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Erectile dysfunction (ED) can be a predictor of cardiovascular disease, according to new research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The link isn’t farfetched, since ED is triggered by a lower blood supply to the penis caused by blockages in the smaller arteries. Cardiovascular disease is affected by blockages of the larger arteries in the heart and throughout the body. Studies show that ED symptoms may act as a warning flag for the first signs of heart disease by about four years. Researchers discovered that men with ED are 40% more likely than those without ED to develop cardiovascular disease. If you’re experiencing ED, tell your doctor so you can get early treatment before the possibility of a heart attack arises. Fight cardiovascular disease with regular exercise and get tons of training and fitness tips from the newly re-launched Reps! magazine.
The contraceptive pill may mess with a woman’s subconscious chemistry enough that she’ll pick less-attractive men to partner up with for long-term relationships, research from Stirling University (Scotland) shows. While on birth control, some women think they’ve chosen the right mate, but once they enter into a long-term union such as a marriage and go off the pill, the study showed some become less sexually satisfied. The biology is complicated, but the survey’s lead author believes it’s linked to the hormones in oral birth control pills. Of course, it may have nothing to do with birth control; rather, it could be that their mates leave their underwear and socks all over the place, pick their noses and their butts as if there’s a gold rush going on, and think that farting out loud is cute.
A recent study from researchers at Boise State University in Idaho found 60% of heterosexual women were sexually attracted to other women. Of those studied, 45% had kissed a woman, and 50% had fantasies about other women. Female friends tend to be emotionally close to one another, the study said, providing the opportunity for intimate feelings to develop. We don’t feel the urge to explain why we love these statistics.
A new condom on the market could have some explosive consequences. Men looking for longer-lasting erections while using condoms may have a solution coming. The new condoms from the British company Futura Medical use a nitroglycerine gel (that’s right, the same stuff used to make dynamite) that’s purported to increase blood flow to the Johnson, thus maximizing the size and duration of a natural erection. Marketed under the not-so-sexy name of CSD500, the super-condoms weren’t created as a substitute for Viagra, but for men who simply find they can’t maintain erections using conventional condoms. The company is in talks with the FDA for approval to sell the condoms in the U.S., and we’re guessing some officials are having a good time testing them out.
A study by Doritos found women who play computer games spend more screen time than their male counterparts, with many claiming to enjoy gaming more than sex. One in five women even admitted they regularly play online games in bed. So, if she’s got an Xbox or PS3, you may want to think twice.