Intimate lubricants are the perfect allies to enjoy smoother and more pleasant sex, reducing friction during penetration whenever you need it. When the time comes to choose it, we can find a wide variety of products, but if you are looking for an option that is compatible with your vaginal pH, natural lubricants can be one of the best alternatives.

The natural intimate gels can be used for simple taste, when we feel that we lack a little moisture and even for games prior to sexual relations. Remember that during the menstrual cycle your lubrication may vary, which is why they are an excellent option whenever you need it. But do you know what they are and how to choose them? Keep reading and find out.

What are natural lubricants?

Natural lubricants are those that are made with ingredients of 100% natural origin, that is, they do not contain chemical compounds in their formulation. Thanks to its natural ingredients, they promote smoother and more pleasant sexual relations, also taking care of the pH of the delicate intimate area.

These are water-based lubricants, free of fragrances and dyes for a more natural experience. You can use them whenever you want: in daily sex, with your sex toys, during masturbation or during foreplay.

It is advisable to use products endorsed by a trusted brand and made especially for the intimate area. However, many girls wonder: can I choose to use natural ingredients instead of buying an intimate lubricant? Our recommendation is that you do not do it and below we will explain why.

Natural lubricants is not the same as homemade!

A natural lubricant is not the same as a homemade lubricant . Using any type of oil or homemade ingredient, such as coconut oil, olive oil or Vaseline can be counterproductive. First of all, these types of products are not designed to be applied in the intimate area, they are not compatible with the delicate vaginal pH and can cause discomfort in this area. Keep in mind that the vaginal area is very sensitive and that homemade lubricants can unbalance the vaginal microflora as they are not tested or prepared for this use, which can end up affecting your intimate health.

There are trusted brands, such as Durex, which have products specially designed to maintain the health of your vaginal area, so it is not worth taking risks with any homemade option.

But, in addition, this type of homemade products are not usually compatible with the use of condoms. For example, oils can affect the integrity of latex or polyisoprene condoms, leading to breakage. The condom is the only contraceptive method that reduces the risk of contracting an STD, so we should never use homemade lubricants with a condom, since the effectiveness of the condom may be affected.

Durex Naturals, our range of natural lubricants 

Durex’s range of natural lubricants is designed for you to enjoy your intimate moments even more. Formulated with a water base, they do not contain dyes or added fragrances and are compatible with the natural vaginal pH. You can find 3 alternatives to enjoy a more natural sexual encounter:

Durex Naturals H2O

Made with 100% natural ingredients, Durex Naturals H2O is compatible with vaginal pH and contains prebiotics that help maintain the balance of your delicate vaginal flora, helping you achieve smoother, more pleasurable sex.

This natural, water-based lubricant has been dermatologically tested and is free of dyes and fragrances. You can use it for vaginal, anal and oral sex, it is also compatible with latex and polyisoprene (non-latex) condoms.

Durex Naturals Extra Sensitive

This lubricant is made with 100% natural ingredients and Aloe Vera, which helps to provide softness, taking care of your skin and avoiding irritation. It has a balanced pH to maintain the balance of your vaginal flora and, like all the products in the Naturals range, it is water-based and free of fragrances and dyes, being suitable for vaginal, anal and oral sex.

In addition, it is compatible with both latex and polyisoprene condoms.

Durex Naturals Moisturizers

Also made up of 100% natural ingredients, this alternative also has hyaluronic acid to provide long-lasting hydration. It is compatible with the vaginal pH, it is free of fragrances and dyes and it is suitable for vaginal, anal and oral sex so that you can enjoy your daily encounters in a soft and natural way. Like the rest of the products in the range, it is compatible with latex and polyisoprene condoms.

How to improve natural lubrication

It is clear that lubricants are ideal to make sex smoother immediately. But, in addition to the use of this type of product, how to improve vaginal lubrication? We share with you some tips to make your sexual relations much more pleasant and comfortable:

  • Take time for foreplay. Sometimes we do not dedicate enough time to increase the pleasure and excitement before penetration, which can cause that, when the time comes, we are not as wet as we would like. That’s why remember to enjoy foreplay to the fullest and move on to penetration when you’re ready for it. And if, when the time comes, you feel that you are not as wet as you would like, then of course you can opt for a natural lubricant.
  • Drink plenty of water to improve natural vaginal lubrication. Proper hydration influences different aspects of our health, including intimate lubrication.
  • Use appropriate intimate hygiene products that do not dry out the vaginal area, this will help maintain better moisture. It is important that all the products that you apply in your intimate area are specific for this area. For example, the Durex Intima Protect range has been designed to promote vaginal care and hygiene, helping to maintain a balanced vaginal pH and favoring the correct balance of this delicate area.
  • Reduce stress and opt for physical activities that allow you to release tension. Stress, especially during sex, can affect our lubrication and hinder smooth penetration, so it should be kept at bay.
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