Why you shouldn’t put some personal lubricants down there. When it comes to sex sometimes we need a little help making things go smoothly! Personal lubricant is not something we normally talk about, because as its name suggests it is personal. But there is a lot more to using a personal lubricant than you might realise so let’s start the conversation. Women are being encouraged by the medical profession to use an organic natural personal lubricant, so let’s find out why.
Often women start using personal lubricant because they need a little help. This could be because of changing hormones. Like just after having a baby, when breastfeeding or when going through the changes of menopause. It is good to know that personal lubricant is important for vaginal health as it prevents friction and small tears in the skin. You may not be aware that the vagina is a mucous membrane, it secretes and absorbs fluids at a higher rate than normal skin. As do some of the external portions of the vulva. You should be aware that there is mounting evidence that some lubricants can do more damage than good. Using the wrong type of lube can cause harm to vaginal tissues. Increasing the risk of bacterial vaginosis, vaginal thrush and irritation. Organic natural personal lubricants can nourish the delicate skin, making it less susceptible to infections.
Mainstream lubricants can contain nasty chemicals.
Most mainstream lubricants contain nasty chemicals, this can cause damage upsetting a woman’s internal ph and beneficial microbes, making her more prone to harmful organisms. Therefore increasing the risk of vaginosis, sexually transmitted diseases, thrush, and irritation. Mainstream lubricants often contain petroleum jelly and there is a debate about the safety of using petroleum jelly on the skin because of some carcinogenic properties of the petroleum. Although petroleum jelly can moisturise and hydrate skin, it is a barrier. A barrier can suffocate your pores and can block them. It’s water-repellent and not water-soluble, meaning it merely seals so that moisture does not leave the skin. A UCLA study published in 2013 found that women who used petroleum jelly or baby oil as a lubricant were especially likely to end up with bacterial vaginosis or a yeast infection. There have been many studies with similar results.
Using an organic natural personal lubricant means you can avoid those nasty chemicals.
At Her Store NZ, we have managed to secure some of the high sort after Bonk lubricant which contains no nasty chemicals and is certified organic. Bonk is homegrown right here in New Zealand and due to increasing popularity can be quite difficult to get as it sells out fast. Bonk Lube is a natural New Zealand made product, certified organic and cruelty-free. Both formulas include ingredients specifically from New Zealand and you can tell just by reading the full ingredient list that this is not only safe for your intimate areas, but it’s also going to keep it soft and moisturised. There are currently two products in the range a water-based lubricant and an oil-based lubricant.
The blend of natural oils and butter in the oil-based natural lubricant provides a smooth and creamy consistency that melts on contact. It does not run like many oil-based lubes do. The natural oils like Jojoba are close to the natural oils in our skin. They moisturise and condition while ‘on the job’. Bonk Lube oil-based lubricant is compatible with polyurethane and nitrile condoms and silicone-based toys. It is not to be used with latex or polyisoprene condoms. You need the water-based lube if you want to use these. This lube is also great for anyone with sensitive skin. A lightweight water-based lubricant with a blend of hydrating Aloe Vera and New Zealand’s native Harakeke extract. This unique organically certified pure and luxurious natural personal lubricant is great for sex, sensitive skin, and toxin-free pleasure. Water-based Bonk Lube is pH matched and compatible with all condoms and toys.
So let’s take care of ourselves ladies and use only organic natural personal lubricant that is cruelty-free, are environmentally friendly and support New Zealand made.