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Can It Improve How You Poop? Read This Squatty Potty Review To See The Truth!

I’ve had issues with constipation ever since I was a small child. When I was 10 it had gotten so bad that my parents took me to the doctor and it turns out I had a hernia.  After I had surgery to remove it my constipation improved a little bit but still doing number 2 was a huge burden on me.

I dreading having to go to the bathroom.

There were many things I tried from jumping up and down; I’m not kidding here. To shooting water up my butt with a squirt bottle like this one.  The squirt bottle actually worked somewhat but that can get messy. I won’t go into detail for the sake of those who just ate.

Then I found the squatty potty.

I watched an episode of Shark Tank and saw this little ‘gadget’ I guess. They explained how we westerners are pooping wrong and that’s why its so hard for some of us to relieve ourselves. After the segment, I went to their website and tried it out.

Man did it work!

Going to the bathroom lasts a couple of minutes instead of 15 to up to half an hour it used to take me!

About the squatty potty

The squatty potty was invented by the Edwards family in St George Utah. They claim they were having serious pooping problems and after getting frustrated with using phone books and other methods to go poo properly they finally designed to squatty potty.

It burst into the national scene on the entrepreneurial reality show Shark Tank with Lori Greiner offering three hundred and fifty thousand dollars for 10% of the company. The rest is history.  If you’re here maybe its because you may be having similar pooping problems or are just curious.

Either way you want to know if squatty potty is legit. Let’s explore its claims one by one shall we?

 

Claim 1: You’re pooping wrong

My rating: Solid True!

According to Squatty Potty’s website:

Your body relies on a bend in the colon, (where your poop lives) and the anus, (where your poop says hi) to keep everything stored until showtime. Your Puborectalis Muscle helps keep your poop in place by kinking your colon, much like a bend in a garden hose stops the flow of water, when you’re sitting or standing. This muscle is helpful for when you’re sitting and don’t want to poop, but unhelpful for when you’re sitting and do want to poop. Your colon’s sweet spot comes with the squat. This tells your Puborectalis Muscle to fully relax. Squatting straightens the kink and allows for a complete elimination.

Based on our research it is confirmed that the puborectaus muscle is in a more contracted state while in a normal sitting position and does in indeed relax more while in a squatting position. There are many cultures that practice squatting while defecating. The Chinese being one.

Chinese Squat Toilet

According to popular science site IFLScience:

This revelation isn’t new; in fact, a study in 2003 by Israeli doctor Dov Sikirov concluded that squatting to poop was the ‘most satisfactory.’ The study compared defecating in three different positions: Sitting on a toilet 42cm high, 31 cm high and squatting. The test subjects reported that pooping while squatting took an average of 50 seconds whereas pooping while sitting took an arduous 130 seconds.

 

 

Claim 2: Squatty Potty helps hemorrhoids

My rating: Somewhat true

Related: Doctor Butler’s Hemmoroid Treatment

Squatty Potty’s claims that their device can help hemorrhoids. They claim that their device leads to less straining which can cause fewer hemorrhoids to appear in the first place  and help existing hemorrhoids to heal.

My research has found many experts saying there’s not enough conclusive evidence that this particular contraption helps with hemorrhoid (just remember in the scientific community one study isn’t enough to prove anything conclusively).

However, the experts also acknowledge that having better pooping posture most likely does reduce the instances of hemorrhoids as straining to defecate is the primary cause of hemorrhoids.  Our friend IFLScience appears to confirm this:

1.2 billion people around the world who squat have almost no incidence of diverticulosis and fewer problems with piles. We in the west, on the other hand, squeeze our gut tissue until it comes out of our bottoms,”” says Enders. Diverticulosis occurs when excessive strain and pressure push out weak areas of the muscle wall and form little pouches in the colon. Piles are swollen blood vessels around the anus, also caused by straining.

 

 

Claim 3: Scientific research shows Squatty Potty creates a more satisfactory pooping experience

My Rating: Mostly true

The Squatty Potty sites a Japanese study when making these claims that a scientific study that squatty potty gives a satisfactory sensation of bowl emptying sooner. The study is in pdf format and in small print which makes it less likely that people will take the time to read it. Well, l we did and here’s what the study actually says:

The subjective assessment of the difficulty of defecation revealed the squatting posture [emphasis mine] as easiest for sensation of satisfactore bowel emptying compared with any sitting defecation posture

As you can see the study tested a natural squatting posture not use of the squatty potty itself. It would’ve been more intellectually honest to say it was the natural squatting position itself and not use of the squatty potty that increased the pooping satisfaction.

This is because the study didn’t actually test the use of their products and there may be differences between a natural squat and the artificial squat position created by the Squatty Potty.

 

 

Is Squatty Potty legit?

After extensive research and reading numerous customer reviews we can safely conclude that yes squatty potty is perfectly legitimate and is likely to assist in your pooping problems. While it may not work for every single person it’s definitely a good option for anyone that wants to defecate in a more natural way.

 Customer feedback

Some users didn’t like that they had to take their pants all the way off in order to use the squatty potty. In addition, some complained that the contraption got in the way and forced a ‘wide stance’ while urinating.

It’s worth noting that they’ve solved this problem with their Manhattan Black model. Once you go black you’ll never go back. To pooping while sitting that is.  That being said the overall customer rating is overwhelming positive.

There’s pretty much a consensus that it helps people poop better, solves their constipation problems, and helps their hemorrhoids.

If you go to their website you’ll find a plethora of poop stool options. It’s also worth noting that the company offers a 60-day no questions asked money back guarantee along with free shipping.

Squatty Potty Options

Classic Ecco -This is your classic model that you’ve probably seen everywhere

Adjustable 2.0-More comfort no matter your height

Squatty Pottymus –Designed for the little ones to start off pooping right

Porta Squatty-Ultra portable it goes wherever you need to go

Tao Bamboo-Poop with a more classy pompous adjustable stool

Slim Teak-The original squatty potty on a diet

Slim Manhattan-The original squatty potty on a diet and with a New York make over

Slim Ghost-Almost invisible stool to help yours go out faster

Manhattan Black Squatty potty-Once you’ve got black you’ll never go back. To sitting while pooping that is

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Genital Hair Removal Hair Removal Manscaping

How (Really) to Get Rid of Ingrown Hair

Many of us have them. Those with curly hair are more likely to get them than others. The good news they’re not impossible to get rid of! This article will discuss how to get rid of ingrown hair and how to prevent them from occurring in the first place.

What is the cause of ingrown hair?

Ingrown hair is a condition where hair curls back or grows sideways into the skin. The condition is most prevalent among people who have coarse or curly hair.

It may or may not be accompanied by an infection of the hair follicle (folliculitis) or “razor bumps” (pseudofolliculitis barbae), which vary in size.

While ingrown hair most commonly appears in areas where the skin is shaved or waxed (beard, legs, pubic region), it can appear anywhere.

Anything which causes the hair to be broken off unevenly with a sharp tip can cause ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs are also caused because of lack of natural exfoliation in the skin.

After a hair has been shaved, it begins to grow back. Curly hair tends to curl into the skin instead of straight out the follicle, leading to an inflammation reaction.

This can make the skin look purple and red, and in some cases, it can even look like pimples. These inflamed papules or pustules can form especially if the area becomes infected.

This is especially problematic for black men who have naturally beautiful, coarse, or tightly curled thick hair. Curly hair increases the likelihood of ingrown hairs by a factor of 50!

Two types of ingrown hairs

There are two types of ingrown hairs transfollicular and extrafollicular.

The extrafollicular hair is a hair that has exited the follicle and reentered the skin.

Extrafollicular Ingrown Hairs

The transfollicular hair never exits the follicle, but because of its naturally curly nature curls back into the follicle causing fluid build-up and irritation.

Transfollicular Ingrown Hairs

Genetic Factors 

There is even a gene that has been linked to razor bumps. There is evidence that those with a keratin gene mutation are more likely to have ingrown hairs. This is because the gene structurally weakens the hair shaft making it more likely the beard will ingrown.

Keloid Scaring

Man with keloid scarring in the beard area

If left untreated over time, razor bumps can turn into keloid or raised scarring in the beard area. This especially happens if the razor bumps become infected.

A keloid scar is a result of an overgrowth of scar tissue at the site of a healed skin injury. Keloid scars are firm, rubbery lesions or shiny, fibrous nodules, and can vary from pink to the color of the person’s skin or red to dark brown in color.

A keloid scar is benign (non-cancerous) and not contagious, but sometimes accompanied by severe itchiness, pain, and changes in texture.

In severe cases, it can affect the movement of skin. Keloid scars are seen 15 times more frequently in black people than whites.

Old school ingrown hair removal

The tried and true old-fashioned method to get rid of ingrown hair is with a warm damp washcloth and a pair of tweezers.

Step 1: Sterilize your tweezers by holding the pointed end on a flame for 30-60 seconds

Step 2: Soak a clean washcloth in warm water

Step 3: Press the washcloth against the skin for 3 minutes. They say it will soften the hair to bring it closer to the surface.

Step 4: With your sterilized tweezers gentle grab at the hair and pull out the embedded end

Step 5: Clean the area with Dr. Squatch Men’s Soap Bar. It’s organic and handmade in the USA

Here is a video of this being done with a needle.

As you can see this method is quite time consuming and painful. Luckily for us there are better ways to remove ingrown hairs.

New school ingrown hair removal

1. Exfoliate!

Use an exfoliating brush to help dislodge the hair. This brush has a patented design to easily and painlessly expose ingrown hairs via exfoliation.

Instructions:

Step 1: Clean the area to be treated

Step 2: Soak it with a warm damp washcloth.

Step 3: Move the brush in a circular motion around the affected area.

Most people use it in or after the shower

 

2. Use TendSkin liquid ingrown hair treatment

This animal cruelty-free product is very popular to remove ingrown hairs.  I  actually recommend you use it in combination with the Wizker brush.

This is the best aftershave to prevent ingrown hairs and razor bumps on the market. Aftershave is really the wrong word since you need to apply it for a few days after you’ve shaved.

It works by using  Acetylsalicylic Acid (ASA) as its  active ingredient. The ASA unblocks pores and soothes skin.  It then uses Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, and Diglycerin.

These chemicals help deliver the ASA and give a soothing  feel good sensation to the skin.

Yes, it really works!

Instructions: 

Step 1: Dry the skin first! Using it on wet can may cause an adverse reaction

Step 2: Apply a thin coat once in the morning after showing to the affected area

Step 3: Apply a thin coat to the affected after after shaving and drying the skin

 

Before and After Tendskin

3. Use a Good Shave Gel

 

A good shave gel will help to prevent ingrown hair by minimizing the irritation caused by shaving. Bump Patrol Shave Gel is dermatologist approved and proven to prevent and get rid of ingrown hairs.  People have reported positive results within one week.

Instructions

Step 1: Put a warm towel on the area to be shaved and leave it for 2 minutes

Step 2: Shave with the grain

Step 3: Apply warm towel to clean the shaved area

Step 4: Shave again this time using the side stroke across the face from the ear to the mouth

Step 5: Apply Bump Patrol After Shave

Watch a video on the shaving technique here

Before and After Bump Patrol Treatment

4. Use pfb Vanish

PFB is used by women and men to remove ingrown hairs. It contains natural ingredients such as willow bark and camphor oil. These work in tandem with other gentle ingredients to get rid of ingrown hair and keep your skin looking healthy .

Instructions: 

Step 1: Dry the skin first!

Step 2: Roll on the affected area after shaving and again at night

If waxing apply pfb Vanish for two days prior to the waxing treatment.

Before and After PFB Vanish

How to Get Rid of Ingrown Hair? Prevent! Prevent! Prevent!

Option 1 Liquids + Good Razor

As always prevention is the best medicine guys. If you want to prevent ingrown hairs we recommend using a good quality razor.

Now despite what some guys might try and sell you a $500 golden razor is not needed to prevent ingrown hairs from occurring in the first place.

First, you can use Tend Skin or pfb Vanish in the morning prior to shaving.

Then you want a good razor.

As discussed in my How to Prevent Razor Bumps Article I recommend Bump Fighter Razors.

I love these because they’re inexpensive and they get the job done.

Option 2: Philips Norelco Oneblade QP6520/70 Pro Hybrid Electric Trimmer and Shaver

I love the Philips Norelco Oneblade Razor!

It trims close and can shave even closer but not too close to avoid skin irritation. The blade lasts up to 4 months and is replaceable.

It’s wet dry capable and of course, contains a rechargeable lithium-ion battery.  With its 14 length settings, you can choose whatever length is best for you.

I recommend the second to last shortest length to leave 1.5mm of stubble in order to prevent ingrown hairs.

I hope you found this article useful and I value your feedback!

Finally, consider Turmeric and Bioperine to keep your skin radiant and less susceptible to scaring from ingrown hairs.

 

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Blenders

Is a Blendtec Worth it?

Is a Blendtec worth it?

Is a blendtec worth it? If you read our article Natural Remedies to Erectile Dysfunction. You know we talk about diet and exercise as the absolute first step to curing

any manhood woes whether it’s a size issue or a functionality problem. We strongly believe in the power of juicing/blending. The standard American diet is full of unnatural chemicals and preservatives which could substantially impact a person’s health. This is all discussed in [eafl id=”127″ name=”Juicing for Your Manhood” text=”Juicing for your Manhood.”] So if you’ve decided you want to get into juicing you know you need to invest in a good blender. That’s why we recommend Blendtec blenders. Is Blendtec worth it? We feel that it is. Specifically the [eafl id=”218″ name=”Blendtec Classic” text=”Blendtec classic blender with 4-side jar”] is the best choice for a beginner juicer/green smoothie maker. Why? Because it delivers the best value.

 

Why do I need a good blender?

The average American household owns at least once blender (85% according to the Washington Post), however, they only use the blender 3-5 times a month. With competition stiff companies realize this fact and cut corners in order to keep the price down.  Let’s take a look at an ‘average’ blender shall we?

Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Multi-Function Blender with 14 Speeds & 40 oz Glass Jar, Silver

Hamilton Beach Wave Crusher Multi-Function Blender with 14 Speeds & 40 oz Glass Jar, Silver

Features:

  • Wave-action system forces mixture down into the blades for smooth results every time
  • Unique, mess-free pour lid
  • 700 watts of peak power
Don’t Buy On Amazon

This blender is about costs about [eafl id=”216″ name=”Hamilton Beach Blender” text=”30 bucks on amazon”]. It’s perfect for someone that wants to make some fruit smoothies once or twice a week.  But lets look at the specs. It packs a shallow 700 watts of peak power. That means at its best it has the power of about 5 to 9 light bulbs. If you want to start a green smoothie diet where you’re using  it to liquefy raw fruits, vegetables, and crush ice 2-3 days a day you’ll burn this puppy out really quickly.

That means I need to spend $500+ on a blender right?

No! We’ll let you in on a little secret. Those sites & personalities that are hawking $500 or $1000 blenders to home consumers are often getting a kick back from the manufacturers for doing so. We don’t blame them since that’s how they pay the bills but that’s not who we are at Packedman. Let’s take a look at the one of the most common really expensive blenders that are being hawked.

Vitamix A3500 Brushed Stainless Blender

Vitamix A3500 Brushed Stainless Blender

Features:

  • Built in digital timer
  • 1500 Watts
  • 64 Ounces
  • 5 Program settings
  • Auto adjusts blending times and stops automatically when done
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Please don’t take us wrong this is very good blender. The specifications are spot on and if you get this blender it will definitely do the job. In fact its the perfect blender–if you owned a  small restaurant. We feel, however, that its simply over kill for what an average juicer / green smoothie maker needs. This guy goes for over [eafl id=”215″ name=”Vitamex A3500″ text=”500 bucks on amazon”]. That’s a chunk of a mortgage payment for many folks!

Then what’s a good blender?

A good blender needs to be the best value. That means not the cheapest nor the most expensive. You need a blender that fits your needs; nothing more and nothing less. This is why we,  as we stated in the first paragraph, we love the [eafl id=”218″ name=”Blendtec Classic” text=”Blendtec Total Blender Classic with 4-side jar”].

Blendtec Total Blender Classic, with FourSide Jar, Black

Blendtec Total Blender Classic, with FourSide Jar, Black

Features:

  • BPA-free plastic jar
  • Includes FourSide blending jar, secure-fitting vented lids, user guide and recipe book with more than 230 great tasting recipes
  • 1560 watts with 3.0 horsepower motor 
  • 6 pre-programmed blending cycles: Batters, Ice Crush, Smoothie, Ice Cream, Whole Juice, Hot Soup with easy to read touch-pad controls and 10 speed plus Pulse.
  • Blendtec stands by their product with a 7 year manufacturer warranty
  • Wide jar allows for easy loading and less spillage
  • Blendtec is a well known and trusted brand

 

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Pros & Cons

Pros:

The price-$150 its simply the best value!

It’s powerful-1560 watts and 3.0 horsepower

Durability-the manufacturer stands by its product with a 7 year warranty

The wide mouthed jar-makes loading and pouring super easy

Easy to clean-The flat sides make it easier to clean than other blenders

Space efficient-New age design for easier storage

Cons:

The jar is plastic

The owners manual could be better written

Like other high end blenders its loud

Here’s what users have said about the Blendtec Classic blender.

 

Once I reached 50 I started having man problems. The doctor suggested I start popping pills but I read how big pharma basically bribes doctors to prescribe medications so I decided to try [eafl id=”127″ name=”Juicing for Your Manhood” text=”juicing for your manhood”] instead.  One of the requirements of the system is you need a good blender. Of course they wanted me to buy a vitamex but I’m a sophisticated shopper so I new I could get similar results with a cheaper blender. I saw the reviews on Amazon and decided to go with the Blendtec classic. Not only am I so grateful I did it so is my little friend! LOL

Annonymous-Canada

I use a blender everyday and when it finally broke down and decided to pay more for one that was made for making all kinds of juices, soups and smoothies instead of buying a new one every year that wasn’t built for what I need. I assumed I’d buy a VitaMix because I just knew that was the best but then I realized it wouldn’t fit under my counter and just too expensive. Blendtec was getting all these great reviews so I went with it. The shape and weight of the container allows for easy access of the contents and the best part is I just punch a button and my smoothie goes through the process and shuts off. I’ve tried great new recipes from the cookbook included. Personally, I think it’s quieter than all the cheaper brands I used before and it’s been worth every penny I’ve spent.

JP-Nebraska, USA

I’ve been thinking about getting into juicing for awhile now but everyone was always trying to sell me really expensive blenders. I’m a grade school teacher and a single mom so $500 to spend on a blender just wasn’t in my budget. Then I saw the blendtec at $150 and with really good reviews so I figured why not I’ll give it a shot! I’m so glad I did! It works perfectly! I lost 20 pounds in a month and I feel like I am 20 years old again!

Mary-Maine, USA

Is blendtec worth it? Yes!

With the raw power and the cheap price we feel users will forgive the plastic jar and loud noise in order to achieve the results they want at the price they can afford!

 

Watch the blendtec blend an i-phone

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Exercise Weight Loss

Is a Home Gym Worth It?

Time to get fit

As discussed in our Envy article one of the most effective ways to solve your penile problems is diet and exercise. You can gain an entire inch or maybe two (in appearance) by eliminating adipose (fat) from your belly and public region. If you’re here maybe you’ve finally decided you want to make a serious effort to lose weight. If that’s the case congratulations that’s half the battle! The next question is what is the best way to achieve your fitness goals and is a home gym worth it?

Of course you’ve thought about just going to the gym but there can be serious downsides to the gym:

The cost-A gym membership can cost $700+ a year

The pressure-Every gym has it. That obnoxious guy that grunts with every move he makes. Its easy to become intimidated in a gym environment

The travel time-Getting up and going to the gym can take a lot of time and headaches. It could be enough to discourage you from getting that crucial workout in the first place

The sanitation-Unfortunately some gyms and cleaner than others. I’ve found sweat, band-aids, amongst other things on gym equipment

Not so fast!

Oh so then a home gym is the solution for you right? Well not so fast. There are several things to consider prior to purchasing a home gym

The setup-Home gyms can be tough to set up for most people and downright impossible for others. If you do get one the best and safest way is to pay a professional to set it up for you

The space-This isn’t as big of a problem as it used to be as they’ve gotten really good at making home gyms more and more compact but still space is a factor

The motivation-Unless you’re a self starter the home gym can just end up being an expensive coat hanger.

tip:Don’t put it in the basement! It needs to be somewhere where you pass by it all the time 

The upfront cost-Speaking of costs a good complete home gym isn’t cheap. The Bowflex Xtreme SE, for example, is going to set you back about $1400 and that’s not including hiring someone to set it up if you need to.

These are all factors you need to consider before spending your hard earned cash on one of these things.

 

Why a home gym may be worth it

Okay so you’ve considered the pros and cons here’s why I think a home gym is worth it.

Privacy-If you’re like me you value your privacy. There’s nothing private at a gym. You have to deal with people watching you work out or even possibly a pervert watching you in the locker room *shudder*

Motivation-A lot of times just having to drive get dressed, get in my car, and drive through the weather (esp. in winter) to the gym is enough to demotivate a person from even going. A home gym is usually steps away from your bed or perhaps more motivating from your kitchen. 🙂

Availability-The home gym is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week rain or shine

Compactness-They’ve gotten a lot better with making home gyms a lot more compact than they used be. Even if you live in a studio apartment there are some home gyms that will fit in like a glove

No hidden fees-Once you’ve paid for the home gym its yours. No late fees, early termination fees, or other surprise charges on your credit card

No contacts-Many gyms ask for a one, two, or even three year contract. No so with a home gym

Time savings-The amount of time you’ll save by not having to get dressed, not getting in your car driving in the rain, not  having to wait for your favorite machine to become available can be astronautical, upwards of an hour of more

What home gym do you recommend then?

There are many good home gyms but for me the winner hands down is the bowflex. A bowflex guides you into making smooth and effective motions which maximizes the calories burned per repetition because of this a bowflex is the ideal machine for someone middle aged and up. It is relatively easy to set up for a complete home gym. Users reported having the machine completely assembled in 1-3 hours.   With its power rod resistance design you never have to change cables again when you change exercises. The power rod system eliminates the inertia and risk of joint pain/damage that comes from free weights.

The SE Xtreme includes:

Lat Tower with Angled Lat Bar

4-Position Lower Pulley/Squat Station

Abdominal Crunch Shoulder Harness

5-Way Hand-Grip/Ankle Cuffs

Multiple Cable/Pulley Positions

Compact Size for Smaller Workout Space 

Ergonomic Adjustable Seat with Polyurethane Cushion

 

Check Price of SE Xtreme on Amazon

 

The best part is the price. Traditional home gyms can easily go into the two to three thousand dollar range. An entry level bowflex will only set you back about $400-$500. I love mine and along with diet it really helped me achieve my fitness goals.

 

 

As stated a Beginner Blow Flex will run you about $500 once it’s all said and done on Amazon.com. That’s less than a year’s membership at a gym

You’re looking at $800+ for a middle of the road bowflex

$1400+ for the Bowflex Xtreme 2 SE. That’s a higher end model on Amazon

Pros & Cons

What customers liked about the Bowflex

The rod resistance technology was a lot more comfortable than free weights

The machine is quiet

The value-the price is small for the amount of exercises they could do

The machine has more than 70 different exercises making it impossible to get bored

What customers didn’t like:

Some said the rods lost resistance over time and they’re not warrantied beyond a year

The machine is not adequate for a highly athletic person

Options

Check Price of Beginner Bowflex on Amazon

Check Price of Intermediate Bowflex on Amazon

Check Price of Advanced Bowflex on Amazon

Check Out Other Home Gyms on Amazon
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Manscaping

How to Get Rid of Razor Bumps

Pseudofolliculitis barbae, a scientific term better known as razor bumps, are those horrible scars that appear in the beard areas on the faces of many men. While they can difficult to eliminate, it is not impossible. This article explains how.

The Cause

After a hair has been shaved, it begins to grow back. Curly hair tends to curl into the skin instead of straight out the follicle, leading to an inflammation reaction. This can make  the skin look purple and red, and in some cases, it can even look like pimples. These inflamed papules or pustules can form especially if the area becomes infected.

This is especially problematic for black men who have naturally beautiful ,coarse, or tightly curling, thick hair. Curly hair increases the likelihood of razor bumps by a factor of 50!

Two types of ingrown hairs

There are two types of ingrown hairs transfollicular and extrafollicular.

The extrafollicular hair is a hair that has exited the follicle and reentered the skin.

Extrafollicular Ingrown Hairs

The transfollicular hair never exits the follicle, but because of its naturally curly nature curls back into the follicle causing fluid build-up and irritation.

Transfollicular Ingrown Hairs

Genetic Factors 

There is even a gene that has been linked to razor bumps. There is evidence that those with a keratin gene mutation are more likely to have ingrown hairs. This is because the gene structurally weakens the hair shaft making it more likely the beard will ingrown.

Keloid Scaring

Man with keloid scarring in the beard area

If left untreated over time, razor bumps can turn into keloid or raised scarring in the beard area. This especially happens if the razor bumps become infected. A keloid scar is a result of an overgrowth of scar tissue at the site of a healed skin injury. Keloid scars are firm, rubbery lesions or shiny, fibrous nodules, and can vary from pink to the color of the person’s skin or red to dark brown in color. A keloid scar is benign (non cancerous) and not contagious, but sometimes accompanied by severe itchiness, pain, and changes in texture. In severe cases, it can affect movement of skin. Keloid scars are seen 15 times more frequently in black people than whites.

The Solutions

Grow a beard

The easiest solution is for Black men to simply grow a beard. Besides being more natural is prevents any of the aforementioned problems with razor bumps and ingrown hairs. If you do grow a beard please take care of it gracefully. Some dudes get lazy and think because they grow a beard that they don’t have to do anything.

What you need if you decide to grow a beard:

A good beard trimming kit. You can get one from amazon for between 15-30 bucks.

Next you’ll need some beard oil and/or leave in conditioner. This is so you beard stays soft.

Finally you’ll need a beard comb. This is important as you don’t want debris stuck in your beard. Eww!

If you’ve got grey strands you can get Blackbeard FormulaX beard coloring

Check Price of Beard Care Products on Amazon.com

Bump Fighter Razors and Tendskin

Check Price of Bump Fighter Razors on Amazon


Many men don’t want a beard. To them it looks too masculine and detracts from the pretty-boy look they are going for. If that’s you no problem  just shave with bump fighter razors. These razors are designed specifically for black men. They work because the blade never actually touches the skin. Users still, however, report a clean shave. A box of 48 can last over a year.


Next, you can use TendSkin. This is the best aftershave to prevent ingrown hairs and razor bumps on the market. Aftershave is really the wrong word since you need to apply it for a few days after you’ve shaved. It works by using  Acetylsalicylic Acid (ASA) as its  active ingredient. The ASA unblocks pores and soothes skin.  It then uses Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, and Diglycerin. These chemicals help deliver the ASA and give a soothing  feel good sensation to the skin.  Yes it really works.

Before and After TendSkin

Whatever you do please don’t use those cheap throw-away razors. They will slice your face up and you will regret having ever used them.  There are many solutions to razor bumps. You don’t have to just accept them! If you do these things chances are good you reduce or even eliminate your razor bumps forever.

 

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Down There Erectile Dysfunction

Best Home Remedy for Ed

If you’re reading this it’s safe to assume you are curious about erectile dysfunction. Well you’re in luck. In this article we’re going to talk about ED, the cause, and more importantly the best home remedy for ed that may cure your erectile dysfunction problems forever.

Let’s talk about erections

Erection diagram
Erection diagram

In order to understand what causes an erectile dysfunction we must first understand what happens to cause an erection in the first place.

Physiologically, an erection is triggered by the parasympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system (ANS), causing nitric oxide (a vasodilator) levels to rise in the trabecular arteries and smooth muscle of the penis.

The arteries dilate causing the corpora cavernosa of the penis (and to a lesser extent the corpora spongiosum) to fill with blood; simultaneously  muscles compress the veins of the corpora cavernosa trapping the blood in the penis while still allowing new blood to enter.

All of these things have to happen like clockwork for an erection to occur and be sustained.

I’m sure you’ve read that erectile dysfunction, or ED, is a simply function of lack nitrous oxide to the penile tissue. Research shows that this can be caused by:

  • Medical conditions, particularly diabetes or heart conditions
  • Tobacco use, which restricts blood flow to veins and arteries, can — over time — cause chronic health conditions that lead to erectile dysfunction
  • Obesity or being overweight
  • Certain medical treatments, such as prostate surgery or radiation treatment for cancer
  • Injuries, particularly if they damage the nerves or arteries that control erections
  • Medications, including antidepressants, antihistamines and medications to treat high blood pressure, pain or prostate conditions
  • Psychological conditions, such as stress, anxiety or depression
  • Drug and alcohol use, especially if you’re a long-term drug user or heavy drinker

While current research concludes these are the primary causes of erectile dysfunction we must go much deeper than that to know the truth.

The role of TGF-Beta 1

Perhaps you’ve heard of a protein named TGF-Beta 1 or Transforming Growth Factor Beta One. It turns out this little molecule may play a significant role in causing and making erectile dysfunction worse.

 TGFβ1 in penile tissue, and intracavernosal injection of this cytokine itself alters connective tissue synthesis and the structure of the corpus cavernosum, leading to a decrease in percentage of corporal smooth muscle. Thrombospondin1 (TSP1), a multifunctional glycoprotein, is a major activator of TGFβ16. Increased TSP1 expression is reported to be closely related to hypoxia and the development of fibrosis7–National Institutes of Health

That’s lab coat talk that simply means that TGFβ1 can actually destroy the smooth muscle in your penis thus causing you to never have an erection again.

Don’t be fooled by big pharma!

The pharmaceutical industry exceeded 1 trillion ($1,000,000,000,000) for the first time in 2014. source

In the U.S., the value of prescriptions increased over the period of 1995 to 2005 by 3.4 billion annually, a 61 percent increase. Retail sales of prescription drugs jumped 250 percent from $72 billion to $250 billion, while the average price of prescriptions more than doubled from $30 to $68! Big pharma spends huge amounts on erectile dysfunction.

Pfizer makes over 1 billion ($1,000,000,000,000) in profit from viagra alone each year. source

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, once said in the British Medical Journal that drug companies spend “more on lifestyle drugs than on life-saving drugs.” British Medical Journal

Needless to say they want you to continue taking their pills and endure the horrible side effects such as:

  • Flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling)
  • Headache, dizziness
  • Abnormal vision (blurred vision, changes in color vision)
  • Runny or stuffy nose, nosebleeds
  • Sleep problems (insomnia)
  • Muscle pain, back pain; or
  • Upset stomach
  • Death

source

Best home remedy for Ed

You don’t need to risk your life to get a boner any longer! Before we go into our best remedy we must state that before you try anything first try diet, exercise,and quitting smoking.

You will be simply amazed how much these three things can cure many ailments that modern humans face. That being said there is a system out there that includes diet and exercise to help you get your manhood back. It’s called Juicing for Your Manhood.

Founded by French Canadian Olivier (pronounced Oliviee) Langlois Juicing for Your manhood is more than just a green natural juicing remedy for erectile remedy its an entire system.

The book will show you how to naturally reduce the level of Transforming Growth Factor Beta One in your penile tissues and increase nitrous oxide to not only turn on the water tap again but to also having it flowing stronger than ever! It’s an entire system including short 15 minute exercises to help increase blood flow

What is Juicing for Your Manhood?

This is an e-book that will show you natural remedies to erectile dysfunction. You can download the guide via the brand’s official website of if you’re old school you can order a physical copy. No matter what your age you can re-live your youth in the bedroom once again with these natural green remedies.

This might sound impossible but you will actually get those results.

The guide contains natural remedies to end erectile dysfunction and any other aliments. It contains 17 different type of juices that you consume.

The ingredients of these juices are easily accessible at your local grocery store. This is the cheapest and safest remedy for ending erectile dysfunction and many other health problems.

 

Some of the Juices

  • Pumpkin Juice

The pumpkin has a high zinc content. Zinc is used in the manufacture of testosterone and in the treatment and prevention of prostatitis.

  • Pomegranate Juice

This is one of the most efficient remedy to end impotence. It contains numerous antioxidants like vitamin A and B1. It also aids in the increase of nitrogen oxide which is responsible in the relaxation of blood vessels promoting easy flow of blood to the penile muscles which results in a stiffer erection.

  • Celery Juice

Celery roots contain aldosterone that is responsible for outward manly appearance like a beard and broad chest.

 

What’s Included

You are liable to get the whole package of the program after you purchase it. Within the package, you will get various components. They include:

  1. The e-book. –This is the guide that contains the steps you should follow so as to get a robust sex-life
  2. Special Free Bonuses. –These add the information availed by the program. They consist of the following:
    1. Dominant Dreams. –You will learn why enough sleep also helps in improving the production of testosterone
    2. Guide to Supplementation. – This contains the best supplements you should consume to burn fat.

 

What You Will Learn After Using the Program

From the program, you will learn a lot about this embarrasing issue. What you learn includes:

  1. You will know the best phytonutrients that help to counter an attack of the virility vampires.
  2. Learn the juice recipes that are guaranteed to restore your lost libido.
  3. Find out the types of foods that contain xenoestrogens that reduce your libido levels.
  4. The food additives that you should never consume since they lower your testosterone levels.
  5. The best blender recommendations that you should use.


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Get your manhood back naturally

Don’t settle for  non-functional plumbing again. Don’t spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to put dangerous pharmaceuticals into your your body.

You can fix your southern plumbing naturally with green smoothies specially formulated to get the erections you had when you were a teenager.

You know the ones that were so strong they hurt! Remember those? That’s what you deserve and that’s what you’ll get if you try Juicing for Your Manhood Now.

Get Your Manhood Back

What’s great about the program

• The program offers a full money-back guarantee within 60 days after purchase. In case you are not content with the program, you simply send an email requesting a refund. They money will be refunded within 48 hours.

• There are no side effects. The methodologies that you will use to restore your libido are completely safe for your health unlike taking pharmaceuticals

• The results are achieved within a short period. You will get the results that you desire within a period of 3-6 weeks.

• It’s well detailed. There is a lot of information about home-made juices that you can consume to stand at attention again.

• It’s simple to use. The steps are in a chronological order thus making them very simple to understand.

• It’s cheap. Using this program is economical as compared to other methods such as surgery that are too expensive at most times.

• It will help you to regain confidence if you had frustrations in your previous sex experiences.

Is this a quick fix? No!

For this program and other home remedies for ed to work you must be dedicated and stick to the regimen that it gives you.

That means replacing meals with smoothies and resisting the urge to get junk fast good like McDonalds and Taco Bell that we have been programmed by the junk food industry to love.

It means making a concerted effort to improve your lifestyle in order to improve your manhood!  In other words the program will unclog the faucet to get the water flowing again.

Try juicing for your manhood now

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Down There Pearly Penile Papules

How to Get Rid of Pearly Penile Papules

I’ll never forget the day. It was Friday night September 8th, 2000. There was a girl who I’d been trying to get in her pants for 2 months. I listened to her problems, took her out a few times when finally she agreed to go back to my apartment after the movie!

We were at my place, I had some music playing and she gave the signal “Oh I had such a good time tonight and I’m not tired at all”. I made my move. I started kissing her, got her shirt off, and managed to unclip her bra without looking like a total douche. She was just about to go down on me when I heard her say “What are those?!”. It was like breaking out of a trance.

I explained about pearly penile papules and that she had nothing to worry about. She was like “yeah you need to wrap that up or I’m not doing anything”. I scurried through my entire place turning my apartment upside down looking for a rubber but to no avail.

Suffice it to say nothing happened that night.

What are they?

Hirsuties coronae glandis more commonly known as pearly penile papules. Many of us have them. That ring of unsightly little white bumps surrounding the head of the penis or right below the head as demonstrated in the photo. This article will explain what they are and how to get rid of pearly penile papules for good!

Stats

Approximately 8%-48% of American men have them

Uncircumcised (uncut) men are likely to get them than circumcised (cut) men

Black men are more likely to experience pearly penile papules than white men-32.7% vs 13.9% respectively

They usually start to appear in the 20’s or 30’s and decrease somewhat as men age

They are not a symptom of a sexually transmitted disease (STD)

How to get rid of pearly penile papules

Regardless of whether or not it is medically necessary many men want them gone because they are embarrassed. The good news is there are ways to get rid of them safely!

Zap them with a laser

A fractionated CO2 laser can get rid of pearly penile papules. The problem is it can be painful and not to mention expensive. Since it’s considered cosmetic it’s not covered by most insurance plans. That means you could end up shelling out $2000+ to get rid of them. This is the only treatment endorsed by the National Institutes of Health.

Pearly Penile Papules Removal™ Removal Guide

It is written by alternative medicine practitioner Josh Marvin a member of the American Hollistic Health Association (AHHA).

He has written a book of home remedies that he is so sure will work he offers a 60 day money back guarantee. The book explains everything about pearly penile papules and how to get rid of them without risky and costly laser surgery. Some of the home remedies are disgusted below.

Download the Pearly Penile Papules Removal Guide

Toothpaste

Toothpaste can be used to eliminate pearly penile papules with some success. The basic theory goes that the toothpaste will dehydrate the papules causing them to sloth off.

A thin layer is applied before going to bed, it dries overnight and is washed off in the morning. On an average, this method for PPP Removal takes 2-3 weeks to kill the papules.

Please be careful as you might end up causing lesions on your penis if not used properly. The Pearly Penile Papules Removal Guide discusses how to use this method.

Maclean’s Whitening Toothpaste is said to be the best for this method.

Castor oil

Castor oil is extracted from a plant called Ricinus Communis, which is mostly found in Africa and Asia, The treatment is simple; just apply the oil on the affected area with swabs or cotton balls.

You need to do this procedure, at least, four times a day until the PPP disappears. The penis needs to be bare while the castor oil seeps into the skin so that its effect is maximized.

Some men prefer this mode of treatment, and the success rate is very high. Make sure to buy cold pressed organic oil from a good manufacturer. The cheap chemical-laced stuff can potentially damage your penis.

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Tea Tree Oil

The Tea Tree Oil is applied as the same way as castor oil. It is an effective natural remedy, but it is a bit slower. It takes around a couple of weeks to start showing results and might take up to 10 weeks to remove the penile papules completely.

Just like with castor oil you want to make sure you get a good quality, organic, cold pressed tea tree oil. Remember this is your manhood we’re talking about here.

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Tea Tree Oil + Castor Oil

This method is said to make the process a little faster in the removal of your pearly penile papules.

Before and After with Tea Tree + Castor Oil Treatment

Keep in mind

  1.  Find The Right Remedy That Suits Your Skin. A single home remedy cannot work for everyone. You have to find your’s best.
  2. The Right Dosage & Application Process. There’s a process to use every home remedy or you won’t get results.
  3. Effectively Mixing Multiple Remedies Up For Optimal Results. It can fast-track your PPP Removal. But be careful and don’t do experiments by yourself.
  4. Clean the penis before applying the homemade remedy every time. First, clean with a wet towel and then use a dry towel to remove any water from the skin.
  5. After application, leave the skin exposed for a while to let it work. Putting on clothing can remove the treatment before it is absorbed into the skin.
  6. Use the homemade formula only on and a bit around the affected area. There is no need to apply it to the whole penis.
  7. Buy the ingredients from reliable retailers. Do not forget to check the manufacture and expiration dates of all products.

What not to use

Some people get desperate and will try anything. Please don’t try the following:

  • Wart remover
  • Chlorine
  • Gasoline
  • Aspirin
  • Ammonia
  • Bleach
  • Oven cleaner (yes someone tried this)

All of these substances can cause serious permanent damage to your member. It’s just not worth it.

Just remember all of the methodology of each of the methods above including detailed instructions are all discussed in perfect detail in the Pearly Penile Papules Removal Guide.

It also includes many other methods not mentioned above to remove your papules safely at home. Also don’t forget it includes a 60-day money back guarantee.

If you’re not satisfied you can get a full refund no questions asked. This is your best alternative to risky, expensive, and painful surgery. You don’t have to live with those papules anymore.

Disclaimer

As with any home remedy results are not guaranteed. Nothing in this article should be construed as medical advice.  Any and all medical advice should be dispensed from a licensed medical practitioner.