Weekender #140

The Assist Newsletter
June 21, 2024
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🤔 Brainteaser of the day: What can soar without wings, whisper without sound, and create dreams while you’re awake?

Click here for the answer.

Today’s checklist: 

    • Silent Epidemic in Men’s Health
    • Beach Day Beauty
    • The docuseries we’re digging


🏡 Home: 75 outdoor kitchen design inspirations.

💜 Relationships: 7 signs you’re very attracted to someone who doesn’t feel the same way.

📝 Jobs: How to use ChatGPT to write a resume.

🗣️ Communication: How many follow-up emails is too many?

🍎 Health: Ditch sugary sports drinks and swap them for these electrolyte rich foods.


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Silent Epidemic: Navigating Men’s Health Issue of ED


Raise your hand if you’ve ever been with a guy and things didn’t go as planned. It’s okay—I’ve been there too.

Whether it’s due to a few too many drinks or performance anxiety, it’s a common issue, yet it’s rarely discussed openly by either gender.

As we observe Men’s Health Month, let’s address this topic candidly. We’re seeing what many are calling an epidemic of sexual health issues among men.

Shockingly, a recent study has shown that about half of men in their 30s are affected by erectile dysfunction (ED).

This issue spans generations, but it has become particularly pronounced among Millennials, who have grown up with unlimited access to pornography. This exposure is negatively impacting not just their sexual function but their mental health as well.

Experts like Dr. Catherine Hood have pointed out that performance anxiety, fueled by unrealistic expectations from pornography, is a significant contributor to this trend.

Discussion platforms like Reddit are filled with young men openly seeking advice and sharing their struggles with ED and porn-induced erectile dysfunction (PIED).

According to specialists like Dr. Janine David, frequent masturbation influenced by porn consumption has altered what is considered ‘normal,’ leading to reduced sensation and arousal during actual sexual encounters.

This overstimulation can desensitize individuals to more typical sexual experiences, making it difficult to maintain normal sexual functioning.

Dr. David emphasizes that good communication is crucial, especially for couples navigating the challenges of ED. It can dispel doubts about infidelity and reduce feelings of insecurity, which are often intertwined with ED.

As women, it’s vital to understand that if a man is experiencing ED, it’s not a reflection on you, your desirability, or anything you’ve done. It’s a widespread issue tied to a complex mix of psychological, physical, and lifestyle factors.

The best approach is to educate ourselves about these issues.

By understanding the underlying causes and complexities of men’s sexual health, we can foster empathy and support our partners more effectively. Open dialogue about these sensitive topics can lead to better understanding and healthier relationships.

Let’s use this information to break down barriers and encourage open conversations that lead to deeper understanding and support.

By doing so, we can help ensure that issues like ED are recognized as important health concerns deserving of attention and understanding.

Thania (TA Content Mgr)

Thania (TA Content Mgr)




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Beach Day Beauty


Summer is here!

Keep your beauty routine simple yet stunning with these must-haves for a perfect beach day.

Beach Beauty Essentials:

  • Stay Flawless: This waterproof foundation from Urban Decay will keep your skin looking fresh all day.
  • Tame Those Waves: Keep your hair smooth and frizz-free with this leave-in conditioner.
  • Lip Protection: Keep your lips hydrated and sun-safe with this SPF lip balm.
  • Glow On-the-Go: Add a touch of radiance with this illuminizer.
  • Stay Dewy: Protect your skin with this lightweight SPF moisturizer.
  • Beachy Waves: Get that perfect texture with this texture spray.
  • Lift Those Lashes: Waterproof and volumizing, this mascara is a beach bag essential.


Colorful and vibrant, LuLa Rich showcases a lively array of patterned leggings, capturing the dynamic and bold spirit of the brand in a dazzling visual display.



Even with the high expectations set by multi-level-marketing sagas, Amazon’s latest docuseries, LulaRich, stands out as an extraordinary outlier.

Why? Because, no matter how wild you anticipate it to be, it continuously surpasses those expectations with new levels of lunacy.

The billion-dollar clothing empire LuLaRoe is accused of misleading thousands of women through their multi-level marketing platform.

“LulaRich” is a gripping four-part docuseries that meticulously chronicles the rise and unraveling of LuLaRoe, exposing the deceptive practices and the profound impact on its former consultants.

For fans of: The Dropout, WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn.

Watch it with: Your favorite bestie who loves the drama.

Pair it with: A sushi and sake 🍶.


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Moving Beyond Labels


What’s a misconception about the LGBTQ+ community you’d like to clear up?

I think there is this misconception that LGBTQIA+ folks want there to be this constant focus on their sexuality, gender, etc.

While this community does deserve times, places, and spaces to feel safe, liberated, and celebrated, there is also a lot of power in normalization and feeling like just another person on the planet.

Loving someone “unconventional” or going by certain pronouns is only part of who I am, and in a lot of ways, shouldn’t have a huge impact on how you function.

Instead of focusing on what makes us “other”, I think we need strike the balance of showing genuine interest, empathy, and respect with our ability keep a wider scope and keep moving forward.

photo of TA reader, Daniella P.

Daniella P.


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Adorable fluffy dog named Ringo, lounging upside down on a couch, surrounded by playful bone and paw print graphics, highlighted as the 'Pet of the Week.’

Meet Ringo


Ringo is a fluffy, blue merle, American corgi.

His favorite treats include bacon begin’ strips and kitten food.

He enjoys nothing more than splooting his little legs on the hardwood floor for a good nap and showing off his little toe beans to the world when he does so.

He has about 26 different nicknames (Ringo the Dingo, Ringy Dingy, Ding Ding, Dingo Dog, Little Loaf, Chubby Sausage Dog, etc.) and generally comes to you when he hears any word with “ing”in it.

He is a heckin’ good boy and very loved and spoiled by his mom and dad.

💌 We’re huge pet lovers at The Assist—submit this form if you’d like us to feature your fur baby in a future issue!


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