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Old 10-06-2012, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Default At what age does male libido begin to decrease?

I'm 31... mine is still sky high. What age does it start to slow down? And do you older guys think it's a blessing not being horny all the time? Are you better able to enjoy other things in life without always worrying about trying to get laid? Do you find that you get more productive at work, enjoy time with your family more, etc...?
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:00 PM
 
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Your question can't accurately be answered because it's a case by case type of thing. However, if a guy constantly works out, eats right, and gets enough sleep, his sex drive could remain high well into his 70s. However, if a guy doesn't work out, eats junk, and doesn't get much sleep, his sex drive could start to decrease by his late 20s/early 30s.

Virtually everything related to sex drive and sexual performance comes back to one's health and how well they take care of their body.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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Charlie Chaplin had children way into his 80's and Hugh Hefner is still scoring so I would say - never.

However, interest in your partner out of the bedroom, can severly impact the libido.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:22 PM
 
Location: New Zealand and Australia
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Mine peaked at 14-20.....has slowed a little since then but is still healthy enough I'm (34).
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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A great site for these kinds of questions is www.goaskalice.com. The site is maintained by health scientists and healthcare professionals at Columbia university. It's a great resource. Anyhow, their answer...

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Do all good things come to an end? Not necessarily. For both women and men, sexual desire or drive decreases gradually with age. However, testosterone, the hormone which primarily controls sexual drive in men, never stops being produced entirely. Some men in their 70s and 80s have an active libido even with decreased testosterone levels. Beyond aging, some reasons why libido may be affected for temporary periods of time at any point in the life cycle include stress, fatigue, preoccupation with work, side effects of medications, medical conditions, dissatisfaction with a relationship, and lack of desire for a partner, among others.
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A man's sexual life changes with age even as the desire may be maintained. In their 20s, men are less likely to experience wet dreams and some report that they masturbate less often. Some men in their late 20s and 30s notice that their penises aren't as erect as they once were, and that they may require direct stimulation to get hard. Around ages 40 to 50, a man may require direct stimulation to get an erection, and his erection may not be as full or firm as before. He may find it easier for his penis to lose its hardness, and, once lost, more difficult to regain...
Read the rest here.

Men's sex drive and age | Go Ask Alice!
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:37 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I think keeping your health in check to the best of your abilities is key. I have often complained about the sexual abilities of men in their 40s. Now this new guy is 45 and his libido is almost too much. (That said, almost. ) He is a rabid cycler like me and I think that makes a huge difference.
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Old 10-06-2012, 05:45 PM
 
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Your question can't accurately be answered because it's a case by case type of thing. However, if a guy constantly works out, eats right, and gets enough sleep, his sex drive could remain high well into his 70s. However, if a guy doesn't work out, eats junk, and doesn't get much sleep, his sex drive could start to decrease by his late 20s/early 30s.

Virtually everything related to sex drive and sexual performance comes back to one's health and how well they take care of their body.
This is a great answer. And it includes both physical and mental health. Mental health includes a compendium of stressors (I believe that's a word) and how they affect a person.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:09 PM
 
Location: State of Relaxation
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To some extent it's individual, but changes start to happen in the 40's. Even if someone has a lot of energy, it takes them longer to "recharge" before having another go, the relevant part of the anatomy doesn't get quite as hard and doesn't get up as high, little things like that. Regular exercise, healthy eating, and regular cardio workouts of any kind (keep the blood circulating to ALL parts of the body ) help. And as robert said, health and mental health are both important. Depression, obviously, can kill a healthy libido. Stress affect overall health, ages you, and shortens life, if it becomes chronic.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:31 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Libido = desire
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:37 PM
 
Location: The Present
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it comes down to your health, I have old family members in the third world who are still killing it at 60+. These are men who have retained an active life (while living off their farms as well).

on the flipside I know quite a few friends who haven't yet reached 25-30, and they have trouble in this area because they eat like **** and they don't take care of their body or hygiene for that matter.
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