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The Sexy-Vibes Kit for V-Day

There’s certainly nothing wrong with a box of chocolates, but as a Valentine’s Day proclamation, it might be missing the mark. For the day that celebrates the dizzying pleasures of love and romance, let’s not forget about sensuality and sex—and just how much more Technicolor life is when beautiful, important, electric, orgasmic sensuality is a recurring part of it.

Sex and orgasms are far more than a mind-blowing bonus—they’re important for health. As you climax, the brain releases oxytocin, nicknamed “the love hormone,” which floods us with feelings of calm and happiness. Research suggests that orgasms may soothe anxiety and stoke relaxation, while sex itself may help protect women from cardiovascular risk (it’s also believed to promote skin elasticity).

The compelling takeaway: We should definitely focus on getting our fix of oxytocin—on Valentine’s Day, and beyond. From sustainable condoms to game-changing lube that—at last! —contains no suspicious ingredients, our “kit” below is clean, nontoxic, and brilliant for getting the sexy vibes flowing:

  • Province Apothecary Sex Oil goop, $28

    This is the ultimate massage oil, full stop. The aphrodisiac blend of organic evening primrose and sunflower seed oils smells like heaven, intensely hydrates—and suffuses skin with the sexiest gleam.

  • Crave Bulletgoop, $99

    The sleekest vibrator to ever exist is fantastic when you’re alone, with a partner, or tucked away in your purse because it’s that discreetly small.

  • Sustain Condom Variety Gift Set goop, $29

    These fair-trade latex condoms are vegan, free of synthetic dyes and fragrance (a stand-in for any number of unlisted toxic ingredients in conventional beauty products and condoms)—and smooth as hell.

  • Sliquid Organics Natural goop, $14

    This beautifully pure, aloe-and-botanical-extract-infused lube is especially sexy because you can use it with latex condoms (it’s water-based and water-soluble, versus oil-based, which degrades condoms).

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