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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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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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A Woman’s Healthy Reproductive System-Sex Education

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Your reproductive system is extremely sensitive and without a healthy reproductive system, it can be very difficult to get pregnant. Many women suffer from infertility. Seeing a physician and having regular pap smears and breast exams are important steps in keeping your reproductive system healthy.

The slightest hormonal imbalance can disrupt the reproductive system which is why it is so important to take care of it. Some factors that can seriously impair your reproductive health include: endometriosis, PCOS , pelvic prolapse, pelvic inflammatory disease, and cervical cancer.

The organs of the reproductive system are:

Uterus- Also called the womb, the uterus is a hollow, pear shaped organ with a muscular wall and a lining. The uterus expands many times in size during pregnancy to hold the growing fetus.

Fallopian Tubes- These thin, soft tubes extend from the uterus to the ovaries. During ovulation, an ovary releases an egg into the fallopian tube next to it.

Ovaries– The ovaries are located in the left and right lower abdomen. Ovaries produce eggs as well as hormones like estrogen and progesterone.

Cervix– The cervix is the lower portion of the uterus that opens into the vagina. During labor, the cervix dilates (expands) to about 4 inches (10 centimeters) in diameter.

Vagina– This tube-like organ connects the uterus to the outside of the body. The birth of a baby follows it’s path.

Hymen– The hymen (also called maidenhead) is a fold of mucous membrane which surrounds or partially covers the external vaginal opening. It forms part of the vulva, or external genitalia.

Menstruation, or “period,” is the term given to a woman’s periodic discharge of blood, tissue, fluid and mucus from the reproductive organs of sexually mature females. The flow usually lasts from 3 – 6 days each month and is caused by a sudden reduction in the hormones estrogen and progesterone.

When girls begin to go through puberty (usually starting between the ages of 8 and 13), their bodies and minds change in many ways. The hormones bodies stimulate new physical development, such as growth and breast development. Roughly 2 years after a girl’s breasts begin to develop, she usually gets her first menstrual period.

A woman is fertile only for a few days during each menstrual cycle and once ovulation has occurred, there is only a 24 hour period in which fertilization can take place. The reproductive process begins with the ovary releasing an egg and setting it off on it’s journey down the fallopian tube towards the uterus. In the fallopian tube, it begins to produce an enzyme that helps attract the sperm from the males ejaculation.

A man releases millions of sperm when he ejaculates but only a few hundred will be able to make it all the way from the cervix up into the uterus and then into the correct fallopian tube. Once there, only one sperm will then be able to make its way through the eggs tough coating to fertilize the egg.

After fertilization, the egg continues into the uterus where it implants itself into the endometrial lining and officially becomes an embryo.

A missed menstrual period is most often the first sign of pregnancy, but typically, additional symptoms and signs are experienced in the early stages of pregnancy. These include:

-Breast swelling, tenderness, and pain
-Nausea and vomiting
-Fatigue and tiredness
-Abdominal boating
-Frequent urination
-Elevated basal body temperature
-Changes in nipple color
-Melasma (darkening of the skin)
-Mood swings and stress

Sometimes a woman who is pregnant may still experience some bleeding or spotting around the time of the expected period. This small amount of bleeding commonly that occurs at the time of the expected menstrual period may be implantation bleeding. This occurs when the fertilized egg attaches to the uterine wall. It’s important to remember that not all women will experience all of these symptoms or have the symptoms to the same degree.

An at home pregnancy can tell whether or not there is a pregnancy as early as the first day of the missed period, which is about two weeks after conception. You should schedule a doctors appointment and get a check up and pregnancy test as soon as possible if you think you might be pregnant.

Pregnancy tests are based upon measurement of the hormone which is only present in a woman when she is pregnant, human chorionic gonadotrophin, or hCG. This hormone is made after the egg is fertilized and its levels rise rapidly in early pregnancy. It acts to support progesterone, a hormone necessary to maintain the pregnancy.

Unfortunately, things don’t always work as mother nature intended. Infertility effects many women for many different reasons. If you have any signs that things might not feel right or if you are having any issues with your menstrual periods, contact physician and have an exam.

Jane Carrasco has created a site where you can learn more about reproductive health and other women’s health issues. This article was originally posted at GoodLife4Women.

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