Science and Sex
Isn't science cold and calculating? And what could it possibly have to do with our sex
and romance? The reality is that a lot of research in the last decade or
two can make many dramatic improvements to almost any man's sex life and in many
And why not? Science has, for example, dramatically changed athletics.
Athletes now have at their fingertips trainers steeped in deep knowledge of
exercise physiology, nutrition, physical therapy, recovery and many other
techniques that can help raise them to the elite levels required by their
profession. This same progress has been made in many areas of the "Bedroom
Sciences" as well and we will cover some of those below.
Yes, it's true that there is no formula for romance. And, yes, our sex lives
- and women! - are actually
one of the more complicated aspects of our existence. Even so, researchers have
uncovered one gem after another that any man would be foolish to ignore.
Below are many examples as to how the latest research can maximize and optimize
your sex life:
1. Maximizing Testosterone. Research has shown us dozens of ways to increase
testosterone. Diets such as the
Mediterranean will likely boost T. Lifestyle choices such
as sleep, mental attitude, stress and many other factors that scientists have
uncovered can increase or decrease
this precious chemical as well. There are even a few herbs that can raise
your T as well. For more information, see my link on
to Increase Your Testosterone Levels.
2. Maximizing Growth Hormone. All humans go through a dramatic drop
in growth hormone post-puberty. However, there are still many ways that do
a decent job of boosting growth hormone levels naturally, including interval
training, chewing gum, laughter and so on. For more information, see my
link on How to Increase Your Growth Hormone Levels.
3. Maximizing Nitric Oxide Through Diet. Study after study in the last twenty
years has shown men ways to increase blood flow and nitric oxide and food and
drink can be a powerful tool to do both. This is the subject of one of my books,
The Peak Erectile Strength Diet.
4. Nitric Oxide Boosters. Science has also discovered many new supplements
that do a very impressive job of boosting erectile strength and many can help or
even cure men of their erectile dysfunction. Furthermore, these supplements are
inexpensive and can in many cases lower a man's dependency or dosage of the side
effect PDE5 Inhbitors such as Viagra and Cialis. Some of the heavy hitters in
this category are
Korean Ginseng and
Icariin (Horny Goat Weed extract).
5. Libido Boosters. There are a number of key supplements that research
has shown will generally increase libido and have been used for centuries by
ancient societies for just that purpose. Most of these, such as Maca and Muira Puima,
also have a good track record and have
been fairly well-studied
as well. See my link on
Research-Backed Aphrodisiacs for a complete list.
6. Estrogen (Estradiol) Management. Under normal circumstances,
estrogens, in the male, are almost entirely created through conversion
(aromtization) of testosterone.
Science has uncoverd many ways to accelerate and decelerate this process and I
cover many of the key ones in this link on Controlling Estrogen.
However, the most shocking research in the last ten years has actually been the
discovery of an abundance of environmental estrogens that can actually decrease
testosterone, fertility and many other aspects of male health. I cover
these in my link on
Estrogen Increasers. One study after
another has shown the negative health effects of this estrogen, especially on us
guys. And, of course, it all starts with knowing and understanding proper estrogen levels, because it is possible for men
to be either too high or too low. For example, read this link on
Estrogen for the nasty health consequences of letting your E dip too low.
7. All-Around Sexual Herbs. Libido. Nitric oxide. Testosterone.
These are what I call the Big Three that most men need for a quality sex life
into their middle age and beyond years.
The good news is that research has discovered that there
are several herbs that actually can boost all three.
Read about these in my link on The Super Sexual Herbs.
8. Cortisol Control. Of course, cortisol serves its purpose and is a
very good and important hormone - can't live without it as they say.
Unfortunately, though, a modern lifestyle amplifies this hormone and, when
elevated, it will fight a man every step of the way in the bedroom. For
starters, it lowers testosterone and tears down muscle and increases visceral
fat. All of these will only serve to create more weight gain, greater
conversion of testosterone to estrogen and a downward health cascade.
The tragedy is that this never need occur: literally dozens of studies
have shown supplements, lifestyle and dietary practices that can control and
even lower cortisol and other stress hormones. See my pages on a
of Cortisol Research and
Cortisol/Stress Management for
9. Look Younger. What man wouldn't like to look about ten to twenty years
younger? This is now entirely possible for almost any
man.Yes, you can take years off of your appearance, generally speaking, with
minimal cost and effort. Again, we have science to thank for these
Losing pounds and putting on muscle are the primary ways we can look
better and younger - both of these are associated with youth. (And fitness
gives youthful energy levels as well.) But it needn't stop there: we
can usually take 20 years off of our face while we're adding 20 pounds of muscle
and removing 20 pounds of fat.
How do we accomplish this feat? Science has come up with several topical
(lotion) type formulations that really work to remove wrinkles. I cover
those in my link on
Retin-A and Other Skin Formulations. In addition,
there are other at home and in office procedures - very private mind you - that can work on everything from skin sag to sun damage to
hair loss and so on.
I am not talking about cosmetic surgery here, but about either light cosmetic
procedures that are generally accomplished in less than 20 minutes and other
things that you can even do at home. In fact, there are many excellent
products and devices
that you can buy at Walmart or a drug store that will do miracles with minimal
time. Again, put science on your side and read these links on
How to Look Younger.
10. Lose Weight. This one really should not be last but up in at
least the top 3.
Weight gain is one of our biggest enemies as a male and leads to dire
consequences that most men could probably never anticipate. Fat cells do
some nasty things, including increasing aromatase levels, which converts more of
our testosteorne to estrogen, raising SHBG, and increasing TNF-alpha, the
inflammatory cytokine linked to heart disease and various autoimmune disorders
Those extra pounds are also a big turn off in the bedroom. Of course, I am
sure there are a few women turned on by a portly gentleman, but they are few and far
between. Dropping those pounds improves your appearance with every inch
that melts off your waist line.
Gaining weight also an even darker side: it is associated with
erectile dysfunction. The reasons for this are many: it generally
increases inflammation, blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, estrogen, insulin
resistance and on and on the list goes. It hammers both your heart and your
hormones and is the equivalent of a metabolic cold shower.
Again, science has come to the rescue and has discovered great information about
Controlling Appetitie Hormones,
Hormones and Weight Loss and
Supplements as well. There simply is no reason to be overweight if you
will simply take the time to research and understand the underlying issues.
Hopefully, these examples will get you reading and researching. It may
just pay off!