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STOP THE PRESSES! Zestra is Now @Zestra on Twitter!!!


Posted 5:13 pm, January 12th, 2012

by Zestra News


Zestra – your favorite arousal oil (and ours, of course) – has done the near-impossible. We have actually ACQUIRED the “Zestra” Twitter account and will be using THAT instead of “ZestraRush”…

To repeat – the lovely, top-quality sextastic news will be appearing on your Twitter feed under @Zestra instead of @ZestraRush.

But fear not, dear readers! If you’re currently following us, this requires ZERO CHANGE on your part. (If you aren’t currently following us, you should!) We just wanted you to be aware. Because we’re good like that.

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The Four False Fantasies of Fornication


Posted 8:30 am, January 5th, 2012

by Zestra News

Most people have sex in beds. This makes sense. Beds are horizontal. They have comfortable sheets. A bedroom is generally private. So why are so many people interested in having uncomfortable, challenging and potentially embarrassing intercourse in other locations?

“Because it’s AWESOME…”

…At least that’s what we’re told.

But is it awesome? Below are four places reputed to be excellent for hot hook-ups. But between them, you can expect to be cut, squished, bitten by bugs and stuffed full of sand. Some might call that less “awesome” and more “humiliating and painful.”

Of course, there are always different strokes for different folks…

False Fantasy #1: The Haystack

sex haystack fantasy

“A roll in the hay” is a popular American idiom for a quick and painless sexual encounter. But have you ever rolled in hay? Or even touched it? It’s rough. It’s itchy. And it will CUT YOU faster than a Ritalin-popping teenager with Mom’s razor. Add the potential for various creepy-crawlies and Rodents of Unusual Size, and you have an experience more befitting a Turkish prison than a romance novel.

False Fantasy #2: The Beach

sex beach fantasy

Blast you Hollywood! Who doesn’t watch the famous scene in “From Here to Eternity” and want to be swept into similar passion – waves crashing over sun-kissed hot bodies rolling in the silt? Sounds like a dream…

But the dream is a lie. One word: Sand. Sand everywhere. Between your toes, in your eyes, up your nose and yes, in the unmentionable areas – most of all in the unmentionable areas. Unless peeing shore grit for days is a personal goal, beach sex should be more of a pariah than Casey Anthony.

False Fantasy #3: The Mile High Club

sex airplane fantasy

The myth of the Mile High Club as a source of male and female arousal is potent in our United States. Perhaps it’s the plethora of transatlantic flights, but Americans seem particularly compelled to have intercourse in tiny plastic bathrooms, mere feet from their fellow passengers.

These brave (idiotic) souls, jacked up on half-cans of Diet Coke and mini-pretzels, sneak their way into airline commodes, determined to do the nasty. Sometimes they succeed – to be faced upon exit with scowling flight attendants and the reak of unchanged diapers.

But who are these people who want to have sex in the aviation industry’s version of a clown car? Most people find airline travel uncomfortable enough without adding a bout of Trashy Toilet Twister to the equation.

False Fantasy #4: The Woods

sex forest fantasy

Ever since Lady Chatterley spent a few salacious afternoons banging her gamekeeper in the forest, literature has judged the woods to be a sexy, humping Mecca. But it’s fairly apparent that D.H. Lawrence didn’t actually spend his sexy time outside. Between the sticks, rocks, broken bottles, used condoms, Snickers wrappers and random pieces of crime scene tape, the last place you should be getting naked is under the elms.

And, if that’s not enough to convince you, consider bird poop. Nothing kills the mood like being torpedoed by a loogie of white, gloppy avian excrement.

So there you have them: Four legendary locations that may not live up to the sexy images created by books and movies. We invite you to visit them for yourselves and share your experiences below.

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Zestra Helps You Get Over the Hump: Week 9


Posted 1:09 pm, January 4th, 2012

by Zestra News

This week’s for the ladies! We have wall-to-wall, front-to-back, top-to-bottom hot guys. From Kevin Costner’s sex quote to Ryan Gosling’s slamming abs, this Hump should be easy to get over.

Video of the Week

For those of you who just can’t get enough of your partner:

Sexy Quotes from Sexy People

Kevin Costner

“Sex and golf are the two things you can enjoy even if you’re not good at them.” –Kevin Costner in the movie “Tin Cup”
“Despite a lifetime of service to the cause of sexual liberation, I have never caught venereal disease, which makes me feel rather like an Arctic explorer who has never had frostbite.” –Germaine Greer
“Sexual intercourse is kicking death in the ass while singing.” –Charles Bukowski

Hottest Men of the Movies

Let’s take a closer look at some of today’s talented leading men! (And by “talented,” we mean both professionally and physically…)

Matthew McConaughey

Matthew McConaughey

Breaking onto the scene with a starring role in “A Time to Kill,” Mr. McConaughey has become as famous for his abs as his acting. Recently engaged to his longtime girlfriend, this hot dad has two kids at home.

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt


Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas

Melanie Griffith’s significant other is aging wonderfully, gaining the panache of a Cary Grant or George Clooney. Last seen in the bizarro film “The Skin I Live In,” we can look forward to years of Mr. Banderas continuing to improve with age.

Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell

After skyrocketing to the A-List with his stellar performance in “Tigerland,” Mr. Farrell has hit a few career bumps in the road – but luckily none have affected his stellar mug.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling

The “It” boy of the moment, Mr. Gosling is an amazing actor as well as being stunningly handsome. After romances with Rachel McAdams and Sandra Bullock, word has it he’s currently dating Eva Mendes (who’s no slouch in the looks department, either).

Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper

Though he stars in a series of gross-out movies (see “The Hangover” and partner), there’s very little gross about Bradley Cooper. Between the perfect teeth and year-round tan, Mr. Cooper is the stuff dreams are made of.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal

A member of a famous film family, Mr. Gyllenhaal was slated to be a movie star from the start. From a cute kid in “City Slickers” to the hot marine in “Jarhead,” we can’t complain.

Derek Luke

Derek Luke

Starring in Denzel Washington’s “Antwone Fisher,” Mr. Luke immediately garnered attention for his good looks and terrific performance. Since then, he’s appeared in “Lions for Lambs,” “Friday Night Lights” and did a great turn as P. Diddy in “Notorious.”

Robert Downey, Jr.

Robert Downey Jr.

Funny and handsome? Pretty much the perfect combo. OK, so he had some drug issues at one point, but luckily, they didn’t affect Sherlock Holmes’ handsome brow.

Clive Owen

Clive Owen

The Man Who Would Be Bond lost out on that part (to another hot guy – Daniel Craig) but certainly won the genetic lottery.

Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds

Though the “Green Lantern” flamed out at the box office, there’s nothing not hot about Ryan Reynolds. Check out that torso!

Comment below to tell us who we missed!

Sex tip of the week

Cell phone sext

Make Sexty Time
Being apart doesn’t mean you can’t be prepping for time together with a few salacious texts. Something spicy and sensual works best (and it’s often easier to communicate your more racy thoughts via technology than in person). Remember to watch the X-rated missives while your significant other is at work, however – you never know who might pick up their cell…

The results of last week’s Facebook poll

Question: “If I could hook up with any historical figure, it would be…”

The most interesting responses include…
“Eartha Kitt in her 20s / early 30s”
“Charlie Chaplin in full costume makeup”

You can see all the crazy answers here.

Check out our Facebook page to vote on this week’s poll question: “If I met my celebrity free pass, I would…”
a. Ask for his / her autograph
b. Invite my husband / wife for a three-way
c. Drop trou then and there
d. Vomit before bursting into tears

Results will be published next week!

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Zestra Helps You Get Over the Hump: Week 8


Posted 8:30 am, December 28th, 2011

by Zestra News

2012 gift box

It’s T-minus 3 days and counting until 2012 rocks our socks off (more about that below). Hopefully, you are still filled with merriment and cookies – and only returning to work for a brief couple of days before launching hard core (via ball drops, Jell-O shooters and glitter) into the Mayan apocalypse. But, let’s face it, if we’re going down, what better way than with a loving partner and a little Zestra?

Catch you in the New Year, Dear Readers.

Video of the Week:

Sexy Quotes from Sexy People

Sophia Loren

“Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got.” –Sophia Loren
“I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty.” –George Burns
“Don’t have sex man. It leads to kissing and pretty soon you have to start talking to them.” –Steve Martin

Sexpert of the Week – Natalie Lue

Natalie Lue

Our Sexpert-of-the-Week is Natalie Lue, a witty relationship professional from the UK who gives insightful advice on the dynamics of dating. Ms. Lue’s website – founded in September of 2005 – is one of the world’s most popular relationship sites.

“I launched BaggageReclaim as a tongue-in-cheek guide created to discuss the complexities of being a woman, the choices that they make and the dodgy men that add to their load. Bored of reading headlines like ‘X ways to seduce your man’ and stuff about trapping/catching men that aren’t looking to be caught, I wanted to bring something different to the table,” says Ms. Lue.

Ms. Lue’s savvy, pragmatic advice is both entertaining and motivating. For example, she encourages women to stay away from commitment-phobes and players, calling them “Mr. Unavailables” and “assclowns.”

While she exposes some hard truths to her readers, Ms. Lue also provides a shoulder to cry on and constructive, actionable advice. She says she wants to give people “better relationships and better sense of self.”

Sample blog posts:
“Advice: How do I deal with my abusive boyfriend?”
“Defining Assclowns: Men You Shouldn’t Want to Date”
“Relationship Advice: He’s abusive and possibly a narcissist but I love him. Will he change?”

A former advertising executive, Ms. Lue claims that she finally learned to stand up for herself after years of being attracted to “Mr. Unavailables.” She has been featured on SkyNews and BBC radio and in newspapers like the Daily Express and News of the World. Her book Mr. Unavailable and the Fallback Girl is currently available on

Natalie Lue tweet

You can follow Ms. Lue on Twitter @baggagereclaim and us

Sex fact of the week


Sock it to me
According to researchers at Groningen University in the Netherlands, couples who wore socks to bed orgasmed at a 30% greater rate than those who did not (80% with, 50% without).

The results of last week’s Facebook poll

Question: “If you could have sex anywhere, I would have it…”
a. The Aggro Crag 45%
b. On top of Brad Pitt 27%
c. In space 9%
d. On top of Ryan Gosling 18%
d. In a church 0%
c. On The Planet of the Apes 0%

Check out our Facebook page to vote on this week’s poll question: “If I could have sex with a historical figure, it would be…”

The most interesting answers will be published next week!

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Zestra Follow Friday Returns!


Posted 8:30 am, December 23rd, 2011

by Zestra News

Zestra wishes you and yours a Happy Holidays! (And really hopes you’re reading this by the fireplace at home.) Our Follow Friday for this week will be brief; we have last-minute presents to wrap just like the rest of you! (And not ALL of it is arousal oil.)

So we recommend taking a look at the following Twitter feeds:

Susan Mathison

Susan Mathison Twitter

Allison Braun

Allison Braun Tweet

Nicole Daedone

Nicole Daedone Tweet

Hillary Rubin

Hillary Rubin Twitter

Amber McCue

Amber McCue Twitter

Sherri Nickols

Sherri Nickols Twitter

Joy Nordenstrom

Joy of Romance Twitter

And remember to follow us for the latest and greatest in sex news!

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Zestra Helps You Get Over the Hump: Week 7


Posted 8:30 am, December 21st, 2011

by Zestra News

Let the countdown begin! Hopefully, for those of you still slaving away at the mine, this Hump Day post will provide a quick laugh en route to the holiday weekend.

But first, a few Hanukah/Christmas/Kwanza/Festivus tips:
1. Try to look grateful when you get a used tape player from your great-uncle
2. Count to 30 before responding to your mother-in-law
3. Always choose cookies in lieu of all other food
4. Have fun!

Video of the Week:

Sexy Quotes from Sexy People

Angelina Jolie

“I think it is funny that we were freer about sexuality in the 4th century B.C. It is a little disconcerting.” –Angelina Jolie
“I like to have a Martini, two at the very most; three, I’m under the table, four I’m under my host!” –Dorothy Parker
“Sex education may be a good idea in the schools, but I don’t believe the kids should be given homework.” –Bill Cosby

Sexpert of the Week – Josey Vogels

Josey Vogels headshot

Zestra Sexpert-of-the-week Josey Vogels is as prolific as she is clever. Known as “Canada’s Carrie Bradshaw,” Ms. Vogels writes two newspaper columns, contributes to five blogs and hosts a sex and relationship series on radio. Oh, and in case that wasn’t enough, she writes books too. It makes the rest of us seem downright lazy, doesn’t it?

The youngest of eight children (her mother was quite prolific too), Ms. Vogels grew up on a dairy farm in Ontario, Canada. For the past decade, the journalism major has dispensed sex know-how and relationship advice to people throughout North America (despite her column being pulled in some more conservative markets).

According to Ms. Vogels, “The mainstream media are really uncomfortable with talking about kids having sex. It’s automatically assumed that any sexual experience will be traumatic.”

Sample topics she’s written about are “Women Have Lots of Casual Sex – Get Over It,” “Christmas Gift-Giving: the True Test of Your Relationship” and “Can Drugs Make You Love Someone You Don’t?”

This gifted writer gives sound advice while bravely discussing topics others consider taboo. We at Zestra admire her courage, honesty and fortitude.

Josey Vogels Twitter

You can follow Ms. Vogels on Twitter @joseyvogels and us

Tip of the week:

Santa Hat

Play Santa
Sure, everyone likes an iPhone or a cashmere sweater, but give your partner the real gift of intimacy this holiday. Most people, when they think of “intimacy,” think of intercourse. But sex, while enjoyable, isn’t the only way of showing your love. Back massages, erotic baths, simple touching and even playful banter can also display affection and attraction. After all, gifts mean nothing without a caring partner.

The results of last week’s Facebook poll

Question: If I was stuck on a desert island, I could do without ________.

Desert Island

Best answers:
“…The Hallmark Channel”
“…The smoke monster from Lost
“…The Republican primary”
“…My cell phone”

1.) Check out our Facebook page to vote on this week’s poll question: “If I could have sex anywhere, I would have it…”
a. In space
b. In a church
c. On The Planet of the Apes
d. On top of Brad Pitt

Results will be published next week! Happy Holidays!

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