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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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Save You From Guilt

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Save You From Guilt

Not to freak you out, but Mother’s Day is this weekend and if you haven’t gotten mom something special, there is still time to look like the best son in the world. 

Here are some last minute gift ideas that will still arrive on time and save you from mom guilt. 

Amazon Echo Input.   If you’ve had a hard time talking your mom into getting the Amazon Echo, this little gadget (which you will have to set up for her) allows her to turn her speaker into an Alexa-asking machine. This device will allow her to ask Alexa all the questions on her mind from the current weather to trivia to setting a to-do list. She can also jam out to her favorite music while blowing up your Facebook feed with corny cat memes. Echo Input adds Alexa to an external speaker and connects via 3.5 mm audio cable or Bluetooth. $19.99

Women’s Plush Fleece Robe With Hoodie.  The perfect gift for that mom that always thinks it’s cold and never moves the thermostat below eighty-two degrees Fahrenheit. The soft, plush fabric will have her asking you to feel the smoothness and the hood means she can protect her hair or choose to not fix it depending on her mood. $59.99

Cool Mist Humidifier Ultrasonic Aroma Essential Oil Diffuser. As you get older, humidifiers become a necessary and essential part of your life. What’s pretty cool about this cool mist humidifier is that also comes with the option of adding essential oils. Mom can choose her favorite scents to fill the air so bring your allergy pills on your next visit. $29.99 Amazon (Prime Free Same-Day shipping). 

Mom Pendant Sterling Silver Necklace.  From the Caperci Love Collection, you seriously cannot go wrong with a mom-pendant necklace even if the diamonds are not real. This is also the perfect Mother’s Day gift if you’ve been dodging her calls and missed Thanksgiving last year. $22.09 (It comes with free shipping and returns for Prime members but most moms are not cold-blooded enough to return it.)  

Shower/Bath Wine Glass Holder.  Is there anything worse than spilling your drink while trying to take a shower or soak in a bathtub? Well, maybe picturing your mom in a shower but I digress. If your mom is a lush like mine and loves the hell out of wine, then I am guessing she doesn’t have a shower caddy for her wine glass and really wants one. Comes in a variety of colors and at only $13.95 you may want to pop for a bottle of wine to go with it.

In all seriousness, do something nice for your mom this year even if it’s a card and flowers. Wishing all the moms, aunts, grandmothers, sisters, cousins and dog moms out there the happiest Mother’s Day!

How I Dropped 35 Pounds And Got Off Blood Pressure Pills

How I Dropped 35 Pounds And Got Off Blood Pressure Pills

I remember when my t-shirts started getting tighter before I noticed the struggle to button my dress pants. 

I mean, dress pants can be uncomfortable but t-shirts? Plus, I had had my annual physical complete with some blood drawn and a jog on a treadmill. Admittedly, I have fallen off the workout wagon at least on a consistent basis over the past three years. 

Needless to say, I did a good job of paying attention to my craft beers before paying attention to what the scale said. In fact, I never step on the scale and I’m always confused at the pains that girlfriend goes through to weigh herself. You know, first thing in the morning in the buff and only after she spent some time in the bathroom. 

I can’t say I was entirely shocked to see the needle move up thirty-five pounds since I last weighed myself which was over two years ago at this same doctor’s office. 

My doctor is a no-nonsense kind of guy and gave it to me straight—I had gotten fat and now needed high-blood pressure medication. And, if I didn’t do something about it I would end up on more medications to treat other maladies like diabetes. He gave me the news and was not about to sugarcoat it—I was fat and needed to do something about it. 

My girlfriend has been on some low-carb diet for as long as I can remember and never forced me to skip out on portions of pasta or desserts or even the crappy fast food I ate. So, she encouraged me to ditch the carbs and processed shit. 

The problem for me was I needed something drastic that didn’t allow any type of alcohol in my diet which is why I turned to The Whole 30 Diet this past January. I am a bit of a do or die resolution kind of guy and January was the perfect month to be in misery with fellow dieters. Plus, The Whole 30 Diet is healthy and almost a bit of a dare…..can you give up alcohol, processed foods, sugars or anything that is quick to make? 

I am not much of a cook but I was able to rise to the challenge after buying a The Whole 30 Cookbook. I followed every recipe to a “T” because you have to…most of crap in our foods are hidden in sauces including soy and gluten. By the way, soy is in quite a bit of everything in the condiments section of your fridge. 

After following this admittedly strict diet, I dropped fifteen pounds in my first month which helped me build momentum and allowed my t-shirts to fit again. But, I also realized diet would not be enough, I had to exercise. I don’t like the gym so I brought the gym to me. I decided to plunk down the money and get a Peloton.

Yes, a Peloton is expensive, but it’s still cheaper than a personal trainer and you don’t have to drive anywhere. The schedule of live classes also means that I can sign up just like I would at the gym. The app also makes it worth it with treadmill challenges although I refuse to spend the money on their treadmill after buying a spin bike. 

Three-plus months later and I’ve dropped 35 pounds and dropped my blood pressure pills. My belly is no longer filling the space of t-shirts to full capacity and my dress pants require a belt.

My biggest takeaway is that you have to face the fact that you are fat and not sugarcoat it, find a diet that is something that is reasonable and something you can do on an ongoing basis and also easy to understand and an exercise routine that is sustainable. 

Want to kick off your diet today? Check out this blog on foods to kick your metabolism into shape.

As always, consult your physician FIRST before starting any new diet or exercise program. 

 

 

Boost Your Sex Drive With These 5 Foods

5 Foods That Boost Your Sex Drive

You are what you eat and if you are looking to perform better in the bedroom then you will want to start by eating these 5 foods.

5 foods to boost your sex drive

Celery.  There has been quite a bit of buzz surrounding celery juice and for good reason. The long, green stalky veggie contains androsterone and adrostenal which work to give you your sexy back or at least feel that way.

5 foods to boost your sex drive

Spinach/kale. Dark, green leafy veggies are not just good for your overall health but are chock-full of vitamin A which helps keep your hormonal balance in check. If you are like me and hate kale feel free to go with a spinach salad or smoothie instead.

5 foods to boost your sex drive

Dark chocolate. It won’t be hard to tempt your date or partner to eat some dark chocolate especially when it contains phenylethylamine. Phenylethylamine contains an endorphin that creates the same kind of high you feel when you believe you are in love.

5 foods to boost your sex drive

Blueberries/strawberries. Berries are good for your health and sex drive. Blueberries contain antioxidants that are amazing for your circulation which travels “all over your body.” As for the strawberries, the benefits are also plentiful. Strawberries are packed full of vitamin c and potassium and more importantly, omega-3 fatty acids which keep your cardiovascular system healthy which means you can last longer.

5 foods to boost your sex drive

Nuts. No pun intended but the whole nut family contains a plethora of fatty acids which boost endorphins and dilate those blood vessels which in turn, kicks up blood flow to your penis. You’re welcome.

Weed Helps Heighten Orgasms in Women According to Recent Study

Weed Helps Heighten Orgasms in Women According to Recent Study

Weed, sex and stoner films could have been the topic of my college thesis so a recent study on the topic of sex and orgasms in women makes total sense. 

The recent study released by The International Society for Sexual Medicine asked around 400 women over a year’s time about their sex lives. Turns out, the women (68.5%) that used marijuana before having intercourse reported having a more deleterious time when compared to those that didn’t. 

The benefits of enjoying grass before sex also extended to a stronger sex drive overall for a  whopping 60.6% of women. Of the 52.8% of women that enjoy marijuana with their sex reported enjoying more gratifying orgasms overall. 

For women that experience pain during sex (and not in a good way) the study’s results pointed to a drop in discomfort for women that consume marijuana on a regular basis.

Additionally, of those women that frequently use cannabis claimed to have enjoyed their orgasms twice as much as those that infrequently imbibe the plant. 

If you’ve ever smoked weed or enjoyed an edible you have no doubt mellowed out considerably and for some (myself included) dropped your inhibitions and got a little horny.

The researches of this study offered a more scientific reason for why women enjoyed sex and sexual satisfaction much more citing the connection between cannabinoid receptors hormonal release. 

The study’s results also pointed to an increase of neurotransmitter dopamine related to marijuana use which greatly impacts sexual function. 

However, the study researchers also pointed out that the plethora of cannabinoids out there so not all lead to the best sex she might have ever had or overall better sex life. Which basically means that there are other cannabinoids could find your girl sandwiches between a bag of chips and a tub of peanut butter rather than the sheets. 

Thankfully, I live in Colorado and can put this study to the test on an ongoing basis provided my girlfriend is a willing participant but I don’t think that will take too much coaxing for her or most women. 

 

 

Can You Spot a Fake Luxury Watch? How to Not Get Ripped Off 

 

Can You Spot a Fake Luxury Watch? How to Not Get Ripped Off 

When I first moved to NYC in the late 1990s I bought my first counterfeit Rolex from a guy selling them on a blanket on the street and around the corner from my apartment in the Village. 

It stopped working within two weeks of purchasing it for a mere twenty bucks but then again, I also knew it was a fake. Back then, I was a student and partying hard with barely enough money to afford my rent in Manhattan nevermind a designer watch that was real.

Today, I have a few watches that are real but under the $300-dollar mark and after carving out some success in my work life it’s time to take it to the next level. I’m a bit of a bargain hunter and I want to track down a good deal but not get suckered into buying a hunk of crap or as Donnie Brasco would put it, a fugazi. 

In my quest to score a good deal on a luxury watch, I am passing along some tips on not getting ripped off and purchasing a fugazi.  

Weigh in.  Fake watches tend to weigh less than real ones so if the watch feels a bit light let that be the first warning. 

Movement.  Look at the way the hands move on the watch? This is one of the most important and telling signs. The better it’s built the smoother the movement will be. 

Spelling errors. Many counterfeit watches are made in other countries where English may not be widely spoken and even the brand of the watch might be misspelled. 

Know your brand.  Focus on the brand of watch that you want and learn everything that you can about it before tracking down a deal. Each luxury watch brand has its own signature style that is not meant to mimic even other luxury brands. The more you learn about the brand of watch that you want the more informed you will be. For instance, the weight and color and movement will vary between a Breitling and an OMEGA.

Now that you know which wristwatch you want and how to score a deal without wearing a fugazi here is a guide to what NOT to wear that is a turn off to women.

The 4 Best Sexual Positions You Should Try That Aren’t Freaky 

The 4 Best Sexual Positions You Should Try That Aren’t Freaky 

If your girlfriend or partner is anything like mine, you have certainly fallen into a sexual slump of sorts. Between our careers, our pets and the demands of day-to-day life and stress, the most we can hope for is a quicky missionary style position squeezed between a workout and a shower.  

That’s not to say that I don’t get off and I really hope that she does, but I have to admit that I sometimes look forward to getting myself off—at least in my mind we are doing it doggy style. 

So, in my quest to get her off and allowing me to look forward to more than a tug in the shower, I decided to look for new sexual positions that aren’t too freaky or would lead to a chiropractor visit for both of us. 

Just to make sure that we were on the same page, I involved her in my sexual positions research. The research was the best part and we walked away with what we consider the best sexual positions that aren’t freaky and feel amazing! 

The cowgirl.   I started with this one because it became my girlfriend’s favorite position and there are many reasons starting with easy access to the man in the boat. The cowgirl is basically when your girl is on top. But it’s not enough for her to just be on top and you end up doing all the damn work. If that is your plan then don’t waste your time. She has to be into it and give your testicles a little love (gently) while she is doing half the work on top. Bonus points for allowing a little more pull out and thrust. Get your rhythm right and you are in for a wild ride! 

Reverse cowgirl.   She is going to love this position more than you will mostly because you won’t be able to see her breasts while thrusting but then again…it’s all about both of you getting off, am I right? This simple position is the cowgirl but she has her back to you allowing for more clitoris play but allows you to focus on a deeper reach (if you know what I mean). 

The naughty missionary.   I know I started off with missionary style as the standard go-to so a good way to ease into a new sexual position is to work with what you know. If you find it hard to try something too crazy and if she is flexible and willing, try having her put her legs in missionary style behind your knees. Take things up a notch by using a pillow under her buttocks to raise up her hips. This adds a bit of comfort and allows you to reach her “g” spot with ease. 

Bend over.  This position has become a new favorite and gets you out of the bedroom. Basically, you have her bend over a chair or better yet, a soft armrest on a chair and go to town doggy-style from behind. The nice part about this position is that it can be spontaneous and saves both of your knees. Keep in mind that she will want to pick a chair, table or armrest that allows her to bend over at the waist. 

One last thing I will leave you with is that adding a mirror and playing voyeur is going to take all of these positions to a new level. Need a little help lasting longer? Check out our blog on 6 tips to help guys last longer.

Recent Study Focuses on the Sex Lives of Men and Women Over 50

Recent Study Shows Focuses on Sex and Men and Women Over 50

Most of the sex surveys involving lots of sexual partners leave out those over 50 years-old. Which is why this recent survey from British researchers was an interesting take and long overdue.

The research dug deep into the lives of over 7,000 men and women over 50 and the results are somewhat surprising. Let’s start with the more obvious findings that are also stereotypically on point. 

Guys tend to have more sexual partners during their lifetime than women. And guys with more money or higher on the economic ladder and especially over 50, tend to have even more partners. But there was also good news for the broke guys out there. The study also pointed to the lower 20% of economic status with a higher amount of sexual partners. 

Sex experts attribute the amount of sex and partners more affluent older men have to a life with less of the stress that life brings for younger and middle-class men. For the guys that are broke, they may not be able to buy a Rolex but they can still have sex. 

Now, onto the ladies and it’s good news for us guys. White, bisexual women that stayed fit and didn’t deal with the usual physical afflictions associated with being out-of-shape had a higher number of sexual partners. 

I mean, if they are hitting the gym on a regular basis, women and men are more likely to have a better body and know it. And of course, regular exercise leads to a better sex life as well. 

Bad news for the married people out there with kids still living at home. We all have or know a divorced friend that shows up in the office every Monday with a story about a hookup on Match. The study also supports that it’s not just a made-up story. Men and women that are divorced never walked down the aisle and are single have slept with more people. 

Now, I am not condoning this but your friends that drink their asses off and were smokers at one time, also had more sexual partners. That being said, I will turn 50 one day and it’s encouraging to know that you can still have quite a bit a sex and with as many partners as you can—just keep using a rubber. 

The Biggest Turn-Offs for Women that Guys Have No Clue They’re Doing 

The Biggest Turn-Offs for Women that Guys Have No Clue They’re Doing 

It happens to all guys. You are working your ass off to turn her on and then what was a hot moment turns ice cold as she just lays there or makes up an excuse to go home. 

Chances are, you did something in bed that was a big turn off. Here is a list of the biggest turn-offs for women so you can avoid doing them. 

—Spanking.   Unless she has asked for it and you KNOW it’s a turn one, refrain from the urge to give her a smack on the bottom. It doesn’t matter if you hit hard or just a light tap it’s still a turnoff. 

—Uncomfortable sex positions.  It’s always a good idea to try new things in the bedroom and different sexual positions are no exception as missionary position can get old. But if holding that position comes with a painful pulling sensation in her shoulder or neck, you can bet that is not the kind of pain she was looking for. Pay attention and consider which ones work best even if she’s into yoga. 

—Hickeys or biting.   This falls into the same category as spanking. If you are certain that she’s got a thing for vampires and enjoys the pressing of teeth into her neck, then try it. Otherwise, steer clear of it and also consider that it’s not sanitary either. Hickeys are a bit tacky at the office anyways. Just skip it. 

—Hair pulling.  A little pull to show dominance is great but severe pulling of hair hurts like hell and can shift the mood pretty fast in the bedroom. If you know what you are doing then test it out, otherwise…stroke instead of pull. 

—Too much dirty talk.  Most of us enjoy a little dirty talk and even some role-playing but there such thing as too much of a good thing when your fantasy gets nasty. 

—Sloppy oral that never ends.  Women really appreciate oral so, by all means, go for it but if you’ve been down there awhile come up for air and make sure all the work you’re doing is working. 

—Quick cleanup.  Getting up and grabbing a towel is one thing, but taking that window of time following intimacy to all of the sudden want to clean the sheets and clean off nightstands is a turnoff. Leave a tender moment alone. 

—Silent sex.  This obviously doesn’t apply to avoid alerting anyone to your romp. Throw in a moan in there or tell her how good it feels. Long periods of silence is just weird. 

—Weird mood music.  One of my female friends once described a creepy incident with a guy she had started dating. He decided to create a playlist to get her in the mood. Turns out, he was really into death metal. She high-tailed it out of there and never saw him again. 

In the end, it’s all about communication so just pay attention to your partner and how they react to what you are doing. Who knows…maybe she is into spanking wouldn’t hurt to ask.