Yuck. Your head is stuffy. Your nose is runny. Your eyes are blotchy and red. And your energy level is a whopping zero. There’s nothing worse than waking up not only on the wrong side of the bed but with a cold.

Men receive plenty of flak for being basically dysfunctional when they’re sick, and perhaps for good reason, since having flu-like symptoms impacts every aspect of your personality and life — as well as your sexual performance. Since many men tie their sense of self and ego to their ability to satisfy their partner sexually, feeling less than their best can be difficult to manage. But considering the countless germs that swirl during this time of year, your chances of contracting a sickness are high.

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