How Often Do Men Think About Sex?
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Assuming the average male is awake for 16 hours a day, this would mean that a man thinks about sex more than 57,600 times a day.
Transcript: Men think about sex every 7 seconds, right? Mmmm, not quite. By most accounts, the extent of men's...
Men think about sex every 7 seconds, right? Mmmm, not quite. By most accounts, the extent of men's lustful imaginings is more humdrum. Assuming the average male is awake for 16 hours a day, this would mean that a man thinks about sex more than 57,600 times a day. Someone thinking about sex THAT often would simply be incapable of performing any other tasks at all, and would likely drive himself insane. The origin of the 7-second statistic, a favorite of glossy magazines, is a mystery. The Kinsey Institute suggests that 54% of men think about sex AT LEAST every day, 43% think about it a few times a week, and 4% once a month or less. All men are different though; some WILL think about sex many times daily. And sexually experienced men are reported to fantasize more, perhaps because they have a richer repertoire of material from which to pluck their scenarios.More »
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Can you get an STD from a toilet seat? The answer is no, it is highly unlikely that STDs can be transferred via toilet seat. Watch this video to find out more.
Transcript: OK, here's the deal: You can get cooties, and THAT'S about it. The idea that you could get an STD from...
OK, here's the deal: You can get cooties, and THAT'S about it. The idea that you could get an STD from a toilet seat "sounds believable," but is highly unlikely. Hard surfaces such as toilet seats are NOT conducive to STDs. Sexually transmitted diseases are spread via sexual intercourse with an infected person. Most are spread more easily from men to their partners. The diseases vary in how infectious they are, but NONE are spread on toilet seats....well, assuming you're using the toilet seat for what it was intended...Many of the organisms that cause STDs can't survive outside the human body for long, and need a particular environment in which to thrive. Viruses start to die immediately once they leave the skin of an infected person. Incidentally, there's a rumor that the toilet seat myth got started by men who wanted their wives to think a public restroom, not their mates' adulterous ways, had given them an STD.More »
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Chewing gum stays in your stomach for 7 years, myth or fact? If you don’t know the answer, watch this to find out.
Transcript: Your mom told you a million times not to do it. You did it anyway. Did it really sit in your stomach...
Your mom told you a million times not to do it. You did it anyway. Did it really sit in your stomach for seven years? Could it have wrapped around your intestines and strangled them? What really happens if you swallow your gum? We've all heard the old wives' tale warning of such disaster, but to our knowledge there's been no serious health issues related to swallowing gum. Although choking on gum is another matter entirely. Though your stomach can't break down a piece of gum the same way it breaks down food, your digestive system can move it along through normal intestinal activity; in other words, it comes out the "other" end. Although chewing gum is designed to be chewed, and not swallowed, it isn't harmful if ingested. And it's OK to swallow the occasional watermelon seed, too, since doctors are pretty sure watermelon seeds do not grow into full-fledged watermelons in our bellies.More »
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A US Army Survival Manual started this myth. Find out if you lose heat through your head in this video.
Transcript: If this were true, you could walk around in the cold in just a hat and no pants. But that would almost...
If this were true, you could walk around in the cold in just a hat and no pants. But that would almost certainly leave you much, much colder than going without a hat. And in much greater danger of being fined for public indecency. But it's simply not true. Body heat leaves from any skin surface in proportion to the area exposed. So where does this myth come from? This oft-quoted maxim goes back to a 1970 US Army Survival Manual, which strongly recommended covering the head in cold weather, since "40 - 45 % of body heat" is lost from the head." Head heat loss is usually less than 20-30 % of total heat loss, and changes with how cold it is. The lower the temperature, the higher percentage head heat loss. Hardly a majority. And as for people who claim a hat renders shorts acceptable in cold weather? Let's just say, "questionable fashion sense!"More »
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How much of your brain do you use? Probably more than you think. Check out this video to find out more about whether you use only 10% of your brain.
Transcript: People have believed that we use only 10% of our brains for more than 100 years. Unfortunately, all that...
People have believed that we use only 10% of our brains for more than 100 years. Unfortunately, all that means is that people have been wrong for MORE than 100 years. This is probably one of the most oft-repeated factoids about the brain, in part because it's been endlessly publicized in the media. Here's the thing, though; it's NOT true. Brain scans show that the vast majority of the brain does NOT lie fallow. For any given activity, like eating, walking, kissing, or reading naughty novels, you use a few specific parts of your brain. So where did the myth come from? Many sources point to an American psychologist from the early1900s, named William James, who said: "the average person rarely achieves but a small portion of his or her potential. "Many sources point to an American psychologist from the early1900s, named William James, who said: "the average person rarely achieves but a small portion of his or her potential." Over the course of a whole day, however, just about ALL of the brain is used at one time or another. You are, in fact, using 100% of your brain.More »
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For a guy, finding a lump in one of your pecs may not seem like a big deal. It is, though. Find out more information on male breast cancer in this video.
Transcript: Men don't have breasts, per se. Therefore, men shouldn't get breast cancer. But they DO, to the tune...
Men don't have breasts, per se. Therefore, men shouldn't get breast cancer. But they DO, to the tune of 1,500 new cases a year. The issue is that most men, and even many doctors, don't recognize breast cancer in men. Also, men tend to dismiss a lump, while a woman is much more likely to notice and know what it is. Men are also unfamiliar with the three major risk factors: age; family history of the disease; and obesity. Having even ONE risk factor is reason enough to do a quick self-exam every 3 months. When you're in the shower, feel across the chest with the tips of your fingers, and under the nipple, for any unusual lumps. You're looking for a lump that will feel small and firm, like a pea. And, lump or no lump, if you have any discharge or bleeding from the nipple, ask your doctor for a referral to a specialist in male breast cancer.More »
Last Modified: 2013-08-13 | Tags »
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Can standing on your head after sex make you pregnant? Unfortunately this has not been proved, but there are other ways to help conception, watch here.
Transcript: Ironic that we often spend our early sexual lives trying NOT to conceive, and then, when we're ready...
Ironic that we often spend our early sexual lives trying NOT to conceive, and then, when we're ready for baby, it can be harder than anticipated to get pregnant. Hence the proliferation of old wives' tales about pregnancy. Now, while doing headstands may be good for circulation, it's NOT been shown to aid conception. But don't hop up and run to the bathroom right after you make love if you want to conceive. Fertility experts say that lying down after sex, with a pillow or two under your hips, helps get sperm to the cervix faster and more efficiently, which CAN boost conception, because it keeps sperm INSIDE you. This increases the odds that the sperm will be able to keep their date with the awaiting egg, so that YOU can win at baby roulette. And since standing on your head has NOT been proven to aid in conception, avoid the possible neck injury and enjoy the afterglow instead!More »
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Can you tell a baby's sex by mom's belly? Find out how much of it is true and how much of it is based on folklore by watching our video.
Transcript: If you've ever been pregnant, someone has pointed at your belly and exclaimed, 'Ahhh, it's a boy!' or...
If you've ever been pregnant, someone has pointed at your belly and exclaimed, 'Ahhh, it's a boy!' or 'Ooohh, it's a girl!' But the idea that you can determine sex from how a mom-to-be is carrying, is just a fictitious piece of Olde English Folklore. It was once believed that a woman was carrying a girl if she was carrying the baby up high, and a boy if she was carrying the baby down low, stemming from the belief that girls needed more protection, so they carried higher than boys. Except there's NO scientific basis to back this up. The shape and height of your belly is determined by your muscle and uterine tone, and the position the baby's in. So, what's the most accurate way to determine your baby's sex? Talk to your doctor about getting an ultrasound. And if someone thinks you're having a boy because you're carrying low, tell them that there's a 50% chance they're right.More »
Last Modified: 2013-04-11 | Tags »
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If you've recently stopped working out regulary, you might worry that your muscle can turn to fat. But is this true? Find out the truth in this video.
Transcript: Maybe this myth was started by the marketing department of a health club chain. People often worry that...
Maybe this myth was started by the marketing department of a health club chain. People often worry that once they stop regularly working out, their muscle will become fat. But muscle CANNOT turn into fat, because they're made of two very different types of cells. People get fat when they stop working out, because they continue to eat the same amount of food, but burn off fewer calories. As a result, their unused muscles grow soft while they simultaneously gain excess body fat. If you stop exercising, you'll still have the same NUMBER of muscle cells-but each will get thinner. If you continue to eat the same amount of food, *the fat cells, which were already there, will expand. This is the basic weight gain equation: if your "calories in" are greater than your "calories out," then your fat cells will begin to bloat and gloat. But under no circumstances will your muscle cells morph to fat cells.More »
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Is it true? Do you need 8 glasses of water a day? Find out more in this video.
Transcript: You need to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day-wait a minute, REALLY? What's come to be accepted...
You need to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day-wait a minute, REALLY? What's come to be accepted wisdom isn't necessarily so. The seemingly universal advice, that drinking 8 glasses of water a day is crucial for optimal bodily function, is more myth than fact. A recent study, conducted at Dartmouth Medical School, found no evidence to support this popular exhortation-extolled by the media, health writers, nutritionists and many doctors. So what's the genesis of this myth? This idea may have gotten its start when the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Research Council, recommended approximately "1 milliliter of water for each calorie of food." This amounts to roughly 2 to 2 quarts per day, or 64 to 80 ounces. But in the next sentence, the Board stated that: "most of this quantity is contained in prepared foods." Apparently, this last sentence seems to have been missed, and that recommendation was erroneously interpreted as how much water one should drink daily.More »
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Does reading in dim light ruin your eyesight? Click on this video to find out.
Transcript: This is one myth that parents around the world have been bandying about for ages; yet, it has scant scientific...
This is one myth that parents around the world have been bandying about for ages; yet, it has scant scientific backing. Reading in the dark CAN cause temporary eye strain, headaches, and tired eyes, but these pesky issues quickly go away once one returns to bright light. Just think: our ancestors lived in much dimmer circumstances, often reading by candlelight, and they weren't blind due to their electrical handicap. By comparison, we are living in the best-lit conditions ever. And myopia-or nearsightedness-has been incorrectly blamed on the practice of reading in dim lighting. Genes are at fault here, not the wattage of your light bulbs. You might make your eyes tired by reading in the dark, or give yourself an eyestrain headache, but the only thing you might RUIN by reading in dim light, is your ability to FINISH what your reading.More »
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If you think you're STD free because you're symptom free, you might want to reconsider. Learn why and what to do about it in this video.
Transcript: Don't believe the myth! Truth is, MANY STDs are asymptomatic, which means they are WITHOUT signs or...
Don't believe the myth! Truth is, MANY STDs are asymptomatic, which means they are WITHOUT signs or symptoms. Serious damage can occur to a woman's reproductive organs due to these silent infections. And a man can keep spreading a disease that may be easily cured, because he has no symptoms! The ONLY way to know for sure if one is infected or not is to be tested. If you suspect that you or your partner may have an STD, go to your doctor or health clinic for testing. Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, HPV, Herpes and BV or bacterial vaginosis, among others can often manifest with NO discernible symptoms, especially for women. There's only one foolproof way to AVOID contracting a sexually transmitted infection: not having sex. But since abstinence is not a choice for all of us, be SURE to use a condom with new partners until you have both been tested and have decided to be in a mutually monogamous relationship with one another.More »
Last Modified: 2013-10-01 | Tags »
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Can certain supplements taken by women of child-bearing age help prevent birth defects? Watch the Health Myth: Birth Defects Cannot Be Prevented video for more details.
Transcript: This is an important health myth to dispel. Approximately 3,000 pregnancies per year in the United States...
This is an important health myth to dispel. Approximately 3,000 pregnancies per year in the United States are affected by serious birth defects of the brain or spine, like anencephaly or spina bifida. Up to 70% of these defects can be PREVENTED by consuming the B vitamin folic acid daily-before pregnancy and through the first trimester. Since 50% of all pregnancies are unplanned, the U.S. Public Health Service recommends that ALL women of childbearing age consume 400 micrograms of folic acid daily to help prevent these serious birth defects. And when it comes to pregnancy, BEWARE what you eat and drink. Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) can be prevented if women DON'T DRINK during pregnancy. Some birth defects are caused by medications that are known to interfere with fetal development. These medicines should be AVOIDED when it's possible that a woman might become pregnant. You're NOT powerless, arm yourself with facts and DON'T forget to take your Folic Acid!More »
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