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  • midlifelove 6:37 am on July 30, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , evolutionary advantage of orgasm, , , Hugh Hefner, Mick Jagger, new research, Playboy magazine, rich men, Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood, sex better with rich men, The Evolution of Desire   

    Why Sex is Better With Rich Men 

    Donald TrumpWomen have more orgasms with rich men, according to new research which shows “the more desirable the mate, the greater the sexual pleasure.”

    Until now some of us may have taken consolation in the idea that the beautiful women involved in relationships with rich old men were just doing it for the lifestyle – and enduring the sex.

    Examples abound. Even in his eighties, Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy, has a succession of young girlfriends. Ronnie Wood has recently shown that it’s not only Mick Jagger among the sixtysome-thing Rolling Stones who can attract much younger women, and Donald Trump, the portly American businessman, has a wife 24 years his junior.

    Now, however, science is showing that a rich man’s money has aphrodisiac qualities as well as purchasing power. Their partners really can have it all.

    Why Do Women Have Orgasms?

    Evolutionary psychologists Dr Thomas Pollet and Professor Daniel Nettle, from the University of Newcastle, (UK) wanted to know why women had acquired the ability to have powerful orgasms. They reasoned there must be some evolutionary advantage “that serves to discriminate between males on the basis of their quality. If so, then it should be more frequent in females paired with high-quality males,” said Dr Pollet.

    Testing data gathered in one of the world’s biggest lifestyle studies, the Chinese Health and Family Life Survey, they found “increasing partner income had a highly positive effect on women’s self-reported frequency of orgasm. More desirable mates cause women to experience more orgasms.”

    Does Good Sex Build Stronger Bonds?

    This is not an effect limited to Chinese women. Previous research in Germany and America has found similar responses, reports Times Online: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article5536873.ece

    However, it begs a further question: what does an orgasm actually achieve? Why does having more of them give a woman’s genes a better chance of passing down the generations?

    David Buss, professor of psychology at the University of Texas, Austin, who raised this question in his book The Evolution of Desire, (NY Basic Books) believes female orgasms achieve several possible purposes.

    “They could promote emotional bonding with a high-quality male or they could serve as a signal that they are highly sexually satisfied, and hence unlikely to seek sex with other men,” he said. “In other words, they are saying ‘I’m extremely loyal, so you should invest in me and my children’.”

    Good Sex Doesn’t Equal Happier Life

    Here, however, a note of caution may be needed. Dr Pollet and Dr Nettle may have found women have more orgasms with rich men – but they also found no evidence that they were any happier overall.

    Meredith Small, professor of anthropology at Cornell University in New York state, suggests this discrepancy also shows the cunning of evolution. She said: “Even if a rich man is a jerk in every other way, having orgasms with him allows you to convince yourself that he is making you happy.”

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  • midlifelove 12:37 pm on July 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Aspen, Baby It's You, Carrie Fisher, Florence Greenberg, in love, , knee surgery, PDAs, Richard Perry, Robbie Robertson, Scepter Records, Shirelles, Tom Hayden   

    Jane Fonda Finds Love at 71 

    richard perry

    Gorgeous Jane Fonda is in love again – outing herself on her blog http://janefonda.com/pda/ – after she was caught in “public displays of affection” (PDAs) with music producer Richard Perry at a birthday party for legendary muso Robbie Robertson at Los Angeles’ Sunset Tower Bar.

    She’d hinted in an earlier post that she was in love; “Maybe I shouldn’t have but it’s so much fun I couldn’t resist,” she said – but she didn’t name the new man. When a TV gossip column picked up on the pair making out in a car park, Jane decided to “go public”.

    “In May I told friends I’d stop thinking about love and all the other good stuff. “That’s all over for me,” I thought. “Oh yeah…wham.”

    First Met 35 Years Ago

    Fonda says she first met Perry 35 years ago “when he gathered heavy hitters from the music industry to support my then-husband, Tom Hayden’s run for the US Senate. I danced with him in Aspen 25 years ago and didn’t see him again till a week after my knee replacement surgery in June when our mutual friend, Carrie Fisher, acted as a go-between at Richard’s request and set up a dinner.”

    Jane is supposed to be completing her next book but entertainment columns report she’s been going to all the rehearsals of Richard’s new musical “Baby It’s You” about Florence Greenberg,   Jewish housewife in New Jersey who started her own record company Scepter Records in the 1950s.

    She was the first woman to start a record company and created a long list of hits with, among other groups, the Shirelles.

    Says Jane: “It’s pretty exciting– the music I grew up with.”

    Third Act  More Fun

    Love and rehab for knee surgery have left little time for writing, so she says she’ll “just have to hole up at my ranch starting week after next and knuckle down. I guess the chapter on love etc in the third act will be more interesting now–and fun to write.”

     
  • midlifelove 11:33 am on July 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , female chauvinist pig, Jane Juska, lovers, raunchy, romantically active senior   

    Raunchy Seniors – Sex Quest at 70 

    jane JuskaShe was 66, daring enough to advertise in the New York Review of Books for “a lot of sex with a man I like” before she turned 67, and then clever enough to write an amusing behind-the-bedroom-door account of the ensuing sexual adventures , A Round-Heeled Woman: My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance, (Random House).

    A “round heeled woman” is apparently an old fashioned epithet for a woman of easy virtue, and Californian schoolteacher Jane Juska’s account of her year as an “easy” woman is honest, witty and a little sad, as she uses up income she can ill afford chasing (old) men in NY.

    Not So Pretty At Any Age

    She followed up with a sequel An Unaccompanied Woman (Random House) where the sexual bravado wore ever thinner in hopeless hankering after a much younger newly married lover and unblushing whining about her need to acquire a house from anyone, it didn’t really seem to matter who. . . Old lover or recently deceased female friend . . . Not pretty at any age.

    It seems like many younger women who accept  “raunch culture” unquestioningly,  Jane confused sexual liberation with personal empowerment. And as author Ariel Levy so intelligently argues in Female Chauvinist Pigs (Simon and Schuster) raunch culture really says more about how far women have to go than how far they have come.

    According to book blog sites Jane Juska has become “a spokesperson for the romantically active senior set,” so I wonder if she is hooking up new dates on Facebook.

    Oldies Take Over

    That’s because in the last six months Facebook users over the age of 55 have skyrocketed from 1 million to 6 million. In fact there are now more grandmas and grandpas than high school students on the social network site, with student groups declining by between 15 and 20%.

    It seems just when all the grown-ups started figuring out Facebook, the kids are deserting it in droves.

    I can see it now, a decade on from her first sexagenarian adventure, a repeat of the sex wanted ad: “BEFORE I TURN 77 – in March – I would like to have a lot of sex with a man I like. If you want to talk first, Trollope works for me.”

    Call me ageist, but is this “romantically active senior” or just plain desperate?

     
  • midlifelove 2:21 am on July 25, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: cell phone, , donuts, eating while driving, , hamburgers, soft drinks, tacos   

    Ten Most Dangerous Things To Eat While Driving 

    Eating while driving

    Eating while driving is one of the most distracting things you can do, according to a new study reported in Wired magazine’s Autopia blog http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/07/dangerous-foods/. Eighty percent of crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes involved driver distraction.

    In the interests of keeping insurance premiums down, Insurance.com has come up with a list of the 10 most dangerous things eat behind the wheel. (One accident can increase your car insurance by as much as 25 percent, so it’s worth taking a look.)

    The Top Ten Snacking ‘No-Nos’ Behind The Wheel

    1. Coffee. It’s hot. It can spill. That’s bad. That said, we’re guilty of this. So are you. Admit it.
    2. Hot soup. It’s hot. It can spill. That’s bad.
    3. Tacos. Very messy.
    4. Chilli. It’s hot. It can spill. That’s bad. And it’s very messy.
    5. Hamburgers. Greasy hands and a steering wheel do not mix.
    6. Barbecued food. Um, that should go without saying.
    7. Fried chicken. You think burgers are greasy?
    8. Jelly or cream-filled donuts. Ever bitten into one and not had it squirt all over the place?
    9. Soft drinks. Big threat of spillage, says Insurance.com, and unacceptable risk of “fizz up your nose.” Huh?
    10. Chocolate. It melts on your fingers, which makes a mess on the steering wheel.

    The Other Major Distractions

    • Using a cell phone. Calling for carry-out?
    • Reaching for a moving object. Flying French fries?
    • Looking at an object or event outside of the vehicle. Where is Starbucks?
    • Reading. Or tweeting for the closest BBQ?
    • Applying makeup. Every second counts!
     
  • midlifelove 4:08 am on July 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Barbie Not Built for Sexual Pleasure 

    barbieIf female anatomy has any role to play in a woman’s ability to get sexual satisfaction, the Barbie stereotype of tall slim and big-breasted “spells bad news for men.”

    Luckily – as author Mary Roach – relates in Bonk, The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex (WW Norton & Company, New York) researchers are still arguing about how much difference female anatomy, in this case the distance between the clitoris and vagina – makes in a woman’s ability to enjoy sex.

    It’s a line of inquiry begun by a dissatisfied Princess, the great-grand niece of Napoleon. For a passionate woman with a commanding libido, Princess Marie Bonaparte had a disappointing introduction to marriage. As she wrote in her diary, her husband Prince George of Greece consummated their wedding night relations in “a short brutal; gesture, as if forcing (himself) and apologised. “I hate it as much as you do. But we must do it if we want children.”

    Princess Marie was not satisfied – sexually or any other way – and set about a very thorough – you might say obsessive, life long investigation into female sexual pleasure.

    She became convinced the reason she could never manage orgasm during intercourse was because her clitoris was three centimetres away from her vagina. The far off placement, she decided, left her frigid, and she went as far as having it surgically moved – with disappointing results.

    Rule of Thumb

    The scientific paper she published in 1924 catalogued 243 women, measuring them with a ruler and questioning them on their sex lives. The women (21%) with the lengthiest span (longer than 2.5cm or 1 inch) were incapable of “normal voluptuous reactions.” The luckier group – some 69% of the Princess’s sample, had clitorises less than an inch distant and were almost guaranteed a voluptuous reaction from the in-and-out thrust of sex.

    The rest – 10% – fell at the 1 inch cut off point and were on the “threshold” – able to enjoy “normal voluptuous reactions” depending on their mood, their husband’s skills etc.

    “If the distance is less than your thumb, you are likely to come.”  As Mary Roach says, this catchy anatomical ditty was penned not by Princess Marie, but by Kim Wallen, Emory University professor of behavioural neuroendocrinology, where he researches the physiology of intercourse.  He was sceptical of the Princess’s statistics, but they turned out “to perfectly predict which women would have orgasms in intercourse and which wouldn’t.”

    Barbie Bad News

    Further research has indicated that shorter women with smaller breasts may have shorter distances – a statistic which “spells bad news for the stereotypical American male. The stereotypical ideal female – Barbie tall with Barbie breasts – is the one least likely to respond to a manly hammering.”

    Advises Roach: If you want to measure yourself, remember it is the distance from the clitoris to the urethra and “you can’t even see the real estate without a hand mirror. . . I recommend you do when no one is home.”

    Although the stat was originally thought to distinguish the women who were capable of vaginal orgasm, master sex researcher Alfred Kinsey had a more sensible “take” on the topic, says Roach.  While position and stimulation might make a difference, what really mattered was “one’s level of engagement with proceedings” and was not a mere matter of “anatomical relations.”

    Kinsey observed that younger women understood “active participation may contribute not only to the satisfaction which the husbands receive, but to their own satisfaction.”

    Kim Wallen agrees. His research shows “women who routinely have orgasm in intercourse without clitoral stimulation all say that it makes little difference what the guy does, as long as he doesn’t come too soon. In fact it is sometimes preferred that he just lie there and anchor the woman’s pelvis to his.”

    Apparently Princess Marie just never did get it.

     
  • midlifelove 4:11 am on July 23, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: bicycling, , , Dr Irwin Goldstein, , Kate Hudson, , , , natural herbal supplement, Olsen twins, penile numbness, , Sheryl Crow, ,   

    Lance Armstrong’s Low Libido 

    Seven times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong says he’s no sex champion – even though he’s recently announced the birth of his fourth child, son Max (“20 inches long, 7lbs 5oz, Mommy healthy and so am I”) on Twitter.

    In the three years he was “retired” from professional cycling Lance made a name for himself as a celebrity skirt chaser, leaving his wife and the mother of his three children for singer Sheryl Crow, then breaking up with her three months into their engagement to go on and date actress Kate Hudson and one of the Olsen twins, before setting up with Max’s mother Anna Hansen.

    But in an interview with the Men’s Journal he says he really doesn’t understand why chicks dig him. He says he is sure it isn’t his sex drive!

    “I had sex if I had the energy. I wasn’t one of those guys who believed in the myths about the guy losing his chi. The fact is that if you are riding your bike six, seven hours a day, you are not a sex champion. You’re just not. You have fatigue, low testosterone, and a lower libido. But you know, I never got any complaints.”

    Does Cycling Cause Impotence?

    Clearly the athlete who contested his eighth Tour de France this year and who is promising to be back in 2010 hasn’t yet been struck with the ‘cyclist’s curse’ of impotence predicted by prominent urologist Dr Irwin Goldstein in Bicycling Magazine a few years ago.

    Dr Goldstein got plenty of attention with his claim that “There are two kinds of cyclists: those who are impotent and those who will be.” The jury is still out on whether Lance has anything to worry about, because there have been no qualified or scientifically acceptable studies carried out on the link between impotence and bicycling.

    Sure, there is plenty of anecdotal and clinical evidence to confirm that long-term or endurance cycling causes numbness and discomfort in the genital region, but does that equate to long-term cycling impotence?

    A survey conducted on participants in a Norwegian endurance bike race found that 20% of the competitors reported penile numbness lasting from a few minutes to a day or more following the event and that 13% of competitors reported temporary impotence.

    Manufacturers are currently experimenting with new saddles to reduce pressure and give more support.

    Treatment for Cycling Impotence

    If you’ve noticed a decline in sexual performance – or like Lance you are feeling the effects of fatigue, low testosterone and lowered libido – there are a range of options you can consider from pharmaceuticals like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra to natural herbal supplements like Herbal Ignite (http://www.herbalignite.com) containing tribulus terrestris to boost testosterone. And in the meantime, until more hard evidence surfaces, you’ll be healthier getting on your bike and giving yourself a good cardio workout, than keeping off it because of fear of impotence.

     
  • midlifelove 4:55 am on July 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Helen Keller, Hopi Indians, , , Robert Redford, , Santa Fe, Sibylle Szaggars, Sundance   

    Redford and Fonda – Life An Adventure or Nothing 

    Jane Fonda and Robert RedfordWhat is it about turning 70?  First Robert Redford gets married at 72, and then Jane Fonda announces she’s in love again at 71, having thought “all the good stuff” was now a thing of the past.

    The two stars – each a Hollywood legend in their own lifetimes – are powerful exponents of the Helen Keller* approach: “Life at any age is either a daring adventure, or it is nothing.”

    Redford, American cinema’s “eternal, and most principled, hunk” (Time, 2001) married his partner of 13 years, German abstract artist Sibylle Szaggars (51) in her hometown of Hamburg in July.

     

    New House in Santa Fe

    Engaged in May 2008, the couple recently announced they were building a house in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and starting an initiative there to support and encourage Hispanic and Native American film makers. It’s obviously a passion they share.

    On her website http://www.sibylleszaggars.com/index.html Sibylle records how her interest in old cultures and traditions led her live with Hopi Indians in Arizona after she moved to the US from London in the late 80’s. She said was “deeply touched by the Native Americans spiritual connectedness with life, the land and the world,” and developed large paintings inspired by the connection.

    In the 1990s after moving to Sundance, Utah, she met Redford and her artistic focus turned to “impending issues of extinction and environmental protection,” she says.

    Fresh New and Exciting

    In the new programme, veteran film directors, producers, actors and writers will work with Hispanic and Native American filmmakers in a series of labs which will be an independent offshoot of Redford’s famous Sundance Institute, he says. The goal is to help bring out under-represented voices of our society.

    Redford says he has been drawn to Hispanic cultures for years. He traces that appreciation to growing up as Anglo in a primarily Hispanic neighbourhood in Los Angeles. It grew when he worked on the 1988 hit film Milagro Beanfield War, which was filmed in New Mexico.

    Redford has decided to build his new home near the tiny village of Tesuque, just north of Santa Fe. The Sundance offshoot will be headquartered at Los Luceros, a historic hacienda and ranch between Santa Fe and Taos.

    “The exciting thing about this is that it’s basically a startup program,” Redford stated. “It’s fresh. It’s new. That excites me.”

    * (Keller, the deaf blind activist who inspired Oscar winning 1962 movie The Miracle Worker, was one of Gallup’s Most Admired People of the 20th Century)

     
  • midlifelove 4:17 am on July 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    Coffee – the New Answer to a Low Sperm Count? 

    Drinking coffee – anything from one to six cups a day – will do wonders for the speed with which sperm move on the way to their target, according to a Brazilian study which claims caffeine offers promise as a male infertility treatment.

    The results  – measured in sperm motility, concentration and hormone levels  – were the same whether men were classified as mild coffee drinkers (one and three cups a day), moderate (four to six cups), or heavy (over six cups), according to University of Sao Paulo researcher Fabio Pasqualotto.

    “It seems that coffee is not always bad for your health, it may, in fact, increase you sperm motility and your rates in getting your wife pregnant,” he said.

    Or Maybe Not?

    But before you rush out for an Expresso, take a moment to consider the possibility that three cups a day or more may also cause DNA damage that can lead to birth defects, miscarriage, cancer and genetic defects.

    One study showed that sperm count, motility and abnormalities increased with the number of cups of coffee drank in a day.

    Although age did also affect sperm quality, the scientists at Bradford University and the University of California, Berkeley concluded that “independent of age, men with substantial daily caffeine consumption have increased sperm DNA damage.”

    Modern Life Hard on Sperm
    It’s not certain how the DNA damage happens.  Modern life is making it tough for sperm to flourish, and younger men are not as fertile as their fathers. Men’s sperm count has declined worldwide by 40% over the past 50 years.

    Scientists believe stress and pollutants have affected the quantity of sperm produced, along with taking anti-depressants, over use of mobile phones, wearing tight jeans, and sitting for long hours at a desk job or with a laptop on the lap.

    Marijuana Bad for Sperm

    If caffeine is good for sperm, it’s the only drug that is.  Smoking marijuana appears to be bad for sperm and can reduce fertility.

    Scientists at Buffalo University found regular smokers had significantly less seminal fluid, and a lower sperm count.

    Instead of making sperm slow down and relax, marijuana makes them peak too early: they swim too fast and too soon – they literally burn out before they reach the egg.

    Tobacco has no effect on sperm quality but can lead to erectile dysfunction, the same research found.

     
  • midlifelove 2:38 am on July 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Criminal Intent, Genna Davis, hoax death, Independence Day, Jeff Goldblum, Jurassic Park, Laura Dern, Lost, , Richard Wilkins Channel 9, sexual prowess, Tania Raymonde, The Colbert Report, The Sydney Morning Herald, Today Show, , Tom Hanks, Twitter   

    Hoax Death Makes Jeff Goldblum Sexy 

    Jeff GoldblumActor Jeff Goldblum is getting a lot of mileage out of false reports of his premature death – and sneakily boosting his sexual prowess as he does it. Even TV cop show Law and Order: Criminal Intent, which he joined late last year, is capitalising on the attention.

    First Goldblum mocked Australian Channel Nine’s Today show reporter Richard Wilkins – who picked the false report up off Twitter and gave it “legitimate” news status – on The Colbert Report.

    The result – as the Sydney Morning Herald reported in a “most read” news item – was a “glorious” send up, with 56-year-old Goldblum slyly hyping his lover-boy status in his eulogy to himself.

    “Amazing in Bed”

    “Jeff Goldblum’s performances combined the muscularity of Brando, the pathos of Streep, and the musky sensuality of a pride of baboons,” he rhapsodised.

    “One former conquest raved that sleeping with Jeff Goldblum was like ‘being caught in a flesh-storm, with a 90 per cent chance of satisfaction’.

    “I cannot overstate how amazing Jeff Goldblum was in bed.”

    Then last weekend he followed that up with a promo for Law and Order: Criminal Intent, replaying a fake death news clip and commenting with a wink that “you can’t believe anything young people say.”

    Unlikely Sex Symbol

    Celebrity gossip sites report the former Jurassic Park and Independence Day star – whose previous partners include actresses Laura Dern and Geena Davis (his wife from 1987 – 90) – has found new love with former Lost actress Tania Raymonde, (21), so maybe the boasting about his winning bedside manner is justified.

    Tall, gangly, and oddly handsome, he’s an unlikely sex symbol who appeals to women fond of eccentric intellectual types.

    Scotsman Claims Responsibility
    The Twitter death report was apparently generated through the same fake news generator site fakeawish.com that erroneously reported on the deaths in New Zealand of Tom Hanks (in 2006) and Tom Cruise (in 2008).

    Blogger John Skelton – who claims to be an Aberdeen (UK) based multimedia developer – says he started the hoax as a practical joke intended for just two friends. (http://johnskelton.blogspot.com/2009/06/great-jeff-goldblum-twitter-hoax.html).

    Fakeawish.com allows users to plug a celebrity’s name into made-up stories. A top option on the site is to plug a male celebrity’s name into a “dies in New Zealand” article.

    John Skelton claimed he chose Jeff Goldblum because “he seems like the kind of actor someone would have a strong emotional response to. I had considered using Bill Murray but for some reason didn’t feel it would have the same impact.”

    At the height of its popularity the Goldblum item was the second most searched term on Google and Twitter after ‘Michael Jackson Dead.’ The Google trends show that it was the 4th most popular search phrase overall on the 25th June. – Top Google Trends for 25th June

    Want to be “Amazing in Bed?”

    If you’re feeling more dead than alive on the sexual front, don’t put off facing up to the premature demise of your love life. Help is available in a range of therapeutic treatments, from pharmaceuticals like Viagra and Cialis to natural herbal supplements like Herbal Ignite which boost both performance and libido.

     
  • midlifelove 3:08 am on July 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: andrology, anecdotal, better mood, , china, diabetic, , , , gmp, heart rate, less fatigue, , metabolism, nitric oxide, oxygen, penile, , stimulate nerve ending   

    Caffeine and Your Sex Life 

    love coffeeWe drink around 4.4kgs each of it a year – that’s around 3 cups a day – and at those levels your mid morning coffee break is probably good for your health.

    It stimulates the nerve endings so gives a better mood, less fatigue, clearer thinking and better attention. Your metabolism speeds up, heart rate increases, bringing more oxygen to the muscles and generating more energy.

    But what about your sex life? There’s a confusing range of opinion about the impact caffeine has on sexual performance, from anecdotal forum comment from men saying they notice a distinct improvement when they drink less coffee, to recent research indicating  that for diabetic men in particular, a daily cup of coffee or two can improve sex by making diabetic medicines work more effectively.

    The secret it seems is in the level of consumption – below five cups a day it can be beneficial. Down five or more cups a day and you’ll be in danger of putting your sex life into reverse.

    Coffee for Diabetic Men’s Sex Lives

    Erectile dysfunction (ED) impacts between 35 to 75% of all male diabetic patients, three times the amount reported in non-diabetic males.

    While medications have been developed for ED, diabetic ED remains difficult to treat and no single treatment has proven effective for all diabetic men with ED.

    But a new joint Chinese-American study showing caffeine reversed ED in diabetic rats is giving new hope for a better love life for diabetic men.

    How Coffee Helped Improve Sex

    Erections are created by blood flow to the penis, and are dependent on what scientists refer to as the “NOcGMP pathway” (the Nitric Oxide pathway). In diabetic men, relaxation of penile arteries – allowing blood flow – is severely constricted.

    ED has most often been treated with medicines that act as inhibitors to prevent constriction, and because caffeine is a non-selective inhibitor, scientists in this study hypothesized that caffeine could help elevate cGMP and reduce constriction.

    Diabetic rats given caffeine for 8 weeks enjoy partially restored erectile function, and scientists predict a combination of caffeine and medication offers future treatment hopes.

    As a result of the study, the scientists gave a big tick to moderate coffee consumption – but warned that high levels (500mg – or more than five cups a day) could have negative effects such as impaired sleep and increased anxiety, both well-known factors in ED.

    Herbs for Sexual Performance

    Coffee is not the only natural stimulant which effects constriction and relaxation of blood supply to the penis. The so-called PDE-5 inhibitors – found in herbs like horny goat weed – operate in a similar way. Some herbal treatments for erectile dysfunction like Herbal Ignite contain horny goat weed as part of their formula. Etc etc – Sam can you improve this a bit?

    “Effect of Caffeine on Erectile Function Via Up-Regulating Cavernous cGMP in Diabetic Rats” appeared in the April 17, 2008 edition of the Journal of Andrology, published by the Department of Urology, Affiliated Drum Tower Hospital, Nanjing University, School of Medicine, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China ,and the University of Texas Medical School’s Department of Urology and MD. Anderson Cancer Center, both in Houston. Contributors included Run Wang, MD, FACS and Yutian Dai, MD, PhD with Rong Yang, Jiuling Wang, Yun Chen, and Zeyu, Sun.

     
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