Should You Get Herpes STD Testing?

Read This Herpes STD Personal Experience Story

Testing At-Home or A Lab Near You
Depressed about Herpes?
I think everyone gets depressed when they first learn they have herpes. I know that I did. It was going on 20 years ago for me, and since then I have learned how to get over depression regarding herpes. I have also learned how to never have an outbreak, which is a big factor of course. (How you can prevent outbreaks can be learned through my website below.)

I now help people prevent herpes outbreaks. I have websites, and I get a lot of emails, and quite a few phone calls too. I have heard many many stories by people who were depressed about having herpes. I have heard from people who were suicidal over it too.
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How To Improve Male Sexual Performance Abilities

Add yet another male healthy benefit from regular exercise and physical fitness!
In a study published August 5 in the Journal of Sexual Medicine doctors revealed that even a small amount of weight loss can lead to an improvement in erectile dysfunction in males. While there are many effective medications on the market that can treat erectile dysfunction, for obese men with type II diabetes changing their eating habits may be just as effective in relieving symptoms.According to doctors nearly 40% of the overweight diabetic population suffers from urological problems that often go ignored including erectile dysfunction and overactive bladder syndrome. In a recent study 31 obese men with type II diabetes who suffered these symptoms were put on two different types of diets and studied to see if weigh loss could help revive their sexual function....
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Erectile Dysfunction & Stress Effects

Strategies to Combat Stress-Related Erectile Dysfunction

Taking extra shifts at work, working longer hours, promotions, and there’s no doubt, you’re stressed to your outer limits. It doesn’t take a psychology degree to know that the rest of your life starts to suffer. You forgot to go to Johnny’s baseball game, you couldn’t make it to hang out with your friends after leaving the office, and your performance in the bedroom is less than you’d like.

In order to maintain an erection, many processes of the parasympathetic nervous system, responsible for sexual arousal, salivation, and digestion among other functions, must be in charge. When stressed, however, the sympathetic nervous system, responsible for the fight-or-flight response, takes over and the parasympathetic nervous system loses control. Luckily, there are many steps that can be taken to reduce stress and maintain parasympathetic control in order to maintain optimal performance in the bedroom.

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What Are Penis Cancer Risks Factors?

Penis Cancer: The Cancer that No One Wants to Talk About
A verdict was finally announced in the trial of the doctor who removed a Kentucky man’s penis during a routine circumcision and many are left wondering just how common penis cancer is and what kind of screening is available so that they do not have to worry about finding themselves in a similar situation.

When Phillip Seaton checked in for a routine circumcision to relieve swelling neither he nor his doctor could have imagined that a cancer diagnosis penis amputation and a full blown media circus were in their future. While many can sympathize with the trauma of waking up to find an intimate part of your anatomy missing it might be that impromptu surgery that saved Phillip Seaton’s life. Perhaps the biggest question is why wasn’t this cancer diagnosed sooner?

Though rare in the U.S. the American Cancer Society estimates that 320 men will die this year from penis carcinoma and another 1,360 cases will be diagnosed. Doctors often times find treating this type of cancer difficult as in about half of the cases treatment is delayed due reluctance, whether out of fear or embarrassment, to consult with a doctor. This delay can allow localized cancer to spread and ultimately lead to partial or complete amputation.

Every cancer has its own unique set of risk factors and penis cancer is no exception. While these risk factors make a man more likely to develop penile cancer it can also appear in someone with no risk factors at all.
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And so we come to the end

Dear readers, after three years roaming the hallowed halls of 720 California, Potty Blogger is clocking out and moving on to a new place of employment.

It has been a privilege to serve you during this time.

This blog has pointed out the obvious, introduced new vocabulary, helped reduced the volume of stall emailing, and even inspired pilgrims to make the journey to our fair headquarters.

But most of all, it has been about community. The common bond that occurs when a group of people see something mysterious in a men’s room and think, “Is a human being really responsible for that?”

Did we accomplish everything we hoped? No. There is still no bidet on the fourth floor. And we never did get a toilet with the incredible sucking power of this little baby. But I like to think that together, we made beautiful music together.

I bid you farewell. The whole blog is yours to continue to explore and enjoy, but here are some of my favorites posts from the past three years.

10. The ol' switcheroo

9. What the hell is THAT?

8. I need you to suck more and tumble less

7. Please close the gates of hell behind you

6. I am not now, nor have I ever been, a turd burglar

5. Soundtrack etiquette

4. Fourth floor makes a statement

3. Black (and Brown) Tuesday

2. Front loader

1. My E-level Vietnam

Executive hands, rejoice!

Luxury has arrived at 720 California and of course its first stop is Fourth Floor Men’s Room.

When you think about it, it’s kind of amazing that the baby-like skin of executive hands was ever subjected to the coarse and clumsy paper towel. But now that has been remedied once and for all with the installation of the Dyson Airblade.

Plan a field trip to fourth floor. Snap a picture of the amazing technology. But don’t linger too long--important hands need dryin’.

Testosterone And Cardiovascular Risk!

Testosterone doctorAs awareness of low testosterone grows, more and more men are asking their doctors about testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). However, doctors still worry about the ongoing safety debate surrounding the effects of testosterone administration on cardiovascular health.

A new study published this month in the Journal of Sexual Medicine further demonstrates the safety of TRT. The findings suggest that the use of testosterone in middle-aged to elderly men does not increase cardiovascular risk nor does it unfavorably affect men’s cardiovascular risk profile.(1) This safety update is important for the 38.7 percent of men over the age of 45 who may be suffering from low testosterone.(2)
Contribution by Kathleen Barry  202-835-9415
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Take an STD Test in the Privacy of Your Home

At-Home Tests Call 866-568-8945
The CDC reports that more than 16 percent of the U.S. population has genital herpes. A 2008 study found that one in four teenage girls has an STD. And about 2.8 million Chlamydia infections hit Americans each year.

Part of the reason those numbers are so high may be that people are still uncomfortable with STD testing.

After all, going to the doctor for an STD test means...
Continue to STD Test in the Privacy of Your Home...
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The 6 STDs Most Common for Men

Thanks to the STD testing resources available online finding out whether you have it can be quick, inexpensive, anonymous and FDA certified.

What do sex and a day at the beach have in common? If you don’t use protection, you could get burned. Of course, treatment for STDs is generally a lot more effective and a lot less slimy than rubbing aloe all over your skin.

Read on for more on what you should be watching out for in the bedroom (or on the beach, if that’s your style).
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ALERT: Turd on the Loose

Just received the following email: "Inconceivable crime scene, handi stall on 4."

I grabbed my reporter's notebook and headed in.

It appears that a turd crawled out of the penthouse bowl (leaving half of its body wedged under seat, it's "legs" dangling off the edge of the bowl) then dropped to the floor, scooted across the tile into the Peter Brady stall, shimmied up the edge of that bowl and then dropped itself into the neighboring toilet.


A very particular brand of hygiene

First floor men’s room is a hit-or-miss proposition. Steps from the lobby, it’s usually in pretty good shape since it has that “we want to make a good impression on our guests” thing going for it.

But it’s also the bathroom of choice for nervous-tummy job applicants. And the pre-interview deuce is not a friendly deuce.

Yesterday, the first floor penthouse stall provided a strange glimpse at one person’s particular brand of hygiene—a single paper towel left on the seat.

What sort of OCD makes a person say, “I can’t make a poopie unless there is a thin barrier of paper towel between my left buttock and the toilet seat”?

The fourth floor makes a statement

The poopers on four are not going down without a fight.

It’s almost as if somebody read our last blog entry about third floor and E-level vying for the title of “most vile” and decided that fourth floor, as the namesake of this blog, needed to get back into the mix.

Yesterday, they did so in a big way.

It started when a co-worker appeared at my office door, his face ashen and his voice shaky.

“Have you seen it?”

“Seen what?” I asked.

“Fourth floor. Penthouse stall. I can’t...”

His voice trailed off. He shook his head and shuffled away. He looked broken.

I grabbed my reporter’s notebook and headed in.

When I opened the door, there was an eerie silence. I was surprised not to walk into a wall of smell. Usually, when a tipster alerts me to a “must see” crime scene, you can pretty much tell what you’re going to see as soon as you open the door. But this was something else. Something more...mysterious.

I walked slowly toward the penthouse stall, my footsteps echoing in the empty(?) men’s room. The door to the stall was almost closed, but I could tell that it was not latched. I tapped it gently with my foot and it creaked open.

“What the hell happened here?”

The toilet was gagged with toilet seat covers—a bouquet of 20 or more, shoved in to the toilet as if to hold back the fires of hell. This was not neat work. The paper was crumpled and matted and showed signs of panic.

Strewn about the floor were another dozen toilet seat covers. Fallen solders. Some pristine and others mangled.

In the corner, a clutch of ten covers, huddled together. Almost as if they’d crawled into the corner to stay warm before expiring in a heap of dead tissue.

And the toilet seat cover holder? Still one or two sticking out of the cardboard, but the edges were jagged and torn. Like a pulpy flesh stump, fresh from an emergency amputation.

My eye went down to the toilet paper rolls. Surely this carnage was an act of desperation--a man who found himself without any other option and called upon the toilet seat covers as a last line of defense. But no...two relatively full rolls of toilet paper sat there, untouched. Mocking.

I stepped closer to the bowl and quickly realized that down at the roots of this tissue butt-plug was a dark and unhealthy chocolate brew. I backed away.

What kind of madness posses a man in his dark hour of need? Yesterday, we got our answer.

3 vs. E

Given the number of new employees at 720 California and the corresponding increase in readership, the staff here would like to address a common misconception about this blog.

This blog is NOT just about what happens in the fourth floor men’s room. Nay, this blog embraces the culture of ALL the restrooms at 720 California. It’s a state of mind rather than a destination.

In fact, if the international war crimes tribunal could only select one 720 California men's room to put on trial for crimes against humanity, they would have difficult time choosing between 3rd floor and E-level.

Both offer numerous examples of depravity and human suffering.

Third floor men’s room is the home toilet for a profoundly unhealthy workforce that does not know how to flush. It may also be the toilet of choice for a the Big Mac'r himself AND a co-worker that has the ability to shit out of his front. (Unless, god forbid, that is the work of the same mythical creature.) The walls are also a nauseating color, but that’s a little like criticizing the drapes a crime scene.

On the other hand, E-level is the scene if some of the most horrific dumps ever viewed ("...that's not a backpack") and I'm still convinced that there is a corpse rotting in one of the lockers by the door. And there's the ever-present danger that you might get pancaked into the (sole!) urinal by an eager pee-er quickly rounding the corner.

I give the slight edge to E-level based on two factors: the 24-hour "always open for business" schedule and the fact that lunch is regularly delivered to all who work on that floor.

Fire fighters know that a any blaze with a readily available fuel source and plenty of time to burn is a dangerous combination. That, my friends, is E-level in a nutshell.

Short toots

* Thanks to the mobile phone force member who texted Potty Blogger to let him know that a pair of dirty bike shorts were on the floor of the fourth floor men's room. (The tag in said shorts says "child's medium," suggesting that they belong to a certain partner whose name is on the building.)

* The big stall? You can call it "corner office" if you'd like, but we refer to it as "the penthouse" on this blog. Vive la difference!

* To the serial "chocolate sprinkler" who seems to be a new regular in third floor penthouse stall--we admire the precision of your craft. It's almost like you are gluing individual nuggets by hand, but of course that can't be the case. Can it?

* "Weak Tea" - a turdlet that has been left to brew in an otherwise clean bowl. (Full turds and a longer soak can lead to "strong coffee.")

* Remember to give a quick look, men. When you stand up, if any part of the seat is smudged with a brown substance, it's probably not chocolate cake. Do the next guy a favor and wipe down gym equipment for the next guy, OK?

* Thanks to the reader who recently recounted the tale of a friend whose "square fart" could not escape his round anus and had to be manually dissipated by an emergency room doctor. I don't know if this is true or what it has to do with the men's rooms at 720 California, but it's a magnificent story.

Men's Power Of Mind Therapy

Men’s Sexual Health Today, by Lisa Laba Sarkis.

Male sexual health is often a difficult topic. A lot of guys struggle with sexual health and are embarrassed to open up to seek help and support with a professional.
Common men's sexual health issues include: erectile dysfunction or impotence, performance anxiety, delayed ejaculation, premature ejaculation, low sexual desire or low libido and sexual aversion.
There are many reasons as to why males do not feel comfortable in seeking help. These might include cultural issues, being masculine there are certain views in society, discrimination, stigma, fear of failure, shame, guilt, peer pressure, social pressure and stereotypes.
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I need you to suck more and tumble less

Here at 720 California, certain toilets on certain floors have long had difficulty digesting a full “meal.”

But with a recent hiring explosion, something has happened to the water pressure in the building. When you add another 200 poopers into the mix, even the most robust plumbing system is bound to shudder under new demands.

As a result, the toilets in the stalls have developed a new coping mechanism--to give the appearance of function, they have adopted a tumbling regimen where once they sucked and swallowed.

This results in some odd creations.

For example, just yesterday, after a bit of business in the penthouse stall, I grabbed some toilet tissue, cleaned up and tossed it in the bowl. But when I hit flush, it did not suck the contents into the bowels of the plumbing system. Rather, it tumbled my turdlets and the wad of toilet paper into a cyclone, mashing them together in what can only be described as an everlasting gobstobber of shit. (See above photo.)

As fascinating (and oddly beautiful) as that is, the toilet’s job really isn’t to create fecal art projects, but to dispose of waste.

Three flushes later, I said goodbye to the gobstobber and left a fresh bowl for the next visitor.

Building superintendent, if you are a reader of this blog, please consider turning your knobs and dials to give our toilets a little more suck and a little less tumble.

Please close the gates of hell behind you

The struggle over bathroom soundtrack etiquette is well documented on this blog.

Out of respect for your co-workers, do you clench and try to minimize the amount of butt music during a #2 session? Or do you let fly, believing that you are entitled to anally whistle any tune you’d like during your time in the saddle?

It is, as they say, a personal decision.

But one thing that we can all agree on—the sounds of the men’s restroom should really be contained in the men’s restroom. But that’s difficult when a co-worker decides that the doorway to said men’s room is the best spot for an impromptu meeting.

Let me explain.

I was recently ensconced in the penthouse stall on three, working on a particularly troublesome bit of business. (Damn you taco truck!) Upon entering the men’s room, I had noticed several colleagues congregated around the door (a strange location to “hang out,” to be sure) but knew that the door itself provided a modicum of protection to all parties.

Mid deuce, I heard a co-worker open the door and, standing in the transom, begin a conversation with one of the gaggle outside.

My instinct to protect the innocent kicked in, I instructed my body to “cork it,” assuming that the chatty co-worker was simply making quick small talk and that he would close the door behind him so that he could conduct his own business.

I was wrong.

The co-worker began an extended conversation about a work/client thingy. I can’t tell you the details of this critical convo; the act of corkage takes a measure of concentration that prohibited me from fully listening. But I do know that the door remained fully open, potentially exposing my siren call to the entire third floor.

Thirty seconds passed. Then a minute. Somebody squeezed past him, did some urinal business and left—and yet the conversation continued.

A good three minutes later, I was just about to yell out “fire in the hole!” when the co-worker wrapped up his very important meeting and moved into the stall of last resort for a little quality time himself.

This is not OK, men. Talk inside. Talk outside. But pick a lane.

Fortunately, I was able to complete my transaction, wash up and leave. And while I was tempted to grab the trash can out of the kitchen and prop open the door so my co-worker could experience a taste of his own medicine, I suspect that the gesture would have lost on him.

Let’s keep those doors closed, men. Danger lurks within.

“Viagra Condom” Invented By British Biotechs

Condom Erectile Aid, STD Protection And Prevention

Despite public awareness of the importance of practicing safe sex there is an ongoing reluctance, especially among older generations, to use condoms during intercourse but with a new product about to launch condoms may start appealing to a whole new demographic. Nicknamed the “Viagra condom” Futura Medical’s CSD500 maybe the best thing that’s happened to prophylactics in years.
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Male Infertility - Risk Factors, Causes & Treatments

A guide to Male Infertility, problems, possible solutions etc.

Sperm Count Testing Online
When people think about fertility problems, they tend to think about women`s issues. However, infertility is not uncommon in men but happily, there tends to be simple ways to overcome most of the causes. Statistics suggest that out of all the couples who have unprotected intercourse over the period of a year, around 15 percent will not get pregnant. Of this group, male infertility accounts for around 20 percent of not conceiving. Many well known individuals and celebrities are among this group, including the chef Gordon Ramsay, so it`s fair to say that it can affect even the toughest of men!
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Is Your Relationship Suffering In The Bedroom?

For many couples across the UK relationship problems start in the bedroom. Sexual problems between partners can happen at any point in their relationship, especially when one or both of you are stressed or at a time of change. Essentially sex is one of the great rewards of being together, and forms an important part of a relationship. It is, for many, the difference between friendship and a relationship.
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Is Hypnotherapy The Answer To Male Sexual Issues?

Sexual Issues – Is hypnotherapy the answer?

Most men will face some form of sexual issue at some point in his life. Sexual difficulties can happen at an early age, after regular sexual satisfaction or develop gradually over time. Sometimes these problems quickly solve themselves, but on other occasions professional help may be needed. It may seem daunting but it is important to rule out any underlying illness so make a trip to the GP straight away if you are suffering any form of sexual difficulty.

Sexual difficulties or issues are normally classed as problems that prevent an individual or couple from having and enjoying sex. For men the most common problems are erectile impotence and premature ejaculation.
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When A Man Can't Sleep

Why Can't I Sleep?

That depends on a variety of factors really.  Stress is a leading cause of sleepless nights, whether it's  from stress at work, finances, relationships or other issues in your life.  Lifestyle is another reason why men have problems sleeping.  Shift work can take a toll on your body, especially if it your shift work changes from day to night on a regular basis and doesn't give your body time to adjust.  Maybe you work in a loud environment and your brain is still stimulated when you try to sleep.  Diets also play an issue in sleeplessness.  Drinking caffeine, in soda or coffee for example, and even in tea, shortly before bed is not a good idea.  Finally, some guys are genetically more prone to sleeplessness than others.

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Male Hot Flashes Really Do Exist!

Male menopause is something that does exist and while many people may not take this very seriously, there is a lot of research that has been done to explore male menopause further. Male hot flashes are very real and any man that experiences a hot flash will likely never forget it.
Many males choose not to talk about hot flash symptoms as this has been something that many people think only women experience. A hot flash for a male can actually be very scary and cause a great deal of alarm since it is something that is a taboo topic.


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Front loader

Over the years, the men’s restrooms at 720 California have been home to the mysterious (the backpack that was not a backpack), the confusing (where is that guy’s anus?), and the assaultive (a smell you can see.)

In this game you can become jaded. There’s a temptation to think that you’ve seen it all.

But then, mankind surprises you.

Apparently, one of my co-workers can crap out of his wang.

That’s the only way I can make sense of doo-doo on the front lip and underside of the toilet seat.

Yes, we have seen evidence on the front half of the bowl before. In that instance, our intrepid readers helpfully suggested that the culprit probably pulled a “reverse cowgirl” on it.

But this is something else all together.

This seems to be the work of a high-pressure nozzle producing a continuous stream. That stream then meandered up the front edge of the bowl, under the lip of the seat, and then burst forth with a final frosting on the top of the rim.

In other words, this guy seems to be able barf caca out of his penis.

We are through the looking glass, friends. I have no words of advice how to live in this brave new world.

There is a front loader among us. All hail, front loader.

San Francisco Considers Banning Infant Male Circumcision

(NaturalNews) A proposed ballot measure could end the practice of infant male circumcision in San Francisco, Calif., as soon as this fall. The measure, which needs 7,000 local signatures to be included on the November ballot, has sparked some controversy among local circumcision advocates. Proponents of the bill, however, say the procedure provides little to no benefit, and actually increases disease risk.

If passed, the bill will make it illegal to "circumcise, excise, cut or mutilate the foreskin, testicle or penis of another person who has not attained the age of 18." Violators of the ruling would be fined $1,000 and have to serve a year in prison.

Hello, Peeper

When conducting your #2 business at work, what is the one article of faith? The thing that you can count on unequivocally?

Is it, "While I'm sitting here expelling solid waste from my body, I can be reasonably sure that the walls will not open up next to me so that some stranger is eye level with my bare ass cheeks."

Well, you would be wrong.

Twice. TWICE in the last month, I have been in the penthouse stall, minding my own business (literally) when the toilet paper dispenser next to me SWUNG OPEN at the aforementioned ass level so that some unseen janitorial hand could replace the toilet paper.

And on one such occasion, the peeper also got a pretty good look at my tiles in a Words with Friends game I was working on. (This is safe zone, friends. No judgment for multi-taskers.)

So beware, friends. The very WALLS are not to be trusted. Privacy is dead.

Either my company employs a guy that can create the brownest, thickest lougies ever made...

or else somebody took a dump in the big boy urinal on three.

Cheating On My Wife, The Woman I Love

Guy's Unfaithful Marital Infidelity In A Sexless Marriage

Posted by UghMyLife:
My problem is that for the last two months, I've been cheating on my wife. I don't say it with any pride, and I know it's a terrible thing to do. I still love her, and she's the greatest thing that's ever happened to me -- but the problem is, our marriage has been almost totally sexless for the last four years. We have been married for ten years, since we were both in our early 20s. We used to be having sex at least once a day, we were on totally the same wavelength, but since then she's slowly been dialing it back -- not in the mood, has a headache, too tired -- until we're at where we are today.

I'm lucky if we have sex once a month, and even then I know she doesn't even like doing it. There's nothing worse than looking in your partner's eyes and knowing that she's just *putting up* with your sexual needs. It used to be an intimate connection, something we shared, a special bond. But now it's a chore.

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The New Year Just For Guys!

The Health Check-ups Guys Need To Get This Year!
Contribution by Dr. Z, ND
It's a new year and the time is upon us to start focusing on one of the most important resolutions you can make: Your health is your wealth!
Different age groups of course have different health concerns. Below is a list of health concerns by age group, and steps a guy should be taking NOW to maintain and improve your health in the coming years.

Free Jar Fat Pills
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Male Potency Patch
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Guys Health -- Ages 25 to 45
1) Physical activity
Stay active to maintain good health.
2) Sexually transmitted diseases.
Get STD lab testing. No doctor's office visits needed.
More on Newsletter Just For Guys!...
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A foul stew

Happy New Year, dear readers. Sorry for the hiatus. Back in the saddle at 720. Literally.

A frightful scene to start the day in the third floor penthouse stall. Usually, an early morning stop in the big boy stall is an unmitigated joy--a freshly cleaned canvas, plenty of room to stretch out, and no waiting.

But this morning, a foul stew waited. And while I did not make careful inspection, I would guess that it was mainly beef and not a lot of vegetables. Maybe a potato or two.

It’s a new year and there are lots of new bottoms roaming the halls, so let us reiterate common courtesy rule #1 here at 720—once you have completed your business, turn and inspect the bowl, if there is anything in there but crystal clear water, flush. Repeat as necessary until the bowl is completely clear.

I wish that was the worst of it, but less than an hour later, I found myself back in third floor men’s room and, apparently, something had died in there in the intervening hour. And whatever “thing” that had passed, my nose suggested that it had voided itself completely before uttering its final breath and that it was also on some sort of rapid decomposition progression.

Anyhoo, men. It’s a new year. Let’s remember that colon health is not only a gift to yourself, it’s a gift to your coworkers.