Combat Hair Loss and Balding With These Easy Tips 

Combat Hair Loss and Balding With These Easy Tips 

A couple of years back I decided to do something about my receding hairline. Ok, fine…I’m balding and tired of losing my hair. In a moment of desperation, I decided to try Rogaine and things didn’t go well. You can read all about my month on Rogaine in this blog. Needless to say, it was not an option after some unwanted side effects.

After a recent haircut appointment, I made the decision to ask the gal that cuts my hair for advice on not losing any more of my already-receding hairline. I have been going to the same person for three years for my semi-weekly trims so I knew she would be honest.

She offered the following tips that are minimal and help keep that balding spot from growing. I’m willing to give these tips a shot.

—Wash your hair on a regular basis with a mild shampoo.   A clean scalp helps prevent dandruff and infections in your hair follicles. However, the kind of shampoo you use makes a difference. Mild shampoos do not contain fragrances or crazy chemicals that can screw up your scalp. Here’s a mild shampoo that is reasonably priced and will do the trick.

—Avoid brushing your hair while it is wet.     I have always brushed my hair while it is wet but this is a big “no-no” because your hair is weakest when it’s soaked. And here’s the second thing I’ve been doing wrong—brushing my hair too much. That’s right, hang on to more hair by running your fingers through it instead.

—Your hair does not like excessive sweating.    The term “helmet head” or “hat head” is not a myth, it’s real and can do real damage to your hair. Hats or helmets allow that sweat to make a nice home in your hair shaft which leads to weakened hair shafts and greater loss. Guys with dandruff totally get this in the summertime. If you have the balls to wear one, consider a bandana or a scarf to keep the sweat away. 

—Lose the man bun.    Guys with longer locks that ear their hair in a ponytail or guys with enough hair to pull a man bun may want to rethink that dude updo. Pulling and tearing at the hair follicles leads to less hair. 

—Check your meds.    You may be taking some medications that are actually causing you to lose your hair. Do an inventory, check the symptoms and side effects and talk to your doctor about other options or at least be aware. Just be sure to talk to your doctor about it first. 

—Dry naturally.    Hairdryers are convenient but if you can switch up your routine and allow your hair to dry, it will go a long way. The more heat you use, the more the proteins in your hair are damaged. If you can, air-dry your hair instead. Dry towels are also not recommended. 

—Scalp massages.    Not only do scalp massages feel awesome but they also help stimulate your hair follicles. Apparently, you can also rub in some essential oil, green tea and even garlic juice (not sure if it’s worth the stench) to help get your hair to grow a bit more. 

—Vitamins and supplements.    Vitamin E boosts blood circulation (which could also help with your endurance in bed) and Vitamin B helps you keep your hair color.

Give Your Sex Life a Boost With These Simple Everyday Habits 

Give Your Sex Life a Boost With These Simple Everyday Habits 

You may be surprised to know that spicing up your sex life doesn’t involve drawing warm bubble baths, lighting candles or dropping a trail of rose petals (although that wouldn’t hurt). In fact, simply incorporating these every day habits can lead to a better sex life with your partner. 

Here a list of everyday habits you should practice for a better sex life: 

Divide up the chores.   A recent survey points to a more robust sex life for couples that share in the chores such as cooking, dishwashing and grocery shopping together. It doesn’t sound very sexy but apparently sharing means caring and can be a big turn-on for women. 

Stop stressing.   Sex may relieve stress but de-stressing before having sex means better sex. Work, bills, health issues, family…the list is endless when it comes to triggers that raise our cortisol levels and block the libido we want. Whatever allows you brain dump and let go some of life’s stresses should happen before you get busy between the sheets. A light walk, an upper body workout, walking the dog or sipping on a glass of vino can be effective to unwinding. 

A better diet.   You are what you eat and this applies to your sex life as well. Certain foods can block the libido you want and need. Foods such as mint, coffee, diet drinks and sodas can screw with your screwing. Consider incorporating vitamins and supplements into your diet. Here are 11 foods that will boost your health and stamina. But before you consider changing up your diet, consult with your doctor first. 

Exercise.   Not only is regular exercise good for your body but it’s integral to your sex life as well. Consider working out at least 3 times a week for at least 30 minutes. In fact, try working out with your partner. Check out this list of exercises that every guy should do for better performance in bed. 

Consider your medications.  Anti-depressants high-blood pressure drugs have been linked to a lower libido. Consult with your physician about what medications you are taking any other options or alternative medications that work best for your body. 

Turn off the TV and turn up your sex life.  Multiple studies have shown that a TV in your bedroom can kill the mood. Television can be a big distraction from making love and that’s the last thing you want when you are trying to have a healthy sex life. If you must keep one in your bedroom, consider limiting what hours it is on. 

Lastly, if you think it’s more an emotional or commitment issue, consider seeking couples counseling. 

Guys Confess All the Nasty Rituals They Do in Private on Viral Reddit Thread 

Guys Confess All the Nasty Rituals They Do in Private on Viral Reddit Thread I’m a big fan of trending news especially ones that don’t involve politics like today’s story about a downright gross things guys do when they are alone. Admittedly, I have a few of my own rituals but here are the takeaways from the Reddit thread. If there are any women out there reading this, I hate to tell you that most of these rituals are true and most guys have done them. 

If you’ve got the stomach here are the best responses:

Eating while on the toilet (going number 2, of course).   The thread actually starts out with a Reddit user complaining that his brother was scarfing down a bowl of cereal while taking a dump. I personally have never done this but it’s not uncommon either. One of my roommates was famous for eating sandwiches while on the throne. 

Smell tests.   Yes, this particular ritual got quite a reaction with several guys weighing on doing a smell check of their armpits, behind their ears or nether regions. I can certainly relate to this and as a courtesy to my girlfriend and others, I do a quick check to make sure I don’t smell like a cricket cage. In fact, I keep ball spray on hot standby in case I need it in a pinch. I also like to use a product called, Dude Wipes. What I don’t get is that some guys reportedly found their own smells soothing. 

Peeing in the shower.   Not only do I do this on occasion but it really does save time. I am not about to hop out mid-shower to take a leak. My girlfriend also does this and neither one of us are bothered by it at all. But I can see where some germaphobes might go crazy over it. 

Blowing out snot while in the shower.  One Reddit user also admitted to doing full-on snot rockets while in the shower. I’ve done that a few times during higher allergy seasons and when I had a cold. 

Smelling your own flatulence.   I think this goes for both men and women. Although, I think most guys are more open about owning up to it and the true enjoyment of smelling your own. When I asked my girl about it she wouldn’t fess up to enjoying them. 

Peeing in the sink while brushing your teeth.   I do this as well but not on a regular basis. Shhhhh, don’t tell my GF. It’s bad enough she knows I piss in the shower. 

The explicit Reddit thread gets even odder and more disgusting even for me but feel free to check it out or chime in.

What Women Consider Good Qualities in Guys According to Survey

What Women Consider Good Qualities in Guys According to SurveyMy Uncle Jeff had a copy of a book in his living room title, “A Man’s Guide to Understanding Women.” When you flipped through the 200 pages, you realized they were blank. 

It was a good laugh and still is today but I remember being slightly bummed out when I initially tried reading it as a teen. 

The realization that I would never get laid before I started college stressed me out more than the acne I was battling. Of course, there is always some friend in your life that thinks he has it figured out and tries feeding you the kind of advice you might get from Mike Damone from the cult classic, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. 

At least Uncle Jeff’s book was accurate. Well, turns out…what women consider good qualities in men is a bit of a surprise, according to recent surveys conducted by BestLifeOnline.com and New Jersey’s Opinion Research Corporation. Spoiler alert: it’s not “manliness” or taking control. 

The survey data is solid and the surveyors went through the trouble to ask over 1,000 women with the very drastic age range of 21-54 years old. 

As much as you need to work on those six-pack abs and not look like a general slob, women still prefer personality over looks. 

In fact, 66 percent of surveyed women feel that moral integrity is a big turn on along with kindness (at 67%). Basically, you need to have a moral compass and not be a shit bag. Just a mere 13 percent claimed to care about muscles (not that one!). 

Guys that can be faithful, have a sense of humor, be a good listener and have decent fashion sense also snagged top spots. I have to wonder…are they looking for a straight guy? 

Still, it’s good to know that some of the pressure is off and we can still work at some of these traits.

And the good news is that women still rank being good in bed as a very desired trait as well. Can’t wait to share these findings with Uncle Jeff. 

The Best Sex Toys for Guys to Last Longer in Bed

The Best Sex Toys for Guys to Last Longer in Bed

In this blog, we talk quite a bit about erections, sex, foods that help erections and pretty much anything related to guys and sex. What we haven’t touched on are other methods to keep an erection outside of what to eat or what not to eat to keep your sexual stamina flowing. 

Turns out, sex toys are not only for women and can do quite a bit for guys and how long they last in bed. I recently reached out to a gal that held a sex toy party at my house for my girlfriend’s book club. I was told to make myself scarce as nervous giggles gave way to outright laughter while a living room full of woman dug into the dip and discussed the best vibrators to climax. Believe me, I would have liked to have stayed. 

What I did do was snag a business card and hit her up for some advice. She asked that I not use her name because the sex toy party franchise for which she worked would not give her permission. However, what she did allow me to share is sexual stamina gold. 

Here are the best sex toys for guys to last longer in bed:

Cock/Penis Rings 

This is essentially the go-to for guys when trying to reach and keep their climax going. Cock rings help bring more blood flow to the penis leading to more stamina. The other benefit of cock rings is that they are relatively inexpensive and very effective. What matters the most is that YOU READ the directions and follow them. Thankfully, it’s not as complicated as putting together IKEA furniture and quite harmless. 

Penis Pumps

I know what you are picturing or at least hearing in your head, Austin Powers. But penis pumps should be your bag, baby, because the right one does work. Again, like the cock ring, it’s all about the blood flow to your penis and more importantly, increasing the blood flow. I was warned that it’s all about the frequency or consistency of using your penis pump. The more you use it on a regular basis the better and longer your erections. 

Lubricants and Salves

Lubes work and I have been personally using them along with ED natural supplements for a good five years. I use an erection stimulating cream that does exactly what its name implies. But there is more than one type. The other helps stave off sensation without killing it entirely which keeps you from having to think about Margaret Thatcher naked on a cold day or following Frankie’s advice and Relax. I would rather feel all the sensation so the lube is a better avenue for me. 

Masturbation Sleeves

The best part about this sexual stamina aid is that practice makes perfect. Simply use it while treating your body as your personal amusement park. Using a masturbation sleeve not only eliminates the need to use your left hand as a “stranger” but it aids in learning to have more control over your orgasms and that’s the whole point to lasting longer.

Guys Still Expect Women to Keep a Clean Home Says New Studies

Guys Still Expect Women to Keep a Clean Home Says New Studies

Not one but three recently-published studies found that men still want women to keep a clean house but the same is not expected of men. 

After (admittedly) only skimming all three studies, I wanted to share my perspective as a guy that keeps a tidy house and why I still hold women to the same standard and can’t understand why women don’t do the same to men.

Let’s start by going way back to the mid-90s. At the time I was still in college and busting my ass waiting tables at night. One evening after finishing my shift I picked up a girl that had what I call, “catnip.” She wasn’t pretty but she had a sexy vibe about her, a great figure and was super uninhibiated—all turn-ons for guys. 

One drink led to another and I took her back to my place. I hadn’t planned on getting laid that night so my apartment was not picked-up but not filthy either. I might have had some dishes in the sink and maybe a pair of dirty boxers on the floor but nothing had really accumulated. 

However, the piece of shit car that I drove her home that night was so clean you could eat off the floor. I remember her asking for a drink and asking to slip off to use the bathroom. As I fumbled through my nightstand trying to locate a condom, she emerged from the bathroom wearing nothing but a smile. It was a night of some of the best sex I have ever had. 

This, of course, led to another hook-up night. This time, she picked me up in her ride—a glorified sports car for the working class, the Geo Storm. 

I opened the door only to be hit with the pungent odor of what smelled like cat piss. But if that wasn’t enough to shock me, the floor of the car could not be seen because it was covered in compressed piles of old convenience-store cups, fast-food chain wrappers, and petrified french fries. The cloth seats also had so many stains that it was impossible to figure out the actual color. Assuming those stains might contain urine, I asked for a napkin to sit on. She obliged and fished out a stack of napkins from her glove compartment which appeared to have deep scratches from a rabid animal. 

The backseat was even worse. When I asked her how long she had had the car, she said it was less than a year old. I was already turned off before we even got to her apartment. My mind raced to wonder how nasty her place would be if her car looked like this. My suspicions and fears were confirmed.  In a metal cage in the corner, her wildlife aggressively tried to escape its confines to either attack me or more likely, take another piss. 

Turns out, she had a pet raccoon and the smell in her place matched the smell in her car.  Like her car, every surface was covered in discarded take-out boxes which made sense since she ran out of clean dishes and cookware which sat in the sink with the memory of old meals still stuck to its insides. 

This was not my proudest moment but while she readied herself in the bathroom, I bolted out of there, tracked down a payphone and called a buddy for a ride. 

I’m sure my actions hurt her enough to share the story with her friends over coffee or a cocktail but I was seriously concerned that I was going to catch an STD (thankfully, we had used a condom earlier). This is an extreme case but from that day forward—a made it a point to never date a woman that keeps a filthy car and to make sure that I never let my place get that disgusting either. I mean, if that was enough to turn me off to amazing sex, then I wondered how women would feel about that dirty pair of boxers or the fact that I hadn’t given two craps about simply rinsing food from my dishes.

To this day, I am a bit of a neat freak and I do most of the cleaning. My girlfriend appreciates this immensely and it makes our relationship much better.

Women should be holding men to a higher standard of cleanliness than they do and men should not have to feel like dickheads for not hooking up with a girl that doesn’t have enough sense to run a dishwasher or keep her floors clean enough that you can see the original color. 

Women (and this is just my opinion) typically have a harder time living with dirty boxers on the floor or whiskers clinging to toothpaste droppings in the sink, but you may have to start leaving it there for us guys to clean. Believe me, we will eventually cave because no one wants to look at that crap long term. 

As for guys, it’s time we all held ourselves to the same standard of cleanliness that is expected of our girlfriends and wives because no one wants to live like it’s Joe’s Apartment. 

In fact, another study published last year found that guys that bother to help out with household chores and grocery shopping had better sex and that’s a study we can all get behind.

Get Six-Pack Abs in Time for Summer With These Two Moves 

Get Six-Pack Abs in Time for Summer With These Two Moves 

You can’t sell tickets to the “gun show” without the six-pack to go with it. There is still time to get your abs ready for the summer and there is another good reason to get work on them—it boosts your overall workout performance. 

One of the most neglected of all ab muscles is the transversus abdominis but one of the most important because it stabilizes your lower back which helps with posture and back pain. Its also the deepest muscle in your abs and will also help with those deadlifts. 

The good news is that simply adding these exercises will help you work more than just your obliques and upper abs. 

First move: Planks.

If you are not used to doing these or don’t normally incorporate those into your workout it’s important to do them properly first rather than how long you hold one. Proper form starts with drawing your belly button towards the direction of your spine. Next, you will want to keep your hips lifted while engaging your core and your quad muscles. A good rule of thumb to avoid any neck pain or strain is to hold your chin approximately six inches from the front of your body. Here is a handy video demonstration on how-to-do the perfect plank.

Second move: The “dead bug.”

This effective exercise is probably a staple in your girlfriend’s pilates class but it’s really just another type of a hollow hold exercise technique. You start by laying on your back with your knees bent at 90 degrees and your feet in the air. Raise your hands in the air, and keeping your back pressed to the floor (eliminating as much or all space between your lower back and the ground), extend your right leg in front of you and allow your left to move over your head making sure to alternate with the opposite hand and leg motion. Start with 15 reps and work your way up from there. Check out this video on proper dead bug form. 

Last but not least remember to never incorporate a new diet or exercise plan without consulting your physician. 

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2019: 5 GiftsYour Dad Wants 

Father’s Day Gift Guide 2019: 5 GiftsYour Dad Wants 

Let your Pop pick out his own tie and get him something that he wants but doesn’t know he wants or hasn’t told you. From vinyl records to branding his own meats, this Father’s Day Gift Guide is full of ideas and requires zero time driving to the store. 

Father's Day Gift Guide 2019

Vinyl Record Set.  It’s the gift that keeps on giving. Think jelly of the month club except for vinyl records. Vinyl is back in a big way and chances are your pop already has a turntable to spin his album collection. $35/month 

Father's Day Gift Guide 2019

Soundcore Life 2 Noise Cancelling Headphones.  Dad can finally and literally tune out your mom while she rattles off a honey-to-do list. These noise-canceling headphones are inexpensive but high quality. $79.99

Father's Day Gift Guide 2019

Personalized Monogrammed Steak Brand Triple Initials from Williams Sonoma For the dad that has every grilling tool known to man we are pretty sure he doesn’t have his own ponderosa where he can brand his own meats. $51.96 

Father's Day Gift Guide 2019

Personalized American Oak Age Barrel  Speaking of personalized stuff your dad wants how about a mini barrel with his name or initials where he can store and serve the booze of his choice to his buddies.  $57.97

Father's Day Gift Guide 2019

Yeti Sidekick Dry   This little bag will keep dad’s keys, cell phone, wallet or tissues dry thanks to Yeti’s waterproof technology.  $49.99

If you decide to forgo anything on this list, give your dad a call. Wishing all the dads, grandpas and uncles out there a Happy Father’s Day!

Get Fired Up This Memorial Day Weekend With These Grilling Recipes 

Get Fired Up This Memorial Day Weekend With These Grilling Recipes 

Memorial Day Weekend kicks off the summer grilling season when the smell of meats fill up backyards and guys can once again claim themselves king of the grill. 

Here is a roundup of grilling recipes that you can try out all Memorial Day Weekend. 

The Big Game Recipe: Memphis Style Dry Rubbed Chicken Wings Memphis Style Dry Rubbed Chicken Wings   This recipe packs a lot of punch in terms of flavor and is a crowd-pleaser. Double up the dry rub recipe and use it again. 

Memorial Day Grilling Recipe: All Purpose Steak Marinade and Rub 

All-Purpose Steak Marinade and Rub   You can’t go wrong with a good rub. This marinade and rub will take your steak’s flavor to the next level and your grill skills.

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Unexpected Foods That You Can Throw on a Grill    Need a side for those steaks, ribs, or chicken? No worries. Did you know that you could throw watermelon or even pears on a grill? Try out these recipes and throw them on next to your grilled meats.

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Memorial Day Mouthwatering Ribs Recipe  This recipe is the perfect all-day grill out. So, crack open that beer and let the smell of baby back ribs waft through the air. 

 

Signs of Erectile Dysfunction and What You Can Do 

Signs of Erectile Dysfunction ED and What You Can Do 

Every guy at one point in their lives has had trouble getting it up or even keeping it up. It’s an unnerving moment and doesn’t just stress you out but steals a bit of your manhood when it happens. 

There are many reasons for losing an erection that may not necessarily mean you have ED or erectile dysfunction. Erections are impacted by several factors both physical and psychological so you shouldn’t take any chances and describe your symptoms and concerns with your doctor. 

Here are the basic signs of erectile dysfunction and some natural remedies that help with symptoms. 

—Reduced sexual drive.  Lost interest in sex? Yeah, that’s odd for most guys and could be one of the first signs. 

—Issues with keeping or getting an erection. Going limp or issues with getting hard is another obvious sign that you might have ED. 

There is a myriad of causes attributed to ED and some of them are serious like diabetes or heart disease so these tips to are just tips to help with symptoms. Reach out to your doctor before starting any new diet or exercise program. 

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