“To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough.But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.” -Anna Louise Strong

It is that time of year again when we are all faced with finding the perfect gift for someone we love. With the economic turmoil and its associated fears coming to bear on all of our purchases, I offer this series of holiday gift ideas that have the potential to give back to your physical, emotional and mental well-being throughout the year in hours of intimate connection. Adding useful and innovative tools and accessories to help you enjoy a reliable and vital sex life is actually like putting money in the bank. Researchers at Warwick University concluded that a healthy and sexually satisfying partnership is like having a nest egg of $100,000.

Buying gifts that remedy the primary issues that compromise most long-term sex lives is a good place to start. When a sex life is down, it is likely due to pain with intimacy, vaginal dryness and lack of libido. Often any one of these symptoms can generate the others. Recognizing and treating these symptoms with love and creativity instead of turning them into a negative relationship story is one of the most loving gifts you can give this holiday season.

The BASICS

Love oils actually change your brain chemistry while you kiss and the essential oil formulas travel swiftly through the nose to the limbic center of the brain. Love oils are natural aphrodisiacs that wake up your arousal mechanism through scent. Learn more about how your nose can wake up the sexiest organ in your body: your brain. Give all the lovers on your list our Good Clean Love Oil Gift Pack with enough diversity of scent for everyone to find something they love. To design your own personal love oil, just pick up a bottle of good, organic base oil such as jojoba, sweet almond or apricot kernel and then blend in a 1% dilution (about 10-15ml per 4oz of base oil) of your favorite essential oils.

Amazing personal lubricants can change everything when it comes to intimacy. Erase dryness issues and much of the pain of intimacy also goes away. Sometimes creating moist smooth gliding tissues allows libido to peek out around the corner. Many ingredients in the standard lube formulation are petrochemical based and can cause irritation, itching, and burning with use. If you have any of these symptoms, check out the ingredients in your lubricants. There is no better place to invest in organics than for the most sensitive tissue in your body. In addition to Good Clean Love lubricant, try Firefly or Sylk- you will feel the difference.

We are now offering some great holiday specials for under $20.00, basically wholesale prices on a couple of our best selling love combos that will ensure that you bring the love home for the holidays and well into the new year.

LIBIDO Solutions

Products to enhance libido are a billion dollar industry, not even counting pharmaceutical solutions. I discovered Maca products at one of the industry shows I attend and have been using these products daily ever since. Maca is a Peruvian herb that has been used since the time of the Incas, and is gaining widespread popularity among the green organic community for the wide range of hormonal balancing and libido enhancing properties that it conveys. Testimonials report revived libido, sexual abilities and stamina, making 60 feel like 16 again. Many women, soothed by the calming effect that Maca provides, claim than Maca can ease hormone irregularities, improve the functioning of the endocrine system, restore muscle tone, add moisture and give a youthful glow to the skin.

Green TOYS

If the person you love does not yet own a Lelo pleasure object, then consider spending your whole budget on this gift. It will become a trusted companion throughout the years. Our favorite model, the Gigi, which is good for opening up a sexual dialogue and doing some anatomical research on the g-spot response, has 17 speeds and 5 remarkable patterns (change the pattern and you change the entire interaction.) This pleasure object is on the Gifts that keep giving special for the holidays. While they last, use the GTKG coupon code for a $30.00 discount on the Deep Rose Gigi. This product isn’t called a pleasure object for nothing. Packaged in an elegant black box with its own electric charger (the charge lasts for 4 hours) and silk storage pouch, truly a gift that will return its cost to you in pleasure ten fold. New from Lelo are some male toys that are sure to liven up his holiday experience in ways that he hasn’t yet imagined. Check out the Bo and Bob on our site.

Another amazing gift to consider, especially for the more adventurous is the NJoyFun Wand. Made of surgical grade stainless steel, it is an heirloom pleasure piece that will last for decades to come. Although it doesn’t have a lot of electric options, it is surprising how a cold smooth piece of metal in between the sheets can heat up and even electrify sexual relations between long-term consenting adults. Sometimes the tool helps you to imagine an interaction that you might not have considered before.

As the owner of Good Clean Love there are a few times a year that I try to walk on the slippery slope between education and marketing, so with a risk of compromising my unbiased integrity, I offer the resource that is Good Clean Love for healthy, natural and organic solutions for a sustainable love life. All the products mentioned in the review are available at our website www.goodcleanlove.com.