Want to Make Mama Happy? Give her lube.
Seriously. The right lubricant can make a big difference in helping moms maintain a fulfilling and pleasurable love life. That’s because mothers have three extra challenges when it comes to maintaining their natural moisture.
Challenge #1: Pregnancy, childbirth and nursing. All of these wonderful stages of motherhood have a not-so-delightful side effect: they can cause a woman’s estrogen level to plummet. The result: vaginal dryness. Sex during these times can be uncomfortable, even painful.
Challenge #2: Stress. Having to manage kids along with a career, household, marriage, and all the other stuff in your life can be hard on her body and tough on her nerves. And stress happens to be one of the primary causes of vaginal dryness.
Challenge #3: Stability ≠ excitement. Your partner still rocks your socks, for sure. But after years of being together, sometimes the internal drip system doesn’t always work as quickly as it used to. And friction is never good for relationships, especially the between-the-sheets kind.
What to do about dryness?
Some women use prescription estrogen creams, hygiene sprays, hormone replacement pills and patches and so on. But for most women, all that may be needed is a personal lubricant. Unfortunately, there are a lot of iffy lubes out there. Be sure to choose one that’s:
a. Water based – Silicone lubes can leave a sticky mess, and oil-based ones can damage latex (such as condoms).
b. Free of harsh chemicals like parabens, propolene glycol, polyquarternium 15, and hydroxyethyl-cellulose (a good rule of thumb: If you can’t pronounce the ingredient, don’t put it in your vagina).
c. Organic – Honestly, if you’re going to go organic with anything, shouldn’t be with what you put on and in your most delicate and vital parts?
d. Available in different flavors – A great way to add new spice to your bedroom activities. Might want to avoid lubes with glycerin, which is a sugar, since sugars can trigger yeast infections.
One lubricant that fits the bill in all these ways is Aloe Cadabra. It’s the first organic-certified lube, one of very few to meet the high standards of Whole Foods markets. And it’s made mainly of soothing, nourishing aloe vera. Yes, the same stuff you use to relieve and moisture dry hands.
Aloe Cadabra is water-based, natural, organic and comes in 5 sensuous scents, flavors & “tingles,” all glycerin-free. Check them out here. Or look for Aloe Cadabara at your nearest drug store. Either way, mama will be happy.
Nancy Wahl saysJuly 29, 2013 at 6:17 pm
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Caitlin saysDecember 22, 2013 at 5:42 am
Lubricant is very useful to us, especially to women. Women should choose the lubes that suits for them. Not just any lubes in order to prevent other problems.