Sex Talk Alert: How to go down on a woman

Every man needs to have this skill if they are interested in bringing their lady to a higher level on the satisfaction scale.

Although, I found that this writer uses unnecessary slang vocabulary (some may consider it, somewhat, vulgar) and can easily offend if you linger too long on the words, if you can look past that, the points are descriptive and excellent. For those men that have never been quite sure what to do down there, this will help tremendously and for those women that are still trying to figure out what they like and how they like it, this will help you in directing your man to try some things. Most guys actually like being directed because it turns them on when they know they have turned you on. How simple it is to please….

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Sunscreen Protection Demistified

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I have a teen that has skin as white as snow. Her goal for several summers is to get a ‘good tan’…. but knowing what I know, I can’t agree that there is such a thing. I have ran behind her, her whole life with creams and sprays trying to keep her from getting burned. But it seems every summer she gets one anyway. This year, in the spring, I told her that she would not be playing beach volleyball if she got any kind of burn….. so, she hid it from me. Turns out she couldn’t play anyway for other reasons so it sort of worked out.

She is spending time in Greece this summer…. without me. I’m not there to run after her and spray. It’s a big trip and I’m nervous about it. But I sent her off with lotions and sprays ranging from 30 to 60 SPF. I hope they are all empty by the time she gets back but somehow I bet that she will come back darker.

I had always been a little confused about sun screen (‘sun tan lotion’ in the ‘olden days’) and decided to visit a dermatologist to clear some things up and check on some moles. With sunscreen ranging from 15 to 110 SPF, how much protection are they really offering with those numbers? According to The New York Times, SPF 100 blocks out 99% of UVB rays, only 1% more than SPF 50. (SPF 30 is 96.7% effective) By the way, ‘SPF’ only indicates the protection against UVB rays, not UVA rays. So, read the label to look for ‘broad spectrum’ protection or ingredients like avobenzone or Mexoryl SX. They block out UVA rays.

Another thing to consider is the UV index from your weather channel. A UV Index of 5 and up requires your attention. Protection is necessary. Whether its the shade of a tree, an umbrella, a hat and clothes or sunscreen. There are 3 types of UV rays. A, B, and C. UVC is filtered by the ozone layer and does not reach the earth (for now). So, we’re good, considering its the most harmful. But UVB and UVA are nasty in their own right. Both contribute to skin damage, premature aging and skin cancer. UVB rays penetrate the outer layers of the skin and are the primary cause of sunburn. UVA rays penetrate more deeply into the skin, accelerate premature aging and wrinkles the most. They are prevalent in tanning salons where the devices can expose you to 5 times more UVA rays than natural sunlight. Depending on your surroundings, the UV rays can be increased by reflecting off of water, sand, snow and grass. The worst being fresh snow with almost 3 times the reflection ability of water for UVB rays.

One thing that surprised me was the frequency of reapplication necessary. Every 2-3 hours or more frequently if swimming. An adult will need about 2 tablespoons for proper coverage, applied 20 minutes before exposure. Using the proper amount is actually more important than choosing the SPF. If you use half of what you are supposed to, you will get the square root of the advertised SPF. So a 70 SPF will only give you 8.4 times protection. If you are in the sun for most of the day and using the right amount, you should finish an 88mL tube without a problem per adult. That’s going to cost more than parking…..!

Here is a rather shocking but fun video by Thomas Leveritt that shows sun damage to skin that you can’t see otherwise.

GMO’s, Round-up and Labeling

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There is a lot of information on the web about GMO’s, Round-up Ready crops and the fact that Unilever and Monsanto (among others) spend a whole lot of money to prevent you from knowing what food contains them.

If we are informed and have money to spend on food, UNITED, we have a lot of power as consumers. Personally, I want to know what is in my food and I expect that if a crop has been doused in a chemical, I want to know about it. I don’t care how much money these companies might loose. I don’t care how many people working there may loose their jobs. They have a responsibility to us. To life itself.

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It used to be that we trusted companies that created food products. Why would anyone put anything in a food product that would not be good for our bodies? Now we realize that we were naive. It’s about making money, of course, not keeping the population healthy. The people working for these companies have a responsibility, to all people. They need to take the blinders off. Our government officials need to put their population first and stop the love-fest with these companies because of their financial contributions including ‘creating jobs’.

Some companies are starting to (quietly) remove GMO’s from their food products before they are required to add it to the label. Do they see the writing on the wall? Yes, I think they know what is coming and that is a backlash of informed consumers reminding them that we are not like the cattle in their factory farms.

Read more here.
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Male Birth Control Available Today?

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Most women and probably some men have wondered when we would see a supplement that could stop the production of sperm with no side effects. Even better if it was easily reversible. Well, mother nature has come through! Ages ago. In India and South East Asia, people have used the papaya and its seeds as a form of birth control. Studies have been done and positive results have been noted on mice and monkeys. Here is the article that I found http://ow.ly/y09Hk when I searched on ‘fresh ground papaya seeds burn face’.

Yes, my search was a result of having a papaya at home that was ripe and deciding that I wanted to make a face-mask out of the seeds after cutting it up to freeze for smoothies… because I was sure there was good stuff in them. So I put them in a blender, added a little water and ground them up. Then I smeared the paste on my face, feeling the little bits of seed, I thought ‘Oh this will be good to exfoliate with!’

Then the burning started…. holy crap…. within half a minute. We are talking BURNING my face off here! I’m thinking ‘gotta get this rinsed off right now before it leaves a mark!’, ‘will it leave my face looking like I got a sunburn?’ I’m splashing water like crazy… ‘Will I have a blotchy face for work tomorrow?’ (Yeah, I have to work on Saturday..) ‘Do I need to go to a clinic tonight??’  I got on the computer and searched for any warnings for ‘papaya gone wrong’ instances. All I found was a lot of good stuff. After rinsing it was still burning a little, but it was bearable. Then, it subsided completely after 30 minutes. Well, that was an experience! (Reminds me of the time I took 500mg of Niacin instead of 50mg except my whole body was on fire… note to self: Follow what your doctor prescribes.)

Yes, the seeds have good stuff in them. If you eat them they taste like wasabi or pepper and it feels like it too, if you smear it on your face. I might just stick to putting a teaspoon in my smoothie instead of on my face.