Painful sex due to vaginal dryness can be caused by a variety of things. Lack of arousal, breastfeeding, hydration levels or even diseases.
Here’s 5 things to consider when choosing a vaginal lubricant.
A PH level between 3.8 – 4.5
Many lubes have a PH greater than 4.5.
This can cause bacterial vaginosis.
This can keep your vaginal tissue well lubricated but not over lubricated.
Avoid toxic chemicals
Such as Chlorhexidine Gluconate Parabens, fragrances or flavors.
These are vaginal mucosa irritators, fertility, and endocrine disruptors,
and are known to kill off healthy vaginal bacteria.
Water-based is the safest but can dry quickly
Silicon-based best used for painful sex, but can break down sex toys
Oil-based is safe to use but messy and can break down condoms.
Consider Hormone Testing
Low estrogen levels can lead to dryness.
We have some of our favorite brands: Good lean Love, Replens, Desert Harvest.
Try out a few and use what’s best for you and enjoy yourself the safe way!