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Not intense, but certainly a gel to keep around!

While this gel has so much going for it, I feel that the word "intense" is misleading. I would not call this intense, but subtle. If you're massaging away at your clitoris, you'll feel subtle cooling and the gel will increase blood flow to the clitoris. For someone who has trouble reaching orgasm via clitoral stimulation, I would recommend this gel. It's great for foreplay and the ingredients are pleasant.
Published:
Pros:
Slippery.
Long lasting slipperyness.
Absorbs into skin.
No residue.
Feels wonderful!
Cons:
I feel the word "intense" is a bit misleading.
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

I will go ahead and warn you, I include ingredients and long descriptions in my reviews. If you don't enjoy that type of information, you may want to consider skipping my review.

The clitoral gel works by massaging the gel into the clitoral tissue.

Let's talk ingredients and all that need-to-know stuff, then we'll have fun.

INGREDIENTS:

Aqua, Propylene glycol, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, Polysorbate 20, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) distillate, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenethyl alcohol, PPG-2-Methyl ether mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, Menthyl lactate, Arginine HCI, Ornithine HCI, Water, Alcohol, Certified organic lycium barbarum (goji berry) fruit extract, Certified organic cymbopogon schoenanthus (lemon grass) leaf/stem extract, Certified organic aloe barbadensis (aloe) leaf extract.

While we're talking ingredients, let me just point out that Certified Aloe Barbadensis juice and Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract are both in the ingredients. If you a little something about me, you might happen to know that Aloe is like my miracle plant. I eat my Aloe Vera plant, I use it for health reasons. Most of you have used Aloe for sunburn or cuts and scrapes. That means, most of you probably know that Aloe has amazing healing properties, but in case you didn't, I have now informed you. Aloe Vera as a lubricant ingredient is fantastic. It's one of the reasons I have been keeping Intimate Organics' lubricants around for two years. It's not my Liquid Silk, no, but it's my second go-to.

Each Intimate Organic lubricant that I've bought has included Aloe in the ingredients. I enjoy that because sex often leaves my poor cooter raw, irritated and often even with tiny tears around the entry. That's a bummer, but some of us women seem to be prone to this no matter how much lubricant we use. Intimate Organics contains Aloe Vera so not only do I consume Aloe internally, I guess I also consume it, well, internally, just via a different orifice. I apologize if I'm beginning to be gross here.

The Aloe will help those tiny tears will quicker so this brand is ideal for girls who have trouble there. It's also nice for dryness in general.
For someone who is not allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients that I so kindly listed for you, as long as that person enjoys extra blood flow to the clitoris, this product is something you guys can appreciate. For those of you who don't enjoy the subtle cooling or extra blood flow to your "man in the boat", I suggest avoiding this.

Clitoris' that need extra powerful stimulation may benefit marvelously with this product. While it's intended to make the clitoris more sensitive, it can also be used all over the vagina during foreplay, external stimulation as well as intercourse provided you are happy with the ingredients. Am I happy with the ingredients? You bet your sweet behind I am.

Now, about some of the other listed ingredients.
-Propylene Glycol: Can be a skin irritant to some who are allergic. It has been associated with contact dermatitis. It is commonly used as a skin conditioning agent.

-Polysorbate 20: A surfectant, emulsifying agent, solubilizing agent. Commonly found in facial and body products such as soaps, lotions, ect.

-Hydroxyethylcellulose: Derived from cellulose. Cellulose is found in cell walls of plants. Hydroxyethylcellulose is used as a "thickening and gelling agent." This is why lubricants, hair products and other products have the gel-like feel. This ingredient is also found in some food products as well as eye producst, such as eye drops.

-Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) distillate: An astringent, skin and hair conditioning agent. You may know "Witch Hazel" to be used as an astringent for cleansing the face. Used as an anorectal drug products due to it's benefits of "preventing colon cancer." It's used to prevent dryness and flaking in skin products.

-Methylisothiazolinone: A preservative. It's often used in all types of cosmetics and personal care items such as shampoos, soaps, ect. to prevent products from spoiling by preventing bacterial growth.

-Phenethyl alcohol: Used as a synthetic flavoring substance, used to give fragrance and also used, like the above ingredient, to prevent products from spoiling by preventing bacterial growth.

-PPG-2-Methyl ether mentha piperita (peppermint) oil: Used as fragrance, solvent. An ingredient that's been deemed safe in cosmetic use. This is why the lubricant causes a cooling sensation for me. It's possible that some people will feel warmth from it, but more likely to cool. Commonly used in clitoral products to increase sensitivity. It's also used in male sensitizing products.

-Menthyl Lactate: Also a cooling ingredient. Menthyl Lactate is derived from menthol and has been reported to be less irritating than menthol itself. Sometimes used as a fragrance or flavoring ingredient.

This does not contian menthol.
    • Mood enhancer

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

INGREDIENT INFORMATION CONTINUED...

-Ornithine HCI: Similar to Arginine HCL. Both are amino acids. This ingredient can cause skin irritation when used in large doses, according to Science Lab MSDS sheet. If irritation happens to occur, Science Lab recommends rinsing with cool water and covering the irritated spots with an emollient, antibacterial cream. They also recommend washing "contaminated clothing before wearing again," if it does irritate your skin. The good news is, this is only slightly hazardous to the skin, especially when only a small amount is included. It's not highly likely that the majority of us will react negatively due to this ingredient being in the Clitoral Lubricant.

-Alcohol: I don't feel it necessary to explain this ingredient, but if you prefer I do, simply ask and I will try and help. However, I did feel it somewhat important to point out that alcohol dries out the skin, and in my case, very badly! I don't know how much alcohol this lubricant contains, but I feel it's very little. It did not dry out my cooter and the alcohol is not detectable by my nose or tongue. No big worries here for most of us since I'm fairly certain this lubricant contains very little.

-Certified organic lycium barbarum (goji berry) fruit extract: Also known as the Wolf Berry, this is actually used internally by some for its "healing benefits" due to their high antixiodant levels. The Goji berry has been used in Chinese medicine for many years. Taken internally, Goji Berry is supposed to be beneficial for ailments such as blood pressure, fever, and more. However, we are not eating this lubricant. Again, this ingredient is not likely to cause problems or irritation.

-Certified organic cymbopogon schoenanthus (lemon grass) leaf/stem extract: This is one ingredient, like Aloe, that I am fond of. I remember my mom buying us natural Lemon grass soap as kids and I've used it in my bath product and homemade fragrances ever since. It is an aromatic and medicinal plant. This lubricant isn't likely to contain such a large amount that it would cause irritation, but if you are allergic to Lemon Grass at all, avoid products that contain it period.



Now that all that fun, interesting information is out of the way, this lubricant is mostly used as a lubricant only. I doubt it will come in handy for other things like massages or moisturizer. It *could* be used as a massage product, but as you'll learn later in my review, it's really not the kind of texture/consistency for anything like that. Foreplay and simple solo play is the best use for this.

TEXTURE/CONSISTENCY/THICKNESS/VICOSITY

Since Liquid Silk is my absolute favorite lubricant, and a very popular one, I like to compare other lubricants to it to give readers a better idea of what to expect. This is not exactly meant for lubrication purposes so much as it is for the enhancement of clitoral sensation. It's still labelled a lubricant and will work, but won't be as thick as something like Liquid Silk. However, I feel that this Intense Clitoral Gel has a very similar consistency to others from the Intimate Organics line. If you have tried the Hydra lubricant--also by Intimate Organics--you will have an idea of how this one feels. It's very thin, slippery enough to massage the clitoris for long periods of time without getting tacky. The feel of this on my crotch is pleasant and I actually enjoy the feel it has when being rubbed into the clitoris for a very long time. It never gets tacky, sticky or greasy. As some of you have come to learn, I'm extremely sensitive to any residue being left on my cooter or hands. It bothers me badly. Rest assured, if you're anything like me, you should be pleased with the hardly noticeable left-behind residue.

I've used this gel for around a year on and off. I tend to use it for very long periods of time when fooling around. It's one of my go-to clitoral gels because it's light, effective and doesn't leave me sticky or with noticeable residue.

If you have not tried other Intimate Organics lubricants, you may have tried Maximus or the Pink lubricant. This feels similar to both of those. Actually, they feel very similar. It's about as slippery as Pink and Maximus. It's very thin, but to me, it feels like Pink is just a smidgen thinner than this. It has a slight bit of bulk to it, but not much. Actually, it feels a lot like the inner gel of an Aloe Vera plant. The thin, slipperyness of it.

I wouldn't call this velvety, but it is really slick. There isn't anything oily about it, which is highly appreciated by me. It's clear in color and thin enough that it'll run off the fingers quickly. When I pour some out, I need to immediately apply to my clitoris. I got messy the other day, and that's when I noticed that you have about 3 seconds to get the glob of gel onto your clitoris before it drips. If it does drip onto clothing or sheets, it's not likely it will stain unless you are wearing silk, and in that case, it is possible. While it is thin and runny, it stays in place well. Unless I'm rubbing all over my cooter, it mostly stays on my clitoris. However, I tend to go crazy with this gel. I use a lot of it and rub it all over.

I also cannot compare this well to a hair gel. I use hair gel, DAX usually. This is a gel, but such a thin one that most hair gels and gels period, are much thicker.

The slippery, slidey, thin gel is perfect for continuous clitoral massaging as it lasts a good long while. It also makes it ideal for pouring quickly.
    • Thin

Taste / Aroma

I have tasted this clitoral gel. The label says it's "safe to ingest," but I would not go swallowing it. It's not flavored or meant to be ingested, but if it has been applied a good while before oral sex, it should be OK. It doesn't taste pleasant, it has a subtle taste that's somewhat bitter. I used a large amount of the gel about an hour and a half before my partner engaging in oral sex and he didn't mind it at all. I would have preferred washing it off, and that's not a bad idea. However, the after it has had a lot of time to absorb into the skin, it won't leave a nasty taste behind.

This should not be ingested so I don't recommend taking a swig of the lubricant. If you happen to have some left on the skin though, it shouldn't hurt to lick the skin after the product has absorbed. After a good while, it's almost non existant to the tongue.

The smell of is hardly there unless I put the bottle straight to my nose. My partner isn't able to smell it during oral, after it has been absorbed into my skin. It smells like kids glue. It's such a light scent that I doubt it would bother anybody, but if you're trying to smell it, you can.
    • Light smell
    • Light taste

Performance

Since this is mostly a clitoral gel, not a lubricant that will help much with dryness or ease penetration, it doesn't do the best job for those things. Still, if you wanted to use it as a lubricant and a clitoral gel, it will provide some slip and slide and is often plenty for me during toy play or intercourse. It's possible that you will notice a cooling sensation internally though, so you should be sure that's something you are OK with before using it as an actual lubricant. As for me, I'm unable to feel any extra cooling sensations when this is used internally. I can feel it on my outer labia and skin, but not on the inside.

Aside from the amazing clitoral orgasms, my other favorite thing about this gel is that it requires no immediate clean up. It doesn't leave any residue after it's dried and absorbed. However, a simple wet wash cloth will do the trick. It rinses away instantly with water. I'm picky about leaving any lubricant down there because I can feel it. I hate the slightest residue down there. I'm actually able to go on about my day after using this gel, and I use a lot! It doesn't make me feel slimey, greasy or sticky after using. It absorbs into the skin rather than leaving a film sitting on top. When I use an entire sample packet of this stuff though, it takes longer to absorb.

As for how long this gel will last, that depends on how long you're going at it, what type of play you are doing and how vigorously you're doing it. I like to just massage when using this and for that, a dime size amount will last a good 15 minutes at least. I apply over and over because I like to use it all over and I like to keep the cool sensation going. Once I've quit massaging my cooter, I'm unable to feel the subtle cool feeling. This doesn't bother me because I'd prefer it to be subtle than so intense that it hinders my orgasm--I've had that happen with other clitoral gels.

If you're simply massaging your clitoris with fingers, a small amount will be plenty for a while. I've gone at it for a good 45 minutes with this gel and it never dries up on me. Again though, I'm the kind of girl who just keeps applying it every few minutes.

When using this in combination with a vibrator, it may even last longer than when you use fingers. My fingers seem like they absorb some of the lubricant and a toy probably won't do that. Using a vibrator with this lubricant gets me there much faster than simple massaging. It coats the vibrator with a thin slipperyness so it kind of enable more sensation, in my opinion. For me, when there's a good bit of slipperyness, I'm able to feel the vibrations or massages on my clitoris better. This has a good amount of thickness for clitoral play. It isn't as slippery as a silicone lubricant, but has a similar glide to it.

This clitoral gel is water based and does not contain any dimethicone, so it's completely safe to use with silicone and all other toy materials. It's latex condom friendly, so no worries if you are going to be using condoms with this.

Also, this lubricant is paraben and DEA free. It's naturally derived and pure vegan, according to the label.
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Performance

Packaging

The Clitoral Gel is available on Eden in a simple lotion style bottle, with a screw off lid. I don't think Eden carries it in the sample foil, but it is available in those as well. I had bought a few of the sample foils about a year ago and liked them so much that I bought the bottle. Strangely enough, I did not know Eden carried this product at all! I actually hunted for it here a while back and didn't notice it because on the bottle it says "Intensive Clitoral Gel" and on Eden, the title says "Intimate Organics Intense Arousal Lube." I guess it took me a while to figure out that they're actually the same exact product!

Last week, I was using this gel and realized I was nearly out. I was about to purchase more from another place when I decided to check Eden one more time. Lucky me! I felt so stupid for not seeing that Eden does carry it, it just has a slightly different wording. I went ahead and started on my review a few days ago and already added the new bottle to my order. I don't know why I thought it necessary to share that little dumb story of mine, but I was excited.

The sample foils are simple little packs with one side of a nude torso and part of a breast on it. There's also a photo of I believe an Aloe stem. The back has a lighter colored version of the same photo.

The bottle version of the gel is similar and it's the same bottle most of Intimate Organics' lubricants come in. It's a simple, screw-on lid with a squeezy like bottle. Similar to those mini travel lotions you might see at drug stores. I'm not too picky, but I do find Liquid Silk's pump-style bottle to be much easier. With this bottle, you have to screw the lid on and off. Not a big problem, but when your hands are messy with the gel, it is more trouble. This could also cause the bottle to slip out of your hand. The bottle is clear, and thankfully, the semi-nude photo is a sticker label wrapped around the bottle. I was much happier with that since I could pull the label right off, unlike the sample foils where there's nothing you can do about the trashy packaging until you've used it and discarded of it. I find the nudity to be really tacky and I don't like having that in my house. It also makes the product stand out among other toiletries rather than blending in like it does when the sticker is pulled off.

I've not had any leaking with the screw-lid bottle, but the sample foils are bound to leak as there's no way to close them. I wouldn't trust it to be in my purse or luggage though. It can travel with you safely if you store the bottle in a plastic bag. That way, if other items squish it, the leakage stays in the bag, not your clothing.

The back of both the sample foils and the bottle have the same ingredients and brief information listed. It says "Sex is natural." Underneath that, there's a pink square with white tiny text that says "Intimate Organics." Below that in bold black text is "Intense," and below that in pink text is "Clitoral Stimulating Gel." And the very last words on the front are the "Made with Certified Organic Extracts" seal/stamp.

The bottle comes in a box with the same photos and information on it. It's paper so I threw it away. It's just something that takes up space without providing any useful storage or hiding place.

The back of the bottle, sample foil and box that the bottle comes in says things like "Paraben free, DEA free, naturally derived and vegan."

Then you have the tiny information and instructions.

"Intense clitoral gel has a high concentration of natural peppermint oil. It can be used for clitoral foreplay, stimulation during intercourse, and increased stimulation with a toy. The only clitoral gel with USDA Certified Organic extracts! Intimate Organics clitroal gel contains a blend of certified organic extracts, peppermint oil, natural damiana and L-Ornithine to increase blood flow to the clitoris and deliver powerful orgasms!"

"This product does NOT contain menthol! Latex friendly. Safe to ingest."

INSTRUCTIONS:
"Apply sparingly to clitoral area making sure to work gel directly into the tissue underneath the clitoris for full effects. Use with your favorite Intimate Organics lubricant for best results."

"ATTENTION: This product is not recommended for those with STD'S or pregnant. If irritation occurs, discontinue use and wash affected area thoroughly."

Clearly, the packaging is not discreet unless you pull the sticker label off.

Special Features

Intimate Organics Intensive Clitoral Gel doesn't provide warming sensations. Instead, this provides what feels to me, as a subtle cooling sensation. However, every cooter is different. Where I notice cooling, someone else may notice warming!

While this may not be special features to some of us, I feel it's important to add these few things here in case you missed them in my previous sections.

-Paraben and DEA free.
-Latex condom friendly.
-Certified organic extracts.
-No menthol.
-Naturally derived.
-"Pure vegan."
-Made in Canada.

I assumed those few things could be considered "special features" to some of you.

Experience

My experience with this clitoral gel is always pleasant. It has the power to put me in the mood when I'm not feeling it and bring me closer to orgasm when I am. Intense is an overstatement. I doubt many women will find this intense. It does have subtle cooling sensation and when I've massaged it into my clitoris for a few minutes, I'm much closer to orgasm than I am with regular playing around. I have used many, many clitoral gels before so I have a lot to compare this to.

I would say the effectiveness is close to what I get from Horney Honey Cream. However, I don't need to apply an entire bottle like I do with Horny Honey. The cooling is noticeable with this gel and it seems to give me more noticeable sensation than Horny Honey does.

It can also be compared to Shunga's clitoral gel. This is somewhat similar in that it cools and makes the clitoris more sensitive. Since every clitrois is different, it's hard for me to say "this will work for everyone." I don't believe that any gel will work for everyone. However, I do feel that this is a fabulous option for someone who just has trouble getting there with clitoral stimulation. For someone with a "clit of steel," don't expect a whole lot with this. It will increase blood flow and I think it's highly likely it will bring you to orgasm quicker, but a "clit of steel" may not notice such noticeable effects like me.

I'm pretty sensitive down there. It doesn't take a lot of strong stimulation to bring me to orgasm. That may be important to note if you're considering this gel.

Where I would normally spend a good 20 minutes "getting myself worked up," this gel brings me right to the "worked up" part and allows me to skip the extra time spent to bring blood flow to my clitoris.

Compared to Shunga's gel, I feel that they both are moderate, not intense. It seems they both need continuous stimulation or they don't product enough effects. Simply dabbing this onto your crotch and then having intercourse probably won't do much. You have to massage.

Out of most of the clitoral gels on the market, I do feel that this one has a better chance of working than the rest. It's nothing like that ON arousal oil. That stuff just gave me funny feelings down there, this gel actually increases sensitivity.

This will come in handy for those of us who don't want to spend extra time "getting worked up" as well as those who have trouble finishing via clitoral play. It adds enough sensitivity to really get me... well, hot! OK, I said it.

If you're wondering just how worth it this gel is, the fact that I'm buying more again should give you an idea. I think most of us women can benefit at least somewhat with this gel. At the very least, it may not completely arouse your clit of steel.
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  • Thomas90
    Thomas90  
    Great review, thanks!
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    ksparkles16  
    Great review!
  • kendra30752
    kendra30752  
    Thank you both so much .
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    shellhell  
    Thank you
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    Evol  
    interesting
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    Secret Sinns  
    thanks for the review
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    thanx 4 the review
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    CountryPrincess  
    Thank you so much for your great review!!! Very helpful!!!
  • Gracie
    Gracie  
    Nice review Kendra! I am thinkng about giving this one a try. Thanks for all the comparison information!
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