Tag Archives: sexual health

Dr. Drew Makes Sex Talk OK and Addictions Go Away

Dr. Drew Pinsky straddles the line between medical expert and media personality, often combining the two. After graduating from Amherst College, Pinsky got involved with radio during medical school at the University of Southern California. That’s when he started guest starring on his friend’s radio call-in show Loveline. His popularity soared as he spoke with frankness about sexuality and relationships, and soon he became a regular host. The show went national in 1995, airing live five nights a week, and the following year MTV picked it up for a television version hosted by Pinsky and Adam Carolla, running for four years. Loveline has been taking calls since 1983 and can still be heard Sunday through Thursday from ten to midnight.

Pinsky has appeared on numerous television shows as a guest, and has also hosted several of his own series. Strictly Sex with Dr. Drew aired on Discovery Health Channel in 2005, followed by the currently-airing Strictly with Dr. Drew. Strictly focuses on general medical topics. His show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew began in 2008 and has proved to be very popular.. He also appears on HLN (formerly CNN Headline News) for the nightly show Dr. Drew, and on the CW’s daytime talk series Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers. (more…)

3 Ways to Keep America Beautiful, Healthy, and Vibrant

More than 200 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence we still celebrate with parades on Main Street and decorate with the red, white, and blue. From hot dogs and potato salad to roasted marshmallows around the campfire, Americans do not take the Fourth lightly. As dusk appears, the boom of fireworks and the dazzling spectacle of illuminated ash will light up the faces of generations of people who are proud to call America their home.

With current fire dangers in parts of the southwest, incidences of obesity on the rise, and an environment that desperately needs tender loving care, it might be of interest to those who truly love America to evolve their celebratory behaviors.

We’ve got just a few suggestions to help keep America the beautiful, healthy and vibrant country that we all love so dearly. (more…)

Jenny McCarthy Credits her Playboy Body to a Clean Diet, Yoga and Lots of Great Sex

At the age of 39, actress and former comedian Jenny McCarthy has done it again: she’s gracing the cover of Playboy Magazine just months before her 40th birthday.

While some will never be fans of this style of modeling, we must admit McCarthy has managed to keep her body in amazing shape for decades, even after having a son, Evan, who is now 10 years old. This will be the star’s seventh time posing nude for the popular magazine, and she’s glad she did it.

“I’m really proud of it,” McCarthy told People Magazine. “The pictures are really gorgeous and classy. They could be out of W magazine…It’s probably a lot more sophisticated than lot of the stuff you’d see of people with their clothes on.”

One of the things McCarthy loves most about Playboy Magazine is that they don’t promote that “anorexic look” so many of the models have today. “The women are voluptuous,” she said. “So I really didn’t want to diet [for the cover]. I Just wanted to tone up.” (more…)

5 Ways for Couples to Get Outside and be Active this Spring

Warmer spring weather is here and if you’re like me, you’re itching to get outside and shed your winter skin.

If it was a long winter for you and you’re seeking some new ways to exercise outside, why not do so with your significant other? It’s long been known that there are some serious benefits to getting healthy with your partner, including a better sexual relationship, and being able to support each other’s individual fitness and diet goals. Not to mention, couples that are active together have been shown to be 90% more likely to stick to a routine than if they were going it alone.

So with these motivators in mind, talk to your partner about how you can get active and healthy together this spring, and beyond. Because if one person is on board, the other is far more likely to be on board, too.

DietsInReview.com’s yoga expert, Jill Lawson, offers up her five fun and easy ways to get outside and get moving with your significant other. We especially love the idea of gardening and window washing together – so simple yet productive. (more…)

The Doctors Dish About Babies, Conception and Contraception

The Doctors are at it again. They are promising another episode loaded with revitalizing tips. Monday’s episode is titled, “Shrink A Dress Size, Increase Your Fertility & Get Sexier Skin!”

The doctors are asking viewers to give them an hour to transform them into a new person. The cast will be giving tips about how to go down a dress size and the latest ways to better your health and body.

Much of the episode will be devoted to babies, conception, and contraception. The doctors will discuss Beyonce and Jay-Z’s parenting style of their infant, Blue Ivy. Specifically, the cast will discuss if they think the new parents are too protective.

While the topic is on babies, the topic of a controversial training method meant to give babies super strength will be covered. Hear what the docs have to say about these “super babies.”


Carnie Wilson’s Second Weight Loss Surgery on The Doctors

This Friday’s episode of The Doctors will be full of tips that will grab everyone’s attention.

The show promises to show viewers how to lose weight, increase their bust size, and have better sex all in one episode. Those hot topics and more will be covered in the episode titled, “Secrets to Look & Feel Better Naked”

We all want to know how we can shed a few pounds, especially with swim season right around the corner. The docs are going to show you how to burn up to 1,200 calories without exercise. Seems too good to be true! While they are on the topic of weight, singer Carnie Wilson will explain how she lost 30 pounds in two months with a controversial second weight loss surgery. The doctors discuss if her method is right for the viewers.

Dr. Drew Ordon will also discuss a non-surgical method to increase bust size. He will show the viewers an undergarment that is supposed to increase bust size by two cup sizes.


Five Things We Can Learn From the American Pie Movies

Who can forget their first experience watching ‘American Pie’ back in 1999? Yes, 1999. That’s how long this popular, sometimes scandalous movie series has followed the misadventures and awkward sexual encounters of its lovable cast. 

And since it’s been nearly nine years since the third installment – ‘American Wedding’ – Pie fans have new reason to celebrate as the fourth movie – ‘American Reunion’ – comes to theaters tomorrow.

So in honor of this all-American movie, we’re bringing you the “Five Things We Can Learn from the American Pie Movies” on this eve of the film’s release.

Laughter is good for the soul. The mood of the ‘American Pie’ films isn’t a somber one, and we think that’s a good thing. According to researchers at the European Society of Cardiology, laughter has a positive effect on our vascular function and blood flow, and can even play an important role in preventing cardiovascular disease. And other research has shown Laughter Yoga to provide such benefits as lowered stress hormones, improved self esteem and relief from insomnia. So don’t take yourself too seriously, because it may just improve your health. (more…)

Is Biking Affecting Your Sexual Health?

One of my favorite workouts is cycling. When I discovered spin class, it became my drug. I loved how challenging it was and that it always left me dripping sweat by the end. Hundreds of calories torched, cardiovascular endurance, toned legs – what more could I ask for in an exercise? It was perfect workout, or so I thought.

According to a new study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, I should be concerned about the way biking is affecting my sexual health. Similar to the concern for males when it comes to biking, women might need to be concerned, too. This is because the way the bike seat is designed, it can cause body weight to rest on the front or ‘nose’ of the seat, putting pressure on nerves and blood vessels in the genital area.

This can raise the risk of erectile dysfunction in men, which is something that’s been proven in studies of male bicycle police officers. But understandably, female cyclists haven’t been studied as closely on the matter due to our, ahem, different make up. However, a study conducted at Yale in 2006 that compared female cyclist with runners concluded that cyclists have less genital sensation compared to female runners. Interesting. (more…)

Women Experiencing Orgasms During Exercise, Study Finds

For some of us exercise alone makes us feel great, refreshed, relaxed…but what if exercising also gave you an orgasm? According to a recent report from Debby Herbenick, co-director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion in Indiana University’s School of Health, and J. Dennis Fortenberry, M.D., professor at the IU surveys online said from the women who took the survey, 246 said they experienced exercise-induced sexual pleasure or EISP, 124 women reported having exercise-induced orgasms. Forty percent of those women said they have experienced pleasure or orgasm on more than 10 occasions. The women ranged from 18 to 63, around 70% were heterosexual and most were married or in a relationship. The findings are published in a special issue of Sexual and Relationship Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal in the area of sex therapy and sexual health.

So what kind of exercises were they doing, you may be asking yourself?

According to Yahoo! Shine, Debby Herbenick said, “The most common exercises associated with exercise-induced orgasm were abdominal exercises, climbing poles or ropes, biking/spinning and weight lifting. … These data are interesting because they suggest that orgasm is not necessarily a sexual event, and they may also teach us more about the bodily processes underlying women’s experiences of orgasm.” (more…)

High Fat Diet Linked to Poor Sperm Quality

A new study published online in a European journal titled Human Reproduction has released information that men eating a diet high in saturated fat had lower sperm counts and sperm concentration levels. Although men who consumed less fat had better counts, the study also revealed that men with better formed sperm consumed more omega-3 fatty acids.

“Diets containing higher amounts of omega-3 fat and lower amounts of saturated fat are associated with favorable semen quality parameters and may be beneficial to male reproductive health. Although these findings need to be reproduced, adapting these nutritional modifications may not only be beneficial for reproductive health but for global general health as well,” said Dr. Jill Attaman, author of the study.

A total of 99 Americans participated in the study and all of them were in their mid-30s. The men provided semen samples for analysis from December 2006 to August 2010 and answered questions about their diet. The results showed that the men who took in the highest amount, or around 13 percent of their daily calories from saturated fat, had a 35 percent lower total sperm count and a 38 percent lower concentration than the men who consumed lower levels.