March 14, 2023

Vaginal Dryness and Lubricants Overview

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Lubricants: An Overview

Lube can help with sexual activity. Whether or not you’re experiencing vaginal dryness or irritation of the vaginal tissues, lube can help ease the discomfort with penetrative sex and make the experience overall much more enjoyable. 

Types of lube available in the market 

TypeProsCons
Water-based-Safe to use with latex condoms
-Easy to cleanWon’t stain fabrics
-Dries out quicker
-Needs more reapplication
Silicone-based-Long-lasting
-Safe to use with latex condoms
-Can use in water
-Difficult to clean up
-Stains fabrics and hardwood
-Use with sex toys can cause damage to the toy
Oil-based-Last longer than water-based
-Can use in water
-Good for external sexual activities
-Can cause irritation with penetrative sex
-Not safe with latex condoms or toys
-Difficult to clean up
-Can stain fabrics
Aloe vera-based-A natural option
-Environmentally sustainable
-Dries out quicker
-Needs more reapplication
-Has a natural odor

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-Written by Paavana Varanasi

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