Using personal lubricants (lubes, for short) can enhance sexual pleasure. Also makes for a better experience by reducing friction and dryness during sex. But not all lubes are equal, especially if someone has sensitive skin.
“Some ingredients in lubricants can cause irritation to skin and mucous membranes,” explains Christie Cobb, MD, FACOG, a board-certified gynecologist and sexual wellness expert in Little Rock, Arkansas. “Irritation from lubricants can cause symptoms such as vaginal infections, burning, itching and rashes.”
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