Is the lubricant you’re using safe for your menstrual cup and your body?
In this blog post, we will be talking about which lubs you should be using and which you really shouldn’t.
The best lubricant to use with a menstrual cup is a water-based lubricant such as Yes water-based lubricant. Do not use oil based lubricants or silicone lubricants as these lubricants will degrade your menstrual cup. Coconut oil has widely been used as a lubricant for menstrual cups, however, most menstrual cup companies advise against using any kind of oils on your menstrual cup as doing so may reduce the lifespan of your cup. Vaseline should also be avoided as it contains oils.
When purchasing a lubricant for use with a menstrual cup, make sure it is water-based and that it doesn’t contain any Glycerin’s, Parabens,Propylene Glycol, in short, if you don’t understand what’s on the ingredients list don’t buy it.
Lubricants we recommend:
- Swoon Smooth Mover Intimate Lubricant
- Yes® water-based
- Aloe cadabra
- System JO Organic Lube
- Sliquid Organics Natural H2O Lubricant
Apply a small amount of lubricant on yourself, do not put it on the menstrual cup as it will make it difficult to hold as it will be slippery.
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