Saturday, 28 December 2013

How Sex on Your Wedding Night

If the night after you exchanged your vows ended with an orgasm, consider yourself lucky: 52 percent of newlyweds say they didn't have sex on their wedding night, finds a recent survey of 2,128 people by the U.K. coupon website Voucher Codes Pro.

According to the poll, the most common reason involved too much alcohol (surprise, surprise). Another biggie: exhaustion. Sometimes you just need to pass out after you’ve been planning and stressing for months.

Clearly, it’s time to dispel the totally overwhelming notion that your wedding day—and night—have to be 100 percent perfect. So we got real couples to share the un-sugar-coated version of how their first night of matrimony went down. We guarantee they'll make you feel better: 

The Total Rage-Fest
“Someone brought a keg to our reception, and my husband was doing keg stands most of the night. He got really drunk—along with most of the party—and I almost gave him back the ring during a fight. We slept in separate hotel rooms that night, but we’re still married six years later.” —Lori Johnson

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

How To Sex Positions That Guarantee the Big O

Has it been a while since you experienced that elusive orgasm?  Tried it every way and yet you can’t seem to reach the soaring heights of lovemaking, huh? Well, let’s make it easy, shall we? Try these awesome sex positions that guarantee mind-blowing, bed-rattling, orgasm-filled sex you’ve never experienced before.

The slow climb: Keep a pillow under your butt and lift your hips and legs towards your shoulders.  It stimulates the G-spot and making love becomes so much more erotic.  In this position, you tend to feel more. Ask your partner to slowly mount you and penetrate. Be ready for the best orgasm ever.

The doggie drop: No, it doesn’t involve being on all your fours (not you at least).  Lie on your stomach, lift your butt slightly and let him work his moves. It increases friction and guarantees a shuddering ending.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Tips for Tantric Sex Newbies

Potential TMI alert: Steve Jobs was into tantric sex, according to the new book The Bite in the Apple: A Memoir of My Life With Steve Jobs, which hits shelves later this month. In the book, Chrisann Brennan, one of Jobs’ exes, reveals some pretty juicy tidbits about their relationship, including Jobs’ affinity for tantric sex (and the fact that he relied on the pull-out method—not cool).

Not quite sure what tantric sex is all about? Here’s a primer: Tantra is a meditative approach to sex that emphasizes being in the present moment without distractions—including distracting thoughts about whether your partner’s feeling satisfied right now, how close you are to finishing, or even how much laundry you have to do later. “There’s all of this noise, this kind of static that goes on while people are making love that really degrades the experience of sex,” says David Yarian, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist. “This is the genius of tantra, to provide methods for putting the brain in neutral so that the body can fully experience all the sensations of sexuality.”

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Interesting Facts about the Vagina II

The vagina is the opening that leads from your external genitals (between your legs) to the uterus (womb) and your other internal reproductive organs. The skin you can see between your legs on the outside of your genitals is called the vulva. The neck or opening of the uterus inside the vagina is called the cervix. Here we tell you interesting facts about the vagina, including vaginal odour, vaginal discharge, G-spot and much more.

Pretty rare, but there can be chances that a vagina can be allergic to the proteins in the semen. One can suffer from itching, burning and swelling after having sex. Interestingly, research reveals that certain vaginas might be allergic to certain penises only and might work fine with others.

Monday, 16 December 2013

Interesting Facts about the Vagina I

The vagina is the opening that leads from your external genitals (between your legs) to the uterus (womb) and your other internal reproductive organs. The skin you can see between your legs on the outside of your genitals is called the vulva. The neck or opening of the uterus inside the vagina is called the cervix. Here we tell you interesting facts about the vagina, including vaginal odour, vaginal discharge, G-spot and much more.

Hairy tales: Physiologists report that hairy bushes generate a cushion like effect when things heat up, it also prevents friction. Hairy vaginas preserve vaginal odors that turn on a lot of men.

Vaginas are like space, if there is nothing in it to hold it up or open it, it will crumble.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Best Oral Sex Positions

Lying on your back is the most surefire way to get off from oral, say most experts. But if you've got time to explore, test out one of these saucier oral sex positions.

Fully Clothed
POSE: Just hike up your skirt or dress (sorry, this won't work with pants) and sit on the edge of something while he kneels between your legs. No need even to pull down your undies—just push them aside so he can get to work. The immediacy and spontaneity of it will feel supersexy.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

How female masturbation in achieving orgasm

As we have already mentioned, the female orgasm isn't as reliable or as automatic as the male orgasm generally is.

For this reason many women consult psychosexual specialists, family planning doctors and so on in the hope that they can be helped to achieve the elusive 'Big O'.

Nowadays, most experts agree that if a woman can reach orgasm through her own efforts, she can then learn to climax with a partner either during love play or intercourse.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Best methods of female masturbation

The average woman masturbates by stimulating her clitoris. She usually does this in little circular motions, either with her index or middle finger. Generally, women begin by touching themselves just above, or below, the clitoris. But as their excitement mounts, they can tolerate more intense stimulation right on top of it.

Some women find they like the feeling of 'bulk' created by having something in the vagina at the same time. This could be two or three fingers of her other hand, or some kind of object. One word of caution: it's best to use fingers or a sex aid designed for the purpose. Women sometimes get into trouble if they use unwashed fruit, or other items, that may introduce infection into the vagina. And they should definitely always avoid anything that's breakable, like glass – for obvious reasons.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Have perfect orgasm through masturbation

Many women like to practice having orgasms a few times on their own before involving a partner. But once you do choose to try with the person you care for, make sure you incorporate what you've been doing into your love play. Show your partner what you like, and let him or her help you to experience this great joy.

1.  Allocate some time – at least an hour, twice a week – when you know you'll have the house to yourself and can guarantee being undisturbed. (Arranging this can be the hardest part of the exercise!)

2.  Take a leisurely bath, using your favorite bath oil. Relax. Enjoy soaping your whole body. Give your breasts and your genitals plenty of attention.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Hot Ways to Spice up Honeymoon Sex

When you think of a honeymoon, all you can think of is awesome sex; admit it!  You don’t think about the hot and sticky on the beach but the wet and sweaty in the bedroom, don't you? Naturally honeymoon sex comes with high expectations. After all, it is going to be one of the most memorable experiences of your married life.  So to spice things up even more, take a look at ways to make hot honeymoon sex memories you'll cherish forever.

Go on an exploring trip: Explore your man's erogenous zones and watch him melt. Let him lie naked on the bed and kiss his every part, even the seemingly unsexy one like his eye lids or the tips of his fingers. Make a mental note of the parts which arouse him most when kissed and touched, and make sure you work your magic on them the next time.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Pressure Points for Female Orgasm

Foreplay is the key to a climax or orgasm, but the build-up to orgasm is different for men and women. For female orgasm, there are certain pressure points or female erogenous zones that help a woman reach climax. Here are the top five pressure points for female orgasm.

Female pressure point 1, Breasts:
Indulging in touching, fondling and sucking of the breasts helps women reach orgasm at a faster rate. Breasts are considered one of the best pressure points to reach climax.

Female pressure point 2, Mons:
The area at the genital, above the pubic hair is called mons. It is known as the G-spot or pressure point to stimulate women. Feel confident about your body and genitalia to have frequent orgasms.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Sex is all about for healthy life

Sexual relationship is not only the medium to find sexual pleasure or reproduction. It is also useful in providing a sound health due to its positive impact on health. Many of us are not even aware of the benefits of having frequent sexual intercourse. A study claims that most of the women are involved in sexual relationship just because of obligation as they are not aware of the benefits and pleasure that can be derived from sex. A monogamous and stable relationship can help you in many ways making you physically, mentally, and emotionally active and strong. Sexual relationship provides you with many health benefits. Let us discuss few of the benefits of having regular sex.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Sex for a Good Night’s Sleep

It’s past midnight and you would love to slip into deep slumber. Instead, you are counting sheep, analysing why the boss gave you that look today, and why did those new pair of heels break? Well you needn't put up with such erratic sleep pattern everyday.  All you have to do is have sex to get a good night of beauty sleep. Here are more bed-time rituals you can follow

1. Have Sex!
So much vigorous activity after a long day could tire you out so much that you crash. "Combine sex with a hot shower to relax your body," says Dr Suraj Kumar, a sexologist.

2. Electronic lullaby
Play soft music or the soothing sounds of nature on the stereo in your bedroom before you go to sleep. Sounds such as that of gentle crash of waves or rustling of leaves can help you fall into deep sleep.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Foods for a Longer Erection

Did you know there are foods for a longer erection? Dr Vijay Singhal, Sexologist with Delhi based Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute lists out different foods that you can eat for a longer erection.

Watermelons, papayas and bananas (rich in potassium) increase blood flow by dilating arterioles (small blood vessels) and thus help in improving an erection.

Nuts, milk and cheese contain zinc, which is good for the male sex hormone testosterone, which in turn is required for an erection.

Also, garlic and onion contain allicin,  which helps increase blood flow.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

5 Sex Positions for a Small Penis

Most men mistakenly believe that size matters. This perception may cause men with a smaller penis a significant amount of anxiety and it can prevent both partners from reaping the sexual satisfaction they might otherwise experience. So if you have a small penis you can still have amazing sex. So follow these simple rules and you will have a mind blowing sexual experience. 

Focus on foreplay: Before penetrattion, try to stimulate your woman with foreplay. Men with a smaller penis should focus on prolonged foreplay as this will keep the woman in a state of arousal and get her closer to orgasm and help you have great sex. 

Doggie style: This is one common and most widely known sex position. Just use the proper positions to make the most of it.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Tips to Get Back in Shape Your Body After Pregnancy

Childbirth is a fresh chapter in a woman’s life and the new mother is close to feeling hassled due to several changes – emotional as well as physical. Here are a few tips that may go a long way in saying goodbye to all the weight gain during pregnancy.

Follow a nutritious diet: This is the time when you cannot go wrong with what you eat as it affects the milk supply to the newborn baby. “Start consuming wholesome meals and adopt a sensible approach to losing weight post-delivery,” suggests ACE-certified trainer Rashmi Uttam. She suggests new mommies to eat whole grains, fresh vegetables, high proteins in the form of fish and also healthy fats. “Good sources of such fats are nuts, olive oil and pure ghee, but all in balanced proportions,” she says.

Breast feed your baby: Did you know that breastfeeding can actually help you lose those extra pounds? There’s good news for new moms as nursing your precious one can lead to weight loss. Breastfeeding requires mothers to make milk which naturally burns calories and help her to shed those ugly flabs. 

Think positive: Positive thinking goes a long way in preparing for a weight loss programme that is equally taxing on the mind and the body. Your baby is your first priority, so no matter how many kilos you have put on, remember you can get back in shape with time. Till then, revel in the happiness and positivity that your bundle of joy has brought into the family.

Go for walks: Brisk walking is probably the best exercise for women who have just delivered a baby. But at the same time, relax for at least 2-3 weeks before you hit the park! If you are a good swimmer, then it is a better idea to hit the pool to shed those kilos. 

Say no to processed foods: As pointed out before, it is essential to follow a nutritious diet for your baby, more so if you are breastfeeding. Therefore, avoid all kinds of processed foods such as soft drinks, bakery products, frozen meals and canned food among others. Eat right and see how you get back to looking great!

Find support: It is very important to talk to friends and family members who have gone through a similar situation right after childbirth. Most often you will be flooded with interesting tips from an experienced mother. You can also pick up books on post-natal exercises and the like, to keep yourself motivated through the weight loss routine. 

Continue with regular activities: If you were able to manage work and home during pregnancy without much difficulty, then you are safe to resume your normal activities after delivery. Cook up a tasty dish in the kitchen or arrange your book rack…there are so many things that can keep you on your toes!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

5 Positions sex a safe and gratifying during pregnancy

Comfort is of prime importance when planning to get intimate during pregnancy. A pregnant woman may not have the desire to have sex or may feel tired and nauseated. These are all part of the pregnancy side effects. But a healthy sex life can be practiced all along your pregnancy right until the water breaks or your obstetrician instructs you to stop. Keep in mind to protect the belly from any kind of pressure and you are good to go. Experimenting with positions will make you aware of what suits you.

Side by side spooning: This sex positions has the man and woman lying on their sides facing each other. This is a comfortable posture that keeps the weight off the belly and supports the uterus too. Although later in the pregnancy, the growing belly would come in the way of you and your partner. Enjoy it in the first and second trimester as it gives a sense of intimacy.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Making love during pregnancy is a great idea and benefit your relationship

Physical intimacy during pregnancy is believed to be taboo but let’s debunk that myth. Sex can be quite a mood booster for a healthy, happy glow. Making love while you await your little angel’s arrival will also benefit your relationship. We list nine reasons to continue having sex until you are ready to deliver (or your obstetrician says otherwise).

Happy Hormones: A surge in hormones helps fetal movement. An orgasm releases endorphins or happy hormones that make both you and your baby happier and more relaxed. It is also believed that pregnancy sex is more orgasmic due to the increased blood flow in the intimate areas. During pregnancy women experience an increase in sex drive that allows for an intense climax and more pleasurable sex.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Tips Feminine Hygiene – All You Need to Know !

Caring the feminine hygiene part is a must. None of us want to have bad odor in our vaginal area, right ? Hence, in order to have a healthy vaginal area, there are some feminine hygiene tips you need to know.

How do you increase you feminine hygiene ?

Cleansing tips

According to the University of Iowa natural discharge and oils are an important form of protection against infections. Vagina produces its own natural discharges as part of it self-cleaning process. So please respect your body‘s ability to cleanse itself. A woman’s vagina will clean itself out daily with natural discharge. Using additional chemicals or products can disrupt this natural process. Avoid washing, douching or using bathing soap to wash your genital area for it may leave you more vulnerable.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

How Can a Vibrator Help You Give Your Woman an Orgasm?

Many women go through life without using a vibrator, and many of those women also never experience an orgasm. Some women consider vibrators as a part of the more adventurous woman's bedroom, and they themselves view it as too erotic or silly to buy or use. But if they only knew how these simple toys could help them in the bedroom it may be a different story altogether. And men can help them understand just why those vibrators are so important! I’m not saying that a vibrator can replace a man, because there is nothing that can replace the feeling of a man and his warmth, movements, and passion, but they can be good tools to help a woman figure out what she would like her man to be doing so that he can give her an orgasm!

Monday, 21 October 2013

Aloe Vera protect your skin this winter, the natural way

As the winter months close in and temperature gauges are set to drop, the demand for quality Aloe Vera skin care products is at a seasonal high. By enduring months of cold spells, skin tends to get dry, dull, wrinkled and flaky as wind, central heating and low humidity strips skin of its natural moisture.

For thousands of years, Aloe Vera has proven to be one of nature’s most versatile and effective treatments for a number of health conditions. In particular, Aloe Vera has been renowned for its healing attributes and its ability to improve skin conditions.

Using Aloe Vera skin care products can keep your skin healthy, hydrated and soft. So making sure you use the right Aloe Vera skin care protection during the harsh winter conditions can rejuvenate your skin, leaving it feeling soft and looking flawless.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Tips to make long-term sex more exciting

In long-term relationships, it's easy to settle into a routine with your partner that, while may be comfortable, can make your sex life a tad mundane. However, by shaking it up and using these sex tips, you can revive the spark that first brought you two together. Here are a few ideas to consider.

Keep it pretty

First things first, it's impossible to have great sex if you don't feel sexy, so treat yourself to a blowout or some new lingerie, whatever is needed to put the "va-va-voom" back into your step.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Known Facts about BV Women Need To Know

Bv stands for bacterial vaginosis. This is an irritating infection that strikes many healthy women. In this article, you will learn precisely what BV is and what you can do about it. In a normal vaginal canal, there exists a balance of acids and bases, and this is called the pH. However once in awhile the naturally occurring balance of pH is disrupted and becomes acidic. This can cause an overgrowth of bacteria that normally grow throughout the canal. This imbalance, where bad bacteria outnumber the good bacteria can result in BV. Years ago, this predicament was thought to be caused by the Gardnerella bacteria. But actually, there are seemingly a variety of different types of bacteria that may be responsible for the infection. Also, the scientific community is not completely clear on why this condition develops.

Friday, 18 October 2013

10 Health Foods That Aren’t At All Healthy

Here are ten common food items that you may think are good for you, and replacements for them that actually are.

Vitamin Waters
Drink this water and it’s just like drinking a vitamin, right? Why actually eat nutrients in fruits and vegetables when you could just drink them in this delicious beverage? Sure they have been loaded with vitamins and minerals (albeit synthetic, or man-made, which do not act the same in our bodies as the nutrients coming from whole foods) but they have also been loaded with food coloring, preservatives and chemicals, and either sugar or artificial sweeteners. Believe me, any tiny benefit you might receive from the vitamins are completely outweighed by the health risks you take when you ingest this chemical cocktail.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

The Concept Of Sex In Marriage Relationship

The concept of sex has been misused and misunderstood for many years until the real meaning has been lost in our day. It is however important to point out that sex plays a very big role in the day to day wellbeing of the person involved and especially if it is done in the right concept. The fact that almost everyone desires to have an experience of the same even in an early age is by itself an indicator of how powerful the issue of sex is to a human being.

With that having been said, it is good to point out that sexual intercourse is always pleasurable especially in the concept of marriage. It is in this institution where intercourse is best enjoyed and experienced and especially when there is a mutual understanding and respect for each spouse. With this having been said, let us look at the things what generally make sexual intercourse pleasurable for the married couples.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The Benefits of Using Organic Eye Cream

People don't realize how important it is to take care of the skin beside your eyes. This skin is the most sensitive skin on your body. They are easily damaged and harmed by chemicals that are not helpful to the skin. This is why there are many women now that would like to use cosmetic products that are very sensitive to the skin. There are basically two types of eye creams: one, the inorganic eye cream; and two, the organic eye cream. Inorganic eye creams are those you usually find in drug stores and malls while organic eye creams are those specially formulated for those with sensitive skin.

Monday, 14 October 2013

The Best Masturbation Tips

If you're like many women, you have had a long-term relationship with a vibrator and, with concentration, can get the deed done during a commercial break. Still, even if you and your vagina are so in sync you finish each other's sentences, your sex life with yourself, like with any long-term partner, has room for improvement.

So put away your vibrator. Not forever—just for a few minutes. Because to improve your self-loving skills, the best place to start is the mind. "Seduce yourself," suggests sex coach Amy Levine, founder of That doesn't mean making a rose-petal path to your bed, but some low-maintenance pampering can get you in the mood. Levine recommends playing soft music and lighting candles. Porn works too, if that's your thing. So does eyes-closed fantasizing. Says sexuality educator Timaree Schmit, Ph.D.: "Envision a situation that turns you on, and let it fully develop. Never judge yourself or say you should be thinking about something or someone differently. There's no so-called thought police."

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Tips on how to survive menopausal symptoms

Obviously you don’t think of menopause when you are only 14 years old, but often hear your mother and friends talk about it. They are usually making jokes about it, but is it really something to joke about?

As soon as you start nearing the 30s, you start wondering about it more and more. It is a fact like the day you were born that you will have to pass through it…. It’s like death, you can’t skip it and you can’t go around it.

Making it worst is all that symptoms awaiting you that you can see ruining other people’s lives. Think about it…. hot flashes, night sweats, brittle nails, depression and not to mention vaginal dryness, discharge, itching, burning and God forbid incontinence.

Friday, 11 October 2013

The Benefits of Sleeping Naked

Not everyone feels comfortable sleeping naked, but it is important to understand the benefits of sleeping naked when it comes to not only your love life, but also your health and well-being. Sleeping naked can increase feel-good hormones in the brain, strengthen emotional ties and heighten both desire and intimacy between you and your partner. The following are just some of the benefits of sleeping naked: 
  1. Releases hormones. Skin-to-skin contact releases oxytocin, a hormone known to promote sexual arousal and feelings of bonding, reduce stress hormones, increase trust, lower heart rate and raise overall sex drive. With all-night skin contact from head to toe, you will get a nice flow of this very useful hormone. 
  2. Creates a stronger bond. Skin contact creates more than just useful hormones – it creates a bond! Increase the sense of bond between you and your partner and feel closer together than ever before. Remember, increased closeness encourages greater sex. 
  3. Induce desire. Sleeping naked helps couples overcome relationship obstacles as the intimacy can close the gap when you feel separated from your partner.
  4. Look more erotic. Sleeping naked will become an open invitation to sex as no man can resist his wife curled up on one side without any clothes.
  5. Feel better. 30 minutes to an hour of love making per day can make you feel more satisfied with your life, fitter, healthier and just plain old better!
You don't have to have a partner to enjoy the benefits of sleeping naked, however. Research shows that sleeping naked:
  1. Allows the body to relax and rest more peacefully, which can in turn, increase your energy and daytime alertness levels.
  2. Improves self-confidence.
Disclaimer: Statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements and products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Blow jobs make women happier

Women who have oral sex become happier and more intelligent according to an American study, writes the Daily Mail.

Scientists at the State University of New York have proved that semen contains a wide range of sleep-improving, mood-rising and affection-increasing chemicals as well as at least three anti-depressants.

The study, carried out via a survey to 293 females about their sex lives, also claimed that regular unprotected sex helped women getting higher scores on cognitive tests.

After finding that semen contains chemicals such as cortisol (increasing affection), melatonin (for good sleep) and serotonin (an antidepressant), researchers Gordon Gallup and Rebecca Burch hypothesised women who had unprotected sex would get happier than those using condom.

The result showed that sexually active straight women – even those describing themselves as ‘promiscuous’ – who used condom, got depressed as often as women who had no sex at all.

 Sexually active condom-less women, on the other hand, showed far less symptoms of depressions.

The study also found that women’s bodies can notice semen from someone different than a frequent sex partner. This evolved system was said to make it harder for women to get pregnant from unknown sperm.

How happy women are catching STDs or getting involuntarily pregnant from non-protected sex wasn’t shown in this study.

American sex columnist Michael Castleman commented the result on Psychology Today: “I'm not advocating that reproductive-age people shun condoms to elevate women's mood at the risk of unplanned pregnancy. But this effect might come in handy for women over age 50, who are experiencing menopausal blues.”

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Ricotta with Vanilla-Sugar Croutons And Berry Syrup

1/4 ciabatta loaf (4 oz), cut into 1-inch cubes (4 cups)
3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 Tbsp vanilla sugar

Vanilla Sugar
Pour 2 cups sugar into the bowl of a food processor. Using a paring knife, slice a vanilla bean in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Add vanilla seeds to sugar. Pulse 10 to 15 times, until vanilla and sugar are combined. Put the empty vanilla pod in a glass mason jar. Add vanilla sugar to the jar and seal. Sugar will keep fore at least three months. Shake the jar before using the sugar. Makes 2 cups.

Berry Syrup
1/2 cup fresh orange juice (from 1 medium orange)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 1 or 2 lemons)
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup blueberries
8 strawberries, hulled and quartered

1 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
3 tsp grated orange zest (from 1 medium orange)
1 tsp grated lemon zest (from 1 lemon)
1 Tbsp vanilla sugar Fresh mint sprigs or leaves, for garnish

1. For croutons: Preheat oven to 400°F. In a medium bowl, toss together bread cubes and melted butter. Add vanilla sugar and toss to coat. Arrange bread cubes in a single layer on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet and bake until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool completely.

2. For berry syrup: In a small stainless-steel saucepan, bring orange juice, lemon juice, and sugar to a simmer over medium-low heat. Stir until sugar has dissolved, 2 to 3 minutes. Add blueberries and strawberries; simmer until the fruit softens, 6 to 8 minutes. Cool syrup to room temperature.

3. For ricotta: Combine ricotta, orange zest, lemon zest, and vanilla sugar in a medium bowl. Mix well.

4. To serve: Divide ricotta mixture among four decorative dessert bowls. Spoon berry syrup over ricotta and top with croutons. Garnish with mint sprigs or leaves.

Makes 4 servings

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Blueberry-Almond Turtles & Easy Affogato

Blueberry-Almond Turtles
7 Tbsp (2.5 oz) 60% cocoa bittersweet chocolate chips (such as Ghirardelli)
1/4 cup dried wild blueberries (sold in produce section)
1/4 cup sliced almonds

Microwave chocolate in a glass bowl for 60 to 75 seconds or until melted. Stir in blueberries and nuts, then drop 5 rounded tablespoons onto parchment paper. Cool in refrigerator for 2 to 4 minutes or until firm.

Makes 5 turtles.

Per turtle: 104 cal, 8 g fat (3.5 g sat), 0 mg sodium, 9 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein

Easy Affogato
1/2 Tbsp Kahlua coffee liqueur
2 Tbsp hot espresso
1/2 cup vanilla frozen yogurt

Scoop frozen yogurt into a serving dish. Stir liqueur into espresso, then pour over frozen yogurt. Serve immediately.

Makes 1 serving.

Per serving: 131 cal, 1 g fat (0.9 g sat), 64 mg sodium, 22 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 4 g protein 

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Living with erectile dysfunction? Try these home remedies

Erectile dysfunction is a sexual condition where the person is unable to achieve satisfactory erection and sustain it. While some people may dismiss home remedies but the use of herbs is an old practice and many drugs contain active ingredients from herbs. Erectile dysfunction could also be due to lifestyle patterns, such as smoking and alcoholism, emotional problems, medical conditions, depression and antidepressant medicines or due to diseases like diabetes, kidney disease, vascular disease etc. Home remedies are not only an effective way to combat the situation but they are also handy, non-risky and easy to practice even when one is traveling. These are all long term measures which also change the lifestyle of the patient forever.

Quit smoking

It is a known fact that smoking is associated with blockages in the blood vessels of the penis which hinders the blood flow necessary for an erection. You can use the support of family and friends as they provide emotional strength. Anti-smoking chewing gums also help as they help you in suppressing the craving for smoking. Try indulging in the activities you enjoy, like some sport, reading, watching movies, going for walks, exercising etc., which would not only help you relax but would immensely bring the stress level down and, hence, improve your sexual ability.

Massage and yoga

A vigorous massage with two drops of ylang ylang and clary sage oils, three drops of geranium oil and two and a half spoons of almond oil massaged on the back, legs and abdomen would revive muscular vigor essential for nervous energy. Some of the asanas such as dhanur asana, sarvang asana and hal asana improve blood flow. This massage and exercise routine could be carried out with one’s partner also.

Vitamins and minerals

Nutritional supplements like vitamin A, C, E, zinc and arginine have been shown to conquer erectile dysfunction. Vitamin A, C and E deficiency could be one of the causes behind this condition, so eating a diet rich in these vitamins and taking additional supplements could help to make the situation better. Some of the foods rich in these vitamins are milk products, fish, meat, legumes, cold pressed vegetable oils, citrus and most other fruits, broccoli, capsicum, wholegrain cereals, lentils, beans, nuts and seeds etc.
Zinc is a significant mineral in boosting sexual desire and capacity. Milk products, fish, shellfish, meat, wholegrain cereals, root vegetables, legumes, garlic and sprouted seeds are some of the foods are helpful in the growth of reproductive enzymes. Take zinc supplements of 15-20 mg every day along with a copper supplement. L-arginine, an amino acid which the body uses to make nitric oxide, is a substance which helps in relaxation of the smooth muscles in the penis which allows enhanced blood flow leading to an erection.


Walnut is known for its rich properties helpful in combating erectile dysfunction. A mixture prepared with one part of walnut and one part of honey taken 3 times a day and a glass of milk taken right after for 1 month is a simple and effective remedy for erectile dysfunction. It is easy to prepare this concoction and it brings a long term relief to the problem.

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Sleep well to keep your heart healthy

We all know how important good sleep is for your general health in day to day life. A good sleep replenishes your lost energy and makes you ready to go all guns blazing to work next day. However, if you’re having trouble getting right amounts of sleep at night, it may also reflect on your health and day-to-day work. A good night sleep is quintessential for your body and now researchers have found that sleep and heart disorders may be related.


A research done by University of Chicago claims that sleep deprivation can lead to calcium build up in heart arteries which in turn develops plaques inside. There is a high risk of these plaques breaking inside and thereby triggering a heart attack. According to the research, lack of sleep can shoot up the levels of coronary calcium to as high as 16 percent. 27 percent of people sleeping less than five hours on an average were detected with development of plaque in the heart.
In a similar study done at the Harvard University 70,000 women aged between 45 and 65 were put under observation to understand the link between sleep and a healthy heart. It was found that women who slept less than five hours on an average were 40 percent more susceptible to heart diseases.


Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is a sleeping disorder that has been found to be inter-related with heart attacks. Apnoea refers to pauses in breathing while sleeping something which can happen hundreds of times in a night. People suffering from OSA are more susceptible to coronary artery disease. OSA can be a cause to hypertension, which can limit the flow of blood to the heart and thereby also limiting the flow of oxygen to it.


Power naps are good for your heart

We have seen in recent times that doctors are stressing on the importance of power naps. A power nap for about half an hour replenishes your energy and reduces stress. We all now that stress and hypertension are inter-related and power naps can be the best way to rid you of stress.

Sleep and blood pressure

In case you’re suffering from sleep deprivation and extra hour of sleep will help in reducing yoursystolic blood pressure by 16.5mm Hg. It is important to have periods of low blood pressure throughout the day and especially at night when you’re asleep. This means that you’re more relaxed, which is good for your heart.
The above evidence shows that sleep and heart are intertwined and the relationship between the two cannot be ignored. Try to take initiative and sort out your sleeping problems, in case you have any.

Friday, 27 September 2013

Honey-Lime Fruit Cup & Moroccan Pomegranate Mint Yogurt

Honey-Lime Fruit Cup
1 cup fresh fruit (such as pineapple, kiwi, and assorted berries
1/2 Tbsp honey
1 small lime

Place fruit in a medium serving bowl. Zest and juice the lime. In a small bowl, whisk 1/2 teaspoon lime zest and 1/2 tablespoon lime juice into honey until well blended; drizzle over fruit salad and toss gently to mix.

Makes 1 serving.

Per serving: 109 cal, 1 g fat (0 g sat), 3 mg sodium, 28 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein

Moroccan Pomegranate Mint Yogurt

1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt (such as Fage)
1/3 cup pomegranate arils (the pulpy seeds)
2 tsp thinly sliced fresh mint (about 5 leaves)

Fold mint into yogurt. Layer yogurt mixture and pomegranate arils in a clear dessert dish.

Makes 1 serving.

Per serving: 145 cal, 0 g fat (0 g sat), 69 mg sodium, 19 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 16 g protein

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

How to do a homebody wrap for weight loss

Body wrap is a popular spa therapy for weight reduction. If properly combined with your weight loss diet and exercise routine, it can offer added results by reducing a few inches from different body parts. The squeezing action of the body wrap is usually responsible for weight loss, as your body would be wrapped to compress your tissues. To prevent weight gain, a body wrap also extracts excess water and toxins from your body by opening your skin pores. The extracted water is absorbed by the wrap itself. If you get body wraps from a spa, it can cost you a lot. Thus, doing your own body wrap can save you money. It is also quite easy to make a body wrap at home. Check out how you may do so.

Step 1: Using clay and various herbal ingredients, you may easily make your own body wrap. You can use your favorite essential oil to mix in the clay and sea salt. You should first boil one-fourth cup of sea salt in two cups of water. Turn off the heat when the sea salt fully dissolves in water. Then, you should add a cup of green clay and two tablespoons of olive oil to this mixture. When the mixture is cooled off, rub it all over your body.

Step 2: Use some thin sheets or towels to wrap around your whole body. As you need to do this task neatly and tightly, you may take help of a friend. However, you can do it once you have enough practice. Start rolling the sheets around your body as if you are applying a bandage to it. Begin this task from your legs going way up to you shoulders.

Step 3: You should then lie down in your bathtub for about 45 minutes. Line up the bathtub with some towels before you enter. You may also lie down on a sheet of blanket rolled open on the floor.

Step 4: When the mentioned time is over, rinse off the wrap using warm water. It will be easier to clean yourself up if you are standing in your bathtub. While rinsing your body, gently give a rub and massage to it.

Step 5: Pat dry your skin and wear some loose clothes after you have cleaned yourself up. This enhances ventilation to your skin pores. You may also drink a glass of water after some time so that excess wastes are drained out of your body.   

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Shaved Melon Salad with Mint Sugar

This salad looks like tricolor pappardelle pasta, with vibrant ribbons of pink, green, and orange melon. If you don't want to bother making the melon shavings, just use a melon baller or cut the fruit into cubes—the salad will still be beautiful.

1/2 small seedless watermelon (about 1 lb)
1/2 honeydew melon, seeds removed (about 1 lb)
1/2 cantaloupe melon, seeds removed (about 1 lb)
1/2 cup packed fresh mint leaves, finely chopped, plus mint sprigs, for garnish
1/2 cup turbinado or other coarse sugar

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Skin Care During Monsoon

Monsoon is a refreshing season and weather changing from hot to cold will surely give you relief. No matter what pleasant changes monsoon brings along with it, it surely also invites a host of other changes that can cause harm to your delicate skin. Hence, taking special precaution during this period is necessary in order to ensure healthy and glowing skin all through the monsoon.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

How to Make Veggie Desserts

The newest (and most unexpected) place to get one of your five servings of vegetables a day is the dessert tray. Although veggies aren't as high in natural sugars as fruits are, they add earthy flavor--as well as vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber--to all kinds of confections. And because they're not overpowering on their own, veggies tend to harmonize well with other dessert-y flavors (think lemon, ginger, and coconut). Check out these healthy dessert recipes:

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Tips For Food Storage In Summer

When the summer season begins, it increases the temperature and food storage can become a concern. Proper food handling and storage methods need to be followed in order to prevent food poisoning. This will ensure better health promotion and help in disease prevention.
Some food storage tips can be of help especially in the summer

  • Store fruits, vegetables, bread, milk and milk products under refrigeration.
  • Cook fresh food using fresh material as far as possible. Keep leftover foods to the minimum and store them in the refrigerator. They should be consumed in the next two to three days or else it is better to freeze them.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Making A Homemade Moisturizer

In the present day scenario when you want to take control of your health, there are many skin health related things that you would want to do yourself. Whether it is having a facial, applying a lotion or taking a steam infused with essential oils, you can do it all at home.

Making a moisturizer for daily use can be made at home as per your choice and can be used as per your convenience. You can choose the essential oil that you need as carrier oil. This will form the base of the moisturizer and the selection of this base will mainly depend on your skin type. For example, if you have a dry skin you can choose olive oil, avocado or jojoba oil, almond oil suits for all skin types, grape seed oil goes well with oily skin type.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

The Perfect Kiss

The first kiss of a relationship decides its course. For women, kissing is a preview of her man's moves in bed later. But, women tend to forget that if we are judging the man on his lip lock techniques, then he might be doing the same. Don’t freak out! We bring to you the dos and don’ts of the lip-lock for that perfect kiss, that will make him want to reach for you again and again.

Do stop talking: Good conversation is a must-have in a relationship, but it’s better to stop talking when kissing. Kissing should be continuous and effortless, so just keep the jibber-jabber to the minimum.

Don’t forget to use your hands: It’s just not your lips and tongue which complete the kiss, but your hands too. Gentle caress and soft strokes act as a catalyst in turning on your man.