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Sexual Health: Is a Taste of Mint Good or Bad?
Men who are concerned about appropriate penis care - and every man should be - want to make sure they do all they can to ensure premium sexual health. But the world of sexual health matters is littered with all sorts of misinformation, old wives tales and myths. One of the recurring ones concerns the use of mint as it relates to the penis. According to some sources, mint can be a fine sexual aid, but other sources insist there are dangers to sexual health in the overuse of mint. So what is a guy to believe?
It seems as if mint is everywhere around us. Spearmint is a popular flavor of chewing gum. Peppermint candies are a treat for kids and adults alike. The range of mint teas seems to have grown exponentially. As menthol, mint is found in several brands of cigarettes and cough drops. And "minty fresh" has become synonymous with toothpastes and other oral hygiene products. It's even used in some environmentally friendly pesticides in place of toxic chemicals.
There are well over a dozen different kinds of mint plants, and they grow across most of the inhabited continents (although not so often in South America). This popular herb can grow all year long in the appropriate conditions.
The penis connection
So why should this mint have any connection with the penis? Certainly, anything that is ingested has the potential to affect parts of the body, including the penis.
One of the more common theories associated with mint is that it has the effect of numbing the penis naturally. According to this theory, performing oral sex on an erect penis after sucking on a mint cough drop will temporarily de-sensitize the member so that it can stay harder for a longer period of time during sex. A variant on this theory recommends using mint oil on an erect penis for the same purpose.
There is a little scientific reasoning to back up this claim. Parts of the body contain a protein with a long scientific name which is more generally known as TRPM8. When mint comes into contact with TRPM8, it sends a signal to the brain that says "Experience this sensation as cold." So although mint itself is not cold, it makes the body think it is. And so the theory is that getting mint on an erect penis will numb it sufficiently that it acts as a kind of "delay spray." However, there are no studies to prove that mint applied to the penis will indeed result in longer-lasting sex.
And in fact, some people believe that mint could have a negative effect on sexual health and function. Some men have claimed that mint depresses their sex drive. A 2004 study involving mint tea given to male rats seemed to back this up. The intake of mint tea was associated with both an increase in female hormones and a decrease in testosterone.
A study in women with high testosterone levels later found the same thing - that mint caused their testosterone levels to drop and their female hormone levels to rise.
Since testosterone in men is associated with an increased sex drive, the studies suggest that too much mint could indeed cause an effect. But more studies would be needed to definitively prove this.
Are You Satisfied With Your Penis Size?
Sex is considered as the most important part of a happy life. To lead a prosperous and happy life, it is necessary to have a very satisfactory sex life. Dissatisfaction in sex has ruined the happy marriages of millions of people. So, it is certainly a very pertinent question whether penis size has any influence on the sexual performance or not.
Researches have shown that the penis size really influences the sexual performance. As per research, larger the penis size and thicker is the volume, more is the pleasure. The researchers also provide reasons for that. The main reason for this is that during sexual intercourse the penis has to get inserted into the vaginal cavity. The penis having larger size and thicker volume gets rubbed with the vaginal wall causing the secretion of the enzyme which provides pleasure to both the partners.
According to this theory, it is utmost necessary to have a larger size and thicker volume to provide ultimate pleasure to the partner. The sexual satisfaction is necessary between partners to lead a happy life. The small size at most of the time results in the inferiority complex. Sometimes, the male partners avoid sexual intercourse with the partner because of the small size or inferiority complex .
The contagious nature of HIV places it in a different class than other chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes, and so forth. The contagious nature of HIV has a more debilitating psychosocial and psychological impact on the ill person's mental and emotional state than non-contagious diseases and often leads to self-imposed isolation and a feeling of being totally inadequate.
HIV medications can help the body of the infected person but that person's feelings of self-worth, self-esteem, and self-confidence suffer from a staggering blow that must be attended to just as directly as the treatment of their physical body.
With an upsurge in the technology, it has touched almost all aspects of our lives including our relationships. Today, technology has changed the way we interact with each other, no doubt it also helps us by removing the geographical boundries and help us stay close to our loved ones, at least virtually if not physically. One such act of virtual closeness is sexting.
What is sexting?
Sexting is a mix of ‘sex’ and ‘texting’, that is when you are sending and receiving texts, images and videos, which are explicit in nature. This may include the following:
- Nude pictures
- Sexual pictures
- Explicit texts and images
Sexting can be exchanged if you share the following kinds of relationship:
- Between two partners in love with each other
- Between partners who are not in relationship
- Between two person where one of them hopes to be in a relationship
What are the reasons for stexting?
There are various reasons why you might want to sext. Such as:
- Anxiety about being portrayed as a shy, rigid and not sexy person
- A constant feeling to showcase one’s sexuality
- Wanting someone’s acceptance
- Being in a romantic and faithful relationship
- Being in a long distance relationship and wanting to have sexual relationship
- Pride in one’s body and wanting to show it off
Why sexting is good for you?
Most of us has done or have had the thought of sending kinky dirty texts or images to his/her partner. These steamy texts and images have proved to improve relationship and increase sexual satisfaction. Now over 80% people are of the opinion that one of the ways to bring about a spark in a relationship is through sexting. While other ways might be scarier, sexting is a much safer way to get indulged for some sexual pleasure if the contents are not shared on social media sites and kept only with the significant other. However, trust is essential while sexting. You obviously do not want to get engaged in sexting with a person you have talked or met once or twice where there is hardly any element of trust. Generally, if two people are sexting with each other, it is implied they share a particular amount of trust.
What are the risks involved in sexting?
While sexting is a good idea to spice things up, it can also be dangerous and can pose some serious consequences. Once the images, texts or videos get into wrong hands, it can take a serious toll on your health, mentally and physically. Few people might only engage in it for bullying others. Sexting can collide with reputation of a person and not just socially, but digitally as well. Sexting can also lead you behind the bars so extreme caution is recommended.
Retrograde ejaculation is a disorder of the male reproductive system. It is the entry of semen into the urinary bladder. In this case, the sperm fails to emerge through the penis at the time of ejaculation. It is to be noted that the male patient may continue to reach sexual climax, though. He may not ejaculate or very little semen. It is medically termed as a dry orgasm. It is a major cause of male infertility. This is a rare problem. Only 0.3 to 2% of the infertility problems due to male are caused by this disorder.
There are certain risk factors attached to this disorder. This may occur due to the following reasons:
- Nerve damage caused due to Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis
- Bladder or Prostate Surgery
- Side effects of certain drugs taken for high blood pressure or mood disorder
- Spinal cord injuries
- Symptoms: The obvious symptoms of this disorder are listed below:
- Little or no semen discharged during ejaculation
- Male infertility
- Cloudy urine post sexual climax
Signs and tests: This can be detected through urine analysis. The test is conducted on the urine collected shortly after ejaculation. It will reveal the presence of a large amount of sperm in it.
Complications: It is not a fatal condition. But it will lead to unwanted complications in your life. You will have to face the stress and strain of being infertile. It will hamper your conjugal relationship and sex life to a great extent.
Deal with retrograde ejaculation by homoeopathy: A homoeopathic practitioner will take a detailed report of your lifestyle first. It may include information about your habits, lifestyle, food choices, other preferences, etc. It helps the doctor to understand your basic constitution of the body. Thereafter, the right homoeopathic medicine stimulates the body and starts taking action against the disorder. The first course of action of the medicine is the primary action. After this, the body produces a secondary action, specifically against the disease. Homoeopathy provides a total treatment of this problem and the results are long-lasting.
It treats all the factors causing the disease and also lessens the risk factors. Acute drugs are prescribed to treat symptoms like abnormal semen discharge. Constitutional treatment offers relief from distressful symptoms like a dry orgasm. Regular homoeopathic treatment aims to correct the abnormality of the sympathetic nervous system that controls the process of ejaculation.
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What is anorgasmia?
The reduced ability to orgasm or the inability to orgasm post sufficient stimulation is called anorgasmia. This disorder is quite common in women. In fact, most women cannot orgasm with vaginal stimulation alone. Some require clitoral stimulation by rubbing or oral sex.
What are the types of anorgasmia?
- Generalized anorgasmia: Orgasms are not achieved with any partner, be it in any situation
- Lifelong anorgasmia: No orgasms have ever been felt
- Acquired anorgasmia: You have climaxed before but due to certain factors, be it emotional or physical, you have stopped getting orgasms
- Situational anorgasmia: Here you may have been able to orgasm before but only in certain positions or a particular partner.
What may cause anorgasmia?
Orgasms can be complex things. It involves the combination of physical, emotional and psychological factors. Anorgasmia can occur if any of the above is affected.
- Medical illnesses: Diseases such as diabetes or multiple sclerosis can result in anorgasmia.
- Medications: Medicines, for example, antidepressants, anti- histamines, cardio-vascular agents can meddle with climaxes.
- Smoking and Alcohol: Excessive alcohol consumption can mess with the ability to peak; smoking constraints the blood vessels, thus having a similar impact on both the sexes.
- Gynaecologic issues: Surgeries such as hysterectomy or surgeries of carcinoma can hamper with the capacity to accomplish climaxes.
- Poor self-perception
- Anxiety or dejection
- Financial issues and stress
- Fear of Sexually Transmitted Diseases or pregnancy
- Past passionate or sexual mishandle
- Fights or clashes in the relationship
- No fascination toward the partner
- Lack of association
- Poor association with partner in regards to sexual needs
What are the symptoms of anorgasmia?
The symptom of anorgasmia is the inability to achieve orgasms in spite of sufficient sexual stimulation. It could be because of your partner or because of the position that does not really hit your spot.