Product Review: Play O by Durex

Posted On: August 2, 2010

‘Play O’ by Durex is not a contraceptive, lubricant, or massage gel. It is a premium orgasm-enhancing gel created by women, for women. That’s right. You read that correctly. This can help women attain an orgasm, or, in all likelihood, experience a more intense one!

As a sex educator committed to encouraging greater awareness, understanding and knowledge about one’s sexuality, I, at great personal sacrifice, tested it for you.

To use: You or your partner can squeeze a small bead of Play O onto your finger, and gently massage it into your clitoris. And, of course, wherever else may turn you on. Play O is safe to use with all Durex condoms.

What happened: I applied Play O on the back on the palm first. It felt cool and gave off a mint-y scent. The only way to really tell is to try it! I next applied it to my clitoris. Almost immediately, I could feel my clitoris responding to the gel. Because the clitoris is infinitely more sensitive than the back of one’s palm, the sensation was more intense. It felt cool, and began to build. I could feel as if blood was being encouraged to flow into the region. Did I feel more aroused? Yes, it was hard not to! I noticed that the tingling sensation on my clitoris subsided after about fifteen minutes, but long enough to perform its magic during any lovemaking session, I am sure!

As for the back of my palm, the generous bead of Play O I had applied there had dried up and been absorbed. It didn’t smell anymore and didn’t leave any sticky residue. I would definitely recommend Play O as an easily-accessible and affordable orgasm-enhancing gel for women. In fact, I do not see why it cannot be applied on the frenulum – the most sensitive part of the head of a man’s penis – as well.

More about Play O
Play O is an unscented, condom-safe gel that comes in a small, beautifully designed bottle. Looking like any facial care bottle, you wouldn’t be embarrassed displaying it on your dresser or side table. This little bottle goes a very long way. It has been created and tested by women for women, using a unique combination of ingredients designed to stimulate, increase desire, and bring you the most intense orgasms you’ve ever experienced.

According to the instructional booklet in the box, there is no danger of using too much. You can always apply more. Remember, we are all different and our bodies will respond differently. So, even though I felt only tingles and cooling sensations, others may experience warming stimulus. The booklet said the sensations can last up to ten minutes. Simply wash gently to remove. Play O can be used before or during sex, or on its own. It will not stain your clothes or linens.

How it really works
Our Sexual Wellbeing Global Survey (SWGS) showed that Play O gel heightened sensitivity for 68% of women. 40% said our gel made it easier to orgasm and, wait for this, 79% of women achieved orgasm by using it.

Retail price: S$29 for 15ml pack. You can get Play O at Watsons and Guardian.

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