Women can often be worried about vaginal dryness. How lubricated we get during foreplay and sex is not always an indication of how turned on, or aroused a woman is.
During arousal, the vagina triggers glands to release a clear, translucent fluid that blood vessels carry through the vaginal walls, making them lubricated and ready for penetration. This process can be affected by age and a woman’s estrogen levels.
If Estrogen levels are low, this can leave a woman susceptible to vaginal dryness in general, as well as during sex. Breast feeding, smoking, The pill, and menopause can all add to or cause vaginal dryness.
Personal lubricants Can help day to day, and during sexual intercourse. There are many types on the market, and you should consider when buying what you need form your lubricant, and it’s uses. This will help determine which is best for you.
Many women use lubricants for a variety of reasons including, a quickie, a well endowed partner, sex in water, and to add sensation during sex.
Here is a quick overview of some lubricants available
KEY INGREDIENTS Dimethicone, dimethiconol and cyclomethicone—silicone-based polymers that provide the slippery texture.
Silicone lubricants are hypoallergenic, as they are not absorbed by the body. Ideal for marathon sex sessions, and sex in water.These lubricants can’t be used with silicone toys, as silicone binds to silicone, which can damage the toy. Silicone lubricants are not recommended for oral sex as they can leave an unpleasant film in the mouth, and may stain sheets etc.
KEY INGREDIENTS In addition to water, may include glycerin, synthetic or vegetable-based propylene glycol (an organic alcohol that creates the slippery texture and maintains moisture)
Widely available. They’re safe for use with condoms and sex toys, and wash off the body easily. Water-based lubricants can dry out during use so you may need to reapply them. Water-based lubricants are readily absorbed by the body, So if you have concerns or suffer from allergies, you should check the label and consult with your doctor
KEY INGREDIENTS May include aloe vera and flaxseed oil
Most of these products are organic and do not contain parabens.These are typically available only in specialty stores, and may be pricey.
With so many brands out there it’s hard to know which ones are good quality, we would recommend, Pjur, and Give lube , as great brands to start with!
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