The Answers You Need
Why do I need additional lubrication?
Vaginal dryness is a common condition that may be caused by, pregnancy, after the birth of child or while breastfeeding. Other reasons may include, stress, menopause, frequent sexual intercourse and as a side effect of some medications. Examples of common medications that can cause vaginal dryness are antihistamines, oral contraceptives, ulcer medication, blood pressure medication, or antidepressants. It is normal for women’s natural body moisture to vary from time to time.
Should I use Lubricant for Anal sex?
YES – The anus, unlike the vagina, does not produce its own lubrication. Lubricant makes anal sex more comfortable.
Is it true that the ingredient PROPYLENE GLYCOL used, as a preservative in most Personal Lubricants, is the same as Car Antifreeze?
NO. Car Antifreeze is Ethylene glycol. The directories of accepted nomothetic ingredients produced by the CFTA (Cosmetic, Fragrance, and Toiletry Association) and FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) Do not list Ethylene Glycol for usage in foods, drugs, cosmetics or medical devices. Ethylene Glycol/Car Antifreeze is POISIONOUS to humans and animals. While Propylene Glycol used properly is HARMLESS. Years ago, Ethylene Glycol was very expensive to purchase by manufactures for the use in the production of Antifreeze. Propylene Glycol was added to Ethylene Glycol to reduce cost as a processing aid. Simply put, Propylene Glycol is an aliphatic alcohol that when used in conjunction with Ethylene Glycol serves to lower the freezing temperature of water.
Is it true that GLYCERIN contains sugar and may cause Yeast Infection?
No. Sugar may case Yeast infection. However, Glycerin although it does have a sweet taste it is “NOT” a sugar or contain sugar. Glycerin, sometimes spelled glycerine or glycerol is a (tribydric alcohol). The terms glycerin, glycerine, and glycerol are often used interchangeably in literature. Glycerin is virtually non-toxic and non-irritating in its varied uses. Glycerin is derived from both natural (vegetable and animal) petrochemical feedstocks. Glycerin, whether recovered from triglycerides or synthesized, is offered as a highly refined and purified product, that must fulfill the U.S.P or F.C.C. standards. Most people prefer vegetable glycerin in their personal lubricant. If the manufacturer of the lubricant you choose does have glycerin listed as an ingredient. Simply contact their offices, and ask that they specify which glycerin is used in that particular product.
Can a Personal Lubricant help prevent Urinary Tract and Bladder Infections?
YES. The moisturizing properties of a personal lubricant can help protect sensitive skin from being irritated, a common cause of urinary tract and bladder infections.
Is it true that the use of a Personal Lubricant may cause a yeast infection?
YES. Especially if it contains Sugar. That is why you must always read labels. Some personal lubricants contain as many as 10 chemical ingredients. Try to find a lubricant that is not loaded with artificial colourants, chemical preservatives, or sugar.
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Why is vaginal dryness a problem?
Sexual intercourse is usually very uncomfortable, even painful, for women who suffer from vaginal dryness.
Are lubricants a form of contraception?
NO. Personal Lubricants are not a form of contraception, and will not prevent pregnancy. However, using Personal Lubricant with condoms during sexual activity can reduce the risk of condom breakage.
Is it safe to use a Personal Lubricant during oral sex?
NOT ALWAYS. Some Personal Lubricants are for external use only. It is always best to read product labels before you put anything into your body. When in doubt, contact the manufacturer of that particular product or contact your local health authority.
Is it true that GLYCERIN causes latex to break down?
NO. Glycerin is harmless to condoms and is a main ingredient for several lubricants on the market today.