One woman super unpleasant account of how it felt to have sex with a dry vagina recently went viral, and for good reason. She described it as scraping your knee on pavement, but on your vagina. She wound up literally ripping her vagina during sex, but hey, at least she survived to tell the story. There is a real lesson for all of us ladies here, but I'll get to that in a second.
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Apparently, this poor woman got really dry down there while having sex with her partner but was too embarrassed to reach for lube. Thanksfully, her man suggested lube and after applying some, they continued having sex. The next morning, she woke up with searing pain and when she looked, her vulva was raspberry-colored! So she hightailed it to the docto and her gynecologist confirmed she had an abrasion caused by dry sex. What a nightmare!
We should all love our dulce peaches way more than that chicas. Getting a little help in the moisture department before sex is way better than suffering through a vagina burn. Don't ever do this to yourself. Why is using lubricant a MUST?
1. It relieves vaginal dryness: Hormonal changes from child birth or menopause can effect your natural moisture when aroused. Sex expert and author Dr. Dorree Lynn explains, "If you have any kind of vaginal dryness—whether naturally, due to medical complications or just because you're post menopause—lube is like a gift. Sex becomes so much easier with it."
2. You get more pleasure: You don't want the friction during sex to feel like you're ripping your vagina apart. Warming lubricants also have the power of enhancing sexual pleasure. Don't be afraid to experiment and pick the right product for you.
3. Sex won't be painful: No one wants sex to feel like their vagina is getting ripped apart! Lubricant will make it a pleasant experience--now the lover is up to you.
Scarier than a dry and burned vagina is using the wrong lubricant. There are tons of petroleum jelly-based lubricants that could cause bacterial infections and oil-based products can increase your chances of getting a yeast infection. Dr. Lauren Streicher, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University, explains that oil-based products are even worse than petroleum jelly ones. "It stays there for days and days, attracting and collecting bacteria while making latex condoms less effective," she says.
Doing your lubricant research is key to maintaining a healthy vagina. Luckily, we have done the work for you. Here are ten safe, high-rated and natural lubricants for your lovely lady parts. Now start lubing.
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