Netflix and Chill and Other Ways to Get Her in the Mood

Foreplay Tips for Guys that are Guaranteed to Turn Her On

Foreplay sometimes takes a back seat once you are in a long-term relationship but foreplay plays a very important role in your sex life—no matter how long you have been together. 

And believe it or not, guys love foreplay as much as women. Here are some ways to drive her crazy before you are even in bed. 

Slow your roll.   Take your time and whatever foreplay you are engaging in don’t rush. This is bound to drive you both wild and that is the whole point. 

Massages can and DO lead to sex.   Well, if you do it right. My girlfriend thinks I give the worst back massages and describes them as downright painful. Instead, I checked out a few videos of foot massages online and mastered the perfect foot massage. It’s less strenuous than going to town on someone’s back and if you have a foot fetish (which I do) it’s a turn-on for both of you. 

Include her in the dirty talk.  I am really into talking dirty but sometimes I realize I am having a one-way conversation about what I want to do to her without mentioning how hot her ass is or how good she smells. 

Kiss more.   Have a good ol’ fashioned makeout session on the sofa focusing on just kissing. I learned this one night by accident. We were having a Netflix and Chill night and we just went for it on the sofa. Of course, being a guy, I stopped kissing her a bit earlier than she liked. 

Take charge.    And by taking charge I don’t mean caveman style. Don’t be timid about what you want to do to her. One of the biggest turnoffs according to my girlfriend is when I ask her, “do you like this?” Instead, own that light smack to the ass. 

Don’t neglect the rest of her body.   It goes without saying that you should spend some time stimulating her via nipples or clitoris, but soft, gentle strokes along her sides, arms or buttocks goes a looong way—for both of you. 

Last but not least, ask her what she likes. This is a question that most women are dying to be asked whether it applies to sex or sushi. 

5 Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Get a Little Love on Valentine’s Day 

5 Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Get a Little Love on Valentine’s Day 

Looking to kick things up a notch in the bedroom this Valentine’s Day? It’s not hard to do and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, it’s the little things that go a long way when it comes to women. 

Here are 5 ways to spice things up in the bedroom this Valentine’s Day:

—Create a playlist.   It doesn’t have to be all cheesy love songs unless that’s what she likes. Put together some songs that have meaning for both of you like a concert you attended together or just a random memory surrounding that song. Still stumped? This Spotify Valentines’ Day Playlist is a no brainer. 

—Make dinner.   You don’t have to be a master chef to make a meal that could double as foreplay. Here’s a link for 10 easy ingredient meals any guy can make.

—Leave some love notes around the house.  The cost of sticky notes is minimal, to say the least, or buy a box of cheap valentines and leave them on mirrors or by the coffee maker. Need a little inspiration? Here is a list of love poems that will get her in the mood for love.

—Give her a massage.  Ahh, is there any better way to loosen up than a back massage? Plus, it can easily lead to some serious cuddling, Not sure where to start? Check out this video guaranteed to melt away that stress at a minimum.

—Bring her coffee and breakfast in bed.   Coffee in bed goes a long way but a quick breakfast doesn’t have to be complicated. Is she into pastries? Bring them home the night before. Or whip up some scrambled eggs in the microwave with some toast. Extra points for bringing a single flower to her in bed. Here is how to make scrambled eggs in the microwave to get you started. 

The Big Game Recipe: Memphis Style Dry Rubbed Chicken Wings 

The Big Game Recipe: Memphis Style Dry Rubbed Chicken Wings 

The big game is coming up this Sunday and because I could care less about seeing The Patriots and Brady take to the field, I have decided to focus my game on the food. 

Luckily, I got my buddy to host this year and all I have to do is fire up the oven (yeah, it’s too cold for my grill) with this dry rub recipe for chicken wings. 

Memphis-Style Dry-Rubbed Chicken Wings 

Ingredients: 

3-5 lbs of chicken wings

4 tablespoons of paprika

2 1/2 tablespoons of  dark brown sugar

2 teaspoons of chili powder

1 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

3/4 tsp ground black pepper

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1 teaspoon of onion powder

1 teaspoon salt

Chicken wing prep:

Combine all your dry spices and ingredients in a small bowl—making sure to completely blend. Go ahead and pre-heat your oven to 400F degrees. Put about half of your seasoning in a large freezer bag (the kind that zips closed). Pat down your chicken with a paper towel and drop a few pieces into that freezer bag. Shake the bag until the chicken is well-coated.

Using a large baking sheet, line with foil and place your coated chicken on the sheet. Place on middle rack and bake for approximately 40-45 minutes. If you want your chicken to be crispier, you can remove from oven, turn on low broil and then broil your chicken for about 5 minutes.

Serve with your favorite BBQ seasoning on the side or just eat it as a dry rub.

Guys With Better Personalities Get Laid More According to Study

Guys With Better Personalities Get Laid More According to StudyWant to get laid more? You may want to work on your personality, according to an Australian study. 

Late last year, Queensland University of Technology dug a little deeper into a sex study back in 2016. Researchers found that of the1,500 women and 3,000 men surveyed that the personality of the guys made quite an impact on sexual preferences. 

Guys that were more outgoing or extroverted with a more balanced emotional level had more sex. Turns out, it’s a turn on for a guy to be outgoing, aware of others and generally mentally stable. 

This should come as zero surprise to any guy out there that has dated. It’s the one that comes of as confident (even if he’s not), will listen to his date’s story about her co-worker that is out to get her and is not a psycho. It’s not a tall order just dating 101. 

Like it or not, truly confident or not, guys that exude confidence and are mentally stable get laid more. Women see these personality traits are safe which means they are more likely to go home with them.

The study did not specify if men felt the same way but I can tell you from personal experience that some of the hottest women I have dated were not mentally stable. 

Twitter Reacts to the Gillette Ad Proving That the Commercial is a Hairy Topic

Twitter Reacts to the Gillette Ad Proving That the Commerical is a Hairy Topic
Guys are no fans of new Gillette commercial

I woke up this morning the same way that I usually do: take a piss, follow the smell of coffee and flip on the local news. 

Some talking head was going on and on about Gillette and a controversial commercial that apparently had the opposite intended impact. Apparently, Gillette thought it was a good idea to create an ad highlighting how men should behave. I could have told them this was a big mistake and that I am pretty sure they should have had a bit more focus groups take a look at the #metoo message before releasing it to the world.

To say the reaction was mixed and downright hairy would be an understatement. After watching it, I get why so many guys are pissed off. And here’s why: it makes the assumption that we are all a bunch of dicks that overlook shitty behavior that our bros or buddies engage in. Which is not true. At least not for me and the people that I surround myself with. 

So, I get why most guys are pissed but make no mistake: the reaction and rage from guys is not a good look either. To prove my point, I’ve broken down the craziest reactions and tweets on Twitter from both sides of the argument. Personally, I don’t use Gillette razors because they cost more than my truck payment. That being said, if I did, I wouldn’t continue to punish myself by not using them either. 

What do you think of the Gillette commercial and these tweets?

 

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Four Reasons Why Most Guys Should Be Taking a Yoga Class

Four Reasons Why Most Guys Should Be Taking a Yoga Class

The gyms are packed this time of year and you can expect to wait a bit longer to grab those free weights or jump on the machine. While hitting the gym is the go-to way get to work strengthening those abs and building those muscles, you may want to consider hitting a yoga studio as well.

That’s right. I got a chance to try out my first class with my girlfriend and let’s just say…mind blown and the benefits extend beyond the eye candy in class (most women are stripped down to just a sports bra and tight yoga pants). 

Here are four reasons and takeaways from attending my first yoga class as a guy.

Did I mention eye candy?   When the class first started I had a hard time focusing in on holding and letting out my breath nevermind warrior pose. The women in yoga classes are flexible, bending over backwards and feel comfortable enough to strip down to tight pants and just a kind-off sporty bra top. I eventually got comfortable enough to be around them but it was a bonus right from the start. 

Increased my range of motion.  I didn’t notice until two days later when I was at the gym mid bi-cep curl that it was easier to move and with less stiffness. Turns out, all the standing tree and back bending loosened me up enough to kill it (in a good way) on weights. The movements and positions that you do during yoga also lengthen mucles in a way that can’t be done when you are doing repetitive exercises at the gym. 

Catching my breath.  Full disclosure? I pay ZERO attention to my breathing unless I am doing reps and using breathing to count. But the practice of just breathing over and over again actually helped me during cardio. I felt that I could pull in more breath and let it out. While the practice of breathing in yoga class wasn’t my favorite, it helped me to keep up my energy level during a run. 

Better sex life.   If my gifrlfriend had told me this sooner I would have hit the yoga studio with her years ago. Instead, I was approached by the yoga instructor/teacher at the end of class and explained how and why yoga improves your sex life. One big reason is a more toned pelvic muscle. In fact, there is a 2011 study from the Journal of Sexual Medicine that goes deeper into the many benefits. 

While yoga will never replace my gym workout I am always down for all the other benefits that come with it. So the next time your girlfriend or spouse bugs you about going to yoga with them shock the shit out of them and show up—your body will thank you for it later. 

Top New Year’s Resolutions for Guys and How to Stick to Them 

Top New Year’s Resolutions for Guys and How to Stick to Them 

Happy 2019! Tis the season for resolving to finally get those ripped abs, last longer in bed or drop that beer gut. We’ve compiled a list of the top New Year’s Resolutions in 2019 for guys and tips that will help you stick to them. 

Get more sleep.    This is fairly new resolution to top the list and is a sign not only of the times but an understanding of the important role that sleep plays in overall health. A lack of sleep also lowers your testosterone levels which lowers your sex drive.

A few simple solutions to helping you get more sleep include: avoiding alcohol and caffeine at least 3 hours before bed and keeping your cell phone off your bedside. 

Eating healthier.    January is the perfect month to kick-off that weight loss plan and purge your body of all the shit you put into it during the holidays. One of the most popular diets that helps rid your body of processed foods is Whole 30 and Paleo-based eating plans. In fact, Chipotle even released a Whole 30, Paleo and diet-friendly menu.

If you do decide to try either, keep in mind that you should consult your physician before starting any new diet or eating plan. 

Make and save more money.   As long as you are going to focus on your overall health you should work on your financial health as well. Don’t know where to start? Create a budget first and be sure and pad funds to set aside each month in your savings.

Many banks and financial institutions have options to automatically deposit that dough directly into a savings account. Lastly, ask for a raise or promotion. Here’s a link with some tips on how ask for that raise. 

The secret to success is creating a plan, forgiving yourself when you go off of it and reminding yourself WHY you are doing it in the first place. 

Wishing everyone success in 2019!

Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Guys 

Best Christmas Gift List Ideas for Guys 

It’s hard shopping for guys and I count myself among that group. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the thought and time that my girlfriend puts into gift giving, but most of the time I just buy what want and when prompted, my wishlist has already been checked off. 

When it comes to buying for guys, it’s best to consider something that he can’t or wouldn’t buy for himself but really wants. 

To make the season of gift giving easier, I put together a list the best Christmas gift list ideas for guys. 

FIXD Car Device.  This would actually make a great gift for a guy or a girl. No more going to the car mechanic and feeling clueless or having smoke blown up your ass about what repairs you need. Be in the know with this device that plugs into your vehicle’s diagnostic system and let’s you know what the overall health of your vehicle. $59 

Tail Titan:  Master the tailgate with Tail Titan’s illuminated trailer hitches means you can tail gait even when you are not tail gaiting. Choose from officially-licensed NFL and NCAA teams. $149.99

Moon Phases Long-Sleeve Buttondown Shirt     Does your guy geek out over space? Then this is the perfect shirt for him. Upon initial look it’s your standard long-sleeve shirt with white dots but on closer examination it’s all the phases of the moon. Subtle enough for work but fun enough for play. $34.99

Personalized Pint Glasses. Is your guy a brewmaster or at least aspires to me? This set of four personalized pint glasses means he can own his man cave or at least play the part. Starts at $11.99

BBQ Smoker Wood Chip Grill Set.   Does your guy love to get down to grilling? This gift set doesn’t require a smoker just a gas or charcoal grill but with all the benefits. Comes with: a premium stainless steel smoker box, specialty BBQ thermometer, three flavors of smoking wood chips, instructions, recipes, and a hickory smoked sea salt. $59.

Dress to Impress.  Shopping for clothes is not fun for most guys but with bombfell.com, guys can choose what look they want and complete outfits will be sent to them. Unlike other wardrobe subscription services, guys are not left holding the bag on shit they don’t want or don’t want to wear. Get assigned a stylist, preview your outfits and send back what you don’t want for free. Starts at $89.

Jaybird X4 Wireless Sport Headphones.  The perfect headphones for the running outside, inside or just hitting the gym. Fits snugly and comfortably in your ears without long cords tripping up your workout PLUS it’s waterproof so no amount of sweat or weather is going to damage the EQ sound quality or 8 hours of play time in a single charge. $129

Foods to Avoid at the Thanksgiving Table if You Want to Keep your Abs

Foods to Avoid at the Thanksgiving Table if You Want to Keep your Abs

Getting ripped abs is a dedication that actually starts at the dinner table not the gym and if you’ve busted your ass trying to get them, you will want to keep them by avoiding these foods at the Thanksgiving table. 

Refrain from refined grains.  There are actually great gains for gaining muscle and good carbs but it’s the refined grains that could cause fat to find its way your gut. So what are refined grains? Well, they are likely to be in your white-buttered rolls or white, fluffy rices and pastas. If they make their to your plate, just keep passing.

Beer and soda.   Soda and beers contain not only those tiny bubbles that will bloat you out in your favorite pants but will keep you feeling bloated the whole meal. There is also a shit ton of sugar in sodas so why waste those calories on a drink? If you want some alcohol with your meal, stick to a white wine that is dry. 

Mashed potatoes.   This is a tough one to pass on. Potatoes and especially white ones have a higher glycemic index than sugar! Why? Well, blame is on the amount of starch that white potatoes contain which is no good for maintaining those abs. If you must have some, a little dollop for taste will do. Otherwise, reach for the green beens instead. 

Processed sugars.   By now, we have all heard the word “processed” in our foods. Well, pre-packaged foods that sit on shelves and never age can age your body pretty fast. Many of these processed foods HAVE to contain sugar and sodium so they can stick to its shelf life. If it comes in a package and doesn’t spoil for several months or until the end of time, just avoid it. It’s better to go for fresh-baked cookies and keep em’ to a minimum. 

Don’t drop your workout routine.   It’s easy to skip out on workout routines when they are abruptly interrupted by family obligations or family drama. This is can especially challenging if you are traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday. Even if you are not “killing it” during these workouts, it’s easier to return to your normal routine when you are not completely MIA at a gym. Here’s a blog on how to get those six-pack abs in case you don’t have them but want them.

As always, never start a new diet or exercise plan without consulting your physician first. Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving and kick-ass abs.

Prep and Tips Before Bringing Your Date or Girlfriend to Thanksgiving Dinner

Prep and Tips on Bringing Your Date or Girlfriend to Thanksgiving Dinner

Moving in together or leaving a toothbrush and a change of clothes at your girlfriend’s place may have seemed like the biggest leap in your relationship but it pales in comparison to that first major holiday. 

Are you sweating already thinking of the innapropriate jokes that your Uncle Mark will tell while the mashed potatoes are passed? And let’s not forget that your mother might bring up marriage and grandchildren again. 

RELAX…..because we have compiled some survival tips to bringing a date or your girlfriend to the first Thanksgiving feast. 

Prep time.  Before you hop a flight, or jump in the car have some time scheduled over a meal before you arrive. It could be a casual lunch of brunch but just make sure it happens before you find your place at the table. This not only allows downtime before she mets your family but some bonding time as well. 

Introduce your family before she meets them.  Without going to the dark side or getting too negative let her know that Uncle Mark may tell jokes about boobs or that your mom is not ready to let go of her son or a time table for grandkids. No matter who will drop the first offensive sentence, let her know that you’ve got her back and remind yourself that she most likely has a family very similar to this. 

Bring a gift.   Encourage her to bring flowers or a nice bottle of wine. This is where your knowledge of your dysfunctional family pays off. You don’t want her to bring something too personal so some guidance on your mom’s favorite flower is a nice touch. Or at least know which flowers she’s allergic to and hates. If you don’t know, ask your dad. 

Avoid the temptation to prep your family.  Maybe it’s crossed your mind to call your mom and ask her to tone down the questions about marriage and grandkids. DON’T. This could backfire in your face for many reasons but mostly for the ones you don’t want to think of such as “I’ll show him.” 

Check your drinking.  DO enjoy a few, a FEW glasses of wine or beer but keep your drinking in check. You don’t want to slip up while slurring. If you feel the need to party, slip off afterwards in celebration or defeat. 

Lastly, try to include your girlfriend or date. For instance, find commonalities between your sister’s yoga classes and the fact that your girlfriend never misses an opportunity to fall into child’s pose. Or maybe where she grew up was close to where Aunt Gene lived for 10 years. 

Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!