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Not only did we spend all of our time thinking about it, most of us probably spent an equal amount of time trying to get it. And getting it wasn't easy. Imagine what we could have done with our lives if we hadn't been so distracted!
If you're like us, maybe you had a few good years once you got comfortable in your own skin and figured it all out. Still, we never thought the carnal lust would wane. It seemed downright impossible.
Cut to 20 years later and we're looking for ways to keep the lumberyard stocked. The sex life of middle-aged men ain't what it used to be. Our testosterone levels have waned, the spark has gone out of our love life but we're still determined as hell to participate. It is, after all, one of the things that makes like worth living.
Erectile dysfunction aids are a booming business with ads littering the TV so much so we have to cover the kids' ears or fumble trying to explain what 'priapism' means.
It's tempting to think that treatment for ED begins and ends with Viagra, Levitra and Cialis. But it's important to be aware that many man can ease, or even reverse ED by making simple lifestyle changes - such as losing excess weight and quitting smoking - that are also likely to boost their overall health and reduce their chances of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome.
Eating healthy combined with a steady exercise regimen will do wonders. If all else fails try this failsafe natural combination of vitamins: Lecithin, Selemium, Zinc, Vitamin A and Vitamin E. You'll not only restock the lumberyard, you'll think you turned into Peter North.
Christopher Ryan, Ph.D. writes that "sexual monogomy kills the male libido"
and "human beings are evolved for sex lives full of novelty."
As we well know, men and women are wired differently. We were designed to spread our seed as fast and far as possible primarily because we didn't live very long and needed to jump on every opportunity in order to ensure that we ourselves weren't the last of our kind.
The ironically named 'Coolidge Effect' is a phenomenon - seen in nearly every mammalian species in which it has been tested - whereby males (and to a lesser extent females) exhibit renewed sexual interest if introduced to new receptive sexual partners, even after refusing sex from prior but still available sexual partners.
People seem to want and need to be close to others. As we grow older, many of us also want to continue an active, satisfying sex life. But the aging process may cause some changes.
Because sexuality tends to be a private matter, it's likely that you've heard less about sexual change than any other element of aging.
Most physical changes are the result of gradually decreasing testosterone levels. These changes affect energy, strength, muscle and fat mass, bone density, and sexual function.