For many women, a fulfilling intimate life is just one product: the lubricant. Used to overcome vaginal dryness, a lubricant ensures above all more pleasant, comfortable and painless intimate relationships for each partner. Find out everything you need to know to choose the right lubricant for you.
Why use a lubricant
A lubricant moisturizes and hydrates the intimate mucous membranes before or during intercourse. It helps prevent feelings of discomfort, even pain, associated with penetration and thus facilitate pleasure. It will also prevent the unpleasant sensations of irritation and burning associated with the rubbing of the latex that makes up condoms and will be particularly recommended for women suffering from vaginal dryness.
How to use a lubricant
In general, a lubricant is most often in the form of a gel and is applied directly to the genitals of each partner or directly on the condom. It will be necessary to clean the intimate areas after each use.
Who should use a lubricant
Lubricants can be used by everyone, whether or not the body produces natural lubrication.
The intimate lubricant is essential for all women suffering from vaginal dryness. Vaginal dryness can occur at any age and can worsen especially at menopause when the hormone estrogen levels drop. Other factors can contribute to vaginal dryness such as: taking birth control pills, dehydration, taking certain medications, cigarettes, breastfeeding, chemotherapy treatments or stress, etc.
Vaginal dryness causes pain during intimate intercourse and can contribute to permanent physical and psychological discomfort.
The use of an intimate lubricating gel will soothe the discomfort and burns and avoid physical or psychological blockages, to ensure a more fulfilling intimate life.
What kinds of lubricant to choose
There is a huge selection of intimate lubricants on the market.
The water-based lubricant
One of the most popular lubricants is water-based lubricant. It is made up of water and glycerin and provides more comfort during intimate intercourse. It is compatible with all condoms. However, this lubricant evaporates very quickly and needs to be reapplied more frequently.
On the other hand, glycerin can irritate sensitive skin and increase the risk of vaginal yeast infections.
The heating, flavored or scented lubricant
These types of lubricant are also available in the market to spice up your intimate life. However, they are mostly water-based and often contain synthetic allergenic substances that are poorly tolerated by sensitive intimate tissues. In addition, they often consist of glycerin and tend to dry quickly and contribute to the triggering of vaginal infections.
The silicone-based lubricant
Silicone-based lubricants have a longer lasting action than water-based lubricants. Indeed, they bring an incomparable slippery effect and are neither absorbed by the skin or the mucous membranes. They are perfectly compatible with the latex of condoms but are however not edible. In addition, silicone is not biodegradable and is not the most environmentally friendly lubricant option.
Oil-based lubricants can consist of vegetable oil and / or mineral oil. They are compatible with female nitrile condoms but are not compatible with male latex condoms. In fact, the oily ingredients degrade the latex, make it porous and encourage the condom to break. In addition, lubricants based on mineral oils can irritate female intimate mucous membranes and are not environmentally friendly.
Note: traditional lubricants based on water, silicone or oil often contain synthetic materials that irritate or allergen to sensitive intimate mucous membranes. Some of these substances can also be listed as endocrine disruptors; that is to say substances capable of disrupting the hormonal system.
The organic aloe vera lubricant
The organic aloe vera lubricant is an excellent natural alternative to traditional lubricants based on water, silicone or oil. Without glycerin, it adapts particularly to the needs of sensitive intimate mucous membranes, dry and irritated. It thus provides prolonged lubrication and will offer all the soothing, hydrating and healing benefits of aloe vera. This type of lubricant will prevent burning sensations, irritations, itching and tingling and will be ideal for women predisposed to vaginal yeast infections. Biodegradable, it is free from all synthetic irritant and allergenic substances or considered as endocrine disruptors. Edible, this lubricant is also compatible with all means of contraception. It should be cleaned after use.
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