The Prostate. What a troublemaker! Another big issue for us guys as we age is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH); an enlarged prostate. The gland experiences two main growth periods: One in puberty when it doubles in size to begin providing the necessary fluids for ejaculation. The second begins around age 25 and, for most of us, it continues to grow - slowly, of course. Over time - by the time we hit our 60s or 70s - it can begin to cause issues with pissing. Most men, between ages 51 - 60, have BPH. By the time we hit our 80s, that increases to 90%.
The prostate presses down on the urethra cutting off the flow of urine. Over time, the wall of the bladder can weaken making it nigh on impossible to fully empty. Therefore, older men seem to always have to pee.
Such is life. And such is my own situation. I find myself needing to take a whizz more an more often. Heading out to run errands, to an activity like a movie or play, heading into meetings...these things become a matter of finding the nearest men's room beforehand. If I manage to make it through an entire film...well, the need to piss is reaching emergency "piss anywhere" status.
Over the weekend, I went out to a play. And, as is wont with men of all ages, cold air can have the effect: A sudden need to pee.
I got stuck parking on the topmost level of the parking structure, got out of my nice warm car and BAM! It hit me with full force. Making it to the men's room was out of the question.
Faced with the choice of pissing on the floor of the garage or wetting my pants, well naturally...
A middle-aged couple were sitting in a nearby car. But, all I could do was shrug, run to a corner, rip open the buttons of my jeans, haul out my cock and let it rip.
It all makes me wonder if a study might show that regular Prostate Massage could slow the enlarging process...
But, really, as a man, I'm thankful I can piss anywhere if I need to.