Need Better Lubrication?
Au Naturale: Drink more water! Being properly hydrated supports your body’s ability to produce enough lubrication during sex. Increasing your intake of omega- 3 fatty acids, can also help increase your natural lubrication. Considering estrogen is the primary hormone that affects vaginal lubrication, you can also up your intake of soy, flaxseed oil, nuts, and apples.
If you’re looking for a natural alternative that doesn’t change your diet, you can try pure coconut, almond, or olive oil. But be careful, these are often not compatible with latex condoms, can be difficult to clean up, and “are generally not recommended by doctors for internal use because they may cause vaginal infections,” according to Loveologist Wendy Strgar.
From the bottle: Be sure to read the ingredients and steer clear of any silicones, glycerin, and other synthetic additives that can cause irritation and dry out your skin completely defeating the purpose! Look for lubricants that are water-based and include ingredients you can pronounce. Try one of these instead: Aura Glow by Heritage Products, 8 oz., $7, heritagestore.com; Almost Naked Organic Personal Lubricant by Good Clean Love, 4 oz., $14, goodcleanlove.com; or Yes Personal Lubricant by Future Natural, 0.9 oz., $8, futurenatural.com.