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How Pleasure Can Treat
Holiday Stress

By Kathleen Morrison
November 2, 2022

The holidays are a time for family and celebration, but they can also be incredibly stressful, especially for those of us who are caregivers or who don’t have a strong support system. Wisp is switching things up—this holiday season, you come first. We’re focusing on pleasure, self care, and ensuring your needs don’t end up forgotten in the hustle and bustle of holiday planning. That’s why we launched our Pleasure Bundle—all 3 of our top selling Intimate Care products in one box to ensure you stay happy, healthy, and relaxed no matter what the holidays throw at you (for 25% less).

Sexual health and mental health

We recently spoke with Dr. Penelope Neckowitz about the connection between a healthy sex life and your mental health. As a licensed psychologist and sex therapist, Dr. Neckowitz couldn’t say enough about the importance of prioritizing pleasure as part of your health, emphasizing,

“It is nearly impossible when a woman is stressed and overworked for her to activate her pleasure response. And yet, paradoxically, that is the very thing that will insure her ability to remain connected to herself, and become less susceptible to depression and anxiety.”

Feeling connected and at home in your body can help you feel more mentally grounded, too. Wisp’s Pleasure Bundle is designed to give you tools that make it easier to honor yourself, your sexuality, and your health—let’s dive in.

An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away

Okay, not literally, but orgasms do prime you to release those feel-good chemicals like oxytocin and dopamine, which in turn can lower stress. And while having a partner can be nice, sometimes being selfish is even nicer. OMG! Cream works regardless of who’s in your bed, by using the same active ingredient (sildenafil) found in Viagra. When applied topically to the clitoris, it boosts blood flow almost instantly to heighten sensation and makes it easier to finish (over and over again 😉).

OMG! Cream can also help if you’re experiencing lowered desire or low libido due to a new medication or even menopause. Medications that impact your hormones and SSRIs used to treat anxiety and depression can sometimes lead to difficulty with desire or difficulty reaching orgasm. Similarly, during the menopausal transition, blood flow to the vagina and clitoris decreases. If you usually need clitoral stimulation in order to orgasm, the resulting decrease in sensitivity can make orgasm more difficult to achieve and make the experience of sex frustrating. OMG! Cream can help bring back that lack of sensation to make sex fun again!

Clean up to get down

Did you know vaginas are actually self-cleaning? There’s no need to ever clean out the inside of your vagina with any kind of soap. The discharge of a healthy vagina helps keep it moisturized, clean from foreign bacteria, and at the optimal pH. In fact, using a douche or inserting cleansers inside the vagina increases your risk of infection and irritation because it disrupts your body’s natural maintenance. Throwing off your pH can lead to bacterial vaginosis or yeast infection—not fun.

Even though vaginas are internally self-cleaning, it’s important to keep the labia, vulva, and the skin around the genital area free from dirt and debris so infection-causing bacteria don’t have the chance to thrive. Splashing and gentle rubbing with warm water is often enough to do the trick, but you can also incorporate a wash that’s formulated for sensitive skin if you like. Wisp’s Balancing Wash is one great option that’s gentle enough for genital skin and includes natural ingredients that soothe irritation and help you maintain a balanced pH. Incorporating this self-care step into your hygiene routine is not only good for your physical health, but it can also help you feel a little more grounded as you take the time to care for your body.

Baby, it’s cold outside

There’s no better way to warm things up than by adding a bit more slip into the mix. No matter what your sex life looks like, it can benefit from having lube on hand to reduce friction and discomfort, and just make things feel better. Wisp’s Harmonizing Lube is specifically formulated to be non-irritating (no tingling ingredients here) and body-safe so you won’t wake up the next morning with any burning regrets. Here are our top 3 reasons we love lube for keeping us healthy:

  • Lube prevents injury. Sex without the proper lubrication can lead to irritation, micro-tearing, chafing, and general discomfort. Even if you produce enough lube naturally, there may be times your body refuses to cooperate (this can happen even if you’re just a bit dehydrated!). Having a bottle of lube handy ensures a pain-free experience every time. There’s no such thing as too much lube!
  • Lube reduces STI risk. That irritation I talked about earlier? It can increase your risk of contracting an STI. An irritated and inflamed skin barrier makes it easier for viruses and bacteria to get past your body’s defenses and take hold. Lubing up will keep things silky-smooth and keep your body’s defenses intact.
  • If you’re experiencing a reduction in natural lubrication. There are lots of great things about getting older, but hormonal changes aren’t usually one of them. These changes often lead to vaginal dryness which can make sex painful and unpleasant. Getting older isn’t the only pesky culprit — breastfeeding, those taking medications, and having certain medical concerns can all lead to a reduction in your natural lubrication. Lube can help! Incorporate it into your sex life to keep things smooth sailing from here on out.

For a limited time, save 25% when you get OMG! Cream, Balancing Wash, and Harmonizing Lube in our Pleasure Bundle with code PLEASURE at checkout! This triple threat is sure to keep you warm and cozy all winter long, no matter what you’ve got on your agenda this holiday season.

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