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This episode was recorded at CatalystCon in front of a live studio audience. We have a great conversation with David Mandell, creator of the Private Gym Pelvic Muscle Exercise System For Men, on this revolutionary (and FDA registered) system for improving sexual performance and overall male sexual health through simple exercises that any guy can learn. Follow @TrainPrivateGym on twitter or check them out on Facebook
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(Newser) – Women who eat one to two apples a day experience a better sexual quality of life than women classified as having “no regular apple consumption,” according to a new study in the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Scientists followed 781 Italian women aged 18 to 43 with no history of sexual disorder and who were not taking prescription meds or suffering from depression, and learned that those who eat apples regularly had better “lubrication and overall sexual function.”
The researchers didn’t establish causation—it’s possible, for instance, that women who eat more apples are healthier overall, which contributes to better sexual function. But, like chocolate and red wine, apples contain polyphenols and antioxidants, which can increase blood flow to the genitalia, as well as phloridzin, a type of estrogen similar to the female sex hormone estradiol that improves vaginal lubrication, reports the Huffington Post. Some of these benefits may lie only in the peel of the apple, and researchers say it “might be interesting to evaluate” what role apple peels play in female sexuality, reports Salon.
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Merck Pharmaceuticals spent over $100 million advertising finasteride (aka Propecia) to aging, self-conscious men. The pattern of disturbing side-effects is profound enough to become it’s own condition, “post-finasteride syndrome” (PFS), along with hundreds of lawsuits.
Symptoms identified in the Journal of Sexual Medicine include “changes related to the urogenital system in terms of semen quality and decreased ejaculate volume, reduction in penis size, penile curvature or reduced sensation, fewer spontaneous erections, decreased testicular size, testicular pain, and prostatitis.”
Many subjects also complained of “disconnection between the mental and physical aspects of sexual function,” changes in mood and sleeping patterns. As a special bonus, some patients experience gynecomastia, aka “guys growing big ol’ titties.”
And here’s the best part of PFS: the symptoms can be PERMANENT, even if you only take the drug for a short period of time. (more…)
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This one’s courtesy of Shara
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A STUDY into the evolutionary benefits of polygamy among mammals has been recognised as the best published article among scientific fields, in a recent announcement at the UWA (University of Western Austrailia).
Dr. Renee Firman, of the UWA Centre for Evolutionary Biology, just won an award for her study on swinging. Sure, it was a study on polyandry in mice, but I’ve always respected science’s “one thing at a time” mentality.
This is some really fascinating science. Not just because it’s the first time polygamous breeding has been studied in mammals (or any other vertebrate), or because the results clearly demonstrate that polygamy has significant long-term evolutionary benefits. It’s fascinating to me because I’m not used to seeing the “sex” researchers get awards for anything other than boner pills.
If you’re not fluent in Science Geek, the Science Network of Western Australia’s article might be a challenging read; but here’s what the research boils down to:
- Polygamous females bore sons who had better reproductive success in a competitive environment
- In subsequent generations, sperm competition resulted in more efficient testicles and stronger swimmers.
- The reinstatement of polygamy in mice with a history of monogamy increased sperm quality after only eight generations
- Females mated with both dominant and subordinate males, more frequently with the dominants.
Let’s hear it for postcopulatory sexual selection!
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An Indian scientist named Sujoy Guha is perfecting a form of birth control that, mark my words, will change our relationship with sexuality for the better.
Since the first Pharoahs wrapped their cocks with lamb skin, the condom has been the only really practical method of male birth control. Condoms suck. We all know they suck.
Sadly, for women, female birth control can suck even worse. Any time you go fucking around with someone’s hormone levels you’re risking side-effects, and every available form of female birth control has them. Some women’s bodies simply can’t tolerate hormonal birth control. For many others the side effects are intolerable and unreasonable.
This creates a great many guys in monogamous relationships who are wrapping their dicks just to avoid pregnancy, with no reason to worry about diseases. Well, it looks like a real option for male birth control might be coming to a urologist near you within a few years.
Guha’s procedure is called RISUG (Reversible Inhibition of Sperm Under Guidance), and it promises a new era for male contraception. Unlike a vasectomy, nothing gets snipped or tied and and it’s 100% reversible. Unlike all chemical or hormonal methods, it doesn’t fuck with the guys sperm production or body chemistry.
RISUG coats the inside of the vas deferens (sperm pipeline) with a nontoxic compound that basically tells the little guys to stop swimming. A second injection can clear it out and return your swimmers to their former glory. So far, among hundreds of patients in clinical trials, the procedure has been 100% effective without a single adverse reaction or side effect. This sounds like the real deal.
The best part: as a contraceptive procedure, I believe insurance companies in the U.S. will have to cover it; meaning a whole lot of American women will be able to stop fucking with their hormone levels without any fear of an unplanned pregnancy.
That, my friends, is progress.
In-depth article with video at Wired.com
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This is a rather interesting article regarding a couple recent studies done in Africa, on a couple medications designed to prevent the spread of HIV. I think this is encouraging stuff. Not that we all want to take pills to avoid HIV (smart sex is still the best way to do that), but it gives some hope that scientists are getting better at understanding the disease. That’s good news for everyone.
For some reason, Yahoo felt the need to specify “straight men and women” in the title of their article, even though the first successful study on this drug was done on gay men.
From Yahoo! News: Two new studies found that daily pills prevented infection with the AIDS virus in heterosexual men and women in Africa, bringing new hope for someday offering a medical shield against HIV infection.
“This is good news. This is a good day for HIV prevention,” said Dr. Lynn Paxton of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, who has coordinated the agency’s research into HIV prevention.
These are the third and fourth widely reported studies of AIDS prevention medications.
The first was announced last year. It was a study of Truvada in gay men in Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, South Africa, Thailand and the United States (San Francisco and Boston). The drug lowered the chances of infection by 44 percent, and by 73 percent or more among men who took their pills most faithfully.
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The short answer is: “It’s supposed to smell like pussy.” This is a great sex-positive article written by a gynecologist regarding female attitudes toward the smell of their love canals, and how language usage can make women with perfectly normal pussies think they’re sitting on a fish market on a hot afternoon.
While there’s some great info here, reading it causes me to renew my objection to the use of the word “vagina” in sex education. This is fun and very informative, but it could have been fucking hilarious.
One of my gynecology patients approached me this week to ask about her “V-pourri,” (the scent emanating from her nether regions). When I was writing my book What’s Up Down There? Questions You’d Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend, I got so many questions about how coochies smell that I was inspired to write a whole chapter about it.
With nicknames like “Fish Taco,” it’s no wonder we freak out. Many women I meet absolutely despise their vaginas, as if they completely buy into whatever childhood messages they were fed about how the vagina is “dirty” and “bad.” For these women, any odor wafting up from down there acts as a big stinky banner of how much they hate their girlness. With vagina nicknames such as “fish taco,” “crotch mackerel,” “cod canal,” “fish factory,” “fuzzy lap flounder,” “tuna town,”and “raw oyster,” it’s no wonder we worry about how we smell. But I say it’s time to change all that. Why should we hate what’s normal, healthy, and part of the rich female experience?
Read the rest at BlogHer.com
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This was written in response to a listener’s question regarding anal sex involving her husband’s over-achieving girth, considering that she suffers from external hemorrhoids. This is discussed in Episdode 30, Listener Mail Vol. 10.
From the desk of our medical adviser:
External ‘roids are no fun with a large caliber pole going in and out at any speed.
Possible ways to deal:
1. Stop Anal sex (doubtful),
2. LOTS and LOTS and LOTS of LUBE. Silicone based lubes, however, are not FDA approved for internal use for extended intercourse, use of toys or anal intercourse with hot nasty ‘roids. Mineral oil or Vaseline are nice and slippery but not generally recommended as they will melt latex. Of course it is always good to uses condoms for anal intercourse for disease minimization.
3. A spot of Anal-Eze will help for the short term but it really will numb the sensations for both partners.
4. Surgery is a permanent solution to the problem (but it is painful and puts the port out of action for its natural function and play time for way too long)
5. Preventative care includes seeing your healthcare provider to obtain a combination cream (analapram is one) that includes a steroid and a pain medicine combined and use it early in a flare to minimize the discomfort and duration.
If the sufferer is significantly undertall (Too short for their weight) becoming taller or loosing weight will help avoid ‘roid flare. Height/weight appropriateness is best for all health matters.
If constipation is a problem start drinking more fluids – water preferred – increase the roughage in your diet and if still a problem try a stool softener like OTC dulcolax, to ease the passage.
Make sure to carefully read labels for anything that might cause allergic reactions in you or your partner, and feel free to ask more specific questions if it would help.
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