Man Stuff

I've been asked to review a lot more dudely stuff lately, and often I have my Mister Sasquatch Guinea Pig write the review himself. though usually he's too lazy :-) Anyhoo, the mens now gets they own page! 

Yes, golf is not a man thing, but I got these for a man, so there. 

  • GOLF IRON COVERS SET MADE OF THICK SYNTHETIC PU LEATHER to provide maximum protection from damage due to the clattering of golf clubs with each other
  • GOLF CLUB COVERS SET FIT ALL BRANDS of clubs including Titleist, Callaway, Mizuno, Ping, Taylormade, Cobra, Nike, and more.
  • GOLF CLUB IRON COVERS MADE OF ALL WEATHER water-proof material for all climatic conditions
  • VELCRO LOCK STRAP in golf iron covers ensures secure, snug fit and loss of covers
  • SUITABLE FOR RIGHT AND LEFT HANDED LADIES' AND GENTLEMEN'S CLUBS offering true versatility in golf irons headcover.

The fragrance of this oil is very hard to describe. It's subtle and fresh. There are a lot of subtle overtones and undertones (all wonderful), but it's hard to put your finger on an overall fragrance. The part I enjoyed the most is that it's subtle and does not announce your arrival long before you actually arrive. My wife absolutely loves the smell, but it's subtle and light, so she has to really nuzzle to catch a whiff. I'd buy it forever just because of that!

It's absorbed quickly and never makes your beard feel greasy. True to the claims, it does indeed make your beard softer and condition your skin, especially if you have dry skin. And while we're talking it, the pump is a very nice addition. Very precise and measured amount of oil.

My favorite thing about this oil is the fragrance and the quality. It does what it does without sitting on your face all day being greasy. With other oils, you can touch your beard 8 hours later and you have to wipe the grease off your fingers. I'm just using 2-3 pumps in my palm, then work it into my beard and face. It's my favorite finishing touch to my morning ritual of getting ready for the day. As a man, it's nice to treat yourself every now and then. And this is the gift that keeps on giving. Especially when it gets the two thumbs up seal of approval from my girl! 

  You Can Find It Here!

It's the disorder no one wants to talk about, yet according to the Journal of the American Medical Association, 43% of women and 31% of men suffer from sexual dysfunction.1 Sexual dysfunction is broadly defined as the inability to fully enjoy sexual intercourse. Women generally experience it as a loss of libido (sexual drive) and/or the inability or difficulty in achieving an orgasm. Men experience it as impotence, known technically as erectile dysfunction.

Based on hundreds of studies, L-arginine, an essential amino acid and one of the building blocks of proteins in the body, has become known as a safe and effective prosexual nutrient for men and women.

Here's why

L-Arginine is a precursor of nitric oxide (NO) in the human body. In the 1990s, scientists discovered that not only is NO an essential compound that helps blood circulation, but it is important to normal sexual function in both men and women. Without arginine there would be no NO, and without NO, men would not be able to have erections.

How L-Arginine works

Insufficient blood flow is a major cause of incomplete erection in men.
L-Arginine has been shown to improve blood flow to the genital area by dilating blood vessels and helping the penis to enlarge to its full capacity, thus increasing the size, hardness, and frequency of erections.
Nutritional expert, Dr. Jonathan Wright, explains the mechanism in men: "Molecules of NO are generated when an enzyme called NO synthase (NOS)—which is abundant in the nerve and muscle cells in and around the penis—strips away a nitrogen atom (N) from a passing molecule of the amino acid L-Arginine … and combines it with an atom of oxygen (O)." 2 
In other words, in order to produce nitric oxide in the body, a nitrogen atom must combine with an oxygen molecule in the blood. The enzyme called nitric oxide synthase controls this reaction.

L-Arginine has a similar effect in women

Higher blood flow makes clitoral and vaginal tissues more sensitive and responsive to sexual stimulation and helps increase the possibility of reaching orgasm. Although there haven't been nearly as many studies done on arginine supplementation in women as in men, one study found that postmenopausal women who took a supplement including L-Arginine experienced heightened sexual response.3 
Another study involving 77 women of all ages found that after four weeks, 73.5% of the women who took a supplement including L-Arginine experienced greater sexual satisfaction, including heightened desire and clitoral sensation, frequency of intercourse and orgasm, and less vaginal dryness.4

Stronger libido ... greater endurance

Both men and women report that L-Arginine seems to increase their libido or desire for sex, and some also report that L-Arginine gives them greater endurance and stronger, more powerful orgasms. Reports also suggest that L-Arginine supplements can improve fertility in men who have low sperm counts or poor sperm motility (activity).

Scientific studies

The powerful effect of L-Arginine was illustrated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the British Journal of Urology International in which researchers evaluated the nitric oxide levels of 50 men with erectile dysfunction. The men were given either L-Arginine or a placebo for six weeks. Nine of the 29 men (31%) given L-Arginine reported a significant improvement in their sexual performance. These nine men had low nitric oxide levels at the start of the trial, but their levels doubled by the end of the study.5
It is important to note, however, that erectile dysfunction can be caused by a variety of factors, including aging, diabetes and other endocrine disorders. L-Arginine may be effective only in those men whose erectile dysfunction is due to low levels of nitric oxide. In fact, in one study in which the participants suffered from impotence for a variety of reasons, L-Arginine was found to be effective in only 17% of the patients.6 However, optimal nitric oxide production will ensure optimum erectile function, and for many people with sexual dysfunction not related to an underlying disease, arginine supplements will ensure adequate nitric oxide levels.

Animal studies

Studies done on animals provide some evidence for effectiveness as well. In a laboratory study, two groups of rats were given free access to L-Arginine which was dissolved in their drinking water. Both groups had greater serum and penile concentrations of arginine, and exhibited a significant increase in intra-penile pressure or "hardness."
Serum and penile tissue levels of L-Arginine in the treated rats were increased by 64 - 148% compared to control animals. The penile nitric oxide levels also increased nearly 100% in the L-Arginine treated groups compared to the control groups. The researchers concluded that these data support the use of dietary supplements for treatment of erectile dysfunction.7

The positive benefits of arginine go beyond sexual enhancement

This remarkable amino acid helps build muscle mass, enhance immune function, improve blood pressure, increase memory, and speed wound healing.8910 Arginine-derived nitric oxide has also been found to play a supporting role in the cardiovascular, immune, and nervous systems and has been validated by hundreds of studies.

L-Arginine is essential to several systems in the body. Among its many roles, L-Arginine:

  • Is a precursor of nitric oxide (NO)
  • Promotes circulation resulting in improved blood flow
  • Stimulates the release of growth hormone
  • Improves immune function
  • Reduces healing time of injuries
  • Plays a role in the formation of bone and tendons
  • Increases muscle mass, while reducing body fat
  • Supports male fertility, improving sperm production and motility
  • Reduces risk of blood clots and stroke1112
  • Supports normal blood pressure13
  • Improves vascular function for patients with angina14
  • Helps recovery after heart attack15
  • Helps prevent and treat cardiovascular disease16
  • Helps reduce growth of cancerous tumors17

Timing and contraindications

L-Arginine users say they can achieve a prosexual effect by taking it 45 minutes before sex. There are few reported side effects. The most notable is:
  • People with herpes - L-Arginine may increase the severity of outbreaks, but some reports indicate that it may also enhance your immune function enough so you are less likely to get herpes outbreaks.
L-Arginine is an excellent supplement for anyone wanting to increase his or her sexual arousal, improve performance, and overall health. The huge advantage this natural and safe supplement has over Viagra is that both men and women can take it, it's considerably less expensive (Viagra costs as much as $10 a pill!), and it's been proven to work in numerous double-blind studies.

My sweetie has a very physically demanding job and he had gotten in the habit of just leaving his ring at home because it kept bruising up his finger at work. This was a definite boon- it's comfortable and flexible enough for him to leave on (and I get to keep my territory marked without having to resort to peeing on his leg LOL) and he doesn't have to worry about damaging it. The different sizes made it a breeze to get the right fit, and he can switch to a different size if his hands are swollen from work.

It's a well known occurrence that when men drink alcohol they don't always have the easiest time performing, so we did an experiment. My mister swallowed a vial of this before we went to bed after a night of adult beverages so we could see firsthand if this made a difference. Well it did! He was able not only able to perform up to normal standards but even under the influence managed to exceed them. I was really impressed! He swallowed it down like a shot, it's in a honey base so there's no weird flavors or aftertaste, simply tastes like normal honey (I tasted a few drops myself.) I recommend putting the vial into a bowl of hot water first to get it to all come out of the vial.

Note that this will also increase female libido!

The packaging is gorgeous, our only complaint is that you don't get very many for the price- otherwise very happy!

Beard Oil 2oz Beard Oil and Conditioner, Best Beard Oil and Balm in Glass Beard Oil Dropper Bottle, Beard Oil for Men, 2oz Beard Oil Featuring Jojoba Oil, Orange Bitters, and Hemp Seed (1)

I've used many different types of beard oil, and I think this one might be my favorite yet. This blend of coconut oil, jojoba oil, hemp seed oil, tea tree oil, orange bitter oil, and peppermint oil has a light, refreshing fragrance that isn't overpowering. It's also the least oily feeling blend I've found. This might sound odd, but it's an important factor for me. Different blends of oils have different feels on your skin and hair, and I'm always especially happy to find something that conditions my beard and soothes the skin under it without leaving it feeling oily. Excellent job, Cornucopia! Kudos!

My honey has been parking under trees at work whenever possible, so his car is covered in pollen, sap, bird poo- just about anything that falls from the sky. I'm lazy and my car usually only gets washed when it rains, but he's a little pickier, he likes to actually wash his car :-) Well I can tell you that these make short work of it. All the extra liquid comes off so much faster than with a sponge and you get more surface at a time. You get a streak free shine with pretty much no effort. Having the mittens allows you to move your hands intuitively over the surface. These are also amazing for cleaning leather seats and dashboards!

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First off, I think it's great that these are so adjustable, I can wear them as well as my Mister. I am going to snag them away from him next weekend when I have to move some stuff into my storage unit, but most of the time since I got them, they've been his work bag staple. He spends all day lifting heavy boxes and restocking at the casino he works at and it was starting to cause him a lot of issues. I told him to try these and now he keeps them with him at all times for work. He's not complaining of wrist pain anymore and he said his actual hands feel better as well. He was afraid they would be uncomfortable and restrict his movement too much, but has found them to actually be just the right mix of flexible with support. He does take them off when he's not lifting or carrying since they do tend to make his wrists sweaty, but obviously these weren't designed to be an all day long accessory :-)

Premium Knee Support Sleeve (Pair): Tourmaline Infused Compression Sleeves Emit Infrared Pain Relief
My honey is on his feet all day long at work and walks around an average of 20+ miles a day at work. When he comes home he's always complaining about how much his knees hurt (he has to do a lot of squatting and lifting and at 6'4" that puts a lot of wear and tear on his knees.) When I first asked him to try these out he was reluctant because the knee braces he's used before had metal along the sides that wound up digging into his leg and causing as much pain as they helped. When he finally gave in in the name of being my guinea pig, he came home smiling for the first time in a long time. They stayed comfortable all day and the compression kept his trick knee from popping. He said that his entire legs felt better, probably from the extra support these gave and I didn't have to pull out the pain cream. I really like that these are antibacterial so he can wear them without worrying about them getting all gross. I also like that they have a cut pattern on them instead of boring standard black :-)

True Sol - NO2 Nitric Oxide Booster AND L-Arginine Supplement - 90 Capsules
This gives speedy recovery and endurance and makes workouts much more effective. Not only does this help with muscle building, but it also helps men with sexual stamina as well.

Many marketers have been calling products, “Nitric Oxide Supplements”, in hopes that people will think they can swallow a pill that gives them nitric oxide. That’s not the case. Your body produces nitric oxide. It’s not something you can ingest. So, the truly advanced companies out there have produced products that contain ingredients which boost your own B\body’s production of Nitric Oxide. Again, this is a fantastic blend that kicks your body's NO production into gear.

Titan Elite Quarter High Basketball Socks - For Men, Women, Boys & Girls - Performance Enhanced Cushion & Ankle Support - No Blisters, No Injuries, No Falling Socks, No Stinky Feet - 100% Money Back Guarantee
The Saquatch walks upwards of 20 miles a day at work (he works at LITERALLY the largest casino in THE WORLD- it's the size of a town) and no matter how good his shoes or insoles, he still always has aching feet by the time he gets home. I got these for him despite his protestations that they wouldn't help and it was just a gimmick. Then I made him wear them and he has shut up. And asked for more. I can attest to their antimicrobial qualities- I no longer need to leave the room when he takes his shoes off! He says that his feet feel supported and protected and the padding keeps him from getting the blisters he used to suffer from. They support his ankles and no matter how much he walks they don't fall down.

His only complaint was that they took him a while to get used to- they don't fit like normal socks, there's some compression from the support areas.

The Sasquatch and I are po' so to be able to have matching engagement rings for next to nothing was a boon. These rings are incredibly comfortable, well made, sturdy and I won't be having to replace missing diamonds every time I hit him :-) LOL 

Had the Mister try out a face wash/toner combo that he wasn't crazy about called Dirty Boy. What's weird is that I loved the women's version, but he felt like it dried out his skin and made him feel all tight and itchy. Maybe he's allergic to an ingredient in it? Weird, because I have sensitive skin. Maybe because I always put on moisturizer anyway? A question for the ages......

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Mens Body Wipes, Flushable Cotton Towelettes, Adult Wet Diposable Wipes for Personal Hygiene - Fresh Richie
I only wish these came in bigger packages! Men don't carry purses (usually!) that they can haul around a whole package of baby wipes in. These are perfect for tucking into a wallet- they're about the size of a condom package. I really like my husband to smell all fresh at the end of the day and these do the trick. He has a very physical job that causes him to get pretty sweaty and besides, you, know, guys go to the bathroom :-) One of these in his wallet and he comes home all nice and clean for me! YAY! Happy wifey! He likes that they're easy to use and carry and don't take up a lot of room. Plus, they're flushable which regular wipes aren't.

Mr. Reliable Beard Oil and Conditioner, Unscented, 100% Organic Oil , Made in USA

And The Hubband Says!!!

I've been using Mr. Reliable beard oil for a while now, and I'm quite satisfied with the results. Composed of almond oil, hemp seed oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, argan oil, and vitamin E, it does a fine job of conditioning my beard and skin. I've used a few different brands of beard oils, with a variety of different ingredients, and while they all work well, this Mr. Reliable oil is the only one I've found that is unscented. I don't mind a very light fragrance, but some of them can be a bit overbearing, so it's nice to have an unscented option, especially when I want to wear cologne without anything else competing for fragrance domination. Another thing I like about Mr. Reliable is that it seems to take less of it to do the job, and doesn't leave my beard and skin feeling as oily as some other brands. I'm not even sure how that's possible, and it doesn't really make sense, but that's just my take on it. There's probably some crazy science behind that, but I just know I like it.

Product Description

About Mr. Reliable
We are a beard care company and specialize in making you and your beard look AWESOME. We make our premium beard oil and beard conditioner to condition and keep your beard looking healthy, tame and shiny.
Why buy Mr. Reliable Beard Products?
Here are three things that set us apart from some other brands.
1. We use six 100% organic carrier and essential oils to blend our beard oil. So you know that you are using quality products on your beard.
2. We use glass bottles and dropper, not cheap plastic bottles.
3. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, if you're unhappy let us know right away and we will give you a full refund.
Why is your price higher than others? We don't cut corners, we only use the best quality ingredients and glass bottles for you to use. With high quality products the price reflects that. We also use three times the oils that some other companies use.
When is the best time to apply beard oil? It is best applied after showering on a slightly damp beard. Remember not a wet beard, oil and water do not mix.
What is special about the oil used in your blend?
Argan Oil - Revitalizes dry beard hairs and increases a beards manageability
Jojoba Oil - Great for preserving moisture
Almond Oil - Reduces inflammation and helps prevent in-grown hairs
Hemp Seed Oil - A moisturizing oil that prevents facial hair from becoming brittle
Grape Seed Oil - Contains Vitamin E and this helps strengthen your beard
Vitamin E - Can help repair split ends and adds a shine

True Sol Xtreme Testrone Top Rated Testosterone Booster - Increase Energy, Muscle Growth & Fat Loss

  First thing to note, this is basically like a vitamin not a magic bullet. It's takes AT LEAST a week to see results, the ingredients are time honored supplements that increase blood flow and oxygenation and energy that eventually increase the man's system for stronger, harder erections as well as overall energy. I had my husband take these and after about a week he noticed a definite increase in overall energy. After 2 weeks, I noticed a definite increase in, um, his energy :-) let's just say that even when he's tired, he's not tired ;-) I appreciate that these are made in an FDA approved facility, it made him much more okay with taking them (he doesn't mind being my guinea pig, but he's very picky about what he takes.)

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