Last night, I came across this CNN article about the growing trend of cancer, from oral sex. The risk stems from the human papilloma virus (HPV), an STD that’s commonly associated with cervical cancer and often considered a female problem. Thinking of HPV as only a female problem isn’t completely accurate. The CDC does say that “about 12,000 women get cervical cancer in the U.S.”, there are some other stats that should also be considered. [Read The Rest Of This Entry]
Health & Fitness
I was once told, some of the greatest failures are the best successes, and greatest successes are the biggest failures. There’s some truth here. We often learn from our most challenging moments, while our successes may only be mirages that set us off course from the true goals set forth. I’ve found overconfidence often breeds from celebrating a successes for to long; while despair settles in while mulling over our low points. Life has many victories and failures, but holding them for to long spells disaster. It’s one of the reasons I love football, a particular win or loss one week could mean absolutely nothing, or can serve as a building block for the upcoming week. It’s why I think many NFL teams have implemented the 24 Hour Rule. After any win or loss, you have 24 hours to reflect on what occurred, and then move on.
I like the rule so much, I would like to apply it in a more general setting, life. [Read The Rest Of This Entry]
Living in New York City, it seems it’s mandatory to have a gym membership, but not everyone goes to the gym. There’s many of us paying for a gym membership, but are too tired to take the trip, and don’t want to deal with a commute for a workout. If you live in an apartment complex with a workout room, then all’s well. However, there’s many who either “can’t be bothered with going to the gym”, have their own insecurities, or can’t afford a membership. That doesn’t mean you have an excuse to be out of shape; if you’re single being fit helps your chances, and there are simple, easy (and free), workout plans that build and maintain your physique. [Read The Rest Of This Entry]
I’ve been meaning to write this post since the inception of Single City Guy. Erectile Dysfunction is possible the most crippling condition any man can have. It directly affects what men hold important to our lives. I’m thinking beyond just our sexual activity, men often feel crippled with the thought of impotence, and even feel worthless. The thought of impotence is every man’s biggest fear, more so than being alone.
When I was first afflicted with erectile dysfunction, I didn’t quite know what to think. I quickly brushed the fears aside, and determined it was only a temporary issue. I thought due to my lack of sexual experience, it would resolve itself. However, when the situation kept arising, I was devastated, frightened, and unsure of my own masculinity. I was ready to quickly enter a world of deep depression. [Read The Rest Of This Entry]