Saturday, August 18, 2012

Oh!!! Limp Pricks


That was our London Olympics Badminton singles silver medalist being consoled by the FLOM. 

So, it could not have been the odour from Rosmah’s left armpit that caused Chong Wei to lose the gold as alleged by a certain Facebook posting. 

However, it could have been the “Jonah” effect of her very presence, see “Rosmah the Jonah” by Mariam Mokhtar in Malaysiakini. 

Anyway, talking about Olympics, Edwin Ng does not believe that the games was named after Olympia in southern Greece where it was first held in 776BC and offers an alternative explanation:

A slave call girl from Sardinia named Gedophamee was attending a great but
as yet unnamed athletic festival 2500 years ago near a revered mountain site in Greece.
In those days believe it or not the athletes performed naked.
To prevent unwanted and nuisance arousal while competing, the men imbibed freely on drink containing saltpeter(potassium nitrate) before and throughout the variety of events. 
At the opening ceremonial parade Gedophamee observed the first wave of magnificent naked males marching toward her and she exclaimed: " OH!! Limp Pricks!"

Over the next two and a half millenniums that simple phrase morphed into the name of what continues to be the world's greatest athletic competition.

Sex before competing: Does it really affect athletes' performance?

However, CNN reports that there's no truth to the myth that sex before a match hurts athletes' performance, officials say.
  • Sex can actually benefit an athlete before competing, sports official says
  • Sex can help distract athletes and reduce their stress levels
  • But alcohol, cigarettes and lack of sleep can harm athletic performance
Juan Carlos Medina, general coordinator of the sports department at the Tecnologico de Monterrey, a Mexico university, said sexual relations actually have benefits for athletes.

"It helps you feel relaxed and sexually, mentally and physically satisfied," he said. "This contributes to reduce the athlete's anxiety levels before an important match."

According to Medina, sex helps to distract the mind from the competition and that helps sweep away mental fatigue, which is more dangerous than physical fatigue.

Maria Cristina Rodríguez Gutierrez, director of sports medicine at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, said that the oxygen consumption and the calories burned during a sexual encounter are minimal: "Sex only burns between 200 and 300 kilocalories, which doesn't compare to running a marathon or just a regular workout session. You can restore these calories by eating a chocolate bar or drinking a can of soda."

Rodriguez indicated that the moderation is the key. "Every athlete or player, professional or amateur, can have sex as long as he or she goes to bed early, hydrates, avoids mood altering drinks and cigarettes, because all this has a negative impact on their body."

Does saltpeter suppress male ardor?

Cecil Adam has this to say:

The official word is that potassium nitrate (KNO3), more commonly employed as an ingredient in gunpowder, has no therapeutic value as an anaphrodisiac, contrary to legend. Cecil of course believes this. Still, when you look at what the stuff does do, you can see where the idea got started. Saltpeter can cause relaxation of involuntary muscle fiber (for which reason it's used to treat asthma) and it's occasionally prescribed to lower body temperature in cases of fever. From there it's not much of a leap to think that "niter," as it was called in the old days, might cure "sexual fever," and in fact a few doctors urged it for that purpose centuries ago.

From what I can tell the idea wasn't taken too seriously, but apparently sailors in the British navy leapt to conclusions when they learned that potassium nitrate was being used to preserve the meat used aboard their ships. Ever since the inmates of almost any large all-male institution, ranging from boarding schools to the army, have been convinced that the higher-ups were slipping the stuff into the mashed potatoes (or whatever) to cool the jets of the rank and file. During the world wars, for example, it was widely believed that government-issue cigarettes were soaked in saltpeter.

Potassium nitrate & Sensitive Teeth

Potassium nitrate is used in toothpastes for sensitive teeth, see Sensodyne Gum Care.
Potassium nitrate penetrates the dentinaltubules and depolarizes the nerves, decreasing the painful stimulus.

No, gents, there are no clinical reports that claim any benefit of topical potassium nitrate on premature ejaculation. 

1 comment:

  1. Here are the top nine comments made by NBC sports commentators during the Summer Olympics that they would like to take back:

    1. Weightlifting commentator: "This is Gregoriava from Bulgaria. I saw
    her snatch this morning during her warm up and it was amazing."

    2. Dressage commentator: "This is really a lovely horse and I speak from personal experience since I once mounted her mother."

    3. Paul Hamm, Gymnast: "I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father."

    4. Boxing Analyst: "Sure there have been injuries, and even some deaths in boxing, but none of them really that serious."

    5. Softball announcer: "If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again."

    6. Basketball analyst: "He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn't like it. In fact you can see it all over their faces."

    7. At the rowing medal ceremony: "Ah, isn't that nice, the wife of the IOC president is hugging the cox of the British crew."

    8. Soccer commentator: "Julian Dicks is everywhere. It's like they've got eleven Dicks on the field."

    9. Tennis commentator: "One of the reasons Andy is playing so well is that, before the final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them...
    Oh my God, what have I just said?"

    Thanks Sharif. Selamat Hari Raya, Mohon Maaf Lahir dan Batin (Pluit-style la)