What is generally better? Circumcised Vs Uncircumcised

Years have passed with debates about advantages and disadvantages of circumcision, as well as comparisons of what is better and in which situations. Of course, depending on origins of certain people (such as religious roots), they might automatically fit into one group or the other. Since circumcised groups are basically a minor group, let’s see what the differences are with men who have had their penises circumcised vs the ones who didn’t. Even though medical workers from the United States often praise circumcision for its hygiene advantages, this is an article that represents a digest of many other scientific and empirical studies across the globe, focusing on differences in hygiene and sex between these two groups of men.


Despite the fact that circumcision has no effect on libido or functionality of a penis, it is a fact that you’re basically getting half of your penis skin removed by the procedure. This means that neuroreceptors are lost which are particularly sensitive to light touch, according to scientists from Korea. Not only that; according to a research from Michigan, the most sensitive part of a circumcised man’s penis is the place where the cut from circumcision has been made. Possible explanation of this might lie in the fact that the penis tries to defend itself from this procedure, making it less sensitive.

Infection risks

Men who aren’t circumcised have a higher chance of acquiring an infection caused by the accumulation of fluids in between the shaft and skin, which is the perfect environment for bacteria to spread. This is also why female partners of non-circumcised men carry a higher risk of bacterial infections. Also, men who aren’t circumcised can more easily transfer sexually transmitted diseases such as HPV and HIV.


As it is the case with women who are having a difficult time maintaining all of their labia clean, circumcised men are experiencing difficulties maintaining their penises clean at all time. Men who aren’t circumcised have an even more demanding of a task ahead of them, as it is just more work to be done. Some women may feel that circumcised penises are basically fresher, which makes them feel more relaxed during sexual intercourse, as it is explained by female gynecologists across the globe.


There is no definite answer to questions regarding effects of circumcision on female pleasure. A recent study from Denmark has shown that women with circumcised partners feel more comfortable due to hygiene reasons, but there wasn’t really any way to prove which types of penises women prefer in general as there are many other factors to be accounted for (such as the shapes of the women’s labia as well).


Women who are having sexual intercourse with circumcised partners have three times higher chances to experience sexual pain. The uncircumcised penis is smoother and almost velvety on touch, so for women who are having issues with moistening their vaginal channel, an uncircumcised penis is a better choice. Also, more lubricant is required by circumcised men, as the non-circumcised men’s penises are naturally moister.


What does a Milky White Discharge indicate?

Vaginal discharges are normal occurrences, with amount and type varying with every woman during her menstrual cycle. Prior to ovulation (egg release) body excretes up to 30 times more mucus than normal, with it also being significantly more elastic and watery. In case there is an obvious change in contents and properties of the vaginal discharge, such as color shifts into a greenish or yellowish color, along with an unpleasant odor, you should definitely ask your doctor about what’s going on as these are typical symptoms of vaginal inflammations.

Types of vaginal discharges

Vaginal discharges can vary during the menstrual cycle, with some of the most common properties being as follows:

  • Milky White Discharge – it’s common in the beginning and end of every menstrual cycle. It is a completely normal type of discharge in case it’s not accompanied by itchiness of the area. In case there is itchiness to be noted, this might indicate an infection, which means that you need to ask your doctor for further steps to take in order to prevent complications from happening.
  • Translucent, stretchy discharge – common after ovulating, also known as the “fertile mucus”.
  • Translucent, watery discharge – this type of discharge occurs in various periods within the menstrual cycle. It can be intensified after working out and in case it acquires a yellow or greenish tone, you might be suffering from a mild infection which can get worse by acquiring an unpleasant odor as well.
  • Lacking bleeding/brown discharge – this type of discharge can occur during ovulation, sometimes in early pregnancy as well when you’re expecting your normal menstrual cycle to begin. Also, this discharge might also indicate the presence of cysts on the ovaries, insufficiency of the yellow body, and inflammation of the ovaries and if it lasts for a while, a clinical checkup is required and recommended.

milky-white-dischargeWhen do you really need to visit your doctor?

It is very difficult to provide you with a universal explanation of when one type of a discharge is normal and when it is not. Explanation can vary a lot depending on several factors, with the most significant being age, cramps or itchiness, pregnancy, diabetes and other medical condition. Another critical factor in the equation is sexual activity, since symptoms may vary depending on the number of sexual partners you’re having, usage of birth control pills, any previous abortions etc.

Generally, a normal vaginal discharge is expected to be about one tea spoon in amount on a daily basis, with it usually being white, translucent or thick and most importantly, odorless. This discharge consists of normal bacteria and secretions being excreted by the vaginal cells.

Discharge can be more significant in certain periods of your menstrual cycle, depending on ovulation and menstrual properties, sexual activity during the discharging period as well as usage of birth control. In case your vaginal discharge is dark brown a couple of days after your menstrual cycle, it is completely normal as well. In case you’re experiencing cramps, itchiness, discomfort or rashes, we recommend you to visit your doctor.


How Long Does Food Poisoning Last?

Typical symptoms of food poisoning are noxiousness, vomiting, cramps, diarrhea, with the most intense symptoms being fever and loss of fluids. Food poisoning is nothing to be joked around with, as it can have dangerous and even deadly consequences to the person suffering from it. Today we’re going to advise you about steps you can take to prevent food poisoning from happening in the first place, but you will also learn about what you can do in case you get it.

Treatment of food poisoning

Once food poisoning occurs, you have three main things to worry about:

  • Supplying yourself with enough liquid – you need to drink a lot of fluids and unsweetened tea in order to compensate for the loss of liquid. In mild forms of this condition this should suffice.
  • Get medical help – in case you’re suffering from severe food poisoning symptoms, or the person suffering from it is a child, a baby, a pregnant woman, or a person with immune system problems, make sure to call for professional medical assistance as soon as possible in order to gain more valuable information on steps you need to take.
  • Reporting the incident – if you’re suspecting that food poisoning you’re experiencing came from food items outside your home, make sure to report the incident to your doctor or other authorities as you can prevent other people from acquiring the same problem.

Food poisoning in its mildest of cases lasts a couple of days and can be treated with steps mentioned above. Of course, you need to make sure that you eat safe foods. To read more about how you can prevent food poisoning (or how to prevent things from getting worse), continue down the page.

Golden rules of preventing food poisoning

Since you can’t spot bacteria with your naked eye, and you can’t locate them with smelling or tasting, the only way to be sure that food you’re eating is safe for you is to become a hygiene master. You need to take proper care of all of your ingredients as well as your hands as these are the two entities that can transfer bacteria in between, ending inside your digestion system and making you sick in the long run. There are four things to remember when it comes to proper food preparation. These are called the 4Cs and go as follows:

  1. Cleaning
  2. Cooking
  3. Chilling
  4. Cross-Contamination

You’re supposed to clean your hands, dishes and any kitchen tools before and after handling, especially if you’re working with raw meat, chicken, sea food and eggs, as well as before consummation of the food itself. Best tools are made of plastic or some other nonporous material. Proper cooking ensures that all bacteria which can cause poisoning is destroyed. Basically, this means that you need to cook your food long enough, which is particularly important for meat products. Chilling is another critical point in food management. You need to store it on a temperature which prevents buildup of bacteria and production of their toxins. Cross-Contamination involves processes such as transfer of bacteria from raw chicken to other produce with improper handling.


Everything you need to know about sympathetic nervous system

Autonomous nervous system (ANS) regulates a lot of different physiological processes within your body. The regulation is done completely automatically, without any input from your conscience. This system has two subsidiaries – Sympathetic Nervous System and parasympathetic nervous system. Illnesses related to ANS abnormalities can occur on any part of the body, and it originates from peripheral or central nervous system. It can be, and usually is, the main cause of the condition to begin with.

Anatomy of the automated nervous system

Sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems are made of two types of nervous cells. Preganglion cells are found within the central nervous system (CNS) and are interconnected with other cells inside the ganglions located outside of CNS. Referent fibers found within ganglions have a task of guiding the electric impulses to organs with specific tasks. Bodies of preganglion cells of the sympathetic system are located inside the intermediary horn of the spinal cord between T1 and L2 or L3. Sympathetic ganglia are located closely to the spine and contain vertebral and paravertebral ganglions, including upper cervical and celiac ganglions. These long fibers come out of the ganglia to the organs, including smooth muscle fibers found within blood vessels, internal organs, lungs and eyes, as well as heart and many glands that are excreting internally.

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Bodies of the pregangliac cells of parasympathetic system are located in the brainstem as well as the sacral part of the spinal cord. Pregangliac fibers come out of the brainstem along 3rd, 7th, 9th and 10th brain nerve. This bundle contains approximately 75% of parasympathetic fibers, which are all about 1 to 2 millimeters long.

Specific details about SNS and PNS

Sympathetic nervous system (SNS) is a catabolic type, which indicates that it activates as a response to defense of the organism. Because of this, sympathetic nervous system accelerates heart rate and contractibility of the muscles, causes bronchodilation, glycogenesis in the liver, increases the strength of muscles and also causes palms to sweat. Ejaculation is another typical nervous reaction which is dealt by Sympathetic Nervous System.

Parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), on the other hand, is working as an anabolic. It stimulates secretion and mobility of the digestion system, slows down heart rate and reduces blood pressure. Erection is a typical nervous function dealt by parasympathetic nervous system.

There are two main neurotransmitters in automatic nervous system: acetylcholine and noradrenaline. Fibers that excrete acetylcholine are called cholinergic fibers and these include all pregangliac fibers, as well as all postgangliac parasympathetic fibers. On the other hand, fibers that excrete noradrenaline are called adrenergic and these include the majority of postgangliac sympathetic fibers, except those whose task is to innervate piloerection, sweatglands and blood vessels that are of cholinergic properties. However, sweat glands on palms and cheeks also indicate the effect of adrenergic stimulation. There are dozens of different subtypes of adrenergic and cholinergic receptors, depending on the exact location of the organ in question.