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. 

7 Things That Gross Out and Turn Off Women in Bed 

7 Things That Gross Out and Turn Off Women in Bed

The night started off so great. A good dinner, some wine, more libations, a little more libations and the next thing you know, she’s onto what you have had on your mind the whole night—you are both going to get some hot ass. 

That is until you don’t and have zero understanding of what went wrong. Here are 7 clues that you might have missed for what might have ruined the mood. 

—Smells.  I think it goes without saying that ripping off a fart is bad form whether you are having sex, eating or just Netflix and chill.  The practice of flatuence is best done when alone or when you have privacy.  However, don’t forget about smelly breath, and pungent orders from sweat-soaked socks that even if removed you might want to give a good scrubbing. 

—Ablutions.  If you plan on doing some prep work such as a good swig of mouthwash, a little freshen’ up to the penis and butt crack (all good ideas) do so behind closed doors. No one wans to see you crouched over the counter spraying your balls. Slip into the bathroom or ask for some privacy if you need it. 

—Tidy up.   How nasty is your comforter? Does it have obvious stains from spooge or pizza crusts and crumbs all in the covers? Take the time to at least made the bed an inviting place to do have sex. After all, you want her focus on being on top not what’s on top of the comforter. 

—Nasty feet.  When was the last time to trimmed your toenails? Is there any sign of toe cheese? Believe it or not, women actually pay attention to what your feet look like even If you don’t. So, take the time to give your feet a quick look and do some quick maintainece if needed. 

—Voyeur pets.  Got a dog or cat that likes to watch? You may want to clear it with her first. And it’s hard to predict whether whiskers wants to get in on the action by licking your feet, hers or sticking a nose where it’s not expected or wanted. Send them out of the room with a treat or the promise of a walk….later after you’re done. 

—No foreplay.  You may be ready to go but take the time to turn her on through a little foreplay before getting busy. This also allows you to test how freaky she might get between the sheets. 

—Burps.  This might qualify under the smells department but not all burps are created equal and a large, guttural, window-shaking belch even sans smell is just too palpable. 

6 Sex Tip Blogs for Guys to Help You Last Longer 

6 Sex Tip Blogs for Guys to Help You Last Longer 

Remember those scenes in movies where the guy is in bed and is struggling to last longer and is trying to think of baseball, counting to 100 or Margaret Thatcher naked? For once, the movies got it right because it works for a mere few seconds and then—BOOM! 

However, it should make you feel a bit better to know that the average sex time from start to finish (as in straight guys ejaculating) is 5.4 minutes, according to a study released in 2005.

Now that you know there isn’t much time anyways, we’ve compiled a lift of 6 blogs with sex tips to help guys increase their stamina—aka LAST LONGER or last longer than 5.4 minutes. Before trying any new diet or exercise program ALWAYS CONSULT with your physician prior to adding these changes. 

Vitamins to Boost Your Health and Stamina. Whether you are struggling to have the energy to perform, need an increase in blood flow or even sperm, this lift of vitamins and supplements should aid in your stamina.

Exercises Every Guy Should Do for Better Performance in Bed. if you ever needed a reason to hit the gym, this is it. Kegels are not just for women but there are major benefits for guys that do these as well. This is not to say that you should drop the weights, just incorporate these exercises into your gym time. If you think you are going to look like a douche doing them in public, you can always do them at home. 

Foods to Boost your Health and Stamina. You are what you eat and not only will your heart appreciate you more if you eat these foods, but the thanks also comes in a longer erection.

There really is a better time of day to have sex. This blog covers the when and whys of when you should be having sex.

Really Random Things that Are a Turn-On for Women. Just to cover your bets and make sure she is satisfied start with these simple turn-ons that will get her in the mood with pretty minimal effort. Just something to keep in mind besides baseball. https://manscapeblog.com/2018/01/19/5-really-random-things-that-are-a-turn-on-for-women/

Study shows more seafood in diet linked to couples having more sex. Keep her coming back for more. A recent study highlights the many benefits of eating seafood on a regular basis which happens to be having more sex.

9 Dos and Don’ts Every Guy Should Know on a First Date 

9 Dos and Don’ts Every Guy Should Know on a First Date

Whether you want to impress or just get undressed, your best first impression needs to lead and set the tone for the date. 

Here is a list of 9 Dos and Don’ts every guy should know before that first date:

Compliment.  It seems corny and clique to kick off the night with a compliment on her shoes, dress or her smile but leading with just the old standby, “you look great” goes a long way. Consult your dictionary for more creative adjectives prior to your date. 

Stay off your phone.  Unless you are on-call as a physician, silence your phone and set it aside. If you DO have to take a call, always offer a quick apology and explain that the call is important and step away briefly—BRIEFLY so that you are not keeping your date as a captive audience.

Timing is golden.  Scheduling a date after 9pm (unless both of your schedules will NEVER offer a night off) is a turn off. Speaking of scheduling, if possible, make reservations AHEAD of time. If you are really a player, arrive 30 minutes prior to your reservation time and have a drink at restaurant bar to help get to know each other. 

Talking about EXES is OFF LIMITS.  Don’t bring your baggage to dinner in the form of an ex-girlfriend or wife, partner….whatever. This clearly signals that you still hold a flame, candle or at least a spark for that ex and is just a big freaking turn off. Live in the moment. 

Don’t bring up how much money you make or don’t.  Believe me, if you work at the car wash versus owning one she has already done the math in her head. If she knew your career choice before the date, she obviously doesn’t put a lot of value on your income and could make her a keeper. 

Marriage.   Maybe she’s the one or maybe she’s the one right now, but the “M” word does not belong in any sentence on a first date. I think this is for obvious reasons. 

Don’t get shit-faced.   Skip a second scotch-and-soda or a cocktail. You are trying to make the best first impression and seriously, no one likes to be out with a guy that can’t handle his liquor which basically means he can’t handle himself. Keep yourself in check for that first date. 

DO bring mints and floss.  Slip some floss and mints in your pocket…it’s better to have them with you than not. Just don’t floss your teeth at the table. No, just…no. 

Show some interest.  Even if she is talking non-stop about the cat videos that her roommate makes and has a strong following on YouTube try to act interested. If the conversation continues to only center around cats see if you can’t persuade her to tell you more about her job or here’s an ice-breaker—ask her about her boss. 

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.