Truly, the inventors of personal lubricants should be honoured for services to postnatal women and their intimate relationships.
Painful sex? Might it be because of lack of lubrication? Don’t be embarrassed. We’ve all been there. You might even actually want this to be the problem because it is the easiest problem in the world to fix!
WHEN YOU HAVE A BABY YOUR BODY CHANGES IN WAYS YOU NEVER EVEN THOUGHT OF
With all the hormonal changes of pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding, you may be surprised to find that your body may no longer make enough natural lubricating secretions for the vagina opening and the vaginal tube. Sex without enough lubrication in this area can distort and drag against your delicate female skin creating a friction burn, pain and discomfort.
You can battle through, women are so good like that, but it will be ‘grin and bear it’ kind of sex. Not much fun for you. And over time this can escalate into a bigger problem of avoiding sex because it hurts.
THANK GOODNESS FOR SCIENTISTS!
We are so lucky to live in an age where people in laboratories spend hours developing products to improve and enhance the natural functions of the body. Even better, with trends in the cosmetic and food industries to keep products natural, organic and good for us there has been a growth in the development of products which should not be harmful to the body and even put good stuff in.
NOT ALL Personal LUBRICANTS ARE THE SAME
Not all lubricants are the same. You may be alarmed to read the ingredients in some and it is important to ensure that they are pH balanced to the normal vaginal pH of between 3.8pH and 4.5pH. Lubricants with a higher pH are too alkaline and can lead to UTIs, Thrush and Bacterial Vaginosis Further, they can be water-based or oil-based. If you are not sure which is best for you do read the related post about the difference between them.
I think packaging is important too. Who wants a big tube of ‘lube’ on their beside table? Try explaining that to your 5 year old…? It is so pleasing to see the brands taking women’s sensitivities into account and producing thoughtfully packaged products that look like quality cosmetics. Thank you from all of us!
Below are links to the UK brands my clients have found helpful. They have informative websites and offer free samples too.
As usual you get what you pay for. You only need a little bit each time and your intimate relationships are invaluable. Treat yourself to something made for the purpose, in nice packaging and never run out!
Please do let our Supported Mums readers know your preferences below and share any advice? If you have come across a product that you think I should include in this list please let me know your recommendations?
Boots own brand lubricating jelly www.boots.com