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4 Ways Sex Can Make Your Workouts Better

Having more sex can actually score you better results from your workouts. Solo sex counts, too!

PAIN RELIEF
Research shows that female pain tolerance increases significantly during orgasm, thanks to a rush of hormones that act as natural painkillers. Experts note the effect can linger for up to two days, so there's another payoff: You may be able to push a little harder during your next workout.

MIND GAMES
People with active sex lives tend to work out more and have better dietary habits than those who get it on less often, according to experts. Why? During sex, as well as exercise, your brain releases higher levels of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that fuels motivation. The brain learns to seek more both in the bedroom and the gym, says Chronister.

SWEET DREAMS
After an orgasm, levels of prolactin and oxytocin rise, bringing on a drowsy feeling, which over time helps improve sleep quality, says Chronister. That's crucial for your fitness: Sleep spikes levels of muscle-building hormones and aids recovery. (And in one study, basketball players who slept two extra hours every night for six weeks hit more free throws.)

HAPPY HEART
Research has found that women who have more orgasms and more frequent sex may have a higher resistance to coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Multivitamins – Weighing the Pros and Cons

Multivitamins – Weighing the Pros and Cons
Are multivitamins really worth your time (and money)? Read on to find out…

A quick look at the medicine section of your local supermarket will tell you how popular multivitamin and mineral supplements have become in the past few years. In an attempt to compensate for the lack of healthy food, and sometimes, blinded by the celebrity diet fads, many people have now started taking multivitamin supplements on a daily basis.

The Pros

Multivitamin supplements were actually designed for individuals with special needs, such as kids suffering from malnutrition, pregnant women, lactating mothers, elderly individuals and individuals suffering from certain health conditions. However, you could still benefit by taking these supplements.

Multivitamin supplements could replenish your body’s reserves of the vitamins, minerals and micronutrients you are lacking. They therefore also cut down the risk of anemia, scurvy and other deficiency disorders.

Rich in vitamins A, C and E, these supplements slow down ageing and cut down your risk of suffering from conditions such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease and boost your immunity.

Taking multivitamin supplements occasionally could also help you deal with some particular region or condition-oriented problems. Pregnant women can get that extra folic acid to ensure a healthy baby and you could get your dose of vitamin D if you don’t really go outdoors.

The Cons

While multivitamins themselves do a pretty good job of keeping the body healthy, fit and active; every day consumption of these supplements could actually be harmful for the body and may have negative impacts on your health too.

Probably the worst fact about multivitamin supplements is that they pack in mega doses of all vitamins and micronutrients. An overdose of anything, even vitamins, is seriously bad for health, and when taken daily, multivitamin supplements have a good way of doing more bad than good for your health.

If you have just started taking multivitamin supplements, there’s a good chance it could interfere with the drugs and medications you have already been taking. It is important to consult a professional at this stage.

Many multivitamin supplements found today are not backed by good research, and don’t contain ideal proportions of vitamins. A good percentage of multivitamin supplements found on supermarket shelves today are not FDA-approved, and are not entirely pure.

On an end-note, its best to take multivitamin supplements, but occasionally; taking advice from your doctor could help you better understand about how multivitamin supplements could help you.

Thinking Of A Happy Place Might Help Reduce Pain

Visualizing a safe place could help lessen pain during a medical procedure, a new study suggests.

Researchers examined the efficacy of visualization techniques during ablation of atrial fibrillation, a procedure that involves inserting a catheter with an electrode at the end of it into the body to destroy parts of the heart responsible for atrial fibrillation.
They examined 76 patients who used visualization techniques and 71 patients who received conventional care. The procedure took two to four hours, and all participants in the study also received local anesthesia, as well as painkillers that were administered by a nurse when they pushed a button. The participants were asked about their pain and anxiety every 15 minutes.
The patients who were in the visualization group were asked to "describe a comfortable safe place they want to be during the procedure. People have chosen a summer house, the beach, or the woods," study researcher Marianne Wetendorff Nørgaard, a clinical nurse specialist at Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, said in a statement. "During the procedure the nurse asks the patient to focus on their safe place and how it looks, smells and sounds."
And when a patient felt pain during the procedure, the nurse helped the patient to use visualization to provide an alternative reason for the pain.
"For example, if the patient says 'my chest is burning', the nurse may say 'imagine that it's a cold day and there is ice on your chest,'" Nørgaard explained in the statement. "Patients tell us that being in this trance like state with safe images makes the procedure a pleasant experience and it feels shorter."
Researchers found that the patients who were in the visualization group reported being in pain fewer times and requested fewer painkillers with the push button. However, researchers did not find that pain intensity or anxiety differed between those who employed visualization techniques and those who didn't.
The findings were presented at EuroHeartCare 2014; because they have yet to be published in a peer-reviewed journal, they should be considered preliminary. 

'Mean Girls' characters: Where are they now?

MEAN-GIRLSThis is worse than wearing sweatpants: Mean Girls isn’t getting a Tina Fey-penned sequel!
Despite some hopeful speculation from fans recently, Fey confirmed the news to Extra on Wednesday, saying, “We’re coming up next month on the 10-year anniversary of the original movie… We’re going to see if there’s any way to get everyone together, but not a movie, sadly. We’re all past high school age.” (Mean Girls 2, the 2011 TV movie sequel with a whole new group of girls, is best not mentioned.)
Like any good twenty-something, I love the movie, but the “no sequel” news is totally for the best. There’s no way people wouldn’t be disappointed by whatever they came up with, and now, fans can just continue to watch and love the original as the perfect high school satire that it is. For those that would like a little more, all hope isn’t lost: Fey is directing her energy towards a possible Mean Girls musical (which she told EW about last year in her EW Interview).
Since Fey has made it clear we aren’t going to get Regina and Gretchen’s High School Reunion, just for fun I went ahead and pictured where the whole fetch gang is now, 10 years post-high school.
Regina George: Regina George continued playing lacrosse at the college level, and subsequently joined a sorority, which she was ultimately kicked out of after an email she wrote cleverly berating her sisters went viral. She now works in PR, and her assistant has told her she isn’t allowed to tweet anymore, as her cutting, pitch-perfect insults have offended everyone from the Modern Family kids to people at the highest levels of the United States government. Anna Wintour has been nothing but impressed.
Gretchen Wieners: Gretchen got pregnant by her loser boyfriend senior year of college, and then ditched the guy (Joey Donner). After giving birth to Bella (that name is totally going to happen), she decided motherhood was her true calling. Recently, she’s the kindergarten helper in Bella’s class, making sure every person gets a Valentine’s Day card (including the cute single dads!). She also works part-time as an administrative assistant at Pillsbury, where she is regularly complimented on her hair.
Cady Heron: After she broke up with Aaron Samuels because he was far too dumb for her post-high school, Cady listened to her mom (and Ms. Norbury) and attended Northwestern University, graduating with a degree in Mathematics. Currently, she’s a teacher, and has a quiet life with good friends (including Janis, but not Damian; he knows what he did). Her secret pleasure is reading celebrity gossip, but she can’t help but feel for the young women the tabloids exploit, regardless of the mistakes they may have made.
Karen Smith: Karen’s weather reports quickly went viral, and she was snapped up right out of high school to become one of the weather people for Fox News, a job she holds to this day. Smith still keeps up with Wieners and her daughter via Facebook; she’s fond of “Like”-ing nearly every post, and still hasn’t totally figured out hashtags. Regina has not responded to her friend request.
Aaron Samuels: Aaron works as a model. Obsessed with his body and weight, he’s often overheard declaring he doesn’t do carbs. Damian totally heard he may have a little bit of a drug habit, and his new girlfriend is a total gold digger. He cries for what could have been with Cady every year on Oct. 3.
Janis Ian: After graduation, Janis went to art school before dropping out because there were too many rules. She moved to L.A., and while she hates most of the people she meets, she’s built a solid career for herself as a modernist painter. She never unfriended any of the girls she knew when she was 17 because she enjoys the feeling of superiority she gets while regularly checking out their social media presences. She can be found with a protest sign in her hand. 
Damian: Damian became a shameless social climber. After graduating from college in the Midwest, he moved to NYC where he regularly stalked celebs and appeared as a hanger-on on various reality shows. He once helped Rachel Zoe pick out a pair of shoes. He dropped whatever his last name was, and now hosts an eponymous show onE!.
Ms. Norbury achieved total world domination.

Men's Sex Secrets Revealed

Men Reveal Sex Secrets that Drive them wild




Men reveal sex secrets that drive them wild.They maybe simple things women do most unconsciously, but they are potent enough to have a man go up in smoke - thank heavens, not literally!
When it comes to sex and foreplay, men think differently and so do women. What may work for the goose, may not necessarily work for the gander as well, and so to have sex that is thrilling, memorable and completely au naturale for both, men let women onto their secret fantasies! 

Action: Pretend to not want to make-out. Keep your lips closed and clench your legs together. 

Effect: Once he notices that you are not kissing him back, he will realise you are up to something. His kiss will become passionate as he will try to pry your mouth open. Fighting for it brings on an exhilarating primal instinct in men. 

Action: Have plenty of white tees. Wear them while working with water - watering the garden, washing the dishes and more. 


Effect: See-through, wet clothes are a real turn-on for men and they can't wait to pull them off you. 

Action: A woman gliding her lips on the mouth of a bottle - whether it's water or an aerated drink. 

Effect: The sensual caress of her lips on the bottle makes men go weak in the knees and their imagination runs away with them, wishing those lips were on them. 

Action: While out shopping, take him along with the clothes you want to try on, into the changing room, especially if you are buying lingerie. 

Effect: He'll love you for thinking on your feet! 

Action: Climb into bed looking very innocent, then do wonderfully dirty deeds. 

Effect: Looking pure and being devilish is a heady combination and every man's dream. 

Action: Do yoga and let your man watch. 

Effect: It can be the most erotic form of foreplay without touching each other. 

Action: Kiss the patch of skin in front of his ears. 

Effect: It's an erogenous zone and he will quickly beg you for more. 

Action: When your man leans forward to kiss you, hold the back of his neck in your hands. 

Effect: It's a tender move and will definitely bring your bodies closer to each other. 

Action: Caress your man's chest often. 

Effect: It's another erogenous zone. Tantalise him with light, feathery kisses to get the fire burning. 

Action: Moan your man's name during the session. 

Effect: It can really turn up the heat!

Men Want Cuddles but Women Prefer Sex


Men need to cuddle & kisses to be happy in a long-term relationship while Women prefer to have sex



Researchers have found that acts of affection like hugs and kisses were more important to men than women.

And for women, sex tends to get better over time - after a couple has been together about 15 years.

Researchers surveyed over 1,000 couples from five different countries who had been in relationships for between one and 51 years. Men who reported frequent kissing and cuddling were three times as happy, on average, as those who had less snuggling with their wives or girlfriendsWomen, meanwhile, said that such shows of affection had very little impact on their happiness.

Both men and women reported their sex lives improving the longer their relationship had lasted. But men were more likely to say they were happy with their relationship while women were more likely to report being satisfied with the sex. The survey of couples from the US, Germany, Spain, Japan and Brazil was carried out by researchers from the Kinsey Institute at America's Indiana University.

Lead author Julia Heiman said that the first 15 years of a relationship may be emotionally draining for women while they are raising children. As they get older, they have fewer pressures.

"It's possible that women became more sexually satisfied over time because their expectations change or life changes when their children grow up," the Telegraph quoted Heiman.

"The period of less satisfaction seems to overlap with the period of raising children, during which other things really take a focus," added Heiman.
The findings about intimacy were the opposite of what researchers had expected, she revealed.

She said: "We became interested in relationships that endure and how might we begin to understand them.

"Cuddles were more important to men in predicting the degree of happiness. The really useful message is we should not make presumptions about the genders."

"Because there''s no way to be sure we're going to be right in any way."
The study has been published in journal Archives of Sexual Behaviour.

7 Sex Secrets Women Wish Men to Know


World News Headlines: Hottest Kamasutra sex positions to thrillA good talk is a great aphrodisiac 
Many women find talk a great turn-on. For them, talking and feeling loved are very important. Good conversation during walks or while the couple is relaxing can be a great aphrodisiac. A man could tell his woman how much he loves her, which acts as a reassurance that he is with her mentally during those intimate moments. 

Many women are anxious about their looks
For a couple that has been together for long, sometimes it is natural that women may feel that their partner may find them less alluring. Because of this some women undress only under the cover of darkness. Caring men can sense such anxieties. There is no need to lie and say she's gorgeous if she isn't, nor is there a need to say that she is not attractive anymore. One can always appreciate and praise what you do find attractive. 

For a woman sex isn't separate from rest of her life 
On the other hand, men tend to compartmentalise, feeling that stressful aspects of life can be parked mentally and separated from sexual activity. Women need good feelings and experiences during the day to have satisfying sex. How her lover treats her out of bed, greatly influences her response in bed. Inattentiveness, harsh language, rude tones, hurtful words, and criticism can make it difficult for a woman to get involved, feel enthusiastic and be passionate during sex. 

An orgasm is not a necessity 
Many men feel that a good lover is one who can bring his woman to climactic sexual culmination. It is great to have such moments, but aren't always essential. Many women feel pressure from partners and even from themselves to reach an orgasm. Sometimes instead of having orgasms, women prefer to engage in just foreplay. 

Sex need not be a serious act 
Playfulness is a great quality. Many men are far too serious about sex. They forget to laugh, be romantically mischievous, have fun. Playfulness and light-heartedness can make intimate moments enjoyable and relaxing. This takes performance pressure off from both partners. 

Women cherish non-sexual touching and tenderness 
Women love romance, cuddling, hand-holding and kissing. But many women complain that their men never do this except during foreplay. A woman should make her man realise the joy of touching. As you give him a relaxing massage and stroke his face and hair tenderly, he starts experiencing the joy of this kind of non-sexual touching. Tell your man what makes you feel loved and wanted. 

Warm attention after sex is important 
A woman's need for tender moments goes beyond the actual lovemaking. Some women complain that men fall asleep immediately after the act. It is true that when a man is having sex, his endorphin level is very high. Almost immediately after ejaculation, he goes through a refractory phase where he loses his erection and all his systems gear down. In females this phase happens gradually. However, if you don't like him falling asleep immediately, tell him without putting him down. Alternatively, let him sleep in your arms for a few minutes and gently wake him up afterwards. 

Top 10 Super Sex Treats To Give Him


Supertricks to get intimate1. When he leans in for a kiss, pull the back of his head closer to you with your hands. Lightly tug on his hair as you kiss to reinforce the message that you can't get enough of his mouth on yours.

2. Just before you go down on him, lick your lips and whisper in his ear that you can't wait to taste him.

3. As you're hanging out in bed doing your normal thing-maybe watching a movie or reading-suddenly roll over, lie on top of him, and writhe your entire body against his through your clothes.

4. Pin his hands above his head, and use only your breasts to give his chest a sexy rubdown. Put a dab of lotion on your nipples to enhance the skin-on-skin sensation.

5. Give him a real-life wet dream: invite him to join you in the shower, and then surprise him by getting on your knees and taking his penis into your mouth. The warm stream of water against his back combined with the warmth of your mouth will feel so good, he'll need to brace himself against the shower bar to stay standing.

6. While you're making out, take two of his fingers and press them against the outside of your underwear so he knows just how wet he's getting you.

7. As he's giving you oral, rock your hips in rhythm to his movements, and lift your lower half toward him to show just how into it you are.

8. Push your guy down on the bed with his arms by his sides and straddle him so that your knees lightly pin his forearms against his body. Tantalise him by showing peeks of skin for a few seconds while simultaneously circling your hips like you're riding him cowboy-style.

9. Sneak up behind your guy while he's on the phone and reach around to grab his penis. Use a firmer, underhand grip to re-create the way he touches himself while giving him warm, breathy kisses from just below the earlobe to that ultra-sensitive spot where the bottom of his neck meets the top of his back.

10. Give him an F-me-now kiss: stroke the back of his neck with one hand, grab his butt with the other, and press your boobs into his chest and your pelvis against his.

Top 10 Tips for a Better Sex Life



If 80 is the new 50, then 50 must be the new 30. No, it's not a math lesson but what a large number of urban women seem to be thinking. The growing queues in front of designer shops and med spas that offer nips, tucks and lasers for chin hair bear testimony to the fact that as we get older we are looking better than ever before. But here's something I don't get: surely the plan is not to meekly go to the grave with a trim body. 

1. Sexuality is a state of mind. If the mind is willing, the body will perform!

2. Feeling sexy is a delicate balance of emotional and physical issues. Being fit and healthy is as important as the gracious acceptance of the ageing process.

3. Don't let the youth brigade stress you out. Sexuality is in your head and to have a good sex life you need to feel beautiful within.

4. Sex is not only about penetration. Despite the wrinkles and greying hair, you are still sexy inside. It's about feeling good, wanted and loved.

5. Get physical. Yes, Indian men are not very tactile, but learn to touch and caress; hug and kiss. Just the physical proximity will give you a sense of well-being.

6. Communication is king. Now that you are older, you should be comfortable enough to discuss your sexual preferences as well as your fantasies with your partner.

7. Older means freer-so be flexible-mentally. Experiment, be spontaneous and forget all the rigid rules of the past.

8. Be patient and savour the sex. As you get older it takes longer! So, linger, explore and rejoice.

9. Pay attention to your partner's needs. The more you give the more you will receive.

10. Accept slowing down. If it doesn't quite happen as you expect it to, it's ok. Everyone but everyone has had an encounter with lackadaisical libidos. Always remember that sex is good. Even when it's bad it's good!

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