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Nov 10, 2014
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It’s time to get comfortable talking about your balls

Sex ComedyFor most men, any talk about testicles usually involves more than a handful of crude jokes, some locker room talk, and definitely a couple of putdowns that you share with your best friends – maybe the best way to show them exactly how important they are to you without having to get all soft.

However, that’s not the kind of conversation that we are talking about here.

We’re talking about the kind of chatter that you’ll want to have about your balls that is considerably more difficult to have, especially when you’re getting a bit older.

We’re talking about chatting with your doctor about your balls, and whether or not they are as healthy as they should be.

For obvious reasons, most men have more than a bit of a difficult time telling a complete and total stranger that their testicles may or may not be everything that they should be – especially if there’s pain or embarrassment involved.

This is the kind of thing that most men trying to “play through”, not understanding that doing so could put themselves in serious jeopardy.

There’s nothing to fool around with when you’re talking about pain, discomfort, or anything “abnormal” in the testicular region.

Don’t panic

Before we go any further though, it’s critical that you understand that this quick guide isn’t meant to get you in an uproar over whether or not your balls are all that they should be (or all that they could be).

Yes, there are some very real (and very scary) medical conditions that could impact or affect your testicles, which is the whole point of this guide.

However, for the most part, these conditions are quite rare – and the odds are that you aren’t going to have to deal with them.

But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be on the lookout, and ready to bring anything and everything to the attention of your doctor if it just doesn’t feel right.

Limp KeyFall in love with a “self-checkout”

There aren’t going to be too terribly many times in your life where you are encouraged to play with your testicles, but that’s exactly what we’re going right now.

You need to make sure that you are completely and totally comfortable with self-checking your testicles on a regular and routine basis, especially if you aren’t visiting the doctor on an annual basis quite yet.

Spends time in the shower (when you have them at their “loosest” thanks to the hot water) giving them a once over, making sure that there are no abnormalities, weird pain/sensations, or lumps to speak of.

If you find anything – anything at all – it’s time to make an appointment.

Get medical attention ASAP

Anytime you think that you’re dealing with a situation with your testicles (or anything dealing with that area, including erectile dysfunction, impotence, or anything else out of place), you need to make sure that you’re bringing in the experts as quickly as you can.

This isn’t anything that you can’t afford to mess around with.

Most of the time, they’ll be able to put your mind at ease by telling you that there’s nothing wrong, or recommending that you clear up your erectile dysfunction with Viagra or some other sildenafil solution.

However, if there is something that needs to be addressed, it’s better taking care of just as quickly as possible before it gets a chance to spiral out of control.

You really don’t want to find yourself in that kind of situation.

Oct 10, 2013
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Just how safe are your erections?

impotencepills-300x236Your penis may be in pretty serious danger, according to researchers and professors at Yale University.

Studies published in early 2013 have verified what most men all over the world have suspected for some time – that our daily lifestyles (increasingly more sedentary by the day, and filled to the brim with poor lifestyle choices and habits) are absolutely crippling our ability to perform in the bedroom.

Most men across the board – all over the globe – are reporting low testosterone levels, next to no sex drive, and a lack of confidence that is incredibly unnerving. And while there have been all kinds of reasons postulated for why this might be a major problem, the university researchers at Yale may have come across a number of issues that we are just dealing with.

So take advantage of the inside information included below to protect your erections from disappearing completely. After all, no one wants to have to deal with erectile dysfunction – even if solutions like sildenafil (generic Viagra) have proven time and time again to be incredibly effective so that many men just go online to buy sildenafil and have done with it.  That’s understandable, especially in the UK where Viagra is legally available as generic sildenafil at prices ten times cheaper than Pfizer’s expensive brand offering.

But if you just don’t want to have to lean on that little blue pill whenever the mood strikes when you can protect your erections from erectile dysfunction with the information below.

Check (and double check) the drugs that you’re taking

One of the most dangerous places in a man’s home (at least as far as direction health is considered) is the medicine cabinet.

Each and every day, all of us take a number of different prescription and nonprescription drugs, supplements, vitamins, and all different kinds of other “extras” – usually all in an effort to dramatically boost our health.

Believe it or not, those decisions that we make (and those products that we put into our body) may be responsible for crippling our abilities in the bedroom. In fact, a lot of cold medicines out there (including Sudafed) absolutely destroy your ability to get an erection when you need it most.

Get out of the gray zone

One of the most important things you can do to avoid having to deal with erectile dysfunction, signing up for a Viagra prescription, or hunting down other sildenafil solutions to fix your ED is to make sure that you aren’t bringing your work home with – or your home life to the office.

You need to do absolutely everything in your power to separate your responsibilities in life into their own little compartments, checking any stress and pressure from any other outside areas of your life at the door.

This compartmentalization will allow you to become a lot more efficient in all areas of your life, but will also dramatically lower your stress levels.

Less stress equals better performance in the bedroom!

Sexual Health - Classroom BoardGet at least 40 winks every night

We’ve always heard that getting at least eight hours of sleep every single night is critical to optimum function for human beings, but the truth of the matter is most of us can squeeze by with a lot less.

About five hours or so seems to be the “tipping point” for most men (women seem to need a bit more time, based off of their biochemistry). Any less than five hours and you’re going to be dealing with some serious erectile dysfunction like symptoms, but any more than five hours and you should be just fine.

There’s nothing like knowing that you can avoid having to take Viagra whenever the mood strikes just by making sure that you’re getting enough sleep. You can forget about other sildenafil-based products like Cialis and Levitra to!

Brush your teeth!

Though the findings aren’t exactly conclusive, and interesting study published in 2012 by a number of Turkish researchers discovered that there may be a link to erectile dysfunction and gum disease.

The British Dental Health Foundation also discovered that almost 4 out of 5 men dealing with severe penile health problems also had oral hygiene problems. This is definitely something that you’re going to want to focus fixing if you don’t ever want to have to deal with Viagra or erectile dysfunction.

notagainFinal thoughts

Though you may not be able to completely and totally protect or present yourself from ever having to deal with a bit of impotence or even erectile dysfunction, it is important that you do absolutely everything you can to protect yourself from these problems.

Take advantage of the insider info above (and any other solutions you can uncover) to protect your penis, and save your erections.

After all, there are fewer things more valuable in our lives – especially you’re still in the prime of your life. This isn’t exactly something that you’re going to want to have to struggle with from here on out!

Here’s hoping that it helps you out!

Sep 10, 2012
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Stop ignoring your penis problems

anotherbedroomdramaEven though somewhere between 70 and 80 million and all over the world are diagnosed with erectile dysfunction each and every single year, an overwhelming majority of these men aren’t solving the underlying issues that are destroying their sex life.

According to research published by the Southern Illinois University, millions and millions of (anywhere between 25% of the total above) have been prescribed specific solutions – like sildenafil, Viagra, Cialis, etc. – but do not take advantage of those solutions. It’s crazy. All the more so if you are based in the UK where you can buy cheap generic Viagra or sildenafil legally due tok the expiry of Pfizer’s patent in the UK. Read more in this BBC article.

Imagine that for a moment, if you would.

Not only these people already gone out and received a medical checkup to verify that they are infected dealing a serious erectile dysfunction medical issue, but they’ve also been prescribed specific solutions like Viagra that have been proven time and time again to actually work at clearing of the ED – but choose not to take advantage of them.

Something seems a bit off, right?

Well, there are a bunch of different reasons as to why people with erectile dysfunction decide not to take advantage of these kinds of solutions. We are going to break down some of them below, hopefully in an effort to encourage you not to avoid this serious and life altering problem.

The cost of drugs continues to skyrocket

The number one reason that the Southern Illinois University report discovered as to why most men ignore their sildenafil or Viagra prescriptions is because the cost of these drugs as absolutely skyrocketed in just the past few years.

When Viagra first hit the market (15 years or so), there was never anything like it. Originally conceived of as a high blood pressure solution, it wasn’t until this miracle little blue pill began to be recommended for those living with ED that it really started to explode in popularity.

Today, there are all kinds of sildenafil based drugs just like Viagra out there (Cialis and Levitra immediately spring to mind), but the competition hasn’t helped to decrease the price across the board – but instead increase the prices.

A lot of men are abandoning Viagra completely, or instead looking for generic options that they can hope will provide them with the results thereafter. Some men have even taken to ordering Viagra from reliable and reputable online pharmacies, but there are also risks associated with that, risks that need to be addressed.

getanewboyfriendEmbarrassment is still a major problem

Men are (completely understandably so) embarrassed to admit that they are dealing with erectile dysfunction – but who could blame them?

We are talking about an incredibly sensitive problem here, one that can completely and totally emasculate a man faster than just about anything else. There’s nothing like getting all geared up for that “big moment”, only to discover that you’re dealing a problem much more serious and stage fright.

It’s just something most men are comfortable discussing (even with their doctors).

But even if they do somehow summon up the courage necessary to speak with a medical professional about this issue – and ask whether or not sildenafil based solutions like Viagra could actually help them out – they still have to go out in public, visit a pharmacy, and tell a complete and total stranger (in front of other complete and total strangers) that they need a little bit of chemical help getting the equipment to cooperate.

It’s not exactly the most appealing thing to have to do.

Thankfully, with the advent of professional and reliable online pharmacies, this is becoming less and less of a problem.

Now, as mentioned above, there are still a number of issues that could arise when ordering prescription great drugs from an online pharmacy but there are a number of things you can do to protect yourself in the process.

Closing thoughts

When it all comes down to it, the important thing for you to do is to make sure that you’re getting rid of your erectile dysfunction issues as safely and as effectively as you can.

Sometimes this is easier said than done, but when you turn to quality solutions like Viagra, Cialis, Levitra (all of them leveraging sildenafil) – or any different number of other high quality ED solutions – you shouldn’t have all that much to worry about.

At the end of the day, it’s all about making short you’re comfortable with the specific solution that you’ve decided to proceed with. Make sure that your doctor has given you the “green light”, that you are actually healthy enough for regular sex, and that you understand any and all of the risk factors that you may have to contend with moving forward.

Then, and only then, will you be able to effectively treat your erectile dysfunction.