Archive for the ‘Making Love’ Category

Book Recommendation   Leave a comment

Don’t you just love it when a nationally recognized ‘agony aunt’ recommends your book in the Sunday newspaper?

You can read Zelda West-Mead’s recommendation for ‘Exploring Sex, Love and Lust’ in yesterday’s YOU Magazine that comes with the Mail On Sunday.

Happy love-making,

Clive Peters.

 

 

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Big Brother is Watching You   Leave a comment

What you’re looking for on the internet is being monitored and, specifically, to predict outbreaks of sexually transmitted diseases.

Yet to be published, but reported already in the national press, the results of a U.S. study – to be published in Epidemiology – data on phrases tapped into computers was compiled alongside actual rates of infections.

Gathering this information they claim that the number of new cases can be reliably predicted with 90 per cent accuracy.

My recommendation? If you think you may have an STD, go see a doctor and get checked out.

Happy love-making

Clive

Not Such Good News   Leave a comment

Professor Brian Primack, director of the Centre for Research on Media, Technology and Health at the University of Pittsburgh, produced a study last year that showed people who used social media for two hours a day were two to three times as likely to have depression or anxiety as those who logged on for half-an-hour or less.

“There is an association between social media use and mental health issues,” he said. “Some people get the impression that everybody is having a great time and their own lives don’t match up,” said the Professor.

One theory is that people who feel depressed and anxious tend to use more social media. Worse still, another study suggested checking social media 30 minutes before bed results in a 60% rise in disturbed sleep.

My own observations, while simply walking along the Paseo (sea front promenade) here in Las Palmas, is that I have to constantly change direction to avoid folk who aren’t looking where they’re going because they continually have their eyes glued to their smart phones.! Don’t they realize what wonderful views they’re missing – and maybe feeling depressed about it?

Happy love-making.

Clive

Sleep More – Improve Your Love Life   Leave a comment

A study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine discovered if a woman slept for an extra hour, she’d have a 14% higher chance of enjoying a sexual encounter with her lover the next day.

Previous studies have shown lack of sleep releases cortisol – the stress hormone – which reduces testosterone, limiting her sex drive.

Reckon the same rule applies to the fellas, too.

Happy love-making.

Clive.

 

Two Week Challenge   Leave a comment

Here’s the challenge: you must have sex every day for two weeks! This is good for you, girls (grown-up girls, that is).

Studies carried out in Israel showed that women who have had two orgasms a week were almost a third less likely to have heart disease. Another study at Queen’s University, Belfast, found that having sex three time a week could slash your heart attack and stroke risk.

It is a super healthy activity. There is now evidence that it improves your cognitive function and appears to ward off dementia.

How about that!

Happy love-making.

Clive

Banish Premature Ejaculation   Leave a comment

Reported in the national press yesterday was a report of a study made by Yuksek Ihtisas Hospital in Turkey, and published in European Urology.

Scientists found that stimulating the ankle with a mild electric current can help banish premature ejaculation.

A trial of ‘tibial nerve stimulation’ on 30 men suffering from this condition found it increased the duration of their love-making.

The thinking is the current passes up the tibial nerve to other nerves in the pelvis that control ejaculatory muscles. Over time, this ‘retrains’ the muscles so they do not go into frequent spasm.

This is only a very small group study, but maybe it could lead to something produced to strap around your ankle before getting down to it. There are other ways, and if you do suffer from premature ejaculation, drop me a line to clive@exploringsexloveandlust.com, putting ‘Prem Ejac’ in the subject matter heading, and I’ll send you a guide to help solve it. Complete confidentiality assured – and I delete all contact details immediately after sending.

Happy love-making

Clive

 

Pillow Talk   Leave a comment

A man’s personal levels of testosterone can show in the way he whispers ‘sweet nothings’ in his lover’s ears after making love. Those with high levels tend to be reluctant to indulge in chitchat, and those with lower levels are keener, and better at it.

Researchers for a study led by the University of Connecticut described how post-sex communication may serve ‘an important role in not only sustaining a satisfying sexual relationship between partners, but may also contribute to more general feelings of relationship satisfaction and closeness’.

The possible risks of disclosure include ‘loss of control, embarrassment, hurt or rejection’, the researchers say in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. The benefits may include ‘increased intimacy, closeness and satisfaction’. The researchers went on to say: ‘Not only does the current study contribute to researchers’ theoretical understanding of sexual communication, privacy boundaries, and biology, but it could also have broader practical implications for romantic relationships.’

But we already knew this, didn’t we? In the chapter entitled The Importance of Communication in my book Exploring Sex, Love and Lust, you’ll find all the answers you need for the perfect sexual relationship – written in an easy-going style, and plain English!

Happy love-making.

Clive