Lack of regular blood flow to the penis will, over time, cause some of the tissues to die — just the same way smoking and diabetes cut short penis life, experts have said.
Indeed, Finnish researchers have confirmed that men who had sex less than once a week at the start of a study were twice as likely to develop erectile dysfunction as those who had it at least once a week.
In the study of 1,000 men aged between 55 and 75, those who had sex three or more times a week lowered their risk for erectile dysfunction by four-fold.
There’s no reason not to enjoy a full sex life in old age, the researchers submit.
“We have some patients in their ’80s taking Viagra-type drugs and studies have shown that a regular sex life can prolong life, because it’s basically another form of exercise.”
The researchers condemned the myth that once you hit 65, you can’t have good sex.
“That’s rubbish,” they said.