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According to nutritionist Rob Hobson, you can give your libido a boost by choosing the right foods for breakfast (stock image)
Many factors can affect sex drive, including relationship issues, stress or tiredness.
Diet too can have a direct effect on the hormones which drive whether you're in the mood for intimacy.
According to a nutritionist, you can give your libido a boost by choosing the right foods for breakfast and ensuring they're packed with vitamin D.
Studies show that as a nation we are chronically deficient in this nutrient – which can cause low oestrogen in women and reduced testosterone in men.
It’s estimated that a staggering one in five adults do not have adequate levels of 'the sunshine vitamin'.
Rob Hobson, head of London-based Healthspan Nutrition, recommends eating mushrooms, fortified breakfast cereals, mackerel and eggs for breakfast to help boost vitamin D levels.
According to nutritionist Rob Hobson, you can give your libido a boost by choosing the right foods for breakfast
He said: 'I usually say diet comes first when it comes to getting all your nutrients. But vitamin D is actually very difficult to get from diet alone.
'Very few foods contain vitamin D. The main source is oily fish and a little can be found naturally in eggs and mushrooms.
'You can also find vitamin D in fortified foods such as breakfast cereals and margarine spreads.
'Additionally, our recent research found that Britons are living a mole-like existence – seeing an average of less than 10 hours of daylight a week during the winter months.
'So it's difficult to get vitamin D from diet and sun exposure alone, especially in the winter, so taking vitamin D supplements is recommended.
'Public Health England recommends everyone gets a daily intake of 10mg.'
Below explains why these breakfast foods are good for you.
Oily fish like mackerel
Fish has been touted as an excellent source of vitamin D, especially oily fish including salmon and mackerel.
According to nutritional databases, mackerel provides 360IU per serving while salmon has up to 685IU of vitamin D.
Oily fish such as salmon and mackerel can give you a boost of vitamin D (stock image)
But be aware that farming methods can impact on how much the fish contains.
A study by Boston University Medical Cente in 2009 found that farmed salmon had approximately 25 per cent of the vitamin D content as wild salmon.
Fortified breakfast cereals
Some popular cereals such as Kellogg's Special K, Quaker's Oats, and Multi Grain Cheerios are fortified with vitamin D.
You can boost your levels further by having your cereal with fortified dairy or soya milk and a glass of orange juice.
Eggs – go for free range
While most of the protein in an egg is found in the egg white, the vitamins and minerals are found primarily in the yolk.
A typical egg yolk contains around 18 to 39IU of vitamin D, which isn't very high.
However, eggs from chickens that roam outside in the sunlight have three to four times the amount, according to 2014 research by Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in Germany.
Eggs from free-range chickens or that are marketed as high in vitamin D are best
Furthermore, those from chickens fed with vitamin D-enriched feed have levels up to an astounding 6,000IU of vitamin D per yolk, Iowa State University reported in 2013.
Therefore, buying eggs that are from free-range chickens or marketed as high in vitamin D can be a great way to help meet your daily needs.
Excluding fortified foods, mushrooms are the only plant source of vitamin D.
However, it's worth noting that mushrooms contain vitamin D2, whereas animal-based food produce contains vitamin D3.
Although vitamin D2 is thought to help raise blood levels of vitamin D, studies have suggested it may not be as effective as vitamin D3.
Nonetheless, wild mushrooms are a good sources of vitamin D2. Some varieties contain up to 2,300IU per 3.5oz (100g) serving, according to a 2013 study published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology.
Wild mushrooms are a good sources of vitamin D2 – commercial ones can be boosted by popping them on a sunny windowsill (stock image)
However, commercially grown mushrooms are often grown in the dark and contain very little vitamin D2.
Yet there is one simple trick you can do to boost your shop-bought mushrooms, according to Penn State University. Popped on a sunny windowsill, the mushrooms will react to the UV light, and produce more antioxidant Vitamin D.
Astonishingly, researchers found in their experiments that white button mushrooms containing essentially no Vitamin D which were exposed for just one second could then contain 824 per cent of your daily value.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Sex Drive: How Do Men and Women Compare? Experts say men, score higher in libido, while women's sex drive is more "fluid."Birds do it, bees do it, and men do it any old time. But women will only do it if the candles are scented just right -- and their partner has done the dishes first. A stereotype, sure, but is it true? Do men really have stronger sex drives than women?
Well, yes, they do. Study after study shows that men's sex drives are not only stronger than women's, but much more straightforward. The sources of women's libidos, by contrast, are much harder to pin down.
It's common wisdom that women place more value on emotional connection as a spark of sexual desire. But women also appear to be heavily influenced by social and cultural factors as well.
"Sexual desire in women is extremely sensitive to environment and context," says Edward O. Laumann, PhD. He is a professor of sociology at the University of Chicago and lead author of a major survey of sexual practices, The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States.
Here are seven patterns of men's and women's sex drives that researchers have found. Bear in mind that people may vary from these norms.
1. Men think more about sex.
The majority of adult men under 60 think about sex at least once a day, reports Laumann. Only about one-quarter of women say they think about it that frequently. As men and women age, each fantasize less, but men still fantasize about twice as often.
In a survey of studies comparing male and female sex drives, Roy Baumeister, a social psychologistat Florida State University, found that men reported more spontaneous sexual arousal and had more frequent and varied fantasies.
2. Men seek sex more avidly.
"Men want sex more often than women at the start of a relationship, in the middle of it, and after many years of it," Baumeister concludes after reviewing several surveys of men and women. This isn't just true of heterosexuals, he says; gay men also have sex more often than lesbians at all stages of the relationship. Men also say they want more sex partners in their lifetime, and are more interested in casual sex.
Men are more likely to seek sex even when it's frowned upon or even outlawed:
- About two-thirds say they masturbate, even though about half also say they feel guilty about it, Laumann says. By contrast, about 40% of women say they masturbate, and the frequency of masturbation is smaller among women.
- Prostitution is still mostly a phenomenon of men seeking sex with women, rather than the other way around.
- Nuns do a better job of fulfilling their vows of chastity than priests. Baumeister cites a survey of several hundred clergy in which 62% of priests admitted to sexual activity, compared to 49% of nuns. The men reported more partners on average than the women
3. Women's sexual turn-ons are more complicated than men's.What turns women on? Not even women always seem to know. Northwestern University researcher Meredith Chivers and colleagues showed erotic films to gay and straight men and women. They asked them about their level of sexual arousal, and also measured their actual level of arousal through devices attached to their genitals.For men, the results were predictable: Straight men said they were more turned on by depictions of male-female sex and female-female sex, and the measuring devices backed up their claims. Gay men said they were turned on by male-male sex, and again the devices backed them up. For women, the results were more surprising. Straight women, for example, said they were more turned on by male-female sex. But genitally they showed about the same reaction to male-female, male-male, and female-female sex."Men are very rigid and specific about who they become aroused by, who they want to have sex with, who they fall in love with," says J. Michael Bailey. He is a Northwestern University sex researcher and co-author with Chivers on the study.By contrast, women may be more open to same-sex relationships thanks to their less-directed sex drives, Bailey says. "Women probably have the capacity to become sexually interested in and fall in love with their own sex more than men do," Bailey says. "They won't necessarily do it, but they have the capacity."Bailey's idea is backed up by studies showing that homosexuality is a more fluid state among women than men. In another broad review of studies, Baumeister found many more lesbians reported recent sex with men, when compared to gay men's reports of sex with women. Women were also more likely than men to call themselves bisexual, and to report their sexual orientation as a matter of choice.
4. Women's sex drives are more influenced by social and cultural factors.In his review, Baumeister found studies showing many ways in which women's sexual attitudes, practices, and desires were more influenced by their environment than men:
- Women's attitudes toward (and willingness to perform) various sexual practices are more likely than men's to change over time.
- Women who regularly attend church are less likely to have permissive attitudes about sex. Men do not show this connection between church attendance and sex attitudes.
- Women are more influenced by the attitudes of their peer group in their decisions about sex.
- Women with higher education levels were more likely to have performed a wider variety of sexual practices (such as oral sex); education made less of a difference with men.
- Women were more likely than men to show inconsistency between their expressed values about sexual activities such as premarital sex and their actual behavior.
Monday, November 20, 2017
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Ever wondered if your discharge is ‘normal’ or what you can do about down under dryness?
Tania Adib, a Harley Street gynaecologist is asked a number of vagina-related questions every day. As a consultant at London’s integrated women’s wellness clinic and Queen’s Hospital, she’s seen and heard it all and isn’t the least bit shy about sharing her wealth of knowledge.
From post-baby sex to vaginal douching, in the piece for Get The Gloss, a gynaecologist answers the ten questions she’s most commonly asked in clinic.
A must read for anyone with a vagina.
London-based gynaecologist Tania Adib answers ten of the most intimate questions that women ask her during clinic
I am having a great deal of discharge. Is that normal?
“Yes. Discharge is a really good sign that your vagina is behaving as it should do. These mucous secretions are cleaning your vagina, and keeping it in a healthy state. The mucus should be clear or white and not have a strong smell to it.
The amount of discharge you produce depends on which point of your menstrual cycle you are at. Discharge is usually more plentiful and can be quite stringy when you’re ovulating, breastfeeding, or are sexually aroused. However, if you experience changes to your discharge, you should book an appointment with your GP or gynecologist.
For example, if it becomes curd-like and thick and you’re experiencing itching, it’s a sign you may have thrush. If there is a strong odour, like fish, it may be bacterial vaginosis. Any accompanying pain or other symptoms – such as blistering around the vagina need to be checked out. This may indicate a sexually transmitted infection.”
I get clots in my period. Is this something to worry about?
“Clotting will be normal for some women, however, it does show that your periods are heavier than they probably should be.
So why do clots happen? When it comes to menstruating, your body usually knows that this kind of bleeding is non-harmful, so it doesn’t need to clot in the usual way, as say when you cut your knee. Anti-coagulants usually thin the blood, allowing it flow freely. A heavy period overwhelms the natural anticoagulants – hence the clots.
Heavy, clotty periods can be very inconvenient, they can also be harmful to well-being. If a patient came to me with blood clots, I would be concerned she might be anaemic due to the heavy blood loss.
The first line of treatment would be tranexamic acid, which has a chemical action that reduces bleeding. Controlling your periods with oral contraceptives or the Mirena coil is another option. The coil provides contraception and can lessen periods, although you should be aware that symptoms may get worse initially. If that doesn’t work, and you don’t wish to have children, there are other surgical options, such as an endometrial ablation. The latest techniques mean they can be done under local anaesthetic in day surgery, or if you prefer under a general anaesthetic. The overall success rate of this operation is about 80 per cent in stopping or lessening periods.”
I am worried that I smell when I have my period- should I use a bidet or douche?
“A bidet, fine. A douche, never. Douching – the practice of sluicing water up your vagina with a pumped device – is associated with a range of health problems. Douching upsets the natural balance of bacteria in the vagina (called vaginal flora), which can cause infections such as thrush or bacterial vaginosis. Even more worryingly, some studies have linked douching with increased rates of cervical cancer and ovarian cancer. Use unperfumed, gentle soaps to wash the vulva area daily, or more if needed during menstruation. It’s important to remember that the vagina itself is self-cleaning. The mucous discharge all women have is doing the job of keeping it clean and healthy. When it comes the inner mucosa of the vagina (the part inside the vulva) just water to wash away any menstrual blood or sweat is fine. This could be via bathing, a bidet, or the shower. Just don’t douche! The vagina will sort itself out."
Why do I get a headache after sex?
“If you feel a bit headachey after sex, the first line of management would be to ensure that you have drunk enough water, as vigorous sex can cause dehydration. There is a phenomenon known as benign HAS (headaches associated with sexual activity). HAS is a rare condition – less than 3 per cent of all headaches reported – and it generally affects men more than women, although nobody can be certain how common it is, because people may be embarrassed about reporting it. One theory is that the exertion of sex leads to the blood vessels dilating. Headaches can last a minute or two, or up to day.
If you do suffer from HAS, it’s important to discuss it with your GP – although headaches are usually benign, your doctor will want to rule out more serious conditions and there may be treatment available.”
Is it possible to be allergic to semen?
“Absolutely – it’s considered quite unusual, although one study has suggested the incidence could be as high as 12 per cent. Semen allergy, also known as seminal plasma hypersensitivity, generally affects women more than men and is caused by antibodies in women’s bodies recognising semen as harmful, and going into an overdrive response.
Women may experience inflammation, an itchy sensation and swelling of the genitals shortly after contact with semen. Luckily reactions tend be localised, and I’m not aware of any cases where women have gone into anaphylactic shock, although theoretically, this could happen.
For women who experience semen allergy, I usually recommend they stick to condoms. However, it can be tricky when women want to get pregnant. They may experience discomfort until conception. In severe cases, assisted reproductive technology has to be utilised.”
Does post-baby sex hurt?
“It can do. Often there are issues like bruising from birth trauma, or an episiotomy. You should only attempt to have sex when you are ready – six weeks is usually recommended as the healing process should be well under way, although some women will have sex before then, while others will wait longer. The other thing to bear in mind is that just after you have given birth your oestrogen levels are very low, which can thin the vaginal skin making it drier and causing discomfort. Breastfeeding also dampens down oestrogen, so that can be an issue for nursing mothers. Use a water-soluble lubricant to lessen problems with post-partum sex.”
When I’m having sex I often get ‘fanny farts’ - any ideas how to stop them?
“This is simply air getting trapped in your vagina. It happens when air is pushed in during penetrative sex and then released, like a cork being released from a bottle. Women who have had babies are more prone to fanny farts and certain sexual positions, such as when the woman is on all fours, means it’s more likely. You can expect that embarrassing sound during fast, furious sex, so taking it slow might reduce the likelihood. Learning to laugh about them might be easier!”
I’m 60 and still want to have sex, But I’m so dry. What can I do?
“Vaginal dryness is a real issue post-menopause. A vaginal moisturiser can help, alongside a water-based lubricant to be used when having sex. HRT containing oestrogen may also restore moisture levels, however, not all women can take HRT and many are wary because of the small but elevated risk of breast cancer associated with taking hormones. Another option is to use topical oestrogen. This can be applied straight to the vaginal area, which although not ideal, has the advantage of being effective at lower doses. Anyone wary of oestrogen may prefer this as a smaller amount reaches your bloodstream and it can be more effective than oral hormonal regimens at getting to the place that needs it to be.
For those who want to avoid oestrogen completely, and find that creams and lubricants work for them, a new treatment called The MonaLisa Touch could be the right choice. The laser works on the tissue of the vaginal mucosa, boosting collagen and restoring function. This simple procedure is performed in clinic, with three treatments often required alongside a top-up treatment once a year. Success rates are about 85 per cent.”
Can you get blackheads on your vagina?
“The vagina is skin, just like anywhere else. As it’s usually quite warm and damp down there, you can get blocked pores and lumps and bumps, as you can in other areas. Pimples or blackheads on the vulva area (where your pubic hair grows) can be caused by shaving and waxing in particular. As blackheads are blocked hair follicles, it’s unlikely that you would get them on the inner mucosa of the vagina (the moist part of the vagina within the labia majora, the outer lips of the vagina), but there are other reasons for lumps and bumps, such as blocked glands for example, or ‘Fordyce spots’, which are small white or yellow bumps in the inner part of your vulva and the labia minora (the smaller lips surrounding the vagina). These are not harmful, and they can accumulate as you age.
Then there are varicose veins, which are associated with pregnancy and age, which look like bluey raised lumps. Although most lumps and bumps are not serious, it is essential that you see your GP, who may refer you to a gynaecologist. In rare cases, a darkening patch may indicate pre-cancer cells, so it needs to be checked by an expert in gynaecological cancers.”
I’ve got a huge spot ‘down there’. Should I squeeze it?
“It sounds like a Bartholin’s cyst. There are two glands at the entrance of the vagina that secrete a fluid by means of a duct that keeps the mucosa inside the vulva moist. On occasion, this duct can become blocked and a cyst will form. About two in 100 women will develop one of these. It may not be painful initially, however, it can become infected. If that happens, the cyst will become uncomfortable and start emitting a smelly discharge. My recommendation would be not to squeeze, as this may spread the infection. Go to your GP and ask for a referral to a gynaecologist who will be able to treat the cyst. This will be done by either marsupialisation or a word catheter.
Marsupialisation simply refers to the surgical drainage of the cyst and is usually performed under a general anaesthetic, so you’re asleep throughout. A small incision is made by the doctor, and the cyst is allowed to drain. Dissolvable stitches are then used and healing occurs over a month or so.
Alternatively, the cyst can be drained using a small rubber tube called a word catheter under local anaesthetic. A small cut is made in the swelling to drain the fluid or pus and the catheter is then inserted into the gland and held in place by a tiny water-filled balloon. This stays in place for four weeks to allow complete drainage and healing.”