Blossom Organics Pure Pleasure Arousal Gel

I have always been curious about arousal gels. I may become aroused perfectly easily but who doesn’t want to add a little oomph now and then? I’ve a tried a few products that have been disappointing, but that hasn’t killed my curiosity.

Blossom Organics products were formulated by a woman for other women. They are water-based and use pure, organic, and body-safe ingredients and are pH balanced to mimic a woman’s natural body chemistry.

The packaging is tasteful and attractive, but both the box and bottle do say “arousal gel, gel stimulant,” so you may not want to leave them laying about. The .75 fluid ounces of Blossom Organics Pure Pleasure Arousal Gel comes in a small plastic bottle about 3 3/4″ in height and 4 1/4″ in circumference, with a pump top. This makes it easy to pump the gel out onto your fingers or directly onto your body. As it is a gel, I expected it to be thick and well…gel-like, but it is really more of a liquid. I found it messier and more difficult to control than expected, but still easy to massage onto my clit.

Blossom Organics Pure Pleasure Arousal Gel has a sort of warm, earthy, slightly cinnamony scent that sticks around on my fingers for a while after applying if I don’t wash them right away. Within about 15 seconds of applying the Pure Pleasure Arousal Gel I have a lovely warm and tingly sensation that makes me all wiggly and distracted. It feels like the blood is rushing in to fill my clit and the surrounding area. Within a minute and half the tingling is much stronger and I have a simultaneous warm and cool sensation carousing about my nether regions. Just a few drops is enough to really get me going and the longest I have lasted before playing is about 10 minutes.

Simply blow on the area where you’ve massaged the Arousal Gel and it kicks up that cooling sensation quite a bit. The Arousal Gel adds to play by not only turning me on more, but it has a circular effect. The more turned on I get, the more engorged, and the more engorged, the stronger the sensation of the gel. It also really ramps up my clit’s sensitivity. I don’t know that I cum harder but I do cum much faster with the Arousel Gel. The additional sensation really adds to play.

Blossom Organics Pure Pleasure Arousal Gel is water-based so it can be used with all sex toy materials, which is a big bonus. The ingredients are as follows:
Organic aloe barbadensis leaf extract, glycerin, hydroethylcellulose, sorbitol, arginine, niacin (vitamin B3), organic plant oils of rosa canina (rose hip) & oenothera biennis (evening primrose), ethylexylglycerin, organic mentha piperita (peppermint) essential oil, organic extracts of paeonia albiflora (peony) root & passiflora incarnata flower

As you can see, this Arousal Gel has no petrochemicals, silicones, alcohol, artificial dyes, flavorings, or fragrances, which makes it compatible for most women. However, it does contain glycerin which is a sugar. As I have mentioned in previous posts, glycerin and other sugary substances can cause yeast infections in those who tend toward them. So while I would not recommend using this product as a lubricant (which it isn’t), it may still be ok even for woman who are prone to yeast infections as it is being used externally only. Nonetheless, please take the glycerin into account when purchasing this product. Another reason not to use this Arousal Gel internally is the peppermint oil. While it tingles deliciously on external bits like the clit and labia, it could cause an unpleasant burning sensation internally, especially for those who more are sensitive.

I have absolutely no negative reaction to the Blossom Organics Pure Pleasure Arousal gel, but keep in mind, everyone is different.

Blossom Organics Pure Pleasure Arousal Gel Pros:
• Water-based
• Paraben, petrochemical, alcohol free
• Organic
• Arouses gently and safely

Blossom Organics Pure Pleasure Arousal Gel Cons:
• Contains glycerin

Intimate Organics Discover G-Spot Stimulating Gel

I much prefer products with natural ingredients to those that are full of chemicals, but let’s face it, any sort of lubricant or stimulating gel is going to have chemicals. These products would have no shelf life without them. However, when I can use a product that is more natural, I will. This is where Intimate Organics’ Discover G-Spot Stimulating Gel comes in.

Intimate Organics has a line of personal pleasure products that uses more natural ingredients than your average bear. Being fond of clit stimulation gels, but never having tried a g-spot gel, I was excited to try Discover.

As this was my first experience with g-spot gel, I was very curious. I decided to lube up one of my favorite glass dildos (as yet to be reviewed), pop some Discover on the tip and rub it on up against my g-spot. After taking off the hygienic foil shield beneath the cap and squeezing out some gel, I noticed a faint medicinal smell. It is not very strong and not at all disturbing. I only smell it when I directly smell my finger or the open tube. Intimate Organics Discover G-Spot Stimulating Gel is a white opaque gel. It has sort of a milky look to it.

Discover feels hot and cold at the same time, a bit like an Icy Hot or Ben Gay product, not that I have used these products on such delicate tissue. The directions suggest using a small pea-sized amount and adding more as desired. I followed these directions but ended up adding more as some of the gel seemed to get lost on its way to my g-spot. The consistency of the gel is quite thick. It stays where you put it, which is very helpful.

The sensation lasts for quite some time, at least 20-30 minutes for me. It is a bit strange to have this tingly sensation inside me as opposed to just on my clit, but I do enjoy it immensely. It makes me more sensitive, and while I don’t think this product can guarantee results for everyone, I had a small g-spot orgasm rather quickly using it the first time. Since then, I’ve enjoyed using it if I am intentionally going to be stimulating my g-spot. It just adds a bit of zing to the experience.

Intimate Organics Packaging is colorful and tasteful. The 1 ounce tube of Discover G-Spot Stimulating Gel comes in a peach-colored small box with a naked torso on it. It has the large “Made with Certified Organic Extracts” logo on the front and information in English, Spanish, French, and German on the package. Also included in the box is the the Discover G-Spot Guide. This guide provides some basic information about the g-spot, explains how to find it, and gives examples of good sex positions that allow for hitting the g-spot.

All products are certified to have met the EU consumer safety, health, and environmental requirements. This may not mean much to those of us in the United states, but I appreciate the certification, as I understand it is more stringent than a U.S. certification. Though Intimate Organics is made in Canada, the included organic ingredients are certified by the USDA Organic Board.

Don’t let the name fool you. Intimate Organics products use plenty of chemicals. However, they also contain USDA certified organic extracts, with a focus on being healthier for your body. Discover G-Spot Stimulating Gel is free from parabens, glycerine, menthol, and DEA. It is latex condom friendly, vegan, and cruelty-free.

Parabens are commonly used preservatives that can have multiple side effects with long-term use, the most common of which is allergic reactions. DEA, or diethanolamine, another commonly used chemical in cosmetics can react over time with other ingredients in a product to form NDEA (nitrosodiethanolamine) which is absorbed through the skin and has been linked with multiple types of cancer. I have mentioned glycerine many times as a product that has been linked to increased frequency of yeast infections in women as it is a sugar. Menthol is a synthetic agent used in many stimulating gels. It can irritate and dry the sensitive mucous membranes.

Intimate Organics Discover G-Spot Stimulating Gel contains the following ingredients:
Aqua (Water), Propanediol (Natural Humectant), Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Trithenolamine, Acylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Prunus Amydalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Phenethyl Alcohol, PPG-2 Methyl Ether, Methylisothiazolinone, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Menthyl Lactate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Arginine-HCL, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Oil

The directions caution against pregnant women and women with STI’s using this product.

The ingredients in Intimate Organics Discover G-Spot Stimulating Cream seem relatively standard and innocuous for the most part, though some may sound scary. However, Methylisothiazolinone deserves some attention. Methylisothiazolinone, as discussed on the Environmental Working Group’s Cosmetics Database, is a known skin and immune system toxicant. Its use in cosmetics has been determined safe with some qualifications and is restricted in Canada and Japan. I am on the sensitive side and have had no issues with this product, but if you are hypersensitive, you may want to do further research before using products with Methylisothiazolinone.

Just a comment on ingredients… I can get all worked up and freaked out when I do too much research on ingredients sometimes. I remind myself to carefully assess the information and determine how much is known about a particular substance. If the ingredients appear safe, I am ok with trying the product out to see how I react. After all, there are chemicals in everything we use. As someone I met recently said, “If you want to be totally green, go get an organic cucumber.”

Intimate Organics Discover G-Spot Stimulating Gel Pros:
• Works well
• Paraben, glycerine, menthol, and DEA free
• Vegan
• Cruelty-free
• Organic extracts

Intimate Organics Discover G-Spot Stimulating Gel Cons:
• Methylisothiazolinone could cause sensitivity in some people

Having never used a g-spot stimulating product before, I really have nothing to which I can compare Intimate Organics Discover. However, I thoroughly enjoy using it. I like the tingly icy/hot sensation it provides and I love being more sensitive. Who doesn’t want to have easier orgasms? Overall, Discover hits the…er…spot for me!

Intimate Organics Intense Clit Stimulating Gel

I do not have a ton of experience with arousal products, so I jumped at the chance to review the Intense Clit Stimulating Gel from Intimate Organics.

Intimate Organics Intense Stimulating Clit Gel comes in a small white box with a naked partial torso in the background. It is the same style as the Intimate Organics Discover G-Spot Stimulating Gel. Inside the box is a one ounce clear tube with the exact some logo. I continue to think this packaging looks more like a bath product than a sex product which is a good thing if someone happens to glance at it. However, if they read the box or tube, they will clearly know that it is an arousal product. The tube is sturdy enough on its own so I do not think the box is necessary and just adds more material that needs to be thrown away.

Intimate Organics Intense Clit Stimulating Gel is a liquidy clear gel with a slightly minty scent and no taste. The minty scent comes from the natural peppermint oil, not from menthol as with many stimulating products. This makes Intense much more gentle on your delicate tissues. It feels soft and slightly oily on the skin. It rubs in well and disappears quickly. To remove Intense Stimulating Clit Gel, simply use soap and water. Though it does have oil in it I have not found that Intense Stimulating Clit Gel stains clothing or sheets.

The directions instruct you to apply Intimate Organics Intense Clit Stimulating Gel sparingly to the tissue underneath your clit. This causes a cooling, tingly sensation around my clit. The sensation kicks in within minutes after applying and then intensifies nicely for about 10-15 minutes. I really enjoy the sensation on my clit, so I’ve tried Intense Clit Gel on my labia where it is also nice and tingly.

Intimate Organics makes a Gentle Clit Stimulating Gel that I think would be too gentle for me. The Intense is just right. It is not too strong nor too weak. The Intense Clit Stimulating Gel definitely makes me orgasm more quickly, though I don’t think my orgasms are more intense with it. It adds to play with toys or a partner, but it does have oil in it so you might want to be careful using it with a condom even though you’re using it externally. Better safe than sorry.

One of the great things about Intimate Organics is the ingredients, what this product contains and what it doesn’t. First, what it doesn’t. Intimate Organics Intense Clit Stimulating Gel does not contain glycerine, parabens, DEA, or menthol. It is also cruelty-free and vegan. It does contain USDA Certified Organic Extracts, which are natural ingredients certified by the USDA Organic Board.

Intimate Organics Intense Clit Stimulating Gel contains the following ingredients:
Aqua (Water), Propanediol (Natural Humectant), Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Extract, Polysorbate 20, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Benzoic Acid, Arginine-HCl, Phenethyl Alcohol, PPG-2 Methyl Ether, Methylisothiazolinone, Ornithine HCL, Menthyl Lactate, Alcohol, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Sodium Hydroxide

There is one ingredient I will remark on. Methylisothiazolinone, as discussed on the Environmental Working Group’s Cosmetics Database, is a known skin and immune system toxicant. Its use in cosmetics has been determined safe with some qualifications. In Canada it can be used in concentrations of less than .01% and Intimate Organics, which is made in Canada, complies with this restriction. .01% is a very small amount. I am on the sensitive side and have had no issues with this product, but if you are hypersensitive, you may want to do further research before using products with Methylisothiazolinone. It is very possible that this ingredient will be left out of Intimate Organics’ future recipes.

Intimate Organics Intense Stimulating Clit Gel Pros:
• Arouses gently and safely
• Paraben, glycerine, menthol, and DEA free
• Vegan
• Cruelty-free
• Organic extracts

Intimate Organics Intense Stimulating Clit Gel Cons:
• Methylisothiazolinone could possibly cause sensitivity in some people

System JO Clitoral Gel

I have reviewed a couple of arousal products in the past and I have liked them. Remember Blossom Organics Pure Pleasure Arousal Gel and Intimate Organics Intense Clit Stimulating Gel? Today I’m going to review two arousal products made by System JO, the System JO Mild Clitoral Gel and the System JO Wild Clitoral Gel.

System JO Mild Clitoral Gel contains the following ingredients:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone, Peppermint (Menthe Piperita)

System JO Wild Clitoral Gel formulas contains the following ingredients:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone, Peppermint (Menthe Piperita), Olearesins Capsicum.

As you can see, these formulas are almost identical with the addition of Olearesins Capsicum in the System JO Wild Clitoral Gel formula. Olearesins Capsicum is the same ingredient used in pepper spray, so you’d think it would pack a punch. However, I’m sure there is a huge difference in the amount used in pepper spray compared to the amount used in the System JO Wild Clitoral Gel.

Cyclopentasiloxane is classified as expected to be toxic or harmful by the Environment Canada Domestic Substance List. Cyclotetrasiloxane has been shown to be a possible human endocrine disruptor, is a possible human reproductive toxin, and there is limited evidence of developmental toxicity. Considering the amount of System JO Clitoral Gel one would use over a period of time, it is not likely to cause harm. However, it is good to be aware of the possible effects of these ingredients. Some people don’t care and some would rather not take the risk.

System JO Clitoral Gel is silicone-based, which could be unfortunate depending on how you want to use it. I would hesitate to use it with silicone sex toys. Though unlikely based on the small amount of clitoral gel you would probably use, the silicone in the System JO Clitoral Gel could interact with the silicone of the sex toy causing it to become tacky. You’re safe if you plan on using it with fingers, during sex, or with glass, metal, plastic, TPR, TPE, etc. sex toys. You can find sex toys made of all these materials at EdenFantasys.

I find no scent with either the System JO Mild Clitoral Gel or the System JO Wild Clitoral Gel, nor any strong taste. The clitoral gel is thick and silky smooth to the touch. The good thing about the System JO Clitoral Gel being thick is that it sits well on my clit and doesn’t drip or spread all over the place. It also stays put on my finger until I get it on my clit. However, as it is silicone-based it tends to stick to my finger too and is a bit harder to wash off than a water-based product. On the positive side, it makes the back of my hand nice and soft if I wipe it there when I’m too lazy to get up and wash right away.

The packaging of both System JO Mild and Wild Clitoral Gels is simple. The clitoral gel comes in a small plastic 10cc (10 ml) tube with a pointy end that needs to be cut off before you can squeeze out the clitoral gel. The tube comes inside a small cardboard envelope that can be recycled after opening. This packaging is not discreet as it says, “clitoral gel” in big letters on the front in two places. The back has directions in tiny print in four languages. There is nothing exciting about this packaging but there doesn’t need to be. The excitement should come from the product.

Unfortunately, it really doesn’t. I don’t find much effect from the System JO Mild Clitoral Gel at all. After applying System JO Wild Clitoral Gel to my clit, I have a very slight reaction. The directions say to apply a small amount of the gel and I have done this. I have also tried applying a significant amount of the gel, which doesn’t seem to help much. I don’t think I have a clit of steel as other arousal products have worked well for me. I really expected something more. In fact, I was worried the System Jo Wild Clitoral Gel might be too much for my clit but it wasn’t even close. I felt a very light sensation that disappeared quite quickly. It was slightly tingly but really didn’t go anywhere, it just dissipated rather than intensifying or lasting as other products have done. According to the directions, the sensation should kick in within 3-5 minutes and last up to 45 minutes. My experience has not come close to that at all. I haven’t noticed quicker or more intense orgasms using this clitoral gel. Very disappointing. What amazes me is that System JO has a Light Clitoral Gel formula out. Something lighter than Mild? I can’t imagine that working for anyone.

System JO Clitoral Gel Pros:
• Thick consistency
• No discernible scent

System JO Clitoral Gel Cons:
• Not strong enough for me
• Silicone based
• Stays on fingers
• Ingredients may have toxicity issues