Perceived ejaculate volume reduction (PEVR) can occur for a variety of reasons, the most prominent of which is related to aging. Just as other bodily functions can be impaired, slowed or damaged over time, so too can the male reproductive system. A wide range of aging-related issues, including those with biological or psychological roots, can affect the volume of ejaculate.

But aside from age, additional factors also may contribute to decreased ejaculate volume. These can generally be categorized as medical, lifestyle or anatomical influences.

Medical explanations for PEVR

Medical causes of PEVR can stem from a history of illness, injury, poor diet or lack of exercise.

Some adverse health experiences may be difficult to observe in everyday life, such as alterations to hormone production, which might include decreased testosterone levels or increased estrogen levels caused by any number of reasons. Other medical causes of PEVR may originate from more dramatic or significant events in your life, such as