I’m a male, 72, and have had erection problems for at least 15 years. I’m in reasonably good physical shape, but over weight by about 80 lbs (muscular). I have a very good libido, tried Viagra, and tadalafil (5 mg/day — 20/mg as a booster for sexual activity) with no results. My partner is 73. She is extremely constantly wet and very sexually inclined. I walk 2 miles a day and exercise with weights. I’m not on medication except for cholesterol. I’m good with oral and hand stimulation for both male and female. We hug’n kiss. I grab for her constantly as she walks by, and enjoy making her cum even with no erection. I can still ejaculate. I suspect, contrary to some of the literature, that my erection will not return due to age, even with weight loss. I don’t smoke. Or, drink to any appreciable degree. Should I try marajuana?
I’m thinking that perhaps a Ultrasound test might be the ticket to establish the quality of blood flow in the penis; and for heart reasons as well. With this Clouseau approach, can I gain enough clues to resurrect the erection?
FYI: I’ve enjoyed your articles. At 72, knowing that an erection is difficult (specifically, not going to happen), has had an effect on love making. The women I seek out are vintage as am I. But there is always the expectation that Tarzan has to perform. I stopped seeing one woman because, at 75, she wanted significant intercourse. In earlier times, I would have jumped at the chance. With the present circumstances, I stepped on the cat and jumped out the window. At one point I considered getting a pump placed in the scrotum like a 73 year old friend of mine who had a prostate removal. But, of course, that made no sense from a risk standpoint, and while he has been able to conceal the pump from his partners, I don’t see how this is accomplished if fellatio is employed.
Your articles helped put things in perspective as to a woman’s desire for intercourse vs. oral, and the fact that most men fight to keep their erection going, and eventually lose the battle. Lastly, I masturbate as my Jiminy Cricket allows, and watching porn is also on the menu. Any additional insight that you can provide to move me along Route 66 would be appreciated.