The Ins and Outs of Eco-Friendly Vaginal Lubrication

It’s a natural fact of sexual health and performance that couples sometimes need to grease the wheels of their love, so to speak. In a recent self-reported study of 2,000 respondents, 41% said that they use lubrication more than any other adult item to enhance lovemaking. From a woman’s perspective, that is because vaginal dryness is one of the most common complaints, and can be brought about by any number of things including childbirth, hormones, medical conditions and aging.

The question is, are you aware of what you are putting near your nether parts?

Goodcleanlove.com has been addressing that question for almost eight years. Founded by Wendy Strgar, Goodcleanlove.com is devoted to providing its customers earth-shattering orgasms (pun intended) that leave our planet and lovers satiated without harm.

And the good news for consumers in the Middle East who find the shelves of their pharmacy devoid of eco-friendly products is that Goodcleanlove.com delivers internationally.

Dangerous Liaisons

Vaginal lubrications are either water-based, oil-based, or silicon-based, and each kind offers pros and cons; However and regardless of brand, most of those available in our region of the world include ingredients that are downright dangerous to your health, explains Strgar.

“Ninety percent of the OTC lubes available are made with chemicals designed first for cars or oven cleaner. Many women have severe reactions to these ingredients and believe the problem is with them and not the products they are using.”

It’s not just that untested and harmful products are ubiquitous in personal hygiene products; your skin can absorb these toxins up to eight times faster than if you’d ingested that compound orally.

Compounds to avoid include, but are not limited to the following: Any benzene derivatives such as sodium benzoate, methyl, ethyl and propylparaben, and benzoate of soda. Boric acid, salicylates and cinnamic aldehyde (an ingredient used in ‘hot’ lubricants) are also problematic. For a more complete list, click here and here. These are often used as solvents or perservatives.

Side Effects

Oftentimes lovers don’t even realize that the culprit for their malaise lies in the personal products, including vaginal lubrications. For example, rash, fatigue, cutaneous skin lesions, internal lesions, nerve degeneration, thrush and candida infections, inflammation, and myalgia are known reactions associated with these environmentally un-friendly compounds.

“Some of the questionable ingredients have been identified as potentially carcinogenic and identified in breast cancer tissues,” says Strgar. Unfortunately, they are also often cheap to make, are good solvents, and line the pocket books of the petrochemical industries, who use clever loopholes (for example, they may explain that they market for external use only, relieving them of liability if someone inserts a lubricant inside) to keep these compounds in the marketplace.

So it is up to consumers to be smart and practice safe sex when it comes to intimate wellbeing. One way is to join the eco-sexual revolution.

Strgar suggests that you apply “a good, natural lube to your body so you can jumpstart those arousal feelings yourself.”

Goodcleanloves.com personal intimacy products are made from safe and natural ingredients like aloe vera and vegetable-based glycerin, and nothing synthetic. Their lubricant is available in cinnamon vanilla, lavender rose and peppermint.

Visit the website to purchase these or many other fine sexual aids, and tell them that your Eco-Sexy columnist at Green Prophet sent you.

More on sexual health:
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Are you an Eco-Sexual?
Green Pillow Talk: Sustainable Choices for Your Bedroom

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5 thoughts on “The Ins and Outs of Eco-Friendly Vaginal Lubrication

  1. Maryam

    I’ve been using GoodCleanLove lubricant for several years to address dryness due to menopause. It’s one of the best lubricants I’ve ever used and I’ve tried them all. The ingredients are: aloe vera juice, xanthan gum (an edible tree resin used to provide body) and agar (a seaweed that gels liquids). That’s it. I don’t know who in their right mind would do the peppermint, that burns (it’s not as sexy as you think), but the vanilla is the lightest scent (wish they’d do unscented but oh well) and has been both long lasting and soothing to use any time of the month. Though at $15 a tube, I might try to make my own at less expense – all of these ingredients are inexpensive i bulk.

    My gynecologist recommends pure organic olive oil as a lube but I’ve found it messy and even with a pad it always stains the underwear. I wouldn’t use coconut oil without some kind of modification as it can be quite drying over the longterm.

    I use coconut oil by itself as a deodorant, and it works remarkably well for that in the crotch area for men and women both, as well as under armpits and feet. I stopped using commercial deodorants years ago – coconut oil works just fine. Try it!

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  2. lee mason

    coconut oil is the safest method of lubrication .its anti fungal, anti bacterial and so delicious…it lasts for a really long time …use organic if available

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  3. WildOrchid

    Glycerin good for the vagina? You’ve got to be kidding! It’s an alcoholic sugar that can be used by yeast as food. Many women have averse reactions to glycerin lubes. If you want a water-based lube, you need something like hydroxy-cellulose. Otherwise buy a silicone-based lube.

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  4. David

    I guess a few questions come to mine, first is there an all natural lubricant available that is not marketed that way far less expensive than other products. For instance, how about various vegetable oils. I know many massage therapists who use vegetable oil as a substitute for massage oil.

    My outside the box question would be…should they list calories on the side of the box considering how the product may or may not be used and I imagine different countries must have their own preferences and there must be traditional “home” “remedies”

    and isn’t this an issue for men as much as women as its going to come in contact with both?

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    • Mysty

      why not your own natural-g-spot lubrication? I have found, that since learning how to stimulate this and other spots, my vaginal dryness is a thing of the past.. hysterectomy at 28, currently 60 yrs old…and only occasional dryness, when i do not do my homework.. ;-)

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