Penis Pumps – How to Use Them Safely and Effectively

Penis pumps are devices used to increase the size of the penis. A typical penis pump consists of a cylinder that fits over the penis and has a motorized or manual pump that creates suction. This apparatus helps in creating a partial vacuum around your penis and enhancing the flow of blood into it. This process results into an engorged and significantly bigger penis.


  1. Vacuum pumps are a variant of the conventional penis pump but come with a translucent cylinder. Generally used in the treatment of impotence, vacuum pumps generally adhere to higher quality standards than ordinary penis enlargement pumps.
  2. The increase in the vacuum is accompanied by a difference in the pump pressure as well as the inner blood pressure of the penis. Too much pressure, however, is likely to cause vascular damage rather than an enlarged penis.
  3. You will have to add flexible cock rings (also known as compression rings) to the open end of the cylinder. This enables you to get an erection by pumping the rings into the base of your penis before the vacuum is released. This prevents blood from flowing out of your penis and allows the erection to be maintained even if there are vascular problems or disorders in the nervous system.
  4. The erection created with the help of a penis pump can be retained for a long time but users are advised to remove the cock rings after about 30 minutes for safety reasons.
  5. Manually operated penis enlargement pumps are recommended to be used with a gentle pumping motion and interrupted by pauses at regular intervals. It is essential to remember that penis pumps do help in enlarging your penis so that you get harder and long lasting erections. However, these devices are only used for temporary sexual gratification and cannot and do not increase penis size permanently.
  6. Penis enlarger pumps work most effectively when used in a tub filled with warm water. Immerse your penis in warm water in order to relax the penile tissues and then apply some lubricant to your penis and groin. Once you achieve partial erection, fill the tube with warm water and enter it. The use of any kind of electric pump is strictly prohibited when you are using a penis pump inside a tub of warm water. Also, make sure your pump is waterproof.

Tips & Warnings

  • The penis pump needs to be used carefully in order to prevent penile injury. Pumping too hard or too much can cause your blood vessels to burst and come out in blisters. The abuse or over-use of penis pumps can sometimes cause testicular pain and injury.
  • Stop using the pump immediately if you experience pain or any unusual symptoms.
  • There is a chance that the cylinder’s rim might cut into your skin and damage the ligaments that surround your penis. It is essential to read the instructions carefully and avoid impatient or over-enthusiastic pumping.
  • Do not try to substitute penis pumps with vacuum cleaners since the vacuum cleaner produces too much suction and are unsuitable for the purpose of penis enlargement.

Source by Jessica Knowles

Too Pooped to Pop? Sexuality and the Mature Adult

Are you wondering if you’ll be able to enjoy sex as you age? Studies tell us that seniors can, in fact, continue to enjoy sex into their 60s, 70s, and beyond. Next time you see a senior couple holding hands, wonder no longer–they may be having more sex than you do. After all, they have fewer responsibilities, more time, and greater experience than young adults, who may look great but complain of stress and fatigue.

However, while mature adults are definitely interested in sex, they do face challenges. The primary challenge is, unfortunately, the lack of a sexual partner. Even when couples are married, one partner may decide that sex is undignified past a certain age. A partner may also have physical limitations that get in the way of enjoyable sex.

In fact, physical challenges are the second most common reason that older adults stop having sex. Heart disease, diabetes, and cancer may affect a person’s ability to function sexually. For example, women with diabetes may complain of lack of sensation. Men with prostate cancer who have surgery are at risk for experiencing impotence. Cancer can cause fatigue, not to mention depression or issues related to body image.

Lesser problems can also impede enjoyment. One such instance is when a partner is using medication to manage pain. The medicine may work well at stopping pain, but the partner may also be drowsy at times.

In addition, women who are in menopause (12 months without any menstrual period) may find that they need more stimulation to experience orgasm due to decreases in testosterone. They may also experience changes to the vagina, including dryness and pain with intercourse, often due to the thinning of the vaginal walls. Women who are afraid of hormone therapy may be heartened to learn that there are low estrogen preparations that can be used locally in the vagina to help facilitate sexual activity.

Men also experience changes. Of course, men have FDA-approved medications to help with erectile function. But many men would do themselves and their partners a service if they were to be more assertive about their sexual needs. They can let their partner know, for example, that they need stronger stimulation or longer foreplay in order to perform.

There are remedies for all of these challenges. One is overcoming the myth that the “gold standard” for sex is intercourse. This is unfortunate. More seniors would be able to say they “had sex” if they broadened their ideas to include touching, caressing, mutual pleasuring (masturbation), sharing fantasies, and having warm verbal exchanges.

The physical challenges can also be addressed with the help of a compassionate, knowledgeable physician and/or sex therapist. Many physicians today know that seniors are more interested in maintaining a sexual connection with the partner. They can advise seniors how to adapt to being sexual as they change with age. For example, the time someone takes medication can be adjusted so that both partners can be awake for sex at the same time. Positions can also be modified, sometimes with the help of a physical therapist’s input. Physicians can also discuss remedies for erectile dysfunction, or refer to an appropriate specialist.

What can a sex therapist do for a couple that is aging but wants to stay sexually active? First, the therapist can help the couple identify the obstacle to pleasure. Next, they can suggest touching and massage exercises to reinvigorate desire. They can also help the couple mourn the sex of their youth, and embrace new ways of being together. A sex therapist can help a couple see and explore the meaning of sexuality in a committed relationship.

Sex doesn’t have to end at a certain age, and it doesn’t have to look a certain way, either. If you are a mature adult still interested in sex, but worried that you may not be able to participate, talk to someone. You have no idea what your sexual potential is for pleasure until you try.

Source by Dr. Stephanie Buehler

Erectile Dysfunction and the 10 Cent, Temporarily Legal Alternative to the Little Blue Pill

Get Hard and Stay Hard with Over the Counter Supplement

My goal in life is to have and pursue the greatest Orgasms imaginable and so I spend a lot of time researching sex and sexuality as well as anything having to do with better orgasms and harder erections and increased sexual performance and male enhancement. Sometimes I discover things that have to be shared with others and this – the 10 Cent Viagra Alternative is exactly one of those instances.

Before I get into the nuts here, let me state that what I am offering here is my opinion and is not meant to be scientific. Yes, there is scientific and anecdotal evidence including studies and testimony which back up my opinion that this legal, over the counter supplement will allow you to get hard and stay hard but it is important to know that there is also research that may indicate otherwise.

You should not take any supplement – including any described here by me, or anywhere else, by anyone else without the recommendation of a Doctor.

There could be serious side effects to any supplementation program. Even simple vitamins can cause harm under certain circumstances and it is your duty to protect your own health. Please seek the advice of a Medical Doctor before doing what I have done. In fact, it is my recommendation that you do not use this supplement or any that I talk about in this article or future and past articles.

DHEA, Testosterone and the Impotence Link

DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a pro-hormone that is produced in your Adrenal Gland. In the 1994 it was re-classified from a ‘drug’ – which required a Doctor visit and a Prescription to a ‘supplement’ which is now sold over the counter in vitamin stores, online and even in many supermarkets.

Production of DHEA starts when you’re around 6 or 7 years old. Both boys and girls produce it and use it. It contributes to Sexual Maturation and development. At around 25 years of age – the production of DHEA within the body peaks and from there it’s a steady decline in production levels within your body.

That process almost matches the process of Testosterone production in your body and that’s important because it is known throughout the educated scientific community that Testosterone is the building block of manhood.

Testosterone levels in the body directly relate to strength, stamina, muscle building, weight gain, mood, Sex Drive and Sexual Performance.

Low Testosterone during developmental childhood years can lead to underdeveloped genitalia and reduced levels of Virility. Likewise, low Testosterone in adult men can lead to, among other things, low sperm counts and impotence.

As you age you produce less and less testosterone and since you produce less of it, the result is that your erections will not be as ‘firm and full’ as they once were, they will not last as long as they once did and they will in general be ‘slower going’.

Many men, as they age report of the ability to maintain just enough of an erection to engage in intercourse with peak hardness coming at the point of Orgasm.

Temporary Impotence Medications are Expensive

Temporary and short term impotence is common place as you age and so are less full erections. Doctors are prescribing Viagra and other medicines to treat the condition but those medications are expensive and they do not cure the condition and do nothing for increasing your libido and sex drive.

Yes, you get hard and stay hard and certainly that allows you to relax to enjoy yourself more, but your sex drive in not increased, you do not feel hornier.

The thing to know is that there is a direct relation between testosterone levels, sex drive and your erection.

In general, the more testosterone you have the bigger your sex drive and the harder your erection. And likewise the opposite is true – the less testosterone you have the less your sex drive and the softer your erection.

In fact, Testosterone replacement therapy is a ‘Hot’ new trend where those that undergo it seek to increase their levels of the hormone and reap the benefits of increased testosterone, which include basically everything associated with youth – including lively and virile erections.

What we’re talking about here is an alternative to Viagra and obviously Viagra is the ‘Hard On’ drug. Take it and you get hard and stay hard.

Well considering Testosterone and its relation to sex drive and the functionality of your erection, what we can consider are ways that we might boost or replenish testosterone production in the body in order to gain the benefits – which include better erections.

Increased Libido and Sex Drive at a Fraction of the Cost

DHEA supplementation has been shown to increase Immune System Function, and Muscle Building and Muscle Strength and Testosterone Production and that is accompanied by better, more full erections and a higher libido and sex drive.

Let me speak freely here about my experience with and use of DHEA with the understanding that it might very well be your experience too should you decide to pursue it.

When I supplement with DHEA there are times when I feel 20 years younger – in all aspects of my life. My muscles flex tighter and feel stronger, my energy levels are higher, I feel more powerful – as though I have not peaked in growth. I even have a clearer ‘train of thought’ and better all around focus.

I automatically feel as though I am continuing upwards toward the peak of production and health as opposed to sliding further and further away from it with age.

Flush, Full and Noticeably So

After careful research, I decided that my first experience would be to ‘load’ my body with DHEA for a week -similar to what you would do when you supplement Creatine for Muscle Building. I took 125 milligrams of DHEA in the morning with my pot of coffee and another 125 milligrams before bed with my 12 pack beer for three days.

On day three, after dose number 5 I felt an overall level of rejuvenation. Nothing specific, just a general awareness of feeling better and healthier and ‘younger’. By day 7 I was full bore into the loading and so were my results.

In the mornings, it would be flush and full. I’d wake up horny too – more so than usual and that is an actual increase in libido. During the day it rustled around down there and it made certain that I knew it was around – just like when you were 16. Then when I use it, (and as a multi-orgasmic man, I use it quite often) it’s as hard as ever and it was naturally and noticeably so.

When I supplement with DHEA, I carry around a general feeling of heightened sexual awareness and increased libido that is an overall positive and youthful feeling.

My Friend the Swinger Absolutely Loves DHEA

I talked about this with a friend of mine. He’s a Swinger. Him and I have known each other far longer than we’ve known that he was a Swinger and I was an Auto-Sexual but we’d always talk about whatever was going on.

He’s a Viagra User and he does it ‘Not cuz he needs it, but cuz he loves it!’

He’s in his mid 40s and like most men in their mid 40s, it ‘just doesn’t work like it used to.’ It works, but not like when you were 20 and so it’s normal to seek out a little boost that could enhance and improve your sex life.

So my friend, knowing that I happen to be an information junkie, takes my word for it on the science behind DHEA and he hears my testimony as to the results of my DHEA usage. Without hesitation he immediately orders some online even though you can get it at the grocery store these days, but he likes online shopping and there are good discounts online so that’s where he gets it.

One Week after he uses the dosing Levels that I describe he’s telling me that he loves it – ‘absolutely loves DHEA.’

A Cheap Alternative to Viagra

He says that everything that I experienced – everything described above, he experienced as well. Firmer erections, younger more vibrant energy levels, increased libido and in fact, he’s the one that called it a ‘cheap alternative to Viagra’. (I added up the numbers and calculated the 10 cents part of the equation.)

Both he and I are now regular users of DHEA supplementation and we dose it with similar methods. I always have a bottle of it on hand. I do not use it daily. Instead I rotate delivering to my body on a semi- regular basis of three days on – where I’ll do 200 – 250 milligrams a day and then skip any dosage for 48 hours then maintain a dosage of 100 – 150 Milligrams a day for the next 5 – 7 days.

I do not however maintain that program on a strict basis. The point is that I supplement with DHEA based on what my body feels. I know how I react to the supplementation and the effects that it has on me and therefore I adjust accordingly. Sometimes I skip a month and use other Over the Counter Supplements that have similar effects (More on that in those in the future so be sure to check back.)

What I have found is that ending the DHEA cycle and then re-introducing it after a period of ‘off’ time seems to be more effective than the long term maintenance of it within my body through steady, long term use.

Actually, ‘more effective’ may not be the right term… ‘More noticeable’ and ‘More pronounced’ may be better terms.

It’s important to note that this is not something that you take and within the hour you get hard like impotence drugs. This is more of a gradual build up to where it just works better – like it used to.

Studies have shown, books have been written, Testimony has been given and my own experience shows that DHEA could be considered a 10 cent Viagra alternative. It directly effects my levels of Hardness and Fullness. I stay hard longer with DHEA in my system than without it.

I supplement with DHEA not only for the Sexual enhancement that I receive, but also for the overall youthful vigor that it offers me. I like the energy levels, the feeling of well being, the sexual appetite.

DHEA is absolutely worth looking into if you’re over 30 years old and feel like you might be interested in a little boost in your libido. It works for me and that’s for certain. You can get it almost anywhere these days.

If you should try it out and experience results like me, I would be thrilled to hear from you! You can contact me at my website by Clicking Here

Good luck to you and Thanks for Coming!

Source by Jon O’Keefe

Sexuality Later in Life

Senior citizens experience many changes as they grow older which may affect their sex life. Women may find sex more enjoyable after menopause has occurred or if they have undergone a hysterectomy because there is less risk of pregnancy. Some women may worry about being desirable to a sexual partner as they age. They may feel less feminine, thus resulting in less enjoyable sex. 

While women may feel differently about sex depending on their attitudes about their bodies and aging, they will inevitably experience physical changes. The vagina shortens and narrows with aging, and less vaginal lubrication is produced which could also influence how pleasurable a sexual encounter is for an older woman. 

Men also experience higher susceptibility to impotence which is the loss of the ability to have or keep an erection hard enough for sexual intercourse. Men who also have heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes may experience impotence as a result of medications used to treat these conditions. Some men may find it harder to get an erection, have as hard or large of an erection as they used to, or ejaculate as much as they used to. 

Common Challenges

Although aging and illness can affect the ability to have sex, there are methods of maintaining a satisfying sex life, regardless. The following are some common challenges to sex that some senior citizens experience and some tips to overcome them:

  • Arthritis. Sometimes joint pain can make physical activity like sex uncomfortable. However, your doctor can recommend joint replacement surgery or other medications that can alleviate this pain. You can try to exercise, get a good amount of rest, take warm baths, or avoid strenuous positions in sexual activity to avoid arthritis pain.
  • Chronic pain. Some people experience recurring pain due to bone and muscle conditions, shingles, poor blood circulation, and blood vessel problems. This can make moving around in general quite painful. If you tell your doctor, he can recommend treatment options available to reduce this pain and improve ability for physical activity including sexual intercourse.
  • Diabetes. Although some men do not experience any sexual problems, diabetes can cause impotence at times. Physicians can prescribe medications that can help this.
  • Heart disease. Damaged blood vessels or high blood pressure in men can lead to difficulties with getting or maintaining an erection. Some people are more afraid that sex can induce a heart attack; however, this effect is rare. After experiencing a heart attack, most people can start having sex once they are deemed stable and their physician agrees that that level of physical activity is not too dangerous for that patient.
  • Incontinence. People who have bladder control problems may be embarrassed or anxious about participating in sex due to the increased pressure on the abdomen that can occur. This condition can be treated by your physician.
  • Stroke. This can lead to problems in men getting erections or other problems due to paralysis caused by stroke. Sex does not usually induce strokes in people who have had them.
  • Hysterectomy. While the removal of the uterus in women does not affect the ability to have sex, some people may find the mental implications more of a problem. Women who experience less enjoyment from sex or men who feel that their sexual partner is less feminine after this surgery may be helped with counseling.
  • Mastectomy. Women whose breasts have been removed are still capable of sexual response, but they may feel less desirable or enjoy sex less as a result. It can be helpful to talk to other women who have also experienced this type of surgery or seek medical advice for breast reconstruction. Some men also may experience lower sex drive from hormone therapy after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • Prostatectomy. While the removal of the prostate for medical reasons may cause impotence or incontinence, some surgical procedures allow nerves leading to the penis to be spared, making an erection possible after recovery. Men can discuss options with their doctor before surgery in order to continue having a satisfying sex life afterwards.
  • Medications. Blood pressure medications, antihistamines, antidepressants, tranquilizers, appetite suppressants, diabetes drugs, and ulcer medications can lead to impotence in men or make it hard to ejaculate. Some women experience a decrease in sexual desire. Talk to your doctor about options to reduce these side effects.
  • Alcohol. Alcohol abuse can reduce sexual performance in both men and women. 

Maintaining a Healthy Sex Life

Practicing safe sex is important for all ages. Women can still become pregnant until menopause occurs (when she has not got her period for 12 months). Also, senior citizens are still susceptible to STDs like syphilis, gonorrhea, Chlamydial infection, genital herpes, hepatitis B, genital warts, and trichomaniasis. 

Senior citizens are still at risk for HIV, the virus that can eventually lead to AIDS. People with more than one sexual partner or people who have unprotected sex are more at risk for contracting HIV. Wearing a condom during sex can prevent transmission of HIV and other STDs.

Sexual intercourse involves both physical and emotional health. Senior citizens who are anxious about how their age affects their sex life either because of physical ability or attractiveness can experience sexual dysfunction that is a result of this stress and worrying. Being open about these concerns, talking to your sexual partner, or seeking professional help with a counselor are all good ways of avoiding dissatisfying sex due to these stressors. 

Older sexual partners can engage in multiple activities to keep an active and healthy sex life. It is important to make each other a high priority and be attentive to the other’s needs and feelings about changes that are occurring in their bodies. Couples may explore different kinds of positions, take more time to induce arousal, or try having sex in the morning when energy is maximized. Some senior citizens who are widowed, divorced, or have ill partners may find masturbation an effective way to elongate sexual activity as they age. 

Women may find it harder to maintain sexual activity as they age because they usually live longer than men. Although female senior citizens outnumber men, they can try different activities that will help them meet more people like mall walking, enrolling in adult education programs at a community college, or attending senior citizen centers. 

Older women usually experience something called dyspareunia or painful sexual intercourse due to lack of vaginal lubrication. Physicians can treat this fairly easily by recommending a lubricant or prescribing estrogen supplements that will help with this issue.  

Older men can experience impotence, for which they can take a pill called sildenafil that can help with this. They may also try vacuum device, self-injection of drugs that can induce erection, or penile implants. 

Senior citizens should try to live healthier lifestyles in order to have a more enjoyable sex life. Doing things like exercise, eating well, drinking plenty of water, and avoiding smoking and alcohol can help maintain a pleasurable sex life. Asking for help from a physician and remembering that sex can be a positive, enjoyable facet of life for people of all ages is of the utmost importance.

Source by David Crumrine

Proven Erectile Dysfunction Aids to Make You Get Stiffer and Longer Lasting Erections

For men, their sexual health is of great importance. Erectile dysfunction can be highly damaging for their self esteem and confidence. It can out them under a lot of stress. However, there are some natural erectile dysfunction aids that can help you overcome impotence naturally and safely.

One of the best erectile dysfunction aids is natural or herbal supplements that are packed with highly potent herbs and other natural ingredients to boost sexual potency and improve performance. Such natural pills or supplements not only increase blood flow to the penis but also give a thrust to testosterone production in your body. More importantly, they help increase nitric oxide synthesis.

Nitric oxide is extremely important for achieving hard and stiff erections. This is because it helps smooth muscles of the penis relax so that blood vessels can dilate or expand and blood flow to the erectile tissue can be increased resulting in hard and firm erections. In the event of reduced nitric oxide secretion in your body, erectile dysfunction becomes inevitable.

Some of the common ingredients used in such herbal pills include the likes of ginseng, ginkgo, muira pauma, catuaba, saw palmetto, maca, horny goat weed, tribulus terrestris, tongat ali, flaxseed, omega 3 fatty acids, l-arginine. But it is the presence of certain ingredients like Pomegranate 70% Ellagen and Bioperine that distinguish top quality supplements from the rest.

Bioperine refers to black pepper extract that helps ensure very fast absorption of all the other ingredients into the body. What it implies is that its presence helps provide better and faster results.

Pomegranate 70% Ellagen, on the other hand, is the most ingredient that such natural pills can boast of. It is not just a great libido booster for men but also helps increase nitric oxide secretion. This is why it is highly effective in treating erectile dysfunction. It is only obvious that it is being called the Natural Viagra.

It is an expensive ingredient and this is why not many pills contain. However, what is certain is that it can ensure very fast results.

Such pills not only help you get stiffer erections but also provide you with the power to last much longer in bed. In addition to this, they also help increase your semen production so that you can enjoy massive ejaculations and earth shattering orgasms.

There are no side effects and this is why more and more men are now opting for such pills.

So, If You Want to Get Rock Solid Erections and Make Your Woman Scream in Pleasure next time you make love to her, check out the Best Penis Pills that are all natural and can cure erectile dysfunction without any side effects.

Source by Tim Bryant

How Plantain Extract Boosts Kidney Health in Sexual Functions of a Man

A MEAL of unripe plantain with local spices like cloves, onions, garlic and ginger could be the answer to erectile dysfunction, low sperm count, ulcer, kidney problems, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

Unripe plantain cooked or roasted has been proven over the years to induce, sustain and maintain erection. It also helps to make semen thick and increases sperm volume.

Roasted plantain fruit is good for men with weak erection and low sperm count. Make a habit of eating one or two roasted plantain daily. If you wish, you can eat it with vegetable soup. Enjoy yourself while you improve your health the natural way. The ripe plantain fruit can be used to treat indigestion. Mash some ripe plantain to make a paste. Take one tablespoon twice daily.

Take more plantain or unripe bananas. They help to rejuvenate the sexual organ with high level of potassium. Include garlic in every meal. Garlic is generally a good anti oxidant and a good remedy for impotence in particular. Include ginger in every meal too. Ginger has healing properties to treat erectile dysfunction. Include onion as much as possible in all your meals. It has been taken fresh by ancient Greece to lighten the balance of blood and to firm up their muscles. Fresh green vegetables, all kinds of nuts, grains and fresh fruits, which are rich in mineral, are generally good to impotence cure.

According to “Medicinal Uses of Fruits and Vegetable sun ripe plantain contains special dietary fibre called pectin, which increases the number of calories ingested thus can shed weight or treat obesityĆ”.

Researches by alternative medical practitioners have shown that people experiencing frigidity, sterility and most especially very cold sexual drive may not necessarily need to take drugs like Viagra, but natural diets like plantain.

Although some herbal doctors call it natural remedy for weak penile erection, but many other neuropaths say it should not be regarded as Viagra because of its negative interpretation. They say it is only a libido enhancing natural therapy that has no dangerous effect on body organs like the heart as that of Viagra.

Researchers have shown that co-treatment of extract of root of plantain to streptozotocin-treated diabetic rat resulted in a significant correction in the levels of sex organ relative weights, serum insulin and testosterone levels, sperm count and viability, androgenic enzyme activity, antioxidant enzymes, conjugated diene and thiobarbituric acid reactive substance levels in testis and germ cells counts at stage VII of the seminiferous epithelial cycle.

The results of the study published in Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants support the validity of this herbal drug for the management of diabetes as well as diabetes-induced testicular disorder.

How does plantain boost sexual performance, reduce impotence, unsatisfactory erection, sexual weakness and increase sex drive, including women you may ask? How can it be prepared might be the question of some people? The answer is that only unripe plantain is required for this purpose. Fresh unripe plantain would be used with the peel removed.

Some naturopaths recommend: Unripe plantain, pure honey, cloves and walnuts will be grinded, mashed or pound together to make a gel or paste. After this, the gel will be sun-dried to form a cake or flakes. During sun-drying, the materials should be protected either with tiny, spacing wire mesh or iron mosquito nets from flies. Once totally dried and has become a flake, it has become a “drug” referred to as sex enhancing drug capable of improving penile-erection, cure sexual coldness in women and also prevent early or premature ejaculation in men during sexual intercourse.

The results of the experimental study indicate that, in the mammalian model used, methanolic extract of mature.

Although the precise mechanism of the hypoglycemic action of MEMP is still unclear and will have to await further studies, it could be due, at least in part, to stimulation of insulin production and subsequent glucose utilization.

Nevertheless, the findings of this experimental animal study indicate that MEMP possesses hypoglycemic activity, and thus lends credence to the suggested folkloric use of the plant in the management and/or control of adult-onset, type-2 diabetic mellitus among the Yoruba-speaking people of South-Western Nigeria.”

A study on the effect of plantains on Desoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA)-induced hypertension in rats indicates that chronic consumption of plantain diet is capable of lowering the DOCA-induced elevated mean arterial pressure in rats.

According to the study published in Pharmaceutical Biology by E. E. Osim of the Department of Physiology College of Medical Sciences, University of Calabar; and J. O Ibu of the Department of Physiology, College of Medical Sciences, University of Port Harcourt, plantain diet can also prevent the onset of DOCA-induced hypertension in rats.

They wrote: “DOCA administration to rats placed on normal rat feed elevated the mean arterial blood pressure. The consumption of plantain diet by rats previously treated with DOCA lowered the mean arterial blood pressure to control values. DOCA administration to rats previously placed on plantain diet produced no significant change in the mean arterial blood pressure when compared with control.”

Plantain is also recommended for the treatment of urinary stones. The stem juices of Musa paradisiaca have been reported for dissolving pre-formed stones and in preventing the formation of stones in the urinary bladder of rats. Stem juice is also used in nervous affectations like epilepsy, hysteria and in dysentery and diarrhoea. Several oligosaccharides comprising fructose, xylose, galactose, glucose and mannose occur naturally in plantain, making it an excellent prebiotic for the selective growth of beneficial bacteria in the intestine.

Source by Olukunle Odebo

Sex After Prostate Cancer – A Wife’s Secrets

I’m not a doctor, I’m writing this article to share for purposes of encouragement, support, and genuine love for helping others through tough times. Whether male or female, we’re human and we have issues with our bodies or we’re faced with dealing with issues other family members, friends, and loved ones have with their bodies. We’re born and we’ll be out of here someday, along the way we need help.

Cancer problems and emotional trauma over cancer are not new to me. My grandmothers both had Cancer. I watched them suffer. My husband’s prostate Cancer was a shock but thank-God, with different results.

When Gary was at work he worked hard. Some would say he had the managerial case of workaholism. He didn’t want to go to a doctor, but he was having some difficult with sexual performance. His body wasn’t cooperating with his mind. He wanted more and his body was reacting less. This is not going to be an x-rated article. It’s very clean. I just want to be clear.

He told his boss about not having the results he wanted with his body and how he felt frustrated. His boss kept telling him to see a doctor, don’t let it go, don’t make light of this. Deal with it. Get an examination and ask for help.

Finally, Gary went to the doctor and was told he had Prostate Cancer. He denied the diagnosis until he finally sought the best medical doctor he could be recommended to in the field. He ultimately had the prostate removed in a procedure that did not damage the nerves so that he would has the best possible chance of resuming sexual activity with some time.

First, there’s definitely different experiences to understand after the removal of the prostate. When a man ejaculates, there’s no fluids coming out. No messy sheets or partners, yet it feels good. That’s different. How does a man emotionally feel about not having the fluids shoot out? It takes adjustment and since that’s not coming back, he has to adjust to the physical difference, if he wants to recover better emotionally.

What happens when the desire for sexual experiences exist after the surgery and the body is not ready to cooperate with the mind, what can you do to help. A partner should be positively supportive of the desires. Sometimes, men will seek out equipment to aid with sexual processes and functions and these devices can be expensive and sometimes cause more frustration than they are worth.

For couples, it can be so helpful to find as many other loving things to do to each other, in addition to the concept of intercourse. There’s so much more to explore in the areas of sensuality and gratification of the senses. They are worth exploring.

Find other ways of enjoyment for each other whether it’s the adult-type movies, massage, and other fun activities. Talk about your issues and concerns and ask questions of professionals as much as you need or want help.

Another embarrassing sexual issue for a Prostate Cancer patient is following the removal of the prostate, there tends to be more urine leakage and that’s not always something which can be controlled so be prepared with extra underwear and paper towels around the house to ease embarrassment. It’s also great to take a change of pants to keep in the trunk of the car if you feel you need to change.

There’s no magical date that you can declare for when your body will return to normal functioning after the prostate has been removed, but Gary was told to expect about 3 years and that was accurate for him. At first, nighttime relations after working all day were not the best time of day for us, morning was best. With a little more time, day or night became the same and we’re much happier and very thankful for having each other, being patient and loving, and for always believing we’d experience loving like before the surgery.

Source by Lori Wilk

Male Enhancement – The Real Meaning of Male Enhancement

Male enhancement is not at all synonymous with penis enlargement. Enhancement defined means to improve or enrich by adding desirable qualities. The man in his role as the stronger sex can sometimes be cowed by weakening or debilitating conditions particularly about sex.

Once he finds himself in a sexual encounter and fails to arouse his penis into action, then the male individual knows he is in deep trouble. The very essence of his manhood is being put into a test and cannot rise to the occasion. Hence, there is now a state of male impotence.

Male enhancements as a rule do not cure a disorder but merely aid in the treatment of the disorder. Erectile dysfunction or impotence do not simply stem as a disorder on its own but has an underlying cause as to why a man fails to achieve erection. In fact, the treatment of these disorders discourages the use of other drugs or supplements known to interfere with the medication for the main health problem.

When are Male Enhancements Useful?

Under ordinary circumstances, a man who has no problem with his sexual performance but entertains the notion of adding spice to his sex life find these products as useful. Single and able bodied men may have a certain fetish for sex but has lost interest in the act for reasons that it has become ordinary and ritual.

Hence, the idea of male enhancement may border beyond the intake of pills, supplements, and gadgets but can cross over to the use of adult toys and paraphernalia just to create an improvement in his otherwise dull and monotonous sex life. That is male enhancement among single and healthy young men.

Husbands on the other hand resort to male enhancements in order to rekindle his wife’s own sexual appetite. Women sometimes lack the sex drive because of the demands of caring for the family and doing all the dreary housework. Lying in bed to rest and sleep is much more enticing than engaging in another round of strenuous activity, especially if the husband takes too long in reaching his climax.

Hence, the real meaning of male enhancement is to improve all aspect of an otherwise normal or regular condition in life. Once, there is a deficiency, the use of male enhancement now becomes related to treatment. That is one reason why, some users feel cheated once a male enhancement does not address their sexual impotency.

They are still in a state of self-denial that there is something wrong with their bodily function. Instead of looking for a treatment for the root cause of their problems, some men use male enhancement pills or drugs to treat the symptoms, which is impotence or erectile dysfunction. Often times feeling frustrated that they become dependent on the drug just to achieve and erection.

For those who are clinically depressed, it does not cure the root cause of your impotence. What you need is to sort out what seems to be blocking your brain receptors in order to be stimulated. Besides potent herbal plants and synthetic drugs can affect your mental state if you will use them to treat the symptoms of your clinical depression. Seeing a psychiatrist or in milder cases a sex therapist could be the best way to treat the root causes of your impotence.

Male enhancement pills whether herbal or synthetically formulated are used to enrich a lackluster performance and not to cure a defective or deficient condition that is unable to meet even a lackluster state.

Source by Qaswer Amin

What is a Sex Surrogate?

When you hear that an experienced sex surrogate partner is inviting you to learn about intimacy, compassion and sensual caring, what does that really mean? What is a sex surrogate?

By definition a sexual surrogate, or surrogate partner, is a professional who helps clients overcome sexual dysfunction. Most surrogates are women, a few are men and there are also married couples that practice surrogacy together. The general term of sexual surrogacy can involve varying levels of practice. Some surrogates work at counseling centers while others have their own office. Some surrogates offer additional services besides surrogacy such as telephone counseling or sexological bodywork.

The majority of surrogates you meet will have a strong educational background and legitimate credentials, dealing with sexuality, psychology and counseling. Surrogates should always be certified in their practices; this allows them to work closely with psychiatrists, psychologists, sexologists and therapists in the best interests of the client.

[Note: Throughout this text, the client is referred to as male. Though single men do make up the majority of surrogate clients, there are also female clients and married couples who seek out surrogacy solutions together.]

Indeed, there is a science to help sexual dysfunction. The cure is beyond just listening to a client’s problems, beyond explaining the solutions, and certainly beyond sexual intimacy. A skilled sex surrogate knows that a combination of all three factors–that is talking, listening and demonstration–are necessary to truly help resolve a client’s sexual problems beyond just a quick counseling session.

What kind of specific problems are we talking about? While a surrogate deals with many different types of cases in a year’s time, there are many typical problems that come up. Some are psychological; men may have trouble with intimacy, a lack of confidence, communication problems with women in general, dating anxiety and sexual inhibitions. Others are physical dysfunctions that require more particular treatment, such as impotence, premature ejaculation, or an assortment of diseases that could cause painful intercourse. Sometimes there are people who have experienced a change in lifestyle due to a disability, and a surrogate can help them explore and develop sexual potential. The term of sexual dysfunction is very broad and what methods a surrogate might use to help improve sexual function are just as varied. Simply put, treatments must be decided upon on an individual basis by a therapist. What can cure one person of a particular sexual phobia might not help someone else. Surrogates know this and therefore must have very adept social and interpersonal skills.

This is why surrogates work closely with sex therapists. Since many sexual problems are psychological rather than physical, communication pays a key role in the process. Not only between lovers, not only between a client and his sex surrogate, but also between the surrogate and the therapist.

What does it mean when expressions like “personal contact”, “sensual caring” and “adult advice” are used? Do sexual surrogates become sexually acquainted with their clients? How is it that sexual surrogacy differs from sexual advice or even “sex coaching?”

First of all, sexual surrogacy is not just about sex as a device. If you try and meet a certified surrogate and fictionalize a sexual problem just for your own entertainment, you’re not going to get very far. Sexual surrogacy is about sexual, physical and psychological health. Remember that surrogates work closely with therapists or psychologists, ensuring that the problem is corrected and that the client makes significant progress. Instead of providing a man with a date, as would an escort agency, a surrogate would help men improve their social and dating skills, if the therapist agreed there was a problem. But surrogacy is not a sex business–it’s a field of study, a professional practice, a source of sexual education.

On the other hand, sexual surrogacy would be more intense than just regular sexual coaching. Usually coaching, or other forms of adult advice, offers only head knowledge with no real resolution of the client’s problem. Frankly, coaching seems appropriate for clients that just like to talk and are not quite ready to take appropriate steps to fix the problem. A sex surrogate, in accordance with a qualified therapist, would offer therapeutic exercises to help the client. This might include showing relaxation techniques, intimate communication, teaching social skills, and some sexual touching if the surrogate and therapist feel it’s necessary.

In short, a sex surrogate is someone who helps people with their sexual problems. They don’t just lend a sympathetic ear. They take action to help their clients through various sexual problems and restore a person’s natural sex life to where it should be. They do this with help from a therapist, and of course, with help from the client who truly wants to make a change in his life and puts forth the effort to make those changes.

Source by Tara Livingston

Essential Oils and Aromatherapy For Increasing Intimacy

Cleopatra used jasmine essential oil and milk-what do you use?

Many people of all historical ages and from many different places are looking to improve their sex lives and have more desire for the opposite sex. Aromatherapy and essential oils have a place of honor and can be of much help by increasing sexual desire, and restoring the intimate harmony between couples. It can also assist those people who are suffering from impotence.

The most promising essential oils are Rose oil and Orange Blossom oil. However other oils are also used depending on this issue.

Rose essential oil—effects sperm production, and can also stimulate and increase sexual desire

Orange Blossom essential oil—is an aphrodisiac, it can also be soothing in cases of anxiety related to sexual performance.

Peppermint essential oil-In Russia it is used to prevent premature ejaculation in men.

Ginger essential oil-Improves blood circulation to the penis and helps stimulate the female genitals.

Sexual desire is a response that originates in the hormonal and emotional systems of the body, and can vary in each one of us. Decreased sexual desire has various causes such as stress, diet, and more, Impotence, diseases, drugs (prescription and illicit), depression and anxiety can also be a reason for a lower than normal sexual drive.

There are essential oils that work on the hormonal system and raise the sexual desire. In addition to the two discussed above, Lavender, Patchouli, Jasmine and Canga Odorata also have properties that increase libido. Cardamom and Black Pepper oils are also useful, particularly for treating impotence as they increase circulation. It is very important to note, not to apply the oils directly on the genitals. It is always recommended that a consumer consult a qualified aromatherapist before buying or using essential oils.

There are also herbs that can help improve sexual arousal. Some help to increase desire and some help the physiological processes such as improving blood flow, and reducing tension and anxiety. The most well known herbs are Jasmine which affects the signal to the brain that can help inspire relaxation and romance, and Canga Odorata flowers are considered useful for increasing sexual arousal. In Indonesia the flowers of this herb are placed on the beds of newly married couples.

The correct and appropriate use of all the essential oils mentioned above is to mix a small amount of the recommended oils with a carrier oils such as almond oil, or sesame oil. A small amount would be 2 drops of the recommended essential oils in a bottle of 3oz. of carrier oil. With that oil, massage your partner gently. The touch helps to clear the mind and brings a sense of pleasure. It is also recommended that you work on the feet first because they connect us to the masculine and feminine sexual desire.

The essential oils can also travel through the scent pathways, to stimulate the brain. You can diffuse 5 drops of any of the above oils in an oil diffuser for added benefits.

It is important to ensure that you have no underlying medical condition before using any type of essential oils.

Source by Debbie Gez