(Tribulus Terrestris for Erectile Dysfunction, by David Jaynes)
If you search deep enough and long enough on the web, you can find a blog post or forum post recommending taking pretty much any substance to cure pretty much any ill.
That’s why some of my posts here examine the claims of how one treatment or another work for curing erectile dysfunction. We look at the claims, the science, and what people experience on the ground.
Today’s candidate: tribulus terrestris. Continue reading
(Oysters and Erections, written by David Jaynes)
Okay. This one isn’t exactly news.
Folks have been eating oysters as an aphrodisiac for a really long time.
This all started back in the days of the “Doctrine of Signatures,”…
An idea from back in the day when people assumed every plant and animal was custom made by a higher being.
The idea was that the higher being designed plants and animals in shapes that gave us a hint about how they might be useful to us.
A plant with a flower like an eye would help with vision. Birds, because they flew, might help with breathing problems.
And anything shaped like a dong or a vagina would help with fertility, libido, erections, and anything else related to sex and marital bliss.
Oysters on the half shell look a bit like a vagina, but both clams and oysters in the wild underwater look a lot like one.
And so early naturalists assumed that meant they’d make people horny.
Fast-forward to now, and it turns out they were — through no fault of their own — right. Oysters do a lot of stuff to help put and keep lead in the old pencil.
Let’s take a look at exactly how.Continue reading
(Nofap No Morning Wood, written By David Jaynes)
Sometimes things have to get worse before they can
Ask any recovering drug addict about withdrawal
if you have any doubts about that.
It’s no different with a porn addiction.
Too much fapping to porn, especially the hardcore stuff, leads to a “dead stick” in your cockpit when you’re not actively using pornography.
Which can be scary to you and disappointing to your partner.
It can also do a number on your self esteem, leading to social withdrawal, anxiety and depression.
But if you all of a sudden decide to stop fapping, you can experience a period of “flatline” where you penis won’t respond to anything but porn. But you’re not using porn now…
So your formerly reliable morning wood abandons you entirely as you work your way through this recovery phase.
And let’s be honest with each other here. If you’re not even getting morning wood, your libido has left the building. Continue reading
(Cordyceps and Testosterone, written by David Jaynes)
Whaddayaget when you cross a fungus with
Cordyceps. This is not a joke…
Traditional healers have used it to treat everything from energy and stamina, to libido, to appetite, to sleep problems.
Don’t let its nickname “killer fungus” fool you. It only slowly kills and turns into zombies when in an insect host.
Recent research has sought to find out how much of the traditional advice is up to modern standards. Like so many traditional remedies, the results are positive….
Cordyceps can help with testostosterone in two (and a half) different ways.Continue reading
Does tongkat ali increase testosterone?
In a round about way, it sure does, which explains why its one my all time favorite sex boosting supplements.
And unlike most other herbs, we have plenty of science that demonstrates how effective this plant actually is.
Studies that prove that tongkat ali increases Bio-Available testosterone by lowering estrogen AND cortisol, two hormones that have a negative impact on production of the hormone.
Tongkat is also a strong libido enhancer, and according to one study, it significantly increased erectile function in male rats.
Tongat ali also improves sperm quality, with one human study showing that it boosted sperm motility by a whopping 44%, and semen volume more than 18% (source).
All this to say…Continue reading
Does boron increase testosterone levels in men?
Once upon a time, our ancestors got plenty of boron in their diets.
We got it by eating plenty of berries, nuts and fruits. This was a good thing, since boron is important for bone density, joint health, and brain function.
It’s also been used as a performance enhancer for athletes.
Doses of boron on the days of competition or heavy training were known to generate measurable gains in speed, strength, and even aggression.
It was one of those things jocks take instead of steroids or HGH to get some of the benefits of those banned substances.
But then we, as a species, started eating progressively crappier foods. Now, boron is in short supply in the normal human diet. We’re still getting enough for basic essential health, but in some men the shortfall impacts testosterone levels.
If you’re one of those men, supplementing your boron intake could boost your testosterone and help repair several aspects of your general and sexual health.
How does boron increase testosterone? Funny you should ask…Continue reading
(Written by David Jaynes)
Does drinking alcohol in moderation lower testosterone levels?
If you have an internet connection, you’ve almost certainly read that booze can impact your testosterone production.
And that’s accurate: alcohol intake decreases testosterone. Period.
But that truth isn’t the whole story.
It turns out that, if you pay attention, don’t go crazy, and do a few things to make up for the decrease, you can enjoy the occasional drink without wrecking your testosterone levels.
Here’s how that works:Continue reading
(Natural Aromatase Inhibitors for Men, written by David Jaynes)
Aromatization has nothing to do with how much or badly you smell.
But it can potentially be even more destructive to your sex life than smelling terrible.
It can also impact your health in a wide range of other areas.
But let’s start at the beginning.
Aromatization is a chemistry term that refers to a variety of conversions from one thing to another thing.
In the human body, that conversion is from testosterone to estradiol – the main form of estrogen in males.
This process is a necessary part of the systems which keep your body’s hormones in balance. But if things are out of balance it can lead to excess estrogen, especially as you age.
As a male, you do not want excess estrogen.
Just a few of the lovely gifts this condition can give you include:Continue reading
(Do Probiotics Increase Testicle Size,
written by David Jaynes)
You’ve heard of probiotics by now, probably in the context of fixing your “gut flora.”
That’s the bacteria culture living in your stomach that helps you break down and process food.
Yogurts like Activia advertise their value for digestive health.
But some probiotics can also help with the size of your testicles.
Studies suggest the right kind of bacteria in your system can stimulate your body to improve your testicular function, testicular size, and sexual health.
This research is newer and ongoing (though some of it we’ve known from folk medicine for a very long time), so let’s take a look at what we know as of today. Continue reading
(Written By David Jaynes)
Testosterone is known as the “man” hormone.
It’s what puts hair on your chest, muscles on your frame, and passion in your sex life.
But with age, environmental factors, lifestyle changes or simple bad genetic luck, testosterone can decrease – sometimes to the point of health problems.
We’re obviously talking about weak erection / testosterone problems, but we’re also talking about how-long-you-live health problems.
Stuff like heart disease and obesity.
If you have weak erections, this can happen because of a variety of factors. Some of them are caused by isolated issues like high blood pressure, stress or other health conditions.
In other words…
The link between a weak erection and low testosterone exists, but the cause of the problem is not always direct, as Low-t leads to other health conditions….
Conditions that can eventually lead to blatant erectile dysfunction if you don’t get a grip on them.
For example…Continue reading