health and wealth or wealth and health

title:"Health and Wealth" or "Wealth and Health"

author:A Raymond Randall

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_47.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



On Wednesday at 1015AM October 13th, my body was intact with no parts missing. At two AM, Thursday October 14th, I awakened in someone else's bed. Lahey Hospital's. At 3AM, I sat in a large leather reclining chair (I tried wheeling it to my car, but the nurses stopped me) giving thanks for thoughtful and caring friends. Exactly 24 hours after the anesthesiologist put me under, I stood in my kitchen with a catheter and one rather important body part missing. Boy, that all happened rather fast!

The sequence of doctor's visits, surgery, and follow-up force me to ask, "what matters?" Our wealth or our health? You might think, "Health, of course!" Someone else might reply, "Wealth; my health will take care of itself if I have plenty of money."

Health never takes care of itself. All kinds of stuff goes on under the skin that needs attention. Overlooking, procrastinating, disliking doctors will not slow-down the creeping effects of cancer or other ailments. Prostate cancer kills. Men need to take careful steps to protect themselves. Actions may not ward off cancer (they did not for me); they will allow time to manage it quickly and wisely. Most men just do not get it.

I get many questions, "What did they do?" "Did they take part of your prostate or all of it?" Is it a "prostrate" or a "prostate"? What is a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test? Each question is loaded with nuance and fear. This newsletter permits my sharing some valuable thoughts and suggestions. If you like wealth, you better become responsible for your health.

Here are suggestions and observations about prostate cancer. Just the same, knowledge and action encourage a healthy prognosis.

Facts men and women should know

*8 men out of 10 will die with prostate cancer, but not from it.

*Get an annual physical (I started them at age 25)

*Request a Prostate Specific Antigen test. Read about it here: http://www. cancer. gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Detection/PSA

*Pay attention to your PSA levels (mine accelerated to 3.9 quickly.

*Your doctor will perform a DRE; don't resist. If "DRE" does not ring any bells, ask your doctor.

*If a biopsy becomes the next step, be sure to take what they prescribe before the procedure; I forgot; it hurts.

If you must have the prostate removed; check on multiple options (I met with three specialists at three hospitals.

*Proton Beam Therapy: http://www. llu. edu/proton/

*Davinci laparoscopic surgical method; http://www. davinciprostatectomy. com/

*Laparoscopic surgical method: http://www. prostate-cancer. org/education/localdis/brosman_RP2003.html

For the sake of the body, keep head and heart with:

*Faith: the essence of hope.

*Family: the essence of encouragement

*Friends: the evidence of how many care.

Learn more:

*"Unlocking Secrets of Longevity" - Read about the "Blue Zones" http://www. bluezones. com.

*Dr. Patrick Walsh's Guide to Surviving Prostate Cancer

Men know more about the stock market than their bodies. An ancient text reads, "We are fearfully and wonderfully made." The outcome of our choices may be answered by our priorities: Health and Wealth?...or...Wealth and Health?

Finding the right cigar

title:Finding The Right Cigar

author:Catherine Olivia

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_35.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



You've decided that you want to try smoking a cigar. You're intrigued by them, and by the people that smoke them. To some, cigars are a status symbol, a symbol of wealth and class. People describe them like they would a fine wine. A cigar can have full to medium body or a smooth and creamy medium bodied taste or they talk about the exceptional construction and cool smoke. What does all this mean and how do you go about choosing a cigar?

Before we go any further, know the health risks. Cigars are bad for you. They contain nicotine which we know is addictive, which is bad for you. People can get cancer from smoking cigars. According to the National Institutes of Health "people smoking as few as one to two cigars per day have much higher risk of oral, lung, and esophageal cancer, and cancer of the larynx, as compared to non-smokers." But, you're an adult and you've made your decision. Also here we'll mention that cigar smoke is much heavier and smellier than cigarette smoke, which some find offensive.

So, back to choosing. There are man-made cigars and machine made cigars. Needless to say, most things hand made are superior to machine made, and that goes for cigars. A handmade cigar is made from leaves picked, sorted and bundled by an individual cigar maker. A premium hand rolled cigar will have leaves of the same length carefully rolled. It's the skill of the hand roller that insures a smooth and even burn.

Machine made cigars often use ends and smaller pieces of tobacco leaves, called short filler. Cigar aficionados say that this short filler draws and burns inferiorly. A well made cigar should have a full and smooth draw.

A cigar is rated on it's length and ring gauge. The length of cigars runs between 4 inches to 8 inches, with the most common cigar length being 5 to 6 inches. The ring gauge refers to the diameter of the cigar. This ring gauge is measured in 64th of an inch. The largest ring gauge of a cigar is 52, therefore it would be 52/64ths of an inch in diameter. Generally the larger the ring gauge the more fuller flavored the cigar will be.

Cigar colors are referred to as claro and oscuro. Claro being light brown and oscuro being almost black. The darker the cigar the more full bodied and sweeter it will be. The darker the tobacco the more mature it is. Some tobacco is aged up to three years before it is rolled. A lighter colored cigar will be lighter in flavor.

Is is suggested that for a beginning cigar smoker that they choose a smaller and milder gauge cigar, such as a petit corona or panatela, then move up to a bigger size, and more robust flavor as they are comfortable.

Don't be afraid to try different brands. You'll notice your tastes will mature and change. The final choice of the right cigar depends on your own taste preference.

Metro sexual man and proud of it

title:Metro-Sexual Man and Proud of It

author:Joe Zwales

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_66.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



You know what a heterosexual man is. You have certainly heard of homosexual men. Now there's the metrosexual man. Metro-sexual? That's right; it's the newest breed, or classification of men.

Hollywood is full of metro-sexual men. Will Smith and Tom Cruise are prime examples. Now, more and more, many guys in everyday towns are walking around strutting their peacock feathers, proud to be metro sexual.

Remember the big to-do about whether or not real men ate quiche? Well now not only are they eating quiche, they're wearing salmon colored dress shirts; getting manicures and pedicures; having their hair highlighted; frequenting tanning salons; and are enjoying overall makeovers. And the women absolutely love it!

Enter the Montel Williams show. Wife complains that hubby has had his beard for the last 23 years, wears the same jeans and sweatshirt, so much so that his pants can walk by themselves. He's in a time warp, still wearing a mullet and fashions a dangling chain affixed to his wallet. After the commercial break: Tada! Cleaned up, spiffed up, shaved up and made up husband walks out on stage and the little wife about falls over as her jaw drops to the floor! She's shocked! She can't believe her eyes! This man is HOT! Her boring, stuck in the mud hum drum husband for the last two decades has stepped out into the new millennium (finally!) and Mrs. can't wait to be alone with her new and improved man!

That may have been one episode, but with increasing numbers, metro-sexual men are emerging. Word of caution men, you may not want to have all the pomp and circumstance that Montel had on his show with the complete and utter total makeover all at once. Start with a new hair doo, and then go for some highlights. Don't worry; there will be other men in the salon with foil on their hair. It's getting more and more common. Next let a good manicurist get a hold of your paws. Do it in small incremental steps. You'll get used to the idea better and the woman in your life will enjoy growing into the new you, along side you.

Women, you're going to have to clear out some bathroom space. Your new metro-sexual man needs drawer and shower space for all his "product." He's now moisturizing, toning, conditioning, gelling, chillin' out, maxin' and relaxin'. It's been acceptable for eons for women to primp. It's about time the men had their turn!

Impotence and exercise link

title:Impotence and Exercise Link

author:Jay Chatterjee

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_92.shtml

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Impotence and Exercise Link

Since its discovery, Viagra has been the stock remedy for all manner of libido related ills, from total loss of ability to intermittent and temporary problems with 'getting a raise'!

In such a scenario, the cause of the problem may arise (!!) from an area of the body quite far removed --- from the heart, or the brain. And those on medication would do well to remember that mixing nitrates, the popular medication for many heart problems, with viagra can cause extreme drop in blood pressure leading to cardio - circulatory shock. In fact, the cocktail can prove lethal.

The good news is that sexual dysfunction may not be as untreatable as doctors previously thought. Recently, a group of Italian researchers found that there is one safe treatment for the problem: regular exercise. The high level of stimulation suggested by the phrase 'blood coursing through the veins', does have physical manifestations to support it. Men as well as women require good blood flow to the genitals for arousal and erections. And can there be anything better or more effective than exercise to keep the blood circulating?

In an another large, long-term study, researchers found that men who burned at least 200 calories a day through exercise were less likely to become impotent, than men who were inactive.

Researchers monitored the lifestyle of nearly 600 men, who initially had no problems with impotence, over a period of 9 years. Examining a variety of lifestyle factors believed to contribute to impotence, e. g. smoking, heavy drinking, inactivity and obesity they found that men who had been active to begin with, as well as those who took up exercise during the study period, were at lower risk of experiencing impotence.

Occasional impotence is normal. At some point in his life, every man will experience difficulty, sometimes temporary, in achieving and maintaining an erection. But persistent, long-term difficulty may be indicative of a physical cause, and should prompt you to seek medical advice.

In fact, impotence can be an early warning sign of coronary artery disease, since the penis is more sensitive to slow-downs in blood flow than is the heart. (Doppler ultrasound scanning is an imaging technique which can now be used to measure blood flow to the penis).

But, men take heart! Exercise may protect you from impotence the same way it can prevent heart attacks; by keeping your blood vessels clear.

Just 30 minutes a day of moderate aerobic activity, such as walking or stair climbing, accumulated in short bursts, can do the trick. The American Heart Association also recommends weight training or trying proven stress-busters such as yoga and tai chi, which are increasingly used in cardiac rehabilitation. A study on the effects of bicycling, found that 40 minutes of bicycling 3 times a week increased sexual functioning by 76%. Keeping your arteries clear may well be the way to rock solid erections.

Another aspect of a good sex regimen (& to ward off impotence) is proper diet. This would involve eating lots of fruits and vegetables, grains and legumes. Stick to a low calorie diet, getting not more than 20% of your total calories from fat. To quote Julie Walsh, MRSD, spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, " A diet that's healthy for you overall will be healthy for your sex life - period". The effectiveness of so called aphrodisiac foods is yet to be confirmed. But if, like us, you are fond of oysters, seafood and asparagus, go ahead, they are low in calories and can put you in the right frame of mind.

Impotence can also occur as a side effect of drugs, including anti-depressants, so avoid taking medications without consulting a doctor.

Men who do all of the above things and still have problems with impotence, should consult a competent naturally-oriented physician, to investigate other possible causes. Strangely, only 1 out of 10 people affected actually do so. Impotence is after all, more of a symptom that needs to be treated than a disease in itself! Impotence affects about a quarter of men by the age of 65, and there is no cure. So the most important thing we can do is to PREVENT it!

Unfortunately, not only does impotence have physical manifestations, it can have a depressing effect on male psyche, striking as it does at the intrinsic 'manhood' of the male. This tendency towards depression, too, can be countered by the proven mood enhancing effects of exercise. After a study of 156 severely depressed men and women over 50, Duke University researchers suggested that 16 weeks of aerobic exercise may be as effective in alleviating depression as a 16-week regimen of antidepressant drugs.

Exercise provides a balancing effect also on another area which may negatively impact on sexual performance - the mind. In many cases, impotence is the result of psychological causes rather than physical ones. In such cases, the relaxing and tension-freeing properties of exercise will contribute to the more conducive state of mind that is essential for good sexual performance.

Exercise, follow a good diet, keep yourself tension free. These simple steps will not only ward off possible impotence, but also improve your health in every way. Remember, too, if you are already experiencing some symptoms, that in most cases the causes can be treated.

And if nothing works, all manner of physical aids are now available to help achieve and maintain an erection. All said and done, the outlook for impotence is good.

Titanium vs gold silver and platinum

title:Titanium vs. Gold, Silver and Platinum

author:Scott Murff

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_111.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



Either you are buying it as a gift or for yourself, there are many reasons why titanium jewelry can be a better choice than jewelry made in traditional precious metals like gold, silver and platinum.

Firstly, titanium is highly corrosion resistant and therefore does not tarnish easily. Especially for high-polish finished jewelry like gold and silver wedding band rings, it is expected that the jewelry will lose its color and shine over time. Even if they are stored properly in jewelry boxes or safe, the oxygen in the air reacts with the metals and turns the color. This process is of course accelerated if the jewelry is worn daily because the sweat combined with body temperature, acts as catalysts to the chemical process.

Also, titanium is hypoallergenic, which means that very few people have skin that is sensitive to it. People who are allergic to gold, silver or, more commonly, nickel, which is found in most gold and silver jewelry, don’t have to worry about outbreak when wearing jewelry made from titanium and its alloys.

A widely known property about titanium is its durability. It is this attribute that makes it perfect for active individuals who frequently engage in outdoor activities, even water sports. It is not uncommon that people find their gold or silver jewelry damaged, or even lost, after a day of exciting outdoor events. These disappointments can easily be avoided if titanium jewelry is worn instead. In addition, titanium has a high strength to weight ratio. In other words, although it is much stronger than gold and silver jewelry, even steel, it is much lighter and hence more comfortable to wear.

Finally, it is fashionable and trendy to wear titanium jewelry. The metal is relatively new in the fashion industry with many new ideas being applied on it. Titanium is so versatile that it not only can be combined with gemstones, gold and silver, engraved and finished like traditional jewelry; it can also be anodized to create eye-catching colored titanium jewelry.

Common titanium jewelry includes wedding band ring, men's titanium rings and men's titanium bracelets. There is every reason to explore the vast possibilities and express your personality in a whole different way.



author:Kingston Amadan

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_59.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



I recently tried ogoplex, a supplement that originated in Europe. I had heard that ogoplex could make orgasms during sex better for men. Better doesn't even begin to describe what ogoplex can do.

I'm sure most of you are familiar with a woman's ability to have multiple orgasms. As men, we're fairly spent after one. When I was younger, I could recover after a short rest and jump back in the saddle. However, as my age has progressed, that ability has diminished. In fact, before ogoplex, I used to roll over and fall asleep.

Not anymore.

Ogoplex allows me to have multiple, powerful right after another. I have never felt climaxes like this in my entire life. I have had more orgasms in one romantic encounter with my partner than I used to have in a week of sex. The amount of stamina I now have seems to be perpetuated by the feeling that I could go all night. Instead of ten seconds of pleasure, I reach a place I've never been before with continual, wonderful orgasms that I never thought possible. The effect on my partner has been nothing but positive, and she has repeatedly said that we are experiencing the best sex of our relationship. I've always enjoyed sex, but ogoplex has made me appreciate how great it can really be.

Guys, I don't know about you, but if there is one thing in my life I could use more of, it would have to be money...followed closely by orgasms. In all seriousness, I never thought in a million years that my sex life could be this rewarding. I look forward to it more than ever and because it has made me a better lover, my partner is more than happy to oblige. What used to be a 15 minute affair now lasts all night, and I finally feel like I am pleasing her to the fullest extent possible. Not only that, I feel like a new man. When you are able to enjoy sex as I have been recently, it puts a whole new perspective on time spent with your lover.

I encourage you to give ogoplex a try. I think that once you've experienced what it can do, you'll never look at sex the same way again.

Get dressed and get hired

title:Get Dressed and Get Hired

author:Terrance Farley

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_22.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



Tying a tie properly may tie you to your next employer. A properly tied tie is essential to a good first impression. With the recent outcry regarding athletes wearing flip-flops to the White House, it’s apparent that a review of socially acceptable fashion rules is needed.

Gone are the days of Leave It To Beaver and other such shows which often depicted the strong leader of the family proudly donning a suit and tie for his daily job and any other social occasion. Today’s impressionable society takes more cues from the Internet than from Nick at Nite.

Formal Friday night dinners are a thing of the past and many churches have relaxed their dressing expectations, so it’s possible that a young man could get through college without ever having to tie a tie. Even if they went to a formal dance they may have worn a clip-on bow tie.

Many young men graduating from college don’t get hired because of the way they present themselves. They have a general disregard in how they dress for their interviews and when it’s time to knock the socks off of a potential employer, the focal point of their suit is out of focus.

A professional appearance can be as important as a complete resume. Prospective employers look for consistency in a potential employee. Even the most polished resume does not coordinate with an applicant in a t-shirt and jeans. Wearing a suit without a tie is like avoiding a handshake or leaving your name off an application. If an applicant wants to set themselves apart from others, they’ll take the extra steps to present the complete package.

A poorly knotted tie projects sloppiness and reflects poorly on one’s abilities. Take the time to learn the proper way to tie ties because you’re worth it and your professional career may depend on it!

Essential skin care products for men

title:Essential Skin Care Products for Men

author:Alisha Burke

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_74.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



More often than not, when we are discussing skin care products, the ensuing conversation tends to focus on products for women. Although most skin care products are designed with women in mind, there is a growing market for quality skin care products for men. A number of forward thinking companies have acknowledged this untapped market, and have released a number of products designed for men. I recently reviewed some of these products, with the help of a male friend. The following are some of the best in skin care products for men.

Neutrogena has released an excellent line of products, available in two specific product categories; Skin Clearing and Razor Defense. The Skin Clearing line is designed to help men that have problems with Acne. This category includes a facial wash, shaving cream, and an after shave astringent. The Razor Defense series is intended for use by men with no specific skin conditions and includes a gentle face scrub, shave gel, and face lotion. They all have a fresh, clean smell and are highly effective.

Aveda also offers some wonderful products for men. Their products are designed with the highest quality standards, and they include a number of certified organic ingredients. The Rosemary Mint Shaving Gel is absolutely incredible. It has organic lavender, marjoram, peppermint, and rosemary in it. It also has coconut-derived moisturizers that assist in providing a smooth, friction-free shave. Aveda also has a shampoo/body bar that provides an invigorating wash. It is made with coconut and almonds, both of which are very good for your skin.

We also sampled a number of fine products from Jurlique. We purchased the Men's Deluxe Travel Kit which included shaving gel, foaming face cleanser, antioxidant moisturizer, moisturizing lotion, as well as shower and shampoo gel. The travel kit even came with its very own face towel! All of the organic ingredients in these products are grown in southern Australia, and they are included in these products using a unique biointrinsic extraction process. Jurlique is a wonderful company with some excellent products that come highly recommended.

There are a lot of quality products on the market for men. I would recommend trying a number of different products, in order to find the one you like best. While using quality skin care products may not be a significant priority for men, we hope that through education and insightful information this will change. Men may not care to learn the truth about eye creams, but they should care about taking care of themselves. Ladies, perhaps you could give them a helping hand?

Cialis a long journey

title:Cialis: A Long Journey

author:Tody Parker

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_39.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



Appropriate systematic and repeated fulfillment of your elementary Passion requires only two things a willing partner and the desire. Least you bother about anything. But if your body fails to reciprocate the excitement of your mind, if you are having problem in getting and maintaining an erection hard enough to enjoy sex. Then, the reason can be attributed to Erectile Dysfunction.

ED is a widespread phenomenon and a time comes when every man finds it difficult to have an erection. This problem is associated with stress, exhaustion, and consuming too much alcohol.

It is estimated that one in ten men suffers with frequent and long standing erection problem. The problem becomes more frequent in older age. It is also true that only small number of men who suffer with frequent and long standing erection actually seek medical assistance. This is strange since effective treatments are available for many men that can really help. When Pfizer first introduced Viagra to treat ED in 1998 and its phenomenal success in achieving the same inspired other pharmaceutical companies to bring out their version of medicine. IN November 2003 FDA approved Cialis (tadaalfil) from Elli Lilly and Icos corp to treat ED

Cialis is in group of medication known as PDE-5 inhibitors that treats the cases of Erectile Dysfunction in men. It is selective inhibitor of cyclic guanosine monophosphate(cGMP) specific phosphodiesterose type.

Erection occurs when the effect of cialis smooth the muscles in penis and also increase the size of blood vessels which deliver more blood to penis, at the same time blood vessels that take the blood away from penis decreases in size and remove less blood from the penis.

Any medication which is being used to treat ED demands compliance with certain prerequisites before you start using it. It is always better to discuss with your physician in detail about health and all the medication you have been through. Tell your doctor about kidney condition (if you are on dialysis) or lever condition, you may need dosage adjustment.

You should also avoid using it if you are taking medicine such as nitroglycerin, isosorbide dinitrate, isosorbide mononitrate. Taking cialis along with these medications can prove critical because it exaggerates the heart rate or may cause sudden and unsafe drop in blood pressure. It takes two to tango but Cialis with alcohol can prove too taxing for you. It may cause excessive drops in blood pressure and cause dizziness, headaches and increased heart rate.

Any medicine which treats erectile dysfunction doesn’t claim to cure impotency for good. It simply arrests it temporarily and how long they hold it also not uniform. It may last up to 36 hours.

What s a man must know about prostate cancer

title:What’s A Man Must Know About Prostate Cancer!

author:Fritz Frei

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_88.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



1 Testosterone and its active metabolite.

Dihydro-testosterone are essential for prostate cancer to develop, but does not actually cause prostate cancer. Men who are castrated at a young age do not develop prostate cancer.

2 Prevalence of prostate cancer

One in ten men will develop clinically significant prostate cancer in their lifetime. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American males with 250 000 new cases reported annually. Prostate cancer is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer death in both the USA and the UK. Prostate cancer is rare among Orientals. It is more common in black than white Americans. The disease appears to present at a younger age and behave more aggressively in American blacks. Prostate cancer is common in South Africa and probably underreported as a cause of death. The exact incidence in South Africa is not known as no large-scale epidemiological studies have been performed. It is uncertain whether prostate cancer is more common in South African blacks as compared to whites. In very old men prostate cancer is not always clinically significant. Autopsy data indicate a 70% incidence of prostate cancer in 80 year old men. The majority of these men died with rather than from prostate cancer.

3 Causes of prostate cancer

There is no single cause of prostate cancer. The cancer originates in the epithelial cells of the glandular elements of the prostate. As with most cancers defects in the DNA of the cell are central to the development of prostate cancer. Multiple DNA defects are required for cancer to develop. This multi-step process takes place over time. Some defects can be inherited, while others are acquired during the patient's lifetime. Prostate cancer is exceedingly rare before the age of 40, but 1 in 8 men between the ages of 60 and 80 years suffer from the disease. 9% of all prostate cancers are caused by a genetic susceptibility, probably inherited via chromosome 1. These genetically related cancers tend to present at a relatively younger age.

4 What is prostatitis?

Prostatitis means “inflammation of the prostate”, and is one of the most common reasons men visiting the doctor in the western world. It is most common in men over the age of 30, and particularly in men over the age of 60. While prostatitis is treatable, diagnosis can be lengthy and not all treatments are successful. This is partly because the various causes of prostatitis are not fully understood. There are three main types of prostatitis:

· Acute prostatitis, which develops suddenly and may not be permanent.

· Non-bacterial prostatitis, which may develop suddenly or follow a slower or variable course. It is now more commonly called chronic male pelvic pain syndrome because it cannot be proved to be “non-bacterial”, though a bacterial cause cannot be identified.

· Chronic (bacterial) prostatitis, which develops gradually and may only have subtle symptoms, though it often continues for a prolonged period.

· asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis - which has no symptoms at all but results in an inflamed prostate, is sometimes mentioned. It has been discovered when biopsies are conducted on the prostate to rule out cancer, and no cancer is found. This is a histological and not a clinical diagnosis. Prostatitis is often reported on the histological analysis of TURP specimens when the prostate resection was performed for symptoms of BPH. If the patient is asymptomatic this histological finding does not warrant any treatment.

With our next information - we will inform you about the “Symptoms of prostate cancer” - so you should have a look on this site in the next 2 weeks! If you have any question send us your e-mail.


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Online dating secrets for single men

title:Online Dating Secrets For Single Men

author:Mick Jones

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_24.shtml

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There is no need for single men to be lonely. Online dating has an infinite supply of women eager to meet men!!

Looking To Meet Women?

Craving Female Company?

Well, you’ve come to the right place! The internet is an ENDLESS supply of quality ladies for you to date and have a lot of FUN!

Regardless of your situation, age or looks, YOU can do this!

Bored of sitting at home on the weekends and going to bed alone?

How would you feel if you could meet and seduce women as often as you liked?

How much confidence and sense of well being would that give you?

Society is structured so that men have to be the aggressors in the seduction of women. That is a fact. So we men have no option but to learn the art of attraction.

Or, we settle for someone that is not worthy of us. Even worse, we may remain lonely with no woman...

Now I don’t like the sound of that! I bet you don’t either!

Imagine the quality of partner you can attract, once you have the experience and confidence from gaining these skills. That’s what motivated me to learn them.

I was struggling with meeting women after suddenly becoming single. I was 36 and been in a permanent, nine year live in de-facto relationship.

I realized I‘d lost the skills I had, when I met my ex-partner. She was slim, attractive, healthy and fun, unfortunately we grew apart.

So there I was, out in the singles jungle, slashing at the undergrowth looking for a lover. It was a lot harder than I had imagined it would be. Have you been there...

I couldn’t believe the average women I was meeting, showing little interest in me. This is what bugged me the most.

Who the hell do they think they are? I constantly asked.

So, as I wasn’t creating a spark in these women I was meeting. I decided to do something about it and RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH!

Then I realized I had to take ACTION, ACTION, and ACTION! It was from this research, success and my experience that I wrote the book;

‘How to Meet Women on the Internet’

I found it easier for me to meet women on the internet as it suited my lifestyle. This is not to say that it’s the only place I meet women as now I meet them EVERYWHERE!

Although I definitely enjoy sourcing dates on the internet. It is the best way to start, if you haven’t been dating for a while and need to get back into it. You may be recently divorced, seperated, split up...or just fed up with dating and given up.

Well, online dating will get you back in the game!

Life is too short to spend it without knowing how to meet women. This is such an important skill and is available to each and every one of us. It isn’t hard, but is does mean taking ACTION on learning and applying new skills.

The good news is that any man can learn these skills! It makes no difference what your current situation and past is. One thing to keep reminding yourself of is this;

‘The past does not equal the future.'

This means that you can design your life and be who you want to be.


If you want to change your life and have fun meeting interesting women, these skills are a must.

You may already have good skills and just need to complete the package.

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Women love it when men use these skills and are attracted to them subconsciously. You’ll be proud of yourself when you have these skills in place and in your life forever!

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Men s sunglass trends

title:Men's Sunglass Trends

author:Nick Albert

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_28.shtml

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Some trends come and go. Others stick around for a while. And some become a part of our cultural landscape. When considering a pair of sunglasses that are right for you, ignore the trends and ignore the hype. The right sunglasses for you, aren’t necessarily right for the next fellow. And vice versa. You get it.

Let’s explore some of the classic styles for men. Aviator inspired shades have been a popular style of glasses for men for generations. In recent times, they have become more of a fashion accessory than a practical item. But nonetheless, these glasses are as slick as they are functional. They come is various shapes, tints, and sizes and there is certainly a pair out there for you.

Aviators are a definitely a safe bet in men’s sunglasses. Another style that has made a comeback in recent times is the big-and-bold sunglasses. You know the ones. Think Big! These glasses could even be considered the offspring of the Aviators, just bigger and bolder! With the resurgence of everything 70’s, these glasses epitomize the extravagance and excitement of the time.

As they say, everything old is new again! Another style of sunglasses that is still popular is the wrap-around style. This style has been around for a quite a few years now, popularized by all your favorite rock stars and movie stars. Again, these are available in many shapes and colors.

For a better idea of what you are shopping for, trip down to your local sunglass shop and have a look around. Here are some guidelines to help in your quest for the perfect sunglasses. For those of you with oval shaped faces, most any style will suit you. Rectangular frames are ideal for those with round faces, and oval or round frames are best for those with square shaped faces.

But sunglasses are not just about style. Try to find a balance of style and function. You will also want to have lenses with good UV protection. And consider some form of lens protection for scratch resistance. What are you looking at??

Is safe sex really safe

title:Is Safe Sex Really Safe?

author:Jim Shaw

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_63.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



Gone are the days when people could have multiple partners without the use of a condom, and other safe sex practices.

Safe sex is all about keeping yourself, and your partner, protected from the complications of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted disease.

Although the concept of safe sex seems easy enough to understand, more and more people -- young people in particular -- seem to be missing the point, or missing the concept of how to accomplish safe sex. And just how safe and reliable is that condom when it comes right down to it? A condom can’t promise 100% protection from AIDS or from pregnancy.

For males in particular, another problem with practicing safe sex is remembering to take the time to ...

(a) have a condom ready

(b) know how to use it properly, and

(c) take the time to put it on.

It’s important to educate young people today in the proper use of condoms so that they understand when and how to use them. There’s no point to having a condom ready if neither partner is going to take time to enforce its use. In a very practical sense, however, although a condom is typically worn by the male partner during heterosexual intercourse (and typically by both partners in a homosexual one), the responsibility for proper condom-IQ is borne by both partners.

Fortunately, there are more and more products appearing on the market to help people to plan for safe sex and to practice this method of responsible intercourse. Since both the birth control pill and the condom aren’t 100% effective, combining the use of both of them together will increase your chances of staying safe.

It’s also vital to be aware of a partner’s sexual history, and to seek “medical clearance” before engaging in a new relationship. This is especially important for those in polygamous relationships (more than one sexual partner at a time), because a “chain” of unsafe sex can start with any partner and spread rapidly through a previously healthy group.

The only way that there are going to be less unwanted pregnancies, and less transmission of STD’s is if all sexually active people – both young and old -- are educated in the concepts of safe sex and what it means to them. In particular, in parts of the country where access to information is more challenging (such as some underprivileged areas), it’s vital that communities step forward and provide this education.

Young men, in particular, need to understand the implications and risks of unprotected sex and what it can mean to their lives when they have an unwanted pregnancy or find out that they have a STD. Safe sex starts with education and knowledge, neither of which any young teen can do without.

Generic cialis the new weekend drug

title:Generic Cialis the New Weekend Drug

author:Samantha Slims

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_96.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



Men younger and younger are experiencing a sexual revolution with generic cialis or tadalafil, which can be found at sites like http://www. mensgenerics. com.

Cialis and Generic Cialis is used to treat male sexual function problems (erection problems). Regalis (Tadalafil) is known as Super Viagra because it acts quicker and lasts much longer! Cialis is a brand new treatment for impotence that works just like Viagra, only it gives you faster results, has a higher success rate, lasts up to 32 hours longer, and causes fewer unpleasant side effects!

Tadalafil is also known to:

- Increase Sex Drive

- Boost Sexual Performance

- Cause Fuller & Harder Erections

- Increase Stamina & Endurance

- Help with Quicker Recharges

Cialis is taken by mouth as needed 20 minutes before sexual activity. Take only as directed, usually once each 3 days as needed. Cialis or Generic Cialis works along with sexual stimulation to help achieve an erection. The usual Cialis dose for most people is 10mg (half a pill)

Cialis is a pill that is more effective than Viagra.

Cialis is a wonder drug of the century used to treat ED in men. Cialis is a revolutionary product and is equally effective in the treatment of impotence in men of all ages. Cialis is very well tolerated and effectively treats most of the sexual disorders. Cialis is a long acting medicine when compared to the actions of Levitra or Viagra. Cialis can be the solution to all of the sex-related problems in men. The long acting Cialis enables a man to perform his best and get satisfaction out of the act. The actions of Cialis may lasts up to more than 36 hours after a single pill is taken. It increases the blood flow to the penis and brings on a strong erection.

Cialis also helps in maintaining the erection for longer duration. There are very few side effects after using the drug are very mild. Cialis starts its action almost one hour after ingestion so it is advised to take it one hour prior to sexual stimulation. Cialis works wonderfully on empty stomach and may take longer to act after having a fatty meal. Buy generic or branded versions conveniently from online pharmacy and save more money in this regard. Place your order now and enjoy your life and grand discounts from http://www. pillsamples. com/cialis. php.

Cigar smoking

title:Cigar Smoking

author:Jeff Lakie

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_30.shtml

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While most of the uninitiated might consider the generic habit of smoking to be one thing, and one thing only, any cigar aficionado will be at great pains to tell you otherwise. While the smoking of cigarettes is something that most teenagers have tried, and increasingly is viewed socially as something a person does because they simply haven't managed to give up yet, cigar smoking is something akin to a hobby, and for many, a passion. While cigarette smoking is something you simple do, the smoking of cigars is done with panache, and like any other skilled pastime, there is a whole sub-culture that participates in it.

Because cigar smoking is undoubtedly a skilled art - as any common cigarette smoker can tell you after making the leap from what might be considered the waif of the smoking world, the paltry and ten-a-penny cigarette, to the voluptuous and charismatic cigar. Cigars have a depth that delves into all five senses, and a flavor that is completely unexpected by those familiar only with cigarettes. The novice cigar smoker will be nauseous and headachy for days! But apparently this is a barrier that is worth working through - you only have to mention cigars to an aficionado to hear them wax lyrical on the wonders of cigars.

Like fine wine, there is a wealth of different types of cigar available whose differences seem incomprehensibly subtle to the disinterested. It is a brave relative or friend who attempts an unguided shopping trip to purchase cigars for a loved one, as the variations available are overwhelming. And, because of the enthusiasm with which cigar lovers love their cigars, the wrong choice can cause a family rift that might linger for years.

Thankfully, the popularity of cigar smoking means that there are a variety of resources available to help, from magazines to websites, whether you are looking to purchase a gift, or simply pretend to be more knowledgeable when next in the company of a cigar smoker. Just remember - don't ask him if he would like a cigarette.

How to meet a woman when she s with her friends

title:How To Meet A Woman When She's With Her Friends

author:Joseph Matthews

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_13.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14




Hey Mr. Matthews,

I like your e mails a lot but there is one unusual problem with me. I like a girl in my chemistry class but the problem with her is that she only comes and goes in the class and always has her best friend (she's a girl) with her. They Both are always GLUED together so it makes very difficult for me to approach her and talk to her.

I tried a lot of times to approach her, after some time they Both start talking and I just sit staring at them.

There is only one month left for this semester to end and after that I will loose her if I dont do anything but what can I do????????

I have asked many people and tried many things but nothing seems to work. I just dont know what to do??????

--A Frustrated Student


Take heart, Frustrated Student, class is in session!

I, and many other men, have been in similar situations many, many times.

Let me make one thing clear right now that you must understand before you go out trying to meet women:


You heard me right. Pretty girls have a very high social status. They are almost always surrounded by people, be they girlfriends, boyfriends, male "nice guy" friends, brothers, sisters, parents - whatever! They will always be in groups of people.

It is very rare to see beautiful women alone. And when they are alone, they're usually waiting for someone!

The common term I refer to people who like to hang around with beautiful women is: OBSTACLES.

If you imagine you're on a race track, and at the end of the track is this girl you want to meet, all the rocks, hurdles, holes, and booby traps between you and her are OBSTACLES that can ruin your chances of meeting her.

But there is a way to navigate that minefield and avoid all these obstacles! That way is called:


Group theory is a system by which you actually address the girl's friends instead of trying to ignore them. Through group theory, you win over the girls peer group and turn them into YOUR support group.

Here's how it works...

The girl you want to meet is always with her friend, right? And you're worried that you can't approach the girl you like because the friend will interfere in some way.

So what you do is forget about the girl you like, and approach her friend first!

That's right...


Now, this doesn't mean you're going to try and pick-up the obstacle instead of the girl you really like. It just means you're going to overcome that obstacle before you reach for your prize!

Remember: You must disarm a land mine before you step on it!

You do this by acting disinterested in the girl you're really interested in, and focus on winning over the girl you don't really care for!

Then, once you've won over the obstacle, you ask if you can "borrow" her friend for a minute because you've been neglecting her. Once her friend gives you approval to talk to her alone, guess what? You've just gotten her STAMP of approval!

This means that the girl you like has no reason NOT to talk to you!

Then, you pull her off to the side, and work your magic one-on-one.

I talk more about group theory and various other tactics on meeting women in my book The Art Of Approaching: How To Meet Any Woman, Any Time, Anywhere You May Be! In it, I go in-depth on how to meet women and overcome any and all obstacles that may be in your path.

If you want to have the skills to meet beutiful women no matter what, click below now:

http://www. artofapproaching. com

Don't wait. If you never get conrtol over this aspect of your life, you will be DOOMED to a life of quiet desperation, seeing opportunity after opportunity with women you like pass you by!

Wishing you success with women,

Joseph Matthews

Erectile dysfunction being punched by viagra blues

title:Erectile Dysfunction Being Punched by Viagra Blues

author:David Turner

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_21.shtml

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Nothing in the world excites you better than sex…it’s an irrepressible desire…you can not run away from sex by any means. Sex is an ultimate enhancer as well as a drastic depressor; sexual dissatisfaction leaves you in vulnerable position.

A good sex is a sensational experience; it rejuvenates your mind and body and increases your self-belief. But there are times when little Johnny does not supports you, you desperately want it but you can’t have it, and this is the time when manhood is at stake.

In medical terms the problem is christened as Erectile Dysfunction, it is defined as the inability to keep up erection essential for sexual gratification, to be a bit more precise, it can be categorized as temporary or short term erectile dysfunction or permanent erectile dysfunction. About 150 million men around the world are under its grasp, its thoroughly different form other sexual problems related to orgasm or reluctance towards sex.

Some vital factors contributing to erectile dysfunction are-

Diabetes, high cholesterol, and early stages of heart disease can cause erectile dysfunction.

Emotional disorder, problem in relationship. .

Socioeconomic issues.

Smoking and alcoholism.

Lack of frequent erection.

Taking impotence on your self esteem can hamper your professional as well as personal lives, it may not have a permanent cure but it is easily treatable. Online prescription pill such as Viagra is remarkably successful in the treatment of ED.

The miraculous blue pills (Viagra) hit the market hit the market in 1998 and since then it has dominated the global male impotence market. Viagra has been successful in treating 65%to 70% cases of impotence; this fact has further enhanced its popularity.

Viagra belongs to a group of drugs that contain PDE-5 inhibitors, which work by relaxing the blood vessels and allowing blood to flow into the penis. The result is a natural erection.

Viagra is available in 25mg, 50mg and 100mg tablets, to be taken as per recommended by the doctor. Take Viagra 30 minutes before sex and enjoy its effect for the next five hours. A heavy meal and alcohol consumption can increase the time taken for Viagra to effect.

Viagra can lead to serious side effects such as headache, mild facial flushes and upset stomach. Other effects noted are a bluish tinge to vision, blurred vision and light sensitivity, although these are far less common.

Viagra is strictly restricted for women and children. Adolescents who are not suffering from erectile dysfunction should not go for Viagra as it can lead to dangerous adverse effects.

Kill erectile dysfunction before it kills yours and your partners flourishing relationship, take the magical blue pills and enjoy the sexciting consequences.

Cologne secrets

title:Cologne Secrets

author:Jeff Lakie

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_26.shtml

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Two secrets about cologne

Here are two secrets many people don't know: 1. Women are a more attracted to smell than most men realize. 2. A person's sense of smell is one of the longest lasting memories we have. You may forget a face or a name, but you'll remember a smell for much, much longer. So finding a good Cologne is very important, especially if you are guy in the "dating scene."

How cologne is made

Cologne developers create their signature brands from nine scents, which are called "notes." Every cologne is made up of some combination of the following (which are listed from the lightest scents to the heaviest scents):

Citrus - very bright and light








Leather - very heavy and thick.

Polo Sport, for example, is primarily a dominant floral note while English Leather is a dominant leather note. Your father's Brut is a musk/powder combination.

How to buy cologne that is right for you

All too often, cologne is selected based on price, the shape of the bottle, and how it smells. But when you're shopping for cologne, you need to remember that your sense of smell can only detect three distinct smells before it gets overwhelmed and starts to report inaccurately to your brain.

Instead, you can shop for cologne much more easily: by pictures. Check out the advertising and see what kind of niche the cologne is marketing to: is it the rugged outdoorsman as advertised in an outdoor lifestyle magazine? Is it the active sports-lover in a magazine about basketball? Is it the suave urbane male in a men's fashion magazine? Cologne companies will market their brands to the type of person it is designed for. So if you are "going for a certain look," the marketing department of the cologne companies can help you select the right scent for you.

Just remember, it is not you that is going to be reacting to its smell. It's that beautiful woman who you want to enjoy it and with smell closely linked to memory, you want her to remember you for a long, long time!

Meeting women pick up girls

title:Meeting Women, Pick Up Girls

author:Cher Sern Lim

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_2.shtml

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Discover Four New Places To Start Meeting Women! Learn To Pick Up And Approach Women Everywhere You Go!

Once you’ve built up the confidence of approaching and meeting women what’s the next step? Knowing where to go of course! If you haven’t a clue as to where to meet women, then check out some of the hot spots below. These are places that you always knew about but you didn’t think of meeting women there.

The Club or Pub

Night spots are always a good place to pick up girls. Chances are the girls there want to be picked up too! If you enjoy the night life then this is the best place for you to pick up girls. Just don’t get suckered by women who are just interested in your money and the free flow of drinks you are providing.

Sports Clubs Or Activity Classes

Sports clubs or places like yoga classes are great places to pick up girls. Meeting women here is easy and you will have a high chance of finding interesting women who actually share your same interests. Because of this the process of picking them up is made easier as you will have much to talk about. It’s also easy to ask for dates because you can always suggest a meal after class or a drink to discuss the day’s lessons.

The Library

This place isn’t as boring as you think and you can actually pick up girls here. The main thing you have to remember is that there are always more women than men at the library and that not all of them are busy and dedicated to their work. And even if they are, they sure could use a break every once in a while. This is of course where you step in. One way to meet them is to take interest in what she is doing and get her to open up and talk to you about it. As you know, women love talking so take the opportunity to build up a rapport while they are talking your ear off about the subject.

The Shopping Mall

One of the best places to start meeting women is surprisingly your local mall. Or should I say not so surprisingly? After all its women who love to shop and where else would they flock? The thing is that while men are hanging out at the malls it would cross their minds that “That girl looks hot” but it never occurs to them that they should make a move because before this, picking up girls was reserved exclusively for places like the pub. Well it’s time to change this mentality and figure out that the mall is actually a great place for meeting women!

A tantric perspective on premature ejaculation part 1 of a radio interview with mukee okan

title:A Tantric Perspective on Premature Ejaculation. Part 1 of a Radio Interview with Mukee Okan

author:Mukee Okan

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_49.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



Mukee Okan, acclaimed sexual healer and champion of sexual fulfillment is interviewed about her work curing premature ejaculation.

D: Welcome. I'm Dr. Jeanette Case, and we're going to be talking tonight with Mukee Okan.

Mukee describes herself as a transformation agent and mentor to all dedicated to enhancing their intimate relationships and experiencing their sexual energy as a whole new level of positive experience.

Her focus is sex for more pleasure, creativity, energy, and abundance in your life every day. Originally from Australia, Mukee is a Sacred Sexuality teacher.

Her foundation is Tantra, a philosophy that encourages an acceptance of sex as natural and life affirming. She is also highly trained as a sexual surrogate partner therapist in the Western medical model.

Mukee has guided many individuals and couples for many years in simple ways to have more balance, happiness and fulfillment in their sex lives.

She claims that she can guide any man to transform premature ejaculation forever, so that you can last longer every single time. She says this is essential to a better sex life. So welcome, Mukee.

M: Thank you, Jeanette.

D: Let's go ahead and get started with some of these questions. You know, tell me about the basis of the claim that you make that you can help someone overcome the problem of premature ejaculation, especially since you're a woman.

M: Well, as you know, I'm absolutely dedicated to the upliftment of the sexual well-being of humanity - that is my work - and so the most frequent sexual concern that I'm asked to help with is premature ejaculation.

So all of the techniques that I teach, the controlling premature ejaculation and lasting longer, now I've been using them very successfully with male clients for at least the last ten years. So I know they work.

D: Well now, why is there such a focus on lasting longer?

M: Well, to focus on lasting longer, we really need to look at a bigger perspective. So that would involve seeing that sexual energy is our life force energy.

You know, it's not just a stress release thing, you know, when we have sex with our partner. There is a much bigger perspective.

So it's the same energy that makes everything possible that's in existence, from the sun and the planets and the oceans to human beings and the plants and the animals; the driving force is our sexual energy. So that in a way is our will to live.

And so the birthright of every human being is to fully experience their infinite capacity for pleasure, for orgasm and for intimacy. And so number one, most people don't realize that your sexual energy is for your health.

Your health physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and sexually. So when a man learns how to increase his capacity to first of all experience pleasure by lasting longer, they're able to experience longer periods of arousal and his sex life has a totally different quality.

So rather than just being a stress release mechanism, it can become a rich, fulfilling experience for a man, and his partner of course.

D: Wow, that just puts a totally new light on it. So now why do men experience premature ejaculation?

M: I would say the number one reason that men experience it is anxiety of, "Oh my god, it's gonna happen again," or simply being totally back in the past and stressed out and in a state of tension because that is what happens near pretty much all of the time or all of the time.

And so in a way the cause of premature ejaculation, or why men experience it, is psychological. It's to do with the way that they're thinking, rather than being present in their body.

And I'd actually like to define what premature ejaculation is, because a lot of men ask me, "Well, my natural sexual response, you know, I seem to come very very quickly. Is that normal? How long should it be?"

And so really the definition of premature ejaculation is an inability to delay ejaculation to the point where it's mutually desirable for both partners.

And so you see the definition is quite subjective. So you can't put, you know, a timed thing on what premature ejaculation is. The crucial thing is that if a man and his partner is satisfied with their sexual interaction or not.

And so, when we go back to the psychological causes of why a man might experience that, let's look first of all at anxiety and concern, usually about sexual performance.

So a man might have incredible anxiety about pleasing his partner, he might have so much tension in his body that he's not even really aware of the sensations in his body.

So that seems to be one of the key things that happens for a man who's experiencing sex like this.

D: Well now, is there anything that a man can do to change all of this?

M: There is a lot that a man can do to change this, and really the basis of what I've found that works over and over again for a man is to be able to experience more relaxation.

Simple relaxation and letting go of any kind of outcome or specific outcome of what it should look like and what's meant to happen and how long he's meant to last for.

And so there are two key pieces, but also when you look at the bigger perspective again, if a man can reframe sex as a natural healing act, that can change his entire outlook on letting go of the performance and what it should look like.

Then another key piece is actually educating himself about his body first of all, and then obviously about his partner's.

But the more that a man learns about his own physical body and his own sexual response as intimately as he can, then he's naturally going to have a lot more confidence in how he has his sex life.

(In Part 2 of this interview Mukee Okan describes what steps a woman can take to help her partner last longer in bed. She also describes some straightforward techniques for a man to practice in order to delay ejaculation.)

Copyright 2005 Mukee Okan

Male breast cancer what you should know about

title:Male Breast Cancer - What You Should Know About!

author:Fritz Frei

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_52.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



Have you know, that the breast cancer can also catch the man? Yes - it's really true!

Have a look on the last news!

The special Risk Factors for Male Breast Cancer

- Only approximately 1-1.5% of all breast cancer cases occur in men.

- Several risk factors have been identified that make some men more likely to develop breast cancer than others.

These risk factors include:

The Age: The average age of men diagnosed with breast cancer is between 60 and 70 years old.

The history of the family:

- 20% of men with breast cancer have close female relatives who have (or have had) breast cancer.

The Radiation exposure:

- Prior exposure to radiation (usually for treatment of a cancer) is a risk factor for male breast cancer.

The Liver disease:

- If the liver is normal function, she helps with hormone metabolism by binding proteins that carry hormones in the blood. If the Man's has liver diseases such as cirrhosis, they tend to have lower levels of androgens (male hormones) and on the other hand a higher estrogens levels (female hormones).This reality puts them at an increased risk of developing gynecomastia (non-cancerous tissue growth) and breast cancer.

Symptoms Male Breast Abnormalities

- The most male breast changes are due to benign (non-cancerous) abnormalities, such as gynecomastia (non-cancerous tissue growth)

- So, the men should report any persistent breast changes to their physicians for clinical evaluation.

-The Symptoms of male breast cancer may include:

-a breast lump,


-skin dimpling or puckering,

-nipple retraction (the nipple turns inward),

-redness or scaling of the nipple or breast skin,

-and nipple discharge .

How to treating Male Breast Cancer

This will be depending on the type and stage of breast cancer.

The following treatment will most likely be used:

Surgery - Radiation therapy - Chemotherapy - Hormone therapy

About the Survival Rates for Male Breast Cancer

Today, the survival rates are similar the women cancer, when the treatment of the tumour begins at the same stage.

Anyway, the male breast cancer tends to be diagnosed in later stages than female breast cancer.

The following chart is an approximate survival rate for each stage of breast cancer. The percentages are only averages. The chances of survival will differ for each man depending on his own medical situation and several other factors, including new treatment options, how he responds to treatment, etc.

STAGE 1 TUMOR SIZE less than 2 cm No Lymph Node 5year Survivalrate 100 %

STAGE 2 TUMOR SIZE Between 2-5 cm No Lymph Node 5year Survivalrate 95 %

STAGE 3 TUMOR SIZE More than 5 cm No Lymph Node 5year Survivalrate 84 %

Stage 4 TUMOR SIZE not applicable YES Survivalrate 52 %

All about the Planning Treatment and the Research

More about this you get it on

Additional Resources and References

·The American Cancer Society provides information on male breast cancer at

·The National Cancer Institute provides information on male breast cancer at

·The University of Pennsylvania's Oncolink document, "NCI/PDQ Physician Statement: Male Breast Cancer," is available at

Dating tips date women

title:Dating Tips, Date Women

author:Cher Sern Lim

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_3.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



Top 6 Dating Tips To Help You Date Women And Succeed At It! Read About The Rules Of Dating And How You Can Naturally Attract The Right Women.

Dating women is extremely easy once you know what to do. But if you don’t know where to start that’s fine because here are some dating tips on what you should do on dates and how you can attract women while enjoying yourself at the same time.

Tip 1: Look Good

You may not be the most handsome guy in the world but that doesn’t mean that you can’t look good! Self grooming is extremely important and it doesn’t take a lot of effort to clean up before a date and pull on a clean ironed shirt. If you date women looking like a slob it’s no wonder that they’re not interested in you. Small tips to remember include bathing, smelling good, and trimming away nose hair.

Tip 2: Don’t Lie

Out of all the dating tips, this is probably one of the most important once of them all. I realize that more often than not it is easier to lie about certain things or even embellish on the truth to make your life sound more interesting. However the more you life the harder it is to keep track of the details and after your 4th date with the same woman will you actually remember the lies you’ve told since your first date?

Tip 3: Have A Sense Of Humor

Women love to date men who have a good sense of humor. If you can make her laugh half your battle is already won. This is because by making her laugh she is happy and enjoying herself. Laughing is also good because it creates positive vibes and leaves her with good memories of her date with you. When she remembers how fun this date was she’ll want to go out with you again for sure!

Tip 4: Be Yourself

Most dating tips will tell you that there are expectations that you have to live up to in order to attract and date women. This is not true! Men and even women always forget that pretending to be someone else will not work for long. This goes back to the 2nd tip of not lying because sooner or later the truth will slip out. And besides, wouldn’t you much rather have women date you for who you are rather than someone you are pretending to be?

Tip 5: Be A Mystery

One of the most important dating tips is to make sure that you are never always available. Women are curious and naturally attracted to what they don’t know. So if you project yourself as a bit of a mystery they will naturally want to go out with you more. So when they call you it’s advisable to not always be available at their beck and call. This is one of the most important rules of dating. Be nice but don’t be too nice and you will have women always coming back for more.

Tip 6: Enjoy Dating

The final tip to succeed at dating and women is to actually enjoy your dates. There is no point in dating or trying to find someone if all you do is stress out on your dates on how you can make it perfect or how you sound or look like. Dating women is supposed to be relaxing and enjoyable. If you are not enjoying yourself she will be able to tell and in turn she won’t have a good date either. Don’t expect too much out of a single date and who knows; even if you don’t find your significant other or soulmate, dating women could get you a new best friend.

The perfect fitting dress shirt for the big and tall man

title:The Perfect Fitting Dress Shirt For The Big And Tall Man

author:Janine Giorgenti

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_103.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



Outfitting Matthew Tullis used to be a tall order.

At 6 foot 7 inches tall, he frequented the big and tall dress shirt departments of local retailers in West Jordan, Utah, just outside of Salt Lake City. But even when the size seemed right, the look was all wrong.

"I'd go to Nordstrom's or some other store and tell the clerk my neck size and sleeve length, 16 and a half neck and 37 sleeve, and I'd always have trouble with the shirt. I'm a thin person, and the shirts weren't made for people like me, so either the sleeves were too short or the neck was too big. And the shirt was always baggy in the body. I began to think that bad fit was just par for the course," shrugs Matthew. "It got to the point where I really didn't care. I wasn't very picky."

As a church leader and a father of three, though, Matthew felt an increasing need to ensure his appearance matched his growing responsibilities.

"I've never been very worried about what other people think, but in this case it came down to something bigger than me; my religion. When it had to do with my church calling, I felt it was important to look my best and to set a good example," explains Matthew.

Desperate for a better answer, he turned to the Internet. Somewhere out there, he reasoned, had to be well-priced, good looking shirts for big and tall men who were more tall than big. The option of custom-made clothing never occurred to him. It sounded too expensive and difficult.

When he stumbled upon Best Custom Shirt, the made-to-order option seemed so affordable it was almost too good to be true.

"I think the terms I put in the search engine were something like, 'cheapest, nicest dress shirt' or something similar. I don't remember how many links it returned, but one of them was Best Custom Shirt. When l looked it at the site, I thought the prices were really good. So I immediately compared them against five other online stores that had big and tall men's shirts," says Matthew.

Matthew shared the news with his wife, who did her own online comparison shopping. The result, says Matthew, was that she was happy, too.

"She enjoyed the fact that she didn't have to go buy them. And when she looked at the price, she thought I should go ahead and do it. Frankly, at that point I was sick and tired of spending so much time comparing everything. I figured I would just order the shirts and see what happened," recalls Matthew.

Matthew's first custom shirt arrived within days. He enjoyed the look and feel, but still wasn't totally satisfied with the fit. So he called a customer service expert and described the problem.

"I told him this was my first custom-made shirt and it seemed to pull across the back when I touched my elbows together in front. I didn't know how much more space it needed, but they put me in touch with Janine and she told me how she thought the shirt could be changed. She also talked to me about some of the other little things I might like," says Matthew.

New York Designer Janine Giorgenti, owner of Best Custom Shirt. Com, spent time helping Matthew define his own preferences, tastes he was previously unaware of. Working together, they pinned down the particular look Matthew sought for his shirt's collar and buttons.

Ten days after Matthew's initial Internet foray, he was the proud owner of four handsome, well-made, crisp white shirts – precision-tailored to his proportions. These big-and-tall men's dress shirts were big on style, but, even better, these were the first shirts he worn that genuinely fit his frame. Suddenly, all the little discomforts he'd taken for granted with standard men's dress shirts vanished. No longer did he have to contend with a baggy chest, too - short sleeves or ugly collars that just didn't lay right.

"Now, if I raise my hands right above my head, the shirt doesn't pull, so I'm glad about that. And some of the other options, like a collar without any buttons, made me really happy," says Matthew.

He credits extraordinary customer service for his extraordinary results.

"The people I dealt with were very good, very nice, and very easy to work with," smiles Matthew.

He now feels the shirts help him to do his best work. When he presides over church group meetings, he looks and feels like the leader and role model he is. He never has to worry whether his polished appearance will disappear when he takes his jacket off.

Now that he's a made-to-order shirt fan, Matthew ready to take on another challenge: color.

"This time, I just wanted white shirts. Now that I have all the white shirts I need, I'd like to add some cool colors. I love blue and may even want to get a maroon shirt. And I'm thinking about custom-made slacks, too," remarks Matthew.

The ease of caring for his custom shirts makes them all the more appealing. Matthew finds the garments look just as good after machine washing as when they first arrived. His over-the-counter dress shirts never stood up as well.

As a newly-savvy shirt buyer, Matthew intends to approach garment purchases with a more exacting eye. He also plans to apply the same high standards to dress-up clothing for his three sons; six-year-old Landan, three-year-old Dalin, and Alex, who's just a year old. All, he laughs, are destined to inherit their father's hard-to-fit stature and build.

"They'll be big and tall like me," smiles Matthew. "I like to look good and I'm sure they'll want to look good, too…in shirts that really fit."

For more information on big and tall dress shirts please visit www. bestcustomshirt. com.

Physical and emotional availability fathers are of utmost importance to babies

title:Physical and Emotional Availability: Fathers Are of Utmost Importance to Babies

author:Joy Cagil

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_107.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



It must be very emotional for a man to become a father, especially for the first time. So many questions must revolve around a young or not so young man's head. "How will I manage my life? Will I be a good father? Will we be able to provide for our child through his growing years? Will my partner's treatment of me change once the baby comes? Will the baby like me?"

Every day on earth, millions of men become fathers. Possibly, only a few of them ever think of baby rearing as a job, and most babies grow into adulthood looking healthy enough. The emotionally healthy children, however, do possess fathers who take their child-rearing job seriously.

A father's touch--the way he holds his baby, the way he plays with him, cares for him, nurtures him--matters greatly for an infant's optimum development. In reverse, the interaction with his baby aids a father's personal growth by teaching him how to be protective and nurturing.

A father's attention improves his baby's understanding, emotional development, and even intelligence. The baby sees the differences between Mommy, Daddy, and other people through his interaction with his father.

His father's support helps the baby develop self-confidence and guides him to explore the world around him more enthusiastically. Fathers usually encourage perseverance in their children, more so than other people around them. Fathers also are the ones to persuade their children to take risks and overcome their initial fears of new projects.

By becoming role models to their children, fathers promote the concepts of honesty, fairness, gentleness, and empathy.

Parenthood is a scary mission. When a man gets the first news of becoming a father he may feel a plethora of emotions: happiness, shock, worry, pride, panic, fear, excitement, anxiety and a whole lot of other things. These feelings are understandable and acceptable because they are normal. Addressing these feelings by talking about them with one's mate, a friend, or one's family is a very constructive approach.

Also, if the father-to-be has had his differences with his own father in the past, it would help his situation greatly to discuss these problems with a professional, if not for himself, then for the sake of his baby. Promising to oneself not to repeat other people's mistakes and to be the best father ever may not always work perfectly.

Being a good father starts when the baby is still in the womb. It is hypothesized that the babies do understand plenty of things before birth. Talking to the baby while touching the mother's belly will make the baby get acquainted with his father's voice, his intonation, and his moods.

At this stage, a baby care course would be a great idea for the expectant couple. Fathers who attend such courses take care of the babies better, and as a result, become closer to their children.

Supposing the future father passed through the pregnancy and childbirth together with his wife in flying colors, what can the couple, as parents, do once the baby gets home?

* The father has to understand and put up with his partner's moods. Childbirth is a physical process and a woman's body goes through many changes as the result of it. Most women suffer from baby blues because of hormonal changes. In such a case, positive relationship with the father of her baby helps a woman immensely.

* The father has to understand and accept that not only his wife but he, too, will experience physical and psychological discomfort and sleep deprivation.

* The father has to, not aid but, participate and become an equal partner in the care and nurturing of the baby. When he does that, he will start creating an emotional connection between himself and his offspring.

* Changing, bathing, dressing, feeding, holding, and playing with the baby are means to a good communication between a father and a child. While talking to an infant, using signs, or even using sign language, may help the bonding and the baby's mental development.

* If the father and the mother are working and have found an alternative solution to their baby's care, neither should feel guilty, but instead, they should turn the time they spend with the baby into quality time. If a situation can not be helped, it can be remedied.

* The parents have to stop expecting the continuation of their social life before the baby was born. On the other hand, they both should make an effort to take care of themselves, eat right, and get some rest and exercise.

* If the father has to be away for long periods of time because of work, laminating large photos of his face and hanging or placing or them around the baby's crib can be considered an alternative. Also playing video and audio tapes of the father may help the baby to become familiar with the father.

The idea of "Practice makes perfect" works very well with fathers. The more a father pays attention to his baby, the more capable the father will become, and his baby will develop faster and better in his mental, physical, emotional, and social growth.

Men s facial hair styling

title:Men's Facial Hair Styling

author:Bilal Babic

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_29.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



Yes, that’s right. There’s actually some styling involved in men’s facial hair styles. It’s not enough just to let nature take its course. So if you’re thinking of growing a moustache or beard, or even a soul spot, you want to read this brief guide for some quick tips on creating and maintaining your facial hair style.

Moustaches and beards have seen an increase in popularity in the last several years. While you won’t see a lot of goatees these days, you will see a great number of soul spots, small patches of hair in the center of the chin. Oh, and the ZZ Top beard is definitely out - though you have to wonder why it was ever “in” in the first place.

Men’s facial hair styles come in a wide variety. Choosing the best facial hair style is actually more than just letting the hair on your upper lip grow out. And there are several things to consider before deciding on a facial hair style. Some things to consider are:

Length of your mouth

Size of your nose

Fullness and size of your upper lip area

Thickness of facial hair

Texture of facial hair

Color of facial hair

Shape of jaw and chin lines

These things are important because, for example, you can grow a moustache to help balance a large, round face. You can disguise a soft jawline with a beard. You can also round out a square face or pointy chin with a beard. Facial hair is a great way to camouflage a wide variety of flaws, including acne scars. To help you decide what facial hair style is best for you, consult your hair stylist or barber. They’re great resources and can be a big help.

Having facial hair does take time and effort. First you have to grow out the hair and endure the scruffy look for a while. Then you’ll have to shape and maintain your facial hair style with regular trimming. How often you have to trim depends on how fast your hair grows. Hair tends to grow a little faster in the winter, so be prepared to do your trimming more often. You’ll want to invest in a good, high-quality trimmer for your moustache, beard, goatee or soul spot. You can also use a comb and scissors, but trimmers are generally a little faster.

Be prepared for your facial hair to grow in different directions. This means, especially if you have a beard, that you will most likely need to use a combination of trimmer and scissors techniques for facial hair maintenance. You may want to plan for quick trims with the trimmers during the week, with a longer session on a weekend morning for full trimming.

If you find you have bare patches in your moustache or beard, you can blend the hair using the trimmers blending attachment. You can also use colored eyebrow pencils that match the color of your facial hair to fill in any blank spots. Just be sure to use a waterproof pencil so that it doesn’t run if you get sweaty during a work out. You can find eyebrow or facial hair colored pencils at beauty supply stores or online hair supply websites.

To make facial hair style work It’s also very important to take care of every other grooming aspect as well. Your skin care, hair styling and your entire picture. You can find more helpful information about grooming at http://www. mensflair. com/grooming-abcs. php.

With so many celebrities sporting moustaches, beards, goatees and soul spots, facial hair has never been more popular. Just don’t grow your moustache or beard thinking you won’t have to care for it. Facial hair does take time and care. You will even want to shampoo and condition it to keep it looking it’s best, but it’s well worth the admiring looks you get, now, isn’t it?

Uprima or levitra the war is on

title:Uprima or Levitra: The War is On

author:Adam Parore

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_20.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



“There should be a different therapy for every patient because every patient is different”- William Dempsey (Abbott laboratories)

Treatment of erectile dysfunction , no longer remains an agonizing procedure, earlier ED was treated with injection or through surgery, both of these methods were extremely painful and embarrassing, and worst of all, the success was uncertain.

The emergence of Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis in 1998(FDA approved prescription drugs for erectile dysfunction) revolutionized the entire concept of the treatment of erectile dysfunction. These drugs provided millions of ED patients around the world with the opportunity to renew and re-stabilize their sexual life.

Online Levitra, Cialis and Viagra are all PDE type 5 inhibitors, they helps the blood vessels in the penis to relax, resulting in flow of blood which causes erection. They are all taken orally, and their basic adverse effects are somewhat familiar.

The worth of erectile dysfunction market has grown drastically, it is estimated that by the end of 2006 its income will be $6 billion. 15% of the total male population, nearly 300 million men around the world suffer from impotence and the numbers are not going to decline.

This phenomenal market magnetizes several companies to cash in, its no surprise that numerous companies are rushing in with new and efficient methodology to treat erectile dysfunction.

The information about the additional medical qualities of Apomorphine led to the innovation of Uprima. This sublingual tablet was launched by the Abbott laboratories U. K.

Uprima is a small tablet which dissolves quickly when placed under the tongue, leading to erection within 20 minutes.

What’s new about Uprima?

UPRIMA is a dopamine receptor agonist that works in the brain to improve diminished erectile function by enhancing the natural signal to the penis following sexual stimulation, similar to the way men normally have erections. UPRIMA works through the central nervous system, producing a series of events that enhances the ability to achieve and maintain penile erection. It is distinct from other oral therapies, which act by blocking the action of certain enzymes involved in the erectile response.

Uprima provides plentiful benefits but the most important of all is that its onset is very fast and its effect is similar to natural erection. Some of the common side effects of Uprima are nausea, dizziness and headache, which were in general mild and momentary in nature.

Uprima Doses - Uprima is available in 2 mg and 3 mg doses.

Conclusion : The quality and the efficiency of Uprima may force other companies indulged in manufacture of erectile deficiency drugs to follow the same path.

Quick and easy ideas for cool groomsmen gifts

title:Quick and Easy Ideas for Cool Groomsmen Gifts

author:Dave Poon

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_18.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



Your groomsmen are your best friends. They have seen you fall on your face with girls when you were younger. You have played football with them or gone fishing before the sun came up. All of you nursed hangovers together. So you need to come up with some groovy groomsmen gifts to show how much you appreciate them.

To thank your buddies for standing up for you on the biggest day of your life, you should choose groomsmen gifts that express your feelings for them. We all know how guys do not usually express themselves verbally. So, the best way may be to purchase individual groomsmen gifts. After all, each of your buddies is unique and should be thanked in an original way.

Keep personalities in mind for the groomsmen gifts. If one of your buddies is a teetotaler, do not buy groomsmen gifts that reflect alcohol related items like shot glasses or beer steins. Likewise, if one of your buddies loves music and cultural activities like museums, you would not want to buy groomsmen gifts that are sports related. You are shooting for a reaction like “Wow man, this is cool! I can use this!” when shopping for your groomsmen gifts.

One idea for groomsmen gifts is the Swiss army knife. At some point during your day, you are probably wishing you had a screwdriver handy or pocketknife to open a box or even a pair of tweezers to pull out a paper clip out of your computer keyboard. A Swiss army knife makes for great groomsmen gifts because first of all, they are cool. And secondly, there are useful and practical. This idea for groomsmen gifts also has a universal appeal and could be given to all of your groomsmen. Plus, you can make it extra special by having it personalized with some type of engraving.

If you do have some groomsmen that are social drinkers, the idea of shot glasses and beer steins are good for groomsmen gifts. Personalize them with the wedding date or a thank-you from the groom. Personal flasks are regaining popularity as well. If one of your buddies enjoys his beer, great groomsmen gifts for that interest include his own beer brewing kit or even a six pack of the month club where they get a unique beer to sample each month.

Do your buddies enjoy guy nights out playing poker? Maybe some great groomsmen gifts could include game related items. How about personalized playing cards? Or special poker sets complete with the poker chips and cards in a handsome carrying case? Then there is the fun, useful novelty type of groomsmen gifts like shot glass checkers, where you have shot glasses instead of checker pieces.

Perhaps, instead of tangible groomsmen gifts, you can plan the ultimate guy trip. An offshore fishing trip or a camping trip might be fun and a great last “hurrah” for you, one last guy thing before getting hitched. Commemorate that last hurrah with a personalized engraved compass for each of your groomsmen.

Be sure to have a plan for your budget for the groomsmen gifts before heading to the store. They should convey the feeling of “Hey, you’re my best buddy and I appreciate you.” No matter what you decide for the groomsmen gifts, your friends will appreciate the thoughtfulness.

Creative valentine gifts for her 4 ideas that will make her adore you

title:Creative Valentine Gifts for Her - 4 Ideas That Will Make Her Adore You

author:Judy Hardaway

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_83.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



As every man who’s ever been in-love knows, women love romance. And they especially love romantic gifts. But a clever and romantic gift will be a grand slam every time.

Women love creativity. Anyone can go to the store and just buy a gift. But a creative gift shows your willingness to go the extra mile to make her feel loved. Plus creative Valentine’s Day gifts are usually one of a kind, which makes them more personal and ultimately extra special.

Some of these ideas may seem a little bit challenging, but anyone can handle it as long as they’re willing to put in the effort.

And just think – after she receives the gift you’ll get to brag to her about all the trouble you went through just to show her how much you love her. And then she’ll get to brag to her friends about all the trouble you went to. Women love to brag about their men when their men make them feel special.

Try one of these ideas and she will be absolutely amazed and impressed with your creative abilities.

(1) Design a Personalized Valentine’s Day Card

Make her a Valentine card using your personal computer and printer. Use elegant fonts to create a romantic appearance. Fonts can be downloaded for free online. You can also find unique little Valentine images in the form of Dingbat fonts, which can also be downloaded for free online. These can be used to dress up the appearance of the card. Use a graphics program to put it all together. If you don’t have a graphics program just download a free trial version such as Adobe Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro from Corel. Print the card on an elegant paper such as fine art paper. Special papers can be purchased at most office supply stores. And don’t forget the bouquet of roses.

(2) Create a Love Poem on Fine Art Paper

Write her a love poem or find a poem you like – be sure to include a personal message for her including her name. If you’re not poetic, just write, “I love you because” and then list all the special things you love about her – and make it a very long list. Women love to feel appreciated. As with the Valentine card suggested above, use elegant fonts and images and print it on fine art paper. As an elegant finishing touch have the poem framed by a professional.

(3) Create a Web Page Dedicated to Your Love for Her

Register a romantic domain name such as www. I-Love-Jessica. com and create a simple web page. The page can include photos of the two of you, a romantic poem or something original such as “The Top Ten Reasons I Love Jessica Smith”. If you don’t know anything about designing web pages don’t worry. Many web-hosting companies provide simple web page editors you can use to design the page. If you want something that looks extra unique do an Internet search for “free romantic website templates”. You can find lots of templates for as little as five dollars that look very nice as well as some that are free. You can also find basic web hosting for very cheap or even free in some cases.

(4) Make a Gift Basket with Her Favorite Goodies

This is the easiest and least creative idea but can still be very special. Purchase a really pretty basket, some filler for the basket in her favorite color and a beautiful ribbon to wrap the handle and tie a bow. These items can be purchased at a craft store. Fill it with some of her favorite things such as her favorite perfume, bath soaps, scented candles, gourmet cookies, something soft and silky wrapped in beautiful tissue and tied with a ribbon and perhaps a little teddy bear. You could also include a music cd she’s been wanting and perhaps a piece of jewelry also wrapped. By including some of her favorite things, it shows how closely you pay attention to her wants and needs.

Make your gift special by showing her you care. Put that clever masculine side to use and be creative and romantic. You can do it and she’ll love you for it. Have a happy Valentine’s Day.

The military institutes hand to hand combat training

title:The Military Institutes Hand to Hand Combat Training

author:Jake Ross

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_37.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



Although formalized instructions in hand to hand combat became a paramount concern to military experts around the world during the Second World War, a person interested in the development of hand to hand combat techniques and training in the 20th century actually needs to step back in time to World War I. Indeed, it was during World War I -- the infamous Great War -- that trench warfare and hand to hand combat became viciously intense and forever changed the face of modern military combat.

During World War I there were more than 40,000 kilometers -- more than 24,000 miles -- of trenches along the Western front alone. It was within and around these trenches that some of the most brutal and horrific hand to hand combat in all of history occurred. In the aftermath of the conflict, the leaders of many of the countries involved in the Great War concluded that their own forces simply were not well prepared when it came to hand to hand combat. As a result, many countries moved to implement very specific hand to hand combat training regimens within their basic military training programs.

As World War II emerged on the horizon, countries including the United States and United Kingdom focused a great deal of time and energy in military training on hand to hand combat techniques. In point of fact, at some point during this period in the United States, the motto that was emblazoned on a Marine training facility was:

"Let's be damned sure that no boy's ghost will ever say, 'If your training program had only done its job.'"

Doing the job -- getting the job done effectively -- included intensive hand to hand combat training. Training in the ways and means of hand to hand combat became crucial. Ultimate military success and defeat of the enemy might well depend on how well soldiers were trained in hand to hand combat during the Second World War.

Interestingly, in the United States (and in other Allied nations), when it came to training servicemen for hand to hand combat, a great deal of time was spent implementing what were essentially martial arts techniques and practices as well as submission fighting skills. These hand to hand combat techniques largely were of Oriental origin; many of these techniques were created or refined in Imperial Japan, the nation that ultimately pulled the pin that brought the United States fully onto the World War II battlefields in both Europe and the Pacific.

Since hand to hand combat instruction became an institutionalized part of the basic training regimen, learning hand to hand combat principles and techniques has remained an elementary part of basic training regimens the world over. Indeed, even in the early 21st century, hand to hand combat training programs are well ingrained and major components of basic training regimens across the globe.

Coping with the gay scene

title:Coping with the Gay Scene

author:Michael Knell

source_url:http://www. essayabc. com/articles/men/article_58.shtml

date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:14



For newcomers to the gay scene there can be a "Wow!" factor like no other. The scene has a lot going for it, and they can feel like the cats that got the cream. The intention of this article is to make sure that cream doesn't turn sour.

Along with all the excellence, the gay scene is notorious for illicit drugs, sexual promiscuity, and for ruining relationships. It is a place where it is all too easy to go just that one step further than you intended - a step that you may later regret. To enjoy the gay scene safely, here are just a few things you need to be fully aware of:


There's no denying sex is fun and, providing you always insist on safer sex and are not too blown out of your mind to ensure that it happens that way, you can have a great time finding sexual partners on the scene. However, you will need to ensure that they are the ones that YOU want. And, if this is not for you and all you want to do is to enjoy the drink, the music, the dancing and have a chance to meet people socially - you do need to be aware that there are a few people out there that will stop at nothing to satisfy their desires.

There have always been predators, they are nothing new, but what is comparatively new are the cheap chemicals easily bought over the Internet that some of them now employ. No longer do they have to soft-soap you and buy you expensive drinks all night whilst still risking rejection at the end - now it can be just a few drinks, an additive, and an absolute certainty.

Very few victims of "date-rape drugs" will remember anything of the night, and ANYTHING could have happened to them. The next morning the subject easily believes that he just drank too much and probably had a good time. But unfortunately it doesn't end there. Many will suffer after effects of heart palpitations up to three days later - a terrifying experience. In 2004, taking one such victim to hospital, one who was convinced that he was about to die, I was informed that he was the twenty-second case they'd seen following the weekend. In some places spiking drinks is all too common an occurrence. The predator may see it as fun, but the victim is left to worry about what actually happened to him, with whom (others might have been involved), and whether safer sex was practised throughout. And he may well keep on worrying until the results of a subsequent HIV test prove (hopefully) negative.

It can't be said too often: Never take a drink from anyone you don't know, or can really trust, unless you've seen it poured. Never go back to a drink that you've left unattended. It takes but a split second to spike a drink - keep your drink in sight at all times.


The gay scene can be very hard on relationships, especially if you are frequently on it. As easy as it is for a relationship to start on the scene, it's just as easy for it to end there. In the happy-go-lucky atmosphere, and under the influence of alcohol (or something else), with the music, the lights and all those gorgeous people having a good time, often gyrating half-naked on the dance floor, and sometimes catching your's or your partner's eye, it can be all too easy for either one of you to see your prince out there. A mere look, a touch, a smile - even just a sniff of the poppers passing by - and your life may be about to change. It happens, such is life, and you do need to be prepared for it if you continue on the scene once in a serious relationship.

Some couples avoid the scene, perhaps only visiting it on special occasions once they are serious about each other. Others, knowing of the threat or actually appreciating it, decide on having an "open relationship" where both of them are allowed to sleep around providing they always come back to each other. And there are even other couples who are happy to jointly share each other's fantasies in a one-night three-some, or sometimes a more-some. All these kinds of relationships can work, and all of them can fail. If you are in a relationship and on the scene it can help if you get some ground rules that you are BOTH happy about set up with your partner.


A lot of gay people take a lot of drugs, and there's always a lot of drugs on the gay scene. For this reason any new to the market drugs usually appear in gay circles first. Be very careful if drugs are your scene - some like the Crystal Meths recently appearing in the UK (2005) can be very harmful.

If drugs are not your scene but you are tempted, then read up on them first (there's plenty of information on the Internet) and if you do decide to use them it is advisable to set yourself a level you are DETERMINED you will NEVER exceed. If you get into needles then you are already in trouble - seek help.

Some people can manage recreational drugs, hold down a good job and lead an otherwise normal life, but for others they can be the beginning of a downward spiral as they lose job after job. Be aware of your limitations and accept them.

With just a few precautions you'll find there's nothing like the gay scene for giving you a good time. Nothing comes even close. Respect its few rules and it'll respect you. Have fun!

This article has been written with UK laws in mind. Look out for other gay articles: Am I Gay?; Safer Sex is Much More Fun!; Gay, and Coming Out of the Closet.

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