Anal Sex Safety Tips for the Adventurous Couple

While it is still viewed as somewhat exotic by many people in society, anal sex is by no means uncommon: a study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that 40% of women between the ages of 20 and 24 had tried anal sex at least once, as had 11% of men in that age range (as a “bottom”). Performing as a “top” in an anal sex situation (despite the possibility of a sore penis resulting) has an appeal for far more men, and so it’s no wonder that this once-scorned form of sexual engagement is increasingly popular. However, to ensure safety for both partners and good penis health for the men, there are several safety tips to remember.

Have “the discussion.”

It’s always important to know a partner’s sexual history before engaging in any form of sexual contact, but it’s especially important with anal sex, and most especially for the partner that is on the receiving end. Why? There is always a risk, particularly if the rectum in question is unused to having objects inserted into it, that there will be some abrasions and bleeding; this can supply a more direct route for the transmission of any STIs.

It goes without saying, of course, that beyond this discussion is a separate one: that which expresses the man’s interest in anal sex. A man should never engage in this act without first obtaining willful consent from his partner.

Always wear a condom.

Using an appropriate condom is crucial when engaging in anal sexual activities. True, there’s no possibility of impregnation, but as mentioned above, STIs can still easily be transmitted through anal intercourse.

Lubricate to the max.

Lubrication is always important in sex, but never more so than in an anal encounter. Unlike vaginal sex, there is no natural lubricant at work here. Without a good water-based lubricant, the chance of extreme pain is very high; it also greatly increases the chance of cuts and abrasions, which will provide greater pain after intercourse as well.

Don’t just plunge in.

This is even truer when dealing with a partner who has little or no experience with anal insertions. Before maneuvering his mammoth manhood into his partner’s rectum, a man should lubricate and insert his finger to prepare the way. If there are some appropriate sex toys, he may also work with these before inserting his penis. (It may be necessary to try these initial insertions on several occasions over several nights to build up to the actual insertion of the penis.) And the man must at all times be gentle and pay attention to the cues he is receiving from his partner.

Try different positions.

Both during the “preparation” stages with the finger and sex toys and during actual penis-to-anus engagement, the couple should experiment with different positions in order to find the one that is the most comfortable, especially for the partner receiving the penis.

Always listen.

In the throes of ecstasy, men can get a bit rough or focus too much on their engorged penis; a man must make sure to listen carefully for signs that his partner may need him to change his position or rate of thrust or that the partner may be in pain and need the encounter to end.

Anal sex can be a thrilling experience for both partners; those on the receiving end often experience an anal orgasm. However, as with any form of sex, a guy may end up with a sore penis; the rectum may be too tight or his thrusting may have rubbed the tool raw. Repairing the damage with a high quality penis health cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) can definitely help. Clearly, the cream must contain an effective combination of moisturizing ingredients, such as shea butter (an excellent emollient) and vitamin E (one of nature’s great hydrators) to soothe the sore penis. It’s also beneficial to find a cream that contains vitamin A, as this vitamin has valuable anti-bacterial properties that can help shed the penis of pungent odors.

Basic Health Tips for Women in Busy Times Part II

As I promised in my first part of my original article titled Basic Health Tips for Women in Busy Times. Here is part two on my tips on how to remain healthy using some common sense tips.

6. Avoid stress. Yes, it is difficult to do sometimes. Life just seems to have stress around every corner. But we can take some common sense actions to help reduce our stress. Stay away from “toxic” friends. The kind of friends that just seem to create drama in your life that would never be there if you were not friends in the first place. Their problems become your problems. Try not to become inundated with 24 hour news. Yes, you should be an informed citizen, but you don’t have to watch depressing news over and over again. Get informed and switch the channel. Women especially are prone to too much stress in their lives. Stress has been recognized as source of many sicknesses. Try as much as feasible to take time out to relax. Read a book, visit with friends and stay active. Take time to pamper yourself. And be certain to get sufficient sleep to restore your energy.

7. Beware of the sun! Women especially seem overly concerned with tanning. If you must tan, try one of the spray tanners. They even sell spray tanning cans at the store. I haven’t tried any of them myself. So, I can’t attest to their effectiveness, but you could try one if you just must have that tanned look. If you are going to be out in the sun, use sunscreen and wear a hat. You’ll look younger longer if you try to avoid over exposure to the sun.

8. Smile, you’re on candid camera! A beautiful smile just seems to give a person an added glow. And have you ever noticed how people with beautiful smiles tend to smile a lot? Smiling helps you get into a good mood. Be sure to visit your dentist to maintain that beautiful smile.

9. This is so obvious, but you must visit your Gynecologist. Women, who are over the age of eighteen ought to have their Physical Examination annually especially for the Pap Smear test. Women who are over forty should have their mammograms and the Breast self-exam is encouraged once puberty has been reached and should be a habit as they mature

10. I left this one for tenth, but it is certainly not the least. Remember to practice safe sex.

I hope these simple tips have been a reminder to you. As I stated at the outset I think that many women already are aware of these things. But, I think we all need reminders from time to time of things. I hope you will find these tips useful. Eat right, stay fit and try to live each day to the fullest.

Thanks for reading…

Top Health Tips For Women Made In 2013

A shocking study from this year has also revealed that the cost of birth control in Florida varied considerably. In less wealthy areas, it was found that the cost of prescription contraceptives were more expensive compared to the same product in wealthier zip code areas. The research has raised concern for those in need of the drugs but are struggling financially.

In March of this year, the United Nations shared research that states that by 2015, approximately 233 million women will still be unable to access modern forms of contraception. With contraception being such an essential tool in preventing unwanted pregnancies, it allows women to decide on their desired family size. Contraception is also key in reducing the number of women dying in both pregnancy and childbirth especially as it’s a very cost effective method of intervention.

An American study has also found that women could in fact slash their chances of having a heart attack by up to 32% by simply eating 3 servings of either strawberries or blueberries each week. It’s thought that this could be due to the effect of the flavonoids contained within the fruits which prevents a build-up of plaque in the arteries, which is great news for wine drinkers as its thought the same result is achieved.

2013 has also revealed the results of a lengthy study carried out during 1996-2008 that was trying to establish whether or not there is a link between depression in women and the consumption of inflammation-spurring foods. The study excluded any women already suffering from the condition. The results showed that women who regularly ate foods such as pasta and red meat, were in fact more prone to developing depression.

Across the pond, comprehensive research has been done by the Environmental Protection Agency to assess the current levels of mercury in women’s blood. As women are now more aware of the health risks associated with consuming high levels of mercury, its thought that women are now thinking more carefully about the types of fish they eat. Mercury has been linked to both kidney and neurological problems.

At the latest annual meeting for the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, new information was announced claiming a possible link between a lack of sleep and a woman’s ability to conceive. It suggests that women who work irregular shifts could be put at a higher risk of not conceiving whilst those who work during the night increase their chances of mis-carrying. The reason behind this thinking is that interrupted sleep could be affecting their internal clock, so in order to maximise fertility, a woman should aim to get between 7-8 hours’ sleep each night.

There’s been some good news though for cancer survivors, as a recent study has shown that two-thirds of women who have survived cancer before the age of 21 were able to successfully go on to have a child. The statistics were taken after 3,500 18-39 year old sexually-active women were looked at, which revealed these promising results.

This year, preliminary findings into a baby’s brain development has suggested that getting the normal 20 minutes of moderate exercise 3 times a week could help. Researchers are still to make definitive findings but it’s thought that regular exercise helps to boost a baby’s all round development.

New findings by researchers at Duke’s University has suggested that women who are diagnosed with breast cancer in its early stages could have a better chance of survival if they opt for a lumpectomy and radiation instead of a mastectomy. In recent times many women have been opting for mastectomies for psychological reasons instead of medical, however, more research still needs to be done.

The US Preventative Services Task force changed its guidelines several years ago surrounding the age at which women should receive routine mammograms. Despite the organisation deciding this, women between the ages of 40-49 are still going for the test with numbers slightly increasing. The results are a good indication that women are taking their health seriously.

This year the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology revealed the results of its study into post-pubescent women’s increased chances of developing food allergies, asthma and rhinitis. They believe women are more likely than men to develop certain conditions as a result of both genetics and sex hormones.

The final big health story for women this year involves a bra, or rather why you shouldn’t wear one. Although almost all women wear a one on a daily, research suggests they may not be beneficial. By not wearing a bra, a woman doesn’t develop her body’s natural tissue which supports the breasts. So not wearing a bra is not only more comfortable, but also better for you too!