Do Men Stop Ejaculating After A Certain Age?
Although many changes occur within the body as a natural consequence of the aging process, men generally do not lose the ability to ejaculate at any age. However, sexual function and the ejaculation process can still be adversely affected in a wide variety of ways due to natural aging.
How Is Ejaculation Affected By Aging?
As a result of aging, the intensity of orgasm becomes noticeably reduced, and ejaculations have less force, volume and distance than they used to. The once powerful and intense orgasms that involved a large amount of semen being forcefully ejected have now been reduced to a much smaller and weaker ejaculation.
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How Ejaculation Works
A man’s sexual climax is composed of three parts:
- Emission: Emission occurs when the intensity or amount of sexual stimulation reaches a certain point, and secretions from the prostate, seminal vesicles, epididymis and vas deferens are released into the urethra
- Ejaculation: Ejaculation causes the pelvic floors to contract in a rhythmic fashion, causing waves of contractions to move along the urethra that powerfully eject the semen in a pulsing and forceful explosion.
- Orgasm: Orgasm refers to the intense physical pleasure associated with ejaculating.
While ejaculation occurs in the sexual organs, an orgasm takes place in your brain.
Emission and ejaculation are in fact quite complicated neurological events that involve a number of specific areas of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system.
What Does Ejaculate Consist Of?
Only 5% of the semen’s volume actually consists of sperm, while the remaining 95% are a mixture of bodily fluids which provide nutrients, support, and protection for the sperm. A thick, viscous liquid produced by the seminal vesicles accounts for 70% of this fluid, while 25% of the volume is a milky-white fluid produced by the prostate gland.
Additionally, the bulbo-urethral glands produce a small amount of clear lubricating fluid, commonly referred to as “pre-cum”.
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Why Does Ejaculate Decrease With Age?
As men age, the hormones responsible for regulating the reproduction organs of the male body are affected. This is especially true of the prostate gland, which is one of the few of the body’s organs that becomes larger with age.
Normal semen volume ranges from 2-5 cc (5 cc equals 1 teaspoon). However, as the prostate gland and seminal vesicles become older, they produce less fluid. Not only that, the ducts that drain the sexual fluids can also become blocked. In fact, the changes that occur in ejaculation are similar to the urinary problems experienced by men who age.
Additionally, ejaculatory volume can also be significantly affected by certain medications used to reduce an enlarged prostate. Also, the muscles of the pelvic floor (which play a major role in ejaculation) tend to become weaker with age.
How Do The Pelvic Floor Muscles Affect Ejaculation?
The pelvic floor muscles are vitally important in the process of ejaculation. The BC muscle (bulbocavernosus) is a muscle of the perineum, the area between the anus and the genitals.
This muscle surrounds the bulb of the penis (the enlarged inner end of the structure surrounding the urethra). It’s the muscle that’s contracted when expelling the last few drops of urine or semen.
The BC can eject semen at the moment of climax due to its strong wave-like contractions. This allows ejaculation to happen and contributes to orgasm.
Having a BC muscle that is weak can cause semen to dribble with reduced force or distance. However, a strong BC can produce forceful contractions that can powerfully eject semen at the moment of orgasm.
What Can You Do To Increase Your Ejaculation?
To improve ejaculation, pelvic floor exercises are a great option. When the BC is stronger, you will have greater ejaculatory force. Also, a stronger BC is better able to engorge the erection chamber, which surrounds the urethra.
This, in turn, will lead to optimized urethral pressure and ejaculation. A strong BC can increase the intensity of ejaculation, which can lead to an enhanced sensation of pleasure that goes along with it.
Another excellent way to improve your ejaculate volume and intensity is by taking supplements that increase semen volume. Also referred to as semen volume pills, these are all-natural supplements formulated to increase your semen volume and to enhance sexual satisfaction.
Some of the better ejaculation-boosting supplements include:
These supplements are able to increase your sexual pleasure because it extends the length of your climaxes. Because they allow the body to produce a larger than usual volume of semen, the pelvic floor muscles must contract for a longer duration, lengthening your pleasure.
This is one of the main reasons why you don’t experience the same level of pleasure when you produce only a small amount of semen during your orgasms.
Jacob Rastani is the editor in chief of The Sperm Count Report, and is in charge of reviewing all editorial content for the website, social media, and video platforms. He has over 12 years experience as a senior editor national news websites, where he oversaw production of content relating to health and fitness, medical news, medicine, and fertility and reproductive health.