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. 

Millennials Not Having Sex Because of Microwaves

Millennials Not Having Sex Because of Microwaves

If you are millennial and not having as much sex as Gen Xers, there’s apparently a reason for that. Several, yes…several studies are floating around that point to a plethora of factors. As a Gen X’er, I have a hard time (no pun intended) understanding how the hell this happened. 

One new study from a millennial researcher named, Jean Twenge blames this lack of sexual drive on having copter parents (see helicopter parents) hovering around millennials their whole lives. Other factors include longer life spans and technology, according to new data from Macquarie Research. 

And it’s not just sex, it’s drugs, drinking and maybe even rock’ n’ roll. Condom sales have plummeted but not because this generation is throwing caution to the wind. No, it’s because they couldn’t be bothered to put down their smartphones and put the moves on a girl. Not helping matters is that most millennials are not only living longer but living with their parents longer. Nothing kills the mood like bringing home a girl from a club with a shared wall between the very people that created you in the same manner. 

Another study released last year claims that it’s the fault of video games. However, I remember a time when I would play Atari till I had blisters on my hand and permanent impressions on my thumbs. And I’m pretty sure I developed the early signs of carpal tunnel syndrome as the direct result of playing Nintendo not when I entered the workforce and needed to ask someone for a freaking perch for my wrist. 

Truth is, maybe we are ALL just evolving into a more instant gratification society. I remember getting pissed off and yelling at the microwave when it took longer than 3 minutes to burn up the processed cheese inside my pepperoni Hot Pockets. Before the microwave, the commitment was a minimum of at least 10 minutes on the stove or in the oven.  

Now apply this idea to dating or trying to get a girl to notice you without a text. It was a shitload of work. Imagine walking up to a girl in the late 80s or early 90s and handing her a Poloraid of yourself with stickers all over it. She would have either done the following: a. act creeped out and start backing away from her locker. b. laugh like hell and show the picture to her friends while they all burst out into snorted giggling. c. ignored it and set it on the shelf of her locker with a shrug. 

Getting a date was never an option. Today? You can snap a photo of yourself on your phone and put cartooned rabbit ears and a nose on it and you just might get laid. You know, cause’ it’s really cute. 

In all honesty, we don’t have the answers as to why this happening. For now, I’ll just keep blaming the microwave. 

Four Masturbation Mistakes Every Guy Needs to Avoid

Four Masturbation Mistakes Every Guy Needs to Avoid

Masturbation is good for your health according to several studies. However, most guys have been known to take it a bit too far. And yes, there is such thing as too much of a good thing.

For instance, the 55-year-old moron that allegedly dropped his pajama bottoms and decided chafe the carrot during a half-marathon race in Emerson, New Jersey last week. Reportedly, he was not a runner or participating in the race which would have been much healthier and not ended in an arrest. 

Clearly, that mistake is a very obvious one: masturbation needs to happen in privacy and with consenting adults if they are willing participants.  

In all seriousness, here are four things that you should not try at home or at all when masturbating:

Behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. Sure, it’s a long road trip and you are tired and that urge just kinda creeps up on you. What happens when you have to stop suddenly to avoid hitting another driver or a squirrel? Well, according to a study conducted by the Canadian Urological Association Journal, you can actually break your penis. And if it’s an actual accident, you might even snap it off. 

Don’t choke your chicken. Wanking behind the wheel is not the only way to break your penis. That’s right, squeezing can lead snap your willy. No one wants to show up in the emergency room and be officially diagnosed with a penile fracture. So yeah, the wrong stroke and too much compression will and can cause a rupture. 

Too much of a good thing. One twenty-something dude found himself in the emergency room suffering from a nasty infection from masturbating so much that he opened up fissures on his shaft. Some nasty bacteria found its way into those cuts and this poor bastard ended up with skin grafts on his penis. True story.

Keep your penis out of receptacles. We’re not talking about an electrical socket (although, I’m sure that’s been tried) but other urban legends that are actually true. Remember hearing about the guy that got his penis stuck in the pool? No shit, that has actually happened. Ask any ER nurse and I’m sure they have many more stories to tell. You could do serious damage to your urethra by trying to cram your penis into say….the opening of a water bottle. Yeah, that has happened too. 

These stories and masturbation advice would not exist if it not for the dip shits that made the above mistakes possible. Take heed and learn from their pain. 

Exercises Every Guy Should Do for Better Performance in Bed 

 

jeune-homme-sportif-courseAbout a week ago, I was sitting in my doctor’s office for my annual check-up. You know, the usual poking of needles and rubber-gloved fingers checking for lumps, bumps, and nodules. 

I figured now would be a good time to ask my doctor the question I have no desire to ask my trainer, what can I do to be better in bed? Actually, what exercises should I be doing to make me better in bed.  

Since my doc is pretty out of shape, he told me to ask my trainer. So much for avoiding embarrassment. 

Here is a list of exercises you should be doing to pump up your performance in bed. Fair warning: some of these are really weird and will put you in a very strange position. Literally. 

Kegels.    Most guys have never heard of these but most women have. Basically, kegels are the muscles that keep you from pissing your pants. Now that you know how to mimic this exercise, lay on the floor on your back so that your pelvic floor muscles are engaged. Kegels prevent premature ejaculations and erectile dysfunction. I could go into details about how to do them the right way, but I will just encourage you to watch a Youtube video for the best direction. 

Planks.    You are more-than-likely doing these already or know what they are, but just be sure you work up to holding them for up to 60 seconds. Keeping your body and back straight—keep your abs locked and loaded while in plank position. 

Push-Ups.    Your standard push-ups go a long way in strengthening your upper body which increases your stamina and strength both inside and outside of the bedroom. 

Bridges.    Another exercise you have likely seen women doing at the gym. Visually, it looks like you are practicing thrusts. Similar to kegels, you lay down flat on your back with your knees slightly bent and hip distance apart. Then, get to thrusting. Feel the burn in your hamstrings and glutes. 

My trainer would highly recommend all of these exercises but I wouldn’t recommend doing the kegels or bridges in public or at the gym. Seriously, you will look like a perv.

How Much Sex Should You Have?

public-domain-pictures-1495445493h97No, this is not a rhetorical question and I’m not asking for a friend. While doing a web search on increasing my libido by eating kale and other foods I hate, I stumbled upon a study about sex.

A few years back some researchers got together from the Kinsey Institute and asked a few age groups (both sexes) how much they were getting. Naturally, the people they asked who were between the ages of 18 and 29 years of age were getting the most action—two times a week or 112 times per year.

Not to bum you out but that number plummets significantly for the less-horny age group of 30 to 39-year-olds—1.6 (not sure where the .6 comes from) or 86 times annually.  And you 40 to 49-year-olds are not gonna wanna hear this—you came in at a sad average of 69 times per year.

Turns out, getting older does impact your sex drive but other factors such as pain in-the- ass relatives, marriage, crappy arthritis and your typical family obligations. Nothing to look forward to but then again, the researchers might have asked people that gave up sex a long time ago.

However, if you are shacked up, in a committed relationship or married you SHOULD be having more sex because those that did were reportedly happier, according to the study. But more is not always better; more consistency is best. 

The biggest winner in this study? Well, besides the 18 to 29 age group that gets laid a couple times a week is actually older women. That’s right, as women begin to mature they reportedly had better sex because they basically don’t care what you think of their squeaky sounds between the sheets. With inhibitions removed they felt freer to get a little crazier in the sack. 

So how much sex should you be having? As much as you want because in the end, sex is good exercise and is good for your heart.