Archive for the ‘Conception and contraception’ Tag

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

 

 

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Is Pornography giving you a Headache?   Leave a comment

An interesting piece of research reported yesterday by neurologists from Taiwan. They said that studying brain scans of a 40 year old married man who regularly looked at internet porn showed activity in areas of the brain normally associated with pain, not sex.

One theory is that in some people, viewing pornography triggers an increase in blood flow to the brain at such levels that it causes pain.

Most of us think about viewing porn for arousal, not a headache. But if you fall into this category at least you know the reason why now.

But if she complains of a headache, what does that make you think?!

Happy love-making.

Clive.

Nasal News   Leave a comment

We all know that a blocked up or stuffy nose can be cleared by having sex, but it’s now a fact, backed up in yesterday’s press by Professor Merlin Thomas of Monash University. He’s the author of The Longevity List – he says: ‘Changes to blood flow during sex, and particularly after orgasm, can unblock the nose and make it easier to fall asleep.’

No falling asleep on the job now!

Happy love-making.

Clive.

Feeling old and wrinkly?   Leave a comment

Researchers at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital tell us that regular sex can prevent lines and wrinkles.
People in their forties who had sex two or three times a week were judged to look seven to thirteen years younger – probably down to DHEA, a hormone released during sex that can increase collagen production.
You heard it here; stay young and beautiful; no excuses now!
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

Sex Questions and Answers   Leave a comment

Want more from me? Put ‘Clive Peters, Author‘ into your search engine and see the listings.

Thinking of buying? Amazon, and others of course, but also UK’s biggest online bookstore. Here’s a secure link: https://www.waterstones.com/author/clive-peters/439825

Watch out for Zelda’s (agony aunt and relationships counselor) recommendation for my book, Exploring Sex, Love and Lust, in YOU magazine this next Sunday – the mag comes free with The Mail on Sunday.

Happy love-making.

Clive.

The Wrong Blood!   Leave a comment

For a study carried out for Ordu University in Turkey, researchers took blood samples from 350 men in their sixties and split them into two groups according to whether they had erectile problems.

The results revealed men with types A, B, or AB were three to four times more likely to flop in the bedroom than those with blood type ‘O’. Just 16% with O blood types had problems, compared with 42% of those with A blood types.

Happy love-making, whatever your blood type!

Clive