As men age, their sexual response changes, just as their eyesight declines and metabolism slows and the horniness of youth mellows. Along with it, ejaculation lessens, much to many a man's chagrin.

And since sexual response has as much to do with psychology as it does physiology, some men find it upsetting to see their mighty river of semen reduced to a drought-level trickle. From that physiological lessening, the term perceived ejaculate volume reduction (PEVR) was coined.

It's important to note that PEVR is generally a self-assessed condition based on the man's subjective observations—the word perceived is right there in the name, after all. But that doesn't make PEVR any less important as an obstacle to some men having a healthy, happy sex life. However, misunderstandings about what PEVR is and how it works persist, so we're going to debunk those myths here.

Myth: Age is the only cause of PEVR.

Reality: PEVR can be caused or exacerbated by a number of factors. While there is a natural decline in sexual response in men as they age, other factors can also cause or exacerbate PEVR, including:

  • Cancer