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How to be a star in the sack and more sex news

Last updated on: July 23, 2013 18:12 IST

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Everything you wanted to know about in-between the sheets.

Fitter and healthier men are at lower risks of losing the ability to achieve erection, a new study has revealed.

According to new research, which shows sex, drugs and rock and roll is an oxymoron, though men will start experiencing erectile dysfunction as they get older, following a healthy lifestyle can lower the risk, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Researchers have revealed that the likelihood of erectile dysfunction increases by 11.3 per cent every year once men hit the age of 45, but smoking, heavy drinking, sedentary lifestyle and conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and depression dramatically increase the risk.

Associate Professor David Smith from Cancer Council NSW said that currently heavy smokers are 86 per cent more likely to have erectile problems than other men and being obese doubles the risk.

The researchers used data on 101,674 men with no previous diagnosis of prostate cancer from the '45 and Up Study'.

They found 39.3 per cent reported no dysfunction, while 25 per cent had mild issues, 19 per cent had moderate issues and 17 per cent had complete dysfunction.

The research was published in the latest issue of the Medical Journal of Australia.


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New breakfast cereals can boost your sexual power

The makers of new cereal muesli are claiming that it can boost your sex drive.

The 9.99 pounds muesli has gone on sale in Britain and it comes in "his" and "hers" varieties with ingredients designed to boost energy and hormone levels, the Sun reported.

Its men's version includes bee pollen and goji berries, while the women's contains ginger and almonds.

Makers Big Life Living Inc, of Toronto, Canada, insist three tablespoons of Sexcereal will aid love-lives.


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One in six men want sex only once a month

16 per cent of Australian men want to have sex only once a month or less, as they are too tired and stressed, a new research has suggested.

More than 300 men in their relationship for at least a year participated in the University of Sydney study about male desires, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

While nearly 50 per cent said that they wanted sex every day, a quarter said that they wanted it twice to three times a week and 16 per cent said that they wanted to have sex once a month or less, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Researcher and Sexology Australia director Elaine George said that there is a myth that all Australian men want sex 24/7 and if they don't then there is something wrong with their virility and masculinity, however, this new research suggested that for one in every six couples, the woman is likely to have higher desire than men.

46 per cent of the men whose interest in sex declined in the past 6 months blamed stress and fatigue for it


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Roman women were advised to plant Monk's Pepper in undies to ward off lust

An expert has compiled some of the most hilarious uses of certain plants in the medieval era.

The most bizarre is the usage of the leaves of the Mediterranean plant Monk's Pepper, which was recommended by a roman philosopher, Pliny the Elder, to be placed in women's undies to reduce their lustful feelings.

It was later identified the plant as an aphrodisiac, since the birthrate remained high.

The intriguing fact has been revealed in the 100 Plants That Almost Changed The World that was penned by Gardeners' World expert Chris Beardshaw, the Sun reported.

In another fact, the ladies were told to avoid Grapefruit in the 1700s, as it was believed to be the "forbidden fruit" of The Garden of Eden mentioned in The Bible.


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Painful sex among women 'common and treatable'

A number of women suffer from painful sexual intercourse, but they may not realise that the condition has treatments.

The condition is called Dyspareunia -- which can occur just before, during or after intercourse -- and can be caused by many physical and psychological conditions, CBS News reported.

Dr Lynne T Schuster, a physician at Mayo Clinic's Women's Health Clinic in Rochester, Minn., told CBSNews.com that the condition is so pervasive that at least 40 per cent of all women will experience it in their lifetime.

Vulvodynia may also be responsible for the condition of women of all ages.

They experience chronic burning or irritation at the opening or inside of the vagina.

Vulvodynia could be caused by involuntary contractions of the vaginal muscles.

Yeast infections or pelvic inflammatory disease can lead to painful sex as well, while women who have just given birth may also experience dyspareunia, and may need more time to heal.

Another cause of experiencing the pain could be menopause.

Older women going through menopause often experience painful sex because of lower levels of estrogen. Lower amounts of the hormone lead to vaginal and genital tissue getting thinner.


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Erotica is not porn, says author of racy novels

Award winning erotic fiction writer Tracey O'Hara has claimed that erotica is not porn and it just gives both men and women the opportunity to explore their own sexuality.

O'Hara, who publishes erotic romance under the pen name "Tracie Sommers", told the Sydney Morning Herald that they are stories which contain graphic sex scenes but narratives also centre as much around the mental and emotional journey of the characters as they do about the physical side of things.

O'Hara is preparing to host her second on how to write erotic fiction workshop at the ACT Writer's Centre and is hoping to help free the minds and emotions of Canberra's budding writers.

One of her goals of the weekend workshops is to encourage aspiring authors to look past the "vanilla" examples of erotica, like Fifty Shades of Grey, and start writing their own passionate novellas or sexy long-form stories.

She said that the biggest challenge for any wannabe EL James is learning how to construct and write a good sex scene.


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