The Lowdown on Lubricants
Water - based, oil - based, organic, natural, silicone - based, fertility, anal speciality lubricants – how’s a girl to choose?
We’ve come a long way from using Vaseline, skin moisturizer or (eek!) nothing at all as personal lubricant during uncomfortable intercourse. However, the newer, premium brands on the market render the same analysis paralysis I suffer from when choosing toothpaste. Do I get the charcoal, whitening, or tartar control? Or in the case of lube – is it the chocolate – flavoured, warming, cooling or glow in the dark?
The best lubricants can transform a woman’s experience, desire and pain levels when chosen correctly. Have you seen my post on why women have pain during sex? The worst lubricants, however, have been linked with infertility, increased risk of developing cancer, and increased susceptibility to HIV.
65% of women reported current use of lubricants during sexual activities