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Few Ways to Make Sex Last Longer

There are a lot of men who are wondering how they can extend the time of the sexual intercourse. The answer is actually really simple – through practicing some exercises and learning few techniques.

A lot of articles deal with premature ejaculation, but very few focus on extending the normal sexual intercourse. Many men feel uncomfortable because they want their sex to last longer but they can’t find a way to postpone the ejaculation for some period. It is important to be aware that the key factor for making your sex last longer is in your head. The more you are worried the worse results in your bed you will have. Having a partner that constantly makes pressure about the duration of sex can also worsen the situation. If you want to improve and extend your sex, both of you should be patient, careful and optimistic. There are many ways to extend your intercourse and one of the most important thing sis to known your own body and the way it is functioning. Once you master that, your intercourse will be much better. Now let’s see some of the ways that can help you extend your sex.

First of all, try to stimulate your penis to the point where you start to feel that ejaculation is about to happen. In that moment stop the stimulation or even pull out the penis from the vagina and keep it outside until your sexual desire decreases. You can do this several times during one intercourse. After few weeks you will feel the results – you will last longer and you won’t need to practice this technique. Of course, your partner should be aware before you start using this technique because the sudden stop in the intercourse can be unpleasant. Once you explain the benefits she will surely support you.

Another similar method has proven to be effective too. Right before you feel that you are about to ejaculate squeeze your penis. Use the thumb under the glans penis and use the index finger to hold the glans penis. Remember to make a firm grip. The best thing to do is to focus on squeezing the urethra which passes along the penis.

Although condoms are usually used for prevention of unwanted pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases, condoms can also be used to gain endurance during sexual intercourse. Using a thicker condom will additionally decrease the sensitivity of your penis during the intercourse.

Masturbation is another great way to improve sexual endurance and decrease sexual tension. With more frequent masturbation you can develop a routine that can lead to extended sexual intercourse. You can also stop masturbating before ejaculation if you want to get better results.

Just like masturbation, using sex toys can make you feel more resistant to sexual stimulation. There are many different types of sex toys on the market and the most efficient ones are the so-called sexual stimulators. You can also use a sex toy during sex especially in the periods when you feel that you can’t stop ejaculation any longer.

Health Benefits of Having Sex

Sex no doubt brings pleasure to your senses and helps in lighting up your mood. It has a positive effect on your thinking; these facts are known to all. Any person who is familiar with sexual relationships in life will know these facts buy personal experience. But did any one of you know that sex can benefit your health in certain surprising ways. Since sex involves physical implementation therefore, your body will experience a stimulation resulting in a positive effect on you.

Sex intensifies the immune system

According to renowned sex experts, people who are sexually active tend to have comparatively fewer sick leave. Though you will have to follow a disciplines life to maintain a healthy immune system but still then, having sex at regular interval will help you develop an even stronger immune system. Having sex enriches the body with higher level of antibody, protecting your body against the attacks of the diseases causing germs and viruses. According to a study conducted on Wilkes University of Pennsylvania, students having sex, twice or thrice within a week haven proved to be more immune compared to those who have lesser number of sexual experiences within a week.

Increases libido

If you are experiencing problems of lower libido then, have sex often can help you solve your problem. Once you start having sex, you will come up with ideas of having better sex, which will positively help in boosting your libido. Most of the doctors and sexologists will agree on this method. In case of the women who are suffering from the problem of lower libido, sex will increase the lubrication of the vagina, the blood flow in the pelvic muscles will also be increased thereby making you feel sex better, and which will leave you with craving for more sex every time.

Intensifies bladder controlling in women

According to study, three out of every ten women will suffer from uncontrolled bladder at some point of life. Having orgasm during sex causes contraction and expansion of the pelvic muscles, acting as a work out to strengthen the pelvic floor, thereby helping in keeping the bladder in control.

Keeps blood pressure under control

Having sex helps in controlling the blood pressure. Many of the researches conducted on the patients suffering from high blood pressure have proven this fact. Having sex often controls the systolic blood pressure that is the first number in any blood pressure test report.

Good form of exercise

Most of the physicians consider sex as a helpful type of exercise. Though it would not help you in losing calories like the one that you can do though a treadmill, but sill a considerable amount of calorie can be burnt by this physical pleasure. While having sex you will be able to lose five calories per minute, it also helps you in pumping more blood to your heart. Moreover having sex increases the estrogen and testosterone levels in the body that helps in controlling diseases like osteoporosis and lowers risks of heart attack.

Sexual problems and Depression- some of the most common issues

There are a number of people who are experiencing sexual problems these days. And many get depressed also because of this. Sex is the need of every person on this earth. It is inevitable to get depressed, if this need is not fulfilled due to some clinical reason. Erectile dysfunction (ED) or failure to have an orgasm often causes depression. But there is no need to worry, as doctors have a solution now to deal with sexual problems which lead to depression in persons.

How exactly sexual problems are related to depression?

There is a strong connection between depression and sexual problems. Any human being can get depressed if any desire in his brain in not fulfilled.  Sexual desire is a very strong desire of this sensitive organ. According to a scientific study, Sexual need has its roots in brain as it contains special chemicals called neurotransmitters.  These chemicals are responsible for transmitting the sexual desire from brain cells to sex organs. When our mood is disturbed and we feel down, these chemicals in brain get imbalanced. People who are an easy victim of depression have a very low level of sexual desire as the brain chemicals do not work properly and their brain is always busy in worrying about something.

Are sexual problems caused by antidepressants?

Many depression patients consume antidepressants which can boost up their mood and reduce their depression level. But there are some antidepressants like the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) which have many unwanted side effects related to sexual problems.

Antidepressants actually help brain chemicals in regaining balance so that the person’s mood gets boosted up. The brain chemicals which are altered by Antidepressants are, also responsible for inculcating sexual desire in brain. The level of sexual response gets modified because of Antidepressants, leading to sexual dysfunction. These sexual side effects can increase with increased dosage of antidepressants.

Sexual side effects caused by antidepressants

There are many sexual side effects associated with antidepressants. One is declination in the enjoyment level of sex in persons. A person consuming an antidepressant medication may not enjoy sex or may not be an initiator in a sexual activity. An antidepressant can cause erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. Antidepressants can eventually decrease sexual desire in a person. A person may not be able to achieve an orgasm because of antidepressant consumption.

Treatment for sexual problems caused by depression

Although, a person on antidepressant medication suffers a lot of sexual side effects, but there are many solutions to minimize the sexual side effects of these antidepressant medicines without compromising their natural dosage. You may request your doctor to prescribe you some newer antidepressants that may not hamper the orgasm production and may not cause much sexual side effects.

It is important that your doctor should know that the antidepressant is causing a sexual problem, and then only he can find ways to diminish such side effects. You must communicate clearly with both your partner and doctor regarding sexual side effects.

Few Amazing Healing Effects of Regular Sex

Thanks to the modern medical studies people have the opportunity to find out all the healing effects that sex brings. Although some of these effects were known from ancient times, so far there weren’t any scientific evidence about them.

With the process of aging comes an increased risk of different types of illnesses and diseases. Luckily, there is a completely natural and enjoyable way to avoid these things and that’s regular sex (at least once a week). Sexual intercourses have beneficial impact on both physical and psychological health.

For example, regular sexual intercourses have been proven to increase the levels of immunoglobins in our system for 20 to even 30%. These Y-shaped proteins are responsible for the proper functioning of our immune system. You can compare these increased levels of the protein with taking additional amounts of C vitamin, only this time you are responsible for its production in your own body by having sex.

You have probably heard that sex is a good calorie burner. According to some statistics, one minute of sex burns around four calories. Of course the amount of burnt calories depends on the intensity and duration of your sexual intercourse. Instead of visiting your local gym or maybe as an addition to your training sessions you can always practice sex with your partner. In this way you will be both be happier and thinner.

Many people, especially women are taking care about their appearance by using various beauty care products. Skin care products are especially useful. These women will find the following fact really interesting. According to a recent research (performed by Royal Edinburgh Hospital) regular sex affects the skin a very positive way. The skin appears more smooth and younger in those women who practice sex more than once a week. The reason behind this occurrence lies on a micro level. During sex the level of estrogen hormone is increased which results in glowing hair and elastic skin.

Although many people avoid sex when they are suffering from a migraine, the truth is that sex can relieve that pain. Sexual activity is directly linked with the increase of corticosteroids and endorphin in our body. These substances are dealing with our reactions to stress, transfer of carbohydrates and proteins in the body, balance of electrolytes in our blood and even our mood. This means that the increased amount of these substances during sex is beneficial for you in every possible way.

Regular sex can be helpful with the menstrual period too. Regular sex that is performed before and after the menstrual period results in more precise and less painful menstrual cycle.

Older people usually have trouble when it comes to urination because the bladder muscles are not that strong and they often have to urinate immediately. Regular sex is a good training for these muscles. In this way even older people can control their urination habit and frequency.

These are some of the reasons why all of us should practice regular sex and we are sure that there are many more that will be scientifically proven in the future.

How to have great sex

In some cases, people have all the necessary things for great sex – they are alone, have pleasant music in the background and they just had a light dinner with a bottle of wine but it looks like there is no eruption of passion. What does this mean?

There is no need to panic because of that because maybe this is a period (a day or a week and in some cases a whole month) when you or your partner don’t care about having sex. This has nothing to do with love, you or your partner just doesn’t want to have sex and that’s completely normal. However if this situation lasts for a longer period, few months, it’s time for some action.

Many experts in this field say that we should not pay attention to the sex that’s described in the media because that sex appears to be perfect. Everyone is always in the mood for sex and they reach orgasms without a problem. Many people watch that and think that there is something wrong with them or their partner. Never compare your sex life with the sex life presented in the media. We all witness incredible and passionate sex but we can rarely see a movie or TV show where some of the partners has a bad breath or maybe some stomach problems and this is something that can happen to anyone. Sex in the real world is far from ideal and doesn’t always end with an unforgettable orgasm. But don’t worry, sex is more than an orgasm, sex also includes foreplay and the moments when you site with your partner after the sex act is finished and you bond even more together. If you think that your sex life is bad there are few things that you can do.

Even if the other aspects of the relationship are perfect, that doesn’t mean that the partners will be sexually compatible. Some of them needs more intimate moments, some of the partner might want more frequent sex etc. It’s so much easier at the beginning when there is more energy and passion but overtime that passion is lowered which is once again completely normal. One of the things that can help in situations like that is communication. Not all of us feel comfortable talking about sex. Some of them fear that they could hurt their partner’s feelings. However, it’s better to talk than to remain silent and let the problems pile. Of course, always be careful about what you say, for example think about the things that you would like to experience instead of things that you didn’t like when you had sex for the last time. Start conversations and see what happens in the next period.

If communication doesn’t change anything, you should try some changes in the sexual act. Try different positions, change the environment, and spice up things!

If you and your partner are both physically and mentally healthy individuals who care for each other you will definitely find a solution for your sexual life. You will have better sex only if you want to and by regular practice you will achieve perfection.

Erectile dysfunctions and medical examination

A lot of men that have certain erectile dysfunctions are afraid to go to a doctor because they feel embarrassed and some of them even feel scared because they don’t know how the medical examination looks like. There is nothing embarrassing with having some kind of erectile dysfunction and there are doctors specialized in this field. When it comes to the medical examination there are few things that are performed on every patient so once you read about them you will feel more comfortable before visiting your doctor.

Erectile dysfunctions can hurt the self-esteem in men. The fact that the only way to diagnose and start treating those dysfunctions is by visiting a doctor can cause additional stress. Sitting in the hospital, uncomfortable examination, medical equipment, injections, being hospitalized are all things that can create additional stress in an already frightened man. But this is only one way to look at these things. The diagnosis and the process of healing can progress without stress, especially in cases when you know what to expect. If you are suffering from some kind of erectile dysfunction you must talk with your partner first because this type of condition can cause a lot of problems. Every woman would be concerned if her partner stops having sex with her without explanation. After that you should go to a doctor.

Once you are at your doctor’s office you must be prepared to tell everything to him without using complicated words. You must be completely honest. The doctor will ask you questions that can be very intimate and related to the course of the illness up to that date, taking drugs, your sexual life, when did you notice the first problems, how is your erection functioning, how long does it last and some similar questions. All these questions are necessary in order to set the right diagnosis. After this verbal communication, the doctor will examine you physically. The doctor will look for any unusual signs in your physical appearance. For example, increased breasts indicate hormonal imbalance. Of course, your testicles and penis will be thoroughly examined. Different signs can indicate different conditions. Curvature of the penis indicates the presence of Peyronie’s disease. The insensitivity of the glans penis usually means nerve injury. The doctor will also take some blood and examine it, focusing on the amount of fat, creatinine and liver enzymes and in cases of hormonal imbalance he will check the testosterone levels too. He will also take a sample of your urine.

Another set of tests tries to determine whether the erectile dysfunctions are related to some psychological problems. For example if you are having nocturnal erections this is almost always linked with some sort of psychological problems because the blood flow in your penis is obviously normal. Today there are sophisticated scanners used in the hospital but you can also use them at home while you are sleeping in order to determine if you have nocturnal erections.

After the diagnosis is set, the doctor will select the appropriate treatment for you.

Sexual problems and Depression- some of the most common issues

There are a number of people who are experiencing sexual problems these days. And many get depressed also because of this. Sex is the need of every person on this earth. It is inevitable to get depressed, if this need is not fulfilled due to some clinical reason. Erectile dysfunction (ED) or failure to have an orgasm often causes depression. But there is no need to worry, as doctors have a solution now to deal with sexual problems which lead to depression in persons.

How exactly sexual problems are related to depression?

There is a strong connection between depression and sexual problems. Any human being can get depressed if any desire in his brain in not fulfilled.  Sexual desire is a very strong desire of this sensitive organ. According to a scientific study, Sexual need has its roots in brain as it contains special chemicals called neurotransmitters.  These chemicals are responsible for transmitting the sexual desire from brain cells to sex organs. When our mood is disturbed and we feel down, these chemicals in brain get imbalanced. People who are an easy victim of depression have a very low level of sexual desire as the brain chemicals do not work properly and their brain is always busy in worrying about something.

Are sexual problems caused by antidepressants?

Many depression patients consume antidepressants which can boost up their mood and reduce their depression level. But there are some antidepressants like the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) which have many unwanted side effects related to sexual problems.

Antidepressants actually help brain chemicals in regaining balance so that the person’s mood gets boosted up. The brain chemicals which are altered by Antidepressants are, also responsible for inculcating sexual desire in brain. The level of sexual response gets modified because of Antidepressants, leading to sexual dysfunction. These sexual side effects can increase with increased dosage of antidepressants.

Sexual side effects caused by antidepressants

There are many sexual side effects associated with antidepressants. One is declination in the enjoyment level of sex in persons. A person consuming an antidepressant medication may not enjoy sex or may not be an initiator in a sexual activity. An antidepressant can cause erectile dysfunction (ED) in men. Antidepressants can eventually decrease sexual desire in a person. A person may not be able to achieve an orgasm because of antidepressant consumption.

Treatment for sexual problems caused by depression

Although, a person on antidepressant medication suffers a lot of sexual side effects, but there are many solutions to minimize the sexual side effects of these antidepressant medicines without compromising their natural dosage. You may request your doctor to prescribe you some newer antidepressants that may not hamper the orgasm production and may not cause much sexual side effects.

It is important that your doctor should know that the antidepressant is causing a sexual problem, and then only he can find ways to diminish such side effects. You must communicate clearly with both your partner and doctor regarding sexual side effects.

Excessive vaginal wetness

When it comes to vaginas and moisture, we usually talk about vaginal dryness. However, there are cases when women have to deal with excessive vaginal wetness a situation that brings a lot of unpleasant situations.

Vaginal dryness usually causes painful sex because the skin of the vagina and the penis can suffer from bruises and tissue damage. That’s why partners are usually excited when they notice that the vagina is wet. But just like any other excessive thing too much wetness can cause problems. Too much natural wetness can lower the pleasure in both partners. The walls of the vagina may get so wet that there is no rubbing/friction. This is a huge problem for men too because they have the feeling like the penis is swimming inside the vagina and don’t feel any pressure at all. There is an optimal level of friction, which is necessary for sexual pleasure in both partners. Of course, the partners can always divert the sexual intercourse from the vagina to the clitoris. This also means that the woman should find another way to please her partner. Some partners find this solution unacceptable while others see this only as a temporary solution because nothing compares to vaginal intercourse.

In cases when excessive vaginal wetness is caused by some medical condition the solution may be a surgery. Since this is the most radical solution it’s always better to try some other solutions first like vaginal laser therapy (known for reducing the wetness in many cases), electro-stimulation, vaginal freezing therapy and magnetic therapy. Keep in mind that some of these therapies can be painful, expensive and that they don’t guarantee any results.

According to some doctors anything that dries the mouth should act in the same way when it comes to vagina too (antihistamines, alcohol, cigarettes etc.) so it’s wise to avoid these things. Don’t forget that kissing with a dry mouth is not the most pleasant thing that you can do to start foreplay. You can always choose condoms in different shapes (wrinkled). Although they don’t affect the wetness, they can help both partners feel the penetration of the penis into the vagina. But don’t overuse this type of penis because after a while the vagina might become less sensitive.

In the past women that had such problem used towels to wipe the vagina before they have a sexual intercourse. Although this is an effective method, it’s really unpleasant and it can kill the passion. Some women use hair dryers and certain tablets, but all these things act only as temporary solutions. Vaginal muscles training is always a good idea because they can increase the sensitivity during sex and make the vagina appear tighter – something that suits both partners in situations like these. All these methods are not scientifically proven but they can give you some ideas about how to deal with this problem.

If the problem doesn’t go away and you just can’t live with it, you can always visit a doctor and seek for help. Excessive vaginal wetness is a complicated problem and there is no permanent solution for it, but your gynecologist can certainly help you ease this problem.

Sex after Menopause

A lot of people are wondering if menopause is the last stage in a woman’s active sexual life. The answer is clear – certainly not.

Many people, including both men and women, are convinced that over time, when a woman enters menopause (the period when het fertile age is finished) her ability to enjoy sex is finished too. This of course is completely wrong. Furthermore, there are cases when women in this period of life enjoy sex even more because they are feeling more relaxed knowing that they should not worry about getting pregnant and because of the constant fear that someone might interrupt their sex act. Their children are probably grown and they’ve left the house a long time ago. Although there are some specific changes in the body of a woman in this period that may lower the sex drive, those changes are not the only reason for lower libido. This sex drive can be reduced because of some medications, diseases, and the level of stress that usually comes during this period and possibly because of the lowered self-confidence.

During menopause the body produces lower amounts of estrogen, female hormone and some people believe that this is the main reason for the decreased sex drive. However, many studies have shown that this is not the case. The main factors that cause decreased sex drive are actually linked with the attitude of some women toward their sexuality and their general health. The decline estrogen levels is certainly not the key factor for reduced sex drive and during these studies researchers have found out a really interesting fact – only women who expected that menopause will cause decreased sex drive after menopause feel that decreased sex drive. This means that this problem is linked with psychology too. If a woman has a positive attitude toward sexuality she certainly won’t notice the reduced production of estrogen in her body.

Many women during menopause start taking testosterone. This steroid hormone from the androgen group can be purchased only with prescription. With the help of testosterone women are able to ease some of the menopause symptoms like well known heat waves and night sweating. However, this is not the only benefit of using testosterone. Thanks to testosterone, women can increase their energy levels, improve their overall condition and most importantly increase their sex drive. But besides the positive effects taking testosterone brings some risks too. Probably the biggest danger is developing of breast cancer and although these cases are rare you should be careful with the dosage and follow the instructions.

Having all these things in mind, it’s not wrong to say that there is no general rule when it comes to menopause and sex drive. There is no proven link between menopause and decreased libido and most likely this is a consequence of some other factors and not the changes that occur in the body during menopause. Finally, there is no reason why women should not enjoy sex when they are mature.

Recognizing the First Signs of Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be recognized even in the earliest stage if you know some of the signs. It is very important to find out if you are pregnant because this state requires special regime (diet, physical activity etc.)

Those who practice unprotected sex should be aware that there is a relatively high possibility that they can conceive a baby even if the male partner pulls out (pull out method) the penis before he reaches an orgasm (ejaculation). Of course, the most obvious sign that a woman is pregnant is the absence of the menstrual period or some irregularity during the menstrual period – short and weak bleeding. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the woman who is experiencing these things is necessarily pregnant thus there is no room for panic. Absence or weak menstrual period can be caused by many things such as stress, unhealthy diet, excessive physical activity, certain types of birth control pills etc.

Besides absence of menstrual bleeding there are few other signs that you need to e aware of if you think that you may be pregnant. For example, unexplained fatigue is a common condition in the early stage of pregnancy. This fatigue can also lead to fainting and feeling of dizziness. Some of the physical changes can cause pain in the back and headaches. Pain in the back is something that can occur during the whole pregnancy while headaches are result of the hormonal changes. Another physical change happens in the breasts. The breasts during early pregnancy are usually very sensitive and they can even change their physical appearance (the nipples can appear darker). Some women describe this condition as a feeling that their breasts are heavier. Another common sign of early pregnancy is the well known morning sickness. Despite the words used to describe this phenomenon these sicknesses can happen throughout the whole day. Women during this period are more sensitive to smell and flavor and any specific aroma can cause sickness. Frequent urination is another common sign as well as cramps in the abdominal area. Finally, during this period women experience not only physical changes but psychological changes too. Something that happens often is mood swings. Although they are a sign of premenstrual syndrome, similar behavior can be noticed in early pregnancy too.

All these signs can point to pregnancy. If you have only one of these signs or even more of these signs that suggest that you might be pregnant, it is time to take a pregnancy test. These tests are usually reliable. If you want to get the best results wait for one week so that the level of hormones is increased and the test will be more precise. Even if the test indicates a negative result that doesn’t mean that you are not pregnant. These tests are correct in most cases but exceptions are possible. That’s why it’s best to take another test few days later if the period is still absent. If the test shows a positive result visit your gynecologist.