How To Spot Lubes That Make Vaginal Dryness Worse

How To Spot Lubes That Make Vaginal Dryness Worse

Do you know that some lubes are BAD for your vagina? 

Yes, it’s true.  A group of scientists took nine popular lubes and tested their effect on the vagina.1  And what they found shocked them. 

The scientists found that some lubes are so bad for the vagina that they make vaginal dryness worse!  Yes, even though these lubes lubricate you during sex, they end up drying you out even more. 

Why does this happen?  

Here’s what the scientists found:

Even though these lubes feel slippery, they are also super-concentrated.  They contain high concentrations of chemicals … with very little water.  

So when the lube gets into the vagina, it ends up drawing water away from the already dry vagina.  And as you can imagine, things go from bad to worse.

The frail vaginal cells get even dryer and weaker. Tears and cuts happen more easily, which cause more pain. And worst of all, the risk of getting STIs and other vaginal infections go up. 

So how can you tell if your lube is safe? 

Look for a key number on the label called osmolality

The osmolality of the vagina is 370 mOsm/Kg. Ideally, the number on your lube should not exceed 400 mOsm/Kg.  (If you can’t find the number on your label, you should ask your vendor.)

The study found that these popular lubes are safe: Aloe Cadabra, Good Clean Love, Pre-Seed, and Restore. You can get them on Amazon.

 

 

Source: 

1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5977164/ 

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