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Female Arousal Gels--Do They Really Work?

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You have probably seen the commercials touting a female arousal gel. A couple is in bed discussing their sex life prior to the gel. Then we see fireworks or a rocket shooting into space and the look of smug satisfaction on the woman. Her husband seems pretty pleased himself.

For female sexual enhancement, arousal gels may do the trick for many women. They can help women get in the mood and feel the sensations of pleasure because they stimulate erogenous zones and according to their advertisements, therefore increase the desire to have sex.

These arousal stimulants are topical gels, rubbed on the top, around the sides and underneath the hood of the clitoris. The gel then stimulates sensitivity and creates a gentle warming sensation increasing female pleasure during intimacy. Gel also can be inserted by a finger to lubricate the shallow G-spot.

Female arousal gels are not personal lubricants. They are for women who do not have any serious medical issues but who just need or want a little help getting aroused. Also called foreplay gels or clitoral stimulants, they are all about female satisfaction. Arousal gels are designed to intensity a woman’s climax.

But do they really work? One popular brand says right on the box that in a clinical study, 75 percent of women were satisfied. The participants reported heightened arousal, sexual pleasure and sensitivity where it counts most. Other arousal gels show anecdotal evidence they help increase blood flow in the genital area. Anything that increases sensitivity will almost certainly increase the pleasure felt in that area.

When looking for a quality arousal enhancing gel, you may want to look for the following ingredients: Methyl Salicylate, Niacin, L-Arginine HCL, Methyl Nicotinate, Acetylcholine, Amrinone and Bamethan. It is important to make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.

Most of the female enhancement gels out today have super smooth, silk-like textures in order to apply effortlessly. Female arousal gels are typically water soluble and non-staining so your sheets won’t give you and your sexual activity away.

If you’re looking to try some sexual enticement, there are female arousal gels in the mainstream marketplace like drugstores and supermarkets. You also can find them at sex toy stores and even buy them online without a prescription.

That’s good news for all women. And what’s good for women in this case is pretty good for men as well.

Stacy Lloyd is a writer and video producer in Phoenix, Arizona. A former television news journalist, she covered stories around the world. Currently, she produces corporate and non-profit videos and broadcast programming.

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