As you probably know, an erection happens when the penis is hard and firm enough to penetrate a woman`s vagina. Inability to get a proper erection is known as erectile dysfunction, and this is a problem that affects many men regardless of age. It usually happens in older men, but younger men can also experience this issue. Men always want to get a rock-hard erection, but that is not a very easy thing to do. Erections are usually measured by the angle that is between your legs and your penis. Erect penises are either pointed straight ahead, upwards or downwards. The angle of erection depends on several factors like the level of sexual arousal, age and the tension of the ligaments. Additional factors like penis shape, size and thickness can also affect the erection angle.
The important thing to know is that most of the penises are not completely straight. They are either pointed downward, upward or on one of the sides. This is a normal thing, and you should not be concerned if your penis is pointed towards a certain direction. However, if you suffered some injury to your penis and your penis tissue is damaged, that can lead to further bending of the penis. In this case, medical examinations are required, and there are therapies for correcting this problem.
When it comes to age and angle of your erection, you should know that your penis is affected differently in different age decades. In the late teens, around the age of 18, men usually have firm erections without the need to stimulate the penis. Men at this age can get their penis hard very quickly and can also ejaculate repeatedly. Sexual intercourses at this age can significantly affect the sexual development of a person. Usually, at this period, the angle of erection is between 135 and 145 degrees. A bit later, in the mid-20s, the man is at his highest sexual peak. This is usually the period when the man is most active sexually and is capable of reaching quick, hard and easy erections. However, a person`s lifestyle, stress or health issues can affect the hardness of erections. At this age, the angle of erection is between 120 and 130 degrees.
The mid-30s and mid-40s is the age when a man sexually matures. In the mid-30s the sexual performance is great, and if the person has good health, then his erections should be long and hard. If the person has health problems with sleep, high blood pressure, obesity or diabetes, then all of those conditions could affect the erections. In most cases, the angle of erection in person`s mid-30s is between 100 and 120 degrees. A bit later, during the mid-40s, the man starts to experience first problems in achieving stronger and longer erections. Some people begin using erection supplements at this age. This is the period of life when the angle of man`s erection is between 90 and 105 degrees.
Finally, between the age of 50 and 70 is the period when the biggest problems occur and when the angle of erection is lowest. During the 50s you can still perform great sexually if your health is in good condition. Some people depend on erection medicaments to last longer in bed at this age, and in this period the angle of erection is 80 to 100 degrees. In the mid-60s almost every man has problems in achieving and maintaining hard erections. Certain health problems like diabetes, hypertension, atherosclerosis, obesity, and others can significantly affect erections. The angle of erection in this period is below 90 degrees.
John Bassett is an urologist in California. He received his medical degree from Keck School of Medicine of USC