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Sex Health: Are Lubricants Safe During Pregnancy?

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Posted July 11, 2013 by Kimani in Love. Life. Erotica.

There are a plethora of products pregnant women are instructed to steer away from; most of which consist of foods and chemicals. However, as the body changes due to hormones, women can find themselves on a spectrum of sexual arousal. Some find themselves producing more natural lubrication, while some produce far less than before pregnancy.

Women may be concerned about whether lubrication can be supplemented during pregnancy, and the answer is yes. Water-based lubricants are recommended, but it is always best to consult with your physician when selecting a product for use while pregnant.

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Lots of women insist that pregnancy makes them friskier than ever. (Others want no part of the act that “got them into this mess in the first place,” but we’re not talking about them here.) Still, it’s hard to feel your sexy best when your lady-parts are parched — and pregnancy-related hormonal changes can cause vaginal dryness in some women, explains Hilda Hutcherson, MD, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center and the author ofWhat Your Mother Never Told You About S-e-x. (Those same hormones can cause excessive lubrication, so remember that the spectrum of “normal” is ginormous.) If you fall into the parched-and-playful category, water-based lubricants aren’t only safe but recommended.

So what about putting other things down there? Oil-based and warming lubes are fine, too. But pregnant women are often sensitive to the warming lubes, so use a tiny amount first to test that it doesn’t irritate you. As far as sex toys are concerned, those are also considered safe during pregnancy, as long as your doc has given you the okay to have sex.

 

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Consider some of the lubricants below:

Pre-Seed Fertility Friendly Lube

Swiss Navy All Natural Lube

Yes All Natural Lubricant




About the Author

Kimani

A NY transplant in Florida, Kimani has taken on the task of educating the world on sexual health and education. The Mount Vernon native has seen AIDS and HIV spread through her community like wildfire, and hopes to cease the transmission of these and other diseases one person at a time. If you know better, you're inclined to do better.

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