Using It or Losing It, an older guy's view
This seems a good time, at least for me, to offer you guys some advice to think about as you (all of you) age.
I am now 65.
Each year I haul myself into the urologist’s office for The Exam. I chose my uro for his medical training, his age (early 40s; I figured he had to be currently informed) and his humor, which is considerable. I don’t deal well with humorless doctors.
He has monitored my ED, seen me through nagging and puzzling events of prostatitis (gone), a high PSA scare, some other stuff.
Recently we had our annual. It began with the prostate. He needed to do a digital. He pronounced my prostate “boringly normal.” Good news. Then we reviewed the results of the PSA blood test I had had a few days before. Down a little from last year. 1.30 now. As some of you know, that is a very nice read to hear at my age.
Then he drilled me on the erectile drugs I use: How long do X, Y, and Z require to take effect? What are the results in my estimation? How often was I having sex or masturbating and did any of these drugs seem to interfere with ejaculation or orgasm? There were some other questions.
When that drill was done, he said, “Avocet, you are in a very fine place. You are doing all the right things. You researched your options, you learned about these drugs; you are making sure your prostate, testes, and seminal vessicles get exercise and that you have frequent erections. You’re getting real good use out of what you’ve got. Frankly, you are doing great.” He grinned. I grinned.
My point in telling you guys this personal stuff is to try to make all of you aware, given the great variety of interests and fears expressed on these pages, is that a lot of good penis and reproductive organ health has to do with using these organs frequently and sensibly. You treat ‘em good, and they will continue to treat you good. They are designed to renew their processes; it is up to you to use them. They function better when you do use them. And if you do use them in sensible ways along the way, they will likely be there for you when you are 65 yourselves. Or 70, or 80, or more.
So heads-up, edgers who seldom allow a load to be blown, guys who are afraid to ejaculate and do PE, too, and those of you who have no sexual partner and hold it all in because you don’t masturbate instead, for whatever reasons.
Use It, or Lose It is the way it seems to work.
And that goes for your real muscles, too. Get off the fucking couch.
End of rant.