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Overweight Men Last Longer In Bed Than Slim Men – Research |The Republican News

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Move over, slim men! When it comes to sex, a new research has given the prize for ultimate performance to obese men!

In fact, despite the numerous disadvantages that being obese confers on anyone, a new research suggests that men with excess fat around their stomachs actually have more stamina in the bedroom!

In a recent study, obese men were found to last for around one minute and 30 seconds longer than their slimmer peers.

Scientists at Erciyes University in Turkey, in a study entitled, ‘Insight on pathogenesis of lifelong premature ejaculation,’ suggest that there is a correlation between a man’s physical size and his endurance during sex.

The researchers note that overweight men have a heightened level of estradiol — a female sex hormone which inhibits the male orgasm and therefore enables the fat man to push on a little bit longer.

In an ironic twist, the researchers also found that slim men are more likely to suffer from lifelong premature ejaculation.  Ooops!   (Punch)

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If You Have Headache After Sex, Here Is Why |The Republican News

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Sex is interesting because of its many health benefits.

However, as with every good thing, there are also some downsides to having sex!

Physicians say that at least one out of 100 people who have sex experience sex headaches. And people who are most affected are men!

Medically known as coital cephalalgia, sex headaches are head pain that occurs before, during, or after orgasm.

Neurologist/certified headache specialist, Dr José Biller, says there are two kinds of sex headaches: a dull ache in the head and neck that intensifies as sexual excitement increases; and the second is a sudden, severe, throbbing headache that occurs just before or at the moment of orgasm.

He adds that the condition can also manifest as a headache that occurs after sex, and it can range from mild to extremely painful.

A headache gets worse when the individual stands, and lessens when the person lies down on his/her back, Biller says.

And though experts at the online portal, Mayo Clinic assure that the headaches are usually not dangerous, they quickly warn that sex headaches associated with loss of consciousness, vomiting, stiff neck, other neurological symptoms and severe pain lasting more than 24 hours are more likely to be due to an underlying cause.

Causes

“In a small percentage of cases, these headaches can be due to a serious underlying condition, such as a haemorrhage, brain aneurysm, stroke, cervical artery dissection or subdural hematoma,” Biller says.

Sex specialist, Dr Carolyn Dean, notes that men are three to four times more likely to experience this painful phenomenon, possibly because men may exert themselves more during sex.

Risk factors/prevention

Low blood sugar may also help lay the foundation for a sex headache. So can a magnesium deficiency, which is linked to headaches in general. Having a history of migraines is also a risk factor for sex headaches.

As a prevention, eat magnesium-rich foods like almonds and cashews, dark leafy greens, avocado, and whole grains.

“Aim for low blood pressure, and drink less alcohol,” says Dr Ehsan Ali.

The bottom line: If you experience sex headaches, see the doctor, even if you think it’s not serious. The reason is, it’s good to make sure that there’s not a serious underlying cause.

“There are treatments a person can take as needed before engaging in sexual activity or daily,” says Ali.

“I know people might get embarrassed by it, but they shouldn’t hesitate to see a doctor — we hear anything and everything,” Ali says.    (Punch)

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Men Infertility Is A Reality, There Are Two Kinds |The Republican News

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The terms ‘low sperm count’ and ‘no sperm’ are very frightening to many men and couples, especially when there is a history of infertility. But what do these terms mean?

Oligozoospermia or ‘low sperm count’ refers to semen with a low concentration of sperm cells and it is commonly associated with male infertility.

Based on the current World Health Organisation criteria, a concentration of less than 15 million sperm per millilitre of semen is termed oligozoospermia. There are also different classes of oligozoospermia (mild to severe). Mild refers to a concentration of 10 million to 15 million sperm, while moderate is between five million and 10 million sperm and severe is characterised by less than five million sperm per millilitre.

Azoospermia (no sperm) refers to the complete absence of sperm cells. It is a well-known form of male factor infertility and may occur in up to 20 per cent of male infertility situations.

Cryptozoospermia is a severe condition in which sperm cannot be seen in a fresh semen sample but later found after extensive centrifugation and microscopic search. Since the sperm cells are very few and difficult to find, this diagnosis is easily missed.

In our society, the burden is placed more on the female partner when it comes to conception. When a couple can’t conceive after a year, the society automatically blames the woman. This assumption, most times, is false. As a matter of fact, male infertility accounts for approximately 40 to 50 per cent of infertility cases. About seven per cent of men are said to be infertile, but a lot of men with fertility problems are reluctant to visit a clinic for diagnosis and treatment.

The good news is that a diagnosis of oligozoospermia or azoospermia is not the ‘end of the road’. These conditions can be treated and a lot of men have benefitted from various treatment options. Furthermore, it has been observed that the success rate for the treatment of infertility is higher when both couples face the issue and attend clinic appointments together as seen in developed countries.

Before listing the treatment options it is necessary to discuss preventive measures which include, but are not limited to, life-style adjustments such as no smoking, avoidance of recreational drugs and environmental toxins, cutting down on alcohol and caffeine intake. It is important for men to avoid exposing their testicles to high temperatures, such as hot tubs, long distance driving and tight underpants. It is also important to seek prompt and regular medical care for a number of medical conditions associated with infertility, such as mumps, tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted diseases, i.e. gonorrhoea and syphilis.

Management

A detailed medical and sexual history, as well as complete physical examination, is done by a clinician to check for possible causes of varicocele, testicular atrophy, undescended testis and other abnormalities.  A seminal fluid analysis is done to properly assess the sperm parameters. Usually, patients are advised to abstain from intercourse for between 2 and 7 days before doing this test for optimal results.  Further testing including hormone profile and scrotal ultrasound may be done especially to check for other underlying causes.

In our centre, we also recommend bio-energetic testing to determine food allergies, environmental toxins or the presence of pathogens.

Medical treatment

Depending on the underlying cause, patients can benefit from various drugs. The following are commonly used:

Gonadotrophins:  Gonadotrophins especially human chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG) have been used successfully in treating some patients with azoospermia especially those with underlying hormonal imbalance.

Anti-Estrogens: Drugs like clomiphene citrate and tamoxifen have also been used in patients with oligospermia/azoospermia. These drugs have been used in patients with idiopathic oligozoospermia as well as patients with low levels of the male hormone- testosterone.

Dietary supplements and antioxidants: The use of antioxidant therapy in the treatment of patients with male infertility has been associated with statistically significant improvements in sperm parameters. This is because many of these anti-oxidants are required at different stages of sperm production. Co-enzyme Q10, for example, has been shown to significantly improve sperm concentration, motility, and morphology in patients undergoing treatment.

Other drugs used include aromatase inhibitors like      Anastrozole and cyclic steroids (for immunosuppression). It is important to note that these drugs can be combined to get better results. It is the duty of the clinician to identify the underlying causes and appropriate medication to use.

What we find most successful is to use these medications in a sequence but not together. For instance, many people use a testosterone medication like Proviron on a daily basis for several months. Unfortunately, in men, the physiological levels of testosterone are not constant; hence, the need to prescribe them in a pulsatile fashion for good results.

Lifestyle modification: Patients should be encouraged to stop smoking cigarettes and psychoactive substances. Stress relief, weight loss, dietary modification, avoidance of toxins have all been shown to be beneficial in treating male infertility.

Body detox: A lot of people are exposed to toxins from the environment, preservatives in food, drugs, cosmetics, stress. These toxins may accumulate in vital organs leading to organ damage and infertility. Total body medical detoxification in a medical spa helps to remove these toxins, thereby improving fertility.

Surgical Care

There are some surgical procedures done to help improve male infertility

Vasovasostomy / Vasoepididymostomy: These are surgeries done to reverse vasectomies. A vasectomy is a form of permanent birth control whereby the vas-deferens are cut and sealed off to prevent the flow of sperm into the urethra. Pregnancy rates for these procedures vary between 20 and 70 per cent with vasovasostomy having a higher success rate.

Varicocelectomy: This is a common operation for the treatment of male infertility. Varicoceles are abnormally dilated testicular veins found in the scrotum.  They can cause decreased sperm production and quality, which may lead to infertility. They are common and occur in 15 per cent of the general male population. This procedure involves clamping off the abnormal veins so blood flow is restricted to only normal veins.

Assisted Reproductive Technology

This refers to the use of advanced techniques to achieve conception. These techniques will not cure or treat the cause of infertility but they can help couples to achieve a pregnancy. The following are commonly used

Artificial Insemination (AI)/Fallopian Tube Sperm Perfusion: Patients with mild and even moderate oligozoospermia can benefit from this non-invasive treatment. It involves the direct intrauterine injection of ‘sperm suspension’ usually after adequate sperm processing (washing). The aim is to achieve higher concentrations of sperm in the ‘fallopian tubes’ to facilitate conception. Pregnancy rates are about 20 per cent per trial and multiple births are common when combined with superovulation.

Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection: This is used for patients with severe oligozoospermia. It involves the direct injection of sperm into the oocyte (egg). For this to be done, the oocytes have to be retrieved from the female partner while semen is collected from the male partner and processed. This method has been extremely beneficial for patients with very low sperm concentrations. Globally, pregnancy rates are around 35 to 45 per cent and can go up to 60 per cent with multiple trials.

Advanced sperm retrieval techniques: A number of procedures can be used to collect sperm in patients with azoospermia using local anaesthesia. Many patients with absence of sperm in their semen may have some sperm in their testis (organ where sperm is produced) and epididymis ( the organ that stores mature sperm). Certain procedures can be used to obtain sperm directly from these organs with the help of special needles.

In summary, there are various treatments available for oligozoospermia and azoospermia. The type and extent of treatment can only be determined after proper evaluation and testing by a skilled fertility physician using appropriate techniques and procedures.  (Punchng.com)

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Penile Enlargement Surgery Results In Man’s Death |The Republican News

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One man’s penis enlargement surgery has turned fatal, and he has become a cautionary tale, with doctors warning those desiring to enhance their manhood to forget their plan.

A healthy, 30-year-old man in Stockholm wanted to increase both the girth and length of his genitals using a process where fat is transferred from his belly to his penis.

The man was one of 84,000 people worldwide who seek to enhance their girth every year, even though many doctors warn men against doing it.

A description of the case in the Journal of Forensic Sciences explained that surgeons had finished the elongation portion of the surgery and were in the enlargement part, which involved injecting the patient with two fluid ounces of his own fat cells when things went wrong.

The fat leaked into his veins and travelled to his lungs, which resulted in a lung embolism, rupturing his blood vessels.

The patient, who was nd to have no prior heart conditions, ended up having a heart attack on the operating table. Despite attempts from doctors to perform CPR, the man passed away two hours later.

The conclusion of the study said, “This is the first described case where a seemingly simple and safe procedure of penis enlargement by autologous fat transfer caused sudden death in a healthy young man.”

It also suggested that the surgery was riskier since it combined two procedures.

Urologist Tobias Kohler, of the Mayo Clinic, who was not involved in this study, said that among the reasons surgeons advise against the “completely useless” surgery is because it “never works” and because of “other horrible consequences, from disfigurement to permanent erectile dysfunction, to even worse.”

A 2017 scientific review in Translational Andrology and Urology showed that “the majority of men seeking penis elongation treatment have a normal penis size, which is functionally adequate.”

Instead, it is suggested that most patients seeking this elective surgery suffer from body dysmorphic disorder and cannot accurately see their bodies. (Punchng.com)

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Two Women Land In Hospital With Broken Bones After A Threesome Went Wrong

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Two women are in hospital with broken bones after a threesome with a man went wrong.

The first woman suffered broken bones in her feet and legs after she toppled 10 feet from a balcony as she reached orgasm.

Her naked friend screamed and ran down the stairs to help her, slipped, and broke bones in her own arm and neck.

Medics arrived at the apartment where the embarrassed man explained what had occurred.

Police said the female victims of the sex-game-gone-wrong were both naked.

The man in the threesome told policemen that, “During the lovemaking, there was a positional quarrel, with one of the ladies leaning against a balcony railing, which led to her plunge.”

Police added that it was an accident and that no charges will be pressed.

“The names and ages of the victims will not be released, to spare them from embarrassment,” police said.

The incident happened in the little town of Bad Breisig, Germany.  (Punchng.com)

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Where Would Men Look At A Woman To Show They Like Her – Study Reveals

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Apparently, if someone is looking at this part of your body, they don’t like you THAT way© klublu/Shutterstock Apparently, if someone is looking at this part of your body, they don’t like you THAT way  

There’s apparently a very simple way to tell if someone is into you or not, according to a new study. Researchers at Wellesley College and the University of Kansas did a joint study and found that if a man looks at a woman’s face, they don’t like a woman in a romantic way. When they looked at the chest or hip region, that meant they had hearts in their eyes. And you thought eye contact was the most important thing! The research was intended to figure out how to tell if someone thought a person was “attractive,” so if someone is looking at your face, they might still like you. Just possibly not in a sexual way.

The study gathered 105 heterosexual undergraduate students for subjects and asked them to look at photos of men and women and to answer whether they wanted to be buddies or date a person. The researchers then tracked their eye movements. While the study was peer-reviewed, it’s important to remember that it only looked at heterosexuals college students.

But it certainly is something to think about. The researchers noted that the men looking at a woman’s chest and hips are actually in line with past research that found that men tend to consider a woman’s reproductive abilities when choosing a mate. It’s apparent evolution. It still feels gross, though.

Moreover, the study shows that it really depends on what you’re already looking for in a relationship. Men, across the board, looked at the chest and hips whether or not they were looking for love. Meanwhile, women looked at the head but looked at it longer if they were considering just being friends with a man. They also checked out legs and feet when they just had pure thoughts about a person.

“Research on attraction tends to assume there is a fixed set of characteristics that make a person desirable. This new study shows that what people look for in a prospective relationship partner depends on their relational goals. The same person who makes a highly desirable friend may not make a good mate,” Angela Bahns, the study’s co-author and an assistant professor of psychology at Wellesley, wrote in a statement.

But don’t be totally offended if your crush is checking out your feet or ear lobes and not your chest. Maybe they’re just highly evolved and know that female partners aren’t just for mating.   (Hello Giggles)

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Five Ways To Control Premature Ejaculation |The Republican News

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The dream of any man is to last a little bit longer during sex; but experience shows that it is not always the case. They ejaculate earlier than they want, sometimes too soon, such that both the man and his sex partner feel robbed of a precious moment together!

Experts say premature ejaculation happens when a man is unable to control the timing of his ejaculation, and cannot delay it a few moments, even if he wants to. This affects about one-third of men ages 18 to 59!

Well, not to worry, here are five sure ways of overcoming premature ejaculation and coasting home to the sexual experience you’ve always dreamt of!

• Wear a condom. Normally, the condom provides a small barrier between the penis and the vagina, and therefore helps to decrease sensation to the penis (especially if the condom is slightly thicker). This will help the man last longer during sex.

• Use a desensitizing condom. Consider a performance-enhancing condom that contains a numbing agent, such as lidocaine or benzocaine, inside the condom. These condoms can help many men to last a few minutes longer by slightly decreasing sensation to the penis. However, don’t rub lidocaine or benzocaine on your naked penis and then have sex without a condom. If you do, it could numb your partner’s vagina and make sex feel uncomfortable for her.

• Try the stop-start or squeeze techniques. You need to be very disciplined to practice these techniques. Here, you need to hold it, pull out from your partner and gently squeeze the head of the penis, or pull out and briefly switch to a less sensational position for a few moments. On and off like that, until you feel satisfied to finally let go.

• Consider SSRI antidepressants. You need to talk with your doctor here. Study shows that men who have problems with premature ejaculation find that Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressants help them to delay ejaculation by several minutes. This has led researchers to study certain doses of certain types of SSRIs for the treatment of premature ejaculation.

• Expand your sexual experience. Although it’s difficult for many men to believe, many women are quite happy with shorter bouts of intercourse. After all, vaginal intercourse can be demanding on their bodies. If your girlfriend or wife assures you that any technique is all right by her, then experiment! Just make sure to make the entire sexual experience pleasurable for her. Ask her what brings her the most pleasure and/or helps her to orgasm. Would she like oral sex? For you to stimulate her with a vibrator or your fingers? To kiss or make out for 10 or 20 minutes before or after intercourse? Etc. (Punchng.com)

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5 Sex Positions To Try If He Has A Big Penis |The Republican News

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Mae West said, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.” Which can be very true. But sometimes it can just be, well, too much. If your man is packing large down below, the trick to good sex is twofold: control the depth of penetration, and keep him the hell away from your cervix. Here are some ways to comfortably enjoy all his glory.

1 The Flying V

 

 

With him kneeling, the trick to this position is finding something slightly lower than his hips to prop your sweet ass on, like a sturdy coffee table or a pile of pillows. Sit on it and make your legs into a V-shape. When he has to enter you downward like this, it keeps him from going super deep. You get the feeling of being well-taken (oh yes!) without being impaled.

2 The Cherry on Top

Lie on top of him on your back and have him enter you from behind. This position has a semi-awkward angle that keeps him from hitting you too deep, but still strokes the sensitive top side of your vagina. Even better: lube your upper thighs so they stimulate his shaft with every thrust. He also has direct access to finger your clit from here, which is always a bonus.

3 The Stand and Deliver

Stand facing each other and lift one of your legs, wrapping it around his waist. Have him enter you standing like this (he may have to squat a little). One of the disadvantages of standing positions with a man less bountifully endowed than yours is that you just can’t…get…him…deep…enough. But that’s the good part here. You’ll get plenty of him, just not too much. Part of this is because you’re lengthening your vaginal cavity, but don’t bring that up during. Or ever, probably.

4 The Thigh-High Straddle

Hard to imagine that something that starts with sitting cross-legged could be so hot, but trust. Have him sit cross-legged on the bed, and straddle him, using his raised thighs to support your butt so he doesn’t go too deep. You control the thrusts (control = good): go slow and rock back and forth, letting him slowly in deeper. Also good for deep, hot kisses, plus you’ll have a free hand for self-love on your clit.

5 The Humping Bumper Cars

Warning: this position is not only way advanced, but involves being in that crab walk position from grade school gym class. With him in the crab walk position, stand straddling his hips, squat down to let him enter you, then lean back onto your hands so you’re in a crab walk position too, with him inside you. Yeah, it’s kind of funny seeing each other doing a naked crab walk, but you’ll both forget that immediately when you lean back and start thrusting against him.

Source: Cosmopolitan

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What A Woman’s Pubic Hair Says About Her Health |The Republican News

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The pubic hair takes quite a lot of bashing with some women! They wax, trim, shave or totally make it bald like that of a baby.

But physicians believe that the way a woman’s pubic hair looks actually reveals so much about her health!

So, here you are…

You’re getting older.

As you age, especially once you hit menopause, your pubic hair changes in appearance, texture and density. “After menopause, there’s a decrease in regrowth of overall body hair, and that includes your pubic hair,” says a gynaecologist, Dr. Raquel Dardik. It won’t just thin as you age, either. Just like the hair on your head, your pubic hair will start to grey. “It’s a normal aging process,” Dardik assures.

Check your hormones

Dardik warns that hormones can be your best friend or your worst enemy. “When they’re all in order, they regulate everything from your immune system to your mood. But when they’re out of sync, hormones can make you gain weight, feel exhausted, and grow excessive amounts of hair—and that includes in your pubic area,” she says. So, if your hair down there is going haywire, it might be worth getting your hormones checked.

Ovarian or adrenal gland tumours that secrete testosterone could be causing excess hair growth, physicians say; but growing more pubic hair won’t be your only symptom. Extra testosterone will also show up as hair growth in other places — such as your chin or sideburns — as well as acne, thinning of the hair on your head, and a deeper voice.

Hair growth can also be caused by certain medications, or medical conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome, Dardik says. If you’re noticing any symptoms, ask your gynaecologist to check your hormone levels.

For once, let the razor be!

For those who don’t know, shaving or waxing can certainly lead to some problems if you don’t know how to do it well. If you develop painful, swollen red bumps after shaving, then you already have ingrown hairs.

Shaving your vulva is more likely to result in ingrown hairs than shaving your legs because the hair is so coarse and thick,” Dardik says. And excess dead skin around the area will make it worse. So if you’re going to shave or wax, Dardik suggests using an exfoliator in the shower to remove dead skin cells.  (Punchng.com)

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How Often Should Couples Have Sex?

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For the newly married, sex is almost unpredictable, as the frequent, spontaneous sex that happens in honeymoon and during the subsequent weeks after marriage is said to be the new couple’s ways of getting to know each other and adjusting to their new status.

For older couples, however, the situation may be a lot different, as the family may have grown, and both partners have settled down to the realities of life, which can sometimes push sex to the back burner if couples don’t make conscious efforts to rev up things occasionally.

While experts agree that daily sex is virtually impossible for most busy people, they also warn that more sex isn’t necessarily a proof that all is well with a relationship.

Sex experts say that typically, most couples will only find the time to have sex once a week; while some research suggests that happier couples have sex three to four times a week.

But the question remains: how often should couples have sex?

Except in situations where couples are trying to achieve pregnancy, a 2016 study by some American scholars suggest that couples who had sex four or more times a week weren’t any happier than those who did it weekly.

They are of the view that not having sex daily allows you to find a time when both of you are feeling relaxed enough to become aroused.

“The longer you go without sex, the more the pressure is on to have sex for longer next time,” the researchers advise.

The bottom line: The only question you really need to answer is this: Are you both happy with the amount of sex you’re having? If the answer is yes, you’re doing just fine. (Punchng.com)

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