Mar 20

Is Viagra Better Than Other Treatments For Erectile Dysfunction?

Since the release of Viagra over 15 years ago, the stigma of erectile dysfunction has been reduced significantly. As a result, more and more men are coming to the conclusion that they are not alone in having this problem, and are going to their doctors seeking help. For many, Viagra is the first item on the check-list of things that they bring up in their appointments. Viagra has built up a trusted reputation as one of the best, if not the best, treatment for erectile dysfunction. However, other medications are now on the market for the treatment of ED, and many men are now wondering which pill is the best pill to get them back in the action.

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Additionally, due to medical conditions that can interact with Viagra and other medications that treat ED, many men cannot simply take a pill to treat their ED, so they look to other types of ED treatment. When pills are not an option, men can consider surgery or some at-home remedies.

“Some older ED treatments are actually being used more than ever, especially for men who can’t take the pill,” says Michael Feloney, MD, a urologist at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

But the question on most men’s mind when looking for a solution for their ED is: which medication works best?

Besides Viagra the most popular prescription medications for treating ED are Levitra and Cialis. Standra and Staxyn are the remaining two of the only five medications that are approved by the FDA for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (these include the generic forms of the medications, which are also approved by the FDA). Each medication works in the same basic way, which is by increasing blood supply to the penis, but each medication does have its differences from the next.

The differences between the different ED medications are essentially only in the time it takes for the medication to take effect, and the duration of the effect. For example, Levitra tends to work a little bit longer than Viagra. Both Levitra and Viagra take about 30 minutes to take effect, and the length of duration is only slight: Levitra lasts 5 hours, about an hour longer than Viagra. Get more information about the difference between Viagra and other ED treatments at this site.

Cialis gets to work much faster—within 15 minutes, and the effects can last up to 36 hours. This option may be preferable to someone who needs more flexibility as far as when they will need the effects to be active. Stendra also works within about 15 minutes, but the effects only last a little longer than Levitra—6 hours. Finally, Staxyn has the most immediate effect out of all five medications because of its disintegrating tablet form, but lasts as long as Levitra because they have the same active ingredient.

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Jan 08

Sex Box: Redefining British Television?

sex boxThe television show, “Sex Box,” was a novel new idea for a TV show, with equally novel goals and a noble purpose. The concept of “Sex Box” was that couples would come onto the show, and have sex in a box onstage on a live set, while the cameras were rolling. This may seem scandalous and distasteful, but the television show’s aims were actually quite the opposite. The idea was that, after having sex in this box on stage, the couples would come out into the interview area, where a host would ask them a series of questions about their experience in the box, about their sexual relationship, and about sex in general. The concept centered around a theory that the couples would be more open to answering these types of questions truthfully after having just had sex with each other in the box on stage.

The show first gained attention as being a distasteful and exploitative way of gaining viewers, which was to be expected with a name like “Sex Box.” But then the goals of the producers became clear, and television viewers couldn’t help but be swayed by the genuine, good-hearted nature of their purpose in creating the show. The producers wanted to reintroduce the idea of sex and talk about it in realistic, open way, in order to reclaim sex from the province of the porn industry and Viagra commercials. This seemed to be a great idea, since the porn industry has greatly influenced the public idea of sex, and there haven’t been programs presenting the real version of sex to oppose the porn version.

“Sex Box” did not go over well on British television, however. Even though the idea was good, and television viewers tuned in to the show for the first few minutes in support, the program came off flat and lost its viewers before the first episode even ended. “Sex Box” was also adapted into an American version of the show, which aimed to make nine episodes, but only ended up airing five episodes due to low viewership. In the States, the reaction was very similar: at first there was confusion and upset over the risky name; then viewers were intrigued by this concept of real sex-talk; then viewers disengaged.
Even though “Sex Box” was not a roaring hit, since it was less-than-interesting in its actual execution, the concept that it presented was still strong, and has hopefully given future television producers something to think about, and an idea to perhaps bring to life in a different way somewhere down the line.

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Oct 19

When Chest Pains During Workouts Should Concern You

Working out can cause a significant amount of healthy pain—pain that is nothing to worry about, and actually means that you are getting the most out of your workout. But chest pain can be disconcerting, especially when it comes on during exertion. The chest is where the heart and lungs are, so there are a number of very valid times that you should be concerned if your chest is painful during workouts. As always, if you have a medical concern, consult your doctor.

The first concern that most people have when they experience chest pain during a workout is the concern of heart attack. Chest pain during a workout, or any other time, is nothing to take lightly, and certainly should be evaluated. But the good news is that almost 25% of Americans get pain in the thorax region that is not caused by heart issues. Pain in the chest can result from a variety of things, including problems with other organs such as your muscles, lungs, nerves, esophagus, and quite often your rib joints.

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The chest pain that you feel during a workout may feel:

  • Stabbing
  • Dull
  • Aching
  • Burning sensation
  • A feeling of being crushed

You might get the sensation of pain in any location in you chest regions from your abdomen up to your neck. Heart-related conditions that are life-threatening that cause pain in the chest triggered by exercise often have co-existing symptoms. The following conditions may be to blame for your chest pain, and the symptoms may inform whether or not you should be concerned when you have pains in the chest during a workout.

Coronary Artery Disease (COD)

This is a term that describes an obstruction in the vessels of the heart that cut blood flow and therefore vital oxygen to the heart itself. It can cause pain in the chest known as angina, but usually this does not result in any lasting damage. However, be aware that any degree of coronary disease does up your chances of getting a heart attack.

Angina is benign, and it can cause pain in the jaw, shoulder, back and even the arms. The trigger that sets it off is often exercise or some other type of physical or emotional stress.  The solution is simple as it turns out – all you need to do is get some rest.

Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

This results from a lessening in the amount of blood flowing through the vessels of the heart.  Basically,  this causes the muscle cell of the heart to die. Unfortunately, the pain of heart attack is almost the same as angina pain. However, the pain of a heart attack is on a different scale being much more severe, often described by those who have lived through it as crushing, and usually located towards the left or else in the center of the chest. Needless to say, rest is no solution to this kind of pain. .

Though chest pain caused by the lungs and esophagus, or caused by angina, can feel similar to heart attack or other life-threatening condition, you should be concerned if you get shortness of breath, profuse sweating, unusual weakness or feeling sick (nausea) when you experience the chest pain, as these indicate heart attack or other very serious problem.

One other note: chest pain can be even more of a danger sign if you are taking ED medication such as sildenafil; don’t hesitate to see a doctor or call 911 immediately if you experience symptoms.

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Mar 20

How Did Tinder Get So Big So Fast?

Smart phones now seem to be an invaluable dating and romance tool. With many apps for online dating websites, lonely app users can sort through millions of other lonely app users to find their perfect match, a new friend if it doesn’t work out to be “love at first sight,” or just a casual thing. Tinder is one of the newest dating app products on the market, and the company has recognized a niche that was not being effectively filled by all of the other dating apps and websites: the local hookup.

While most dating apps and websitesmake users go through question after question about their personalities and dating preferences, Tinder recognized that some people are not looking to find their perfect match when they open up a dating app on their phone. In fact, most of them are not. Many people using free dating websites essentially want to meet someone new, as they would if they were to go to a bar, and get to know them if they happen to be cute. But Tinder also used intelligent and intuitive software to quickly jump to the top of the ranks of internet match-making companies.

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First, Tinder relies mostly on location to make its matches. If a person is near you, you have the option of simply approving them by clicking on an icon of a cat, or denying them by clicking on the icon of a pig. In actuality, this is much more like how real-life dating and date-selection works than other internet matchmaking sites, with their endless personality evaluations. If both parties select the cat icon, meaning that they like each other, they can then converse through messages and decide if they want to meet up. This intuitive system helped Tinder to become very big, very fast, because it is simple and lets you get straight to the point—talking to somebody you’re interested in.

The most popular mobile apps are the ones that offer users the fastest experience. The market that Tinder targets, millennials, often log into an app for just ten seconds before logging out and moving on to the next. With Tinder, all you need is ten seconds to get an experience from the app.

Tinder also appeals to those who fear rejection: users cannot tell when they’ve been rejected, only when they’ve been approved.

Tinder has grown enormously very quickly by appealing perfectly to their target market and what they find valuable, and by meeting needs that were not met by other apps in the online dating market.

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Mar 15

How to Talk to Sexy Girls Without Being Intimidated

There is nothing more intimidating than seeing a beautiful girl from across the room and wanting to talk to her. When you’re in this type of position, you may be easily passing up on an opportunity that can lead to dates and a great future. To help you improve your success in relationships and of snagging a beautiful girl, below is an overview of how you can talk to sexy girls without being intimidated. While you don’t need to follow these recommendations step by step, they do provide a great general overview on where you should start.

Be Confident Yourself

There are many reasons for you to find a girl beautiful, but one of the main reasons is that beautiful girls tend to display confidence in who they are. This confidence is extremely magnetic, which means that you are drawn to that person because of how confident they are. The same should apply to you. You’ll find it much more easy and less intimidating to speak to a beautiful girl if you are confident in yourself and your own abilities to attract a gorgeous woman. So, buck up, smile, and know that you are just as wonderful as any other person in the room.

Be Casual

 

Another great tip is that you should be casual and display who you really are. One of the many reasons that guys are intimidated is that they think that they need to live to some unattainable standard in order for the other sex to find them attractive. This couldn’t be more far from the truth. Instead of trying to be who you are not and hoping she is attracted to that, the best thing that you can do is to actually just be yourself. In being yourself, you not only appear more honest, but you also let her love the real you.

Dress Well

Finally, when people say that how you present yourself is everything, they mean it. When you are faced with any woman, you should also take the care and consideration to dress yourself in an appropriate and attractive manner. This will boost your confidence and increase the level of attractiveness that you have. So, the next time you plan to talk to a beautiful woman and are afraid of intimidation, you should dress well, be casual, and be confident in yourself. It’s a successful method.

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