Dr. Trina Read: Beyond the Bedroom


Sex in a Tube?

Will a liquid herbal supplement really help me feel like having sex?

This love affair with natural herbal supplements started in those experimental days of University. I discovered how ginseng gives you pep, as well how St. John’s Wort is the only thing that will calm me down when I’m in the midst of an evil-PMS episode.

Professionally, twenty (plus) years later, I believe strongly that if the average person would incorporate holistic-type measures—things like acupuncture, yoga and herbal supplements—into their daily routine, there would be a lot more sex going on in bedrooms. It makes sense; holistic practices helps us be in better touch with our mind, body and soul.

I was genuinely curious when My Aphrodisiaca came onto the market. Intuition is a Canadian line of add-to-water, liquid herbal supplements which has a My Aphrodisiaca line for Him and for Her.

My Aphrodisiaca for Him

Features Horny Goat Weed—whoever came up with this name obviously had a good sense of humour—which is a herb traditionally used in Chinese medicine to help treat erectile dysfunction. Horny Goat Weed helps sustain nitrous oxide levels, which allow more blood flow to the penis. The active ingredient in horny goat weed is ‘icariin,’ which inhibits the activity of PDE-5, an enzyme that reduces an erection.

My Aphrodisiaca for Her

Features Damiana which is traditionally used as an aphrodisiac agent to maintain estrogen levels and increase libido in women. Women tend to juggle too many balls which can cause her a lot of anxiety and stress. Not surprisingly anxiety and stress negatively affects her will, want and desire for sex. Damiana is a safe and effective anti-anxiety agent.

When I Tried This Product

Just for ‘fun’ I thought I would try this product after getting up at 3:30 (yes, 3 bloody 30 in the morning) and then having to entertain my two orangutan boys all day. I did this because, realistically, that’s what the average mom with young children has to deal with and, thus, an appropriate test to see whether this product worked.

I diluted the tube into a large glass of water and it tasted good: a pleasant type of sweet but not over powering. About 30 minutes later I felt alert, had more energy and was relaxed. This lasted for about two hours.

Did I feel like having sex…we’ll get to that in a moment.

The second time I tried it was first thing in the morning…on an empty stomach…with three cups of strong coffee. In a nut shell, not a good idea; I forgot how powerful herbal supplements can be. I had a buzzy feeling which lasted for about 30 minutes. My mistake and consider that time a write-off.

The third and most successful time I had a (mostly) full night’s sleep and my kids were (mostly) well behaved for the entire day. I was in a good mood and in a good space with my husband. After taking My Aphrodisiaca I felt happier and more relaxed which just enhanced the happy interactions with my husband.

Did I Feel Like Having Sex?

Yes and no. It’s important to keep sexual expectations realistic. Most likely you’re not going to drink this product and an hour later run to the bedroom and get your jiggy on. Rather My Aphrodisiaca is an aid to help you have more energy and feel more relaxed which will, hopefully, segue you into the bedroom.

For example, a bottle of massage oil will not make you feel sexual; however, your partner giving you a massage with that massage oil might help you feel like having sex. So, for me, because My Aphrodisiaca helped me be relaxed and have extra energy I was definitely in a better mental space for sex.

So it really comes down to your ‘sexual intent.’ That is when you use this product with the intention to get intimate with your partner, you are creating a fantastic sex precedent. My Aphrodisiaca is the first step to creating that positive sexual desire.

And there is nothing more powerful than a woman who has made up her mind.


An Important Point About Herbal Supplements

Here’s the thing about holistic products: they work for some people and not for others. But by trying My Aphrodisiaca what do you have to lose? You will most likely feel calm, alert and energetic—and that might be a welcome part of your day…sex or not.

More Information About My Aphrodisiaca

All Intuition solutions are sweetened with pure pineapple juice, which contains an enzyme called bromelain. Bromelain is a digestive enzyme that reduces gas, bloating and other digestion-related complaints. Each tube contains 36 calories. Purchase online and at health food stores across Canada.

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