As we age, we often begin to slow down in more ways than one. If you or your partner is noticing a slowing down, particularly in the bedroom, it can be devastating to one’s self-esteem and to the relationship.
Virility naturally declines as we age, but there are natural preventative and regenerative, and non-surgical aesthetic treatment options that can support increased energy, increased stamina, and function in the bedroom.
If you are looking for a regenerative, non-surgical way to improve your virility, then look no further than the patient reviewed treatment options and verified providers available to you through AgeEnvy, listed below.
Virility and Sexual Dysfunction
When we talk about virility in the context of health, we refer specifically to sexual dysfunction. Sexual dysfunction might refer to a myriad of ways that the male body is affected in the bedroom, but the most common is erectile dysfunction (ED).
Sexual dysfunction is extremely normal and occurs at a normal decline of 10% per decade of life. Men in their fifties and sixties will have a decrease in sexual performance by about 50% or, about 50% of men will experience some form of ED.
There are different ways that virility can be affected. A man’s performance can decrease, the likelihood of being aroused might decrease, the ability to hold an erection may decline, and the orgasm function may not be as it once was.
Decreases in virility are often associated with something called andropause, which was coined as a similar experience for men compared to menopause. However, it is improper to suggest that men experience a drop in testosterone in the same way that women do. In fact, men might only decrease in testosterone production by less than 2% per year around the age of 30 to 40.
Recognize that there are a number of factors that might affect virility, and it is not always associated with testosterone. If the individual is experiencing panic attacks or other cognitive-related behaviors, this might be related to decreased sexual performance.
Try to identify personal or lifestyle changes that might also affect virility, such as
- Lack of sleep
- Anxiety or mental health issues
- Drinking stimulants or alcohol
- Doing drugs
- Big life changes
- Relationship problems (or miscommunications)
- A poor diet
- Not enough exercise
- Low self-esteem
- Underlying health conditions
When deciding on a virility treatment option, try to make as many of the lifestyle changes as you can. Doing so will not only improve your lifestyle in general, but it will also support your physiology if you go through with a non-surgical aesthetic treatment option.
Non-Surgical Regenerative Treatment Options to Boost Your Virility
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) also known as P-Shot
Platelet-rich plasma is an innovative new therapy that improves the overall production of growth factors in the body through natural processes. By using your own blood, PRPs are injected into the body to improve the circulation and cell regeneration in selected areas. PRP is not just used for virility and it can improve facial aging, assist hair restoration, and treat injuries.
When used for sexual health, PRP is most commonly referred to as the P-Shot. The P-Shot is the injection of PRP (after numbing the area) directly into the patient’s penis with a small needle. The P-Shot might overall increase sexual satisfaction, increase libido, improve the erection, and improve sexual performance. Other benefits include reducing a penis bend, removing scar tissue, reducing penile pain, and increased girth, all without using drugs or Viagra!
For men, the P-Shot can address ED, Peyronie’s disease, penile abnormalities, and size. Women can also take PRP for sexual health and it might help them achieve orgasm more easily, reduce pain during intercourse, and improve vaginal dryness (see also the O-shot).
As an added bonus, PRP requires minimal downtime and results are noticeable just after a couple of weeks. If doing the P-Shot in particular, you might require more downtime (four hours), and results typically appear after 2-3 treatments over the course of four months.
GAINSwave is a non-invasive and safe procedure that administers low-intensity shock waves (LI-ESWT) to a patient’s penis. GAINSwave works by shooting sound waves directly at the tissue, breaking up plaque formation that grows naturally over time in the blood vessels. This then stimulates the new growth of blood vessels, the new growth of nerve tissue (neurogenesis), and encourages blood flow and sexual function.
This procedure is an effective way to reverse ED, improve overall sexual function and experience, and reduce Peyronie’s disease.
With virtually no side effects, GAINSwave is becoming an extremely popular way to improve sexual health and performance. There is no downtime when receiving this procedure and patients typically see the benefits in as few as one or two treatments.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cell Therapy has been around for quite some time now and has been shown to be an effective treatment for improving one’s overall youthfulness. Stem Cell Therapy is most commonly used for skin enhancement, but it has also been shown to be effective at improving sexual performance and in weight loss management.
For sexual health, Stem Cell Therapy uses Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) that grow into specialized cells (cellular differentiation), which allows them to reproduce as fresh cells for increased blood cell growth and cell regeneration.
While this procedure for sexual health is still new, Stem Cell Therapy might improve an erection, improve performance, reverse ED, and improve Peyronie’s disease.
Stem Cell Therapy is on the expensive end and might take longer to show its effects; however, there is zero downtime and results are more long-lasting.
Peptide Therapy is when peptides (or proteins) are directly injected into a given area to trigger a specific function. The patient will see the effects of peptides depending on where the peptides were injected.
People take peptide therapy to improve energy overall, physical performance, muscle growth, strength, and sleep patterns. If the body is declining in any one of these areas, it could be a reason for decreased libido or virility. Therefore, taking peptide therapy for sexual health means that the patient will experience an overall improvement from the therapy.
In addition to that, peptide therapy can directly target sexual health. Patients may see increased libido and enhanced orgasm. Peptide therapy can improve sexual performance related to cognitive health as well.
The average cost of peptide therapy ranges from $300 to $875 and there is zero downtime.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Similar to methods like hormone replacement therapy, bioidentical hormone therapy is the process whereby hormones that we naturally produce in our body are extracted from natural sources and injected into the patient. In doing so, the hormones are chemically identical to our hormones but are organically and externally sourced.
For sexual health, bioidentical hormone therapy might increase libido, increase overall strength, reduce panic attacks, increase muscles, and improve energy.
By boosting common hormones related to sexual health, such as estrogens, progesterone, and testosterone, bioidentical hormone therapy can improve much of our daily lives. These hormones not only affect sexual health, but they also regulate brain function, balance mood, act as an antidepressant, and regulate muscle mass and fat distribution.
Therefore, bioidentical hormone therapy is extremely powerful! It can treat menopause, ‘andropause’, and hypothyroidism. It will also help patients lose weight, lose body fat, improve hair loss, improve libido, and reverse facial aging. It can also improve cognitive function and sleep patterns, including panic disorder, impaired cognition, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Surprisingly, this therapy is extremely affordable (ranging from $30 to $85 a month) and there is zero downtime. Results can take a few weeks to several months to show up
Hormone Pellet Therapy
Hormone Pellet Therapy is an innovative procedure that looks to replenish vital sex hormones. Hormone pellet therapy is a more advanced treatment of bioidentical hormone therapy and similar to hormone replacement therapy.
For men, hormone pellet therapy can be used for sexual health. They may see improvements in libido, strength, and reducing “andropause” symptoms. The hormones taken are naturally extracted from the chemicals in plants and are identified as being identical to the hormones that are naturally produced in the body. This therapy moves away from other methods like hormone replacement therapy, which would extract the hormones from pregnant horses’ urine and other synthetic hormones.
There is minimal recovery time with this procedure, and you only need one treatment to see results.
One of the most common therapies for virility is testosterone therapy. This is because low sexual performance is typically associated with low testosterone levels, even though this might not always be the cause.
Testosterone therapy for men is still a reliable therapy for improving sexual health, healthy body functions, and energy as we age. And naturally, our testosterone production does decrease. So considering a testosterone replacement can improve red blood cell production through bone marrow and allow you to generate more fat.
For sexual health, testosterone therapy can increase libido, reduce andropause symptoms, and increase physical performance (overall, through increased muscles, energy, and recovery).
Finding the Right Therapy Option For Your Needs
Identifying your needs when it comes to virility therapy can be tough. If you are noticing symptoms that extend beyond sexual health, then you might want to consider more methods that address underlying conditions rather than targeting sexual performance alone.
A decrease in mental health in addition to a decrease in sexual performance might mean that you need to address your mental health rather than your sexual performance.
Therapies like peptide therapy, testosterone therapy, and hormone pellet therapy might improve your cognitive health; it might also improve your body physically so you feel better more often, allowing you to move more freely and without pain, to be happier and to have a more positive outlook on life. This can affect your sexual performance.
Outside of these therapies, you can also consider energy boosters. IV Nutrient Therapy or Glutathione, for example, can improve the way your body is using energy and improve the body’s capacity for cell regeneration.
Additionally, it does take two to tango. So, sexual dysfunction might not be a result of male physiology. Consider therapies for women’s sexual health that might improve performance or a change for orgasm.
Identifying what exactly makes you tick (or in this case, is not allowing you to tick) can be hard to do on your own and without the help of a medical professional. Reach out to a provider in your area to identify the right treatment option for your needs.