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Sexual Health Facts about the Female Anatomy – Just for Men

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Boobies. Ta-Tas. Milk-makers. Fun bags. Whatever a guy likes to call them, the female breasts are a source of endless fascination to most men. Whether a guy has seen no breasts at all yet, or has had the privilege of being introduced to many, he doesn’t actually own the equipment himself, so this part of the female anatomy surely holds some mystery to him. Here are 7 facts guys are wondering about their girl’s girls and overall sexual health, as well as a thing or two about keeping his own equipment in top condition. After all, a healthy penis is important for a healthy sex life.

1. What is the average size? Of course there is a wide variation ranging from women who are a petite size AA, all the way to a buxom FF and beyond! The average breast size fills out a B or a C cup in a bra and weighs about 1.5 pound each, though woman with denser breast tissue may tip the scales a bit higher in the boob department.

2. Do fake boobs feel different? Yes. While some types of implants may have a more realistic feeling than others, most men state they can tell the falsies from the real deal. (Incidentally, most women notice a decrease in sensitivity after the surgery – something to consider if a woman is contemplating implants)

3. Don’t touch please! Guys may wonder why sometimes a girl swats his hand away like it’s going to bite her when he reaches for the goods. Simple answer: sometimes the boobs hurt! When a woman is coming up on her period, is pregnant, or often right after sex, the entire breast – and especially the nipple area – may become hypersensitive and painful. So if she is saying no touch, a guy better listen to her or risk getting slapped!

4. No two woman’s nipples are alike – Sort of like a snowflake that resides on the breast, there are a wide variety of nipple shapes, colors, sizes and textures. But hey, isn’t that half the fun?

5. Which is more sensitive: Leftie or righty? It turns out that more women do find their left nipple to be super charged in terms of erotic sensitivity, though this is not a hard and fast rule. Don’t be afraid to ask her which one feels better; she may well have a favorite!

6. Some nipples are “innies” – What guy, as a kid, didn’t lift up his shirt to compare belly buttons with his friend’s in the debate between “innies” and “outies?” Nipples can behave in much the same way. Though an “outie” is the standard most men are accustomed to, nipples are sometimes inverted, giving them an “innie” appearance. Luckily, it’s no big deal and they still have the same sensations as their erect counterparts.

7. Is there such a thing as a boob-gasm? Actually, yes. While not all women can hit the high notes from nipple stimulation alone, some women can orgasm from the right amount and type of nipple play. Talk about making a guy’s job easier!

Improving Sexual Health

When a guy is lucky enough to get a close-up view of the female breasts, chances are that things are about to go even further. Therefore, it is essential to be on top of the penis care routine to make sure everything is in working order. Just as women have to take care of their breasts with monthly self-exams for breast cancer, men should also be conducting a monthly testicular self-exam to make sure everything is staying on the up and up. Gently palpating the groin area – especially the scrotum – in search of unusual lumps and bumps can save a man’s life. In addition to monthly exams, men should also be engaging in daily self-care of the penis by using a penis health cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil), which can be applied immediately after the shower for best results. A health lotion containing alpha lipoic acid, among other penis nutrients, can help fight free radicals in the body which contribute both to penis aging and wrinkling and to more serious conditions like cancer. Remember, a healthy penis is the foundation of a healthy sex life.

Visit www.man1health.com for more information about treating common penis health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of penis sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men’s health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.

Sexual Health 101 – Need-to-Know Facts about Protection and Birth Control

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A woman in Abu Nashab Salama, North Darfur, Sudan. Officers from the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), together with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and World Health Organization (WHO), went on a one-day mission to Abu Nashab Salama, an area with some 2000 inhabitants that has seen several clashes between warring factions.
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Many guys take a don’t ask don’t tell approach to contraception and birth control, and — apart from the good old condom — probably wouldn’t be able to identify other types of birth control if they were looking right at them. Whether a guy is a novice in terms of sexual health or just needs a quick refresher on the different options, here is an overview of the most common types of contraception available. Every guy needs to be educated so he knows best how to protect his sexual health and the health of his penis.

Barrier Methods:
This category of contraception does just what it says; creates a barrier to prevent sperm entering the uterus. Unlike hormonal methods, these have no lasting effects and must be put in place every time.

* Condoms: The most common barrier method, a condom fits snugly over the penis and collects sperm. These are 99% effective in protecting against pregnancy and – equally importantly – any sexual infections when used properly.

* Female condoms: Similar to male condoms, female condoms are inserted into the vagina. They are single use and should be disposed of after sex. Male and female condoms should never be used together as they may slip, tear and render each other in effective.

* Diaphragms: A flexible latex or rubber cup that the woman inserts into the vagina before sex to block sperm from entering the uterus. A woman must be fitted for a diaphragm by her doctor, and it must remain in place for several hours after sex.

* Cervical caps: A smaller and more rigid version of a diaphragm that is inserted into the vagina before sex; also remains in place for several hours post-action.

* Contraceptive sponges: A small, foam sponge that is spermicide-filled. It is inserted into the vagina, and both blocks the sperm from entering the uterus and kills sperm cells on contact.

* Spermicides: Available in foam, jelly, cream or suppository forms; they are inserted into the vagina just prior to sex. They are often used in conjunction with diaphragms, cervical caps and condoms, but can also be used alone.

Hormonal contraception:

Hormonal contraception methods stop or regulate female ovulation to prevent pregnancy. They are administered to the body in multiple ways and must be prescribed by a physician.

* Oral contraceptives; AKA, the pill: Women taking oral contraceptives must take one pill every day at the same time in order to prevent pregnancy.

* Contraceptive patches: Hormones are administered via a plastic patch that is placed on the woman’s skin. She replaces the patch each week for 3 weeks and goes patch free the 4th week.

* Contraceptive shots: An injection of hormones is given to the woman every three months to help control her fertility and prevent pregnancy.

* Implanted birth control: A small, flexible plastic rod is surgically implanted into the arm of the woman by a doctor. The rod releases the perfect amount of hormones into the body; it can stay implanted for up to 5 years.

* Emergency Contraception – “The Morning-After Pill”: Taken the morning after sex when it is suspected that other birth control methods have failed – or were not used at all – it may be successful in preventing pregnancy, depending on where a woman is at in her fertility cycle.

* Vaginal Rings: A flexible ring is inserted into the woman’s vagina where it releases a constant of dose hormones for three weeks time before being removed and discarded.

Other Types:

* Intrauterine Devices: An IUD is a small device implanted in the uterus by a doctor. It prevents the fertilization and implantation of an egg and can be left in place for years.

* Sterilization: The only surefire way to prevent pregnancy without consistent use of contraception is via sterilization. This is accomplished either through a male vasectomy, in which the sperm are permanently prevented from leaving the body; a tubal ligation in females, in which the fallopian tubes are cut, tied or blocked; or a sterilization implant which blocks the fallopian tubes.

Whatever method of contraception a couple decides to use, it is important for both parties to be aware of the risks, side effects and -most importantly – the effectiveness of the method. Most contraceptives do not offer protection from both pregnancy and sexual infections. To protect his own sexual health, a man should always wear a condom to prevent infection with additional birth control methods used as desired. A daily penis health cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) is another important way for a man to take charge of his sexual health regimen. Selecting a cream full of vitamins and minerals can improve the health and appearance of the penis while improving blood flow and circulation to the area.

Visit www.man1health.com for more information about treating common penis health problems, including soreness, redness and loss of penis sensation. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men’s health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous online web sites.

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