HEALTHY STROKES FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS
Is it true that excessive masturbation can lead to blindness? Does it also reduce the size of the penis?
Masturbation is mostly associated with fun and pleasure and it’s a method used by some to refrain from ejaculating too fast and provides more resistance when having sex (think American Pie). However,
it can cause tissue damage due to the friction produced when masturbating. So,quality over quantity my friend.
Dr Peter says: “Excessive masturbating leading to blindness is a myth. No visual
impairment, distorted penises, infertility, dysfunctional behavior or different issues expansive or little has ever been attributed to masturbation.”
Can frequent masturbation cause fertility issues or does it ensure ‘survival of the fittest’?
Each time a man strokes off to fulfillment, he reaches climax and ejaculates. A common misconception is that the ejaculation of semen outside of the womb will reduce the chances of “good sperm” to fertilise the egg, instead of storing it for when the time is necessary.
Dr Peter says: “Masturbating will preserve one’s fertility and sperm count because men who have sex infrequently have been shown to have lower sperm counts than men who have sex frequently. It is a demand and supply dynamic so if one wanted to be more fertile then plenty of sex is vital. The common myth is that to be fertile, the man has to store up his sperm in order to reserve his limited supply for his partner’s fertile period.
Some women swear by ‘sperm facials’ as an anti-ageing method for young looking skin. Is there any truth to this?
Semen is made with protein, which tightens your skin while supporting it with zinc, magnesium, calcium, potassium and fructose. In sperm, a crystalline polyamine compound called Spermine or(widely known as anti-oxidant) can be found. It is believed to reduce wrinkles, smooth skin and help with taming or averting pimple inflammation.
Dr Peter says: “Total utter rubbish. There is a huge craze in the alternative medicine field focusing on the wonders of antioxidants. Slap that label on anything and it will sell. There is absolutely no clinical evidence that rubbing sperm on your face will make you look younger. It might make you feel better and spice up
your sex life for the both of you though.”
Is the duration of intercourse important?
Sex specialists have quoted that the ideal measure of time for sex is between 3 to 13 minutes, not including
time for foreplay. Women tend to take a longer time to orgasm compared to men which can often leave women unsatisfied. In a study, a whopping 50 percent of people said they weren’t happy with the duration (or lack thereof) of sex in their life. The average amount of time people reported their average sexual encounter was 10 minutes, leading 38 percent of respondents to say that their lovemaking is over too fast. About 20 percent said they like their sexual encounters to last for at least half an hour. Good sex can lead to a happier marriage — thus, taking the initiative to please your partner and vice versa can improve your relationship, so enjoy each other’s bodies!
Dr Peter says: “For some women, duration is key to achieving orgasm. Therefore, if either partner feels that the duration is not sufficient, it is important is to communicate concerns. Ensure the partner is getting enough time and attention to achieve sexual satisfaction.
He comes too soon, is that normal? What’s the difference between Premature Ejaculation (PE) and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)?
Premature ejaculation is the inability to delay ejaculation and climaxing too quickly
which can often lead to frustration between both parties. Unsurprisingly, it’s more common in younger men but thankfully there is a tendency for it to improve with age and experience. However, there are middle-aged men who still experience this; when ejaculation routinely happens with minimal sexual excitement and with little control. In the past, PE was thought to be purely psychological but now doctors understand that PE can have a biological explanation as well. Serotonin is a brain chemical which regulates control, helping to delay ejaculation. Therefore, a lack of serotonin in the brain results in premature ejaculation.
Dr Peter says: “While ED is more common in older men, PE strikes men across all age groups from 18 to 65. Many men have confused the two and are unsure of the differences. ED is a condition where a man cannot achieve or maintain an erection firm enough for sex while PE is a condition in which although able to achieve an erection has no control over ejaculation. Studies have shown in the Asia Pacific region, ED has affected 5% of
men while 31% men are affected by some form of PE. Premature ejaculation can be treated. While many still believe the health condition is caused by psychological factors, in recent times we have learnt that it can be also caused by physical factors as well. Both factors are important. Visit your doctor for available treatments or for a self-diagnosis, visit www.controlpe.com.my.”
DOES EATING CERTAIN FRUITS (IE. PINEAPPLES) MAKE YOUR SEMEN TASTE BETTER?
Unfortunately, there is no study to proof this theory (although a BBC experiment came close but is certainly no definite indication) as the composition of seminal fluid includes a precise mixture of components necessary to support sperm. So if its composition is constant, its taste must be, too. Most people describe the taste as bitter and salty, and smelling like bleach or chlorine – which is completely normal.
Dr Peter says: “Frankly the taste of the semen is irrelevant for good sex or fertility. The semen is meant to be deposited in the orifice south of your belly button and not anywhere else. Certainly not the orifice with the taste buds, hence taste is immaterial.”