7 Surprising Causes of ED or Erectile Dysfunction 

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Most guys at some point in their lives will have trouble getting it up or the medical term: erectile dysfunction which is commonly referred to as ED—you know, to make guys feel a little better about it. 

Truth be told, even in your 20s you have probably experienced problems performing mostly related to too much alcohol or your run-of-the-mill performance anxiety. 

Here are 7 other reasons or causes that most guys will inenvitably face as they get older. 

—Prescription medications

I actually covered this in an earlier blog after I discovered that Rogaine was killing my sex drive. If a topical like Rogaine can do this imagine what drugs like Propecia can do. Medications that also treat prostate issues have also been linked to lower libidos in men. Just be upfront with your doctor if you are experiencing a lack of drive or no longer “stronger like bull.”  

—Visit the dentist regularly 

If you haven’t been to the dentist in awhile or have been diagnosed with gum disease or periodontal disease it’s time to get it fixed. Not just for your overall health but periodontal disease can also cause erectile dysfunction. Seriously, don’t neglect your gums. 

—Cycling

Getting regular exercise is great but cycling for long periods of time or long distance does no favors for your prostate or those blood vessels. This is because the saddle or the bicycle seat pushes or slows down blood flow to your penis. Try other forms of cardio and weight lifting to stay fit and active. 

—Diabetes 

If you have ever been diagnosed as pre-diabetic or have received the diagnosis you need to know that the inability to regulate your blood sugar levels drastically impairs getting and holding erections. Again, be aware of this and talk to your doctor if you are having signs of ED. 

—Depression 

Speaking of depressing notonly does depression take a tole on my body and mind but it screws up your sexual drive as well. Adding insult to injury, some of the medications commonly prescribed for depression can mess with your erections. Again, let your doctor or physician know and inquire about something else that would be just as effective without causing momentary impotence. 

If none of the other reasons apply to you, look to your diet and always consult a physician first. 

How to Drop the Beer Gut and Replace it With Six Pack Abs 

How to Drop the Beer Gut and Replace it With Six Pack Abs 

Get rid of that beer gut and get that six pack transformed in the form of ripped abs. If you’ve been struggling with getting rid of the spare tire and building at least a four-pack of abs, you are probably doing it wrong. 

Your abs are what you eat:

There is a saying among the fitness industry that abs are made in the kitchen—not the gym. In fact, it’s most likely what you drink that is keeping you from getting rock hard. The biggest liquid calorie culprits are alcholic drinks, fruit juices and energy drinks. Love your smoothies? Try replacing them with dark-green veggies instead and avoid heavy carb-loaded meals such as pasta. 

More is not better it’s actually worse:

Quality over quantity is best when you working your abs. In fact, the best formula is an ab exercise that is only 15-20 reps. You also want to treat these exercises like upper body or leg days. YOU DON’T DO THEM EVERY DAY! It’s best to consult with a professional trainer that can make sure you are doing them right and avoiding injury but to get you started here is a handy blog on ab exercises.

Sit-ups and crunches will only crush your results:

As we mentioned in the above paragraph, quality over quantity. Ask a fitness professional about crunches and they likely tell you that you are wasting your time. Instead, focus on the proper form and aforementioned reps of 15-20. 

Be wary of fat burning pills:

Fat burning pills can be effective for losing fat but they can also eat away at the muscle you are busting your ass to get. It’s best to avoid them and get on a proper diet plan that compliments your efforts. Seriously, resist the urge. 

Prep your meals:

Once you have put together a good meal plan you will want to make sure you stick to it. By preparing your meals ahead of time and having them on hot standby, you can ensure that you will not wander too far and start scarfing down shitty foods like pizzas, and greasy burgers. In fact, one tip is to shop the outside of the grocery store. This where meats, dairies, veggies and the freshest foods with less additives and sugars are stocked. Typically, the inside aisles are full of processed crap that will throw off your goals. 

Lastly, don’t starve yourself or beat yourself up too much if you went out and head a few beers and a burger. Get back to the business of rock hard abs. 

As always: consult your physician before starting any new diet or exercise plan. 

 

7 Things That Gross Out and Turn Off Women in Bed 

7 Things That Gross Out and Turn Off Women in Bed

The night started off so great. A good dinner, some wine, more libations, a little more libations and the next thing you know, she’s onto what you have had on your mind the whole night—you are both going to get some hot ass. 

That is until you don’t and have zero understanding of what went wrong. Here are 7 clues that you might have missed for what might have ruined the mood. 

—Smells.  I think it goes without saying that ripping off a fart is bad form whether you are having sex, eating or just Netflix and chill.  The practice of flatuence is best done when alone or when you have privacy.  However, don’t forget about smelly breath, and pungent orders from sweat-soaked socks that even if removed you might want to give a good scrubbing. 

—Ablutions.  If you plan on doing some prep work such as a good swig of mouthwash, a little freshen’ up to the penis and butt crack (all good ideas) do so behind closed doors. No one wans to see you crouched over the counter spraying your balls. Slip into the bathroom or ask for some privacy if you need it. 

—Tidy up.   How nasty is your comforter? Does it have obvious stains from spooge or pizza crusts and crumbs all in the covers? Take the time to at least made the bed an inviting place to do have sex. After all, you want her focus on being on top not what’s on top of the comforter. 

—Nasty feet.  When was the last time to trimmed your toenails? Is there any sign of toe cheese? Believe it or not, women actually pay attention to what your feet look like even If you don’t. So, take the time to give your feet a quick look and do some quick maintainece if needed. 

—Voyeur pets.  Got a dog or cat that likes to watch? You may want to clear it with her first. And it’s hard to predict whether whiskers wants to get in on the action by licking your feet, hers or sticking a nose where it’s not expected or wanted. Send them out of the room with a treat or the promise of a walk….later after you’re done. 

—No foreplay.  You may be ready to go but take the time to turn her on through a little foreplay before getting busy. This also allows you to test how freaky she might get between the sheets. 

—Burps.  This might qualify under the smells department but not all burps are created equal and a large, guttural, window-shaking belch even sans smell is just too palpable. 

Naked Man is Not the Only Guy to Test Planet Fitness’ No Judgements Slogan 

Naked Man is Not the Only Guy to Test Planet Fitness’ No Judgements Slogan

The one and only time I walked into a Planet Fitness was during a visit to Florida to see my dad during a work trip. I normally like to go for a run outside and then hit the weights inside but it was in the middle of August and I overslept past 6 am which means temps and humidity had already skyrocketed by 7 am. 

My dad (who has long been divorced from my mom) is not the most fit man but in his early 70s he knows that cardio is good for his sex life and invited me to hit the gym where the A/C and music is turned all the way up. 

His Planet Fitness is not unlike most across the U.S-located in a long winding strip mall front and center surrounded by commercial retailers like TJ Maxx. The same signature yellow and purple colors popping out like a cheap leisure suit. 

However, inside it’s a geriatric hotspot and the place to be seen if you are a retiree and DTF.  In the corner is a smoothie bar where a couple of baby boomer hotties (my dad’s description not mine) mingle in activewear and makeup.

Nearby on treadmills in the most coveted section of the gym two women in their 70s walk on the treadmill and complain about the condo association board and their ideas for punishment for people that don’t pick up dog poop in the common areas. 

My dad is quick to introduce me to the geriatric hotties as “my son who never visits” and after a quick meet and greet, I bee-line it for a section of treadmills farthest away from where Fox News and CNN blare commentary on competing televisions.

I jump up on a treadmill in a darkened corner of the room and get ready to plug into my workout and headphones. Scanning the area, I see the same people that I have seen in every gym. In the weight room, and where my people are, a guy with a Burt Reynolds stash is giving it hell on his biceps. Not far from him is what appears to be his lady friend with the ass of a twenty-year-old. These are the gym rats of yesteryear and today. Unfortunately, they still love a savage tan so their skin is not on par with their physique. 

Across the room, a group of “regulars” mingle around unoccupied elliptical machines and complain of sciatica and other ailments. They are serious about the gym but getting in a workout is second to socializing. These would be my dad’s people but he does insist on spending at least 20 minutes on the recumbent bike and sometimes he breaks a sweat. 

I stick out like a sore thumb due to my age and I feel an unspoken resentment and might have heard the murmurs if I had taken the time to turn down my music. The truth is, there is no such thing as a “no judgements” gym no matter the age of patrons or the gym.

There are still the same regulars that are there to mingle, the same assholes lay claim to their treadmill in front of the TV, the gym rats police the amount of time on equipment and the hotties still show up  in full makeup and perfectly-coordinated workout clothes. 

Instead of stripping down to your birthday suit (like the guy that was recently arrested for doing naked yoga at a Planet Fitness), stop sweating being judged at the gym—who cares, you’re there to look great naked. At home. In the bedroom.

Check out our blog on gym etiquette tips. 

 

High-Fat Diets May Lead to Weight Gain Not Loss Says New Study

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If you have been busting your ass at the gym and sticking to that Keto diet and not losing weight or rather gaining, it might be the diet and not you, according a new study. 

I know, I know it sucks to hear this shocking news but before you change up your diet (and always consult with your physician before starting or stopping a new diet or exercise plan) here is the skinny on this study. 

It was conducted by the University of Aberdeen and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The two learning institutions joined forces and tried out the results on 30 mice—giving one group lots of fat and very little carbs and the other group little-to-no fact and low carbs as well. 

Turns out, fat just might make you fat suggests the study. The group of mice that got lots of fat actually gained weight while the group of mice that had very little or zero fat and a low-carb diet maintained their rodent figures and gained no weight. 

This doesn’t mean you should shovel in the sugar or blow off healthy eating. Instead, be mindful of the amount of fat in your diet and stick to a healthy low-carb diet. 

In fact, many of the foods that are better for boosting your health AND YOUR SEX DRIVE contain a minimal amount of fat or rather contain the kind of good fats that our bodies need. Hint: it’s not the kind of fat in bacon. 

So, have the burger but go lean on the fat. 

6 Sex Tip Blogs for Guys to Help You Last Longer 

6 Sex Tip Blogs for Guys to Help You Last Longer 

Remember those scenes in movies where the guy is in bed and is struggling to last longer and is trying to think of baseball, counting to 100 or Margaret Thatcher naked? For once, the movies got it right because it works for a mere few seconds and then—BOOM! 

However, it should make you feel a bit better to know that the average sex time from start to finish (as in straight guys ejaculating) is 5.4 minutes, according to a study released in 2005.

Now that you know there isn’t much time anyways, we’ve compiled a lift of 6 blogs with sex tips to help guys increase their stamina—aka LAST LONGER or last longer than 5.4 minutes. Before trying any new diet or exercise program ALWAYS CONSULT with your physician prior to adding these changes. 

Vitamins to Boost Your Health and Stamina. Whether you are struggling to have the energy to perform, need an increase in blood flow or even sperm, this lift of vitamins and supplements should aid in your stamina.

Exercises Every Guy Should Do for Better Performance in Bed. if you ever needed a reason to hit the gym, this is it. Kegels are not just for women but there are major benefits for guys that do these as well. This is not to say that you should drop the weights, just incorporate these exercises into your gym time. If you think you are going to look like a douche doing them in public, you can always do them at home. 

Foods to Boost your Health and Stamina. You are what you eat and not only will your heart appreciate you more if you eat these foods, but the thanks also comes in a longer erection.

There really is a better time of day to have sex. This blog covers the when and whys of when you should be having sex.

Really Random Things that Are a Turn-On for Women. Just to cover your bets and make sure she is satisfied start with these simple turn-ons that will get her in the mood with pretty minimal effort. Just something to keep in mind besides baseball. https://manscapeblog.com/2018/01/19/5-really-random-things-that-are-a-turn-on-for-women/

Study shows more seafood in diet linked to couples having more sex. Keep her coming back for more. A recent study highlights the many benefits of eating seafood on a regular basis which happens to be having more sex.

Top 5 Fourth of July Grill Out Recipes 

Top 5 Fourth of July Grill Out Recipes 

This Fourth of July be the king of the backyard BBQ with these these five recipes for meats and veggies and everything you can throw on the grill. 

This steak marinade and rub leads to mouthwatering meats seasoned with shallots, fresh lemon juice and even hot sauce!

Who wants their baby back, baby back, baby back ribs? Everything you need to know about making the most succulent ribs.

Chomp on this recipe for a Carolina BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich. This smoked meat recipe is perfect for hang time in the yard and while it takes most of the day to cook, it’s so worth it!

Parmesan Roasted Corn on the Cob. This simple side is a winner with any grilled meat with the twist of parmesan cheese—yum!~

Can’t decide on which veggies to grill? This grilled veggies recipe ensures you will not have to pick or choose just one. Toss in that onion, mushrooms, bell peppers, squash or zucchini with a little seasoning, oil, and garlic! Ahh, garlic!

Enjoy your Fourth of July holiday and GRILL ON!

9 Dos and Don’ts Every Guy Should Know on a First Date 

9 Dos and Don’ts Every Guy Should Know on a First Date

Whether you want to impress or just get undressed, your best first impression needs to lead and set the tone for the date. 

Here is a list of 9 Dos and Don’ts every guy should know before that first date:

Compliment.  It seems corny and clique to kick off the night with a compliment on her shoes, dress or her smile but leading with just the old standby, “you look great” goes a long way. Consult your dictionary for more creative adjectives prior to your date. 

Stay off your phone.  Unless you are on-call as a physician, silence your phone and set it aside. If you DO have to take a call, always offer a quick apology and explain that the call is important and step away briefly—BRIEFLY so that you are not keeping your date as a captive audience.

Timing is golden.  Scheduling a date after 9pm (unless both of your schedules will NEVER offer a night off) is a turn off. Speaking of scheduling, if possible, make reservations AHEAD of time. If you are really a player, arrive 30 minutes prior to your reservation time and have a drink at restaurant bar to help get to know each other. 

Talking about EXES is OFF LIMITS.  Don’t bring your baggage to dinner in the form of an ex-girlfriend or wife, partner….whatever. This clearly signals that you still hold a flame, candle or at least a spark for that ex and is just a big freaking turn off. Live in the moment. 

Don’t bring up how much money you make or don’t.  Believe me, if you work at the car wash versus owning one she has already done the math in her head. If she knew your career choice before the date, she obviously doesn’t put a lot of value on your income and could make her a keeper. 

Marriage.   Maybe she’s the one or maybe she’s the one right now, but the “M” word does not belong in any sentence on a first date. I think this is for obvious reasons. 

Don’t get shit-faced.   Skip a second scotch-and-soda or a cocktail. You are trying to make the best first impression and seriously, no one likes to be out with a guy that can’t handle his liquor which basically means he can’t handle himself. Keep yourself in check for that first date. 

DO bring mints and floss.  Slip some floss and mints in your pocket…it’s better to have them with you than not. Just don’t floss your teeth at the table. No, just…no. 

Show some interest.  Even if she is talking non-stop about the cat videos that her roommate makes and has a strong following on YouTube try to act interested. If the conversation continues to only center around cats see if you can’t persuade her to tell you more about her job or here’s an ice-breaker—ask her about her boss. 

Sex on the First Date Is Socially Acceptable According to OkCupid Survey

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Truth be told, as a red-blooded male, I am always down to have sex on the first date even if I find my date annoying and unattractive. I know, I know…I realize it makes me a bit of a dog but the final decision is always left up to her and my answer is always, yes. 

Back in the day, having sex on the first date (mostly for girls) was a social faux pas. But times they are a changin’ according to a recent survey released by the dating site, OkCupid. 

Here is one glaring takeaway from this survey that every guy should know that will make you feel a little better about that first date. In fact, she is more likely to be DTF than you think. 

A whopping 46% of OkCupid users said they would have sex on the first date. That’s nearly 50% of female and male respondents. 

The numbers don’t lie and point to a different overall attitude about how our society views casual sex. In fact, if you have no plans on seeing that person again or at least not planning solid plans to do so—it’s casual sex. Well, at least in the moment. 

The numbers point to a more relaxed and honest view to sex rather then intercourse becoming the-BE-ALL-END-ALL. It might have taken at least 50 years, but perhaps, we are finally past the unfair stigma attached to sex and dating. 

This is not to say that sex doesn’t matter. I remember hooking up on a first date and entering into a long-term relationship with a girl when we were both in our early twenties. And maybe that is what has evolved. Instead of treating sex like it’s all that matters, it becomes just part of the dating world and before a commitment is yet to be made. 

Perhaps, the biggest reason for this shift in how we weigh the cost of sexual intercourse while dating is best measured and changed by the level of honesty and dare I say it, the feminist movement that woman can enjoy sex without commitments as well—which is fine with me.

What do you think of casual sex being embraced in today’s dating world. Is it for real or just complete bullshit?

Father’s Day Fun: A Collection of the Worst Dad Jokes Ever Told

ather’s Day Fun: A Collection of the Worst Dad Jokes Ever Tol

Dads are celebrated on Father’s Day for the support and love they contribute to their families. But this is not one of these blogs, instead, we are going to celebrate all the eye-rolling, cringe-worthy, groan-inducing bad jokes that every dad thinks is hilarious in spite of the lack of laughter or even the faintest smile cracked. 

Here is a list of the worst dad jokes ever told: 

What does a mountain climber name his son? Cliff. 

What’s brown and sticky? A stick. 

What do you call a guy with no arms or legs in the ocean? Bob. 

What do you call a guy with no arms or legs standing in a doorway? Matt. 

What do you call a guy with no arms or legs hanging on the wall? Art. 

What are fake noodles called? Impasta. 

How many oranges grow on trees? All of them. 

See that graveyard over there? People are DYING to get in there. 

Why do blondes stare at orange juice? Because the carton said, concentrate. 

How can you tell if a blonde has been sitting at your computer? There is white-out on the screen. 

What brand of shoes to thieves prefer? Sneakers. 

A horse walks into a bar, the bartender says, why the long face?

A ham sandwich walks into a bar, the bartender says, we’re sorry, we don’t serve food here. 

How do you get to outer space? You planet. 

I don’t go to seafood restaurants anymore because I keep pulling a mussel. 

How does an ocean say hi to the shore? It waves, of course! 

My batteries were dead, so I gave them all away free of charge! 

Why can’t bicycles stand on their own? Because they are too tired! Get it, get it?

What cheese can get you arrested for eating it? Nacho cheese. 

A duck walks into a bar and orders a drink. When he realizes he doesn’t have any money, he tells the bartender to, “put it on his bill.”

Have you seen that documentary about beavers? It’s dam good.

These horrible jokes are pretty bad in their own rights, but because they are so bad, it makes them good.

Which ones did we miss?