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Masturbation and Prostate Health: Avoiding Cancer

45For decades there has been a great debate on just how much masturbation mattered to prostate health. How many times did a man have to ejaculate to be assured of the best prostate health, including avoiding the dreaded prostate cancer? Some men swore that regular masturbation was a part of proper penis care and had a great impact on prostate health, while others said that it didn’t matter one way or the other.

But that’s what research into masturbation and prostate health is all about – to take these great debates and figure out, once and for all, what a man needs to do to keep his body working at the optimum level that Nature intended. To that end, a group of brave researchers studied equally brave men to learn just how much ejaculation mattered to their health. Here’s what they discovered.

Masturbation matters to prostate health

The study, conducted by the Boston University of Public Health, looked at the health habits of men aged 20 through 29, then followed those men for the next 18 years. They asked men to report how often they ejaculated each month in addition to following their physical health changes over that almost two-decade period.

The results were clear: Men who ejaculated at least 21 times each month were 19 percent less likely to deal with prostate cancer than those who ejaculated only about 7 times per month. In addition, the benefits seemed to ramp up the older a man got – those who were between the ages of 40 to 49 who ejaculated at least 21 times per month lowered their prostate cancer risk by 22 percent.

Researchers believe that the effects were the result of clearing the prostate. Though the occasional ejaculation will help, to truly clear the prostate, a man should aim to ejaculate at least once every few days. As the prostate clears, the chance of infection setting in is reduced.

It doesn’t matter whether a man masturbates or gets it on with a partner, as long as the end result is the same: Ejaculation. Though some men might want to ‘hold off’ for a few days in order to have a more intense explosion, those who do try this might want to make up for the lost ejaculations by fitting in more than one a day for a while. The creative man will certainly find enjoyable ways to do so!

In other good news, some studies have shown that just as masturbation and prostate health go hand-in-hand, so does masturbation and testicular cancer risk. Though there is no conclusive study (yet) that makes it clear frequent ejaculations make a difference in the rate of testicular cancer, it stands to reason that the more a man ejaculates and keeps things moving down there, the more likely he is to eliminate the toxins that might build up in the body over time. And anything that helps keep a man healthy – all while feeling very good! – is a great thing.

Ensuring great penis health

Men who are serious about their reproductive health will want to take things a step further and practice the best penis care. In order to do this, a high-quality penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) is just what the doctor ordered. Look for a cream that includes alpha lipoic acid, which combats the free radicals that can lead to health problems, as well as acetyl L carnitine, a neuroprotective that works synergistically with alpha lipoic acid to reverse damage to cell mitochondria and improve function on a cellular level. Combine those wonder ingredients with heavy-duty vitamins and apply them all with a high-end Shea butter emollient, and a man has the recipe for good penis health.

Key to a Man’s Health

44Many guys wonder if masturbation is healthy. Most have heard mixed reviews given the plethora of cultural and religious orientations toward the practice. As with most things, there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about masturbation; it can be a perfectly healthy habit or a problem depending on how one does it. But there is plenty of reason to believe that it is not only safe, but actually beneficial to a man’s health – both in terms of penis care and overall wellbeing. After learning about some valid concerns around the practice, men should take note of the health benefits masturbation can reap.

The Wrong Way

There is such a thing as too much masturbation – but how much is too much has less to do with a number than with how it affects a man’s social and sex life. If it’s getting in the way of either of these, then it’s too much.

Another problem some men have is reliance on very extreme pornography; this can interfere with their ability to achieve sexual satisfaction – and possibly even erections – with an actual partner.

Finally, there’s the issue of overaggressive handling. If a man has chafed and sore skin on the regular, he may be implementing the dreaded “death grip” during his solo activity, and should develop gentler methods along with using lubricant.

Health Benefits

For most men, masturbation is a healthy practice. Along with flat-out feeling good, self-pleasuring can deliver the following benefits for physical, mental and sexual health:

– It puts a guy in touch with what he likes: By experimenting with different rhythms, grips and areas of stimulation, men can learn a lot about their bodies. This knowledge can come into play while having sex, improving a couple’s sex life.

– It boosts the immune system. After a man ejaculates, the hormone cortisol is released in his body. While high levels of cortisol negatively impact health, a spurt of it here and there helps to bolster the immune system.

– It improves mood. Masturbation not only makes the penis happy, but improves a man’s emotional state as well. That’s because it causes the release of oxytocin and dopamine, two neurochemicals responsible for good feelings.

– It lengthens bedroom performance time. If a man masturbates shortly before a date, he’s more likely to last longer in bed, something many partners desire.

– It may protect the prostate. Research isn’t 100% conclusive, but some researchers think that ejaculation rids carcinogenic substances from the urogenital tract. One study found that men who climaxed more than five times a week were one-third less likely to develop prostate cancer.

– It helps maintain erectile function as a man ages. The pelvic floor muscles play a role in erectile health. As men age, they lose muscle tone, and this may be responsible for erectile dysfunction (as well as incontinence). Frequent ejaculation exercises these muscles, helping to ensure strong erections into old age.

Most men are thrilled to learn that one of the most enjoyable activities out there is also good for their health. As they should be! But men should be mindful of steps to keep the practice safe and healthy.

First, avoid the super hardcore visuals. Keep things a bit more realistic.

Second, use lubricant. A man’s delicate penile skin needs to be protected from the intense friction unleashed upon it by the hand.

Third, consider applying a penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) every day. A cream with Shea butter and vitamin E provides dual protection against dry skin and soreness, and the inclusion of acetyl L-carnitine helps prevent the type of peripheral nerve damage that can occur from rough, frequent handling of the manhood. Man1 Man Oil also contains vitamin C, which can keep the skin youthful and radiant thanks to its ability to boost collagen production. Such a crème is an important part of keeping the penis in optimal health, not to mention looking its best.

What Men Need to Know About Yeast Infections

43Many 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.

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.

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 creme (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.

Man Boobs and Hormone Imbalance

42Plastic surgeons report that the number of male face lift operations has fallen below the number of male breast reduction surgeries on a yearly basis. Man boobs are serious business.

Liposuction to remove fat from the male breast is certainly part of the statistic of ‘male breast reduction surgeries’. However, man boob surgery which involves the mammary glands and the disease Gynecomastia is much more serious. The symptoms of Gynecomastia include not only female-like breasts but also enlarged puffy nipples and developing mammary glands. For this type of man boob, overweight is not a necessary condition. These man boobs exist because the male body has a hormone imbalance. There is too much Estrogen and too little Testosterone.

To get rid of these man boobs you must solve the hormone imbalance. To solve the hormone imbalance you must either decrease the estrogen level or increase the testosterone level. First, let’s review ways to increase your natural testosterone production.

Exercise

– Focus your workouts on basic exercises during which your muscles will experience the greatest stress and load – lifts like squats, military press, bench press and deadlifts – exercises like chinups and rowing. This load on your muscles will stimulate increased testosterone production.

– Train at 100% effort. Testosterone production varies directly with the level of muscular stress during workouts.

– Work on all your major muscles. Focus on your legs as well as your upper body.

Diet

– Be certain to include the essential fatty acids in your diet – fish, avocadoes, peanuts and healthy oils like canola oil.

– Minimize alcohol consumption.

Social

– Minimize pharmaceutical products. Many depress testosterone production.

– Lower stress levels. Increased stress causes the release of ‘cortisol’. This catabolic hormone depresses testosterone production.

– Increase sexual activity. This increases the production of oxytocin which increases the production of endorphin which raises the testosterone level.

– Get adequate sleep. Insufficient sleep results in cortisol production which depresses testosterone levels.

These items affect the estrogen level. Remember lowering estrogen is just as effective as increasing testosterone. It is all about the balance.

Diet

– Soy protein raises estrogen production. We want estrogen reduction, so minimize soy consumption.

– Consumption of cruciferous vegetables reduces estrogen production – eat cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower.

Social

-Minimize pharmaceutical products. Many stimulate estrogen production.

Man boobs are embarrassing. Hormone imbalance is often experienced by teenage boys and men over 60. Men taking anabolic steroids may also experience low testosterone levels and man boob symptoms. Address all three aspects – exercise, diet and social – to experience the best results. Lose your man boobs now.

 

Penis Health and Blue Balls: Information for Men

41There is some debate over whether “blue balls” is actually a thing, or just a concept frustrated men who haven’t reached orgasm every time they’ve wanted to have invented. Are blue balls a real phenomenon? If so, do they have an effect on penis health? Below men can learn the facts, along with some tips for dealing with testicular discomfort.

The Facts

“Blue balls” can actually occur, but they don’t affect all men. When a man becomes sexually aroused, his penis and testicles engorge with blood. This creates an erection and increases the size of the sack. Veins that typically carry blood away from the genitals are constricted in this state so that a man maintains his erection.

After a man releases, the veins open up more and drain blood away from the groin, returning both the penis and testicles to their previous size. If orgasm is not reached, a man may experience a feeling of pressure and/or mild pain in the testicles from the prolonged engorgement.

Sometimes, the sack can take on a blue hue in this state as the blood within becomes deoxygenated over time and turns blue. This is likely where the name comes from.

It Can Happen to Her, Too

While females don’t have balls to turn blue, they can also experience pressure and/or pain in their naughty bits when climax isn’t reached.

What Not to Do

Some men who experience blue balls may feel like the “condition” requires that partners always bring them to orgasm. However, sometimes this is probably not going to happen. A partner may be tired or lose the mood partway through. A man should never pressure a partner to continue sexual activities because of his own discomfort.

If men have it in their heads that they are entitled to always achieve release, they are likely to put immoral pressure on others. The frustration and anger they may feel when they don’t finish may heighten their perception of testicular discomfort, which, without the emotional pile-on, wouldn’t be nearly as bothersome.

What to Do

First, and most obvious, a man can take matters into his own hand and get himself off. This will start the process of vasodilation that allows the blood to drain from the sack.

If this is undesirable or impossible, a man can simply wait it out. Generally, blue balls is not a dangerous situation and the blood will eventually drain from the groin. If a man experiences severe pain, he should get checked out by a doctor.

A man should also consult with a medical professional if he frequently has a difficult time achieving release. Along with impacting his sex life, this issue could indicate an underlying health problem that needs attention.

Remember that orgasm doesn’t always have to occur during sexual activities; sometimes, the process is more important than the completion. If a man readjusts his attitude toward and expectations around the act, he may find that blue balls aren’t nearly as problematic when he doesn’t finish.

Since blood flow is so important for erectile health, men would do well to adopt habits that promote good circulation. Getting regular cardio exercise and eating a well-rounded diet are necessary for this. Nixing cigarettes is also helpful. A man can also consider applying a penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil) directly to the male organ. Along with moisturizing the skin, Man1 Man Oil contains vitamin C and L-arginine, two ingredients that support proper blood flow. Keeping the manhood looking and feeling its best with the use of a quality skin care product is advisable for all men.