Basic Health Tips for Women in Busy Times Part II

As I promised in my first part of my original article titled Basic Health Tips for Women in Busy Times. Here is part two on my tips on how to remain healthy using some common sense tips.

6. Avoid stress. Yes, it is difficult to do sometimes. Life just seems to have stress around every corner. But we can take some common sense actions to help reduce our stress. Stay away from “toxic” friends. The kind of friends that just seem to create drama in your life that would never be there if you were not friends in the first place. Their problems become your problems. Try not to become inundated with 24 hour news. Yes, you should be an informed citizen, but you don’t have to watch depressing news over and over again. Get informed and switch the channel. Women especially are prone to too much stress in their lives. Stress has been recognized as source of many sicknesses. Try as much as feasible to take time out to relax. Read a book, visit with friends and stay active. Take time to pamper yourself. And be certain to get sufficient sleep to restore your energy.

7. Beware of the sun! Women especially seem overly concerned with tanning. If you must tan, try one of the spray tanners. They even sell spray tanning cans at the store. I haven’t tried any of them myself. So, I can’t attest to their effectiveness, but you could try one if you just must have that tanned look. If you are going to be out in the sun, use sunscreen and wear a hat. You’ll look younger longer if you try to avoid over exposure to the sun.

8. Smile, you’re on candid camera! A beautiful smile just seems to give a person an added glow. And have you ever noticed how people with beautiful smiles tend to smile a lot? Smiling helps you get into a good mood. Be sure to visit your dentist to maintain that beautiful smile.

9. This is so obvious, but you must visit your Gynecologist. Women, who are over the age of eighteen ought to have their Physical Examination annually especially for the Pap Smear test. Women who are over forty should have their mammograms and the Breast self-exam is encouraged once puberty has been reached and should be a habit as they mature

10. I left this one for tenth, but it is certainly not the least. Remember to practice safe sex.

I hope these simple tips have been a reminder to you. As I stated at the outset I think that many women already are aware of these things. But, I think we all need reminders from time to time of things. I hope you will find these tips useful. Eat right, stay fit and try to live each day to the fullest.

Thanks for reading…

Anal Sex Safety Tips for the Adventurous Couple

While it is still viewed as somewhat exotic by many people in society, anal sex is by no means uncommon: a study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that 40% of women between the ages of 20 and 24 had tried anal sex at least once, as had 11% of men in that age range (as a “bottom”). Performing as a “top” in an anal sex situation (despite the possibility of a sore penis resulting) has an appeal for far more men, and so it’s no wonder that this once-scorned form of sexual engagement is increasingly popular. However, to ensure safety for both partners and good penis health for the men, there are several safety tips to remember.

Have “the discussion.”

It’s always important to know a partner’s sexual history before engaging in any form of sexual contact, but it’s especially important with anal sex, and most especially for the partner that is on the receiving end. Why? There is always a risk, particularly if the rectum in question is unused to having objects inserted into it, that there will be some abrasions and bleeding; this can supply a more direct route for the transmission of any STIs.

It goes without saying, of course, that beyond this discussion is a separate one: that which expresses the man’s interest in anal sex. A man should never engage in this act without first obtaining willful consent from his partner.

Always wear a condom.

Using an appropriate condom is crucial when engaging in anal sexual activities. True, there’s no possibility of impregnation, but as mentioned above, STIs can still easily be transmitted through anal intercourse.

Lubricate to the max.

Lubrication is always important in sex, but never more so than in an anal encounter. Unlike vaginal sex, there is no natural lubricant at work here. Without a good water-based lubricant, the chance of extreme pain is very high; it also greatly increases the chance of cuts and abrasions, which will provide greater pain after intercourse as well.

Don’t just plunge in.

This is even truer when dealing with a partner who has little or no experience with anal insertions. Before maneuvering his mammoth manhood into his partner’s rectum, a man should lubricate and insert his finger to prepare the way. If there are some appropriate sex toys, he may also work with these before inserting his penis. (It may be necessary to try these initial insertions on several occasions over several nights to build up to the actual insertion of the penis.) And the man must at all times be gentle and pay attention to the cues he is receiving from his partner.

Try different positions.

Both during the “preparation” stages with the finger and sex toys and during actual penis-to-anus engagement, the couple should experiment with different positions in order to find the one that is the most comfortable, especially for the partner receiving the penis.

Always listen.

In the throes of ecstasy, men can get a bit rough or focus too much on their engorged penis; a man must make sure to listen carefully for signs that his partner may need him to change his position or rate of thrust or that the partner may be in pain and need the encounter to end.

Anal sex can be a thrilling experience for both partners; those on the receiving end often experience an anal orgasm. However, as with any form of sex, a guy may end up with a sore penis; the rectum may be too tight or his thrusting may have rubbed the tool raw. Repairing the damage with a high quality penis health cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) can definitely help. Clearly, the cream must contain an effective combination of moisturizing ingredients, such as shea butter (an excellent emollient) and vitamin E (one of nature’s great hydrators) to soothe the sore penis. It’s also beneficial to find a cream that contains vitamin A, as this vitamin has valuable anti-bacterial properties that can help shed the penis of pungent odors.

Gun Safety: The New Topic In Education

Lately, there has been a lot of news about gun safety in schools throughout the U.S., whether it is with new laws allowing college students to bring a gun on campus, or having elementary children sign a voluntary pledge declaring that they will not bring a gun to their school. It seems as though this topic has become something that every school should address in some way to ensure that every student understands the dangers that weapons, such as guns, can potentially have.

No matter if you are for or against guns, I think we can all agree that it is important for all of our children to be aware of them and learn why bringing guns onto school grounds can be a hazard to themselves or to others. However, many people are not sure how to go about firearm safety education or if it is something that should even be taught in schools.

According to the most current data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3,184 children and teens died from gunfire in the United States in 2006- which was a 6 percent increase from the previous year. Of these deaths, 2,225 were homicides, 763 were suicides and 196 were due to an accident or undetermined circumstances and 17,451 children suffered non-fatal gun injuries.

With these rates and the increasing number of school shootings and accidents with youth and firearms that have occurred over the last few years, more and more schools across the country are providing their students with weapon safety classes. Most of the programs that are offered are similar to other education programs such as drug and alcohol education like D.A.R.E. or Sex Ed. A majority of the time, local law enforcement and fire crews come in and do activities with the students, such as demonstrations, videos, role playing, coloring and more.

“Gun education is not mandatory in any state as far as we know, but of course we think all schools should have it,” said Heidi Cifelli, manager of the National Rifle Association’s Eddie Eagle Gun Safe Program. “Gun education is the best way to save young lives.”

Right now, there are two programs that a majority of the schools who offer gun safety are using. The first is the Eddie Eagle Gun Safe Program which is put on by the National Rifle Association. This program provides K-3 students the basics of gun safety with the popular slogan. If you see a gun: Stop! Don’t Touch. Leave the area. Tell an Adult. The program provides students with a workbook with various activities, as well as small rewards for participating and completing the program. The program is taught by the school’s local police departments and has been used by schools nationwide since 1988.

The second program that schools have been using is the Straight Talk About Risks (STAR) program. This K-12 program is put on by Center to Prevent Handgun Violence and includes a number of videos and role playing activities to teach younger students what to do when they come across a gun or weapon of some sort, how to oppose peer pressure to play with guns, and how to differentiate real-life violence from television violence. For the older students, the program presents activities that teach coping skills, decision-making skills, refusal skills for resisting peer pressure, and conflict management skills.

No matter what your stance on guns are, or what program your school uses, it is important that our children get some form of firearm safety whether it is at school or at home. It is important to keep our children safe, and by educating them on firearm safety, hopefully we will see a decrease in gun related incidents or deaths.