June Is Men’s Health Month

Men’s Health Month was founded with the goal of “educating the public about what can be done to improve the state of men’s health.” According to the CDC, “The important but often neglected issue is men’s sexual health.”

This male centric week brings awareness to everything from to ED (erectile dysfunction) to to PME (premature ejaculation), which BTW can be improved immensely so everyone can have OMG sex!

The idea behind Men’s Health Month is to “heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, and the media an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.” In other words, men need to go to the doctor regularly to have their “boys” checked up on. The prostate and the testicles are the two things men should have tested. (That’s three things actually.)

 

According to the 2017 SKYN Condoms Millennial Sex Survey 57% of male millennials experience some type of sexual issue, with the two most common being premature ejaculation (25%) and loss of erection (17%) known as “ED” (erectile dysfunction.) Other condom studies have founded that the use of condoms can help premature ejaculation.

While these two situations can be helped immensely by going to a urologist and/or a sex therapist, most men–especially younger guys, don’t think of going to either. For older men over 40, 40% of men have erectile dysfunction of some sort, and 50% of men over 50 have it, increasing 10% each decade. Today there is a growing (and showing) new field among urologists who now specialize in “sexual medicine.” There are SO many treatments available that any man in his 80’s should be able to have the boner of an 18-year year old. Something to look forward to.

 
 Men of the world keepin’ it up and stylin’ in Dolce & Gabbana suits.

In regard to safer sex, the good news is that “Condom users are more sexually satisfied, have more sex, feel more confident in bed, and last longer during sex than non-condom users.” The CDC urges men to protect themselves and get tested! On their site you can plug in your zip code and find a free clinic near you.

Anchored by a Congressional health education program, Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country with free health screenings, health fairs, media appearances, and other health education and outreach activities. Check it out at menshealthmonth.org.

 

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Anka Radakovich is a legendary Sex Columnist, Certified Sexologist, Sex Educator, Screenwriter, and Author of the new book THE WILD GIRLS CLUB, PART 2, Tales from New York to Hollywood. http://www.amazon.com/The-Wild-Girls-Club-Part/dp/0990462129. THE WILD GIRLS CLUB, Part 2 is her third book. Her first two books The Wild Girls Club; Tales from below the Belt, and Sexplorations; Journeys to the Erogenous Frontier were both published by Crown/Random House. She was the Sex Columnist for DETAILS Magazine for 9 years and is currently a Sex Columnist for BRITISH GQ. Her writing has appeared in dozens of magazines including Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Harper’s Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Men’s Journal, Seventeen, Glamour, and Maxim. She has appeared on numerous television shows including 8 appearances with Conan O’Brien. She was a Jeopardy question under the category “Men’s Mags.” As a Sex Educator and Sexologist, she is a college lecturer at Universities throughout the country who offers her unique brand of sex education. She lives in New York City. Follow her on Twitter @ankarad.

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