Archive for the ‘safe sex’ Category

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

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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

 

 

Dying on The Job   Leave a comment

Afraid of dying whilst giving the performance of your life? Don’t be!

Believe it or not, and what man has not joked about the way he’d like to die – while making the most memorable coupling ever – researchers, published a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, of this event.

They looked at 13 years of data from 4,500 cardiac arrests (where the heart suddenly stops beating properly so blood is no longer pumped around the body – let alone man’s best friend), and only 34 occurred during or within an hour of sex. That’s fewer than 1% of cases.

So relax; the chances of your dying while bringing your partner to the point of ecstasy and beyond, are so slim you can forget it! It’s even rarer for the woman in your life!

Happy love-making.

Clive

Want to get pregnant?   Leave a comment

Research shows that lying on your back after sex won’t increase a woman’s chances of conceiving.

In a study last year by VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, women having artificial insemination were told to stay in bed for 15 minutes, or get up immediately – the latter became pregnant more easily!

The researchers said there was no reason to stay in bed for longer than it takes to ‘get your breath back.’

You can read how fast sperm swim and how long it takes to travel from the man’s ejaculation to penetrating the female egg, and all the struggles it has to face on its way, in Exploring Sex, Love and Lust.

Happy love-making.

Clive

Mothers and Sex   Leave a comment

Mum really DOES know best!

Dr Laura Widman, of the Teen Health Lab at North Carolina State University analysed research of 25,000 teenagers over 30 years, about discussing with parents contraception and risky sexual conduct.

It is ‘the chat’ dads, and teenagers, dread most. But the research suggests that those who did talk it over with a parent made them more likely to practise safe sex – and it’s better still if done by Mum.

Under 25s make up more than six in ten chlamydia cases in the UK, more than 140,000 annually.

Particularly among mothers and girls, ‘communication with parents’ has a protective effect on adolescent contraceptive and condom use. The results are published in JAMA Pediatrics.

There is another way – and you know what I mean – my book even has a chapter devoted to ‘Communication’, to help Mum or Dad, as well another on ‘Conception and Contraception’. So you’ll know all about it – Mums too!

Happy love-making.

Clive Peters, author.

Good News from Italy   1 comment

Reported in international news today was research on 7,000 men, over 4 years in the Molise region of Italy confirmed that drinking three strong coffees a day cuts the chances of prostate cancer by more than 50%.

Study leader George Pounis, of the Mediterranean Neurological Institute, said: ‘By analysing their coffee consumption habits and comparing them with prostate cancer cases occurring over time, we saw a net reduction of risk of 53% in those who drank more than three cups a day.’

The team confirmed their findings by testing the action of coffee extracts on prostate cancer cells in laboratory studies.

In the UK, prostate cancer in men is the biggest killer after breast cancer in women.

If you’d like a copy of the full report, let me know and I’ll send it to you.

Happy love-making – and survive cancer!

Clive.

Spam   Leave a comment

My website has a spam filter that stops any comments reaching me if they are coming via a commercial site.

I am aware that many carry a serious message, but if you want your message to be seen you will have to simply send your comments from your personal address and not show a website address.

That way we can all read what everybody is thinking, and freely exchange views and opinions.

Happy love-making.

Clive