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Stop & Smell the Roses

Feb 01, 2023

Hey Sexy Thang, We are continuing on our journey through the 5 senses and how they play a part in our sexual pleasure. Next up, smell! 👃 The sense of smell plays a crucial role in the sexual experience. Research has shown that certain scents can increase sexual arousal and improve sexual performance. One study found that the scent of pumpkin pie increased blood flow to the genital area in men, while the scent of lavender increased blood flow in women. Another study found that the scent of licorice increased sexual desire in both men and women. The sense of smell is closely connected to the limbic system, which is the part of the brain responsible for emotional and sexual responses. When we smell something that we find attractive, it can trigger the release of hormones such as dopamine and serotonin, which can lead to feelings of pleasure, desire, and euphoria. There are several scents that improve sexual performance primarily because of their ability to reduce anxiety, increase relaxation, and trigger the limbic system. Here are a few for you to try. Essential Oils for Sex

  • Clary sage

  • Lavender

  • Sandalwood

  • Ylang ylang

  • Carpolobia

  • Eurycoma longifolia

  • Ginseng

  • Satureja khuzestanica

Essential Oils for Sacral Chakra The sacral chakra is the seat of creation, self-confidence, and sensuality. Located below the belly button and above the mons pubis, the sacral chakra houses the sex organs and the kidneys. It plays a substantial part in sexual intimacy, and the ability to give and receive pleasure. Any oils that are connected to the sacral chakra will most likely aid in opening this chakra and thus your arousal.

  • Ylang Ylang

  • Rose

  • Sweet Orange

  • Tangerine

  • Patchouli

  • Helichrysum

**Disclaimer: These oils are meant to be diffused, burned, or added to massage oil. Do not use them as lubricant or place on or inside the genitals. Pleasure Opportunity: Look up different scents and their properties. Diffuse them and watch how your body response. Pay attention to the base smells. It is earthy, floral, musky? See which base notes bring the most pleasure. Use that a guide to identify what other smells might bring you pleasure. Then introduce those scents to your partner(s). Notice how those aroma's enhance your solo or partnered sexual experience. Don't forget to journal about it!

In Pleasure, Robin Denise is a sexologist, sacred sex coach, sex doula, and sensual yoga trapeze instructor. She specializes in helping individuals, couples, and poly couples, improve their sexual health and intimacy through a holistic and body-centered approach. She currently resides in Maryland with clients in the DC/MD/VA area, Atlanta, and California. She offers private 1 on 1 retreats in Costa Rica throughout the year. She's published numerous journals on self-love and self-pleasure currently available on her website here. To learn more about Robin's work click here.For consultations click here. TikTok: @robin.denise Instagram: @robin_denise_ ************************* Supporting Article: Erica Cirino, Which Essential Oils Can Help You Set the Mood for Intimacy?, Healthline, Published on Jun 17, 2019, Updated on Jun 4, 2021.

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