Men's Health1 min readPsychology
Ask Men’s Health
The Question: I get upset pretty easily. Does that make me an angry person? —Roger, Tulsa, OK The Expert: ROBERT NEMEROVSKI, PSY.D. (Read more about rage on the road on page 67.) Maybe. Do you notice your stress rising in an uncomfortable way during
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She Wants To Have Pool Sex. How Do We Make Sure This Goes Well?
IN and OUT What’s hot and what’s not in the wide world of sex. IN: Online matchmaking services like Tawkify OUT: Swipe apps —AIDEN, St. Petersburg, FL Are you sure? Because I’ve had sex in a pool. Fun for the novelty. Not super effective for the sex.
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The Fast Times of the Eggplant Emoji
TO PARAPHRASE Freud, sometimes an eggplant is just an eggplant. Unless it’s an emoji, and then it’s definitely a dong. For most of history, bananas were the universally accepted metaphorical penis. But it’s now impossible to look at an eggplant and s
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RAISE A True Fan
MY SON WAS 12 when he became a Red Sox fan. It was the year before they won the World Series. Growing up in Connecticut mostly around Yankees fans, he came home and he told me he had found his baseball team. I said, “Ah, gosh, Jack,” but he told me t
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Obstacle Force
I’M HALFWAY ACROSS the Twister, a diabolical set of monkey bars with rotating handles, and I’m not sure I’ll make it to the other end of this ten-yard nightmare. “You’ve got this!” shouts Timmie Brann, a coach whose name doesn’t match her intensity l
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Yup, Butt Stuf
FIRST THINGS FIRST: Everyone has a butt, and anatomically speaking, men and women have more or less identical back doors. Second things second: The area is filled with nerve endings that can lead to some pretty amazing feels for both sexes. For men,
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MINDFUL MASTURBATION Is a Thing
Stay with us for a second. For many guys, masturbation is about focusing on one organ and getting the job done as quickly as possible. But to mindfully masturbate involves “utilizing your whole body, and all your senses,” says sex therapist Chris Don
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Discover Your Strength Through Them
NOTHING REALLY PREPARES you for the snotty-nose, ear-infection, stomach-bug fest that is toddler daycare. My son, Henry, went to a most excellent hippie-dippy rural learning center where the kids were ushered outside to play and get dirty at every op
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Obstacle-ize Any Gym
Stand holding a heavy dumbbell in each hand, arms straight. Squeeze your shoulder blades and tighten your core, then walk. Walk for 30 seconds, then rest for 30 seconds; do 3 sets. HELPS WITH: Bucket and log carries. Stand to the right of an exercise
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Mental Health First Aid
MIDWAY THROUGH the morning session of Mental Health First Aid, a course at the Mental Health Center of Denver, my instructor asks me to turn to one of my tablemates, look them in the eye, and ask a simple question: “Are you thinking about killing you
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Questions To Ask Yourself Before Sending A Dick Pic
In general, men are more familiar with erotic visuals (i.e., porn) than women, which partly explains why I periodically receive unsolicited dick pics from strangers on dating apps. It’s comparable to how cats sometimes bring their owners critters the
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THE (Above) AVERAGE GUY HOW DO YOU RATE?
14%OF MEN REGULARLY APPLY SUNSCREEN ON THEIR FACE AND OTHER EXPOSED SKIN WHEN THEY’RE OUTSIDE FOR MORE THAN AN HOUR. Which compels us to ask: Seriously? YOU SHOULD APPLY BROAD-SPECTRUM SUNSCREEN WITH AN SPF OF AT LEAST 15 EVERY TWO HOURS OR AFTER TOW
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Get That Upper-Body Taper
“IT’S ALL ABOUT the ‘V-taper,’” says veteran trainer Bobby Maximus, author of Maximus Body and a man who’s worked with everyone from A-list stars to Navy SEALs. “Nothing says ‘fit’ like broad sculpted shoulders, wide lats, and big arms.” They’re all
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Make A Tough Talk Less Tough
First, let your friend know you’re concerned because of what you’ve observed. Start most of your sentences with “I,” such as “I can tell you’re having a hard time” or “I noticed you’ve been coming in late to work.” It’s less accusatory. Don’t make pr
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BEYOND VIAGRA: New Biohacks for ED
THE GOOD THE BAD Botox, otherwise known as botulinum toxin type A, is injected into the penis. Yes, with a needle. The toxin paralyzes the smooth muscles inside the penis, which, surprisingly, ends up stimulating blood flow. The effects last for seve
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The Tech Boss
LIKES The Standing Hamstring Stretch “I really need a deep hamstring stretch around the 15-mile mark of a marathon.” HATES Ab Wheels “Every time I try them, I feel like I pulled something in my neck.” JAMES QUARLES’S workout is more than just an eigh
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Junk Food Mind Tricks
The smell of french fries drifts through the food court; pepperoni sizzles in a pizza commercial. Your senses lead to your brain retrieving memories from your hippocampus and moving them into your working memory. Feel-good neurochemicals dopamine and
Men's Health1 min readNutrition
The PENIS Diet
GETTING OLDER is brutal on your penis. Testosterone levels plummet about 1 to 2 percent a year after you hit 30, which can impact your erection. ED affects around 40 percent of men at age 40 and 70 percent of men at age 70, according to the Massachus
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The V-Up and Press
YOU’VE DONE plenty of exercises that can help you earn six-pack abs. But have you ever done a move that carves out your core and helps you sculpt your shoulders, too? Get ready to learn one. The V-up and press does more than build muscle in all the r
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Why You Don’t Finish The…
MAYBE IT’S the garage clean-out. Maybe it’s your side-hustle documentary. Maybe you’re …writing a piece for Men’s Health. Regardless of the project, the story arc is usually the same: You embark on the journey feeling exhilarated and capable. Fast-fo
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The Future of CONDOMS
CONDOM-RELATED hijinks are funny on TV, but their sensation-numbing, user-unfriendly design means a lot of men either don’t use protection or do so improperly. In our survey, 30 percent of men said they would never use a condom, because it ruins sex.
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Reboot Your Metabolism
Along with coffee, tea is a rich source of antioxidants. One study published in the Journal of Research in Medical Sciences found that people with type 2 diabetes who drank four cups of green tea daily lost more weight and reduced their blood pressur
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Braaaaake!
I’M NOT A violent man. I shun physical confrontations. But on the road, with a couple tons of steel and glass around me? I rage. Some days, the rage sets off a spray of abusive language. Other days, I’ve done stupid, unforgivable, criminal things. I’
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/r/ Big Dick Problems
CHECK OUT /r/bigdickproblems on Reddit and you’ll find an entire community of men earnestly asking for—and generously sharing—advice about the problem of having a larger-than-normal penis. Much of the advice involves how to prevent the visible penis
Men's Health2 min readWellness
Will a Little Vacation Kill You?
YOU WORK HARD. You’ve earned time off. And there’s enough to deal with when traveling without freaking out about spending your vacation over the toilet or in the ER. Or over the toilet in the ER. Here and in the new book Worried?: Science Investigate
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Why Do We Rage?
IF BEING ANNOYED is on the low end of our temper thermometers, says Robert Nemerovski, Psy.D., of California, anger is somewhere in the middle and rage is all the way at the top. Nemerovski describes this spectrum as a “kindling process.” We each acc
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You Don’t Know Joe
Joe Manganiello yells over police sirens and gunfire as we climb up the steel exteriors of burning skyscrapers and punch them until they explode. We are blasting our way through the video game based on Manganiello’s film Rampage in the Dave & Buster’
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There’s a Blood Test for That
UNTIL RECENTLY, scientists could glean only so much information from what’s circulating through your veins. They could grab basics like white- and red-blood-cell counts, vitamin and electrolyte levels, and markers for kidney function. They could meas
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Hair
Modern shampoos need to do more than just clean your hair—they need to protect it. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Triple Detox Shampoo removes product and hard-water buildup but doesn’t strip your hair of natural oils. $13 Most men use too much produc
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Abs at 40+!
“Keep your abs tight on every single exercise you do in the gym,” says Ron Mathews, Joe Manganiello’s trainer for the past ten years. “We treat ab training much like Franco Columbu [the 1970s bodybuilding legend]. Every exercise we do is also trainin
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