Spontaneous Erections - or lack thereof

  • jayatl56

    Posts: 482

    Feb 05, 2017 2:54 PM GMT
    So when I was younger I'd get a boner just standing still. At 60, I still get very good erections without any help from supplements (and they last and not sag after a minute) but I notice they're not spontaneous enough. I see guys either at the gym (in the shower for example) or my nude yoga class get hard just standing there (not touching themselves) but I have to be physically touched, watching porn or really into a vivid dream. It is just me or are there other guys with the same "issue"?
  • carew28

    Posts: 829

    Aug 01, 2017 5:02 PM GMT
    It's a normal part of the aging process. You seem to be doing quite well for 60. As you get older, you gradually lose the ability to get an erection spontaneously, and you need some physical stimulation (masturbation) in order to get one. Even then, your erections gradually take longer to achieve, they aren't as hard, and you don't produce as much semen. The desire is always still there, though.

    It's hell to get old, but it's better than the alternative.

  • Destinharbor

    Posts: 4913

    Aug 01, 2017 7:27 PM GMT
    Don't be afraid of boner pills like Viagra or Cialis (except the outrageous cost). Your body collects junk in the blood stream that reduces flow to your dick. All the pills do is open the vessels to allow the flow. They have nothing to do with interest or stimulation. You'll find that sensitivity returns as well. A lot of spontaneous erections start with minor stimulation like clothing or even just a thought but the minute you start getting even a slight erection, the sensitivity takes over and continues the process.