- Men's Health & Wellness
Is There a Male Menopause?
Women control the language; they use more of it. Better too. So sooner or later you might even hear about male monthly cycle. Wait, there is already a male monthly cycle; men produce semen enough for nocturnal emissions every three weeks if there is no sexual activity. But the problem with the human race is that a normal healthy male is ready for sex every single hour of his life.
Women enter menopause whenever they cease to menstruate; and this sometimes uncomfortable phase marks the end of reproduction. It may be accompanied by hot flashes, irritability, depression and mood swings.
So you know that sooner or later the vocabulary must say something about the male gender. Male menopause is in. Is it for real?
What is male menopause? Whereas a woman's midlife crisis is mainly due to the hormonal and physiological changes, the male midlife is characterised by reduced sex drive and growing disillusionment with self. So men, we are told, compensate by inventing a false sense of youth and energy. The grand period of skirt chasing, and fast cars, too late in the day.
Why call it the male menopause?
Because the language is dominated by women, they use it more, and use it better, even when they are wrong.