You probably have heard somewhere along the line that a man “reaches his sexual peak at around 18.” Is there any real truth to this common perception? Not much, and it really all depends on just how you define “peak.”
Your libido, or sex drive, is largely determined by hormones, so it stands to reason that any kind of “sexual peak,” would occur when those hormones that influence your desire for sexual activity, are at their “peak” levels.
Around puberty, the endocrine systems of both men and women start releasing the hormones that stimulate sexual attraction. For boys that means more testosterone output. If we take it from there, from a strictly biological point of view, testosterone levels do reach their “peak” when you are in your 20s. Also your sex organs — your penis and testicles — are also at their physically “strongest” in your 20s. But, if you are 10 or 20 years or so from those days of your youth, can you honestly say you were better at sex at that time, then you are now? Haven’t the years of experience enhanced your ability to perform better now, than when the equipment may have been at its “peak,” but you hardly knew what to do with it?
The truth is your individual true sexual peak has as much to do with many other factors and influences, then merely the levels of sex hormones in your blood. Thousands of men are enjoying active and healthy sex lives well into their 50s and beyond.
So, does libido, or sexual desire, naturally decrease with age? The hormone changes that come with aging can effect desire and performance. However, you need to always keep in mind that any so-called sexual peak, whether you define it based on performance or satisfaction—varies from individual to individual depending on a wealth of factors, from genetics to hormones to your relationships.
While having great sex at any age is contingent on many factors, from emotional health to overall fitness, the truth is, there are some unavoidable physical changes that can affect your performance as you get older.
Research has shown that men around 20, do achieve the fastest and firmest erections and have the shortest time between erections. As you get past 35 this starts to diminish, and depending on your individual circumstances, that may or may not have a significant negative impact on your sex life. Actually, as you age, some of the best things you can do to make sure you are operating at “your peak” is to work on things outside of the bedroom.
If you do all of these things, you will improve not only your sex life, but also your overall health and wellness! But, if you still feel you need a little lift to achieve peak performance, you may be a candidate for sexual wellness optimization.
There are revolutionary treatments available to optimize your sexual wellness at any age. At Your Medicos, we address male sexual wellness issues with an integrative approach that ranges from hormone replacement therapies to the latest non-invasive therapy for ED, known as the GAINSWave™.
Higher hormone levels when you are younger is one of the reasons that you performed better. The other has to do with blood flow. As you get older the vessels that supply blood to your penis can become restricted over time.
The GAINSWave™ is a very new procedure. In fact, Your Medicos is the only Clinic in the Chicago area currently offering this medically proven male enhancement treatment. The GAINSWave™ uses high frequency acoustical waves to open up old blood vessels, and to stimulate the formation of new vessels. The resulting improved blood flow, helps any man, and not just those with ED, to obtain stronger and more sustainable erections.
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