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.

The Best Grilling Tools and BBQ Accessories For Spring 2019

The 5 Best Grilling Tools and BBQ Accessories For Spring 2019

Hot for a Weber this Spring? Or maybe you have your heart set on best smoker or brushes to grill the most succulent meats. 

No worries, because with these essential grilling tools and BBQ accessories you will be able to crown yourself king of the grill. 

Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter 7.5” x 12” 

Fired up about charcoal grilling? Get their faster with this cone-shaped charcoal grate designed to accelerate your ignition while providing much-needed safety features such as a thermoplastic handle. Design specs indicate that it works best with lighter cubes. $16.99 available at Target, Home Depot, and other large retailers.

WolfWise Portable BBQ Grilling Basket

There is nothing fishy about cooking up salmon fillets or your favorite seafood. The lockable grate means you have the security of not losing any hunks of meat and with a cooking surface measuring 12.6 x 8.5 x 0.8 you can feed up to 3 hungry guests at one time. Plus, its FDA approved and can be used on any type of grill including gas, smoker or charcoal. $18.98 on amazon.com

Weber iGrill2  

This it what happens when technology meets meat. These probes monitor the internal cooking temperatures and send updates to your smartphone device. However, keep in mind that most outdated technology will not work including the iPhone 4, or iPad 1st and 2nd generations. Available on weber.com and at $99.99 it’s worth every penny.

Zicome Set of 4 Silicone Basting Grill Barbeque Brushes 

Meats need marinades which means you need grill brushes. You may be tempted to buy one of those mops but the amount of germs that can hang onto to a wooden handle is pretty nasty. This set of 4 silicone, BPA free, and sterile brushes means easy cleaning but also an evenly distributed amount of sauce on every surface of ribs.  $7.95 amazon.com

The Best Low-Carb Craft Beers to Keep and Maintain those Six Pack Abs

The Best Tasting and Low-Carb Craft Beers to Keep and Maintain those Six Pack Abs

The old adage that abs are made in the kitchen is very true according to the trainer that I just hired. I’m currently working on my getting rid of the dad bod that I worked hard to form over the winter drinking beer and blowing off the gym. 

I eat pretty healthily but my caloric nemesis is the craft beers that I love the hell out of. Naturally, my trainer suggested that I give up beer entirely until I got to my goal weight but I am not going to give up beer for life. 

Before starting my rigorous routine the following week, I decided that I should figure out a game plan for my beer. After testing several beers I compiled a list of the lowest-calorie beers that don’t taste like garden hose water was the main ingredient. 

Here is a list of the best tasting craft beers that are low-carb and lower in calories. You can thank me later. 

New Belgium Glütiny Pale Ale 

At just 150 calories and 10 grams of carbs, it’s hard to believe that you’re drinking a craft brew. Lots of flavors and it doesn’t taste too light. Most of the gluten has been removed so that your gluten-free friends can have one as well. I was also able to find it at restaurants like Buffalo Wild Wings and it’s currently only available in the bottle. Just be aware that the ABV is 6 percent and with its smooth taste you might just grab a buzz. 

Founders Brewing Company’s All Day IPA  

The lively hops will make you hoppy but you will really make you excited is that its only 140 calories. Plus, if you are really into New-England style IPAs, you should be drinking this whether you care about carbs or not. It was one of my favorites because it wasn’t too bitter and you won’t get hammered with an ABV of 4.7. 

Left Hand Brewing’s Saison au Ble de Minuit 

I am not a huge fan of stouts but if you are feeling one this will cut down your caloric intake quite a bit. At 199 calories and an ABV of 6.8 percent you will still get the alcohol you like in a stout but with at least 100 calories or less. 

Allagash Brewing Company’s Allagash White

I have been a super fan of this beer and was shit happy when I found out it only had 159 calories and an ABV of 5.1 percent. Drinks like a light wheat beer with plenty of creamy flavor—no orange needed. This wheat will become your new favorite beach beer this summer.

Coney Island Mermaid Pilsner

This solid but light pilsner is only 160 calories and has an ABV at 5.3 percent. This beer is perfectly balanced with hints of grapefruit, a touch of hop and even some spice. The mermaid on the can will also make you not want to use a koozie. 

Sweetwater Brewing’s 429 Extra Pale Ale

I used to drink the hell out of this West Coast-style beer when I lived in Atlanta and it’s still as good as I remember. The centennial hops coupled with grapefruit is so delicious that you will have a hard time believing it’s only 168 calories. Oh, and an ABV of 5.7 percent means you can handle it. 

Cheers! 

New Study Shows Fewer Guys Are Wrapping it Up in Spite of Rising STDs

New Study Shows Less Guys Are Wrapping it Up in Spite of Rise of STDs

The amount of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis are at an all-time high right now, according to data from the CDC or Centers for Disease Control. That means that “the clap” is also at an all-time high and that is nothing to applaud about. 

It should also come as no surprise that those numbers are higher because less-and-less guys are wrapping it up or using a condom. 

I was in college in the mid1990s and condoms and safe sex was everywhere. In fact, I remember going to clubs and there were baskets of condoms that someone was usually handing out or they were just sitting on the bar for the taking. 

Then again, the AIDS epidemic was very real back then and I was more fearful of contracting HIV then chlamydia but then again, I didn’t want to get that either. I lost my virginity using a condom on prom night in high school. 

It was years before I went hot-doggin’ without a condom. I was a senior in college before I got the nerve to go without one and I had been in a steady relationship for a few months. We also both got tested together and before we hopped into bed.

Now, the sensation is better. There is no denying that and it’s definitely more intense but the idea of dealing with getting tested, contracting herpes or experiencing the pain and burning while peeing then showing up in a clinic with a drippy Johnson is not worth it. 

I’ve managed to dodge the STD bullet thanks to condoms and for those continue to have casual sex with several partners here are the most common symptoms of STDs in guys:

Blisters on or around the penis.

Spots, bumps or lesions on the penis

Discharge (clear, white, or yellow)

Oozing from the tip of the penis (thick or thin)

Painful urination

Painful ejaculation

Itching on the tip of the penis

OR, you might not have any symptoms and you are spreading this shit to every girl you’re sleeping with which means you are also spreading it to other guys. One thing I can tell you, all of those symptoms will certainly mess up your sex life if you get them which is much worse than wearing a condom.

Netflix’s Show Dating Around Full of Dating Tips for Guys 

Netflix’s Show Dating Around Full of Dating Tips for Guys

Now that I am completely caught up on Peaky Blinders, I was looking for a new show to binge watch. Normally, my Netflix show tastes differ greatly from my girlfriend’s choices. She’s into shows like Glow, The Crown, and re-runs of Friends. 

It took some convincing but she talked me into watching the new Netflix show, Dating Around. It’s still a reality show about dating but a far cry from the early days of dating like Shipmates. Remeber.. it was hosted by Chris Hardwick..yes, the same Chris Hardwick that hosts The Walking Dead’s equally-successful talk show, Talking Dead.

There wasn’t much to learn from the show besides how far people will go to be total dicks or to get laid. But we’ve come a long way since 2001-2003. Well, kinda. Back to Netflix’s Dating Around. 

When she first hit the play button, I was like, “is this another version of The Bachelor?” But after it was on for about 5 minutes, I realized there was more going on that some douchebag trying to string along a bunch of girls looking for their fifteen minutes. 

In Dating Around there is no rose. Each show opens with one person on several different dates at the same restaurant hoping to meet someone that they like enough for a second date. That’s right, the pressure of love or “finding that special person” has been lifted which is just one of many reasons that I think guys will enjoy it as well. 

The first episode is probably the biggest education for single guys and from where I was sitting, he was a player but in a way that was so subtle that my girlfriend never even realized that he had dating skills that would get any loser laid. 

I didn’t share this with her but here are the dating tips and takeaways from the first episode that made me wish I knew when I wasn’t in a relationship: 

He chose a restaurant that served food that required chopsticks. Right off the bat, this guy knew which girls would be into trying something new or were sophisticated enough to know how to use chopsticks or if they slurped their food. Personally, that girl that chewed loudly would have had me running out of the door before the check arrived, but he could figure that out immediately just by his restaurant choice. 

Second, this guy was a hell of a listener. He asked open-ended questions and then commented on a few things they said. He shared just enough without having to defend himself or come off looking like a jerk. 

This is not to say that there aren’t some awkward moments but for the most part, this guy’s dating style was one we should all be aspiring to. The episode ends with him meeting up with one of the girls from his blind dates. 

As far as the subsequent episodes they are all pretty entertaining and the widower that looks like Jean-Luc Picard (Leonard episode 4) is a trip to watch and so are his dates. Just a heads up that Episode 3 (Lex) follows a gay guy on his blind dates so I decided to skip that one. 

If you are wondering how NOT to act, Episode 2 (Gurki) don’t do what Justin did on their date—dick move but I’ll let you make up your own mind about it. 

Let us know in the comments what you think of this show and if we missed anything. 

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

Foreplay Tips for Guys that are Guaranteed to Turn Her On

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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