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Reviews Freud's writings on early female sexuality to show which of his assumptions have been supported or corrected by subsequent observational studies of young children. The study of the emergence of core gender identity in girls is seen as the key element in clarifying Freud's statements about the onset of and crucial factors in the development of femininity. The role of the father, the discovery of anatomical difference, parental attitudes, and cognitive functions are also examined. (3½ p ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
95 percent of the victims of violence are men. Because women are natural cowards who send men to handle things when they are dangerous.
What are the Health Benefits of Tongkat Ali Regarding Testosterone Levels, Sex Drive and Muscle Growth?
Tongkat ali may sound a little funny to say but, do not let the name fool you. This little herb packs quite the punch when regarding its positive effects on a male’s libido and hormone secretion. After the age of 27, the male body begins to change. There is a shift in the production of testosterone. Testosterone is the main sex hormone found in men. It is the most prominent of all their hormones and its decline manifests in an array of afflictions that chisel away at a happy life. To name a few, and most common:
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Foods Are Medicine!
Knowing what foods and organic substances contain the medicinal properties we require to help us reach our wellness goals is essential to our future health.
The world is changing, and the idea of illness regression through food therapy is becoming more widely accepted and better understood. Now clinical studies are being done on specific fruits, vegetables, herbs, plants, roots, and many other organic sources to evaluate and prove their medicinal properties and healing potential.
Tongkat Ali, also known as Eurycoma lungi folia jack or Malaysian Ginseng, is a tonic herb found mainly in the Malaysian rain forests. It has been appropriated for many years in traditional medicine to help promote a healthier libido in men and assist them with the balancing of their hormones. Tongkat Ali was most commonly used as an aphrodisiac.
Tongkat Ali Helps Testosterone Production
Tongkat Ali has specific properties that, in clinical trials, has shown to stimulate libido in the studied animals. It also showed to promote better semen quality and muscle growth. All of these reactions are associated and attributed to healthier, more elevated levels of testosterone. tangkat ali
In 2012, a study was conducted in Malaysia where seventy-six men were supplied Tongkat Ali for a full month. Out of these men, 35% of them did not have testosterone level issues. After only a month, the same group of men, which now consisted of 90% of them having normal testosterone levels, expressed the palpable betterment that they had been experiencing overall since beginning supplementation.
In addition to that test, a double-blind, placebo-controlled test noted that men that supplemented with Tongkat Ali every day experienced improvements in libido, semen volume, and erectile function. There were even some subjects that suggested fat loss occurred as a result of Tongkat Ali consumption.
Male Fertility and Tongkat Ali
Because of how Tongkat Ali can naturally incite the production of testosterone, which stimulates the testicles, maximizing their efficiency, it also helps with promoting better sperm quality. Sperm quality is measured by:
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These components can impact male fertility.
Another test conducted with seventy-five men whom every day supplemented with Tongkat Ali denoted the men had significant improvements in sperm quality. Moreover, these developments lasted months after the initial test was piloted. In one study, Tongkat Ali was given to seventy-five men every day for 45 days. These men saw a significant change for the better in regards to sperm quality; improvements that lasted for months after the initial study was conducted. Also, pregnancies were reported by almost 15% of the participants.
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13 April 2017
In recent years, the popularity of ‘vaginal rejuvenation’ surgeries, which includes vaginal tightening (vaginoplasty) and labial reduction or reconstruction (labiaplasty), have seen a significant increase. This is unsurprising, since mainstream media and culture constantly drills the notion into women that they can always look better, right down to their genitals. Moreover, several notable celebrities, such as Sharon Osbourne and TOWIE’s Gemma Collins, have openly talked about undergoing such procedures to achieve what has been dubbed the ‘designer vagina’.
According to a study by the International Society of Sexual Medicine in 2011, 87% of women who underwent vaginal rejuvenation surgery did so for purely cosmetic reasons. However, it is important to point out that this type of surgery is not just about cosmetics. There is no such thing as a ‘perfect vagina’, as labia comes in all different sizes and shapes and as such, medical professional carrying out these surgeries should be cautious when promising to give women a beautiful-looking vagina.
Cosmetic motives aside, there are a number of functional and medical reasons as to why women may want to undergo vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Giving birth or ageing can result in a lax vagina, making a woman feel self-conscious, or causing physical problems like incontinence and lack of sexual gratification. An enlarged or distorted labia can also create a genuine physical problem for many women, with discomfort occurring during sex, exercise or simply through catching on clothes.
In these cases, where the genitals are causing a woman significant problems in her day-to-day life, labial and vaginal reconstructive surgery is often recommended. Women are fed unrealistic representations of what they should look like on a daily basis and it is for this reason that any good gynaecologist will discourage women from undergoing vaginal reconstructive procedures based on superficial reasons alone.
Marci Bowers’ clinic in California is famous for those seeking gender-reassignment surgery. Her work as a gynaecological surgeon over the past 25 years has made her one of the leaders in this field – and also in restoring sexual function in clitorises. She is one of only a handful of surgeons who performs this surgery on women who have suffered female genital mutilation (FGM) or cutting.
Reconstructive surgery to repair the physical damage of FGM has been around a long time. But the technique to restore clitoral function began developing only a decade ago, pioneered by French urologist and surgeon Pierre Foldès. His idea was to not only reconstruct the clitoris, but also nerve networks to restore sexual sensation. After training with Foldès, Bowers performed the first clitoral repair surgery in the US in 2009. Since then, she’s operated on around 100 women.
For many women and girls who undergo FGM, it’s a traumatic experience. FGM is the partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. Up to 140m women and girls live with the consequences of this practice and it is widespread in 29 African countries, but it also occurs in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and among migrants from these areas.
The clitoris is an important part of a woman’s sexuality and along with the severe medical and psychological consequences that cutting can have, it can also come with psycho-sexual problems.
The clitoris is a complex organ, and when a woman undergoes cutting, only the visible part of the clitoris is cut off. But it is much larger than most people ever assume. It has a root that is about 10cm long that lies beneath the surface, arching around the vagina. It is this that reconstructive surgeons use to rebuild a working organ.
“It’s only like losing the visible tip of the iceberg,” Bowers says. The surgery, also known as clitoroplasty, involves removing scar tissue, pulling the remaining clitoris up to the surface, and then stitching it into its natural place.
According to Bowers, the restoration of sexual pleasure is possible because the whole clitoris is sensory, not just the tip. Along with better cosmetic appearance, sensation, and reduction in pain and infection, Bowers says that patients have reported having orgasms for the first time.
But it’s not just about the restoration of sexual sensation. “The number one reason is restoration of identity,” she said. Women who have been cut feel their sense of womanhood has been stolen from them and they want that back. “They want their body back and to feel more normal. It’s about not being different any more.”
The fall out
As good as all this might sound, the procedure is controversial. In 2012, Foldès and colleagues published an article in The Lancet assessing the immediate and long-term outcomes of reconstructive surgery. Over an 11-year period they operated on nearly 3,000 patients, and of the 29% who attended a one-year follow-up consultation, more than half said they were having orgasms and nearly all reported feeling clitoral pleasure.
But a group of British doctors responded in a critical letter to The Lancet. In addition to the lack of a control group, they said the Foldès’ claims were anatomically impossible in cases of type 2 FGM – the partial or total removal of the clitoris and the labia minora. “Where the body of the clitoris has been removed, the neurovascular bundle cannot be preserved … There is therefore no reality to the claim that surgery can excavate and expose buried tissue,” they wrote.
They also said that the campaign against FGM “could be undermined by a false proposition that the ill effects can be reversed”.
Bowers doesn’t agree – both in terms of the surgery and of undermining efforts to fight FGM. “You see the clitoris every single time, 100% of the time. You can’t deny it’s there,” she says. According to Bowers, their response reflects antiquated but persistent notions of female sexuality. The work of NGOs is important, she argues, but if something can be medically fixed, it should be fixed.
And she’s not short of patients. Twice a year she leaves her reported 14-month waiting list for US$21,000 gender reassignment surgery to operate for free on women who come to her for clitoroplasty, although patients still pay a $1,700 admin fee to the clinic.
She’s adamant that she only helps those who want it and who, she says, often come to her unhappy, angry and sad with husbands and partners. “We were only there to help women who found that they were suffering as a result of FGM,” she says. It’s probably fair to say, then, that Bowers is an evangelist for reconstructive surgery.
The pleasure hospital
Bowers became involved in the FGM reconstruction surgeries because of Clitoraid, a private, non-profit organisation that helped fund her training in Paris. The organisation is backed by volunteers of the Raëlian movement – one of the world’s largest UFO religious sects – whose members believe that humans were created by extra-terrestrials. Clitoraid promote free sexuality, sexual freedom and pleasure for all women.
Bowers’ own motivation doesn’t come from a Raëlian perspective, she says, but from her own philosophy that human beings have a sixth sexual sense. “When the sexual sense is taken away, it’s no different than if someone had taken away your sense of smell or your sense of taste.”
It’s clear, though, that her belief runs in parallel with the aims of Clitoraid, which has concentrated its work in the small West African nation of Burkina Faso, recently building a hospital nicknamed the “pleasure hospital” to offer reconstructive operations free of charge. The hospital was supposed to have opened its doors in March 2013 with local medical staff and trained surgeons, but the government stopped the project because of licensing issues. Clitoraid has said its authorisation was revoked following pressure from the Catholic Church and accusations that the group would attempt to convert women to the Raelian movement. The group still intend to open next year.
Ultimately, Bowers claims the enjoyment of sexual activity is a human right. “Sexuality is part of what makes us human beings and what makes life pleasurable,” she says. Before transitioning to life as a woman, she herself was born male. And this, she says, gives her empathy with victims of FGM. “For me, womanhood didn’t come without my own sacrifices and struggle. I empathise with women who have to have surgery to achieve and regain their womanhood. They are struggling to regain their identity, just like I had to do once upon a time myself.”
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