Sex Could Save Your Life

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We’re obsessed with sex, its in everything and if you listen to rumor, even Disney incorporates it into their programming and movies. Sex affects everything, your mood, your relationship, your sleep, and even the way that you cope with life. And….your health.

It’s one of the few things in life that is enjoyable, free and good for you and there’s proof but first…a few obvious things to consider:

1. Be with someone that you care about, or at least like enough to have sex with, protect yourself. Life is too short to let consequences from 15 minutes of sex make it even shorter.

2. Throw yourself into it and really feel it, don’t worry about how you look during sex or what he/she might be thinking, enjoy the sex, the moment and especially, the release. šŸ˜‰

3. Keep it down, unless you’re in a soundproof room and your partner has incredible concentration, try not to be too loud, you’ll not only get your neighbors worried (or excited) but you’ll possibly break your partners concentration and that can ruin everything.

4. Use birth control if you don’t want a baby evidently this sounds simpler than it is….

Don’t roll your eyes at me! Now for the good stuff that says you should be doing it more, you know besides the obvious reasons.

1. For the ladies, sex strengthens the pelvic floor muscles: (straight from WebMD) For women, doing a few pelvic floor muscle exercises known as Kegels during sex offers a couple of benefits. You will enjoy more pleasure, and you’ll also strengthen the area and help to minimize the risk of incontinence later in life (guys love it when you do this during sex, it’s a treat that never goes unappreciated, even if unmentioned). To do a basic Kegel exercise, tighten the muscles of your pelvic floor, as if you’re trying to stop the flow of urine. Count to three, then release.

2. Sex is a pain reliever: As the hormone oxytocin surges, endorphins increase, and pain declines. So if your headache, arthritis pain, or PMS symptoms seem to improve after sex, you can thank those higher oxytocin levels.

In a study published in the Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine, 48 volunteers who inhaled oxytocin vapor and then had their fingers pricked lowered their pain threshold by more than half.

3. For the men, Reduce the risk of Prostate Cancer: Frequent ejaculations, especially in 20-something men, may reduce the risk of prostate cancer later in life, Australian researchers reported in the British Journal of Urology International. When they followed men diagnosed with prostate cancer and those without, they found no association of prostate cancer with the number of sexual partners as the men reached their 30s, 40s, and 50s.

But they found men who had five or more ejaculations weekly while in their 20s reduced their risk of getting prostate cancer later by a third.

Another study, reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that frequent ejaculations, 21 or more a month, were linked to lower prostate cancer risk in older men, as well, compared with less frequent ejaculations of four to seven monthly.

4. For the older adults: Sex improves quality of life: While some older folks may worry that the efforts expended during sex could cause a stroke, that’s not so, according to researchers from England. In a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, scientists found frequency of sex was not associated with stroke in the 914 men they followed for 20 years.

And the heart health benefits of sex don’t end there. The researchers also found that having sex twice or more a week reduced the risk of fatal heart attack by half for the men, compared with those who had sex less than once a month.

5. This is my favorite one: Sex burns calories! Thirty minutes of sex burns 85 calories or more. It may not sound like much, but it adds up: 42 half-hour sessions will burn 3,570 calories, more than enough to lose a pound. Doubling up, you could drop that pound in 21 hour-long sessions.

“Sex is a great mode of exercise,” says Patti Britton, PhD, a Los Angeles sexologist and president of the American Association of Sexuality Educators and Therapists. It takes work, from both a physical and psychological perspective, to do it well, she says.

So there are all the possible reasons you might need to get over your hang ups about sex, it’s good, it’s good FOR you and it can keep you alive longer.

So go get healthy! šŸ˜‰

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Writing

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Sometimes I’m pretty sure I suck at it. Like anything else I do in life I criticize myself incessantly and you wouldn’t believe how many things I’ve written, saved as a draft and later deleted..

But I love to do it. When I get really busy in life I don’t make as much time for it and sometimes I don’t do it all except once a week but its like home.

I have to come back and I have to put it down. Its a selfish thing really and the things I share with you are I’m sure sometimes quite boring. That’s okay I don’t mind that. I’m boring sometimes. Ok a lot of times.

That’s me. I work and sometimes play…and I write. Its what I do when I can’t do anything else with myself, when I’m mad, upset, whatever – its what I do…its all I’ve ever known, besides driving.

Driving is another sort of special time for me, when I was 16 with my first car driving held the same thing for me as it did you. Then it changed because my mom would take off and take a drive when she was really upset and I think I just realised my mom was smoking pot.

LMAO! I gotta ask her!

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Reality

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I get caught up with a few shows on TV mostly comedy sitcoms, not many and the little I know about what’s on these days is enough to tell me I’m right not to keep up.

Our primetime TV hours are reality shows, and its all over Twitter and Facebook before, during and after.

Hoarders
So You Think You Can Dance
American Idol
Hells Kitchen

Even I will admit that shows like these display the nature of competition, the open judging is a lot like how real life works, only in real life they don’t tell you why or try to tell you how to improve, they just don’t pick you.

I watch too, I like watching people get flustered and angry working to make their dream become real..to win. Its a struggle I’m familiar with, a private one.

Its exciting to watch, to see the courage displayed as the contestants give it their all….and admit it, some of us watch because of the people who think they’re good…..we are blood thirsty mofos!

We’re not too far from those Coliseum Gladiator days. I like Hells Kitchen, Gordon Ramsey is mean but he’s British so it is what it is, but his endless drive for quality, that’s something I can get behind. It helps that he’s pretty hot for a 40 year old man.

šŸ˜‰ What’s your guilty pleasure? And yes, I guess porn is reality TV too in some cases. LOL

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Much Ado About Nothing

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Living. Working. Living. Working. I’m getting a little bored with being a grown up. With doing the right thing. Kinda bored with being nice too. Don’t you ever just want to yell at that jerk that shows up to work late all the time and ask him what the hell makes him so special? Why does he think he gets to work less?

Don’t you want to call in to work sometimes and refuse to acknowledge that there is anything in the world you need to do other than watching your favorite show on the DVR all day? Let the world go on without you for a day? Don’t you want to tell the jerk at the store with the screaming kid that civilized people leave the screaming kid at home or take them outside when they start screaming?

In a few weeks we’re driving to Kansas for a wedding, the timing was good and Priceline is awesome when you do you research (seriously – do your research). Something different will finally be happening on the weekend. It’ll be a long ride in the car but it will be something different, a change of scenery, a look at different (southern) parts of the country, however short it will be nice.


I have an impatient travel bug with an empty wallet. It’s a damned sentence.

We’re in that class where you work your ass off, pay your bills and find that there’s nothing left. For anything. No savings to speak of, bad credit history from when the economy hit the skids and gas cost us more than our mortgage because the only house we could afford was 50 miles from our jobs. And a mistrust of credit cards, enough that we don’t mess with them.

The bane of my existence currently? My apartment. They don’t tell you when you lease here that if you’d like to park anywhere near your apartment, investing in a parking spot is a wise decision. Let’s forget I live on the third floor. My rent is ridiculous for the quality and they nickel and dime you to death. Our lease will be up at the end of the summer and I told hubby to buy another gun because we’re getting a cheaper place.

I’m being completely facetious. We live in a suburb of Fort Worth (near DFW Int’l Airport) where if the kids are tardy four times in a semester the parents get a ticket. The cops are bored, nothing happens here. We’re safe, not to mention everything we have is just stuff….that’s covered by insurance. I’ll sacrifice the rent and some crap in the apartment to fill space to have more time for road trips and the fun things that weekends were designed for…screw buying a house, why care about that anymore, the kids will grow up and then what will you have? A liability. It’s just another roof people, it doesn’t mean anything.

Don’t you agree? Isn’t being a grown up overrated? I didn’t know that it would be this boring. We get so caught up in the daily routine that our sense of adventure gets swallowed. Don’t you think it’s time to blow the dust of and do something? What have you been itching to do lately?

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