Hey, you guys over 40.....

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  1. oacliffbuddy

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    I wasn't sure where to put this posting so Healthy Penis seemed the logical place....

    I was reading in another posting indirectly about the effects of aging and thought I'd post something specific on the topic. I'm 53 and for several years have noticed the onset of little quirks that appear to be the result of the aging process.

    For example, overall I'm in excellent health yet I'm beginning to sense a 'slowing down' of things. I've got occasional aches from activities I always took for granted. My recovery time from such activities seems to take longer than before and when I roll out of bed in the morning, I'm not quite as limber as I think I should be.

    I don't have arthritis that I'm aware of but occasionally my fingers feel tight. It doesn't happen a lot, only at night so far, but enough that I'm aware of the phenomenon. I'll wake up with my fingers feeling like I've been gripping a broom or rake for hours. It's probably because they curl naturally when sleeping but I have to slowly straighten my fingers out by hand and press them flat to loosen them up again.

    I've never had computer related carpal tunnel issues before but recently noticed waking up from a nap or in the middle of the night with numbness in my fingers. It seems to involve the angle of my wrist(s) when sleeping. I have to consciously straighten my wrists to get blood flowing again. I've also noticed some recent pain in my elbow joint but not sure what that's about because I can't say I've done anything to injure it.

    And speaking of naps, seems I need (and enjoy) them more and definitely when I get home from work. My naps can be as short as 10mins to as long as 90mins or thereabouts and even then, when waking I'm still feeling slow....

    What about you guys??
     
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    Not to leave out sexual performance in this discussion, I should add that I've not experienced any issues there. The plumbing still works well and I still get off about once a day though have been known to go for a week or two without any attempts at release. Then there are days when I JO a couple times a day. :wink:
     
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    oh yes the joys of life after 40
     
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    "cleaning out the pipes" regularly is a good personal hygienic habit..beware of certain medications..
     
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    Yup - I hear ya man, I'm 41 and have found that certain actiivities are more tiring than they used to be..

    Whats' that old saying "What I used to do all night, now takes me all night to do"?

    I'm slower to orgasm, and when I do I cum a lot less than when I was younger, diet and nutrition probably have changed little in the last 10 years, and I'm in better condition now than I was 10 years ago ;)

    Aches and pains are the norm for me, I have a great yoga stretch routine I go through which helps to keep me mobile / supple through the day
     
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    Ha ha -- if these questions are only arising in your mind after age 50, you're doing pretty well!

    A few years ago I said to my oldest friend, who is of the same age as I am, "It bothers me that I just don't move the same way as I used to!" He retorted impatiently, "What do you expect?"

    I too have had some elbow trouble, especially on the inside of the left arm. It was making it difficult for me to do certain exercises at the gym, particularly the overhead dumbbell press: the pain would weaken my arm and make it difficult for me to get the weights up for the first lift. Eventually I figured out that the pain was being caused, or at least exacerbated, by my habitually sleeping on my left side with that arm folded up (hand on the opposite shoulder). Since I started sleeping with my arm extended (you have to put it above the head of your bedmate if you've got one), the pain has diminished, though it has not altogether gone away.
     
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    I hear you, Oacliffbuddy! I've heard that the metabolism slows down approximately 10% per decade after you hit 30. Not sure if that's accurate, but it seems to be with me. I'm 44 and in great shape (155 lbs, 5'-10" tall), but I just don't have the energy I had when I was 25. I too have aches and pains that take me a little longer to shake off in the morning - nothing debilitating, just soreness after working in the garden that I never had when I was younger.

    So far no sexual issues, thank God! I also get numbness in my fingers and sometimes my entire arm when sleeping. I don't remember having that when I was younger.

    I also get the urge to take a nap in the afternoon when I'm home on the weekends. Last time it happened, I decided to exercise instead, which made me feel better. Guess releasing those endorphins through exercise really is a good thing. Like SC1969, I do a stretching routine in the morning and before exercise that I find really helps me stay limber and loose. You should try that.
     
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    wait til you are 58. get an exercise program going. I ride a bike, good cardio. I have some mild ED problems, have taken Viagra & now Cialis. I found this week that part of my ED problem is I'm not that turned on by my SO anymore. I had an opportunity this week were I was pretty close to a hot young gal I adore. the discussion got pretty steamy, and I had a raging hard on.
     
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    Uh ... yeah. At 46, I find there are part of me that just don't move the way they used to (knees, back, shoulders, fingers). I should have taken better care of myself while I was young. On the sexual side there are differences, too, some good, some bad. I never had multiple orgasms until I hit 40. Even at 20, I'd need 10 or 15 minutes to recharge, even though I'd still stay half hard. Now I can have several small orgasms before the big squirt, then I'm done for an hour or two. It used to be I'd have one massive orgasm, then recharge 15 minutes and go again.
     
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    That does sound very much like a sleep-postural problem. I recently had something similar and realised I was propping my body up at night with a folded-forward closed fist on the mattress as I lay on my side. So I made a conscious effort to stop doing it.
     
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    Yeah, if you manage to live long enough you do eventually have to do some body maintenance. By the time I was 52 I had back problems and various aches and twinges in my leg joints which were gradually getting worse. All due to a sedentary lifestyle and too much sitting at desks.

    One day a woman at work recommended ballroom dancing (she held classes). Well her classes were to far away to be practical but I did notice how fit she was and realised I needed to do some form of exercise, now that I wasn't dancing the night away in clubs any more.

    Then I saw a TV programme about old-age pensioner body-builders (male and female). It was billed as a bit of a freak show, and indeed some of the 80 yr olds didn't look too hot in their posing pouches. But I did notice how sprightly and limber they all were and what good upright posture they had.

    So I signed up at the gym. The guy selling me the membership gave me an odd look when I told him I used to train but hadn't been in a gym for 25 years. That was longer than he'd been alive, lol.

    I have to be a little careful with the weights at the gym because my limiting factor now is not my muscle strength, but my joint and ligament resilience. But they improve with exercise too. And just 20 minutes a week of cardio has lowered my cholesterol levels from slightly elevated to back to normal - so I can eat cheese again! :smile:
     
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    I agree about the aches and pains, especially my left arm/elbow, sometimes it really aches and trembles and i have to keep it outstretched for the pain to go away.Back, shoulders ache when gardening or moving furniture and oh yes, i gotta have that afternoon kip.
     
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    Gee guys... I can hardly wait for my next BD... it's a big one... I have to admit... so far soooooo good... uz
     
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    let me just add my 46 yr old thoughts. You sound just about like you should. Mostly ordinary wear and tear. In fact, may be a little better than ordinary at 53. However, the questions you ask about your fingers, wrists and elbows SHOULD BE REFERRED TO A PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR THAT YOU SEE REGULARLY.

    Go to the doctor you say? But I am a man and born to suffer in silence. That's one route to take. But, I have hard life lessons that keep me and my PCP buddies. Paternal grandfather - dead - 52 yrs old - cancer. Father - dead - 56 - pneumonia.

    See your dr. now so you can get a baseline of your health, then you can tell if it gets worse. OSrry to be a downer, but the whole men and dr thing pisses me off.
     
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    The thing I've noticed most is when I lean over to put on shoes, standing up. I used to be able to bend like Gumby (and had 6-pack abs), but now my body doesn't really want to bend there as easily.

    An older friend gave me the following advice, just as it had been handed down to him.

    From age 45 onward:

    1) Never, ever pass up an opportunity to pee. You will regret it later.

    2) Never trust a fart.

    3) Whenever you get an erection, use it.
     
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    :rofl:

    I am not yet ready to embrace no. 3, though.
     
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    With 45 now only a dim memory, I can relate to these three bits of advice.

    1) I used to be able to ignore my bladder for hours, but now once I really have to piss, holding it for an extra few minutes takes conscious effort. On the other hand, it gives me an excuse to play with my dick. ;-)

    2) Them liquid farts are a bitch!

    3) I still get unsolicited boners frequently and make use of them several times a week. I don't produce as much, but I figure that as long as I can keep my prostate I will make it earn its keep.

    As we age, the adage "use it or lose it" definitely applies. Whether it's your muscles, your joints, your brain or your dick, your body parts will atrophy from disuse. If you let that happen, you're just not living life.
     
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    All 3 funny but TRUE!:rolleyes: But all men and women have to go through that sudden realization that they've become 'older' even though they still think of themselves as twenty-something. Once past it, if we're somewhat well adjusted mentally, there are puhlenty of great times yet to come.:wink::smile:
     
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    Naturally there are changes but really trying to stay healthy of mind, body & spirit are a requirement at ANY age!

    A drawback - some of the younger guys turn you off! HOW STUPID - there's wisdom and grace in age. Also the knowledge of how to be and treat a man as one should.

    Happened on site - when I mentioned my age, never heard from him again! HIS LOSS!
     
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    It is a terrible realization, because it's not your mind that tells you that you're older, it's your body.
     
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