Tuesday, April 28, 2015

6 Rules to Maintain Erections

The penis is a body extension, share a blood supply, oxygen and nutrients to other organs. So, if you other body part suffers some problem, it will be difficult to keep erections strong. Erection problems not only reveal erectile dysfunction, can also be an early diagnosis of heart attacks, because the arterial damage in cardiovascular disease affects the arteries of the penis in the first place, "says Christopher Steidle, Urologist Indiana University.

To maintain a hard erection, one do not necessarily resort to pills, there are some rules which are natural to help you get it. The sooner you begin to follow them, the better.

1. Eliminate stress
“In the long term the emotion of stress can harden the arteries and prevents erections” says urologist J. Stephen Jones. The solution is that every day you take five minutes to concentrate on the sensations of the moment: your hands on the wheel, the sound of the horn. “To relax and focus on current sensations, you reduce the epinephrine and ultimately improve your ability to have better erections” says Jay Winner, author of "Stress Management Made Simple".

2. Eat berries
As blackberries or blueberries are rich in anthocyanins, an antioxidants that help to maintain high blood levels of nitric oxide, which is one of those responsible for erections to stand firm, says a study by Indiana University. Eat one serving a day.

3. Exercise
No matter how busy you are, it is important to at least start moving every day. It is shown that men who walk at least 3km per day have half the rate of problems of erection than those who are sedentary.

4. Stop smoking
Smoking causes arterial damage that doubles the risk of you to suffer from sexual dysfunction, according to a study published in the Journal of Urology. Meanwhile Andre Guay, director of Lahey Clinic for Sexual Function, says quit of smoking before age 50 reverses the damage.

5. Choose fish meat
Following the above line, researchers from Royal College of Surgeons claim that fish contains taurine, an amino acid that helps heal arteries damaged by snuff. So if you have been a smoker, it can help to maintain stronger erection.

6. Sleep well
During sleep, erections have three to five hours, which kept "fed" the penis to provide oxygenated blood. Thus, the more "elevations" night has, the more flexible is the erectile tissue and that can help maintain firm erections in future.

Furthermore, the anxiety also can cause erection problems which is associated with the fear of unwanted pregnancy, especially for those contraceptive methods have failed, says Karen Donahey of Northwestern University. The vasectomy sperm eliminates the risk and aid in sexual life.

Although there are in the market herbs and supplements that claim to help you get erections more powerful, has not been shown to be truly effective and can also be unsafe, says the National Institutes of Health. Best recommendation would be to go natural and consult your doctor.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Relationships and Ego

Sigmund Freud, the psychoanalyst, says human personality has three parts: id, ego and superego. Each layer has a role in maintaining a healthy relationship.
Ego is your conscious mind, it is responsible for the way you perceive the world, i.e. the internal and external impressions. Id is your subconscious mind: every primitive instinct that you cannot handle or that make you uneasy (aggression, anger, fear) are there in your subconscious mind. This part of your personality demands satisfaction, instant gratification, it wants to experience pleasure and avoid pain. Super-ego is “the ideal self”, the person you want to be, it contains your conscience and values. The layers of your psyche should be in harmony. If there is a huge gap between your id (subconscious mind) and your superego (idealized persona), then you will have self-esteem issues.

Functions of Ego
It has your reality testing ability. It is a skill to perceive what happens within your mind and in the external world. Stress may cause mild, temporary damage to this function.

Impulse control is a skill to deal with your instincts.
Judgment means that you behave responsibly, to measure the consequences of your actions.
Healthy self-esteem means that you feel good about yourself and have self-respect and confidence, even if you face stress.

Freud dealt with psychosexual development. According to him, people have five different stages of psychosexual development. After birth, humans are fixated on their mouths and nursing. The next stage is controlling bowel and bladder functions. After that, they discover their genitalia. The fourth stage is the latency stage, from which they are supposed to grow into the fifth stage: mature sexuality. If the development process breaks at some stage, it will cause a fixation.

Phases of Development
Other psychoanalysts also divided human life into different parts and phases.
According to Erik Erikson, during the first phase of development, one has to trust others. Otherwise they will have trust issues in their relationships. During the second stage, from the age one to three years, they should develop autonomy. If they do not, they will suffer from shame or self-doubt. In the next phase, from 3 to 6 years, they should learn planning skills and development skills, or they will be dependent all their lives. The fourth stage, age 6 to 12, they should experience success, they should be satisfied with what they can accomplish, otherwise they may grow up to be insecure adults and they will experience guilt. At the fifth phase, they should have identity. As young adults, people should feel optimistic – provided they have a healthy intimate relationship.

Your id, ego and superego – each component of your psyche – define how you select your partners and how to deal with them in the long run. When you select a partner, you see your own superego and the partner’s superego. However, in a long-term relationship, you are supposed to deal with the id of both parties.