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Matt is a GR8NESS contributing writer on such subjects as pets, CBD, pain relief, sexual health, time management, and family & parenting. When he's not placed in the awkward position of referring to himself in the third person, Matt tries to keep two Dachshunds, an 18-year old daughter, and one wife blissfully happy but not necessarily in that order.

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Is Having “Blue Balls” a Real Thing?

Yep. Sure is! No question about it. Now, you might be asking yourself, "Matt, how can you make a statement with such a sense of conviction?" Easy, I'm the owner of a pair of testicles. Trust me, GR8 friends, Blue Balls is all-too-real. And I've got the science to back...
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8 Reasons Why Your Crotch Is Always Itchy

In the big scheme of things, an itch barely registers on our annoyance scales. Then again, the location and cause of that itch directly impact just how annoying it is. For example, a hungry mosquito on your forearm at dusk? Slap! Life goes blissfully on. But a persistent, relentless, ready-to-tear-your-skin-off...
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Self-Care Is Finally Coming to Men: Why That’s a GR8 Thing

When it’s time for a haircut, I go to a barbershop. Fifteen-or-so chairs with cracked red leather and cigarette burns from a kinder, more carcinogenic time. Straight razor shaves, hot lather, sports talk, and ear hair as far as the eye can see. Hair “consultation?” The barber asks me what...
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8 Questions Every Man Should Ask at Their Annual Physical

I can’t speak for women, but I can speak for myself: I hate going to doctors. The inconvenience, the terrible morning TV show is blaring away, the dismissive receptionist, and the waiting. And waiting, and waiting. What you must understand about men is this: generally speaking, most men don’t care...
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Giving Thanks for Healthy Testicles

Well, it’s that time of year again when a young man’s thoughts turn to turkey, football and—of course—testicles, which can only mean one thing: it’s Movember! Here at GR8NESS, we want to do our part to help raise awareness of men’s health issues, so we decided to tackle (so to...
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The Low Down On Why it Won’t Go Up

1:02 am — a darkened bedroom. Two bodies writhe in a pile of twisted, tortured sheets. The man, chest hairs damp with sweat, turns to the woman and says, “I can’t seem to get an erection." Unfortunately, it’s pretty typical for guys my age. I wouldn’t worry about it. You continue...
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Digital Domain: Preparing for Your First Prostate Exam

There are certain moments in a man’s life that he looks back upon with a deep sense of fondness and great appreciation. A digital rectal exam (DRE), or prostate exam does not fall into that category. That’s not to say that you won’t remember it—trust me—you will. But, as with...
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Intermittent Fasting for Better Men’s Health

Intermittent fasting is an eating strategy where a person eats food during certain times of the day but deprives themselves of food during other parts of the day. A person on an intermittent fasting schedule will usually deprive themselves of food for long periods, typically 16 hours, and consume food...