101 Advice on Better Sex for Women

Bodyjoys’ beginner’s guide to better sex essentials for women

Sex is good for you and sexual well-being matters. Good sex is not just about adding fun to your life – good sex is part of a healthy lifestyle and enhances your overall well-being.

We aspire to bring fulfilment to your sex and love life, and to show you that the virtues of curiosity and inquisitiveness, together with the practice of intimate self-discovery, bring great rewards.

While sex toys bring blissful experiences, there are other wonderful products that can support and enhance your sex life in more subtle ways. In this guide, we’re going to tell you all about them.

What are better sex essentials for women?

Better sex essentials for women are products and aids that invigorate your sex life, make sex more comfortable, more stimulating and more pleasurable. They include:

Please note, because it’s the superstar of better sex essentials, we’ve dedicated a whole separate guide to lube. So take a look at our special lubricant guide to ensure you don’t miss out.

Benefits of better sex essentials for women

All better sex essentials aim to enhance your sexual and sensual well-being, allowing you to indulge in sensual pleasure with maximum comfort. Some of the benefits include:

  • Add ease, pleasure, sensation and satisfaction to your intimate moments
  • Enhance sensitivity, arousal and stimulation
  • Enhance and intensify your orgasms
  • Make intercourse and masturbation more enjoyable
  • Relax and enhance sensual and sexual well-being

Take a look at our overview of the most popular sex essentials and sensual cosmetics for women and find out which products are right for you. Whether you want to boost your orgasms or simply cover your needs for intimate care, there is plenty to be explored, discovered and enjoyed.

The most popular better sex essentials for women – overview

Most popular better sex essentials – Orgasm Boosters

Even if you already enjoy great orgasms, you still might be surprised by these orgasm boosters’ ability to enhance your sexual pleasure even further.

Attributes and benefits of orgasm boosters:

  • These balms, gels and creams promote blood flow and hence increase sensitivity and stimulation in your erogenous areas
  • Designed to offer heightened arousal and greater sensation so you can experience more intense orgasms
  • Great for “me-time”, for couples that have been having trouble getting aroused, or those who simply want to add something new to their foreplay routine

Browse our full range of orgasm boosters that will stimulate you to new realms of satisfaction.

Intrigued but not sure what to choose? The Durex Intense Orgasmic Gel For Her gets our vote (pictured).

Most popular better sex essentials – Arousal Oils & Gels

Our arousal oils and gels are designed to help you relax, ease discomfort and let everyday issues disappear from your mind. These wonderful oils and gels not only stimulate arousal, many users also report more intense orgasms!

Attributes and benefits of arousal oils and gels:

  • Encourage blood flow in your intimate areas, super-sensitising hot spots and heightening sexual pleasure
  • Boost your mood and relaxation
  • Great both for solo play or moments of intimacy with your partner
  • Upgrade bedroom ambience with a variety of sumptuous scents

Shop our whole range of sensual arousal oils and gels.

If you want to follow our recommendation, for a passionate night we suggest the Shiatsu Stimulation Spray (pictured).

Most popular better sex essentials – Tightening Gels

Tightening gels and creams are formulated to help improve the tightness and elasticity of your vagina, giving you easier and more intense orgasms.

Attributes and benefits of tightening gels:

  • Tightening gels make the vaginal walls temporarily swell so you can enjoy heightened stimulation and intensified pleasure during penetrative sex
  • The gels enhance sensations for both you and your partner but can also be used with toys or other solo play
  • Simply apply the product to the inner vaginal walls and wait about 30-45 minutes for maximum delight to kick in

Browse our full collection of tightening gels.

Not sure which one is right for you? Then maybe give the Intimate Earth Embrace Vaginal Tightening Pleasure Gel a whirl (pictured).

Most popular better sex essentials – Intimate Balms & Gels

Our range of intimate balms and gels is designed to help you enjoy better and more satisfying sex either with your partner or alone.

Attributes and benefits of intimate balms and creams:

  • Enhance your arousal and desire, heighten sensitivity and intensify sexual pleasure, all with the goal of giving you a more pleasurable intimate experience
  • Harmonised with pH-friendly formulae that help you maintain and increase vaginal moisture (check as not all products offer this)
  • Many of these creams are menopause-friendly and can be used when both moisture and lubrication are required

Shop our whole sensual collection of intimate balms.

If you want to buy one of our customer favourites, check out the Durex Sensilube Intimate Moisturising Gel (pictured).

Most popular better sex essentials – Moisturisers

This aren’t just ordinary lubes – these products, as the name suggests, moisturise as well as lubricate your most intimate area. These moisturisers will not only enhance sexual pleasure with your partner but can equally be enjoyed during solo play or with toys.

Attributes and benefits of moisturisers:

  • These moisturisers give your vagina the attention and care it deserves, nourishing it with carefully designed, body-friendly formulae
  • With non-irritant ingredients and balanced pH-levels, the moisturisers are ideal for sensitive skin
  • The products in our selection provide long lasting moisture, slick sensation, and leave your intimate skin silky soft
  • With regular use, some products can also relieve menopausal dryness

Browse our full range of vaginal moisturisers and add them to your repertoire of sensual cosmetics.

Can we help you with a recommendation? Take a look at the Lelo Personal Moisturizer (pictured).

Most popular better sex essentials – Dilators

Our vaginal dilators are designed for problems related to vaginal tightness, helping you to reduce discomfort during intercourse with your partner.

Attributes and benefits of dilators:

  • Our dilator training sets help you enhance vaginal elasticity and exercise your pelvic floor muscles
  • Start slow with a small diameter and progressively move up as you feel more comfortable and your body eases to wider penetration
  • Dilators are best used with water-based lubricant

Browse our full range of dilators to benefit from these devices.

If you’re looking for a high-quality dilator kit made of silicone, take a look at the 5-piece Inspire Silicone Dilator Kit (pictured).

Most popular better sex essentials – Menopause Products

Menopause products are designed to help alleviate the discomfort and irritation caused by vaginal dryness during menopause. Don’t let menopause get in the way of continuing a pleasurable sex life – these products give you the freedom to continue focusing on fun in the bedroom, whether with your partner or solo.

Attributes and benefits of menopause products:

  • Nourishing to the vagina thanks to carefully designed, body-friendly formulae
  • Made with non-irritant ingredients and balanced pH-levels, these products are ideally formulated for your most sensitive areas
  • The products in our selection, which includes moisturisers, lubricants, intimate wash, and more, provide moisture, slick sensation and leave your intimate skin silky soft

Shop our full range of menopause products.

If you need a recommendation, take a look at the Pjur Women Nude Water-Based Personal Lubricant (pictured).

Most popular better sex essentials – Menstrual Cups

Menstrual cups are a comfortable, safe and reusable hygiene product option to use during your period. Squeeze the soft, silicone cup to insert it into the vagina, where it sits comfortably and collects the menstrual blood. Once in place, the flexible design is barely noticeable, and can be left in safely for several hours (or until full). They are designed with a stem for easy removal.

Attributes and benefits of menstrual cups:

  • Designed as an eco-friendly way to catch and collect menstrual blood, a great alternative to tampons and sanitary towels
  • Can be worn for several hours (including overnight) and are available in different sizes
  • Free from harmful chemicals and made entirely from medical-grade silicone

Browse our full range of menstrual cups.

Want to follow our recommendation? Then take a look at the Mae B Intimate Health Menstrual Cups (pictured).

Most popular better sex essentials – Clitoral Pumps

Pussy (or clitoral) pumps create a vacuum over the labia and clitoris, stimulating blood flow and supercharging pleasurable sensation in this erogenous area.

Attributes and benefits of clitoral pumps:

  • By increasing blood flow to the vulva, your pussy will temporarily swell, becoming hypersensitive to tongue, touch or a buzzing toy
  • Enhance pleasure during masturbation, foreplay and intercourse – penis owners will love the swell against their shafts during penetration
  • Pumps can be used on other erogenous areas, too, like the nipples

Shop our full range of clitoral pumps to enjoy heightened sensations and sensational orgasms.

If you want to buy a well-trusted pump, check out the Pumped Pussy Pump in rose gold (pictured).

Most popular better sex essentials – Intimate Care & Hygiene

Feel clean, fresh and wonderful all day long by practicing good intimate hygiene. A good hygiene routine is empowering, lifts your self-esteem and makes you feel more confident and sexy. Look after your body with our range of body-friendly essentials for intimate shaving, personal care and cleansing.

Browse our full range of intimate care and hygiene products and quickly find yourself spoilt for choice.

If you want remove unwanted dark spots in the intimate area, then you may consider the Light Lightening Cream from Me You Us (pictured).

Other popular better sex essentials for women

Please learn more about the following female sexual wellness products that we cover in other guides of our advice section:

Kegel exercisers and jiggle balls

  • Exercise your pelvic floor muscles for a variety of health benefits and more intense orgasms! Read more in our kegel balls guide.