Going Commando Changed My Life

Actor Jon Hamm With Visible Penis

Tossing off your underwear can be a really liberating feeling; your “man bits” can finally breathe, they have absolute freedom. It’s easy to see why so many guys want to feel that freedom all the time. (I always picture a man doing the helicopter motion with his penis. I know every lady reading this knows exactly the motion I’m talking about, the one he does when he gets out of the shower.)  No one wants to feel restricted and confined.  There isn’t any medical reason that states you need underwear for support, allowing your testicles and penis bounce around is as natural as anything.

So Why Not Go Ahead And Strip Off Those Undergarments?

Release yourself from the confines of your cotton poly blends!—But you might want to first read the following and consider all the information:

Without that soft layer of underwear, you are left without any protection between the outer layer of your soft skin, the delicacy that is your manhood and the harsh raw fabrics of your outerwear. This raw and rough material can cause some real uncomfortable skin irritations and even rashes. Not to mention if you have just done some “man-scaping”, the chafing can be a real pain with rough scratchy materials rubbing against it!

If going commando is a must for you, a few simple suggestions would be, try applying a thin layer of baby powder or petroleum jelly to your groin area. An even better choice is SuperSlyde which is a Silicone-based Personal Lubricant that’s available from an Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centre near you! It’ll help to minimise the friction from the outer layer of clothes on your most delicate body parts.

Skinny Jeans and tapered pants like the ones from Calvin Klein, particularly those made from heavier fabrics like denim, may cut into your crotch when you sit down. To make matters worse (or better, depending on how you like it), if your fabric isn’t thick enough or if you’re wearing too light a colour, you will be giving everyone an eyeful of VPL (Visible Penis Lines). To mask these outlines or bulges, wearing wool or heavier cotton pants will mask these visible outlines or VPL.

Famous Actor Jon Hamm Photo
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If you are like most people who normally wear your pants a few or more times between washing them, going commando will mean a wash is almost necessary after each wear. When fabric sits directly next to your skin it makes your pants dirtier obviously, they also get smellier, faster. All the skin cells and body fluids attach themselves to the material they touch. You could wear dry-clean-only fabrics like wool. Pants that are made from heavier, thicker fabrics can usually last longer between washes than lighter, thinner pants due to the make and construction. This, however, will get very pricey!

When you don’t have that extra layer of fabric to absorb moisture around your crotch as underwear does, you will end up with nasty sweat stains; these stains are more visible on lighter fabrics and colours. Trust, you don’t want to be walking down the street with these stains, no matter how much you like attention, not this kind.

Jock itch

I personally think this would be the worst of the outcomes from not wearing underwear. Jock Itch can be a very real and serious skin condition that presents as an itchy, red, ring-shaped rash. This is a rash that occurs when you’re exposed to the fungus. The particular fungi that cause “Jock Itch” live in warm, humid environments just like the inside of your pants after your testicles have been sweating all over them. To fight off this fungus, try to keep your boys dry with just a sprinkle of baby powder or talc in the morning and regularly wash your pants with a chafing or jock itch prevention, you’ll want to sprinkle a dash of baby powder or straight talc on your privates. This will absorb moisture so stains won’t form.

If you do see a stain begin to form on your pants, a great trick to take it out is to, rub a teaspoon of dish detergent mixed with two teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide into the stained area; then wash the garment as you normally do in cool water with your regular detergent.

So this might be obvious, perhaps not? Don’t try on new pants while you are going commando. Some of the faecal bacteria or even the fungi that we have just mentioned you could be carrying can transfer onto the fabrics. In turn, you would be passing these onto anyone else trying on these pants.

So What’s My Advice?

Go Commando at home in comfy soft breathable materials and enjoy, come home in the evening and put your favourite jogging pants on and relax. When it comes to going out during everyday life, throw on a pair of your favourite underwear and remember safety first. I just can’t see any real benefits to going commando, even though I might enjoy the sight of those who do. There are just too many situations that can be avoided by wearing a pair of underwear.

About The Author: Patrick Kriz- BA, Psych (HON)- Human Sexuality

Reddit’s Pregnancy Test For Men

3 Men Covering Their Genitals In An Office

I’m sure like everyone who’s on the internet these days has, at one point or another, seen the article floating about. “Man took a pregnancy test as a joke” or something like that. This was a Reddit article that began making its rounds in 2012 if I remember correctly? The point of the article was that after taking a pregnancy test and the results being positive, this bloke went to his Dr to find out he had testicular cancer! I remember talking about it with a professor of mine from Uni when the article came out, surprisingly he had experimented with this theory himself. This particular professor had just found out he had Germ Cell Tumors, so already knowing he had cancer, he was curious if the test results would also indicate pregnancy. After peeing on a test stick, he also had positive results.

I saw the article floating around one of my social media platforms last night and got to thinking what others might be thinking of this article? If it worked for this guy, why not for everyone? This story seems very straight forward, but giving it a deeper look, a vast number of variables come into play with what cancers can be found through these pregnancy tests.

Funny Meme Of Man's Pregnancy Test
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So What Is It That Causes This Positive Result On Pregnancy Tests?

First, you have to identify what chemical marker the pregnancy test is looking for. The answer Beta Human Chronic Gonadotrophin or HCG for short. HCG is a hormone that is rarely present in the body man or woman. HCG makes its appearance as rapidly growing cells begin to attach themselves somewhere they weren’t before. (Generally when an Embryo attaches itself to a uterus.)

These same rapidly growing cells are present in a number of cancers, but certainly not all or even the majority of cancers. The Cancers that produce identifiable HCG markers are all part of a grouping called Gestational Trophoblastic Disease or GTD. This cancer grouping is a type of cancer identified by its Tumor groupings and is most commonly found on Germ Cells. Germ Cells are the primary building block cells and are primarily found in the Ovaries and Testicles, but not limited to. Interestingly these same cells are found in cancers in the chest. Not all ovarian and testicular cancers fit into the GTD grouping either. Meaning some cancers in the ovaries and testicles may not produce any HCG or very low levels of HCG, and would not register on a urine pregnancy test.

There are specific blood tests that examine HCG levels and can identify these much easier through blood samples rather than urine. There are many many things that can affect the detectability of HCG in urine such as, prescription medications. There have also been a number of studies done where certain people (no identifiable marker for these people) whose Hepatic or liver systems produce antibodies that cover up the HCG markers making them undetectable through urine and make it harder to identify even through blood tests. So many variables have an effect on these specific tests, hard to rely on just one system.

It’s Probably Best Not To Rely On These Home Pregnancy Tests

With so many types and varying cancers out there, I think it’s probably best not to rely on these home pregnancy tests to rule out your fear of having cancer. There’s nothing wrong with trying to detect cancer at home with a pregnancy test kit, but please do not rely on this test alone. Even women can get false alarms with positive pregnancy test results. Even if these pregnancy tests could successfully test for Cancer every time it is only testing for a very small number of potential cancers. It would be like correctly answering the first page of a test and just not answering the rest.

The best strategy is to see a specialist. Have yourself examined for Testicular/Ovarian cancer or any kind of cancer, especially if it runs in your genes. It is also important to note that, prostate cancer can cause erection problems.

About the author: KrizPatrick BA(Hon) Psychology Human Sexuality

A Tribute To My Favourite Erotic Art

Famous Gay Erotic Art Work

At some point after the Renaissance and before the glossy pages of Abercrombie or Playgirl, Male-Male homo erotic art became a thing of the shadows. A taboo so awful it would lead to death in many places as there were also many other dangers of revealing a person’s sexuality. Many artists took on pseudonyms to express their work without persecution others went further and put their works out to the world without a name to credit the works.

The era of Male Erotica that most tickle my fancy are the Artist that came between the 1950’s and the 1990s. The art work that filled pages of dirty magazines of the time. During this time artists weren’t being persecuted for their art, but still many artists had shadow careers. They would work 9-5 under their real name and would work for magazine publications like “Physic” and “Pictorial” (no longer in existence) and after those came the glossy “Adult” magazines we’re used to today. I worry that this form of Art will continue to be less and less to a point no one knows about it. The Internet Porn industry is a real powerhouse when it comes to making past erotica irrelevant. The stimulus from today’s porn market is so strong that it has become a leading addiction in today’s society. Yes! A full blown addiction to porn.

Personally, I am much more a fan of the erotica of imagery and illusion than from the graphic in your face of today’s porn videos. Don’t get me wrong porn is great for what it is, but I still enjoy the subtle nuance that Erotica gives you; the subtle sexual energy without the overloading energy of the climax.

Porn (Specifically gay porn) on the internet today is all an overly glamorised produced fantasies with little wiggle room for the viewer to place themselves into the fantasy. The story lines are either so far-fetched you can’t put yourself in it. Or the scene is so graphic and fast paced you find yourself just watching for the climax rather than for the fantasy.

Something I love as a fashion lover, as well as a sex educator, is that during the 50’s-70’s many of the top fashion labels employed Artists to help draw the collections. These artists also drew some of the best Home Erotic art pieces still to this day.

George Stavrinos

George Stavrinos was a design artist who worked for the likes of Bergdorf Goodman, He worked on numerous collections for the fashion tycoon. And while I do admire his contributions to women’s fashion it is his black and white Pencil Drawings of the male figure I love so much.

George Stavrinos, Design Artist
Image: George Stavrino’s Artwork

Robert W Richards

Robert W Richards another American artist who garnered fame as an artist drawing for the fashion industry. Richards was flown around the world throughout the 60’s to draw collections in Paris, Milan and the like. After pouring his talents into other people’s passions Richards went to work for himself drawing portraits of men in various states of undress or in some… compromising positions. While I do lean toward Black and white drawings more for some reason. I love Richards’s subtle use of water colour amongst his pieces.

American Artist, Robert W Richards
Image: Robert W Richard’s Artwork

Touko Valio Laaksonen

This time a Finnish artist who started his art career after a career as Second Lieutenant of the Finish Air Force during WWII. Clearly not a time during which being openly gay was not an option. Touko submitted his drawings to American publications in the late 50’s under the name Tom. Touko’s art was heavily influenced by his time in the military often depicting Homo erotic scenarios involving multiple men in uniform. His artwork continued to express the trends of the time with a heavy focus on the biker leather apparel. Touko is accredited for designing the physic men wanted but didn’t know. If you hadn’t put the two together Touko from Finland might be the most notable or at least recognisable Homo Erotic Artist Tom of Finland.

As time and social norms have moved forward so too has the Homo erotic art form. While I still love the classic stylings of the forbearers of this art, I can’t write about my favourite Homo erotic art without talking about a couple of current artists that I love.

Finnish Artist Touko Valio Laaksonen
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Matthew Conway

I have the utmost respect for Matthew and his style as it is the most complimentary to portrait art with a slight nod to the Erotic artist of the 50’s and 60’s. Perhaps I’m just reminded of this because of his pencil work. Matt works mostly with Heterosexual men who pose in various states of dress, Matt is able to capture individual eroticism from each of these unique guys. Without artists like Matt, this art form will be forgotten. Don’t skip his website. http://matthewconwayartwork.bigcartel.com/products

Matthew Conway, Drawings Of Heterosexual Men
Image: Matthew Conway’s Artwork

Salva Mogutin

A Russian born New York based artist makes me very excited. Mogutin has countless pieces I would gladly display in my personal home specifically his “Stock Boys” series. Mogutin works across multiple mediums, his work spans portrait based to the mixed mediums. The use of mixed mediums makes you really examine his work. His photography is eye catching and thought provoking. I love that nothing in Mogutin’s work is obvious. The men in his work are gorgeous, and yet few would ever grace the Hollywood screen. Mogutin really appreciates what the male body is and can do for other men.

Salva Mogutin, A New York Based Artist
Image: Salva Mogutin’s Artwork

About the author: KrizPatrick BA(Hon) Psychology Human Sexuality

VIP Interview With Ellen Friedman – MD Science Lab

Ellen Friedman is the Director of Sales for MD Science Lab. The manufacture of Swiss Navy Products, Ja T’AIME, and the Max Line.  As part of her duties she travels the world visiting B2B Exhibitions and promoting the Swiss Navy Brand at many events promoting sexual health and lifestyle choice.  Patrick Kriz was lucky enough to catch up and interview her at the Next Up 2017 Adult Expo in Sydney.  Check out what they had to say –

 

Ellen is a frequent visitor to Australia and just last year with Sister Roma, JJ Knight, Chi Chi LarRue and Brent Corrigan for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardis Gras appearing at various venues and events.  MD Science Labs also participates and sponsors many major events including Southern Decadence an annual 6 day event held in New Orleans with over 200,000 people attending now in its 45th year and one of the oldest public LGBT in the world.

M.D. Science Labs has achieved many milestones and won multiple awards including the Xbiz Sex Lubricant Company of the Year 2016.

Releasing Hot Passion With Katrina

Prostate Massager By Sweetoy

I was introduced to this next sex toy with very few details. I was handed a beautiful light grey tone bag, and told to “Have fun with Sweetoys new Prostate Massager”, I was excited, to say the least. Katrina was provided for review by our friends at Dongguan Sweetoy Co Ltd which is a brand that is made by the manufacturing company Wang Shing Sex Toys Co Ltd. You won’t be disappointed in any products from Sweetoys. This was not going to be my first Sweetoy, but this one was new and different!

What’s In A Name?

I waited till I got home to open and inspect it thoroughly. Upon inspection I was in awe over this beautiful Prostate Massager, a remote was also included “exciting” says my partner glancing at the new sex toy. The bag also contained a small pictographic manual, nothing with a name? Hrmm? What am I supposed to call my new friend? I like to know the names of whom I’m getting intimate with. I searched the sex toy itself. Re looked through the Pictographic manual, it just explained the odd looking forked end to its Massager. I had already guessed how the soft Bident end of the base to this massager worked. It’s a two tine fork almost that runs along the base of this Sweetoy. It’s actually pretty genius; each of the soft silicone ends add the most tantalising sensations to the perineum and scrotum. You simply slide the scrotum in-between the easily spread forked end and let yourself enjoy the incredible sensations this sex toy provides. I could go on about the fun to be had with this sex toy, but I needed to know its name.

I had to email the big bosses to see if someone could offer me an introduction to this sex toy. I had found out that Sweetoys had just recently updated their packaging to display the product’s name in rose gold letters clearly on the front with a classically beautiful black box. The Prostate Massager is carefully placed inside the box in a tray and it also includes a flannelette bag so you can store the sex toy safely away. But to be honest, I was slightly disappointed with the name it was given. This Prostate Massager was called “Katrina”, yes Katrina? It just didn’t make sense, why this name, isn’t Katrina the loudest girl at every party?

I have always enjoyed the names that Sweetoys have come up with in the past. I don’t know why I questioned this one so much, but it did. I started looking into the meanings and origins of the name Katrina. After a little digging, it is a really fitting name for this particular sex toy, perhaps a bit deep but fitting.

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The Features Of Katrina

Katrina is a German name, the fact it is German speaks about this Prostate Massager’s perfect design. From its smooth seamless silicon body to the shape and form it takes with the body during use. Katrina offers approx 3.5 inches of insert-able vibrating pleasure, the ridges along the insertable shaft are ensuring your prostate a good time.

Katrina is said to experience extremes in fortune and spirituality. Fortune hits right on the money. When you first look at Katrina the sleek black silicone is paired with rose gold accents. Yes, you read that right, rose gold accents, this sex toy is next to Tiffany Show Room ready. Even as a man the rose gold and black combo is truly eye catching. It will make any user feel special.

The name Katrina is said to be intuitive, idealistic and versatile, and Katrina the PM is all of those things indeed. Katrina is said to understand the laws of harmony and has a desire for balance. When you insert this sex toy, it’s like a key. Fitting exactly where it’s supposed to. The design and shape of this sex toy ensure your personal pleasure zones are not only engaged but experiencing the real pleasure. The vibration settings take the user on a journey to places of pleasure they might be unfamiliar with, but with this PM they are sure to enjoy it and even want to come back again and again.

Katrina is said to feel incomplete without a someone to share with. Just like the name the PM plays so well with a partner. The remote for one, it’s a great sex toy to hand your partner, giving them total control of the sex toy’s vibrations.

I had no place to question the name sake of this wonderful Prostate Massage Tool. Katrina fits in every way. My partner and I will both have to get comfortable when we invite Katrina into our bed.

Where To Find Katrina

Katrina has not made her debut into the Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres yet, I was very lucky to get a sneak preview. But Katrina is a must for anyone and any couple who incorporate a little anal play into their fun. The remote really adds a fun dynamic for you and your partner.

Keep your eyes open on the Adultsmart website for the availability of the Katrina Prostate Massager from Sweetoy, you don’t want to miss it!

Author: KrizPatrick BA(Hon) Psychology- Human Sexuality

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