If you think you’re todger is receding, you’re not going crazy because it can actually happen.
A man’s schlong can get smaller as he ages, but diet and lifestyle choices can also impact penis length.
They can have an impact on a guy’s level of tumescence – or how hard his erection is.
Sexual health expert Samantha Evans, co-owner of online sex toy retailer Jo Divine, said: “As a man gets older, his penis may shrink in size as as result of the slow deposit of fatty plaques in tiny arteries in the penis which reduces blood flow.
“Known as arteriosclerosis, this process also occurs in the blood vessels surrounding the heart.
“The build up of inelastic collagen (scar tissue) inside the stretchy fibrous sheath that surrounds the erection chambers can lead to smaller erections.”
But ageing isn’t the only risk factor, because smoking can also seriously damage your schlong.
Puffing on cigarettes can cause testosterone to decrease in a man’s body, which has a knock on effect on his member.
Dr Mary Samplaski, urologist and the director of male infertility at the University of Southern California, told Men’s Health: “There’s not really a medical tool for measuring penis shrinkage.
“What we do know is that smoking and age can cause a decline in testosterone production.”
Cigarettes restrict blood flow to the penis making it more difficult to get an erection.
According to Samantha, co-owner of online sex toy retailer Jo Divine, smoking can even lead to erectile dysfunction (ED) and impotence.
Samantha said: “Smoking damages blood vessels by increasing the build-up of plaque in the arteries which hinders the blood flow, creating an array of circulatory problems throughout the body, including the penis.”
Erectile issues can be psychological or physical and are also often linked with fatigue, stress, anxiety or depression.
Health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and thyroid issues can also wreck your erection.
Sometimes penis problems are a symptom of underlying medical issues related to your blood vessels and heart, like diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure.
If your schlong is softer than it used to be, you should visit your GP.