Healthy aging and male sexual function.

  title={Healthy aging and male sexual function.},
  author={Raul C. Schiavi and Patricia Schreiner-Engel and John Mandeli and Harry R Schanzer and Etti Cohen},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={147 6},
The authors examined the effect of age on sexual function and behavior and on nocturnal penile tumescence in 65 healthy married men aged 45 to 74 years. There was a significant negative relation between age and sexual desire, arousal, and activity and an increasing prevalence of sexual dysfunction with age but no age difference in sexual enjoyment and satisfaction. Significant age-related decreases in frequency, duration, and degree of nocturnal penile tumescence were found. Sexual desire… CONTINUE READING
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