The best excitement gels, sprays and serums


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There is no magic cure for bad and boring sex. And any attempt to fix this has to start with honest, open communication between you and the person you’re having sex with (I know, boring!). But the are some products that will help you – or just improve it if you are already happy with the sex you have. Vibrators and other sex toys are highly recommended solutions, but if you’re looking to take it a few more notches let me introduce you to the world of arousal gels, sprays and serums – all designed to help you and your partner experience pleasurable sensations. increased.

“As much as I would love to say that our body and mind were always on the same page, unfortunately this is not always the case. There are times when we want to believe that our body is hungry for sex, but due to a million other factors, our mind does not allow us to completely relax to become sufficiently aroused during foreplay, ”explains Tatyannah king, sex blogger and graduate student of the Widener University Center for Human Sexuality Studies. “This is when arousal gels and sprays can come in handy as they help us reach the arousal phase of sexual desire.”

A 2008 study examined how arousal gels affected 500 sexually active heterosexual women aged 18 to 59, with most participants saying that using arousal gel met or exceeded expectations, increased sensitivity in their genital area and enhanced their intimate experience, King notes. And while arousal products have been around at least since 2008, they seem to be having a moment in today’s sexual wellness market, with modern sex brands like Lady and Cake releasing their own versions of arousal gels, each designed for different genitals.

So what should you know before adding a new stimulating oil, spray or gel to your sex routine? First, be aware that excitement products are not the same as personal lubricant, although they can increase lubrication. Personal lubricant is usually a water-based product (also based on silicone, oil, or a hybrid form) that mimics the body’s natural lubrication that occurs during sex. “Arousal oils and gels are like an aphrodisiac for your skin that helps put you in a good mood. Excitation gels work by increased blood flow to genital tissues, which can improve sexual arousal, lubrication and orgasm, ”says King.

You should also be on the lookout for products that contain ingredients like glycerin, parabens, petroleum jelly, benzocaine, menthol, or propylene glycol. While King notes that these ingredients aren’t harmful, they might just have some irritating side effects like burning or itching. And as with any serum, oil, or cream you’re about to apply to your body, King recommends doing a quick skin test by massaging a few drops into your wrist before putting it elsewhere. “If your skin starts to rash or has an adverse reaction to the product, do not use this lubricant. Still, I don’t necessarily assume that if your outer skin doesn’t have a bad reaction to the product, that automatically means you won’t have a reaction internally, but the quick skin test on your wrist is at least a good place. to start, ”she adds.

Above all, be sure to check if a product is safe to use with condoms. “If the product is oil-based, it can potentially break down the material of a latex condom (and silicone sex toys as well), so be sure to check the ingredients before use,” says King.

So, to start your journey to better sex, here are nine arousal gels, sprays, and serums for you, your partner, and everyone else involved.


Foria Awaken Arousal Oil with CBD

Foria offers a collection of 100% vegetable and organic hemp products for daily privacy and well-being. Arousal Arousal Oil is the brand’s bestseller – a topical designed to enhance pleasure and help relieve discomfort, especially for people with endometriosis, vaginismus and other aches and pains. pelvic and genital.


Cake Stim for him

The sexual wellness brand Cake has diversified from its line of lubricants with the latest launch of stim for him, an excitement gel for your solo efforts. The gel produces an intense tingling sensation during male solo play, alternating between a cooling and warming sensation for maximum pleasure. The herbal formula includes natural extracts and ingredients like Kwao Krua Dang, caffeine, and niacin for a unique, uplifting sensation that will help even your solo sessions last longer.

Lady awakening serum

The recently launched arousal serum by the wellness brand founded by women is designed to generate a warm, tingling sensation for people with vulva to enhance and increase clitoral stimulation. The 100% natural water-based formula uses interesting ingredients like ginger, peppermint and cinnamon.


Promescent Climax control spray

This best-selling “delay spray” from Promescent is clinically proven to do just that. Lidocaine-based spray helps penis owners last longer in bed thanks to the brand’s patented fast-absorbing technology that doesn’t leave your partner feeling overall numb or transferring.


Promescent clitoral arousal gel

Promescent also offers a paraben and hormone free arousal gel designed to be massaged into sensitive areas like the clitoris, around the clitoral hood and lips to stimulate and intensify. Within five minutes of application, this clitoral arousal gel will produce a buzzing sensation with gentle warming effects.


Trojan arouses and intensifies

Trojan’s Arouses & Intensifies is a lubricant / arousal gel combo. So yes you can use it as a personal lubricant, it is safe to use with latex condoms and produces a range of warming, heating, cooling and tingling sensations for you and your partner.


CBD awakening spray by Playboy

Playboy has developed a CBD arousal spray for people with vulvae. It is lightly scented with vanilla, fast absorbing and includes a blend of Playboy’s specialty broad spectrum hemp CBD oil rich in phytocannabinoids, horny goat weed and kava root to create warm sensations and exciting.

Intimate Mood Oil Voila

Intimate Mood Oil Voilà – Excite

Developed by Dr. Karen Patrusky, OB-GYN, Board Certified, this ‘mood oil’ includes natural ingredients like coconut oil and peppermint for those seeking a more organic sexual experience and invigorating. And while the brand’s slogan promises to “satisfy your feminine spirit,” this arousal oil will excite your spirit, too.


Bad Day Killer Clitoral Balm

With Unbound’s OMG Spot Serum, King recommends this clitoral balm to help increase the sensitivity of the clitoris. Thanks to a base of coconut and almond oil, this smooth balm glides on easily to boost blood circulation and create a warming effect.


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