Pelvic floor muscles support women's bladder, genitalia, and bowel. As such, the strength of their pelvic floor muscles determines their sexual pleasure, including the intensity of their orgasms. Any dysfunction or weakness can lead to poorer or absent orgasms, painful sex, and overall lower sexual satisfaction.1
Previous studies have revealed numerous benefits of regular consumption of pomegranate, including regulating blood pressure, sugar levels, and inflammation.2 Some studies on pomegranate juice have also found it may possess fertility-promoting effects, like decreasing oxidative stress that might hinder female fertility, increasing testosterone levels in men and women, or improving erectile dysfunction in men.3,4
As such, this study was designed to evaluate the effects of pomegranate gel on orgasms and sexual satisfaction in women.
This randomized triple blind clinical trial took place at Imam Reza Hospital in Mashhad, Iran. The results were published in The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Infertility.
Researchers recruited 110 women aged 18 to 45. They were randomly divided in two groups. The intervention group were instructed to use a pomegranate peel gel during intercourse, while the control group was given a placebo gel. The study lasted for eight weeks.
Measurements of orgasms and sexual satisfaction were taken before, during, and after the completion of the study.
Researchers observed significantly higher scores related to orgasms and sexual satisfaction in the group using pomegranate peel gel. Initial improvements were seen as early as four weeks into the study.
What Does this Mean?
The results of this study signify that pomegranate peel gel can improve women's orgasms, thus heightening their sexual satisfaction safely and naturally.
These effects of pomegranate gel for women can be especially beneficial for those whose decreased sexual pleasure is due to damaged pelvic floor muscles with limited options for relief.
More extensive benefits of pomegranate gel in women for sexual satisfaction needs to be validated by additional studies, along with its potential side effects and contraindications.
- The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, The effect of pomegranate peel gel on orgasm and sexual satisfaction of women in reproductive age: A triple-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial, 2019
- Cleveland Clinic. (2017). Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Retrieved December 20, 2019 from http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/11967/
- Advanced Biomedical Research. (2014). Potent health effects of pomegranate. Retrieved December 20, 2019 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4007340/
- Endocrine Abstracts. (2012). Pomegranate juice intake enhances salivary testosterone levels and improves mood and well being in healthy men and women. Retrieved December 20, 2019 from https://www.endocrine-abstracts.org/ea/0028/ea0028p313
- EurekAlert. (2007). POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice may improve erectile dysfunction. Retrieved December 20, 2019 from https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-07/pw-pw1070207.php