Got Erectile Dysfunction? Could Be Bad Genes Says Study

Got Erectile Dysfunction? Could Be Bad Genes Says Study

If you needed another reason to blame your family you can add ED or erectile dysfunction to the list. Turns out, your genes could be one reason you have trouble keeping an erection, according to a recent survey released by Kaiser Permanente. 

The holidays are getting close so I don’t want to get anyone so pissed off that this comes up as the topic of conversation while dinner rolls are passed over the warmth of a turkey and the coldness of relatives. 

It’s merely to shed some insight on other factors to consider if you are having issues with ED or stamina or both. If you ruled out or shed some pounds, changed up your medications or diet (all under the guidance of your doctor or a medical professional) or eliminated some bad habits then your DNA might be the problem. 

Back to the survey. Kaiser dug a little deeper and actually got a shitton of Americans as in about 37,000 to consent to submitting their medical records for this study. I never questioned why or how they did but it might have something to do with the importance of satisfying your partner.

ED is a big f’in deal for guys. And as you might have guessed those participating that forked over their medical records had either been diagnosed with ED or treated for it. 

Remember how I mentioned shedding some pounds and erections? Well, that was the gene that the study highlighted. In particular, its the gene that has everything to do with getting hard—hard muscles, a hard erection and regulating your weight. 

It wasn’t a big surprise to medical professionals that genes do impact your erections. I mean, they impact whether you end up bald or fighting baldness and resorting to a combover.

However, what was EXCITING news was that scientists and your doctor may know why certains prescription medications such as Viagra have fallen short when it comes to treating ED in those with low testosterone. 

Of the 50% of guys that have ruled out other issues and still suffer from ED, the silver lining is that genetic-based treatments are on the horizon. 

Until that happens, here are some ways that you can help curb ED:

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15 Fun Facts About Sex You Have Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Google

15 Fun Facts About Sex You Have Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Google

Let’s talk about sex, shall we? Have you ever wondered how many calories you actually burn during sex? Do women actually enjoy giving oral sex? Is nipple play a thing?

Enough foreplay, let’s get down to 15 fun facts about sex. 

The average man experiences 11 boners a day and an additional 9 at night. No wonder guys are so horny. If you fear these erections, you suffer from an actual phobia called, ithyphallophobia. Who knew, right?

Apparently, higher education leads to oral education. Women who attended college are more likely to enjoy receiving oral sex and reciprocate as well. 

Married people having plenty of sex—with themselves! Depending on how you look at it, married people tend to masturbate more than their living single counterparts. 

Sex toys are nothing new under the sun. Cave drawings dating back some 30,000 years left us with some pretty steamy images of dildos and people using them. 

If you have never earned your “red wings” you are not alone as around 70% of men don’t have sex when their partner is menstruating. 

Speaking of periods, if a women is on a regular schedule for sex (once a week), she is more likely to have a predictable period cycle. 

People all over the world are still having sex—lots of it! On any given day, 100 million people are engaging in sex. 

If the word, clitoris” makes you squirm, it shouldn’t. It gets its name from the Greek word meaning, goddless like or divine. 

Nipplegasm is a thing. That’s right, there are women out there that get off simply by nipple tweaking. 

Forget Pornhub, Deep Throat is still considered tops in the X-rated movie genre. 

We should really learn to put down our phones more. It’s estimated that 1 in 5 people are still on their damn smartphones during intercourse. And forget hitting the showers, 36% of people turn to social media post coital. This is depressing. 

Guys experience an average time of 6 seconds per orgams while female orgasms last around 20 seconds on average. 

Want more sex dreams? Try changing your sleeping position to your stomach and keep your arms over your head. 

Having issues getting a woman to orgasm? Well, she might have cold feet. No really. Keep her tootsies toasty. 

The bedroom still remains the most popular place to have sex but you might be surprised to learn that the second place would be a vehicle. Privacy is overrated. 

DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Guys That Won’t Make You Look Like a Douchebag 

DIY Halloween Costume Ideas for Guys That Won’t Make You Look Like a Douchebag 

Some guys can wear about anything and look cool and the rest of us might fail miserably and end up looking like a jack-off. This can be especially true if your girlfriend or partner is trying to pick out a couple’s costume—more on that later. 

Here are some costumes that are perfect for guys that still want to look cool this Halloween and are douchebag resistent. 

Burt Reynolds:  This costume is not only easy but pays homeage to The Bandit that we lost this year. To get this look you need a red button-down shirt, jeans, cowboy boots, a cowboy hat and that iconic black stache. If you have trouble growing sideburns or a full stache, you are better off buying a kit. Otherwise, you can get a jump start on Movember and get growing. You may have to fill it in with temp hairdye if you don’t have jet-black hair. Slap on a pair of mirrored aviators and—BOOM! 

The Dude:  This one is perhaps one of the most comfortable costumes you could wear and who doesn’t love The Big Lebowski and white russians? Stop trimming your beard and allow it to get scraggly, stop washing that white v-neck t-shirt and pick up a long, striped robe. Pair it with pajama pants and slippers and you are ready to go. Don’t forget the white russian and wear that robe open. You know, sloppy. 

James Bond:  Got a tuxedo or black suit hanging in your closet? Well, then you’ve got a James Bond costume already. Don’t forget the black bowtie, a martini glass and the phony 007 firearm-just be careful where you point that thing. 

Vampire:  This classic costume never goes out of style and most girls find vampires sexy ever since Interview with the Vampire got them hot. This one is fairly simple. Grab a cape from a costume store, rock with a pair of dress pants, a white button-down shirt and a little fake blood, white powder for your face and fangs. 

Bob Ross:  Channel the late artist and his happy little trees with this easy costume. You will need an afro wig (available online and at most costume stores), a blue, button-down denim shirt, a pair of jeans and a paint brush and a palette (available at Michael’s craft store or online). 

Resevoir Dogs:  This iconic Tarantino film is easy to pull off. You just need a pair of black slacks, a black jacket (worn open), a slim black tie, a white button-down shirt, and black Ray Ban glasses. This costume look is best accomplished by getting your crew together in the same outfit. 

However, if you do find yourself sucked into a couples’ costume, here are some Super Badass and Sexy Halloween Costumes for Couples. 

Farts Can Be a Turn on For Some Partners Suggests Survey

Farts Can Be a Turn on For Some Partners Suggests Survey

Ripping one, cutting the cheese, floating an air biscuit aka farting is a turn on for some sexual partners, according to a recent survey released by seniorliving.org. 

The survey, aptly named, Everybody Poops and Farts took a closer look at how our men and women really feel about farts, how we try hiding them and other oddities like people that get turned on by them.

Considering that both men and women fart at least 20 times a day, we’re all on this together.

Let’s jump into some of the survey’s results:

How guys try to mask a fart—

  • 75 percent try the ol’ go-to: holding it in
  • 58 percent slip off to another room 
  • 54 percent head out to the great outdoors 
  • 25 percent try to create a distraction by hiding it with noise such as making a fart sound with your mouth.

I can recall countless dates (usually following a dinner out at a Mexican restaurant) where one false move and a million farts would explode. Most people and I assumed my dates would be grossed-out or even replused by flatulence. And personally speaking, the feeling is mutual when my date farts. 

This makes sense since the survey points to an average of 6.5 months before a guy cracks one in front of his partner—on purpose. Women wait an estimated 1.3 years

Guys wait 6.5 months on average to fart in front of their girlfriend or partner.  Women tend to take longer, waiting on average 1.3 YEARS. 

Now, let’s get to those in the survey that apparently are real freaks and get turned on by a fart. It’s a mere 11 percent for guys and 3 percent of women that think it’s hot. Anything over 1 percent is nasty and the survey also cited that 28 percent of guys have ruined the mood after cracking one while in bed with their partner.

 

7 Strange and Fun Facts About Sperm

7 Strange and Fun Facts About Sperm

Sperm has earned many, many, many nicknames: spooge, man juice, baby batter…just to name a few. However, sperm gets more credit than it deserves when sperm is lumped in with semen. Here are seven strange and fun facts about sperm. 

  1. Turns out, it’s not exactly the same as sperm. Sperm makes up a very small amount of man juice—only a mere 5-10 percent. The rest is the semen and since semen is nutrient-charged it also helps propel sperm into the uterine stratosphere. Think of semen as sperm’s wingman. 

2.   Every guy at one point or another has measured the size of his penis. I’ve done it even in my late 20s..ok, recently. You may think your penis or rather testicles packs a big load, but the average full ejaculation is only a teaspoon…NOT a tablespoon. Feel free to grab a teaspoon to see how you measure up, just wash your hands and the teaspoon when you’re finished. 

3.   Now that you know that sperm can launch its way up into the uterine planet thanks to its wingman, semen, you may want to know how long it can party and stay alive up in there. Hold onto your butts—up to five days! That’s right! Of course, this is dependant on the acidity of your partner’s womb. If the acidity is not ripe for fermentation, than typically it can last between 24 and 48 hours. 

4.   Speaking of strong sperm, no matter how many swimmers you think you have, you will never compare to a bat’s sperm which can live up to…wait for it…145 days. WOW! 

5.   Now that you feel inadequate about your sperm’s lifespan, don’t fret. Men NEVER stop producing sperm. That’s right, guys. Now you know how Richard Gere just had a baby and Charlie Chaplin never stopped even into his 70s. It’s ok to take some pride in that. 

6.  Shitty diet = shitty sperm. You are what you eat when it comes to sperm. The worst diet you have, the worse your sperm can get. Stay hydrated ON WATER, and eat foods rich in antioxidants and other aphrodiasic stimulants such as oysters and dark chocolate. As for the water, the more you drink, the deeper pool they have to swim in. Here are 11 foods that you should be eating right now to boost your stamina. You’re welcome. 

7.   Balls deep just took on a new meaning. Sperm are stored in your scrotum because sperm prefer cooler temps which makes sense since men tend to produce more sperm during the colder, winter months than during the heat of the summer. 

8 Tailgaiting Tips Every Guy Should Know this Football Season

8 Tailgaiting Tips Every Guy Should Know this Football Season

Let the games begin! It’s officially football season and you can kick off the season with a bang with these ingenious tailgaiting tips every guy needs to know. From etiquette tips to bringing along the right foods for your gathering around the tailgait, we’ve got you covered. 

Packing Essentials.    If you have a truck or SUV, bring along your tool box and fill it with these essentials including: BBQ tools, wipes (a package of wipes goes a long way), a roll of paper towels, trash bags, Ziplocs, sunscreen, a standard first aid kit, and any seasonings and condiments that don’t need refridgeration. 

Prep Ahead.     Make your burger patties, chicken, or skewer your meats and veggies the night before and place them in a sealed container or Tupperware. If you plan on having toppings for your meats, slice those tomatoes, lettuce and onions early as well. 

Label your Coolers.      Meats or condiments not stored at the right temps could make everyone sick and the last thing you want is diarreah with only portalets around. Your cooler should be at 40 degrees Farenheit to prevent the meat from spoiling and don’t forget other condiments like mayo. Naturally, you will be icing down some beers as well. Label your coolers so that your meats are not exposed over and over again from fellow tailgaters looking for a cold beer or soda. 

Team Spirit.      We hope you are representing with team with a tent but you can dominate your tailgate with Tail Titan’s illuminated trail hitch. Tail Titan’s illuminated trailer hitches means you can tailgait even when you are not tailgaiting. Choose from officially-licensed NFL and NCAA teams.

Fire it Up:     If you plan on using coal to grill out bring along a metal receptacle where you can safely dispose of hot coals. NEVER leave a grill unattended and make sure to properly extinguish your grills. 

Plastic Tubs are your Friend.     Not only can you pack up non-refridgerated items in a large storage container but items such as disposable plates, cutlery and those Solo cups can be stored safely. You can also use a storage container to return any non-disposable plates with you. 

Jumper Cables.      Nobody wants to be stuck in the parking lot for good. Always a good idea to bring these along—you never know. 

Positioning your Grill.      Grilling out while tailgaiting is a right of passage so be sure to position your grill based on elements such as wind direction. 

Tinder Releases the Most Desirable Jobs that Make Female Users Swipe Right 

Tinder Releases the Most Desirable Jobs that Make Users Swipe Right 

The right-swipe doesn’t lie on the popular dating app, Tinder. In case you have been under a rock or haven’t been single in the last 10 years, swiping right is a good thing. 

If you thought becoming a doctor would get you more dates or laid, think again. Times they are changin’ and so are the careers that women find the most attractive in guys. 

Tinder recently released its list of the jobs of U.S. user profiles that get the most right swipes in 2018. I hope you’re sitting down because the number one job that got the most right-swipes was…drumroll….an INTERIOR DESIGNER. Yes, you read that right. Don’t despair the usual careers made the list. And there is always this handy list of the best films for a Netflix and Chill night. 

Here is a breakdown of the list ranked in order of popularity (right swipes). 

GUYS:

  1. Interior Designer
  2. Pilot
  3. Physician’s Assistant
  4. Lawyer
  5. PR / Communications
  6. Producer
  7. Visual Designer
  8. Model
  9. College / Graduate Student
  10. Engineer
  11. Veterinarian
  12. Teacher
  13. Chiropractor
  14. Firefighter / Paramedic
  15. Founder / Entrepreneur

5 Unexpected Foods You Should Throw on the Grill This Labor Day Weekend

5 Unexpected Foods You Should Throw on the Grill This Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day Weekend marks the end of summer grilling season and to celebrate and usher in the Fall season, here is a list of unexpected foods you can throw on the grill next to your meats. 

Watermelon.   Yes, watermelon. Set grill to 325 degrees Farenheit. Slice watermelon into triangular shapes or around 2 inches thick. Brush with honey and sprinkle with 5280 Culinary Fire Salt for a little heat or a chili powder. Grill each side of watermelon for approximately two minutes on each side.

Romaine Lettuce.    Slightly charred, dark green leafy veggies is the perfect side to accompany those grilled meats. You will want to halve the romaine (hearts and all) down the center. Brush with olive oil, sea salt and pepper to taste. Place on grill for about three minutes and turn over on the other side. Remove from grill and spread cranberries, pecans and bleu cheese crumbles. Serve with a light vinagrette dressing. 

Pineapple.    Pre-heat your grill to medium heat. Slice a fresh pineapple into wedges and in a seperate bowl combine one cup of brown sugar, and two teaspoons of ground cinnamon and mix well. Place mixture in a resealable bag and drop in your pineapple. Shake bag viorgously until the pineapple is coated with sugar. Drop on your grill grate and allow each side to sizzle for around 3-5 minutes. 

Strawberries.    You will want to skewer your strawberries first. If you are using bamboo skewers be sure and soak them first for about 20 minutes. Set grill to medium heat and set skewered strawberries (make sure you thread them stem to tip) to the side. In a small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons of melted butter and 1 tablespoon honey. Brush strawberries with butter and honey mixture and place on grill for approximatley 2-4 minutes on each side. 

Pears.    Set grill to medium heat. Half your pears and remove the cores. You can peel your pears but it’s best to keep on the skin to keep the juices and flavors intact. Brush with a light oil and place on grill for around 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or ice cream. 

Need some more grilling inspiration? Here are some other grilling recipes:

All Purpose Steak Marinade and Rub 

Mouthwatering Ribs Recipe

4 Best Smelling Body Wash Scents for Men that Women Like 

4 Best Smelling Body Wash Scents for Men that Women Like 

As a guy in my thirties I have a go-to for body washes based on scents that work best with my chemistry and pheromones. Or at least that’s what I like to tell myself. Ulitimately, it’s more about what my partner prefers that gets them sexually charged than what I think I smell like. 

Which led to the ulitmate question: which body wash scents make you more attractive to women?

Based on copius amounts of feedback, I’ve compiled a list of the best body wash scents that you should get busy buying right now to get busy. 

ManCave Natural Cedarwood Shower Gel—Loaded with tea tree, and black pepper oil it’s perfect for guys that suffer from breakouts and other bullshit related to sensitive skin. It’s also free of other crap such as parabens, synthetic dyes (cue skin sensitivity issues) and petrochemiclas. Also, no amimals were part of the testing so that’s a great talking point if you happen to get a compliment on its cedarwood fragrance. Plus, it helps hydrate skin and makes you smell like the mountain main you have always dremed of emulating.

Old Spice Denali Body Wash—Old Spice has been around awhile and to lose its stigma attached to the yesteryear of grandpas splashing it on before church, they have really stepped up their game and scents over the last decade or so. Consider the commericals with the guy sitting on a white horse hawking scents with names like Wolfthorn, Steel Courage, Swagger and even Bearglove. However, the most appealing scent is one called, Denali. Don’t believe me? It’s the scent that is most-often missing from shelves due to its popularity. What’s the best about this body wash is that it still holds that safe and nostalgic scent of yesteryear without going to creepville and still smelling youthful instead of like a grandpa from the 1970s. 

Hollister Jake—Speaking of youth, this scent is right in step with the cedarwood shower gel scent meaning that it still encompasses the scent of youth without smelling like you’re too young to be DTF and know what you are doing. Hollister is typically in step with surfing and a more “free” lifestyle which is a nice touch when you are trying to sell your date or partner on spontaneous sex. Oh, and feel free to exaggerate your time as a kite surfer. 

Nivea Men Energy–  What is it with Nivea and men’s products? Well, beause they are awesome and they have come a long way since the company shifted from focusing on womens and its namesake which was a combo of the latin words, nix, or nivis—meaning, “snow white.” Today, its line of products cater to guys that want smooth, clean skin and a scent to match which is why women like the men’s care line as well. 

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.