NOW MY TAKE
”We want better artists who compose sense, maturity, moral education and the likes. Who the hell is Kwaw Kese and the so called shatta wale. Please give us a break with all these nonsense people calling themselves stars. Stars indeed… We have better things to do as a nation not to promote such lunatics who call themselves stars.. I wonder what legacy they leave behind for the young and upcoming ones.”
How does aging affect male’s primary sex organ? It is a question that seeps into every man’s mind, no matter what his situation may be. Whether single, married, healthy or unhealthy, a man’s body will eventually go through some changes.
Here is a brief rundown of what men can expect to occur as they age:
Penis Appearance & Size
As man crosses the prime sexual period, 30 years in many cases, the male organ undergoes some significant changes. The penis head gradually loses its color due to reduced blood flow, and pubic hair loss can be observed in some cases. If a man puts on excess weight, and as he ages, the organ loses its girth and length. The size loss can be reversible when caused by weight gain, but not when caused by aging. There is nothing to worry about if you notice the reduction in the size, since it simply happens due to reduced blood flow.
At least two mechanisms cause the penis to shrink. One, the slow deposition of fatty substances (plaques) inside tiny arteries in the penis, which impairs blood flow to the organ. This process, known as atherosclerosis, is the same one that contributes to blockages inside the coronary arteries — a leading cause of heart attack.
If penile scar tissue accumulates unevenly, the penis can become curved. This condition, known as Peyronie’s disease, occurs most commonly in middle age. It can cause painful erections and make intercourse difficult. The condition may require surgery.
As men age, the testosterone level falls, and when this hormone level falls in the body, it takes more time to achieve erection and orgasm. Moreover, unlike the younger age, the recharging or ‘re-arousal’ time will be longer too. As men reach 40, semen production starts getting lower, and the erection quality also starts going down. In many cases, the prostate enlarges which weakens urine flow and may cause other complications.
These days, our ladies are picking up a new lifestyle of dying their hair in different colours and styles, but how many of them have really taken a critical look at what these dyes contain and the danger it poses to them?
The normal Ghanaian attitude of picking habits and lifestyles without investigation is what’s killing us in this country. This is why we buy used fridges that are said to be depleting the ozone layer, cooking in home-use utensils which are supposed to be non-stick but are all scraped, posing dangers to our health. I don’t know how to call it…ignorance? Hair dying is another of such dangers without any proper investigation.
Before I elaborate on the dangers these dyes poses to our women, you need to ask yourselves, have you ever tried to find out what these dyes contain?
According to dermatologists, a surprisingly high number of hair dyes have various types of potential allergens, many of which can cause rashes on your scalp, neck and chest.
During a recent presentation at the 24th Annual Meeting of the American Contact Dermatitis Society , research from 100 hair dyes were presented. The results? 89% of the products were found to have phenylenediamine (PPD), which can cause a condition called allergic contact dermatitis.
“There’s no real reason your body should identify PPD as a pathogen, but sometimes, it does. So it activates an immune response that results in a rash,” says Dathan Hamann, a researcher at the University of Arizona who presented the study.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t end with PPD: the researchers also found that hair dyes have, on average, up to six different dye compounds that can potentially pose a health risk.
Based on this study, experts recommend that:
- If your current hair dye doesn’t cause a reaction, you should be safe to keep using it (though you may still want to do a patch test before application).
- If you aren’t currently using hair dye, conduct a patch test before application.
- If you notice a reaction, be sure to consult with your doctor and/or a dermatologist.
“It’s not just putting a spot of dye on your skin per the product’s instructions,” Hamann explains. “It’s when your dermatologist applies different compounds to the skin to identify the root of the problem.”
Ghanaian cuisine has diverse traditional dishes from each ethnic group, tribe and clan from the north to the south and from the east to west. Generally, most Ghanaian recipe dishes are made up of a starchy portion (rice, fufu, banku, tuo, gigi, akplidzii, yekeyeke, etew, ato etc) and a sauce or soup saturated with fish, snails, meat or mushrooms.
Some of the main starchy Ghanaian recipe dishes are:
A popular side dish in Ghana is kelewele. It is sometimes served with rice and stew, and sometimes eaten alone as a dessert. Another popular dish is kontomire which is mashed up taro (cocoyam) leaves. It is often mixed with bits of tuna and egusi (pumpkin seeds) and dressed with palm oil. An alternative to the starch and stew combination is “Red Red”, a very popular and easy to find dish. It is made up of a mashed bean stew served with fried plantain. It earns its name from the red spices that tint both the stew and plantain. Other popular dishes are ampesi (boiled yam and unripe plantain)which is usually accompanied with kontomire, groundnut soup, usually made with chicken, gari foto, nyadowa (garden egg stew) Tilapia, fried whitebait (chinam), smoked fish and crayfish are a common component of Ghanaian dishes. The cornmeal based starch dishes, banku and kenkey are usually accompanied by some form of fried fish (chinam)or grilled tilapia and a very spicy salsa like condiment made from raw red and green chillies, onions, tomatoes. Banku and tilapia is a very popular combo served in most Ghanaian restaurants. Ghanaian cuisine is quite sophisticated with liberal and adventurous use of exotic ingredients and a wide variety of tastes, spices, textures. Herbs such as thyme, bay,vegetables such as wild mushrooms, garden eggs (similar to egg plant) various types of pulses, ginger,garlic, smoked meat and fish, crab, trotters, duck all feature in Ghanaian cuisine. The stew is, together with the soup, the most traditional meal. Stews are made of chicken, beef or fish as the main meats and some of the most famous are: the kontomire stew, the chicken and the fish stew.
- Cooked rice
- Waakye – rice and beans
- Fufu – pounded cassava and plantain or pounded yam and plantain, or pounded cocoyam
- Banku/Akple – cooked fermented corn dough and cassava dough
- Kenkey/Dokonu – fermented corn and cassava dough, wrapped in corn or banana leaves and cooked into a consistent solid pasteKokonte – from dried cassava chips
- Gari – made from cassava Most Ghanaian dishes are usually served with a stew (often based on tomato with other protein cooked in it) or soup. The most popular soups are groundnut soup, light soup, and palmnut soup. Okra soup and stew are also popular. Usually rice and kenkey are served with soup or stew, while banku, fufu, akple and konkonte are served with soup.
There is a famous dressing in Ghana: the peanut dressing, sweetened with cinnamon, spiced with chili powder and salt and fresh chives for garnish and added mostly on ripe and firm chopped avocados, but also on other kinds of salads. The groundnut soup, which is very exotic, the mushrooms and snail soup or the greens soups are specific to different the Ghanan regions. The plantain, fried or boiled is served as a main course and as a vegetarian dish. The tatale, or the Ghanan plantain cakes are made of ripe plantains, chopped or grated onion, flour, palm oil and salt is served hot as the main vegetarian course. The gari foto is another vegetarian dish, which is also a side dish for stew. The Ghanan desserts are almost all based on the local fruit, the banana. For all of you home cooks out there, please make sure you try and make this at home, it is THE BEST soup you will have ever tasted I promise you!! As you can certainly tell this is my favorite dish and in my opinion is one of the most amazing Ghanaian recipes out there.This Ghanaian recipe of peanut soup appears on the menu in many African countries. This smooth, creamy version thickened with both peanuts and peanut butter gets its sweetness from yam. A warm reddish brown, the soup is fragrant with sweet spices, intensely flavored, earthy and piquant. Europeans brought peanuts from South America to Africa in the early 1500’s where they caught on quickly because of their similarity to the native African bambarra groundnut. In the U.S. it has become traditional to serve this soup when celebrating the seven days of Kwanzaa. Substitute vegetable stock for a deliciously rich vegetarian soup
1.Gift Wrapped ~ a.k.a. The Horny Mantis
Benefits: Relaxing position with deeper penetration and increased intimacy.
Both of u lie on ur sides facing one another. She bends and spreads her legs, and angles her vagina toward u. U lift ur legs between hers to enter while she wraps her legs around ur back. (U also have to be long to do this…Ahem!)
Now try this: She can use her legs and feet to pull u close during thrusts for deeper penetration.
WATERFALL (a.k.a. Head Rush)
Benefits: The blood will rush to ur other head, too.
Lie back with ur head and shoulders on the floor and hav her move to the edge of the bed as she straddles u. The blood will rush to ur head creating mind-blowing sensations as u climax.
The Fusion ~ a.k.a. Getting a Leg Up
Benefits: Quicker orgasms for her… easier motions.
From The Spider, she can lift her legs onto ur shoulders, which increases the muscular tension that advances the orgasm sequence. By elevating her butt off the bed, it’ll be easier for her to thrust and grind in circles..like alikoto!!
Snow Angel ~ a.k.a. Bottom’s Up
Benefits: She gets a prime view of ur derriere…aka butt
This is challenging tho… She lies on her back while u straddle her facing away. She lifts her legs and wraps them around ur back to elevate her pelvis so u can enter. She then grabs ur butt to help u slide up and back. She can add a little massage action to her grip also.
#Sweet tight sensation#
All parents need a little advice now and then. These days, we living in a world where humans have become predators onto their own kind and children are the vulnerable ones. One look in the news and all you can say is OMG!!! when you hear children being raped, being convinced into drugs, homosexuality, etc.
The question always goes like, “What were the parents doing?”, the world always has a way of making every parent look irresponsible when their ward gets into such situations. In other not to let such things happen, as the saying goes, “Charity begins at home”, you have to teach your children how to protect themselves and to do that you need to give them some guidelines and this is what I wish to share with you.
As the Bible says in Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and even when he is old, he will not depart from it”. Here is my list of things to teach your children at an early age, to protect them from predators and pedophiles out there.
1: Warn your Girl Child Never to sit on anyone’s laps no matter the situation including uncles.
2: Avoid Getting Dressed in front of your child once he/she is 2 years old. Learn to excuse them or yourself.
3. Never allow any adult to refer to your child as ‘my wife’ or ‘my husband’
4. Whenever your child goes out to play with friends, make sure you look for a way to find out what kind of play they do, because young people now sexually abuse eachother.
5. Never force your child to visit any adult he or she is not comfortable with and also be observant if your child becomes too fond of a particular adult.
6. Once a very lively child suddenly becomes withdrawn, you may need to patiently ask lots of questions from your child.
7. Carefully educate your grown ups about the right values of sex . If you don’t, the society will teach them the wrong values.
8: It is always advisable you go through any new Material like cartoons you just bought for them before they start seeing it themselves.
9. Ensure you activate parental controls on your cable networks and advice your friends especially those your child(ren) visit(s) often.
10. Teach your 3 year olds how to wash their private parts properly and warn them never to allow anyone touch those areas and that
includes you (remember, charity begins from home and with you).
1. You have not peaked.
Thought your hormones might be at an all time high, emotionally and creatively, you’ve still got a lot of years of amazing sex ahead of you.
2. You need to use a condom. Seriously.
We’re not kidding, kids. Just because she might be on the pill doesn’t mean you should go bareback. STDs abound, and not all of them can be cured with a course of penicillin.
3. Do not play fast and loose with your birth control.
As point number 2 illustrates, you should take birth control seriously. Take your pill at the same time every day, know the effects of antibiotics on female birth control, and always, always verify that your partner is safe.
4. Sex with a committed partner is usually better.
Unless you are someone who really loves getting your rocks off with a stranger, committed-sex is actually better. I know, I know, you think you would grow bored with just one person, but studies have proven that a deep emotional connection leads to better orgasms.
5. It’s okay to have a higher-than-average number of sexual partners.
So long as you are practicing safe sex, get your freak on. It’s okay to experiment!
6. The “pull out” method does NOT work.
We’d like to think they would have drilled this one into you in high school, but just to be clear, pulling out still carries the risk of pregnancy and STD transmission. Why, you ask? Two words: pre-cum.
7. If you want to say no, say no.
You are under no obligation to go along with something just because you feel you have to, or to please your partner. If you change your mind mid-way through and want to stop, say so. A respectful, mature partner will respect that.
When it comes to partners and moves, feel free to experiment. Read books, check out movies, talk to your friends. So long as everyone is safe and consenting, do your thing!
9. And speaking of experimenting, don’t assume that your sexuality is set in stone.
Sexuality is a fluid thing. While you might not have been attracted to the same or opposite sex in your teens, that may change. Most people are pretty firm in their sexuality by this point, but don’t rule out a new experience just because you are sure you’re straight or gay.
10. You are gorgeous.
No matter what you may think about yourself (“I’m too tall, I’m fat, I’ve got bad skin.”) you need to remember that it’s all in your head. It’s time to release the insecurities that have been holding you back and impeding your sex life. Remember, confidence is the sexiest thing a person can project. So go out and rock that beautiful body!