Dr. Kellogg on Keeping Relationships Vital

Posted 8:30 pm, March 21st, 2013

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Dr. Kellogg tells it like it is to Curve.  The good doctor talks about the importance of keeping sexual relationships vibrant.  She shares her comfort recommending Zestra because of its clinical studies and the fact that it can improve arousal, orgasm, desire and satisfaction for women.

“Adding Zestra can re-create a spark….which can enhance the sexual relationship.”  Once again, ZEstra is touted as the female Viagra, but in our minds, even better – it is topical!!!  Try it out.

 

 

 

 

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Flawed But Fabulous!!!

Posted 12:26 am, February 15th, 2013

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Semprae Founder, Rachel Braun Scherl, shares her view of relationships – the good, the bad and the ugly – in today’s Huffington Post.  You can click the link here – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rachel-braun-scherl/hollywood-love_b_2678947.html - or read below.

On Valentine’s Day, we often hear glorified versions of great and enduring love, Hollywood romances, soaring passion. We even put names and faces to them — Tracey and Hephurn, Liz and Dick, Brad and Angelina and their expanding brood. This is the stuff of fantasy! This is the stuff that we compare ourselves to and somehow feel less than…

From my perspective, the relationships that feel the most real to me are beautiful creations of inspiring creativity and reality — flawed and wounded people, finding one another, maybe “against the odds” (picture Phil Collins singing his theme song in the background). Enter my favorite romantic heroes and models for relationships today. On the large screen, Pat (Bradley Cooper) and Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) from Silver Linings Playbook move me. And on the small screen and potentially even more gripping are the flawed, complex, self-loathing Carrie (Claire Danes) and Brody (Damian Lewis) from “Homeland.”.

Some of the similarities between the two relationships appear obvious — trauma, loss, mental illness, struggling recovery, a desperate desire for connection. As Dr. Oz wrote in a review of Silver Linings Playbook, these relationships…”awaken a dormant sense of hope by understanding each other without judgment.” Wow, talk about loving someone warts and all. I don’t know about you, but nothing sounds quite as romantic, alluring and passionate as “understanding without judgment,” being loved by a person who knows all your faults and loves you anyway. And I am not talking about the little (or big) annoying things — whether he puts dishes in the dishwasher or spends enough time with the kids. Or if she gets easily aggravated about stuff he doesn’t do that she finds important. I am talking about the BIG STUFF, the loving you no matter what stuff, accepting you warts and all stuff, finding you interesting and beautiful even when you feel terrible stuff!!!

Pat and Tiffany, Carrie and Brody — seriously, I do think they are real people — their relationships have a magnetic pull on me. I “get” them. These couples are messy, wonderful, stressed, traumatic, exuberant, blissful, angry and hopeful. After almost 23 years of marriage to a wonderful man and parents of two teenage children whom we adore, these relationships speak to me. Real couples live, they cry, they hurt, they love, they mourn — and they (AND WE) do crazy things that other people don’t understand.

While in our own lives, we might not be tearing up the dance floor with People’s Sexiest Man Alive or saving the world from terrorists, these people are my people. Their pains are my pain. On this Valentine’s Day, I choose their romance any day of the week.

Follow Rachel Braun Scherl on Twitter: www.twitter.com/rbscherl

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Make Your Valentine’s Day Special – Effortlessly!!!!

Posted 12:10 am, February 2nd, 2013

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  You might be thinking about a special gift for him or her.  Or maybe, you feel pressured to outdo yourself from last year.  Perhaps you forgot Valentine’s Day was around the corner.  No matter your situation, we have a great suggestion.

This Valentine’s Day give someone you love a passionate night of love! The Zestra Pleasure Pack comes in a beautiful gift box filled with everything you need for a memorable encounter, from setting the mood with a sensual scent to initiating slippery fun with Zestra® Glide™ and bringing her pleasure to new heights with Zestra® Essential Arousal Oils™.

 

 

 

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No Time Outs, No Substitutions!!!

Posted 11:27 am, January 6th, 2013

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NEW YEAR’S AND LIFE THOUGHTS FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST BY RACHEL BRAUN SCHERL

I love this time of year — the year-end montages, the Barbara Walters specials, the decorations, the top 10 lists and reflecting on the past year. But most of all, I love the memories of the experiences I shared with my family growing up and the ones that we are creating with our children. And what keeps coming back to me is how watching with movies with my dad and my children has been a constant. I grew up watching movies, especially the quotable iconic comedies, with my dad. When my children want to see a remake of a classic, the original is required viewing. Believe it or not, I have found that almost any life event, challenge or problem can be made even a little better or even resolved with just the right movie line. Now I am not talking about world hunger or global warming, but I have used movie lines to get out of many a pickle.

I know that some skeptics might be reading this and thinking this concept is ridiculous, but hear me out. I really think I might be on to something. I can honestly say that not a day goes by in the office, talking about Zestra, in my home and in my life, with family, friends, neighbors, irate drivers, government officials (and the list goes on) that I don’t find myself quoting movies. Sometimes, it just lightens the mood, makes me laugh, cheers someone else up or just make the time pass.

Picture a typical day. Fill in your own situations. I will help with the movies. Here are some of my favorites (which I have done my best to quote accurately).

  1. You are stuck in traffic court where you are forbidden to use your phone or computer. You are sure you are about to go insane and need to find a way to avoid getting arrested in a fit of rage. You say out loud or to yourself: “I guess I picked the wrong day to give up sniffing glue.” (Airplane)
  2. You are overwhelmed with the demands of your schedule and can’t see daylight. You think: “I can’t do next weekend. Justin Bieber is in town. But any other weekend I’m free.” (The Hangover)
  3. You are quite sure that the person with whom you are having a conversation is not understanding a single thing you are saying: You say: “It’s a big building with patients, but that’s not important right now.” (Airplane)
  4. Your boss gives you a covered assignment and you quite frankly, blow it. You feel crushed and defeated and need to recover. You think to yourself: “You f**ked up. You trusted us.” (Animal House)
  5. You are feeling emotional and have a moment of panic that you might cry or start sweating profusely in an inappropriate setting. Note: You don’t have a tissue or change of clothes with you. You think to yourself: “There is NO crying in baseball!” (A League of Their Own)
  6. You need a “fire in the belly” speech and you don’t want to use a sports analogy. Consider: “I want you to eat lightning and cr*p thunder.” (Rocky)
  7. You feel like an outsider or an outcast in a work or social setting and you need to lessen your own discomfort. Think to yourself: “Oh, like you blend.” (My Cousin Vinny)
  8. A friend has been untruthful and you want a gentle way to let him/her know that you know. Think to yourself or say to them: “Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, Blutarsky.” (Animal House)
  9. Someone asks for your honest opinion about a decision he/she has made that has been met with blistering criticism. Always works: “The truth… you can’t handle the truth.” (A Few Good Men)
  10. You are done, totally, completely done with any number of situations Try this one: Go to your windows, lift them up, stick your head and out and shout, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.” (Network)

I think this life approach has real potential. And if none of these work for you, I have yet to find better life guidance than a quote my father always used to share with us from the original Rollerball movie from 1975, starring James Caan — a classic, if you haven’t seen it. In the movie, the brutal sport of rollerball — grown men on skates, with sharp gloves and weapons — is played until the death of the other team. The coach gives a motivational speech before each match, he simply says to his players, “No time outs, no substitution.” Loosely translated, there is no quitting. The success of your life and your happiness depends on your tireless efforts. And with that in mind, I wish you all success, the passion to keep going, the endurance to make your life happen and plenty of time to catch up on your movies in 2013.

 

Follow Rachel Braun Scherl on Twitter: www.twitter.com/rbscherl

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Men have sexual options while women are still looking!!!

Posted 11:39 am, December 18th, 2012

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The conversation continues about the broad availability of options for sexual satisfaction for men, while those for women continue to be few and far between.  Zestra is still the only topically-applied product that is clinically proven to increase arousal, desire and satisfaction for women regardless of age or lifestage.  Low risk, high return on satisfaction!!!

See an article from the American News Report that talks about the need to be more outspoken about solutions for women  http://americannewsreport.com/men-get-sexual-help-while-women-left-wanting-887186.

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She Can Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound

Posted 10:17 pm, December 3rd, 2012

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Semprae’s Rachel Braun Scherl published a blog in today’s Huffington Post!!!!  Let us know what you think.

I love Lisa Belkin. She is always so funny and insightful. I think she spoke for millions of women in her blog this week titled, “Dear Marissa Mayer: Please Stop Saying Your Baby Is ‘Easy’.” Earlier this week, Yahoo’s brilliant leader and new mother, Marissa Mayer, was honored at Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women event, where she said that having a baby is way easy than people led her to believe. Yahoo for her!!!!

As a working mom of two teenagers running a female sexual health company, all I can say is, “I’ll have what she’s having!” Is this just another arrow in the hearts of women who are struggling on a daily basis with much fewer resources? At some point, don’t we have to find some realistic models that are aspirational, but not so far out of reach that they are downright depressing? How many women, really and truly, can have a perfect post-baby bod, while “bringing home the bacon and frying up in a pan while never letting him forget he’s a man.” Note: That is a reference to the Charlie commercials from the early 70′s for those under 40 reading this article.

It seems we are faced with two extremes, neither of which apply to the majority of women who are working to support their families and raise them. On one end, we have the extraordinary Marissa Mayer. On the other end, we have Paula Broadwell, a talented, capable professional who chose to make some really unprofessional decisions and undermine the trust of her family and her colleagues.

Over the years on a professional and personal level, I have had the opportunity to speak to hundreds of women. Sure, each of them at some point have moments where they think they can leap tall buildings with a single bound. But you know what? They might not have had time to work out, cook a delicious dinner or iron their work clothes. How many women can honestly raise their hands and say they never discovered some spit up or unidentifiable material on their sleeve at work?

There is nothing wrong with reaching for high standards. But just as I wouldn’t tell a new tennis player that she would soon be playing in Wimbledon, I would never be so insensitive to tell a working mom that she can have it all — all the time. What can we hope for is more days than not where we feel like we are keeping more balls in the air then those that come crashing to the ground.

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