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 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.

Guys With Better Personalities Get Laid More According to Study

Guys With Better Personalities Get Laid More According to StudyWant to get laid more? You may want to work on your personality, according to an Australian study. 

Late last year, Queensland University of Technology dug a little deeper into a sex study back in 2016. Researchers found that of the1,500 women and 3,000 men surveyed that the personality of the guys made quite an impact on sexual preferences. 

Guys that were more outgoing or extroverted with a more balanced emotional level had more sex. Turns out, it’s a turn on for a guy to be outgoing, aware of others and generally mentally stable. 

This should come as zero surprise to any guy out there that has dated. It’s the one that comes of as confident (even if he’s not), will listen to his date’s story about her co-worker that is out to get her and is not a psycho. It’s not a tall order just dating 101. 

Like it or not, truly confident or not, guys that exude confidence and are mentally stable get laid more. Women see these personality traits are safe which means they are more likely to go home with them.

The study did not specify if men felt the same way but I can tell you from personal experience that some of the hottest women I have dated were not mentally stable. 

Four Reasons Why Most Guys Should Be Taking a Yoga Class

Four Reasons Why Most Guys Should Be Taking a Yoga Class

The gyms are packed this time of year and you can expect to wait a bit longer to grab those free weights or jump on the machine. While hitting the gym is the go-to way get to work strengthening those abs and building those muscles, you may want to consider hitting a yoga studio as well.

That’s right. I got a chance to try out my first class with my girlfriend and let’s just say…mind blown and the benefits extend beyond the eye candy in class (most women are stripped down to just a sports bra and tight yoga pants). 

Here are four reasons and takeaways from attending my first yoga class as a guy.

Did I mention eye candy?   When the class first started I had a hard time focusing in on holding and letting out my breath nevermind warrior pose. The women in yoga classes are flexible, bending over backwards and feel comfortable enough to strip down to tight pants and just a kind-off sporty bra top. I eventually got comfortable enough to be around them but it was a bonus right from the start. 

Increased my range of motion.  I didn’t notice until two days later when I was at the gym mid bi-cep curl that it was easier to move and with less stiffness. Turns out, all the standing tree and back bending loosened me up enough to kill it (in a good way) on weights. The movements and positions that you do during yoga also lengthen mucles in a way that can’t be done when you are doing repetitive exercises at the gym. 

Catching my breath.  Full disclosure? I pay ZERO attention to my breathing unless I am doing reps and using breathing to count. But the practice of just breathing over and over again actually helped me during cardio. I felt that I could pull in more breath and let it out. While the practice of breathing in yoga class wasn’t my favorite, it helped me to keep up my energy level during a run. 

Better sex life.   If my gifrlfriend had told me this sooner I would have hit the yoga studio with her years ago. Instead, I was approached by the yoga instructor/teacher at the end of class and explained how and why yoga improves your sex life. One big reason is a more toned pelvic muscle. In fact, there is a 2011 study from the Journal of Sexual Medicine that goes deeper into the many benefits. 

While yoga will never replace my gym workout I am always down for all the other benefits that come with it. So the next time your girlfriend or spouse bugs you about going to yoga with them shock the shit out of them and show up—your body will thank you for it later. 

Top New Year’s Resolutions for Guys and How to Stick to Them 

Top New Year’s Resolutions for Guys and How to Stick to Them 

Happy 2019! Tis the season for resolving to finally get those ripped abs, last longer in bed or drop that beer gut. We’ve compiled a list of the top New Year’s Resolutions in 2019 for guys and tips that will help you stick to them. 

Get more sleep.    This is fairly new resolution to top the list and is a sign not only of the times but an understanding of the important role that sleep plays in overall health. A lack of sleep also lowers your testosterone levels which lowers your sex drive.

A few simple solutions to helping you get more sleep include: avoiding alcohol and caffeine at least 3 hours before bed and keeping your cell phone off your bedside. 

Eating healthier.    January is the perfect month to kick-off that weight loss plan and purge your body of all the shit you put into it during the holidays. One of the most popular diets that helps rid your body of processed foods is Whole 30 and Paleo-based eating plans. In fact, Chipotle even released a Whole 30, Paleo and diet-friendly menu.

If you do decide to try either, keep in mind that you should consult your physician before starting any new diet or eating plan. 

Make and save more money.   As long as you are going to focus on your overall health you should work on your financial health as well. Don’t know where to start? Create a budget first and be sure and pad funds to set aside each month in your savings.

Many banks and financial institutions have options to automatically deposit that dough directly into a savings account. Lastly, ask for a raise or promotion. Here’s a link with some tips on how ask for that raise. 

The secret to success is creating a plan, forgiving yourself when you go off of it and reminding yourself WHY you are doing it in the first place. 

Wishing everyone success in 2019!

Foods to Avoid at the Thanksgiving Table if You Want to Keep your Abs

Foods to Avoid at the Thanksgiving Table if You Want to Keep your Abs

Getting ripped abs is a dedication that actually starts at the dinner table not the gym and if you’ve busted your ass trying to get them, you will want to keep them by avoiding these foods at the Thanksgiving table. 

Refrain from refined grains.  There are actually great gains for gaining muscle and good carbs but it’s the refined grains that could cause fat to find its way your gut. So what are refined grains? Well, they are likely to be in your white-buttered rolls or white, fluffy rices and pastas. If they make their to your plate, just keep passing.

Beer and soda.   Soda and beers contain not only those tiny bubbles that will bloat you out in your favorite pants but will keep you feeling bloated the whole meal. There is also a shit ton of sugar in sodas so why waste those calories on a drink? If you want some alcohol with your meal, stick to a white wine that is dry. 

Mashed potatoes.   This is a tough one to pass on. Potatoes and especially white ones have a higher glycemic index than sugar! Why? Well, blame is on the amount of starch that white potatoes contain which is no good for maintaining those abs. If you must have some, a little dollop for taste will do. Otherwise, reach for the green beens instead. 

Processed sugars.   By now, we have all heard the word “processed” in our foods. Well, pre-packaged foods that sit on shelves and never age can age your body pretty fast. Many of these processed foods HAVE to contain sugar and sodium so they can stick to its shelf life. If it comes in a package and doesn’t spoil for several months or until the end of time, just avoid it. It’s better to go for fresh-baked cookies and keep em’ to a minimum. 

Don’t drop your workout routine.   It’s easy to skip out on workout routines when they are abruptly interrupted by family obligations or family drama. This is can especially challenging if you are traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday. Even if you are not “killing it” during these workouts, it’s easier to return to your normal routine when you are not completely MIA at a gym. Here’s a blog on how to get those six-pack abs in case you don’t have them but want them.

As always, never start a new diet or exercise plan without consulting your physician first. Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving and kick-ass abs.

Everything You Need to Know About Movember and Growing Your ‘Stache 

Everything You Need to Know About Movember and Growing Your ‘Stache 

Movember is coming and the movement designed to bring awareness to prostate and testicular cancer comes with these simple rules: 

Step 1.    Start by going to movember.com and signing up. There are three participation options. Obviously you grow a ‘stache, second you commit to at least 60 hours of exercise over the month of November, and third raise funds by hosting a mo-ment. 

Step 2.    No cheating by keeping your current facial hair. Instead, begin with a clean shave and begin your grooming routine. 

Step 3.    Find the right products. If you are not used to rocking facial hair you will want to track down some products to keep itching to a minimum and primping to a maximum. Invest in beard oil to smooth wirey hairs, and razors both disposable and electric AND scissors. Here is a great grooming kit for sale on Amazon.

Step 4.  Let it grow. This could be the hardest part. It’s not a comfortable to be in a state of scruff and full-on Grizzly Adams. Personally, I will end up spending the entire month growing the weakest of ‘staches while some of the guys I work with can grow a full beard in their sleep. Don’t panic, it’s too soon to even consider what shape you want just yet.

Step 5.  As for those 60 hours of exercise, add in some killer ab workouts or add in these exercises that help increase stamina in bed. Better yet, sex does count as cardio so be sure and add that to your 60 hours for the month. 

Step 6.  Decide on the kind of mustache you want to rock. It’s also important to keep your beard to a scruff. Remember, it’s all about the ‘stache this month. Here is a handy beard guide to help you shape your look.

Last but not least, check your nuts for signs or testicular cancer which is the best way to celebrate Movember. Here’s what you need to know about testicular cancer and how you  can check for it. 

Got Erectile Dysfunction? Could Be Bad Genes Says Study

Got Erectile Dysfunction? Could Be Bad Genes Says Study

If you needed another reason to blame your family you can add ED or erectile dysfunction to the list. Turns out, your genes could be one reason you have trouble keeping an erection, according to a recent survey released by Kaiser Permanente. 

The holidays are getting close so I don’t want to get anyone so pissed off that this comes up as the topic of conversation while dinner rolls are passed over the warmth of a turkey and the coldness of relatives. 

It’s merely to shed some insight on other factors to consider if you are having issues with ED or stamina or both. If you ruled out or shed some pounds, changed up your medications or diet (all under the guidance of your doctor or a medical professional) or eliminated some bad habits then your DNA might be the problem. 

Back to the survey. Kaiser dug a little deeper and actually got a shitton of Americans as in about 37,000 to consent to submitting their medical records for this study. I never questioned why or how they did but it might have something to do with the importance of satisfying your partner.

ED is a big f’in deal for guys. And as you might have guessed those participating that forked over their medical records had either been diagnosed with ED or treated for it. 

Remember how I mentioned shedding some pounds and erections? Well, that was the gene that the study highlighted. In particular, its the gene that has everything to do with getting hard—hard muscles, a hard erection and regulating your weight. 

It wasn’t a big surprise to medical professionals that genes do impact your erections. I mean, they impact whether you end up bald or fighting baldness and resorting to a combover.

However, what was EXCITING news was that scientists and your doctor may know why certains prescription medications such as Viagra have fallen short when it comes to treating ED in those with low testosterone. 

Of the 50% of guys that have ruled out other issues and still suffer from ED, the silver lining is that genetic-based treatments are on the horizon. 

Until that happens, here are some ways that you can help curb ED:

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