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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Want to Have More Sex? Eat More Seafood and Fish Says Study

Want to Have More Sex? Eat More Seafood and Fish Says Study

A recent study released by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that when men and women consumed more seafood they had more sex. 

In fact, couples that BOTH ate at least two servings of fish or seafood experienced and we are sure, enjoyed a 22 percent spike in sexual intercourse. 

Fish contains omega-3 fatty acids and has been known to help boost semen production and increase levels of progesterone—which could explain all the sex. 

Want to put this study to the test? Here is a recipe for grilled salmon to get you started. 

Simple Grilled Salmon Recipe 

—4 large lemon wedges 

—4 wild caught salmon fillets with skin on

—vegetable oil 

—fresh dill 

—one jar of capers 

—salt and pepper to taste 

Brush grill grates with vegetable oil and pre-heat to grill on high heat and reduce to medium heat. Place fish on grill skin-side first and allow to cook for approximately 3-4 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side. 

Remove from heat. Fish should be pink and slightly flakey. Squeeze lemon on fish, add a dash of salt and pepper, place fresh dill on fish and top with capers. Serve with a side of fresh veggies. 

 

9 of the Most Fascinating Facts About the Penis 

9 of the Most Fascinating Facts About the Penis 

There are many myths, names and legends surrounding male genitalia. Statues have been erected for thousands of years celebrating well, erections. We’ve dug up the most interesting facts about the penis to impress your partner, friends and just on a need-to-know basis. 

Here are 9 of the most fascinating facts about penises:

1. Slang terms for the penis are nothing new. Since the beginning of time men and women alike have come up with some clever names for male genitalia. In 1732 is was sometimes called, Arbor Vitae which is an evergreen tree and in the 1600s Bald-Pate Friar was a common slang term. In case you were wondering, a bald-pate friar is in reference to the haircut of friars—bald on top with hair on the sides. There is no shortage of terms for the penis in the Hebrew language including our favorite, shofka meaning spout—OY! 

2. Currently,  UrbanDictionary.com lists a whopping 169 slang terms for the penis. The top entries and most common terms include: bald-headed yogurt slinger, one-eye trouser snake, schlong, ding-a-ling, boner, mr. happy, shaft, knob, helmet, baby maker, johnson, pecker and of course, dick. 

3. No matter what you call it, the origin of the word penis is Latin and means tail. In fact, phallus is used to describe the shape of the penis rather than the technical word. 

4. Not to burst your bubble, but extra-large condoms are only used or at least needed by 6% of the ENTIRE world’s population, according to condom makers.

5. You can visit a museum dedicated to the penis if you happen to be in Iceland. Icelandic Phallological Museum is open from 10 to 6pm and is located in the city of Reykjavik. It’s the only museum of its kind and features 215 penises from animals but on land and sea. 

5. Believe it or not, ejaculation is a signal sent from a man’s spinal cord and not his brain or any other organ for that matter. Let that sink in for a minute. 

6. Your penis skin contains over 42 kinds of bacteria. This could explain the reasoning behind being “unclean” or uncircumcised. In fact, circumcised men are at less risk for contracting HIV. 

7. There is an actual mental condition where a man believes his penis is disappearing. The mass hysteria is called, Koro also known as penis panic. 

8. Over 600 men end up in the emergency room due to sex toy injuries to the penis the anus or both. Let this be a lesson to you: follow the directions and take it easy on your penis.

9. Sex is actually good for your health and can add years to your life. In fact, men that reportedly have sex on a regular basis have a lower risk of diabetes, stroke, heart disease and could live further into their golden years. 

 

Let’s Talk About Texts: Bad Grammar is a Big Sexual Turn Off 

Let’s Talk About Texts: Bad Grammar is a Big Sexual Turn O

Forgot the typical turn offs on a date such as a hunk of spinach hanging from your teeth, stinky breath or being a bad kisser. 

Turns out, using bad grammar even in a text message or social media post matters more than how bad in bed you are, according to a recent survey released by the Plenty of Fish.

The popular dating website asked over 2,000 singles what would make them swipe left and nearly 60 percent cited crappy grammar and common spelling mistakes. 

The survey’s findings are also in-line with a 2015 survey result released in 2015 by match.com. 

Other startling takeaways from the survey pointed to a lack of reply to a text that had been read as a deal breaker over the three-day rule which is no longer a rule in the dating world. 

If you are single and responding to a text use the winky face emoji, kissing face or heart eyes and skip using the least favorite emoji—the eggplant.

In addition to good grammar and the right emoji, do not advertise your political views in your dating profile. Close to 60% of singles surveyed claimed they wouldn’t even consider dating someone who’s political views differ from their own. 

No matter which way you lean politically, (and don’t kill the messenger) this is especially a turn off if you support or voted for Donald Trump, according to the survey results. 

Basically, if you want to hook-up more, skip the obnoxious bathroom mirror selfies, political talk, brush up on your grammar skills AND no eggplant emojis.

Doing the Dishes and Grocery Shopping Leads to Sexual Satisfaction Suggests Study

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The number of heterosexual couples that go grocery shopping and do dishes together is on the rise since the 1990s and is leading to a more satisfying sex life, according to the Council on Contemporary Families or CCF.

Not to be confused with other menial housework tasks such as laundry or scrubbing toilets, there is something attached to doing the dishes, suggests the CCF study. Women that were elbow-deep in dishes every night or at least most of the time reportedly felt less connection and sexual satisfaction when compared to women that divided up the dishwashing with their spouses or partner.

Most men don’t care for doing the lion’s share of housework related to laundry and general cleaning any more than their female counterparts. However, they truly enjoy going to the grocery store and might even be considered a big turn on.

The biggest takeaway from the study is that not evenly splitting up or sharing household work and putting all the responsibility on just one person is not unfair but leads to resentment and a weaker relationship.

The study’s results also pointed to an uptick in today’s contemporary men and how they view their relationship and role.

Guys, the next time you are asked to wash a plate or pick out dinner ingredients remember that the payoff could be a better sex life. After all: happy wife,happy life.

For more ideas on how to take your sex life to the next level visit check out our blog on 6 vitamins to boost your sex drive and stamina.

5 Really Random Things that are a Turn On for Women  

5 Really Random Things that are a Turn On for Women

Last week, I decided to have a Netflix and Chill night with my girlfriend and I was totally freaked out after she grabbed me right when I walked in the door. Nothing freaky about that outside of the fact that I hadn’t shaved in over a week and had more like a 10-o-clock shadow and I was wearing sweatpants and a plan white t-shirt. I also hadn’t showered since I left the gym 12 hours earlier.

Normally, I would work hard to get her in the mood. We are talking a hot shower, a close shave, a shirt (with at least one button) and some jeans. I might even meet her at the door with a glass of wine. I’ve even considered answering the door naked because that would drive me wild if she did.

Turns out, most women don’t want to know or see how it’s hangin’, according to studies. Here is a list of what actually turns on women and it’s not what you think. Like most things with women, it’s the polar opposite of what you expect it to be.

1. Hands—Yes, women do care about a man’s hands. In particular, they really care about the length of a man’s ring finger. If their ring finger is longer than their index finger they are more likely to get laid, according to one Men whose ring fingers are longer than their index fingers are seen as better bets by women, one study found. Small hands? Yup, you may have a harder time having sex.

2. Don’t shave—Putting your razor away for around 10-days (based on average growth rate in men) produces the right amount of stubble to drive her crazy. However, she still cares if its properly groomed, so don’t go Grizzly Adams. Here’s a handy guide for beard styles and grooming. https://manscapeblog.com/2017/07/18/summer-beard-style-guide-for-men-2017/

3. Scent of a man—ditch the heavy cologne or manly body wash. Women are more turned on by the smell of a combo of Good-n-Plenty candy and cucumber. However, here is a guide of what you should eat that would make guys smell attractive.

4. Timing is everything—believe it or not there is a better time of day to have sex. One study claims it’s 3:00pm, so if the mood strikes you late afternoon squeeze it in!

5. Be nice—if you ever needed motivation to volunteer for a charity this would be it. Women that witness men being kind to others or even furry creatures is a major turn-on.

Women Less Stressed When Smelling Their Partner’s Scent on Clothing

Women Less Stressed When Smelling Their Partner's Scent on Clothing

If one of your New Year’s Resolutions for 2018 was to be less stressed out on a daily basis, then you will want to get your hands on your partner’s laundry.

That’s right. According to new research released by the University of British Columbia, smelling an item of clothing such as a t-shirt or a hoodie actually drops your stress levels.

The impact was especially positive for women that buried their noses in one of their partner’s t-shirts. Apparently, it was the natural scent of their partner and not necessarily that hoodie you wore to a smoky bar or out to a hibachi restaurant.

In fact, the study factored in 96 heterosexual couples and the guys were asked to wear a clean t-shirt for a 24-hour period without applying any cologne or deodorant. More importantly, they were also asked not to smoke or ingest foods such as say…hot peppers or any foods that would change their natural odor.

The t-shirts were then frozen to seal in the scent. Study participants were then put through some of life’s most stressful situations such as a job interview. Thawed out t-shirts from their partner and a stranger were given to them to test hormone levels while experiencing stress.

When a woman smelled the shirt of her partner, her stress levels dropped significantly but when the t-shirt of a stranger was introduced her levels skyrocketed.

So the next time she complains about you leaving your t-shirt on the floor, ask her to put it on and let the stress melt away. Just kidding–show her this blog. 

Singles Have More Sex During the Holiday Season According to Trojan

Singles Have More Sex During the Holiday Season According to Troja

Some 60% of sexually active singles will be hooking up during the holiday season, according to a study released by prophylactic giant, Trojan. It’s hard not to take the release of this new research seriously considering the source.

The data was based on 1,000 responses from singles between the ages of 18 and 24 having sex on a regular basis. Of those polled, two out of five plan to squeeze in a hookup with someone they don’t know while one-third plan on reaching out to an ex for sex during the holidays while visiting family back home.

This means that things are going to get hot in the surroundings of Dawson’s Creek posters and soccer trophies. We’ve all been there, but this next bit of feedback is a little odd.  A whopping 34% of those surveyed would not be thwarted from having sex while the whole family is over for grandma’s strudel and carols.

So, where are they finding these hookups? Thanks to technology, 73% will text or message them and 50% are using a dating app like Tinder.

However, what isn’t odd is what got these singles in the mood—watching romantic movies while curled up by a warm fire. If you need some inspiration, here is a list of 8 Netflix and Chill movies

Thankfully, 80% of respondents also claimed that they will be practicing safe sex or at least see the value in using one.

What’s your holiday hookup story?

Penis Shrinkage is a Real Thing for Guys

Penis Shrinkage is a Real Thing for Guys

There is a famous episode of the sitcom, Seinfeld where the character George Costanza literally gets caught with his pants down. Actually, it was his swimsuit following exposure to cold water. In case you were wondering this unfortunate function is caused by the sympathetic nervous system.

But can your penis actually get smaller without help from freezing water or a cold breeze? The answer is just as frightening as a flaccid penis and that answer is, kinda. In fact, there is also a medical term for a fully-erect penis called, tumescence. 

So, besides a cold shower what else could lead to penis shrinkage? Well, erections are fueled by blood flow which can wane a bit as you get older and also impact the production of testosterone. Guys with heart disease, diabetes, and thyroid conditions could be seeing changes in the length of time they can hold an erection, not the actual size.

If you are concerned there are some simple steps you can take to combat every guy’s worst nightmare. For starters, hit the gym. Exercise is good for your heart, blood flow, and testosterone.

You can check out this blog on the best exercises you can do to perform better in bed

Of course, a healthy diet is always a good idea. Find out what food you should be eating to boost your overall health and stamina in the blog 11 foods that boost your health and stamina

Lastly, keep in mind that having sex at the right time of day does play a factor in your performance and tumescence.

Don’t freak out if you are having shrinkage issues. Call your doctor, make an appointment to get everything checked out and while you’re at it, get cleared before introducing any new diet or exercise program mentioned above. 

What’s the Best Time of the Day to Have Sex

What’s the Best Time of the Day to Have Sex

And the best time of day to have sex is….just kidding, keep reading to find out.

If you’ve always wondered what the best time of the day to have sex is, you are not alone. Well, let’s hope you’re not alone when you feel the urge.

Finally, a hormone expert named Alissa Vitti provided an educated guess. Not exactly a guess. Hormones impact whether or not we are in the mood or just moody, our sex drive, and how you feel about yourself and your partner. Hormones also peak for men and women at different times of the day.  

Vitti is not just a hormone expert but she wrote a guidebook about womens’ hormones—something most guys have not been able to crack.

Vitti claims that the best time of the day to have sex is 3:00 PM. Guys, if you are feeling a bit more sensitive later in the afternoon, you are experiencing a higher level of estrogen. Women tend to be more engaged and full of energy at this time of day because of higher cortisol levels. 

More estrogen means that guys are more likely to be engaged emotionally during sex, while women are more likely to make some noise and not be too tired” for some afternoon delight. 

Chances are, you will both be at work at 3:00 PM, but a new survey suggests that you many of us still have sex at work. Might be work try. 

Don’t worry if you miss this window of opportunity and skyrockets in flight. You can still hit it hard mid-morning, according to Vitti. Keep in mind that having sex in the morning could get your fertile partner pregnant, says another study.