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Everything would also work for homosexual couples…

No. 1 Exercise together
University of Texas researchers found that vigorous exercise activates a woman’s sympathetic nervous system, which is also activated during sexual arousal. So both her body and her brain are in the mood.

No. 2 Use a vibrator
In her 2009 study Debby Herbenick, Ph.D., M.P.H., found that vibrators are linked to positive sexual function, such as desire and ease of orgasm.

No. 3 Use lube
A 2011 study from Indiana University linked lube use with greater sexual pleasure and comfort.

No. 4 Mindfulness
Women are more likely than men to be distracted while having sex. Canadian research found that by focusing on the sights, sounds, and feelings of sex, women have greater desire and arousal.

No. 5 Coital Alignment Technique
This position—the man shifts forward to press the base of his penis against her clitoris—can make it easier for her to have an orgasm.

No. 6 Cuddle, kiss, touch
But don’t have sex. According to Kinsey Institute research, women often think kissing means he’s looking for sex. Removing that pressure leads to greater relationship satisfaction for men.

No. 7 Do something new together
Novelty sparks hormones in the brain similar to those released when you were falling in love, concluded a study at SUNY-Stony Brook.

No. 8 Do chores together
Women bear the brunt of household chores. And in study after study, women have said that they find it a turn-on when their partner pitches in to help.

No. 9 Multitask in bed
A national survey from Indiana University found that doing at least four or five sexual acts at each session was a strong predictor of orgasm. That could mean they just spent more time having sex—or that variety is exciting. Our opinion: Do your own research.

Read more at Men’s Health: http://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/cures-common-sex/page/4?cm_mmc=Twitter-_-MensHealth-_-Content-Sex-_-9curessexlife#ixzz1w9ivaAUL

Skin Saving Tips

The consequences of sunburn linger long after your skin peals and the redness subsides. “Skin cancer rates grew 400 percent among men between 18 and 39 in the last 40 years,” says Mona Gohara, M.D. and assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine. One reason: People aren’t using sunscreen properly. Most people apply only 25 to 50 percent of the recommended amount—one ounce, or enough to fill a shot glass, says the American Academy of Dermatology.

More from MensHealth.com: Sunscreen: You’re Applying it Wrong.

Now that you know how much sunscreen to sport, check out five more ways to prevent and spot skin cancer, courtesy of Dr. Gohara.

Wear Sunscreen During Your Commute
Cancer-causing ultraviolet rays can penetrate the windows of your car, home, or office. A University of Washington study even found that cancer is more common on the left side of Americans, presumably due to sun exposure while driving.  Apply a light, broad spectrum SPF of 30 or higher on your face, arms and hands, before hitting the road and visit skincancer.org to learn about UV-blocking film for your car windows.

Take a Siesta
The early bird…doesn’t get skin cancer. That is, if he goes inside during the afternoon. Mow the lawn, go for a jog, or shoot hoops in the morning. And don’t even think about lying on your porch in the afternoon. “Sunbathing in the afternoon increases your risk of skin cancer by 5 times,” says Dr. Gohara. Not only is the sun weaker in the A.M., the body produces higher levels of a protein that protects against sun damage, scientists say.

Undress with the Lady in Your Life 
Ask your partner to look in those hard-to-see areas, like your back, scalp, and ears. “Melanoma on the back is particularly common in men because they often go shirtless in the summer—and forget to reapply sunscreen,” says Dr. Gohara. Already found questionable moles? (Click here to see what they look like.) Make sure to take the next step and see your dermatologist.

Wrap it Up
Protecting yourself from STDs might also prevent skin cancer. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which is transmitted by skin to skin, or skin to mouth contact, can develop into squamous cell carcinoma, a nonmelanoma cancer. Do you really need another reason to use protection? (Yes, every time you have sex.)

Map Your Moles
If you have a lot of moles, find a dermatologist that offers mole mapping; special software—combined with full body photography—that helps doctors detect minor changes in skin lesions, so you can take care of sketchy spots before they turn cancerous.

Don’t stop there, follow @MensHealthStyle and check out our ASME award winning Skin Cancer Center for more ways to detect, prevent, and treat skin cancer.

—Kiera Aaron

Read more at Men’s Health: http://blogs.menshealth.com/style-news/skin-saving-tips/2012/05/03/#ixzz1tvLoUqoy

Facts and Chicks

Yes it’s back! Facts and Chicks!!!! The reason it hasn’t appeared in so long is that it became extremely time consuming to do. I mean i have to look at the website (factsandchicks.com), post them here, and think of funny comments. I mean that can be way to much for this boy to handle, but whenever I have some random time inbetween studies I’ll do a Facts and Chick for my straight guy friends. I mean it’s the least I can do since they put up with Man Crush of the Day!

It’s cause their blood has traveled to their hair!

My question, of course, is how big is his dick?

Glad I didn’t start smoking pot until my brain was completely developed!

Damn vikings!

Now man up and giggle! It’s good for your health!

So men with one testicle want to take over the world you say? Everybody start watching Lance Armstrong!

Okay this may be true widespread, but as the oldest of 4 with 2 vagina-loving baby brothers, I am going to have to say lie!

New Hampshire’s Tea Party-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that would mandate a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion and require doctors to tell women that abortion causes breast cancer.

The bill, sponsored by Rep. Jeanine Notter (R-Merrimack), was immediately condemned by Democratic leaders, who it would require false information to be spread by doctors to patients. There is no proven breast cancer link to abortion, according to the World Health Organization and the American Cancer Society.

Notter could not be reached for comment Wednesday, but has said in the past she believes there is an abortion-cancer connection. In an interview last month with Merrimack Patch, Nottersaid she understood that abortion would cause spaces in breast duct tissue to allow for the growth of cancer cells. She said she believed birth control pills lead to the same issue. Notter last month also said that she believed that birth control pills taken by women cause prostate cancer in their male children.

The bill includes a full section on the supposed breast cancer link.

e) Materials that inform the pregnant woman that there is a direct link between abortion and breast cancer. It is scientifically undisputed that full-term pregnancy reduces a woman’s lifetime risk of breast cancer. It is also undisputed that the earlier a woman has a first full-term pregnancy, the lower her risk of breast cancer becomes, because following a full-term pregnancy the breast tissue exposed to estrogen through the menstrual cycle is more mature and cancer resistant. In fact, for each year that a woman’s first full-term pregnancy is delayed, her risk of breast cancer rises 3.5 percent. The theory that there is a direct link between abortion and breast cancer builds upon this undisputed foundation. During the first and second trimesters of pregnancy the breasts develop merely by duplicating immature tissues. Once a woman passes the thirty-second week of pregnancy (third trimester), the immature cells develop into mature cancer resistant cells. When an abortion ends a normal pregnancy, the woman is left with more immature breast tissue than she had before she was pregnant. In short, the amount of immature breast tissue is increased and this tissue is exposed to significantly greater amounts of estrogen—a known cause of breast cancer. Women facing an abortion decision have a right to know that such medical data exists. At the very least, women must be informed that it is undisputed that pregnancy provides a protective effect against the later development of breast cancer.

Among the provisions in the bill passed today are a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion is administered, with doctors providing information to the woman during this period. In addition to the breast cancer link, the information includes a series of fetal pictures taken at two-week intervals, a list of agencies that assist women during pregnancy and childbirth, a 24-hour state hotline number, material on paternal support obligations, a presentation on the possible medical side effects and a state website for information.

A woman would be required to fill out and sign a checklist saying she has reviewed the information.

The law allows the information to be waived in an emergency, with the doctor filling out a form attesting to the need. The law says ectopic pregnancies, removing a miscarried fetus and delivery a premature child to save the child’s life do not count as abortion.

Joel Brind, an anti-abortion biology professor at Baruch College in New York and a leading proponent of what he calls the “abortion-breast cancer hypothesis,” has said his research of scientific studies shows there is a link. Several states, including Alaska, Texas and Kansas have passed similar laws. A new bill pending in Kansas would reaffirm its law.

New Hampshire Democrats have attacked the bill, which would need Senate approval before heading to Gov. John Lynch (D).

“When House Republicans are not focused on repealing contraception coverage or defunding basic preventive health care services for thousands of New Hampshire women, they are spending their time legislating that women be given misinformation when exercising their right to have an abortion,” House Minority Leader Terie Norelli (D-Portsmouth) said in a statement.

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