Friday, February 22, 2013

How Baldness Can Affect Your Sex Life

When men first notice their hair loss, it can be a real blow to their self-esteem. Many men seem to connect noticeable baldness with a loss of manliness, perhaps connecting hair los to a reduced sense of manhood. In reality, losing a few hairs here or there will have no impact whatsoever on your sexual performance. In fact, so many women claim to be more attracted to bald men that your receding hairline may even benefit you in the bedroom.
True Causes of Baldness
The causes of baldness in men most often find their basis in genetics and hormones, although there may occasionally be other causes as well. Hair loss may be temporary, as in the case of an underlying nutritional deficiency that causes problems with hair regrowth. Then, when the causes of that hair loss have been corrected, the hair returns to its normal appearance.
Temporary hair loss is not nearly as troubling as permanent hair loss, however. When men discover that their hair is no longer growing back and the thin spots in their hair just keep on getting thinner, their first response is often concern. They may be worried about getting older in general, their appearance specifically, or how the outside world will look at them now that their appearance is changing.
Impact of Hair Loss
The most obvious impact of hair loss is physical: the changes that occur in the visual appearance. However, the emotional impact from these changes is often underestimated. If a man ties his sense of self-esteem pretty closely to his appearance, he may find it very difficult to handle the loss of his hair. If he cannot overcome his feelings of distress over the changes in his appearance, more serious psychological symptoms may appear down the road, such as social isolation, depression or other issues.
With increased emotional and psychological distress, sexual function may be impaired. So, although baldness on its own does not affect your sex life, the emotional distress over hair loss may itself have an impact. It's hard to feel intimate if you feel poorly about yourself, or are feeling down and distracted. That's one reason why early treatment with Propecia is so essential: the hair loss is stopped and reversed. With the return of hair growth, self-esteem and self-confidence both come back up to normal levels.
Bald Is Sexy
Regardless of what stage of hair loss you're in, beginning treatment with Propecia can have a very positive impact on your romantic life, especially if you're feeling emotionally affected by the changes in your appearance. But remember, even if you don't pursue treatment immediately, that's no reason to get down on your looks. Most women find bald men even sexier than those with a full head of hear, so bare your scalp with pride and get ready to collect some phone numbers.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Trying dietary changes and Cialis to improve your sexual performance

When men were finding sex a challenge, a number of myths grew up. There were said to be certain foods that would put them in the mood, that would somehow inspire them to greatness again. Over the centuries, various foods have stood in the spotlight as aphrodisiacs. Regardless whether you powder the antlers of a deer or make infusions of ginseng or eat the penis of animals reputed sexually strong, the main result is likely to come from the placebo effect. The more strongly you believe in the result, the more likely it is you will get that result. In clinical trials, about one-third of all participants say the placebo has improved their health. To be accepted as an effective drug, a significantly higher percentage of the participants have to report feeling better. Otherwise, this could be the same number of participants enjoying the placebo effect. So if one-third of men say oysters do it for them, we know how effective oysters are.
In the laboratory, there's actually hope for bremelanotide and initial results in a clinical trial for sexual arousal disorder suggest better than one-third responses. Crocin is currently going through animal tests with favorable results so far. However, there's some interest in Arginine which is an amino acid found in a range of food including red and white meats and diary products like milk, cheese and yogurt, and plant sources like nuts, seeds and wheat. Inside the body, it's converted into nitric oxide which is an essential trigger for the dilation of artery walls. This increases blood flow and makes an erection possible.
The fact that Arginine occurs naturally in the body and is topped up as we eat our 'ordinary' diet is the first and most important thing to understand. Doctors, however, suggest that we may recover former strength by choosing foods that are rich in Arginine or other natural chemicals supporting the process of dilating the walls of blood vessels if the level of this amino acid drops. For example, pistachio nuts are good for your general cardiac health and may improve sexual function. The improvement comes both from the Arginine and the improvement in the heart's performance. As more blood is pumped round the body at higher pressure, it comes into the penis with more force and can form a stronger erection. Similarly, some leafy green vegetables like broccoli, lettuce and spinach are rich in nitrates which improve blood vessel dilation. If you want to cook these vegetables, it's better not to boil them unless you reserve the water and use it to make stock. Otherwise, the nutrients are lost by boiling.
Regardless whether the science of Arginine and other foods rich in nitrates proves correct, there's no doubt that a general improvement in diet and a more active lifestyle improve sexual health. This may not work on its own but alongside the use of Cialis, the resumption of sexual activity is more or less guaranteed. As general health improves, you may find it less necessary to use Cialis.