Everything You Need To Know About Vaginal Lubricants

Everything You Need To Know About Vaginal Lubricants

When a woman is sexually aroused, the vagina normally wets itself.

If the vagina is dry, sexual intercourse may be painful and may damage the vaginal structures. The vagina may become less wet as a result of hormonal changes, menopause, sexual fears and worries, vaginal infections, aging or medications. In this case, pain during intercourse, injury to the genitals, both the penis and the vagina, as a result of this, reluctance to the next sexual intercourse and occurs. Lubricants provide artificial wetting of the vagina.

Artificial lubricant can help increase arousal, increase sexual pleasure, keep your vaginal skin soft, and most importantly, reduce friction by partner, during penetration.

Don't know what kind of sexual lubricant you want to buy? Read on to learn how water, oil, silicone and natural options compare, products to try, usage tips and more.

Who Can Use Vaginal Lubricant?
Sex lubricants can be used by anyone, regardless of whether their body produces lubrication naturally or not.

If you're dealing with vaginal dryness, you may find lubricant particularly helpful. Using lubricant before sexual activity can help prevent itching, burning, rubbing, and other discomfort.

Vaginal Dryness usually affects people who:

taking certain medications, antihistamines and antidepressants
using birth control pills
to smoke
to be breastfeeding
being in the menopausal or premenopausal period
Receiving chemotherapy for cancer
Inability to focus on sexual intercourse due to sexual fear and anxiety
Some lubricants are designed to increase sexual function and arousal.

  What are the types of sexual lubricants?

water-based lubricant
Both types of water-based lubricants are affordable, easy to find, and safe to use with a condom. They don't usually stain sheets either.

Products without glycerin are less likely to cause vaginal irritation. They also have a longer shelf life.

Flavored or warming lubricants often contain glycerin. Despite the advantages of these products, they dry quickly. Because of their glycerin content, they can be a source of vaginal fungus.

SPECIAL CHOICESilicone-based lubricant

Silicone-based lubricants are odorless and tasteless, slippery and smooth.

Silicone-based lubricants last longer than any lubricant. They do not need to be reapplied as often as water-based lubricants.

You can use it in the shower with a condom, it is long-lasting.


Some of the pros of silicone-based lubricant are also cons. This type of lubricant may last longer, but is more difficult to wash off. You need to apply a soapy scrub to the area to remove any residue.


oil-based lubricants
There are two types of oil-based lubricants: natural (coconut oil or olive oil) and synthetic (think mineral oil or Vaseline).
In general, oil-based lubricants are safe to use, inexpensive, and readily available. However, if you can, choose a water-based lubricant first. Oils can irritate your skin and stain the fabric. Olive oil can be good for fungal infections. There are scientific publications. However, you should consider that there may be an increase in vaginal bacteria production in studies with other types of oils.

Natural-based lubricants such as avocado, coconut, vegetable and olive oil are great for genital massages. They are also safe for the vagina and safe to eat.

Both natural and synthetic oil-based oils

it can cause condoms to break and leave stains on bedding and sheets.

Synthetic products can irritate your vagina. In addition, it is more difficult to remove from our body than its natural counterparts. This can lead to vaginal infection.

ABSTRACT Things to consider when choosing the right lubricant for you

Of course, not all vaginal lubricants are created equal. Depending on your needs, some brands will work better for you than others.

If you are dealing with excessive vaginal dryness. Water-based lubricants may not help you because they contain glycerin and dry quickly. Long-life silicone lubricants are your best choice.
If you are prone to fungal infections. Avoid lubricants containing glycerin. The compound can irritate your vagina and kill the good bacteria, triggering a yeast infection.
If you are trying to get pregnant. Look for a lubricant that says "sperm-friendly" or "fertility-friendly" on its packaging.
If you are going to use a condom. Avoid oil-based lubricants at all costs.
If you are going to use a sex toy. Use a water-based lubricant. If the sex toy is made of silicone, silicone-based lubricants are the rubber of the toy.

It can degrade over time.
If you're going to play in the shower. Choose a silicone-based lubricant. Water-based products are rinsed off as soon as you step under the shower head.
The recommendation of the World Health Organization for vaginal lubricants is that the pH should be between 3.5 and 4.5, and the osmolarity value should be lower than 1200. When purchasing, pay attention to these values on the box.
Is there anything that should be avoided completely?
While oil-based lubricants are safe to use, they can make most condoms ineffective. They can also cause vaginal irritation.

You should also limit your lubricant use to fragrance or sweetener. These chemicals can cause irritation.

Some ingredients in lubricants are more likely to cause inflammation or irritation and should be avoided by sensitive individuals. These components include:

propylene glycol
Chlorhexidine gluconate
Please pay attention when purchasing if these components

Are lubricants and vaginal moisturizers the same thing?
Vaginal moisturizers can help prevent general itching and irritation, but they do not provide enough hydration to prevent discomfort during penetration.

Therefore, moisturizers are absorbed by the skin, unlike lubricants. They need to be used regularly to facilitate dryness.

If you plan to do any sexual activity, you may still need to use lubricant to increase comfort.

How to use sexual lubricant effectively?
There really is no "right" or "wrong" way to use lubricant effectively. But there are a few things you can do to make the process easier:

Put on a towel to prevent staining.
Warm the lubricant in your hand before applying it.
Include lubrication during foreplay.
Apply lubricant just before the vaginal entrance of the penis.
Assess how much lubricant is during intercourse and reapply as often as needed.
Does it have any side effects?
Most lubricants have no side effects. However, it is possible to have an allergic reaction to an ingredient in the lubricant.

See your doctor if you develop any of the following symptoms after using it:

difficulty breathing
any swelling, especially of the tongue, throat, or face
Also see your doctor if you become infected with yeast infections more often.

In conclusion
Vaginal lubricants are products used to alleviate the discomfort, pain and pain felt by women in the vaginal area during sexual intercourse and to make the sexual experience more comfortable. Listed below are some of the benefits that vaginal lubricants provide:

Comfort: Vaginal lubricants provide a more comfortable experience by reducing the dryness and discomfort felt by women in the vaginal area during sexual intercourse.

Reduction of pain and burning sensation: Vaginal lubricants can reduce the feeling of pain, burning or itching by reducing the dryness in the vaginal area.

Better sexual performance: Vaginal lubricants can improve sexual performance, providing a longer and more enjoyable sexual experience.

Less friction: Vaginal lubricants can help reduce friction from the vagina and penis, helping to feel less painful during intercourse.

Fewer injuries: Vaginal lubricants can help prevent potential injury during intercourse.

Increases safety: Vaginal lubricants help condoms stay firmer.

Important note
Vaginal lubricants can be a great way to improve the quality of your partner or solo sex session. The added wetness can reduce any friction or discomfort and help increase arousal.

Consider your comfort and safety when deciding between different lubricants.

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