Jane Fonda reveals testosterone is the secret behind her sex success at 73

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She has attributed her youthful looks to a healthy love life and given hope to millions by saying she had the best sex of her life at 71.

So it is something of a let down to find out that even sex symbol Jane Fonda needs artificial help.

The Barbarella star has revealed she took the male sex hormone testosterone from the age of 70 to boost her libido.

Miss Fonda said it made ‘a huge difference’.

Advising other women of a certain age how to pep up their love lives, three-times married actress, political activist and fitness guru said: ‘Here’s something I haven’t said publicly yet: I discovered testosterone about three years ago, which makes a huge difference if you want to remain sexual and your libido has dropped.

‘Use testosterone, it comes in a gel, pill or patch.’

Earlier this year, Robbie Williams shocked his legions of female fans by admitting he was injecting himself with testosterone to boost his sex drive.

Although testosterone is usually thought of as a male hormone, it is also made by women, but in much smaller amounts.

Levels drop off after the menopause, leading to some doctors prescribing testosterone alongside more traditional hormone replacement therapy.

It is relatively cheap, costing around £50 for six months’ supply and comes in patches, implants and gels.

But a reinvigorated love life can come at a cost.

Miss Fonda, now 73, and in a relationship with music producer Richard Perry, who is four years her junior, told the Sunday Telegraph: ‘I had to stop because it was giving me acne.

‘It’s one thing to have plastic surgery, but it is quite another to have adolescence acne. That is going too far.’

Two years ago, she created envy in millions of bedrooms by telling how she was having the best sex of her life, despite having had spinal surgery and boasting an artificial knee and a titanium hip.

She said: ‘How do I still look good?  I owe 30 per cent to genes, 30 per cent to good sex, 30 per cent because of sports and healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and for the remaining ten per cent, I have to thank my plastic surgeon.

But I’m happier, the sex is better and I understand life better. I don’t want to be young again.’

More recently, she has devoted 50 pages of her new autobiography to explaining how couples can keep the passion alive long after the vigour of their youth has failed.

However, her use of testosterone has remained secret until now.

British experts welcomed the revelation.

Professor John Studd, of the London PMS and Menopause Clinic has been prescribing testosterone for women for 30 years.

He said: ‘It is not just about libido.  The benefits include more energy, more self-confidence, better mood and all of those things.’

He added that carefully balancing the dose should remove the risk of side-effects such as acne and excessive bodily or facial hair.

Dr John Stevenson chairman of the charity Women’s Health Concern, said: ‘Jane Fonda clearly thinks there should be no time limit to being sexually active, which is fine. Good for her.’

However, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists warns that the long-term consequences of the treatment are unknown.


Testosterone can be part of the hormone replacement therapy given to menopausal women.

Gels that are rubbed into the skin are the most popular.  But patches, creams and implants are also available.

Topping up levels of the hormone can give a woman in her 50s or 60s the libido of someone half her age, as well as boost energy and mood.

But too high a dose carries the risk of acne and greasy skin and hair.

‘Masculine’ side-effects such as excessive bodily and facial hair and a deepened voice are also possible.

Testosterone pills aren’t given to women but can raise cholesterol, increasing the odds of heart attacks and strokes.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists urges caution when prescribing the libido-boosting treatment to women other than those who have had their ovaries removed.

It advises: ‘Testosterone replacement may be associated with adverse clinical and metabolic side effects and long-term consequences are unknown.

Written By: Fiona Macrae

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Estrogen Dominance In Men

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How it is ruining your health and virility, and what you need to do to prevent It

Estrogen dominance is often thought of as a female-only disorder, however men suffer with it as well, and overexposure to estrogen-like compounds (xenoestrogens), has made it increasingly common.

Understanding Male Estrogen Dominance

The healthy range of estradiol is between 15 and 60 pg/ml. When estradiol climbs higher than that, or when testosterone levels fall too low to balance out estrogen, estrogen dominance occurs.

Estrogen Dominance Symptoms

Estrogen dominance can cause: mental fatigue, memory problems, an inability to concentrate, moodiness, irritability, emotional hypersensitivity, insomnia, unrelenting physical fatigue, depression, obesity, bone loss, back pain, headaches, and high cholesterol.

Estrogen Dominance and Your Sex Life

Estrogen dominance can cause: a loss of libido, an inability to get and/or maintain an erection, low sperm count, infertility, an inability to orgasm, and male breast enlargement.

Estrogen Dominance and Prostate Health

As estradiol levels climb, both prostate size and fibrous tissues increase. This makes it hard to urinate and increases the risk for prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Four Main Causes of Estrogen Dominance in Men

Cause #1: Diet

Animal products are major estrogen dominance contributors. Non-organic produce and processed foods made from them, can also contribute to estrogen dominance because they are grown with herbicides and pesticides which mimic estrogen.

Cause #2: Excess Body Weight

Fat tissues are rich in an enzyme that converts protein into testosterone, and testosterone into estradiol; the more fat you have, the higher your estradiol levels will be. Estrogen is also stored in fat cells, so if you’re overweight you’ll need to lose excess fat cells to reverse estrogen dominance.

Cause #3: Caffeine and Alcohol

Caffeinated beverages are major estrogen dominance triggers. Alcohol is also problematic because plants used to produce alcoholic beverages contain estrogen-like compounds that mimic estrogen in the body.

Cause #4: Tight Underwear

Tight underwear forces the testicles to be squeezed up against the body, which reduces the flow of blood to the testicles and causes them to overheat. These two factors lead to an increase in estradiol and a decrease in testosterone.

Article Source: http://www.worldhealth.net/news/estrogen-dominance-men-ruining-your-health-/

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The soap chemical that could be killing your sex life is getting banned

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COULD SOMETHING IN your soap be messing with your sex life?

 When you’re in the shower and you catch a glimpse of the ingredients listed on your body wash, you usually assume they’re all good for you. For the most part, they are—but even some of those well-meaning chemicals can have unintended consequences, like the antibacterial chemical triclosan.


Once a popular option to put in soap, deodorant, and body wash to help kill germs, studies found that triclosan “could disrupt sex and thyroid hormones and other bodily functions,” according to CBS News. A study from researchers at the University of California, Davis also showed that the chemical can sometimes cause muscle weakness and impair muscle activity.

The Food and Drug Administration moved to ban triclosan—and 18 other antibacterial ingredients, including triclocarban, which is found in many bar soaps—ffrom being used in antibacterial soaps, with the FDA saying that soaps with the chemicals had “no scientific evidence that they are any better than plain soap and water.”

The ban will go into effect nationally in September 2017, but many companies have started to phase out any use of the chemicals in their products. The state of Minnesota didn’t feel like any of that was fast enough, so they’re banning the use of triclosan starting on Jan. 1.

Even though this chemical was once widely used, it’s one less thing you’ll have to worry about when hopping in the shower—or into bed with your girlfriend.

Written By: Matthew Jussim

Article Source: http://www.mensfitness.com/women/sex-tips/soap-chemical-could-be-killing-your-sex-life-getting-banned

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For Men, Sex Twice a Week Slashes Risk of Heart Disease

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Data from the Massachusetts Male Aging Study (US) suggests that men who have sex at least two times a week may cut their risks of heart disease by 50%.

New England Research Institute (Massachusetts, USA) researchers studied the role of sexual activity on cardiovascular disease (CVD).  Studying data from men participating in the Massachusetts Male Aging Study (USA), involving men ages 40 to 70 years, Susan A. Hall and colleagues examined sexual function variables (including erectile dysfunction) and the subsequent development of CVD.  Tracking the sexual activity of the men over a 16-year study period, the team found that a low frequency of sexual activity (once a month or less) was associated with increased risk of CVD, and that men who had sex twice a week or more were at 50% reduced risk of having a heart attack.

Article Source: http://www.worldhealth.net/news/men-sex-twice-week-slashes-risk-heart-disease/

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Decreased sexual activity, desire may lead to decline in serum testosterone in older men

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In older men, decreased sexual activity and desire, not erectile dysfunction, may cause serum testosterone to decline, a new study from Australia finds. The results will be presented Saturday March 7, at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in San Diego.

“We found that over two years, men with declining serum concentrations of testosterone were more likely to develop a significant decrease in their sexual activity and sexual desire. In older men, decreased sexual activity and desire may be a cause – not an effect – of low circulating testosterone level,” said lead study author Benjumin Hsu, MPH, PhD candidate in the School of Public Health and the ANZAC Research Institute of the University of Sydney in New South Wales, Australia.

Whether decreasing sexual function is a cause or an effect of reduced androgen status in older men, or whether some other age-related factor may be involved, is not clear.

To explore the relationship between declining reproductive hormones and decreasing sexual function in older men, Hsu and his colleagues assessed men 70 years of age and above in Sydney, Australia, who took part in the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP). The researchers tested the men at baseline (n=1,705) and again two years later (n=1,367).

At both visits, the participants answered questions about their sexual functions, including, “How often are you able to get and keep an erection that is firm enough for satisfactory sexual activity?”; “How many times over the last month have you had sexual activity (including intercourse and masturbation) reaching ejaculation?”; and, “How much desire for sex do you have now, compared with when you were 50?”

At both visits, the researchers also measured the men’s serum testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), estradiol (E2), and estrone (E1) by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry; and they measured the men’s sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG), luteinizing hormone (LH), and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) by immunoassay.

Over two years, baseline serum testosterone, DHT, E2 and E1 did not predict decline in sexual activity, sexual desire and erectile function. By contrast, the decline in testosterone (but not in DHT, E2 or E1) over time, though less than 10%, was strongly related to decreased sexual activity and desire, but not to erectile dysfunction.

The National Health and Medical Research Council, Sydney Medical School Foundation and Ageing and Alzheimer’s Institute funded the CHAMP study.

Article Source: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-03/tes-dsa030615.php

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30 Facts About Orgasms That Are Pretty Damn Interesting

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Fact #1 -An orgasm affects the same part of your brain as heroin does in a drug addict’s brain.  Sex really is addictive.

Fact #2 – The use of condoms does not affect orgasm quality.  There is equal probability of a woman orgasming with or without a condom.

Fact #3 – The spark you feel up your spine while orgasming is because of a pair of pudendal nerves that connect the penis/clitoris to the brain.

Fact #4 – A woman can orgasm by the stimulation of breasts and nipples alone.  Yes, nipplegasms are for real!

Fact #5 – Kegal exercises really increase the chances of an orgasm.

Fact #6 – The condition where a person cannot orgasm is called ‘Anorgasmia’, literally meaning ‘lack of orgasm’.

Fact #7 – Orgasm helps you burn only 2-3 calories, through foreplay and intercourse could help you burn up to 50!

Fact #8 – The areas of the brain that register fear and danger are deactivated while climaxing.

Fact #9 – It takes 2 to 10 minutes for average man to orgasm.

Fact #10 – It could take up to around 20 minutes of stimulation for a woman to orgasm.

Fact #11 – Just thinking about orgasming can also result in an orgasm.

Fact #12 – The same parts of brain are activated while orgasming as those activated when you feel pain.

Fact #13 – Orgasms can ease your pain for around 10 minutes.

Fact #14 – It is not necessary for a man to be erect to ejaculate.

Fact #15 – Circumcision doesn’t reduce the chances of orgasm in a man.  But, a foreskin does help increasing the duration of an orgasm.

Fact #16 – Not just men, even woman can orgasm in their sleep.

Fact #17 – Although just a tiny percentage, women have been reported to have orgasmed while doing yoga.

Fact #18 – The farthest distance any man has ejaculated is about 8 feet.

Fact #19 – Most women are unable to orgasm from vaginal intercourse alone.  They need oral sex or physical stimulation to get them going!

Fact #20 – An average orgasm in both men and women lasts for about 17-20 seconds.

Fact #21 – It is possible for a woman to orgasm during child birth.

Fact #22 – the higher your stress level, lower are your chances to orgasm.

Fact #23 – Doggie-style is one of the best sex positions to ensure your woman’s orgasm.

Fact #24 –  Orgasms can cure headaches.

Fact #25 – More orgasms can reduce your risk of prostate cancer.

Fact #26 – Squirting doesn’t necessarily equal an orgasm.

Fact #27 –  It’s definitely normal not to have an orgasm every time you have sex.

Fact #28 – Lesbians have more orgasms than heterosexual or bisexual women.

Fact #29 – There are so many things that can scar away an orgasm.

Fact #30 – Some people never (or rarely) have orgasms.

Article Source: http://www.curejoy.com/content/facts-about-orgasms/#facts-about-orgasms

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By The Way, Hands Don’t Reveal Much About Penis Size

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At last night’s Republican debate, a new issue surfaced when candidate Donald J. Trump responded to Sen. Marco Rubio’s previous remark about the size of certain body parts.

“And he [Rubio] referred to my hands: ‘If they’re small, something else must be small.’ I guarantee you there’s no problem. I guarantee,” Trump said.

Although news organizations have understandably decided to pass on fact-checking this claim, it does raise a scientific question: Is the size of a man’s hands related to the size of his manhood?

There have been conflicting results about this question, said Debby Herbenick, a sex researcher at Indiana University.

Some studies have found a correlation between finger length and penis size, and others have not, Herbenick told Live Science. But these studies look at groups of people, not individuals, she said. Certainly, you’ll find people with big hands and small penises, small hands and big penises, and every other combination in the real world, she said.

A 2011 study, for example, suggests that there may, in fact, be a link between hand size and penis size. The study, published in the Asian Journal of Andrology, found that the ratio between a man’s index finger and ring finger was linked to penis size. Specifically, the researchers found that having mismatched index and ring fingers (meaning these two fingers are different lengths) was linked to having a longer penis.

The association is not as out-of-left-field as it may seem. Some research suggests that testosterone exposure in the womb may play a role in both penis size and finger length, although more studies are needed to confirm this idea, the researchers said.

How big are we talking?

In a 2013 study, researchers found that the average American man’s penis is 5.6 inches (14.2 centimeters) long when erect. But there’s a great deal of variability. In the study, the researchers found that the shortest penis measured 1.5 inches (4 cm), while the longest measured 10.3 inches (26.2 cm).

Given the range of sizes, it’s no surprise that a European condom company, TheyFit LLC, set out to broaden the playing field in 2011 by offering an array of condoms in 95 different sizes.

But, as the age-old question goes, does size really matter?

According to a 2012 study in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the answer is yes — well, for some women that is. In particular, women who have frequent vaginal orgasms are more likely than other women to say they climax more easily with men with larger penises, according to the study.

“Male anxiety about penis size may not reflect internalized, culturally arbitrary masculine stereotypes but an accurate appreciation that size matters to many women,” study researcher Stuart Brody, a psychologist at the University of the West of Scotland, told Live Science in 2012.

But men need not fret if they aren’t well endowed. There’s also a great deal of variability in women’s size preferences, Barry Komisaruk, who researches female sexual response at Rutgers University, told Live Science at the time.

Another study, from 2013, found that penis size is a bigger factor for taller men. In the study, the researchers found that a larger penis had a greater effect on how attractive taller men were to women.

Of course, on the question of whether size matters for the Office of the President, well … “whatever your genitals look like, it just doesn’t matter,” Herbenick said.

Article Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-hand-size_us_56df046ce4b0000de40621af?utm_hp_ref=healthy-living

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