Add some flavor to your bedroom routine…or a jolt to your love life!

Creams and gels that enhance arousal—called enhancements—give foreplay AND the main event extra mind-blowing sensations with ingredients that boost arousal and more.

A report in The Journal of the American Medical Association in 1999 found that 43 percent of women ages 18 to 59 experience some form of lack or desire, arousal or orgasm; or pain during intercourse. Enhancement products are here to help turn that statistic around.

Now, you may be thinking, “I already have lubricant, why do I need another bedroom product?” There’s an important difference between lubricant and enhancement intimacy products, and it’s all in the name.

Lubricants prevent friction and make sex go more smoothly for everyone involved (and more pleasurable, too!) Enhancements aren’t about lubrication—they’re all about increasing sensation and stimulating your sweet spots.

Think of enhancements like the protein shake you drink pre-workout that helps you have more energy and fun, which lubricant is the water that keeps you going!  At the end of the day, you’ll get a better workout (between the sheets) and feel more accomplished when you’re done. (Wink, wink.)

No partner? No problem. These products are great for going it alone—just pick your favorite lubricant, enhancement product, and bedroom toy, and you’re all set! In a relationship? Enhancement products are typically designed to be used on both partners. They can help intensify decadent sensations for both of you.

If you want to take on a new adventure in the bedroom but aren’t sure if your partner is up for it, the best policy is honesty. Communication and understanding will be very important when talking about your needs.

Below, we’ve broken down the different types of enhancement products—now, let’s get busy!

G Marks the Spot

Then comes the ever-elusive G-spot. Some enhancements are designed to help you target your G-spot during sex. This makes it easier for you to experience the legendary G-spot orgasm. One helpful tool on your hunt is GPS, a G-spot cream infused with intimacy-boosting ginseng extract, tingling spearmint leaf oil, and a triple blend of ingredients that help increase sensitivity.

Tighten Up

Make every romp under the covers feel like the very first time with intimacy products that help contact vaginal walls. Both you and your partner can enjoy the tighter feeling. Like A Virgin’s tightening effects last up to 24 hours, which might also be how long Madonna’s hit will be stuck in your head.

Get Down

Much to the chagrin of people with a penis, some consider going down not-so-fun, putting the “job” in BJ. But there is a way to *enhance* (see what I did there) your experience! You can try an intimacy product designed to make oral sex easier on the giver, like Great Head! This flavored oral gel can be swallowed or applied to the tip of the penis to help you relax your throat, so you’re not worried about that pesky gag relax.

Pull An All-Nighter

Another fun branch of intimacy enhancements include those designed to help the partner with a penis last longer in bed. It might be technically *for* them, but trust, both partners reap the benefits! The aptly named Up All Night does just that. In just 10 minutes, your significant other will be ready to go for an incredible night of passion.

Tempting Tingle

Some enhancement products, like “O”, are designed to amp up your pleasure and intensify lovemaking by adding a tingling sensation to your most sensitive areas, including the clitoris and penis (head, shaft, or testicles). To use, just apply a small amount—a little goes a long way!—to the desired area.

There you have it—enhancements are the cherry on the top of the sexy times cake. Why not experiment with them all to find your perfect match? After all, you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince. That applies in the bedroom, too!


Tori Tromblay

Tori Tromblay

Special Projects Producer
Tori Tromblay (she/her/hers) is a book enthuisiast, cat lover, and Cincinnati native. She graduated from Ohio University with a degree in journalism. After traveling to New York, D.C., London, and Tulsa, she settled back home, where she lives with her husband and two cats. She has worked for Pure Romance for two years and loves to learn and teach about sex education.