AGE

If you're worried your age might be affecting the hardness of your penis, there's good news and there's bad news.

The bad news is that the likelihood of erectile dysfunction does increase with age.

But the good news is that it's your attitude more than your age that determines what happens next. With the right attitude, you can try to resolve your problem however old you are.

ED BY AGE GROUP

Erectile dysfunction does become more common as men get older. But it is by no means exclusively an 'old man's problem'. If you think you are quite young to be having erection problems remember this – men of all ages can get ED (see below) and there are treatments that could help you. And if you are among the older age group, you shouldn't be disheartened either. Men in their 90's have been successfully treated for ED.

Hard facts

CLICK TO SEE INCIDENCES OF ED AMONG DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS

  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+
  • 8
  • 11
  • 15
  • 22
  • 30
  • 37
  • POP QUIZ
  • Which of these do
    you associate most
    with getting old?
  • Gardening
  • Crosswords
  • Erection Problems
  • Classic Cars
  • Classical Music
  • POP QUIZ RESULTS
  • 5
  • 35
  • 15
  • 15
  • 30
YOUR SEX LIFE IS IMPORTANT WHATEVER YOUR AGE

The World Health Organization has stated that you have the right to pursue a satisfying and pleasurable sex life. That's irrespective of how old you are. So, in a roundabout way, your erection problem is actually denying you your human rights.

It's time, then, to reappraise the greying of the hair and the rounding of the belly. If you want to enjoy a satisfying sex life again, it could be time to accept your erection problem and take action to try and overcome it.

 
LEARN WHAT CAUSES ERECTION PROBLEMS
 
Oldest Man to...

  • Win Olympic gold
  • 64
  • YEARS OLD
  • Oscar Swahn of Sweden was 64 when he won Olympic Gold in the 100 metre team running deer shooting event in 1912.
  • Climb Mount Everest
  • 71
  • YEARS OLD
  • Katsusuke Yanagisawa of Japan was 71 when he climbed the 8,850m summit in May 2007.
  • Become heavyweight world champion
  • 45
  • YEARS OLD
  • George Foreman was 45 when he beat Michael Moorer to win the world heavyweight boxing title in 1994.
  • Swim English Channel
  • 70
  • YEARS OLD
  • George Brunstad of the USA was 70 when he swam the channel in 2004. It took him 15 hours and 59 minutes.
  • Go into space
  • 77
  • YEARS OLD
  • Astronaut John Glenn was 77 when he became the oldest person to go into space in 1998.
 
BACK TO UNDERSTANDING
 

DO YOU HAVE AN ERECTION PROBLEM?


Only your doctor can tell you whether or not you have ED. But you may find this online test useful in the meantime.

WHO CAN
YOU TALK TO?


Some people are afraid of heights. Others are afraid of the dark. For men with erection problems, the biggest fear can be talking to the doctor.

WHAT CAN
BE DONE?


If you have an erection problem there are tried and tested treatments available. Your doctor will say which one, if any, is right for you.

 
TEST YOUR ERECTION
 
TALK TO THE DOCTOR
 
CHECK TREATMENTS