- What’s Normal???
- The average couple has sex two to six times a month.
- The average sex time is 15-30 minutes, with actually penis into vagina time being only two minutes.
- There is no such thing as being too old to have sex. The only time a man should not have sex is if their partner does not want it, or a healthcare provider says you shouldn’t have it.
- In a recent study it showed that the average length of a flaccid penis was 3 inches and an erect penis was 5 inches long. The average girth flaccid ( 3.67 inches) and erect (4.6 inches)
- Average age of first sexual encounter: 17 years of age. Only 66% used a condom there first time. We need education.
Now that we got some simple facts out of the way. Let’s begin with… What is Sexual Health and The Tools of the Trade?
Sexual health can have an effect and be affected by your physical, spiritual, and mental health.
Sexual health changes throughout your lifetime, and it is vital to understand those changes. It is important to have open discussions with people you trust about these changes. Every man goes through these changes so it is time to have open discussions about sexual health.
Here at Man of Health it is my job to educate you on exactly what is happening inside your body. Every man wants to perform at his best so it is important to know what controls your performance.
What is a Sexually Healthy Man?
- A sexually healthy man is able to make safe and smart decisions when it comes to performing or receiving sex.
- He is able to communicate with his partner exactly what he needs and exactly what he needs to give to receive/deliver pleasure.
- A sexually Healthy Man respects the rights of others at all times.
- He never puts someone at risk if known to have a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or HIV. He obtains appropriate testing and treatment if needed.
- A sexually Healthy Man can perform when it is time to perform.
- A sexually healthy man is educated about what organs and hormones control his sexual health.
When it comes to tools of use (penis, testes(balls)) people have a general breakdown of their function, ,but there is more to it.
In order for the tools to work they need hormones. Yes men we have hormones.
- Testosterone: YES THE MANLY HORMONE… this is the hormone every man thinks of when you say hormone, but it is not the only one controlling things down south. It is the hormone that mainly controls sexual desire (wanting to have sex) and erectile arousal (hardness). In men who have low levels of testosterone (hypogonadism), giving testosterone can help increase desire and arousal. Hypogonadism is diagnosed by a nurse practitioner or physician after bloodwork, because of the dangers of too much testosterone is the system.
- Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) helps produce your sperm.
- Luteinizing hormone: helps produce your testosterone.
- Estrogen: Yes men you have estrogen in your body…and it’s the estrogen imbalance that helps to create erectile dysfunction. A testosterone and estrogen imbalance creates erectile dysfunction.
Other sexual organs
- Prostate: It is located below the bladder right in front of the rectum (butthole). If you have ever had a prostate exam you know exactly where this is located. The job of the prostate is to secrete fluid that protects the sperm as it travels. Semen is a combination of sperm, prostatic juices, and fluid from the bulbourethral Gland.
- Bulbourethral Gland: it is a pea shaped gland below the prostate. It’s job is to lubricate and prewash the urethra (pee hole) before the semen comes. Think of this secretion as the security guard to to ensure that the sperm have a safe trip.
- Vas deferens: is a travel tube from the epididymitis to the ejaculatory duct. It holds mature sperm before ejaculation. When a man has a vasectomy (sterile procedure which stops your ability to produce kids), the vas deferens is cut.
- Epididymis: holds the sperm created by the testicles. It is located on the back side of the testicles.
Problems that occur
After we have the knowledge of our body, we need to know the issues that can affect our sexual health.
- Erectile dysfunction: Unable to get an erection or maintain an erection.
- Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI): gonorrhea, chylamdia, trichomoniasis, herpes, syphilis,. Genital warts.
- Male infertility: Not being able to produce an offspring. YES this happens to men
- Cancers: Prostate and Testicular cancer.
At Man of Health we will discuss each of these topics into detail. It is our goal to educate and to make each man into a Man of Health.