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The Sore Penis: A Woman’s Guide

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Many women wish there was some sort of woman’s guide to the penis. This alien piece of equipment has a cultural reputation as an ever-ready, stalwart champion that never needs coaxing unless there’s something wrong with it. A concept like a sore penis just may not make sense to many women, especially those who are less experienced. Yet knowing how to treat a sore penis is a big part of a guy’s everyday penis care – and knowing something about it can be valuable for a woman.

Low admittance.
Here’s the difficult part, of course. Some guys are loath to admit to a woman that they have a sore penis. Sure, they’ll brag about it to another guy; “My tool is so raw from my date last night!” (even if that date was only with their right fist). But letting a female know that the pecker is feeling poorly? Not very likely.

That all goes back to the cultural reputation mentioned above. Guys aren’t supposed to have a tool that’s feeling less than 100% ready to pop up and go into action. But the truth is that soreness is a common issue – and for a number of reasons, such as:

* Too much/too vigorous action. This is obviously a man’s preferred reason for a sore penis: because its owner is so irresistible that women can’t keep their hands (and other body parts) off it. And they want it over and over. And when they want it, they go so wild that they can’t help but damage it in a frenzy of lust. Now, that’s usually a bit of an exaggeration, but the fact remains that too much sex, sex that doesn’t involve sufficient lubrication or sex that is too vigorous can cause a sore penis. No guy is immune, no matter how much of a stud he may be.

* Going commando. It may be a bit juvenile, buy guys like to walk around with no underwear. Having an “unfurnished basement” is fun and on hot days can be a lifesaver. But when the package isn’t protected by its customary layer of soft cotton, it can get rubbed raw by rough trouser fabric. And that can be painful.

* Allergic reactions. For a mighty masculine organ, the penis is actually very sensitive. The skin around the penis is thin, and it’s full of nerve endings that enable it to respond so spectacularly to proper stimuli. Unfortunately, that skin is also sensitive to improper stimuli – such as fragrances, detergents, strong cleansers, etc. These can easily cause rashes and rawness on even the manliest of tools.

* Trauma. This one is easy to understand: A hard jab in the crotch can create pain that lingers for quite some time. A bruised penis is not a penis that is responsive to touches and strokes, no matter how game its owner may be.

As mentioned, a guy may be hesitant to admit he has a sore penis. However, if he is noticeably reluctant to go to bed or makes feeble excuses about having to get home early, a woman may draw her own conclusions. It’s probably tactful not to push the point.

However, when he does appear to be ready for a return engagement after what one suspects is a bout of soreness, a woman may want to take a few precautions.

* Go lightly. No matter how ready a gal may be for sex, it may be prudent to proceed gingerly until one can determine how healed the penis is.

* Use lubricant. Keeping the pole well lubricated is essential for both proper healing and prevention.

* Encourage the use of a superior penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil). Men need to keep their tools well moisturized, but often neglect this. As a result, the skin lacks the elasticity that can help prevent a sore penis. A good woman’s guide will tell a partner to select a crème with natural moisturizers (Shea butter, vitamin E) for her man. The crème should also include acetyl L-carnitine, which helps heal the peripheral nerve damage that can result from rough handling. Sometimes a man needs a woman’s help in dealing with a sore penis.

Visit www.menshealthfirst.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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Health Guide For The Pregnant Woman

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Being a pregnant woman brings with it euphoria and anxiety. Mood swings, morning sickness and fatigue are as much a part of pregnancy as moments of joy and anticipation. There will be days you will just not feel like getting out of bed. On other days, when you hear the tiny life move inside you, you will feel elation. The pregnant woman needs special care during these nine months. In order to make the right decisions regarding her doctor, method of childbirth, and other details, she needs to know all about pregnancy.

Your body will be going through many changes during the three trimesters. Here are some of the things every pregnant woman should know.

Morning Sickness

Morning sickness does not occur only in the morning. Many cases of morning sickness occur in the afternoon or evening as well. Morning sickness makes it difficult for women to keep down their meals. Many women find it difficult to eat normal meals. The solution for this is to have smaller, more frequent meals. Have crackers before getting out of bed in the morning so that you do not feel queasy or dizzy. Mostly, a pregnant woman does not know that morning sickness is an indicator of the pregnancy hormones working properly. However, see your doctor if the morning sickness is too severe.

Bleeding

Spotting or bleeding is one of the first signs of pregnancy. Bleeding is caused by implantation of the embryo in the uterine wall. Bleeding is accompanied by cramps in many cases. A pregnant woman may experience bleeding well into the pregnancy. In many cases, doctors may examine you and declare you fit. However, visit your doctor immediately if the bleeding is heavy or accompanied by severe cramps.

Tender Breasts

Swollen and tender breasts are common for a pregnant woman. Many women complain of discomfort and pain. A good bra can solve this problem largely. Keep changing bra sizes until you find the one that suits you. The bra size can also increase during this time.

Mood Swings

Many women find their mood oscillating between happiness and gloom. Mild mood swings are common during pregnancy. This is another sign of the hormones at work. However, see a doctor if you feel persistently depressed.

Nesting

One of the stranger instincts in pregnant women is nesting. When in the third trimester, the woman may feel the need to wash down the yard, sweep the house, mop, and clear out closets. Indulge yourself, but be sure not to overdo it.

Salivation

A lot many women complain of excess salivation during pregnancy. Again, the reason for this is hormonal changes in the body. Do not worry too much; this symptom will not last too long.

This health guide for the pregnant woman covers various pregnancy symptoms. You should read all you can about the three trimesters, and ask your doctor for more information.

The pregnancy woman needs special care during the whole pregnancy period. Mood swings, morning sickness and fatigue are as much a part of pregnancy as moments of joy and anticipation.

The Penis Foreskin: A Woman’s Guide

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Although the majority of men worldwide are intact – that is, have a penis with a foreskin – in some parts of the world, such as the United States, most men are circumcised. In such areas, women rarely come into contact with a foreskin and so could benefit from a short guide to this body part. Although there is ongoing (and sometimes fierce) debate as to whether being circumcised or intact is “better” or has a positive impact on penis health, most intact men are quite satisfied with having a foreskin. What is it?
The technical term for the foreskin is “prepuce,” although there are many other slang terms for it (such as hood, cap, sheath, etc.). The foreskin is a flap of skin that covers the glans of the penis when it is in its resting state. When the penis becomes erect, the foreskin retracts to allow the glans to protrude. All boys are born with a foreskin; some become circumcised, meaning that the foreskin is removed. The foreskin can provide an extra layer of protection for the glans, which can be quite sensitive otherwise. Studies also indicate that the foreskin contains highly sensitive nerve endings which can play a role in sexual stimulation. In addition, foreskin tends to be self-lubricating, which many intact men find to be a plus.

What to know

So what are some of the things that a woman may need to know about the foreskin? Well…

* It does retract. Although on boys the foreskin may be tight and require loosening in order to appropriately retract, in adult males the foreskin does “roll back” during the erectile process.

* But sometimes it doesn’t retract. However, there are cases where the foreskin is too tight, often due to the glans becoming swollen. (The condition in which the foreskin is too tight for easy retraction is called phimosis.) If this is an issue, a man needs to see a doctor, who may recommend treatment such as application of a steroid cream or manual stretching techniques.

* Men are individual; so are their foreskins. Every guy is slightly different – and so is his foreskin. Some men have hoods that are very flexible and loose; they may enjoy having a partner gently stretch on them or roll them back. Other men’s prepuces are tighter and more sensitive, and a more cautious approach may be necessary. When being introduced to a man’s foreskin, a woman may want to do some exploring – with the owner’s permission, of course. She can ask a man how he likes his foreskin handled or she can begin touching it and asking if what she is doing feels good, or if there is something else she should try.

* Men can be particular about their condom fittings. Some intact men prefer to slip a condom on with the foreskin covering the glans; others prefer to roll back the foreskin and expose the glans before fitting the condom on. It’s generally recommended that a man be retracted. If a woman is helping apply the condom, she should ask a man for guidance so as not to go too fast or rough.

* Hygiene is important. For all men, good penis hygiene is crucial. For intact men, washing “under the hood” is essential – and can sometimes be a little difficult. This is especially true if the foreskin is tight; rolling it back to wash under the foreskin can be challenging. On the other hand, sometimes a guy can over wash-under the skin, which can cause the glans and surrounding area to dry up.
Using a first-rate penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) can help with these foreskin cleaning challenges – and a woman can guide her man to this option. A crème with a combination of a high-end emollient (such as Shea butter) and a natural hydrator (such as vitamin E) can help to keep the skin moisturized. All men are prone to penis odor problems; when cleaning under the foreskin is challenging, this can be pronounced. Fortunately, a crème with vitamin A, which has potent anti-bacterial properties, can help to kill the bacteria that contribute to persistent penis odor conditions. Women may want to recommend Man1 Man Oil to their intact partners to help maintain precious penile health.

Visit www.menshealthfirst.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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