There are a lot of different lubes on the market to enhance your sex life. But while they might sound fun and exciting to use (think fire and ice marketing), they can wreak havoc on your vagina. Can you be adventurous with your lubricant and still keep your vagina happy?
Using artificial lubricants can help moisturize the vulva and vagina, decrease friction and enhance sexual pleasure, said Kecia Gaither, M.D., MPH, FACOG, who is double board-certified in OB-GYN and Maternal-Fetal Medicine. But while lubes are an amazing addition to the bedroom, they aren't all created equal when it comes to vaginal health.
The problem with some lubricants
"Vaginal health is a top consideration when looking at lube options," said Lori Davis, DNP, a board-certified nurse practitioner and sex counselor.
Unfortunately, it can be hard to tell the difference between a good lube and one that's going to cause issues downtown. When it comes to your vaginal health, remember what you learned in your high school science class: Chemical