Female orgasm gels talk a big game; but do they deliver?
Women for whom an orgasm can be more work than fun have a bevy of options waiting in the wings these days: lubricants, sex toys, G-spot shots, and now orgasm gels, among others. According to Metro.co.uk, the average woman's orgasm lasts 28 seconds but can be extended to last up to 107 seconds.
The Durex Play O gel, for example, boasts easier and better orgasm achievement, according to the company's French ads. While not yet available in the US, there are several other products like Play O already on the market, such as Orgasmix and Climatique.
The active ingredient in all three products is L-arginine, an amino acid that occurs naturally in our systems to help produce relaxed blood vessels and improve circulation–clearly a helpful reaction for sexual stimulation. Application of the gel also produces a cooling sensation, which sounds a lot like the effects of Icy Hot on sore muscles; I'll leave you to rate the pleasure factor of that analogy.
The FDA has yet to review any of these products, and they are not safe to use while pregnant. While an elusive female orgasm often requires more attention than a mere physical stimulant, these gels might be worth a try for those seeking an extra boost in the sack.