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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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A Woman Feeling a Penis Can Bring Pleasure – and Pain

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For a man, having his penis stroked is an incomparable experience; but for some women, feeling a penis can sometimes be a strange and puzzling thing. An inexperienced woman, or sometimes even a woman with experience, may not know that, while most touches to the organ bring pleasure, some can bring pain. Men who are concerned about good penis health may need to provide guidance to avoid unintentional achiness and a sore penis.

Guys shouldn’t sacrifice their manhood for manliness.
Okay, most men want to be seen as incredibly virile. Especially when they are with a new woman, they want to present themselves as tough as steel and incapable of being hurt. This is particularly true when dealing with matters related to the penis: it’s the very symbol of how masculine a guy is, and therefore has to be presented as impervious to all harm.

So when a guy hooks up with a babe who is really, intensely into exploring his penis, he’s going to be hesitant to point out when something doesn’t feel good.

A stroke can be too aggressive.
Clearly, a woman doesn’t know what it’s like to have a “dangler” between her legs. When she is feeling a penis, she doesn’t have any actual conception of what exact sensations are being passed on to the fellow. (It’s the same as when a man is massaging a vagina; he does what he imagines feels good, but unless he gets some feedback from the woman, he doesn’t know if what he’s doing is having the desired effect.)

Women, especially those who are inexperienced, may assume that a penis likes to be manhandled. Sure, if it’s soft, it may need some gentle touching; but once stiff, doesn’t it always like to be pulled hard or squeezed exceptionally tight?

Matters are complicated by the fact that, yes, sometimes that’s exactly what a guy does want. But when it’s not, it’s incumbent on a guy to say so.

Dry is not good.
It’s also essential that a man lets a woman know if his penis needs some sort of lubrication when being fondled. It can be excruciating when a really dry (or rough) hand is vigorously rubbing a man’s member. It’s even worse if the rubbing is concentrated on the glans. A man must make it a point to not be shy about telling his lady friend that an appropriate lubricant is required.

Watch the nails.
Those long, carefully manicured fingernails are very attractive across the dinner table; they can sometimes be less so when wrapped around one’s manhood. If a man is presented with a nail that has been filed to pointed perfection, it behooves him to point out that he prefers his penis unpunctured.

Pubes are not for pulling.
Men who shave their crotches needn’t worry about this, but those who don’t sport the bald look down below know that a pubic hair is just as painful when accidentally pulled as a hair from the pate. Occasionally, a partner may need reminding of this fact.

These are some of the common hazards that occasionally occur when an inexperienced or over-industrious woman gets too “into” a man’s penis. Remember, fellows: there’s nothing wrong with gently letting her know that you prefer things done a little differently.

If a woman does accidentally cause soreness, a man can take comfort in the fact that a reputable penis nutrient cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) can go a long way to making things better. Choosing a cream with shea butter is an excellent idea; made from the fruit of the shea tree, this ingredient is nature’s gift for dermatological healing. A cream with vitamin E can also help with healing through hydration, and one with acetyl L carnitine can help restore sensitivity to an over-aggressively stroked penis.

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.

Penis Health Watch: What Men Need to Know About Yeast Infections

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Cracked Open is Miriam Zoll’s eye-opening account of growing into womanhood with the simultaneous opportunities offered by the women’s movement and new discoveries in reproductive technologies. Influenced by pervasive media and cultural messages suggesting that science had finally eclipsed Mother Nature, Zoll –– like millions of women –– delays motherhood until the age of 40.

When things don’t progress as she had hoped, she and her husband enter a science-fiction world of medical seduction, capitalist conception and bioethical quagmires. Desperate to conceive, they turn to unproven treatments and procedures only to learn that the odds of becoming parents through reproductive medicine are far less than they and their generation had been led to believe..

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Many guys assume that yeast infections are a women’s issue, and that they don’t really impact penis health. However, if a man’s partner suspects that she may have this common (and generally harmless) malady, he should take measures to protect his own sexual health. The truth is, men can get yeast infections – and they’re less likely than females to know they have them. Here’s what you need to know about yeast infections and how they can impact men’s health.

What Is a Yeast Infection?

Yeast live all over the human body and are typically present in a normal, healthy vagina. These organisms thrive in warm, moist environments, so this part of a woman’s body is ideal for habitation. Women generally always have yeast in their vaginas – however, they can become a problem when growth becomes uncontrolled.

The most common type of yeast to inhabit the vagina is called Candida albicans. Its growth is naturally kept in check by a healthy bacteria called lactobacillus. Does that term sound familiar? If so, it’s probably because you’ve heard about it as a probiotic. These healthy bacteria line our gut and intestinal tract, and they are also present in the vagina; their presence prevents yeast from overgrowing.

However, if a woman’s system is out of whack, she may not have enough healthy bacteria to keep the yeast in check. Often, yeast infections arise as a result of taking antibiotics, as they kill off the healthy bacteria within the microbiome. Other causes of yeast infections include wearing tight clothing, being pregnant and taking birth control pills.

How do Yeast Infections Impact Men?

So what does this mean for men, exactly? If a man’s partner has a yeast infection, it’s possible that she could transmit it via sexual intercourse. Therefore, men should be extra-aware of the possibility of a yeast infection if they are having sex with a woman who has one (however, according to Healthline, this generally uncomplicated malady is not considered an STI). On the other hand, this is not the only way for men to become infected.

Remember how we explained that candida (yeast) naturally live in the body? They also live on the surface of the skin, including the head of the penis. Aside from having intercourse with a woman who has a yeast infection, men can get them by taking antibiotics or by wearing tight or damp clothing for extended periods of time. Men who

Symptoms of Male Yeast Infections

According to the Mayo Clinic, men who experience the following symptoms should get checked for a yeast infection:
* Itching of the penis;
* Redness of the penile skin;
* A burning sensation during urination;
* Moist skin (sometimes tinted with a creamy white glaze) or abnormal shininess around the penis area.

How to Treat a Male Yeast Infection

Because the symptoms of a yeast infection resemble those of numerous other conditions, it is important to see a doctor the first time you experience them to rule out any other conditions. Most yeast infections are easily treated with an over-the-counter antifungal cream.

Additionally, if your partner is infected, be sure you are both treated. You may also want to abstain from intercourse until the problem is taken care of, as it’s possible for sexual partners to keep re-infecting each other.

Preventing Male Yeast Infections

To prevent yeast infections from occurring, if men who aren’t circumcised should be sure to keep the penis area clean and well-moisturized, and allow it to “breathe” every once in a while by wearing loose-fitting clothing, as yeast overgrowth often becomes an issue when the body is sweaty and not exposed to air flow.

Keeping the penis clean by washing with a mild cleanser and allowing it to air-dry is always a safe bet. Keep the area moisturized afterward to keep the skin healthy and vibrant. A penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) that contains high-quality moisturizing agents such as vitamin E and Shea butter is an optimum way to keep the penis skin hydrated and healthy, helping men to avoid some of the conditions that can promote fungal overgrowth.

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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Dry Penis Ruining Sex? How to Talk to Him about Penile Health

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One of the greats of British gardening, Beth Chatto OBE has entered the realm of national treasuredom. Plants-woman, designer, author, 10-time gold-medal winner at Chelsea, holder of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Victoria Medal of Honour and, of course, the owner of the celebrated Beth Chatto Gardens at Elmstead Market, near Colchester, in Essex – her horticultural skills seem boundless. With the concept of “right plant, right place” – in other words, put a plant in conditions close to its natural habitat and it will thrive without help – running as a thread throughout her career, she has inspired a generation of gardeners to take their lead from nature.

The garden has been the inspiration for many of her influential books, including The Dry Garden (1978), The Damp Garden (1992) and Beth Chatto’s Gravel Garden (2000). It was created on land that was previously part of a fruit farm, owned by her late husband, Andrew, 14 years her senior, whom she married in 1943. “We met during the war,” she says. “I was a schoolgirl of about 17, considering going to college.”

A scholarly man, who died in 1999 after suffering from emphysema for 25 years, Andrew devoted much of his life to research into plant habitats. Chatto says it was he who inspired her interest in gardening and refers to him frequently, modestly deferring to his superior knowledge. “He’s such an important influence in my life,” she says. “My parents were keen, but they had a conventional garden, using mostly cultivars.”

The couple lived initially in his parents’ in Colchester, but in the late 1950s moved to a modernist house they’d built on the edge of the farm – where Chatto still lives today. Even inside, the garden is a constant presence. Large windows frame views and vignettes of the planting on every side and invite a tapestry of textures, colours and shapes into the house.

Chatto credits her husband almost entirely for her success. “My two daughters were teenagers before I began to think about making a business,” she says. “Andrew had looked after us and given me the security and freedom to experiment.” Her husband’s failing health and the trials of running a fruit farm concentrated her mind on developing the garden commercially, though what we see today took time to emerge.

“For the first seven or eight years, much of the land was a wilderness,” she recalls. Yet there were assets, too, not least a rare natural water source in the drought-prone east of Essex, where rainfall can be as little as 20in a year. “There were a few fine 300-year-old oaks and a spring-fed ditch ran through the hollow.” Today, the ornamental gardens cover about five acres; a further 10 are occupied by the nursery, which opened in 1967, and working areas.

Finding water was not the only challenge. “There was land that was so dry, the native weeds curled up and died. That eventually became my gravel garden,” she says. This she created in 1991, on the site of a car park. Apart from watering in the young, drought-tolerant plants during the first year, she has never artificially irrigated it.

Chatto has a knack for turning problem areas into an asset, and there are several distinct areas in the garden, each requiring a different approach. The large water gardens are dominated by a series of ponds surrounded by bog plants and swathes of lush grass. A long, shady walk runs parallel to one of the boundaries. Here, shade-tolerant planting – including ferns, tiarella and pulmonaria – carpet the ground beneath oaks and other specimen trees added by Chatto. By contrast, the gravel area is a mass of sun-loving perennials, with asters, rudbeckias and sedums glowing through hazy grasses.

The garden may have started out to give pleasure to a family, but it has developed into a self-contained horticultural powerhouse, attracting visitors from all over the world – about 40,000 a year. “It’s like sowing an acorn, which is my symbol,” says Chatto. “I have an acorn and an oak tree on a weather vane, which was a wonderful present from my staff.” Incredibly, it is tended by only one full-time and four part-time gardeners and volunteers – many of whom are foreign students. Chatto remains resolutely hands-on and is keen to pass on the knowledge she has gained through experience.

Chatto uses grasses brilliantly, and was doing so long before it became fashionable. She creates seemingly effortless but thoroughly satisfying combinations. Therein lies her genius – there may be others out there with an equal understanding of plants, but nobody else has her eye. Shape, scale, proportion, texture, colour – all are balanced with the skill of a plate-spinner.

She also factors in horticultural considerations – how big a plant will get, how fast or slowly it will grow, what conditions it needs to thrive and how it is maintained. The result is a garden that works on every level – practical, horticultural and aesthetic – with layer upon layer of carefully placed plants, as enticing asmillefeuillepastry. It all seems entirely uncontrived, but, on closer inspection, one notices geometric lines and angles. The big picture is built up gradually, with small groupings of three or more plants forming a satisfying melange of verticals and horizontals, and fluffy and solid plants. “I need the trees and shrubs to form a background, to paint the sky and lead the eye upwards towards the clouds,” Chatto explains. “Then one adds the embroidery, which I enjoy so much.” Nothing is allowed to get out of hand, but stagnation is not an option, either. “A garden is not a picture hanging on a wall,” she says. “It changes not only from hour to hour, week to week or month to month, but from year to year.”

Chatto has certainly noticed the effects of climate change. Drought is nothing new in her part of the world, where (the past two years aside) there is sometimes no rain for up to 10 weeks in the summer. “The most interesting change is the lack of cold weather,” she says. “Only 10 years ago, we had icicles hanging down, and when the children were little, they used to skate. Now we hardly have enough ice to bear a duck.” From an article by Rachel de Thame

Please visit www.bethchatto.co.uk/ for further information about this inspirational gardener and garden.

Many women are proud of their partner’s sexual equipment, but that pride can take a hit when a man comes down with a case of the dreaded dry penis. Skin issues are common on male genitalia, but that doesn’t change the fact that a patch of dry, flaky, or scaly skin on a guy’s tent pole can be more than a bit off-putting. Sometimes it is in the best interest of a woman to take the bull by the horns, so to speak, and have a talk with her man about proper penis health and treating dry skin.

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Here’s a little secret for the ladies: although many men may tend to think with their penises, they don’t necessarily think about their penises. In other words, for many men, the penis enters their consciousness only in terms of how ardent a lover it makes them; too often, they don’t devote much time thinking about its overall health – until an issue arises.

Many men may not even be aware that their penis has any skin issues. They may notice that they’re scratching more often, and when the skin gets flaky or scaly, they kind of have to take note. But they’re likely to not take the time before then to examine their tool and see if there’s evidence of dryness or signs that skin issues could be developing.

What causes dry penis skin?
Obviously, lack of appropriate moisture is the cause of dry skin on the penis, but what causes this lack of hydration on the organ? After all, as many women have undoubtedly noticed, the penis area tends to be rather moist; there’s often a fair amount of sweat there.

But that sweat is one of the reasons for the dryness. When the body releases sweat, it is expelling moisture that then needs to be replenished. In addition, the heat near the penis – which results from factors such as increased blood flow when aroused, the presence of a healthy bush of hair and the warmth generated by being kept beneath both a pair of underwear (often tight) and a pair of pants (also often tight) – contributes to the dryness.

Furthermore, the penis skin, being very thin, is especially sensitive to chemicals and other potential irritants. Sometimes a soap or laundry detergent may be too harsh for the manly little fellow. Psoriasis or another skin-based condition may also cause dryness and itching. And masturbating without sufficient lubrication can also create a dry skin situation.

What to say
Guys tend to be a bit sensitive about their members, but it’s important for a woman to bring up a dry penis or other skin issues that she observes. For the best results, a woman should try this approach:

* She can start off by complimenting the partner on his member. Praise its looks, it stamina and its power.

* She should mention that while observing its beauty, she noticed that the head looked a little dry and that the skin seemed a bit cracked.

* Voice concerns about how that must be a little painful and that she’s worried about any damage coming to a body part that means so much to her.

* Bring up how much fun it would be for them to re-moisturize the penis – together.

To be most effective, a woman should then have on hand a first rate penis health cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) that she can help apply to her partner’s dry penis right then and there. She will need to make sure that the chosen cream is solid in the moisturizing department: one with a high end soothing emollient like shea butter and a natural hydrator like vitamin E is the best bet. For even better results, the cream should also include vitamin A; its anti-bacterial qualities help to fight unwanted penis odor (another one of those issues of which a woman may be more aware than a man.)

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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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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