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SEX BENEFITS

Published December 15, 2013 by Tony

20 REASONS TO HAVE SEX

After reading this article you’ll realize that sexual activity is comparable to a sport, better than a drug, but more fulfilling and without side effects. One of the latest scientific studies on sex, led by Barry Komisaruk (University of New Jersey), who for ten years has been studying how neurons affect pleasure, says that an orgasm works better than a sudoku or other mental exercises, avoiding their degradation.
In the light of the findings conducted to date, it seems that sex is the panacea for many ailments, especially those due to aging, from the immune system to the heart, from the skin to the bone, and… up your mood!
And, in light of all these researches, old and new, in the points listed below you find 20 good reasons not to give up sex, and indeed to have it more frequently.

1 . ENHANCES FERTILITY
One more intense sexual activity improves the quality of male sperm. Similarly, sex also regulates female hormones, increasing the chance of conceiving.

2 . FIGHTING THE COLD
Having sex a couple of times a week increases 30% the levels of immunoglobulin A, an antibody that protects against infections.

3 . KEEPING YOUNG
According to a study by David Weeks of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, men and women, with an active sex life, look from 5 to 7 years younger than their biological age.

4 . A NATURAL LIFTING
Sex increases the production of estrogen, a hormone that helps to keep the skin young. Hormone that unfortunately decreases after menopause.

5 . IMPROVE FITNESS
Sexual activity increases 5 times the levels of the natural hormone DHEA, which is considered the hormone of youth.

6 . LIFE EXPECTANCY
An Australian research suggests that three orgasms a week reduces mortality more than in people having one orgasm a week.

7 . MITIGATE THE PAIN
In many women, sexual activity reduces muscle tension of the uterus, relieving pain due to the menstrual cycle.

8 . LOWER THE PRESSURE
As in any sport or physical activity, even sex fights hypertension in both sexes.

9 . PREVENTS HEART ATTACK
A regular sexual activity (three times a week according to the Queen’s University of Belfast), remove cardiovascular problems and prevents stroke. Another Israeli study indicates that in women more sexually active the risks of myocardial decrease by 30%.

10. INCREASES THE SEDUCTION
The frequent sexual activity promotes the production of pheromones, chemicals that, like in animals, help to attract a partner.

11. CONTRASTING TO DEPRESSION
Similarly to the sport, sexual activity causes the release of endorphins and serotonin, neurotransmitter and hormone that have to do with pleasure and satisfaction.

12. BOOSTS THE SELF-ESTEEM
One University of Texas study shows that one of the psychological benefits of sex is to increase people self-confidence.

13. REDUCES THE INCONTINENCE
Sexual activity strengthens the muscles of the pelvic floor (urinary-genital area). Typically, these muscles relax with age and after menopause.

14. PREVENTS HEADCAHE
Sex also has an analgesic effect due to increased levels of oxytocin. The same hormone that helps to decrease the pain of childbirth.

15. FIGHTS INSOMNIA
Oxytocin, released during and after sex, gives a relaxing effect helping to sleep.

16. STRENGTHEN BONES
The increase of estrogen, resulting from a regular sexual activity, helps to prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

17. PREVENT PROSTATE CANCER
A constant sexual activity after age 50, it decreases the risk of prostate cancer.

18. IMPROVES MOOD
According to dr. Debby Herbenick, sex in the morning does improve mood during the whole day.

19. ANTI-STRESS
A study of “Psychological Journal” states that sexual activity causes the decrease of cortisol, the stress hormone.

20. Finally, if all this is not enough for you, please know that 30 minutes of sex burns about 100 grams of calories, and most importantly, if you are imaginative and change positions in bed, it is as if you are doing physical activity, toning your body’s muscles.

SEXUAL IMPOTENCE

Published May 22, 2012 by Tony

5 Golden Rules to avoid Sexual Flops

Worldwide there are millions of men who, because of various diseases more or less serious, complain of sexual problems that affect their intercourse. Excluding cases due to mere psychological problems – requiring the intervention of a psychotherapist – and excluding also the severe cases, due to real “erectile dysfunction” – requiring a specialist –  most of the other cases can be solved by following a few tips that also can be followed from the lucky ones who still complain no problem because, as always, prevention is better than curing.
Often the underlying causes of impotence are linked to stress, abuse of drugs or alcohol, and to a wrong lifestyle. Other erectile dysfunction reasons may also be diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, hypertension, heart failure and to ultrastructural changes of the erectile tissue or impaired nerve transmission device.
Anyway, for all males, here are the five golden rules,  to avoid flops in bed and not to endanger the “sexual health”.

1 – No smoking.
The smoke acts on the peripheral vasoconstriction and by problems of arterial insufficiency and therefore may give rise to “defaillance” during sexual intercourse.
2 – Make exercise.
Moderate exercise helps the body to increase production of testosterone, a hormone that controls the functions of sexual organs and stimulates the mechanisms of pleasure. In addition, the exercise improves cardiovascular functions and self-esteem.
3 – No to tight pants.
While it may seem trivial, especially with the warmer weather it is advisable to wear underwear and loose pants that do not inhibit the necessary heat exchanges in the testicles. The scrotum is outside because the testes, to work properly, need at least a temperature of 2 ° C lower than other organs. An increase in temperature testicular, in fact, can significantly damage the reproductive function of the testes.
4 – Eat cod or stockfish.
Even food can play an important role in the sexual life and experts say it is useful to eat cod and stockfish, or fish in general. These are both rich in arginine, a substance that improves male erectile properties because precursor of nitric oxide, a chemical neurotransmitter of the erection.
5 – Supplements, if necessary.
For those already notice slight hardness issue, it may be advisable to use natural dietary supplements that contain tradamixina, patented compound that exploits the properties of Ecklonia Bicyclis seaweed, together the plant Tribulus Terrestris and Glucosamine,  extracted from the shells of shrimp and crabs. This compound stimulates the production of male hormones, plays a powerful antioxidant action and helps to release nitric oxide, chemical mediator of the erection. Then, needless to mention Viagra or its successors who need no introduction. Although a drug born for erectile dysfunction, behind medical advice can be used to have an erection at the right time, also if their cost is still prohibitive for many.
Over and above these simple rules, to avoid problems and have certainties, with age are also recommended taurine analysis, some tests such as the PSA test, urinalysis and ultrasound.

Contraception Survey

Published October 8, 2011 by Tony

SAFE SEX

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It’s interesting to read the survey carried out by 11 scientific observers, funded by the giant German pharmaceutical Bayer, about the use of condoms by young people in many parts of the world, whose results were released in occasion of the  ‘World Contraception Day (WCD)’, a campaign to improve prevention and contraception knowledge. The survey involved 6000 young people from 29 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin America and United States, with over 600 people in Egypt, and conducted between April and May of this year. They were people between 15 and 24, although some interviewee till 30 in Egypt.

Jennifer Woodside of the “International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF),” says: “The results highlight that too many young people do not have a good knowledge about sex, are not encouraged to ask about contraception and have not received the right information on contraceptive to use to protect themselves from unwanted pregnancies or from sexually transmitted diseases. In addition, young people tell us that they do not receive adequate sex education or receiving incorrect information about sex and sexuality, while some urban myth is still taken into consideration.”

Worldwide, approximately 41% of the 208 million of pregnancies that occur each year are unintended. In addition, each year 20% of teenager is victim of a bacterial infection through sexual contact and the age which these infections occur is decreasing. The English Agency  ‘Health Protection’ states that the reported cases of sexually transmitted infections have increased from 12,000 to 482,700 in 2009 and two thirds of them are girls between 15-24. The statistics show that over 40% of young people in Australia, Chile, Colombia, Great Britain, Indonesia, Lithuania, Mexico, Poland, Singapore, Sweden and Turkey have already had unprotected sex, and the percentage rises to over 50% in China, Estonia, Kenya, Korea, Norway and Thailand.

Since 2009, the number of people who have had unprotected sex increased by 19% in Great Britain, with forty-three per cent of sexually active aged 16 to 19 admitting to use no contraception, compared with 36 percent of last year. More than half of polled European (55%) say to receive sex education at school, although 14% of young people in Britain say they have had cases of teachers whose information was inaccurate or untrue. The study also points out that in Europe, Asia, Latin America and United States, the Hentai- boy & girl sexmost common reason for not using contraception is a lack of preparation, and up to one third of young people in these countries say they did not have any form of contraception available at the time of intercourse.

The statistics are staggering: about 50% of adolescents under the age of 17 in Latin America and Caribbean are sexually active and the percentage rises significantly in every country if it refers to the ‘heavy petting’, erotic activities that do not involve complete sexual intercourse. The sex and  eroticism become quite detached from love, a material need, sharing it by the partners, no longer relegated to the simple and solitary masturbation. All over the world, sex images and porno video have become  the norm rather than the exception nowadays, thanks to media and web.

Nearly 40 percent of pregnancies worldwide are unplanned and it is estimated that 22% of them ending in abortion. Experts attribute this increase in unprotected sex to the fact that youngs feel embarrassed to talk about sex with family members or doctors and to the lack of adequate sex education in schools. Ignorance and misinformation about sex lead to consider valid myths even, such as taking a shower to prevent pregnancy after sex or the use of fizz beverages for vaginal washing after the intercourse. Even the immoderate use of alcohol leads adolescents to forget the use of prevention.

15% of people in Asia and 14% in Europe affirm to dislike condom or that their partner prefers not to use it. In Italy the number of people saying to – not like – contraception has increased from 3% in 2010 to 24% today. As many as 23% of young people in Uganda and 13% in Slovenia say they had sex without contraception to avoid to appear bumbling. 32% in India say that there is no reason to use it. In Europe, Latin America and United States about half of the surveyed say they were well informed about contraception (46%, 53% and 53% respectively), but the percentage decreases significantly in African and Asian countries.

According to the study, the percentage of girls who affirm to have had a friend or family member with unplanned pregnancy is increased from 36% in 2009 to 55% this year. Only 55% of girls consider themselves well informed on all contraceptive methods available compared to 62% of boys. 16% of boys and girls consider the “coitus interruptus” (the extraction of the penis just before the ejaculation) an effective form of contraception, with the majority of Egyptian people.

About 85 out of 100 sexually active girls in fertile age, not using any contraceptive method, will be pregnant within a year. In Europe, more than a quarter of women aged 15 to 24 years will not use contraception the first time they will have a sexual intercourse.

In Europe, with the exception of France and Italy, more than half of young people say to use Internet to get information on contraception, while almost half of young polled in Africa and Europe seems to make recourse to ‘withdraw’ method, which unfortunately is not a secure method.

Not everyone knows that today there are various ways of contraception available for men and women. These include condoms (male and female), the pill, the intrauterine contraceptive device (Copper or medicated), the releasing intrauterine system (Mirena), the vaginal ring or vaginal sponge, diaphragm and subcutaneous implants (Norplant ), oral contraceptives, the morning-after pill, and sterilization (tubal ligation and vasectomy).

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U.S.
In 25 states there are educational programs on sex education where they teach abstinence. Some person believes that AIDS is transmitted by the sweat and that some woman could remain sterile after an abortion.

UK
15% do not use contraceptives because they are too drunk when they have sex.

FRANCE
Once home of sex education at school, in the last three years had a boom of relationships at risk: increased by 111%.

ITALY
Only 31% do not take precautions: half of them are afraid of being discovered by parents, others simply “do not like condoms.”

RUSSIA
The country where sex starts early: 80% of sexually active adolescents between 13-19.

CHINA
Record of unprotected casual sex: the first unprotected intercourse for 58% of teenagers.

SINGAPORE
Being upside down for two hours or by an intimate lavender-based Coca-Cola, are the ways which 6% of girls consider useful for preventing pregnancy.

THAILAND
Having sex during menstruation is the best time for 25% of boys.

INDIA
40% do not use contraception and it’s too embarrassing to ask for condom at the pharmacy.

TURKEY
World Capital of coitus interruptus: used by 52% of interviewed.

ARGENTINA
46% of boys receiving condoms by the parents.