When it comes to choosing which role you take in the bedroom, does your digestive system have a say? Douching can make you feel a lot better about your cleanliness, but do you worry about longer and maybe deeper sessions? There are two schools of thought as to what you should and should not eat, probiotics and fiber. Which one is more important? Well it depends on your personal digestive issues and concerns.
One way to help you feel better about your cleanliness is watching what you eat. We need to thank our friends over at Gay Pop Buzz . com for helping out in this touchy subject.
Many gay men who identify as bottoms struggle with digestive issues. The problems run the gamut, from feeling “backed up” to challenges with passing stools. Throw in things like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and it can become a real mess. To remedy what ails them, some guys turn to various products that promise regularity in the form of a psyllium husk pill or powder.
While there’s nothing wrong with this approach, supplements shouldn’t be thought of as an “end all – be all” pathway to comprehensive digestive health. According to fairly recent research, millions of Americans are turning to probiotics as a natural way to promote regularity. For gay men who bottom, the positive benefits of inclusion are many.
What are probiotics?
In a nutshell, probiotics are a kind of “friendly” bacteria that live in the intestinal tract. They play an important role in helping your “gut system” stay healthy while promoting regular bowel movements.
You may not know this but many forms of “good” bacteria (flora) are killed when you 1) take certain anti-biotics, 2) eat sugary foods or 3) experience excessive stress. If you have a deficit of good bacteria, you run the risk of developing food allergies. You can also experience skin problems and even worsen depression.
The good news is that you can eat probiotic foods that help to replace what might be lost. In the process, you’ll be promoting meaningful bowel movements, which ultimately enhances your bottom experience. – GayPopBuzz.com
Is this going to be a lot of work? Am I going to have to buy additives and do special drinks and such? It looks like all the options GayPopBuzz.com mention could be simply substituted into a daily diet. For more on each of the following 7 possible probiotic rich foods you can include in your schedule, head over to GayPopBuzz.com.
Another addition to this list could be #8 Raw Cheese – Goat’s milk, sheep’s milk and A2 cows soft cheeses are particularly high in probiotics, including thermophillus, bifudus, bulgaricus and acidophilus. Always buy raw and unpasteurized cheeses if you want to receive any probiotics. (draxe.com)
Gaylife.com mentions that fiber is one of the more important foods if you are looking to bottom. They break it down to soluble and insoluble fiber.
The soluble fiber gives fluidity to the feces, this way avoiding constipation and hemorrhoids (it also helps avoiding flatulence). This fiber absorbs the water and swell in the stomach inhibiting the absorption of glucose (sugar) and lipids. Also the water absorption keeps the feces from becoming too dry. Peas, dry fruit like oats and nuts, and fruits such as apples and bananas are a great source of soluble fibers.
Insoluble fibers on the other hand do not absorb water and they accelerate the work of the intestine also avoiding constipation. Vegetables, wheat bran, cereals, soybeans and whole grains are an excellent source of these kinds of fibers.
Now, fiber must be ingested throughout the day to ensure a stable digestive cycle. You can balance your meals by eating some fruit in between, or before, and ensure that you eat fiber on your meals: lots of vegetables, lettuce and rocket. A breakfast rich in fruit and oatmeal or some yogurt for example is a good way to balance your digestion during the day.
Always remember that by eating the fruit truly means eating, not just drinking its juice – the fibers in fruit are basically concentrated in their body.
Pay attention to these 2 foods that you MUST avoid if you wish your bottom to be ready for some action:
Red meat – although full of protein, most meats are very greasy and takes the body a lot of energy to digest
Pepper – Most of the times our bodies do not have any chemical capacity to digest strong peppers, which means they come out the same way they got in. It helps worsen hemorrhoids. – Gaylife.com
Each of our bodies are different and we should have an idea by now as to what kinds of foods to definitely avoid eating if desiring to bottom, but have you found a food that has helped you balance yourself out so you can not be as worried?
The biggest thing most sites say to do is to eat and eat healthy. Don't starve yourself because a big holiday weekend is coming up and you want to have as much fun as you can and not worry about anything back there. Eating healthy and being healthy should be your number one concern. Sorry guys.
One thing it seemed that none of the sites said was talk to your doctor. Is this too much of a touchy subject to bring up with your general practitioner?
What have you found that has worked for you?
What are the foods you eat?
What are the foods you avoid?
h/t: Conrad Braxton over at Gay Pop Buzz . com