Top Natural and Organic Vaginal Lubricants and Moisturizers
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Hey ladies, if you are experiencing vaginal dryness and pain during sex you are not alone. Vaginal dryness is a common symptom of menopause, which can result in burning, itching, or lack of lubrication during sex causing discomfort or pain. Nearly twenty percent of women aged 42-53 and thirty-four percent of postmenopausal women aged 57-69 reported vaginal dryness in a study. More recent research estimates half to one hundred percent of postmenopausal women experience vaginal dryness
The chances are that you and your partner are not too happy about the changes down under. What can you do? Lubricants and moisturizers make an excellent first choice in your bid to regain comfort, pleasure, and enjoyment during sex. We like natural, organic products. However, there are many types on the market at all price points, and can be purchased at your local grocery store, pharmacy, and Amazon. If the over-the-counter products are not working for you, additional options are available by prescription. Your healthcare provider can discuss the choices and help you make an informed decision.
What is the difference between lubricants and moisturizers to treat vaginal dryness?
Lubricants and moisturizers are used to treat vaginal dryness, but they differ in their purpose and composition.
Lubricants are used during sexual activity with a partner or sexual wellness device to reduce friction and discomfort caused by vaginal dryness. They are usually short-acting and come in a variety of forms, such as liquids, gels, and creams. Avoid synthetic, oil-based products such as petroleum jelly, as they can be hard for the vagina to flush out, can disrupt pH balance, and deteriorate latex condoms.
Moisturizers, on the other hand, are used to hydrate the vaginal tissues and improve long-term moisture levels. They are typically used daily, and some can be used for more than one day. Moisturizers come in the form of creams, gels, and suppositories, and they contain ingredients that help to maintain the natural moisture of the vagina. Moisturizers keep vaginal tissue moist. To avoid sensitivity, look for products that are natural and without fragrance and harmful chemicals.
In summary, lubricants are used to provide a quick solution for dryness during sexual activity, while moisturizers are used to improve long-term vaginal hydration.
Depending on your degree of vaginal dryness, you may need both a lubricant and moisturizer to keep your vaginal tissue moist and increase your comfort during sex.
We’ve rounded up some of the top natural and organic vaginal lubricants and moisturizers. If you have never used any aids in the bedroom, you may feel awkward initially. Keep in mind that the first product you try may not be to your or your partner’s liking. The best path forward is to approach this new territory in the bedroom with an open mind and a sense of humor. Don’t be discouraged. If, at first, you don’t succeed, try try again until you get the hang of it, and using these products becomes second nature for you and your partner.
Tabu’s Aureum is a hypoallergenic, pH balanced, and FDA-cleared water-based lubricant. It is made from organic aloe vera, hyaluronic acid, and natural plant extracts. Note it’s safe to use with latex and polyisoprene condoms (but not polyurethane condoms).
Aloe Cadabra Natural Aloe Lubricant is a 2-in-1 product that works as a lubricant and moisturizer. The FDA-approved product contains 95% organic aloe vera and doesn’t contain fragrance, parabens, and a host of chemicals. The contents are edible, food-grade ingredients, and sex toy compatible. While Aloe Cadabra has a 4.5 (out of 5) rating for sensitive skin on Amazon, test a small amount on your skin to ensure it’s non-irritating. Aloe Cadabra has a 91 rating by Skin Safe.
Good Almost Naked Personal Lubricant is 95% organic and made primarily from aloe vera. It’s free of proplylene glycol, parabens, synthetic fragrance, or other petrochemicals, and is latex and sex toy compatible. The product has good reviews on Amazon, but a few reviewers noted that it dries quickly, requiring a spritz of water to reactivate for reapplication.
Sliquid Organics Natural Gel is a vegan glycerine and paraben-free lubricant that is blended with certified organic botanical extracts. The company claims its product will not cause UTIs or yeast infections. It has a 4.4 (out of 5) rating on Amazon for sensitive skin and has a score of 91 by Skin Safe.
Uberlube Luxury Lubricant is fragrance- and flavor-free, and free of parabens, petrochemicals, and preservatives. It reduces friction, not sensation, and the company claims it will not leave you sticky or wet, but rather nicely moisturized. Uberlube is rated 100 by Skin Safe.
Womaness’ Daily V Soothe and Coco Bliss are both ultra-hydrating vaginal moisturizers. They are both designed to help with vaginal dryness and prepping for intimacy. The difference? Daily V Soothe is a fragrance-free, hormone-free, and silicone-free water-based gel. Coco Bliss is coconut oil-based. But, because of its super-hydrating properties, it can be used as a moisturizer for dry elbows, heels, or knees. Womaness advises against using Coco Bliss with condoms or dental dams, as coconut oil can break down latex.
Joylux’s revitalizHER is a deeply hydrating, pH-balanced serum that uses coconut oil, beeswax, and powerful antioxidants to soothe, soften, and rejuvenate intimate tissue and hydrate skin. pAll Joylux products are Ob-Gyn designed using only clean ingredients with a pH near 5 which is considered healthy vaginal ph.
Rosebud Woman Honor Everyday Balm offers award-winning, plant-based, all-natural relief for the vulvar dryness that often arises in menopause or pregnancy, but can also occur from medications or chemical irritants. It is specifically designed to help improve vulvar skin density by providing daily moisture for the inner and outer labia. Many women use it for intimate lubrication as well.
Kindra’s best-selling Daily Vaginal Lotion features a blend of feather-light, ultra-hydrating extracts, including coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, safflower seed oil, and moisture-loving humectants, with skin-critical vitamins E and B3 (niacinamide) to support skin-moisture barrier healing. In an independent consumer study of 40 post-menopausal women, 95% of women reported a meaningful improvement in vaginal dryness after just three days.
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