Sexual Arousal Oil: Helpful Or Hype?

Elusive orgasm? We put Zestra Essential Arousal Oils to the test.

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All women deserve sexual satisfaction, and the good news is there's something on the market that will help you get it—no matter if the culprit is painful intercourse, loss of libido, or difficulty in maintaining arousal or achieving orgasm. (Of course, it's also good for kicking up the kink for any ol' vagina, orgasmically challenged or not.) 10 Surprising Orgasm Facts

Zestra Essential Arousal Oil is the only product of its kind that has doctors singing its praises. According to a report from the prestigious Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, "use of Zestra results in increased clitoral and vaginal warmth, heightened arousal, and increased sexual pleasure."


Originally conceived of as a woman's equivalent to a man's Viagra, Zestra is a topical botanical formulation that relieves female sexual dysfunction symptoms that may or may not have been brought about by factors such as stress, hormonal changes, cancer treatment involving surgery, radiation, chemotherapy or hormone therapy, use of antidepressants, or menopause.

That's quite good news, especially for countless women who have struggled over the choice between maintaining mental health or experiencing a fulfilling sex life. Your Love Life on Drugs

How it works: Topically apply Zestra to the clitoris and labia before intercourse and within minutes you will begin to feel a gradual warming that will peak at 10 minutes and last for up to 45 minutes. Too much intensity? Simply wash it off with soap and continue where you left off.


One thing to note: Zestra should not be used with latex condoms because it is oil-based, but is safe to use with polyurethane condoms.

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An initial application of Zestra on tongue and hand makes it more than clear that further trials should best wait till this weekend. That said, Love Buzz is giving the concoction the green light until then.

The ingredient list is spectacular, free of any preservatives, hormones or any other nasties that you would not want making its way into your mouth or into the nether regions. As a former skin care editor, this Love Buzz author can vouch for the safe and effective ingredient line-up, as well as the functional single-dose packaging that makes Zestra both a convenient and potent application.


Ingredients such as the borage seed and evening primrose oils, along with angelica and coleus forskohlii extracts, have long been used in traditional medicine to treat a host of menstrual and menopausal symptoms. Here, they work with theobromine, a chemical stimulant similar to caffeine, by increasing blood flow and nerve conduction in your most private areas. With the added bonuses of antioxidants vitamin C and E, you really could swap this in as an anti-aging serum if you're ever in a fix.

Not only that, but it tastes alright, too!

Ingredients: Borage Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Angelica Extract, Coleus Forskohlii Extract, Theobromine, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E); Flavor.