5 Natural and non-toxic lube brands you'll love

Let’s face it – your vagina can get dry sometimes, and lube comes in handy when it does. Lube isn’t just a smooth intercourse facilitator, it can treat vaginal dryness and moderate the amount of vaginal wetness. Artificial lubricants can help enhance arousal, boost sexual pleasure, keep your vaginal skin soft, and, most importantly, reduce friction during penetration — whether it’s your partner or a kinky sex toy from your pleasure-trove.

The question here is – are conventional lubes as safe as they sound? Maybe not!

What’s wrong with conventional lubes?

Conventional lubes may contain toxic ingredients that can damage the vaginal tissue, disturb its microbiome, and pose long term risks to reproductive health. For example, ingredients like parabens and phthalates can cause irritation of vaginal mucous membranes, genital rashes, fertility problems and endocrine disruption. Other harmful ingredients include chlorhexidine gluconate (a potent disinfectant chemical that can kill off many strains of lactobacillus, a type of bacteria that, when in balance, are necessary for a healthy vagina) and undisclosed flavours or fragrances that can contain hidden toxins.

So, what kind of lube should you use instead?

Go for natural and non-toxic lube formulations that are made with simple clean ingredients. If you don’t want to spend too much on a fancy lube, plain organic carrier oils – like avocado, coconut, olive, and vegetable oils – are great options for sexual massages and are safe for the vagina too.

Avoid unnecessary “bells and whistles” like colours, fun flavours or heating/cooling/tingling features. When it comes to lubes, minimalism is the way to go.

Any recommendations?

Even if you didn’t ask! Although we wish there were more Indian brands targeting this segment of wellness too; we’ve managed to put together a list of the best lubes out there. They are not just safe to use and au naturel; they also keep your vagina healthy in the longer run, and about the sexual experience, oh well, they’ll make your toes curl.

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ALOE CADABRA NATURAL ALOE LUBRICANT

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YES WB ORGANIC WATER BASED PERSONAL LBRICANT

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UBERLUBE LUXURY LUBRICANT

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NATURAL LUBRICATING GEL by SLIQUID ORGANICS

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