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Vaginal Lubrication Products
Johns Hopkins Women’s Center for Pelvic Health
PRODUCTS AVAILABLE FOR VAGINAL LUBRICATION
These products are on the market; however, they may not be available in all pharmacies.
I.
Vaginal Moisturizers
1. REPLENS
By Columbia Laboratories, Inc. This is used three times a week at bedtime with
applicator to maintain normal vaginal moisture.
2. GYNE-MOSTRIN
By Schering-Plough. For use to maintain vaginal moisture.
3. MOIST AGAIN
For use to maintain vaginal moisture.
II.
Personal Lubricants
1. ASTROGLIDE
Developed by NASA for use with space program, now marketed as personal
lubricant by Astro-Lube, Inc. for use at time of intercourse.
2. LUBRIN VAGINAL SUPPOSITORY
Developed for postmenopausal women by Upsher-Smith. For use at time of
intercourse.
3. CONDOM-MATE VAGINAL SUPPOSITORY
Developed for use with condoms, also made by Upsher-Smith. Same as Lubrin, just
smaller. For use at time of intercourse.
4. TODAY PERSONAL LUBRICANT
Made by Today Personal Contraceptive Sponge. For use at time of intercourse.
5. K-Y JELLY
For use at time of intercourse.
Lubricants are used to minimize friction and relieve vaginal dryness during intercourse.
They should be reapplied often to the clitoris, labia, vaginal entrance and both partners’
genitals. There are currently three categories of vaginal lubricants on the market (waterbased, oil-based and silicone-based). Please consult with your physical therapist and
review the chart below to determine the best lubricant for you.
Lubricant Type
Pros
Cons
Examples
Water-Based
*Compatible with latex
*Sticky
*Can contain
preservatives
*Compatible with
silicone rubber sex toys
*Dries quickly
*Needs to be reapplied
*Washes away easily
*KY
*Astroglide
*Slippery Stuff
*Yes
Oil-Based
*Does not need to be
reapplied
*Non-irritating
*Messy/greasy
*Breaks condoms and
diaphragms
*Bad smell
*Stains
*Difficult to wash off
clothes/body
*Almond
*Olive oil
*Yes
Silicone-Based
*Does not need to be
reapplied
*Non-irritating
*Not compatible with
silicone rubber sex toys
*Bad taste
*Difficult to wash off
clothes/body
*Eros
*Pink
*ID Millennium
*Wet Platinum
We do not advise the use of petroleum jelly (Vasoline™) because it may cause irritation
or yeast infection.
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