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  • midlifelove 11:37 am on August 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , cholesterol, , , , hot flushes, , pomegranate, pomegranate juice, , , sexual performance, sperm quality   

    Pomegranate Juice for Better Sex 

    The Greeks credited pomegranate with aphrodisiac qualities and now modern science is discovering why.

    New studies are showing a glass of pomegranate juice every day can increase men’s sex drive, ease erectile dysfunction and even increase sperm quality.

    The purple-coloured fruit has more anti-oxidants than red wine, green tea or blueberries, and is known to have excellent anti-aging properties, with benefits for everything from wrinkle- free glowing skin to better heart and circulatory health.

    But now the free radical action of the anti-oxidants is also proving a winner for improved sexual performance.

    Pomegranates for Erectile Dysfunction

    Nearly half of the men (47%) who drank a glass of pomegranate juice a day reported they got better erections, compared with only 32% in a placebo group, in an Los Angeles based randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind, crossover pilot study.

    Researchers from The Male Clinic, Beverly Hills, and University of California, Los Angeles said the findings are very encouraging as they suggest there is a non-invasive, non-drug way to potentially alleviate an issue that affects so many men.

    “For men with ED, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise. Drinking pomegranate juice daily could be an important addition to the diet in the management of this condition,” said co-author Harin Padma-Nathan from UCLA.

    (International Journal of Impotence Research, doi: 10.1038/sj.ijir.3901570).

    The results support an earlier study also showing the long-term consumption of pomegranate juice may help combat erectile dysfunction (Journal of Urology, July 2005).

    Pomegranates for Increased Sex Drive

    In another study, researchers asked 14 couples to perform a series of tasks after drinking pomegranate, orange or cranberry juice.

    These included asking the couples to kiss and showed them images of scantily-clad models of the opposite sex. The team at Mindlabs International, at Sussex University, found the couples kissed more passionately after drinking pomegranate juice, sending their vital signs soaring. The effect was significantly more noticeable in the men.

    Pomegranates for Sperm Health

    And in another research project, seven weeks of daily pomegranate juice enhanced the quality and mobility of sperm in male rats.

    The link between the antioxidant-rich juice and male fertility could see pomegranate seen as much more than a heart healthy food, if the new results published in Clinical Nutrition can be translated to humans.

    Published online ahead of print, doi:10.1016/j.clnu.2007.12.006

    Also Good for Hot Flushes

    Pomegranate alleviates menopausal symptoms like hot flushes in mice and has been shown to reduce the risk of prostate cancer (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Sept. 26, 2005).

    It’s also been shown to help support the body’s natural defences against Alzheimer’s disease, various cancers, coronary and heart diseases, arthritis and other chronic illnesses. It reduces plaque in the arteries, and reduces “bad” and raises “good” cholesterol.

    Other research reports suggest that pomegranate juice might help reduce the risk of breast cancer.

    Herbal Answer to Erectile Dysfunction

    Pomegranate juice is just one of a number of non invasive, non drug options for erectile dysfunction. Herbs like tribulus terrestris found in Herbal Ignite can also be beneficial. For full details of this and other natural sex boosters for men’s sexual health see http://www.herbalignite.com

    • superfood_gal 1:37 pm on August 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Good post.. I was about to post on the benefits of pomegranates as well!

    • Jimbo 12:48 am on September 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I can’t wait to try this for a month. I hope it works as well as the tests have shown.

  • midlifelove 11:17 am on August 4, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Halley's Comet, , , , , sexual performance, womens libido   

    No Sex Please – We’re Married 

    no sexMany Australian men “love their partners but are permanently sexually frustrated”, believing their wives use sex to leverage power.

    That’s the conclusion drawn by Sydney adman Nigel Marsh, based on hundreds of letters he received – 700 in all – in response to his best-selling tell-all take on mid-life manhood, Fat, Forty and Fired, (Piatkus Books).

    The men who wrote to Nigel told him their wives never initiate sex. Instead, as one said, they ‘dispense’ sex. They appear to be to want to get away with as little sex as they possibly can, the husbands believed.

    “Halley’s Comet comes round more often than the circumstances being right,” says one husband quoted in Marsh’s latest book, Overworked & Underlaid, a seriously funny Guide to Life. (Allen and Unwin).

    Wives ‘Don’t Care Enough’

    The men believed their wives know their husbands aren’t satisfied with boring, grudgingly dispensed sex once every three weeks, but they’d rather not talk about it, says Marsh.

    “They know these men aren’t going to be unfaithful, so actually there is no real pressing need to do anything about it. They can just live in a permanent state of dissatisfaction…

    In summary, these men believe their wives simply don’t care enough.

    Simple Solution – Bonk More

    People are at a loss what to do, suggests Nigel Marsh, who is now Group CEO for Y&R Brands ANZ, but he’s come up with a radical suggestion “based on hundred of interviews. It’s something I’ve never seen fail. And it’s free.

    “It’s also simple to implement.

    “Bonk him more.

    “That’s it. Bonk him more.

    “Plan for there to be just a few extra ‘special cuddles’ in your life.

    “No, don’t try to arrange circumstances so you’ll want it more often – you won’t.

    “Equally, don’t try and arrange circumstances so he’ll want it less – he won’t. Just make the decision to bonk him more. Regularly.

    Sex Once a Week

    “I’m talking about, let’s say, having sex once a week. We seem to live in a society where it’s an unspeakable thought to suggest that a woman have sex with her partner when she doesn’t want to.

    “Doesn’t being part of a loving couple mean prioritising your partner’s sexual satisfaction?

    “I’ve talked to many women who’ve tried the ‘have more sex’ approach. Without exception, they’ve told me their relationship improved out of sight. They didn’t feel like prostitutes or doormats either. They just felt happier in themselves and happier as a couple.

    “It didn’t mean the other issues of their relationship went away – what it did mean was that those issues were discussed and dealt without sex being a complicating factor.

    The ‘Sex After Kids’ Thing

    It’s as if there are four levels to this whole ‘sex after kids’ thing, suggests Marsh, who was also one of the founders of the global initiative Earth Hour.

    “The first level is to simply stop having it. This is not as uncommon as you might think.

    “The second is to have it irregularly in a way that makes both partie4s feel bitter, resentful and miserable. Again, this level includes a tragically vast number.

    “The third level is for the woman to lovingly accommodate her man’s needs.  – An improvement but still not the ultimate answer.

    “The fourth is for a couple to engage in intimacy that provides physical and emotional satisfaction for both of them. That doesn’t mean shared orgasms every night. It means getting to the stage where is someone said to a couple they could not longer have sex with each other, they would both miss it.

    Getting to level four takes work that might involve disappointments, frustrations and setbacks. But promises Nigel Marsh, it will provide “a sensationally, positively, absolutely gobsmackingly wonderful return on a minimal investment.”

    Enhancing Sex for Men and Women

    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 (www.herbalignite.com) which boost both performance and libido. Herbal Ignite helps with male sexual performance and improves women’s libido, so it’s a two-for-one deal.

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

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