great sex

8 Ways to Optimize Your Home for Great Sex

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The act of preparing my home with the intention of having great sex became a sort of ritual and incredibly effective in reducing my anxiety, boosting my partner’s  level of comfort and setting ourselves up for a mutually satisfying experience. Here are 8 things I learned along the way, backed up by medical research, of course.

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Friends Can Help You Live Longer: The Science of Social Connection

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Loneliness is bad for you. No, really. Learn how the science of social connection can help you lead a healthier, happier life by connecting with your community, family, and friends.

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Sexy Supplements: The Vitamins that Affect Erections

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If you’ve been to the health food store lately, you’ve seen shelves lined with vitamins and “organic” supplements, each claiming to boost immunity, revitalize organ function, or “promote health.”…

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The Strange Science Behind Why (Some) Aphrodisiacs Actually Work

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Aphrodisiacs have been around forever. Medical texts from ancient India, China, and Egypt each proclaim the sexual benefits of dozens of strange practices and products. They recommend everything from…

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Viagra Turns 20: The History of the “Little Blue Pill”

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When British scientists first studied sildenafil citrate in the late 1980s and 90s, they were looking for a potential treatment for hypertension. Early test results were unremarkable—except for one unusual behavior…

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morning erections

Morning Wood is Weirdly Important

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Men are supposed to wake up with an erection every morning. Seriously, if you’re in “good health,” your body is hard-wired for “morning wood.” In fact, nocturnal erections—or “sleep-related…

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How to Be a “Real Man”

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Take it like a man. Fight through the pain. Real men don’t cry. Everyday society teaches guys the “right” way to be a man. It happens all the time. Movies,…

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heart healthy foods

6 Heart Healthy Foods You’ll Actually Eat

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It seems like there’s a new superfood every week. Acai, matcha, soylent, kale, goji berries—it’s hard to keep track. But what you eat matters, especially to your heart. Both the American Heart…

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penile fracture

Yes, You Can Break Your Penis. And It’s as Awful as it Sounds

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Cards on the table, guys—penile fracture is a rough topic. If you’re squeamish, maybe this one’s not for you—because yes, you can break your penis. And yes, it really…

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cholesterol

Why Cholesterol is Too Important to Ignore

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Simply put, high cholesterol kills. Elevated cholesterol levels are linked to a higher risk of heart disease (the leading cause of death in America), and according to the Centers for…

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3 Ways to Get Better Erections Without Medication

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Erections are surprisingly complicated. Your head, heart, hormones, blood vessels, and about a million other things have to work together perfectly to pull off this crazy thing we call…

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The 10 Biggest Risk Factors for Heart Disease

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The world can be a scary place. Killer storms, terrorist attacks, and disease are front page news practically everyday. It can make you scared to step foot outside. But…

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3 (Super Easy) Ways to Fix Medically Induced Erectile Dysfunction

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If you’re taking medication to treat blood pressure, depression, pain, allergies, inflammation, seizures, or heart conditions, you’re one of the tens of millions of people at risk for medically…

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diabetes

Are You One of the 86 Million Americans with Prediabetes?

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If it seems like diabetes is everywhere these days…it is. The CDC estimates that nearly 10% of Americans have diabetes (the 7th leading cause of death in the US). But that…

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blood pressure

Here’s Why Hypertension Matters So Dang Much

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Blood pressure isn’t just a number. Chronically elevated blood pressure (hypertension) significantly increases your risk for heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, erectile dysfunction, eye disease (retinopathy), and kidney…

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