Posts Tagged ‘female sexuality’

Zestra Helps You Get Over the Hump: Week 5


Posted 12:35 pm, December 7th, 2011

by Zestra News

Welcome to Hump Day #5 – our fifth installment of the weekly collection of sex and relationship info guaranteed to tip the work-week and send you surging into Thursday, Friday and the weekend! Below you’ll find some amazing intimacy-provoking movie recommendations, Lil’ Kim’s perspective on free time, this week’s sexpert and more…

Video of the Week:

Do you like “Ghost”? So do they…

Sexy Quotes from Sexy People

Lil Kim

“I haven’t had sex in eight months. To be honest, I now prefer to go bowling.” –Lil’ Kim
“Nope, no sex scandals yet. But I am open to offers!” – John Cusack
“I like my sex the way I play basketball, one on one with as little dribbling as possible.” –Leslie Nielsen

Sexpert of the Week – Dr. Logan Levkoff

Logan Levkoff headshot

If Dr. Logan Levkoff looks familiar, you may have caught one of her many appearances on the Joy Behar Show, Good Morning America or the Rachael Ray show. A popular sexpert, Dr. Levkoff’s openness and honesty have made her a highly sought-after guest, author and blogger.

Dr. Levkoff got off to an early start in sex ed, reportedly becoming the nation’s first college newspaper sex columnist. She has a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality, Marriage and Family Life Education from New York University and an M.S. in Human Sexuality Education, as well as an undergraduate degree in English, from the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Levkoff is the author of Third Base Ain’t What it Used to Be: What Your Kids are Learning About Sex Today and How to Teach Them to Become Sexually Healthy Adults and How to Get Your Wife to Have Sex with You.

According to Dr. Levkoff, “Sexuality is a natural part of who we are. We are all sexual beings, although we express our sexuality differently as we grow up. Our sexuality includes our sense of gender, our body image, our sexual orientation, our sexual behaviors, our emotions and the roles we play in relationships. It is much bigger than what we do and who we do it with.”

Currently living in New York City with her husband and two children, Dr. Levkoff is a spokesperson for Trojan and Sealy’s “Whatever You Do in Bed…” campaign, also serving on Trojan’s Sexual Health Advisory Council.

Logan Levkoff Tweet

You can follow Dr. Levkoff on Twitter @LoganLevkoff and us

5 Movies Guaranteed to Raise Your Bedroom Temp

Nothing puts people in a saucy, sexy mood like watching movie stars hook up. There’s something (or, rather, someone) for everyone!

Hot scenes (Maria Bello’s cheerleader nostalgia in “A History of Violence,” William Hurt passionate door-smashing in “Body Heat”) can really dial up the temperature between you and your partner.

Pop in one of these spicy, sexy gems and your night is off to a great start. Add some Zestra arousal oil to the mix and you’ll experience a great finish, too.

1.”Lust, Caution”

Lust Caution poster

“Lust, Caution” features acrobatic, extensive sex scenes… and a lot of them.

2. “Last Tango in Paris”

Last Tango in Paris poster

Most people have heard rumblings of the “butter scene” – it’s pretty amazing and will give you a new perspective on your favorite popcorn topper.

3. “The Dreamers”

The Dreamers poster

American expatriate hooks up with a pair of adventurous and amorous Italian siblings and BOOM! Sexy time.

4. “A History of Violence”

A History of Violence poster

“A History of Violence” offers visceral (yet meaningful) sex scenes between Viggo Mortenson and Maria Bello, two incredibly good-looking people who have very good-looking intercourse.

5. “Body Heat”

Body Heat poster

Kathleen Turner teases William Hurt to distraction before he demands satisfaction! And that satisfaction takes the form of explosive, mind-blowing, mutually pleasing sex.

Bonus: For a laugh, try “Showgirls”! Experience the most ridiculous sex on film and film on sex!

Showgirls poster

The results of last week’s Facebook polls

Question: The movie my love life most resembles is…
A.) Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas 22%
B.) Crazy, Stupid, Love 11%
C.) Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas 22%
D.) There’s Something About Mary 11%
C.) High Fidelity 11%
D.) Happy Endings 11%

Check out our Facebook page to vote on this week’s poll: “My ugly crush is ____________________.”

The most interesting answers will be published next week!

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Zestra Helps You Get Over the Hump: Week 4


Posted 8:30 am, November 30th, 2011

by Zestra News

OK, folks, you’ve had your day of stuffing the stuffing – now it’s nose-to-the-grindstone time until the primo (read: “GIFTS!”) holidays. But fear not! Zestra is here to help you through the pre-Hanukkah-Christmas-Kwanza-Winter Solstice-Festivus doldrums! Without further ado—this week’s Hump Day, chockfull of bizarre dating videos, a pair of loving sexperts and the results of last week’s poll!

Videos of the Week:

For those of you making a dating profile video, do NOT copy Trudy Wiegel of Reno 911!

RENO 911!
Date a Cop – Trudy Wiegel
Lt. Jim Dangle’s Sex Tape Terry Time Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant Review RENO 911! Porn Parody

Or her pal Frank Rizzo…

RENO 911!
Date a Cop – Frank Rizzo
Lt. Jim Dangle’s Sex Tape Terry Time Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant Review RENO 911! Porn Parody

Raineesha may have a point on the good credit:

RENO 911!
Date a Cop – Raineesha Williams
Lt. Jim Dangle’s Sex Tape Terry Time Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant Review RENO 911! Porn Parody

Sexy Quotes from Sexy People–

Rodney Dangerfield

“I’m at the age where food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact, I’ve just had a mirror put over my kitchen table.” –Rodney Dangerfield
“I wouldn’t recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” –Hunter S. Thompson
“Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.” –Karl Marx

Sexperts of the Week – Judith Claire and Frank Wiegers

Frank Wiegers Judith Claire

Judith Claire and Frank Wiegers are married relationship and sexuality experts based out of Santa Monica, CA. Judith, a writer and life coach, met Frank, a thrice-divorced Vietnam War vet, in 2004. After their initial attraction blossomed into a marriage, Judith and Frank wanted to share their experiences with others and founded Top Gun Love, an online resource “dedicated to honestly answering love, sex and relationship questions.”

“Some say that sex is 10% of a relationship—if it’s working; but it becomes 90% if the sex is not working,” says Frank.

Their website offers webinars on such topics as “Reawaken Romance with an Adventure in the Bedroom!” and “Be Rewarded for Giving Her What She Wants!” Personal coaching is also available.

According to Frank, “To have a consistent sustainable sexual relationship requires skills and abilities for which many of us received very little (if any) training. Contrary to popular opinion, great sex does not come instinctively or just happen because we are in love. It takes training and practice in both sex and relationship to bring us the ecstatic life we want.”

“Living with and loving Frank is truly a blessing and one that can be shared. Together, we’ve got 138 years of life experience and counting, and the commitment and training to help make your love, sex and relationship dreams come true,” says Judith.

topgunlove Twitter

Follow the couple on Twitter @topgunlove and us

The results of last week’s Facebook polls

Question: Sexting is…
A. A waste of good hanky-panky thoughts. 50%
B. Dangerous for celebrities and politicians. 25%
C. The wrong way to do it. 8%
D. Idiotic. 8%
E. What I’m doing right now. 8%

Check out our Facebook page to vote on this week’s poll: “The movie my love life most resembles is…”

Results will be published next week!

And remember to enter the Zestra Glide into the Holidays Contest where you can enter to win a $500 Visa Gift Card.

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Zestra Helps You Get Over the Hump: Week 3


Posted 1:49 pm, November 22nd, 2011

by Zestra News

With Thanksgiving hot on our tails, we’ve decided to adjust our Hump accordingly. Tuesday is the new Wednesday! And before you gorge yourself on turkey and fall asleep to your favorite football game, we wanted to take this opportunity to get in some pre-Turkey Day sex info.

Happy smiling mature couple

The most EXCITING item of the week is the launch of the Zestra Glide into the Holidays Contest where you can enter to win a $500 Visa Gift Card. Zestra Glide is a sensational new water-based lubricant designed specifically to work with Zestra arousal oil. It will be available for purchase in early December.

To get the word out about Glide, we are offering tons of opportunities to enter our contest (even multiple entries per person)! And the more entries, the more winners: Zestra will give out an additional $500 Visa Gift Card for every 1,000 entries (rules here). Spread the word!

We’re pretty sure everyone could use an extra $500… Unfortunately, those of us who work at Zestra can’t enter… but that didn’t keep us from dreaming. We decided to share some flame-fanning suggestions for the impending winner.

Spa weekend

Spa weekend picture

One word: MASSAGES! Enjoy an overnight stay at a spa hotel and you’ll never have to leave your robe!

Limo to private dinner for two


Feel like you’re out of town, in town. Rent a stretch limo then head to your favorite fancy restaurant. Bonus points for dressing up.

Let’s get it on romance basket

Champagne cork

Champagne, strawberries, chocolate, a trip to your favorite erotic store… and don’t forget the Zestra!

Romancing the Movies

Doctor Zhivago poster

Buy out the Best Buy romance department – think “Doctor Zhivago,” “Out of Africa,” “The English Patient,” “Brief Encounter,” “The Notebook”… and remember to snag a Blu-ray to play them on.



You can buy about 6 dozen (72!) premium roses from FTD – and probably 15 dozen from your local grocery store.

But you can do anything with your gift card – $500 is just sexy, period.

So remember to enter! Contest closes Dec. 2.

Video of the Week:

You may know Eva Longoria from “Desperate Housewives,” but have you seen her in night vision? Check out Ms. Longoria’s sex tape spoof below.

Sexy Quotes from Sexy People—

John Barrymore Headshot

“Sex: the thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble.” –John Barrymore
“Sex. In America, an obsession. In other parts of the world, a fact.” –Marlene Dietrich
“Chastity: The most unnatural of the sexual perversions.” –Aldous Huxley

Sex tip of the week:

Get hot in the kitchen!
Jump-start your libido with sex in a new location. Kitchens are already associated with one type of pleasure, why not add another?

Sex in kitchen

1.) Plan ahead. If your kitchen floor is hardwood or linoleum (as most are), padding may prove necessary. (Nobody likes a frostbitten butt!)
2.) Remember that whatever you spill, you have to clean up.
3.) If you have kids, be sure they’re not in danger of needing a midnight cookie.

For more sensual pointers, check out the Mickey Rourke-Kim Basinger film “Nine ½ Weeks” or the lust-inducing recipes in “The Joy of Cooking.”

The results of last week’s Facebook poll

Question: If I saw my high school crush today, I would:
A. Rejoice that I look way better than them. 36%
B. Tell them the crush is still alive and well. 18%
C. Ask about the spouse. 27%
D. Walk the other way. 18%

Check out our Facebook page to vote on this week’s poll: “Sexting is…” Results will be published next week!

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Zestra helps you get over the hump!


Posted 8:50 am, November 9th, 2011

by Zestra News

As many of you know, Wednesday is considered “hump day” around the U.S. Though Zestra likes to think of every day as a potential “hump day,” we admit Wednesdays are special: it’s the tipping point of the work week. So, how better to help you over the hump than with an assortment of fun facts, sexpert advice and all-around fabulous relationship intel?

Check out the first in a series of Hump Day meditations and celebrations below:

Video from the files:

Check out a Star Trek fan’s montage of awesome ‘orgasmic’ moments from the show. Talk about boldly going…

Did you know…

…An 18th century Russian woman holds the record for most births by an individual mother with 69. To put it in perspective, she could have fielded 7 baseball teams with her own children.

They said it

President Lincoln Memorial

“No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.” – Abraham Lincoln
“I think I could fall madly in bed with you.” – Author Unknown
“I know nothing about sex, because I was always married.” – Zsa Zsa Gabor

Blogging Sexpert of the Week:

Our selected sex genius of the week is Lisa Steadman.

Lisa Steadman headshot

Ms. Steadman, a relationship, marketing and leadership entrepreneur, has been featured on the Today Show, the Tyra Banks Show and Playboy radio, in addition to writing the book “If He’s Not the One, Who Is? What Went Wrong and What it Takes to Find Mr. Right.” She is CEO of Woohoo, Inc. and, as “Chief Woohoo Woman,” motivates people into “Awakening (Their) Woohoo Within.”

Ms. Steadman is a big fan of flirting, advocating checking out the local “cuties” while grocery shopping, in line for coffee or at the book store. But she’s also a realist. One of her truths about breaking up, published in Seventeen Magazine, is “You will never know why you got dumped.” She ends the article on a positive note, however, affirming that “you will find a better guy.” Optimism with a reality check – sounds like a great combo in today’s complicated sexual environment.

Lisa Steadman Twitter

You can follow Lisa Steadman on Twitter @LisaSteadman and you can follow us at @Zestra.

Get Frisky

Our carefully selected and somewhat acrobatic sexual position of the week is the Standing Wheelbarrow. To achieve this fantastic human pretzel, the fella should stand behind the woman, slip in and lift her up by the pelvis. She should wrap her legs around his waist and balance on her hands for support. Think of it like an X-rated version of the game you played in school. But there’s no need to race through this one.

Standing Wheelbarrow graphic

Be sure to check out our Facebook page for today’s online poll, “If my sex life were a car, it would be…” and check back next Wednesday for the results of that poll and another hump day celebration.

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11 Awesome Things You Just Missed By Not Following Zestra on Twitter


Posted 9:43 am, November 4th, 2011

by Zestra News

Zestra Rush Twitter

The best and worst thing about the internet is that it’s an infinity of information (you can find practically anything on there). Who has time to sort through the thousands of posts, articles, blogs, tweets, comments and likes? Well, guess what—we do. Here at Zestra, we scrutinize the interweb every day for the latest and greatest in sexpert advice and female sexuality info to pass along to you via Twitter.

But we can only pass it along if you’re following us.

Check out 11 of our most recent – often insightful, sometimes funny – tweets and retweets of our latest finds:

1.) If your husband doesn’t want sex, it’s probably not your fault

Your Husband Doesn't Want to Have Sex

2.) Why men want to kiss before sex and women want to kiss after

Women After Sex

3.) Cops to lady loin grabber: Leave that junk alone! via @tsgnews

Lady groin grabber

4.) Sex moves women want, but are too afraid to admit

5 Sex Moves Women Want But Are Afraid to Ask

5.) Bad economy could equal more sex [Video] via @KCTV

Bad economy equal more sex screen grab

6.) Most common excuse to turn down sex: “I’m too tired.” Strangest excuse: “My infection hurts.”

Skinny on Female Libido

7.) 7 words that will help you reach full orgasm

Orgasm 7 words

8.) Think your sex drive is stuck in park? Maybe you just don’t know how to turn on the engine.

Female Libido

9.) Would you retire a sex toy if a TSA worker found it with nodding approval?

TSA worker sex toy grab

10.) Sex advice from psychics. They knew we were going to tweet this.

Sex Advice from Psychics

11.) One big score leads to another? Female condom thief nabs over $500 of prophylactics via @EdenFantasys

Condom Kleptomaniac

For those of you who aren’t on Twitter (or think it’s too much of a hassle to get set up) it’s actually super easy. Twitter signing up requires entering your name, email and a password. That’s it! Then you can follow us (and anyone else who catches your fancy). Easy-peasy.

It’ll be worth it. We promise.

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Zestra Names Daytime Diva Jacklyn Zeman New National Spokesperson


Posted 12:52 pm, September 14th, 2011

by Rosann

Daytime soap opera diva Jacklyn Zeman, beloved for her long-standing portrayal of Nurse Bobbie Spencer on ABC’s highly rated “General Hospital,” now has a new role as the national spokesperson for Zestra® Essential Arousal Oils™.  Co-founders Mary Wallace Jaensch and Rachel Braun Scherl announced today that the popular celebrity and former playboy bunny will be featured in all media and promotional activity for Zestra, the first clinically proven OTC sexual enhancement product for women.  Ms. Zeman will appear in Zestra’s new TV, radio, print and online advertising.

As the star in the new Zestra commercials, Jackie will be sharing her prescription to help women have more sex and enjoy it more fully.   The spot, to be taped in Dallas, will be aired in late Fall in leading U.S. markets. Hosting a symposium on the SECOND ACTS:  GETTING OLDER, LOOKING YOUNGER, the fifty-plus beauty will be featured at “Beauty Bash”, a two day event at NYC’s Metropolitan Pavilion sponsored by FabOverFifty, a premiere online destination for successful, stylish women over fifty.

“We believe Jackie is an ideal match for Zestra.   She has a sense of personal and sexual confidence.   As an actress and healthy living fan, she has been a model to women, working women and working moms. She resonates with women over 40, Zestra’s primary demographic,” according to Braun Scherl.  “She has been a highly positive role model for women, making her for a great messenger for talking to women about their sexual satisfaction.”

Professionally trained as a dancer at NYU, this Englewood, NJ native was hired as a Playboy Bunny prior to her ascent into daytime television history.   In her new role as Zestra spokesperson, she is committed to help women break the silence about their sexual satisfaction.  “It’s true that nothing in life stays the same…it only gets better,’ she maintains.  “My objective is to help engage women to talk openly about their sexuality… and enjoy greater pleasure.   And thanks to Zestra, I can tell women with confidence that it will be better in the bedroom for them every time.”

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