Archive for Men’s Health

Excuse me? Farts cause erections…?

Posted in Science with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2009 by neandergal

According to the article, Fart molecule could be next Viagra published in New Scientist, rats injected with an enzyme that produces hydrogen sulfide in human penises caused erections in the randy little critters. Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) smells like bad flatulance and rotten eggs.

Hydrogen sulfide relaxes blood vessels in the same way as Nitric oxide (NO). Erections occur because the arteries relax and allow blood to flow into the erectile tissue (corpora cavernosa).

What will they come up with next?

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Masturbation can be good for the over-50s

Posted in Science with tags , , , , , , on January 30, 2009 by neandergal

A recent UK Independent article Masturbation can be good for the over-50s, reported on a study published in the British Journal of Urology International that showed a link between masturbation and increased risk of prostate cancer. The study examined the sexual habits of men diagnosed with prostate cancer under the age of 60 against a control group. Younger men engaging in sexual activity (sex and masturbation) at least 20 times a month appear to be at an increase risk of prostate cancer. Interestingly, the risk decreased in men over 50 who engaged in sexual activity at least 10 times a month.

The researchers have no explanation as to why masturbation, as opposed to sexual intercourse, is a marker for increased risk of prostate cancer. Seems like men of any age should just relax and enjoy themselves…by themselves or otherwise.

Alcohol stops men being a flop in bed

Posted in Science with tags , , , , , on January 26, 2009 by neandergal

Now before you get excited, the article, Alcohol stops men being a flop in bed, published today in New Scientist points out that it is only one or two drinks that may help prevent erectile dysfunction. A couple of drinks a day may keep erectile dysfunction away, but any more than that and you may end up with a teeny Martini weenie.