Archive for the ‘sexual dysfunction’ Category

Use It Or Lose It-A Novel Way To Increase The Length Of A Man’s Penis

August 15, 2011

Men have forever been preoccupied with the length of their penis. Every man who compares the size of his penis to the man next to him standing at a urinal. Now there may be a way to increase the length of man’s penis without medication and without surgery. A study from a urology clinic in Daytona Beach, Florida reported that men could increase the length of their penis by two inches using a vacuum device. The device is a tube that is placed over the penis and the air is evacuated by a hand-held pump or by a battery operated pump that removes the air around the penis allowing more blood to enter the erection chambers of the penis. (Shown in the figure below)

In the study the patients are instructed to use a vacuum device once day for 10 minutes. For men with Peyronie’s disease, which is a condition that is associated with angulation of the penis, they recommended that the vacuum device should be used twice daily. Thomas Sellers, a physician assistant in the practice of Dr. Martin Dineen, identified this penile lengthening procedure. Mr. Sellers noted that those who were using the vacuum erection device for longer than 10 minutes a day did not appear to gain any additional length, and those who were using it for a shorter period were not getting as much of a return as they might be.

How does it work? According to Dr. Dineen and his co-author, Dr. Steve Wilson, when a patient does not have an erection for a long time, the tissues in the penis become shorter. The idea behind the pump is that it stretches these tissues in the penis back to their normal length gradually. It is like having their arm in a cast for 8 weeks. The muscles in the arm with shrink in size and it will take weeks or even months of exercise to have the arm return to its normal size. The same applies to the penis that doesn’t become erect and fill with blood on a regular basis. The penis will become smaller and the vacuum erection device functions as penis exerciser and will return the penis to its normal size.

Bottom Line: There are no medications that have been scientifically proven to increase the size of a man’s penis. However, a non-invasive, non-surgical solution may exist using a vacuum erection device.

Erectile Dysfunction-Use It Or Lose It

July 25, 2011

Having intercourse more often may help prevent the development of erectile dysfunction (ED). Men who had intercourse more often are less likely to develop ED.

Analyzing a five-year study of 989 men aged 55 to 75 years from Finland, the investigators observed that men reporting intercourse less than once per week at baseline had twice the incidence of erectile dysfunction compared with those reporting intercourse once per week. Further, the risk of erectile dysfunction was inversely related to the frequency of intercourse.
Other factors that may affect the incidence of ED, such as age, chronic medical conditions (diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, cerebrovascular disease and depression), body mass index and smoking were included in the analysis of the data.
Erectile dysfunction incidence was 79 cases per 1000 in men who had reported sexual intercourse less than once per week, dropping to 32 cases per 1000 in men reporting intercourse once per week and falling further to 16 per 1000 in those reporting intercourse 3 or more times per week.
In addition, the frequency of morning erections predicted the development of complete erectile dysfunction, with an approximate 2.5-fold risk among those with less than 1 morning erection per week compared with 2 to 3 morning erections per week
Regular intercourse has an important role in preserving erectile function among elderly men. Continued sexual activity decreases the incidence of erectile dysfunction in direct proportion to coital frequency.

Bottom Line: Regular intercourse protects men from the development of erectile dysfunction, which may, in turn, impacts general health and quality of life. Isn’t that a good reason to have sexual intimacy?

Acupuncture Treatment For Premature Ejaculation

April 19, 2011

Premature ejaculation (PE) is a common condition affections millions of American men.  Treatments include the time-honored squeeze technique described by Master’s and Johnson, topical medication applied to the penis to reduce the sensation, and oral medication including the SSRIs to increase the intra-vaginal latency time or time before ejaculation occurs.  The use of acupuncture increased the time before ejaculation from 16 seconds to 65 seconds compared to an increase of 33 seconds with the use of a placebo.

Bottom Line: Acupuncture may just be another arrow in the doctor’s quiver for the treatment of PE.

Use It Or Lose It – Erectile Dysfunction Lower In Men Who Have Intercourse More Often

December 28, 2010

Men, I have good news for you.  Having intercourse more often may help prevent the development of erectile dysfunction (ED). A new study reports that researchers have found that men who had intercourse more often were less likely to develop ED.

Investigators from Finland observed that men reporting intercourse less than once per week had twice the incidence of erectile dysfunction compared with those reporting intercourse more than once per week. Also the risk of erectile dysfunction was inversely related to the frequency of intercourse, i.e., more intimacy less ED.

Regular intercourse has an important role in preserving erectile function among elderly men, whereas morning erection does not exert a similar effect. Continued sexual activity decreases the incidence of erectile dysfunction in direct proportion to frequency of intercourse.

Bottom Line:  Regular intercourse protects men from the development of erectile dysfunction, which may, in turn, impact general health and quality of life.  Therefore, if your partner tells you that they have a headache, you tell them your doctor said it was healthy for you to “do it”!


Want To Have a Longer Penis? Lose A Few Inches Around Your Waist

December 28, 2010

It seems every man is interested in the length of his penis.  Let the truth be told; it isn’t the length of the “member” that cuts the mustard, but how you use it that counts.  That being said, how can a man increase the length of his penis?  As men age, there is often an increase in girth of the abdomen which creates the illusion that the penis is smaller.  In actuality the penis size doesn’t change, but the perspective of man looking down over his protuberance makes the penis appear shorter.  (The same man may find that his shoes also appear shorter!)

Rule of thumb: If you lose 35 pounds, which means a decrease in abdominal fat, you gain over an inch in length in penis size….and you can see your shoes again!

Bottom Line: If you are looking for reasons to practice a healthy life style such as diet and exercise, then one of the benefits will be a perceived increase in length of your penis.


Online Viagra May Be Hazardous To Your Heart and To Your Health

December 12, 2010

It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female, between the ages of 20-90, the

chances are if you’re electronically connected, you will have received a message asking you if you want to last longer in bed or if you would like to have a longer more powerful erection.


It is estimated that one in ten men over the age of 35 has bought prescription medicines online. This certainly has an appeal to many men.  It allows them to make the purchase cheaply sometimes at 1\3 of the cost of the drug from a pharmacy.  The man can obtain the medication discreetly and with only the most rudimentary of health checks. But purchasing Viagra over the Internet doesn’t come without risks. A recent report by Pfizer suggested 90 per cent of the drug bought this way is fake and may contain toxic ingredients such as rat poison and paint and paracetamol – which if unwittingly combined with paracetamol-based cold or headache remedies could cause liver failure.  Also, drugs like Viagra are contraindicated with certain medications like nitroglycerin and can result in a fatal heart attack if a man takes Viagra, develops chest pain and then takes a nitroglycerin tablet.  Remember the movie, “XXXX”, when Jack Nicholson took both medications and ended up in the emergency room?


Bottom Line:  You get what you pay for.  Better and safer to get your medications from a reputable source and at the advice from your physician.  There’s no erection worth a heart attack!


TSA Pat Down…With a “Happy Ending”!

December 1, 2010

A 47 year old gay man was arrested at San Francisco International Airport after ejaculating while being patted down by a male TSA agent.  Percy Cummings, an interior designer from San Francisco, is being held without bail after the alleged incident, charged with sexually assaulting a Federal agent.

According to Cummings’ partner, Sergio Armani, Cummings has “multiple piercings on his manhood” which were detected during a full body scan.  As a result, Cummings was pulled aside for a pat-down.  Armani stated that the unidentified TSA agent spent “an inordinate amount of time groping” Cummings, who had apparently become sexually aroused.  Cummings, who has a history of sexual dysfunction, ejaculated while the TSA agent’s hand was feeling the piercings.  The TSA agent, according to several witnesses, promptly called for back up.  Cummings was thrown to the ground and handcuffed.

A TSA spokesperson declined to comment on this specifc case, but said that anyone ejaculating during a pat-down would be subject to arrest.

Take Two and Call Me In the Morning-Not Aspirin, But Sex

October 25, 2010

In the past, this blog focuses on wellness, exercise, and mental health.  In this issue I will devote to the benefits of having intimacy with your partner.  Who would ever imagine that an activity that is so much fun could be so beneficial to your health.

Sexual intimacy is a form of exercise.  Each time that you engage in the sex act you burn approximately 100 calories.  Of course, if you have sex like Lady Chatterly’s Lover, then it’s a lot more.  Now 100 calories a pop doesn’t sound like much, but if you engage in sex 2-3 times a week, that’s 5000-7500 calories a year.  That’s equivalent to the energy required to jog from New Orleans to Mobile, Alabama.

In addition to the aerobic work out of huffing and puffing and increasing your heart rate, sexual activity provides resistance training.  This is the contraction of the muscles of the back, pelvis, and extremities against passive resistance.

Another advantage of regular sex is that it can actually lower your total cholesterol level, and increase the high-density lipoproteins (HDL) or the good cholesterol.  So if you indulge yourself in an extra steak with butter, indulge yourself in extra sex and you’ll be calorically even.

Sex also jump-starts your hormones.  Men can have a surge of testosterone during sex.  Testosterone is the hormone produced in the testicles that is responsible for libido or sex drive, muscle mass, and strength of bones.  Regular sex increases the level of estrogen in women which results in increase in the blood supply to the vagina keeping the vaginal tissues young, supple and moist.  There is even evidence that sex prior to or at the time of the menstrual period may relieve the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).  There are other studies that suggests that oxytocin, a hormone secreted by the pituitary gland during sexual intimacy, contributes to long-term bonding between partners.

Sexual intimacy also results in the release of endorphins which is the ultimate painkiller or analgesic.  Endorphins are many times more potent that morphine, the most powerful man-made analgesic in use for the relief of pain.  So the next time you have a headache, don’t turn down sex but turn on and your relief is just a few minutes in the sack away.  There’s even a scientific explanation for the relief of headache pain with sex.  During sex there is an increase in the blood supply to the muscles and the genital organs.  As a result there is a decrease in the blood supply to the brain thus taking the pressure off of the tension in the brain.

For men, sexual intimacy is protective for the prostate.  Prostate infections and prostate enlargement, which begins after the age of 50 in most men, result in compression of the urethra, the tube in the penis that allows transmission of urine from the bladder to the outside of the body.  As a result men complain of difficulty with urination.   For dozens of years,  older men have gone to the doctor to have their prostate gland massaged to express the retained secretions that produce many of the symptoms of prostate disease.  For most men this is uncomfortable and expensive if you don’t have Medicare or insurance to pay for the doctor’s visit.  One inexpensive and fun way to relieve these symptoms produced by an enlarged prostate gland is to engage in sexual intimacy either through intercourse or even masturbation.   Both will produce prostate pleasing results.  So if you want to be good to your prostate gland, be good to your significant other….in bed.

Sex is good for stress.  Never let the sun set on an argument.  Having sex is an effective method of reducing the tensions that exist between partners.  You can’t be arguing when you are having good sex.

So for those of you who are not interested in going to the YMCA or a health club, you can have the benefits of a health club not in your own back yard but in your bedroom.   There are naysayers that say this is fooey. Take Two and Call Me In the Morning-Not Aspirin, But Sex. For those of you who need more motivation, give me a call and I’ll write you a prescription!

Enzyte May Do More Than Enhance Your Erection – It Is Linked To Heart Problems

August 25, 2010

This drug sold as a natural enhancement for erectile dysfunction.  However, it has been shown to cause abnormal heart rates in some men using the products. Doctors are now advising their patients to stop using the product until more data is available.

Enzyte contains a blend of ginkgo, ginseng and goat weed. No one knows exactly which ingredient causes the heart problems. So far, Enzyte has not issued a statement in response to the study or addressed any concerns about the possible heart rhythm problems.

This was reported in a credible medical journal, Archives of Internal Medicine in 2010.

A Sick “Dick” Can Be a Sign of Heart Disease

July 25, 2010

Erectile dysfunction (ED) can be a high risk factor for heart disease.  Men who have a history of ED are more likely to have a high risk of coronary artery disease and having a heart attach than men without ED.  Why is this so?  The size of the arteries that supply the penis with oxygen and nutrients to the erectile tissue of the penis is about 1\32 of an inch in diameter while the size of the of blood vessels that supply to heart muscle or the coronary arteries is much larger or about 1\8 of an inch.  Therefore, symptoms due to narrowing of the blood vessels in the penis, such as ED, will occur sooner than symptoms, such as chest pain or a heart attach, due to narrowing of the blood vessels that supply the heart.

Bottom Line:  If you are experiencing ED, see your doctor and consider getting EKG and a stress test to be certain that you don’t have early coronary artery disease that can be treated.