Sensual Health: Is a Taste of Mint Good or Bad?
Men who are concerned about appropriate male organ care – and every man should be – want to make sure they do all they can to ensure premium sensual health. But the world of sensual health matters is littered with all sorts of misinformation, old wives tales and myths. One of the recurring ones concerns the use of mint as it relates to the male member. According to some sources, mint can be a fine sensual aid, but other sources insist there are dangers to sensual health in the overuse of mint. So what is a guy to believe?
It seems as if mint is everywhere around us. Spearmint is a popular flavor of chewing gum. Peppermint candies are a treat for kids and adults alike. The range of mint teas seems to have grown exponentially. As menthol, mint is found in several brands of cigarettes and cough drops. And “minty fresh” has become synonymous with toothpastes and other oral hygiene products. It’s even used in some environmentally friendly pesticides in place of toxic chemicals.
There are well over a dozen different kinds of mint plants, and they grow across most of the inhabited continents (although not so often in South America). This popular herb can grow all year long in the appropriate conditions.
The male organ connection
So why should mint have any connection with the male organ? Certainly, anything that is ingested has the potential to affect parts of the body, including the manhood.
One of the more common theories associated with mint is that it has the effect of numbing the member naturally. According to this theory, performing oral sensual activity on a firm male organ after sucking on a mint cough drop will temporarily de-sensitize the member so it can stay harder for a longer period of time during sensual activity. A variant on this theory recommends using mint oil on a firm male organ for the same purpose.
There is a little scientific reasoning to back up this claim. Parts of the body contain a protein with a long scientific name, more generally known as TRPM8. When mint comes into contact with TRPM8, it sends a signal to the brain that says “Experience this sensation as cold.” So although mint itself is not cold, it makes the body think it is. And so the theory is that getting mint on a firm male organ will numb it sufficiently that it acts as a kind of “delay spray.” However, there are no studies to prove that mint applied to the manhood will indeed result in longer-lasting coupling.
And in fact, some people believe mint could have a negative effect on sensual health and function. Some men have claimed that mint depresses their sensual drive. A 2004 study involving mint tea given to male rats seemed to back this up. The intake of mint tea was associated with both an increase in female hormones and a decrease in male hormone.
A study in women with high male hormone levels later found the same thing – that mint caused their male hormone levels to drop and their female hormone levels to rise.
Since male hormone in men is associated with an increased sensual drive, the studies suggest that too much mint could indeed cause an effect. But more studies would be needed to definitively prove this.
Whether or not mint affects a man’s sensual health, it pays to keep his male member in excellent form. Daily use of a first-rate male organ health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) is a big aid in this regard. Choose a crème that contains the amino acid L-arginine, which is key to the development of nitric oxide. This in turn keeps male organ blood vessels open and receptive to increased blood flow. The best creme will also include a wide range of essential vitamins, such as A, B5, C, D and E.
Visit http://www.menshealthfirst.com for additional information on most common manhood health issues, tips on improving male organ sensitivity and what to do to maintain a healthy member. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men’s health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous websites.