9 Reasons Why You Might Not Last Longer in Bed Anymore

by , Last Updated on: June 7, 2021
I'm a middle aged sexually active guy who couldn't last up to 2 mins in bed before, but now last up to 45 mins. Read More

When I was much younger I always lasted longer in bed and above all:

I could have sex after ejaculation multiple times in one session and would still have an erection after.

Good times!!!

Along the line growing up things changed and it got me thinking to myself

Why can’t I last longer in bed anymore?

This article will show you what I discovered and effective solutions that can help you last longer.

You can’t last longer in bed anymore because as you grow older;

Your body produces less testosterone which is the main male hormone for sexual activities and:

Eating the wrong foods and bad lifestyle habits like smoking and poor sleep causes hormonal imbalance which reduces your testosterone levels

All my discovery led to reduced testosterone levels, for men, testosterone is more like our superpower, while for women, it is estrogens

What is it about Testosterone?

Testosterone gives you the ability to grow muscles, have strength, appetite for sex, and is available in abundance in your youthful years

You can’t do what you used to do when you were much younger;

But does this mean you can’t perform like your youthful self again?

Do you want to re-up your testosterone levels? If yes, read on. But before we go on:

How do you know you have low testosterone levels?

According to the Food and Drug Administration, normal testosterone level ranges between 300 to 1000ng/dL (ng /dL stands for nanograms per deciliter)

If your testosterone level is below 300ng/dL:

You have low testosterone and that’s one of the reasons why you can’t last longer in bed anymore

Now, let’s dive into some reasons why you can’t last longer in bed anymore

9 Reasons Why You Can't Last Longer in Bed Anymore + How to Fix
9 Reasons Why You Can’t Last Longer in Bed Anymore + How to Fix

The first 3 reasons cause lower testosterone levels:

Age

Aged man

It’s quite common knowledge that, as we age our bodies lose the ability to do somethings effectively like they once did. One of such for men is the reduction of testosterone production.

In younger men, testosterone production peaks at around age 17 and remains high till the next decade

Surprisingly! I discovered that, in some men, testosterone levels stay high throughout their life;

But in most men, their testosterone levels begin to drop at around age 40

Initially, the drop in testosterone is not that much until a man gets to the age of 70 where production levels tank by 30%. But still, this level remains at normal range, that’s why grandpas can still get a woman pregnant.

At such testosterone levels as 10-30% lower, it would not be enough if you want to enjoy unlimited sexual performance and pleasure

You need your testosterone levels up to 90.9% and that’s very possible at any age for men really!

Tip:

You can do intermittent fasting to help boost your human growth hormone levels which in turn will positively affect your testosterone levels

You can take herbs proven to boost testosterone levels, some of them include

  • Tongkat Ali
  • Pine Pollen
  • Terrestris Tribulus
  • Cistanche
  • Celery Stalk

Wrong or Poor Diet

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There’s a popular saying that goes thus:

“You are what you eat” This is absolutely true to an extent. Eating healthy creates a healthy environment for your body to function properly.

But today, most of the foods we eat end up damaging our body cells by putting a strain on the liver.

What is it about the Liver and your Health?

The liver is the hardest working organ in the body because:

It has to filter everything that goes into the body through the mouth and the skin

So when you eat foods that are bad for you, your liver has to work twice as hard to try to process the food and:

In the end most time it cannot and it begins to break down gradually

When the liver does not function properly its 90% of the time impossible for the other organs to work effectively.

This is so because the liver processes everything you eat by breaking the ingredients down and;

Sending minerals and vitamins to the appropriate organs that need them to function

What you need to know here is that wrong foods and your liver not functioning properly will lead to hormonal imbalance

Do men experience Hormonal Imbalance?

Yes! Men also experience hormonal imbalance, the only difference is this:

Women experience a hormonal imbalance in estrogens, while for men it is in testosterone

Some foods that can cause issues for you may include

  • Dairy & Meat
  • Processed Foods
  • Alcohol
  • Sugar
  • Trans fat

Tip:

Cut out sugar, substitute with honey or date syrup, surprisingly both substitutes help with sexual performance, dates most especially

Cut out processed foods, they contain chemicals in the form of preservatives that;

Eat up your body cells which can lead to different types of cancer

Eat cooked meals always, veggies and fruits

You can take supplements or foods that detox and repair your body daily or weekly like Asparagus, Wheatgrass, Spirulina, etc

Of the above supplements, I have personally used Wheatgrass and Spirulina, of the two;

Wheatgrass worked better for me, it gave me lots of energy, focus, and less irritable

And in bed, I could go for literally an hour (of course with breaks in between) and still have an erection after climax.

My partner calls it the green shit, she hated the taste but always admitted its effectiveness on me in bed.

Bad Lifestyle Habits

bad lifestyleHow are you living your life? Do you sleep well, exercise, and spend time with your loved ones?

If you answered No to any of these, then there’s a bit of a problem. Lack of sleep makes you less effective and productive at work or at performing other tasks.

Now imagine the damage it can do to your sex life as well. Also, it leads to stress which is one of the main causes of low sex drive and libido that reduces your performance in bed

Studies show that bad habits can hurt your sex life

Other Lifestyle Habits that can Affect your Sex Life

Other bad lifestyle choices like smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol could have bad effects on your sexual and overall health

Smoking tobacco for instance restricts blood flow to your veins and arteries;

To achieve and keep erections, you need blood flowing especially to your pelvic area

What about smoking weed you make ask?

I heard it helps boost sexual performance, Yes! I covered that in my other post where I answered the question.

Does weed make you last longer in bed?

What is it about Weed & Alcohol with Sex?

But weed has its side effect so you are better off taking an alternative natural herb like Damiana leaf

All the details are in that post, you should check it out. Here is the link again

Alcohol also like weed has a dual effect on sexual performance;

It can delay ejaculation if taken excessively up to the point of you not being able to orgasm and ejaculate with sexual stimulation

On the flip side, alcohol is a depressant which when taken in excess can

  • Drop your mood
  • Reduce your sex drive and libido

Ultimately making you unable to get an erection or get to the point of orgasm

Studies show that too much booze drinking is a cause of erectile dysfunction

Tip:

Get good sleep and rest

Try to reduce your stress levels as much as possible

If you are addicted to nicotine or weed, you can cut the habit by substituting it with Damiana leaf.

Check here to learn why Damiana leaf is a better alternative to smoking weed for lasting longer in bed

Reduce your alcohol intake, red wine is good occasionally, it is rich in anti-oxidants. Studies show that red wine is one of or perhaps the only liquor good for sexual performance, it can increase testosterone levels.

Note: Drink Red Wine should in Moderation

Porn Addiction: Overstimulation and Dopamine

Watching too much porn can ultimately mess up your sexual health;

Although, there are mixed studies about how pornography affects sexual disorders like Erectile Dysfunction

Some studies suggest that porn may actually help men overcome erectile dysfunction and I think this is so because:

It can help induce dopamine levels in the brain

According to WebMD, dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays a role in pleasure, motivation, and learning. It is linked to the brain and the brain controls every part of the body.

How does Porn affect the Brain?

So watching porn triggers pleasure to the brain which in turn motivates the penis to respond and give more pleasurable feedback

Well! All this is related to Erectile Dysfunction, but how does this affect your performance in bed?

Porn addiction can lead to overstimulation and too much dopamine that moves at the speed of light

When you are overstimulated by the images, sound, and plots of these movies;

It becomes very difficult for you to experience the same in real life

What you need to know about Porn Stars

Those you see on the screen are actors and actresses who make a living faking all you see;

Seriously porn messes your head up to the point of you fantasizing anywhere, anytime.

This somehow makes it even difficult to get an erection:

Why? Because the real-life hottie does not level up to the ones you hold dear in your virtual reality

Also, the hottie you are having sex with cannot perform the same way and;

Do the absurd sex styles which these actresses have rehearsed over and over to get a single perfect recording

So tell me, if you can’t even get past the point of getting an erection, how can you then last longer in bed?

Get this about Dopamine

Too much dopamine that moves faster than light also screws up your performance;

The faster your pleasure senses kick in, the faster you will have orgasm and ejaculate

Porn addiction causes you to get too much dopamine to the point that:

Your brain can’t handle the pleasure and it explodes down there between your legs

Ideally, dopamine is meant to be built up gradually to climax, porn addiction rewires your brain for overstimulation of dopamine

It gets worse, how?

When you attain a level of dopamine, it seizes to affect you, then you are looking for more dopamine rush, hence the addiction.

For porn, you will always be looking for a better performance clip or shot.

So, too much dopamine rush will get you from penetration to ejaculation before you can say porn:

Why?

Because your brain is wired to unreal virtual pleasure

Likewise, hitting a plateau of dopamine level can lead to you not being able to get an erection because:

At that level your pleasure effect is zero, you will always need something better

Tip:

Porn withdrawal: Seriously, you need to quit porn, it’s a gradual process though, so don’t beat yourself up if you relapse

The most important thing is you notice that the rate at which you watch reduces over time, after some time the urge will die

Look for other activities you can substitute porn with when you have the urge. Watching porn is a habit that needs to be replaced with another habit.

Habits don’t die, they can only change

A good substitute could be watching comedy movies when you feel the urge, taking a walk, hanging out with friends, etc

Stress and Anxiety

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Stress and anxiety go hand in hand and are often associated with Erectile Dysfunction. But strangely when my stress and anxiety levels were really high, I never really experienced not being able to get an erection.

I only always experienced Premature Ejaculation and most times I couldn’t always go for another round of sex. Disappointing times for me because my partner always wanted more, I could always see the frustration on her face.

Thank goodness am better now, stress levels down to a minimum and I last long enough to make her call it quits. Yes, seriously most times;

She ends the sex while am still as hard as a rock pounding her life out or ready to go some more.

How did it all happen?

My discovery of herbs, a blessing from nature.

I talk about some of these herbs in my natural herbs to last longer in bed article I also wrote

According to healthline.com, anxiety is your body’s natural response to fear, it’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come

Most men suffer from performance anxiety, the feeling of fear of not performing up to expectation:

Sadly, most of these expectations are wrong, especially of those formed from watching porn

Tip:

Stress is a natural part of our body relating to life, we can’t completely avoid it, but we can manage it by

  • Exercising regularly
  • Meditation
  • Relaxing often
  • Managing your time to avoid deadlines
  • Damiana leaf, a better alternative to cannabis
  • Herbal formula

Self Esteem

Self-esteem is your self-worth, how you think and feel about yourself and:

I believe this can also affect your performance in bed both positively and negatively

Ever wondered why women are always attracted to the so-called alpha males and stick with them no matter how badly the men treat them?

It’s because of the self-worth or perception about themselves which they emit to the world. They have this aura about them that attracts even both sexes to them.

These vibes also up their game in the bedroom, it’s a psychological thing. Although not a very important thing maybe, but it could help a bit.

Tip:

If you feel your self-esteem is low, you can admit it and step up, it’s the first step

You can get courses or go for a training

Most importantly watch the company you keep, to move up;

You have to move with people who are already up there or those who are aspiring to move up

Poor Kidney Health

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According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the organ responsible or regarded as the foundation for good health is the Kidney

I also found out that, the foundation of sexual weakness in TCM is not your genitals or hormones but where you might least expect.

The Kidneys:

In the western world, the Kidney is known to help with filtering and eliminating waste in the body:

But according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Kidney is like the control center of your life force including your sexuality and desire

If your Kidneys are slightly off-balance or weak, it will affect your overall energy levels and

The malfunction of all other organs as well

The solution here is to nourish your Kidney if you want to be able to last longer in bed

How do you know if your Kidney is weak or unbalanced?

  • You feel dizzy
  • Ringing in your ears and hearing problems
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • You feel hot sensations in your palms, soles of your feet, and chest
  • You sweat spontaneously
  • You always feel constipated
  • You often experience cold limbs and don’t like cold
  • You may experience difficulty urinating
  • Pale or dull complexion

Tip:

Eat a wide variety of diet that provides vitamins, flavonoids, carotene, minerals, amino acids, and trace elements. But it does not mean you should eat the same types of food over and over again.

Drink enough amount of water throughout the day

Eat salty foods in moderation like miso, sea salts, salted sauerkraut, or kimchee

Eat Kidney shaped foods like Kidney beans, black beans, and most beans

Eat blue and black foods like blueberries, blackberries, mulberry, and black beans

Seafoods like seaweeds, shrimps, and fish

Seeds like black sesame, pumpkins, flax, and sunflower

Nuts like chestnuts and walnuts are best to boost Kidney strength

Eat small amounts of animal products like port, duck, lamb, eggs, and cheese

Bone broths and soups are great for the Kidney

Grains like millet and barley, cool and nourish the Kidney

Vegetables like Asparagus, Deep green vegetables

Fruits and melons are good but don’t eat more than 4 pieces of fruit daily

Tonics like Chlorella, Kelp, Spirulina, and Wheatgrass are great for building blood to enhance the Kidney

Mineral-rich herbs like oat straw, nettles support both the Kidney and blood

Moistening herbs like Slippery Elm, Marshmallow, Aloe Vera Gel

Chinese herbs like Rehmannia root, Horny goat weed, Astragalus, Ginger, and Juniper

Hormonal Imbalance

The body secretes hormones, for men the hormone responsible for sex is testosterone;

If your hormones are not balanced, the production and function of your testosterone drops

Which in turn will affect your sex life

Tip:

  • Avoid lifestyle habits and foods that will affect your hormones
  • Use herbs

Relationship Problems

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Perhaps, you are going through issues affecting your psychology, your heart is not in it. There is a tendency for you to have aggressive sex which will overstimulate you faster than you can say ejaculate.

Tip:

Solve your issues

These are 9 reasons why you can’t last longer in bed anymore based on my personal experience

Which of them do you think affects you the most?

Let me know in the comments below

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