At what age is there a decrease in potency in men?
Statistics of impotence in the world show that age is not an indicator for assessing men’s health, many people have sexual desire in old age, but you need to spend more effort to implement it. More important is the biological age, that is, the state of all body systems that affect the degree of sexual activity.
The doctrine of Afference: the limit of sexual acts for years
More than a hundred years ago, the so-called Efferetz doctrine appeared, according to which a man’s sexual capabilities are limited to 5,400 ejaculations throughout his life. Thus, the author of this theory assured: the earlier a man started an intimate relationship and the more often he had sex, the faster his body will be exhausted and complete impotence will occur.
At present, the doctrine is completely untenable, although excesses in any sphere, including in intimate life, can have a negative impact on human health. Male reproductive abilities can be almost limitless, especially when you consider that the process of sperm formation occurs constantly. In this way, a man compares favorably with a woman whose number of eggs in the body is genetically predetermined.
In contrast to this theory, modern experts have established that the strength of potency depends on the hormonal background. The higher the level of testosterone, the more intense the desire is experienced by a man and the easier it is for him to perform sexual intercourse.
The average representative of the stronger sex under the age of 25 is able to perform 4-5 sexual acts during the week, from 25 to 35 years-3-4 acts, from 35 to 55 years-from 2 to 3, from 55 to 60 years-once or twice a week, and at the age of 60 years — even less. However, these data are very average, because even young men do not always experience constant sexual arousal, which is associated with the modern rhythm of life and an abundance of stress.
In contrast to Western scientists, some Eastern experts, who adhere to the principles of local religious traditions, believe that a man should not often lose seminal fluid. The acceptable norm is considered to be full sexual intercourse approximately once a month, and the rest of the time a man can perform intimate relationships without reaching the onset of ejaculation.
Modern doctors subject such methods to serious criticism, because sexual arousal without sufficient full discharge is fraught with the appearance of a number of diseases.
Statistics of impotence: at what age does a man lose his manhood
It is believed that the production of testosterone in the male body significantly decreases after the age of 35, and this process begins on average after 27 years. Of course, these indicators are also very average and depend on many factors.
Currently, problems with potency often occur even in young men, not only because of serious mental experiences, but also due to an unhealthy lifestyle in General.
So, according to clinical studies in the United States, the frequency of occurrence of weak potency, depending on the age of a person, is as follows:
- between the ages of 20 and 30, 21% of men have problems with potency;
- from 30 to 40 years — 27%;
- from 40 to 50 years-48%;
- over 50 years of age-53% of men.
Thus, more than half of the stronger sex who have crossed the 50-year mark, face problems in the intimate sphere.
It should be taken into account that these indicators do not mean the onset of complete impotence, but only the appearance of certain symptoms of erectile dysfunction, such as insufficient erection, decreased potency or too premature ejaculation. Complete impotence at one age or another occurs much less often.
Statistical data on male impotence depending on age
Such a disease as impotence is constantly being investigated by doctors around the world.
Statistics from the world health organization
The world health organization provides the following data on this disease in men:
out of 10 men aged 21 to 60 years 1 is necessarily impotent; after the age of 60, this figure increases 3 out of 10 men.
However, there is a small caveat: in men after 21, impotence can manifest itself as a violation of any of the listed stages of sexual intercourse, while men after 60 are completely deprived of the ability to enter into intimate relationships. That is, after the age of 60, many more men have difficulties with potency, they are simply not included in the statistics of impotence.
Research shows that approximately one-third of men aged 40 to 40 years are subject to partial or complete impotence and inability to erect.
US statistics of impotence
And some more statistics. The same world health organization reports that of all men who have problems in their intimate life, only 20% seek qualified help, the rest are treated independently, or do nothing at all, because they believe that these age-related changes are irreversible.
There are also statistics on research conducted in the United States, it was conducted earlier and therefore can be considered a priority. So the results show the following data: out of 100 men aged 40 to 70 years, 50 experience problems with an erection. That is, the result obtained is 1.5 times higher than the above studies.
These 52 people were found to have abnormalities of varying severity:
- 17 have minor violations;
- 25 have moderate violations;
- and only 10 suffered from complete erectile dysfunction.
German statistics of impotence
To complete the picture, let’s look at another statistic.
The research was conducted in the city of Cologne, where they expanded the age range of the studied men from 20 years to 80.
The data is that the younger the patients, the less likely they are to have erectile dysfunction. For example, in men aged 30-35 years, only 5% showed any violations. But by the age of 80, violations were detected in more than 50% of the subjects.
Such studies were conducted in many countries, using different methods and often were very different.