If you worry about chemicals and toxins in your skincare products, you probably worry about what you use to lubricate the more sensitive parts of your body. Many personal lubricants contain ingredients with unpronounceable names and known carcinogens, such as parabens. Best case scenario, you may be in for some long-lasting skin irritation. Worst case?
If you buy all-natural peanut butter and organic eggs, you may want to clean up your personal lubrication as well. After all, down there is one of the most absorbent parts of the body.
But grabbing the first plant-based or organic personal lubricant you see isn’t the best solution, either. Just because something is natural or organic doesn’t mean it’s the best thing for your sensitive areas. It turns out, they may not be hypoallergenic or non-irritating to your skin.
So, what’s a health-conscious, sex-loving lady or gent to do? Here’s a quick guide to common ingredients found in all-natural lubricants, what they do, and what to look out for.