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Zestra in the News –


Posted 11:21 pm, July 23rd, 2012

by Zestra News


Fifty Shades of Revenue:  Monetizing Women’s Libidos

Fifty Shades of Grey and [movie] Magic Mike have brought women’s desire out of the closet,” says Rachel Braun Scherl, the president of Semprae Laboratories which manufactures Zestra. She says the company is starting to experience its own EL-James-inspired boom.  “The next step will be women looking for products and solutions that will have an impact on their sexual satisfaction.”

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7 Relationship Sexperts You Should Be Following on Twitter


Posted 8:45 am, October 19th, 2011

by Zestra News

There are experts in everything. Civil War history, entomology, the works of Danielle Steel—it should come as no surprise that there are experts on sex. All aspects of sex – from stimulation to orgasm, arousal to the big finish.

But these “sexperts” are not only amusing at dinner parties, they can also improve your life.

The seven sexual gurus below are a mix of informative, ironic and irreverent. You should add them to your Twitter ASAP. (Oh, and you should follow us @Zestra too!)

@TheBloggess – Jenny Lawson

TheBloggess Ms. Lawson is not only an extremely knowledgeable expert in sex issues, she’s also hysterically funny. Interspersed between insightful tips and honest relationship advice, this self-titled “Jenny from the Blog” recounts some genius exchanges with husband Victor as she makes comments like “It’s National Mental Illness Week? I’m guessing this means you forgot to get me a card.” Entertaining yet educational, this blog is a must for women of all ages.

@femalecenter – The Medical Center for Female Sexuality

Center for Female Sexuality

MCFS is tweeted primarily by sexual dysfunction specialist Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus, who founded the center in 2000 with Dr. Michael A. Werner. Ms. Marcus wrote her dissertation on women and vibrator use while earning a Doctorate in Philosophy at the Institute of Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. According to Dr. Marcus, a “good day at the office is seeing women happy and having a wonderful time with their partner… (they) can re-access that part of themselves that they thought they’d lost.” Her tweets link to shrewd blog posts on all things sexual.

@IrisKrasnow – Iris Krasnow

Iris Krasnow headshot Ms. Krasnow, celebrated author of “The Secret Lives of Wives: Women Share What it Really Takes to Stay Married,” recently appeared on Oprah, the Today Show and the Early Show discussing female sexuality. “Secret Lives” is also one of O Magazine’s “Ten Titles to Pick Up Now.” Specializing in getting down the nitty-gritty of relationship politics, Ms. Krasnow believes women can have both a secure committed bond with their partner and continue to inject sexual adventure.

@jennawrites – Jenna McCarthy

Jenna McCarthy Twitter

Ms. McCarthy is a fantastic writer with a playful and irreverent voice. Her approach is friendly, informative and fun, evidenced by the rather verbose, yet hilarious, title of her book, “If It Was Easy They’d Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon: Living With and Loving the TV-Addicted, Sex-Obsessed, Not-So-Handy Man You Married.” Bonus fun: many commenters on her website confuse her with famous Jim Carrey-ex Jenny McCarthy yet Jenna gamely answers their questions.

@Lissarankin – Lissa Rankin

Lissa Rankin Twitter Dr. Rankin is the founder of and the author of “What’s Up Down There? Questions You’d Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend.” Recently named to the star-studded top 10 Twitter doctors list, Dr. Rankin is very receptive to feedback and her Twitter feed includes a great deal of back and forth with followers and fellow physicians. She also retweets great sex info, quotes and links to a ton of useful information.

@MiddlesexMD – Dr. Barb DePree

MiddlesexMD Twitter

Another physician (check out the handle!), Dr. DePree is a menopause care specialist who gears her tweets primarily to women over 40. Explaining her website, Dr. DePree states “I want this site to be a tasteful and comfortable environment where we can understand and explore, and perhaps even share tips for our optimal sexual health and pleasure.” A sample tweet: “Avoiding sex because it’s painful? Join Dr. Barb for an interactive conversation on restoring vaginal comfort.”

@pamelamadsen – Pamela Madsen

Pamela Madsen Twitter Photo

As founder of The American Fertility Association, Ms. Madsen covers a wide swath of sexual topics ranging from having The Talk with her sons to female arousal enhancers. She’s also an acclaimed author, writing a very funny book entitled “Shameless: How I Ditched the Diet, Got Naked, Found True Pleasure… and Somehow Got Home in Time to Cook Dinner.” Sample tweets: “Sex vs. Food: The Startling Choice Women Are Making” and “The Treacherous Fifties: How Turning Fifty Might Turn Your Life Upside Down.” Sex or food? That’s a startling (and tough) choice indeed.

Twitter is great for gaining access to targeted information about things that matter to you. Each of the women above is a fount of information on all things carnal. Follow them today to improve your relationship, your health, your happiness and your life.

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Zestra Founders with Jane Hansen on NBC


Posted 4:51 pm, January 7th, 2011

by Karen

Rachel and Mary with Jane Hansen

Semprae founders Mary Wallace Jaensch and Rachel Braun Scherl were on NBC with Jane Hansen on  January 10, 2011.

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LOL-Funny, Real-Life Zestra Story


Posted 9:51 am, October 5th, 2010

by Karen

A customer wrote in with this hysterical real-life Zestra story (where a husband learned why he should never have run to WalMart without telling his wife!) So we made it a video. Enjoy…and we’d love it if you’d share!

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The Big ‘O’ – Zestra on Dr. Oz’s Orgasm Show


Posted 9:56 am, February 8th, 2010

by Karen

On the Dr. Oz show ‘How to Reclaim Your Orgasm after 40,’ Dr. Laura Berman highlights Zestra as a scientifically proven herbal oil that increases sensation, arousal and ability to orgasm.

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Zestra in the New York Times


Posted 12:05 pm, November 29th, 2009

by admin

Generation B
In Search of Their Own Elixir of Love

Photo Illustration by The New York Times; Photo by Dorling Kindsersley/Getty Images

Photo Illustration by The New York Times; Photo by Dorling Kindsersley/Getty Images

By Michael Winerip
Published: November 27, 2009

CHARLOTTE McLAUGHLIN was married for 35 wonderful years. “He was the only partner in my life, a terrific guy,” said Ms. McLaughlin, a retired cosmetics consultant. But in 2001, her husband, Bill, died of heart disease at 60, and to help cope with the loss, Ms. McLaughlin, who was in her 50s, began taking an antidepressant.

Then in 2004 she met another terrific guy, a 65-year-old widower named Sanford, and felt an attraction, though she worried about keeping up. Antidepressants can inhibit sex drive. “I was afraid of pain at my age, after three or four years of not having … you know, relations.”

So Ms. McLaughlin did what a lot of middle-aged women here do when they are not ready to give up on sex. She visited the Pelvic and Sexual Health Institute, which treats about 200 women a week, mostly from the Philadelphia-New York City corridor, but some from as far away as Canada, South America and Britain. Half the patients seen by the staff of 20 are boomer women. A lot have husbands and boyfriends who’ve been given a recharge via Viagra or even a penile implant, and, as Ms. McLaughlin said, “We need something, too.”

Read the full article:

In Search of Their Own Elixir of Love

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