Apr 122011
 

Blossoms Organics Arousal Gel

This past March I reviewed a fantastic stimulating gel from Blossom Organics, which definitely got the thumbs up.  This month I’m thrilled to be able to give away three bottles of Blossom Organics Pure Pleasures Arousal Gel, thanks to Babeland.com!  There are three ways to enter to win – keep reading after the video to get all the details.

Prizes:

Three lucky winners will each get one bottle of Blossom Organics Arousal Gel! Score!

How To Enter: There are three ways to enter, and you can earn one entry for each way.  In order for your entry to be counted, you must leave one note in the comments (below) for each entry.  Each winner can only win once.  You must enter by 11:59 pm (eastern time) May 31, 2011 by doing one or more of the following:

  • 1) Sign up for Dr. Ruthie’s newsletter at this link! If you’re already on my list, just leave me a comment letting me know that you want to enter – and be sure your correct email address is included in the form (no need to include it in your post).  Comment here to let me know you signed up!
  • 2) Spread the word on your Facebook, Twitter or Blogs: Share the following on twitter:  @DrRuthie and @Babeland_Toys are giving away @BlossomOrganics Arousal Gel!  http://tinyurl.com/ArousalGel #sex #contests – For Facebook and blog posts be sure to include the contest link above.  Post a separate comment here to let me know you entered (and where)!
  • 3) Comment below by sharing your favorite masturbation story.  I love hearing how creative you can be!  Make sure this is a separate comment from any other entry.

Rules:

  • You must be at least 21 years old, live in a location where these products can be legally shipped, and be willing to share your address for shipping.  If you live outside the USA: Dr.Ruthie loves you so much that she will ship your prize to you for free after receiving it from Babeland; expect a bit of delay for this process.  If you’re inside the USA it will come directly from Babeland.  Prizes can only be sent to the winner’s address.
  • You cannot enter if winning would put you in an unethical dual relationship with Babeland or Dr.Ruthie.  For example, you cannot be an employee or immediate family of either.
  • Up to three entries are allowed per person by using all three of the methods above.  You cannot receive multiple entries for doing the same method more than once.  I love you, and I appreciate your help with spreading the word, but there is no need to tweet repeatedly.
  • Winning entries are chosen using a random number generating program.  Winners are only announced publicly (usually by Twitter) if they let me know that they want to be announced.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59 pm (eastern time) May 31, 2011. Winners will be contacted by email by 6/3/11 to claim their prize.  They must respond with the necessary information within 3 days or forfeit their prize, at which time another winner will be chosen and contacted.  If no winners have been reached within 2 weeks, no additional winners will be chosen.  I cannot be held responsible if you give me incorrect contact information or do not respond on time.  I cannot be responsible for any shipping delays or issues.

And while you’re at it, you should also pop on by and click to like Babeland on FaceBook.  That will get you entered to win some of their very sexy Babeland eco-toys throughout April!  That’s a separate give away from mine, but I thought you might like to know. ;)

Babeland is giving away eco-toys throughout April - click here to learn more.

Good luck and have fun!

Oh… and feel free to poke around all of my prior Babeland reviews!

Mar 022011
 

Different times of the month, various medical and prescription considerations, or a taste for added zip can all leave a woman wishing for a product that makes her clit stand up and take notice.  Arousal gels and creams dialate blood vessles and wake up nerves to make us more orgasmic, but it isn’t always easy to find one with organic ingredients that is body-friendly (for most women) and works well with condoms.  Thankfully, Blossom Organics is here with just the thing.

  • Toy: Pure Pleasure Arousal Gel (sent by Babeland.com for review)
  • Type: Organic arousal gel, water-based, paraben-free, artificial frangrance, dye, and flavoring-free
  • Manufacturer: Blossom Organics
  • Material: Organic ingredients including aloe and glycerin
  • Price: $18
  • SMT rating: N/A

Blossom Organics gives an organic arousal gel with some good zing

Like the lube by Blossom Organics, Pure Pleasure Arousal Gel is made with body safety and comfort in mind.  Its ingredients are organic and largely body-safe.  Unlike their natural lube, Blossom’s arousal gel does contain some glycerin; on the other hand, arousal gel is made to be used in such small quantities that this will probably only cause problems in people who are severely sensitive to this ingredient.  It’s water-based, and so is condom-compatible.
Pure Pleasure is what I’d term a medium-intensity arousal gel.  It gives a good tingle and makes touch much more intense in the applied area, which could lead to easier orgasms.  This gel has a quite stronger intensity than the Sliquid arousal gel we reviewed last year, so if you felt that the Sliquid brand wasn’t powerful enough, this may be more up your alley.  As an added nice touch, the bottle has a little pump to make it easier to get the gel out and on your fingers.
A couple of important caveats apply to all arousal gels and so should be noted for the Pure Pleasure gel as well. First, arousal gel is not lube.  It shouldn’t be used in place of lube, but rather a small amount should be added to an already pre-lubricated area.  Trying to use this as your sole or main form of lubrication will likely be uncomfortable for everyone involved.  Relatedly, arousal gels should always be applied a little bit at a time, with small extra increments added if the first wasn’t enough.  Since arousal gel gets absorbed to the body in order to work, it can’t be washed off if you end up putting on an uncomfortable amount, so it’s better to start slow.  Finally, women who are very sensitive, who have been treated for cancer (especially abdominal cancer), or menopausal and post-menopausal women may find arousal gels to be too intense or irritating due to the peppermint oils they contain.
Blossom Organics’ Pure Pleasure Arousal Gel is a solid medium-intensity arousal gel that can help stimulate and seduce your body into easier orgasms or just set your hearts and bits aflutter with happy feelings.  Unless you are several sensitive to glycerin or in the list of more sensitive populations above, this product may be just right for a sexy addition to your pleasure.
Mar 012011
 

Being a lube snob, I understand how important it is to have a variety of options from which to choose the lube that’s right for you.  I’m also aware of how sensitive some people’s bodies can be to many of the ingredients common in sexual lubricants today.  That’s why I’m always glad when there’s more body-safe lubrication options put on the market. Blossom Organics’ Natural Moisturizing Lubricant is an all-natural water-based lube that is great for the average lube user and avoids using icky chemicals that are bad for your bits.

  • Toy: Natural Moisturizing Lubricant (sent by Babeland.com for review)
  • Type: All-natural organic lubricant, water-based, paraben-free, glycerin-free, artificial frangrance, dye, and flavoring-free
  • Manufacturer: Blossom Organics
  • Material: All-natural ingredients including aloe
  • Price: $14
  • SMT rating: N/A

Blossom Organics' Natural Moisturizing Lubricant is a body-safe, slightly sweet water-based lube

Blossom Organics’ Natural Moisturizing Lubricant comes in a 4 oz. squeeze bottle that is fairly easy to open with your fingers and, in a pinch, can be popped open on a table edge.  It’s water-based and, as you might guess from the name, made from all-natural ingredients.  That means it’s free of parabens, glycerin, petrochemicals, hormones, and artificial perfumes and flavors.  It has aloe to help with moisturizing, and is stated to be pH-balanced specifically for the vaginal environment.

So, that’s all the stats about what it’s made from; just as important, of course, is how well it works.  Blossom Organics’ lube is totally clear and slightly viscous.  It’s got a little bit more thickness than some water-based lubes that are totally runny, but it doesn’t have the more hefty thickness of gel-form lubes.  There’s little if any smell, but the lube does have a lightly sweet taste to it (probably due to the natural stevia, which is an all-natural sugar substitute).  It’s got decent staying power, and is fine for the typical lube user.  As a water-based lube, it’s condom-safe.  It’s not thick or sustainable enough for more demanding forms of sex, such as fisting or rough anal sex, but it’s an excellent lube for more day-to-day lube usage.  Our testers here at EI didn’t report any troubles with the lube getting crumbly or tacky, but we’ve seen other reviews around the web that have had this problem.

Unless you want a totally flavor-free lube (in which case the lightly sweet taste of this one may not be your desire), Blossom Organics’ Natural Moisturizing Lubricant is a fine water-based lube that won’t put any nasty chemicals in your body or leave your delicate bits irritated.