These Lubes For Sensitive Skin Will Get You Wet, But Not Itchy


We know that lube makes everything wetter, which is definitely a good thing. But certain lubes may contain ingredients that can irritate the skin in particularly sensitive areas. If you use lube during sex or masturbation and, shortly afterwards, you notice that your genitals or the surrounding skin are swollen, red, itchy, irritated, or breaking out into a rash or hives, then you might be reacting to one of the ingredients. (These symptoms can also be explained by another condition such as a yeast infection, some STIs, a latex allergy, or even a semen allergy, so it’s always a good idea to check with a doctor to be sure.)AdvertisementFinding a lube that works for you can be very individual, because different people react to different ingredients. However, some common lube ingredients that can cause irritation include glycerin, parabens, and propylene glycol. If you know you have a sensitivity to a certain ingredient, always check the label.When choosing a lube, weigh the pros and cons of different types — for example, oil-based lubes are incompatible with latex condoms, and certain natural lubes, like coconut oil, may reduce the risk of an allergic reaction but increase the risk of other conditions. "There are lots of organic lubes sold that have good ingredients, but even those have things that could cause a yeast infection," Megan Stubbs, a certified sexologist, previously told Refinery29.Lube should make you feel good, not itchy — so if you’re looking for a lube for sensitive skin, here are a few suggestions to get you started.1 of 7

Love Wellness Sex Stuff

This natural, organic personal lubricant from Lo Bosworth’s vaginal health brand is pH-balanced to match the vaginal environment, and it’s glycerin- and paraben-free, with ingredients like aloe vera and quinoa. PreviousINFOLove WellnessSex Stuff$19.98BUY Next2 of 7

Sliquid Intimate Lubricant H20

This water-based lube uses plant cellulose as a thickening agent, and it’s paraben-free, glycerin-free, and vegan. PreviousINFOSliquidIntimate Lubricant H20$9.99BUY NextAdvertisement3 of 7

Good Clean Love Almost Naked Personal Lubricant

This organic lube is glycerin-, paraben-, and propylene glycol-free — plus, at $6.99, it’s one of the most affordable lubes out there. PreviousINFOGood Clean LoveAlmost Naked Personal Lubricant$6.99BUY Next4 of 7

Unbound Jelly

This super-cute water-based lube is glycerin-, glycol-, and paraben-free, with ingredients including organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice. PreviousINFOUnboundJelly$16.00BUY Next5 of 7

Coconu Water-Based Lubricant

This coconut water-based lube is free of phthalates, sulfates, parabens, alcohol and artificial dyes or fragrances. PreviousINFOCoconuWater-based Lubricant$24.99BUY Next6 of 7

Maude Shine Organic Lube

This organic lubricant is glycerin- and paraben- free, pH-balanced, and fertility-friendly. It’s made with aloe, and is safe to use with latex barriers and sex toys. PreviousINFOMaudeShine Organic$25.00BUY Next7 of 7

Foria Awaken

This CBD lube uses organic ingredients, including coconut oil, hemp extract, and cinnamon extract. It’s an oil-based lube, so it’s not compatible with latex condoms. PreviousINFOForiaAwaken$48.00BUY NextAdvertisement


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