Sex experts agree that lubrication is one of the keys to good sex.
But, many commercial lubes are laden with nasty chemicals you really don't want anywhere near your sexy bits. Let's face it, the skin down there is thin and easily absorbs hormone disrupting ingredients found in many traditional lubes.
So, this week we're talking about keeping the lovin' good and healthy with our top 5 natural lubricants for better sex.
1. Fresh Aloe Vera Gel. Nobody needs to know that the pretty little aloe plant beside your bed serves double duty as your lube supplier. When you're in the mood, strip off a little bit of a leaf and squeeze out nature's lube – fresh aloe vera gel. Just be careful of those prickly leaves or your experience might be more Fifty Shades of Grey than you expected.
2. Yes. This certified organic, plant-based lubricant was created by a couple of women who've worked for Big Pharma and wanted to put something more positive (aka chemical-free) into the world. They've developed a vast product line so you can choose from water-based or oil-based options as well as various application methods and even a product specially formulated for those whose love-making is intended to be baby-making.
3. Good Clean Love. Made with organic ingredients and without any nasty petrochemicals, parabens or glycerine, this lube is made for just what the name promises. If you're looking for a little olfactory stimulation too, try their Cinnamon Vanilla lube – it smells good enough to eat (and you can – it's even vegan). Select from the regular tube, the travel-size tube or individual packets perfect for unexpected and spontaneous romantic interludes.
4. Hathor Aphrodisia. Not only is this lubricant natural and a top performer, it also contains herbal aphrodisiacs like horny goat weed and ginseng – just in case you need a little more help. And if that's still not enough, how about a little dessert? Hathor also has a tasty line of edible lubes using their original base and adding flavours like hazelnut/caramel and chocolate/strawberry, all sweetened naturally with stevia. At our count, that's a win, win, win, win.
5. Herbal Choice Mari. This lubricant is doing a lot of things right. It's vegan, petrochemical-free, certified organic, and contains no fragrances, parabens or preservatives. The result is a natural, long-lasting lube. Plus, the ingredients are non-GMO and its all packaged in an eco-friendly glass bottle. Who doesn't want to be a greener lover?
Sex is a good thing, but not if it's uncomfortable or potentially harmful to your health. Invite one of these natural lubricants to join you in bed and you'll be hydrated, healthy and happy.