I’m an elderly man. I find it very difficult to ejaculate. I have no problem with climax, just ejaculation. My ejaculate is thin and just dribbles.


  • Michael Castleman says:

    The human body evolved to be economical. It doesn’t waste energy on things that are unnecessary. As an elderly man, you’re well past your reproductive years. Your body knows this and has stopped putting much energy into producing semen. Most elderly men notice that they produce considerably less semen than they did in their youth and that what little they produce seems thinner. What you’ve noticed is simply an effect of aging.

    Now about the fact that your semen dribbles instead of spurting: Semen is propelled out of the penis by the pelvic floor muscles that run between the legs. With age, these muscles lose tone, which is why you’re experiencing dribbling. If you’d like to return to stronger—and more pleasurable—climaxes, practice Kegel exercises several times a day. After a month or so, you should notice improvement. For more on Kegels, read the article in the Info Library.

  • miron says:

    Thank you Michael for the input. An interesting theory but to be valid the effect would have to be gradual rather than abrupt; years or months. The transition happened over a period of a week or two for both appearance and propulsion. I am a swimmer and aerobic exercise aficionado, two hours per day, 5 to 6 days a week. I have had BPH for many years and ejaculation either via sexual activity or masturbation makes urination more tolerable. That is the consequence of the problem; otherwise I wouldn’t care.
    No raise in PSA, HgA1c well below diabetic range, T3,T4,TSH all right in the middle of normal range. Meds have not changed in 2 or 3 years.
    Since semen in produced by the prostate, an infection is the most likely cause but culturing for a prostate infection is difficult at best and usually impossible due to low grade. I am planning to ask my PCP for a year of doxycycline or minocycline. I was hoping for a quick fix answer but I guess it is what it is and I will have to discuss it with her. I just dread giving a sample.

  • Michael Castleman says:

    You’re right. Changes of aging typically happen gradually. Now that you’ve revealed that yours happened pretty suddenly, that MIGHT suggest an infection. Or maybe not. I agree that it’s time to see your primary care provider.

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