What is Sexspan?

Many are familiar with the concept of Healthspan, which is the portion of life spent in good health. However, most do not consider their Sexspan.

Your Sexspan is the portion of your life in which you will have the ability and/or the desire to engage in sexual activity.

With the increase in life expectancy, or Lifespan, many not only want to live longer but also engage in sex well into old age. Most find it important that their Sexspan lasts as long as their Lifespan.

3 Steps to Prolong Your Sexspan


Focus on the four main pillars of health

  • diet
  • exercise
  • sleep
  • stress reduction


Focus on your partner. Your Sexspan depends on your partner’s Sexspan


Check your testosterone level, the#1 gauge of overall health for men. It’s only a simple blood test, and you can ask for it at your next physical. 

Sexual health is one of the best barometers of overall health

Healthier people tend to have a longer Sexspan.

In order to maintain and prolong your Sexspan, focus on the four pillars of health – diet, exercise, sleep, and stress reduction.

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“The goal is to be proactive about prolonging and preserving your Sexspan.”

Taking a proactive approach to prolonging your Sexspan will also have significant improvements in your overall Healthspan and Lifespan.

Understanding and Enhancing the Lifespan
of your Sexual Health

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Sexual Frequency Decline From Midlife to Later Life

Amelia Karraker, John Delamater, Christin R. Schwartz | Dept. of Sociology, UW-Madison

Sexual activity across the life course among men who have sex with men: a systematic review of published data

Geroge Foulard, Michael Plankey Ph.D.

A Study of Sexuality and Health among Older Adults in the United States (sexuality and health)

National Institute of Health

Effect of aerobic exercise on erectile function: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Mohit Khera M.D., Samir Bhattacharyya, PhD, MS, MSc, Larry E. Miller PhD, PStat

ASMH (American Society of Mens Health)/SMSNA (Sexual Medicine Society of North Amer.) Men’s Health Checklist

American Society of Mens Health of Health/Sexual Medicine Society of North America

Your Sexspan is strongly dependent on your partner's Sexspan.

You must keep your partner engaged and healthy in order to prolong your own Sexspan.

Dr Khera is a Professor in the Scott Department of Urology at Baylor College of Medicine, and he holds the F. Brantley Scott Chair in Urology. Dr. Khera specializes in male and female sexual dysfunction, Men’s Health, and hormone replacement therapy. 

Dr. Khera also serves as the Director of the Laboratory for Andrology Research, the Medical Director of the Baylor Executive Health Program, and the Medical Director of the Scott Department of Urology. He currently  serves as President of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America.

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