“Some guys can have sex several times in a row, while others need a few hours in between sessions. What might account for this variation, and is there a way for guys to make it so that they can increase not only stamina during sex, but decrease the amount of recovery time they need in between sessions?” — Ready For Another Round, Boston, MA
The better men eat, the better their stamina. Getting an erection (and using it) takes a lot of nutrients and blood, so men should eat lots of healthy whole grain carbs to provide energy. Zinc (which helps produce testosterone and sperm) is a good supplement to take, but you can also find it in lots of different seafoods, peas and lentils.
One time, over a very awkward lunch, my mom told me my dad took the “blue pill” (Viagra), and went on for hours over and over again. I can’t describe it, but the look on her face was not a smile. Still, if you’re not interested in trying the natural route, you can always suggest that your partner take a prescription supplement. Or, if you’re cheap, that Horny Goat Weed they sell at the corner deli.
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Ah, your wedding day(s). From the dress to the dinner, itâ€™s easy to spend your life’s savings. Of course you want everything to be perfect for the event where two become one, but what if your betrothed backs out at the last minute? Then youâ€™re left holding a big bill for the dance hall, the cake, and a pile of shrimp cocktail. Well, at least one politician has had enough. Jose Antonio Zepeda, a city deputy for Mexico City’s conservative National Action Party, wants to change the capitalâ€™s civil code to include a compensation clause for getting cold feet. If passed this spring, the bill will force the fiancÃ© who has cold feet to pay the others’ wedding costs. So, while they’ll still be able to break your heart, they wonâ€™t be able to break your bank. [Reuters] Keep reading »
Even though James McAvoy wasnâ€™t nominated for his role in Atonement, we were still lucky enough to hear his lovely Scottish brogue at last nightâ€™s Oscars when he presented the award for Best Adapted Screenplay with Josh Brolin. Seriously, he has the sexiest accent ever. His new movie, Penelope, with Christina Ricci and Reese Witherspoon, hits theaters this Fridayâ€”though after watching the trailer, it sounds like James plays a character with an American accent. Oh well, he still looks amazing. [Penelope]
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A research team created an elastic substance that can mend itself — simply push the torn material together and 15 minutes later, voilÃ ! Besides applications in the fields of medicine and technology, tights that don’t run is another extremely practical possibility. I would have found a pair very useful the other night. I was running around my apartment, getting ready to meet a gentleman for drinks, when my last pair of black tights got a hole in them. Since I had about 15 minutes before I had to leave (ironically the exact amount of time it would have taken for a pair of self-healing tights to mend themselves), I decided to walk down the block to the drugstore and buy a new pair. However, I discovered that the drugstore doesn’t sell tights, only sheer pantyhose, which are not attractive. [Times Online] Keep reading »
Last time we set the boundaries for what a first date outfit should entail. Remember, the look should reflect who you are, shouldnâ€™t give it all away (too tight, low cut, and too short are NO-NOâ€™S), shouldnâ€™t appear as though you tried too hard, and conversely, like you didnâ€™t put any effort into your look at all. The outfit I devised to meet all these guidelines included jeans, a flirty top, a blazer, and boots. However, this might not work for everyone — say, women who LIVE in dresses (as many of my friends do). A dress does not always have to indicate high-maintenance, and finding a dress you love and building upon it with fabulous accessories may result in that ever-so-elusive understated sexy, laid back, fun to hang with-vibe that is guaranteed to keep him transfixed by you. Just check out the look sported by Anne Hathaway!
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Who doesn’t like a good spanking? Turns out even your kid eventually will. If that grosses you out — or explains some things — then a new report, which links childhood penalties with adult sexual behavior, will come as no surprise. Elizabeth Gershoff, an assistant professor of social work at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor who has reviewed almost a century’s worth of research on spanking, claims people “may internalize [spankings] to mean that in loving relationships sometimes there’s pain or physical aggression.” Although the effectiveness of raising a hand to discipline a child is still up for debate, as of a 2007 study, 85% of people claim to have been spanked. So let’s face it — all (well, most) of us need to be punished. [ USA Today] Keep reading »
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Abigail Breslin, Isla Fisher
The Lowdown: Ryan Reynolds stars as a recently separated father, who gets suckered into telling his daughter (Little Miss Sunshine‘s Abigail Breslin) the twisted tale of how he met her mother in the form of a bedtime story. “Gag!” may be your first reaction, but give it a chance. As Reynolds tells his love story, he changes names and some facts and Breslin (and hence, the audience) must try to figure out who her mother is like a big ol’ love puzzle. Thereâ€™s Emily (Elizabeth Banks), his blond Wisconsin college sweetheart, Summer (Rachel Weisz), the sexy, intellectual brunette, and April (Isla Fisher), the redheaded free spirit. Now, Reynolds is hot, we all know it, and usually quite entertaining, but his usual quit-witted charm is absent as he tries to tackle the role of responsible â€œfatherâ€ figure. He is utterly flat and dull throughout most of the film (but still nice to look at), therefore letting the ladies shine — and they do, especially the always-intriguing Weisz and the almost too-cute Fisher. Now as much as you must be dying to find out who Reynoldsâ€™ ends up with (and who lil’ Breslin’s mommy is), I beseech you to save your $12.50, and wait for the DVD, the results will still be the same.
The Verdict: Donâ€™t even think of bringing your man to this ultimate chick-flick. He will certainly end up vomiting in his popcorn bucket, or resenting you for at least a week. Men have no place in that theater! Save it for a rainy-day girl-fest with your sappiest friend. [Definitely, Maybe] Keep reading »
Seasonique, the birth control pill that makes women menstruate only four times a year, is being marketed to men. Ads have appeared in laddie magazine Maxim, which is known for its frat-bro attitude and bikini clad spreads, and Spike TV, the channel dedicated to a Late Night Strip Poll. Apparently, the execs marketing Seasonique think guys who like those brands are getting laid, but theyâ€™re trying to stop them from spawning. Those men — who are seemingly fascinated by a poop that can kill — are surprisingly grossed out by Aunt Flo coming to stay five days out of the month. Maybe that’s why Seasonique is hoping to get these men to talk to the women in their lives about using their form of birth control. Although the dudes may think they’re in some great hush-hush scheme to banish Aunt Flo, the joke is on them since the same ads are also running on Lifetime. Ha! Ainâ€™t nothing gonna cramp a ladiesâ€™ ability to choose her own birth control. Period! [Marie Claire] Keep reading »