How to use a personal lubricant

Owning a business can be interesting in so many ways I never considered.  The other Saturday night around 9:30, I got a call from a customer.  I was asleep (own my business… tired…) and suddenly was being asked how to use Sylk, a natural, water-based personal lubricant I sell.  I was stunned into silence and then realized that one of my customers needed help.  It had never occurred to me that people really don’t know how to put on a personal lubricant, so here goes –

First, make sure you use enough – it’s better to use too much than not enough. Play around with it before you need it so you know what it feels like.  If it’s in a tube, squirt it into the palm of your hand the same way you would with suntan oil, shaving cream or skin cream.  If it’s in a  jar, such as our oil-based Yoni Cream, use your fingers to scoop out the amount you want.  How much depends on your individual situation. If you are using it for masturbation: for women, use enough to cover the labia (the two “side flaps” leading into the vaginal canal) and the entrance to the vagina.  For men, use enough to cover the penis so the friction is comfortable.  If you are using it for intercourse, cover the man’s penis and the outside and entrance to the woman’s vagina.  It’s fun to make the application part of your foreplay.

If you are using a condom, use water based lubricants only – oil based lubricants might make the condom break.  Put the condom on unrolling it up the penis with your fingers – sort of like pulling on a sock. Starting at the tip of the condom-covered penis, spread it down all over the condom.  Make sure the condom is covered so there are not spots where friction can create discomfort. Make sure you use enough!

I hope this helps.  If you have never used a personal lubricant before, rest assured that you will be able to practice until you know exactly how much you need.


Menopause info for Men that helps for Women’s Cancer side effects

I thought this was a good intro for men that applies any time our estrogen levels drop!

Our moisturizing and soothing herbal products help women with vaginal dryness, a common and sometimes painful condition,  which affects around 40% of women at some point in their lives.  Menopause, breast cancer or any situation where there is low or no estrogen are some reasons for this dryness.

Last night we had First Thursdays at the Falls, here in Rollinsford, NH.  People drop by with the most interesting questions.  The one that really got my attention last night was “Why don’t people talk about this more often?”  My guess is that people are shy talking about their sex lives.  I have talked with regular doctors who say their menopausal patients never bring up the subject. Women joke about hot flashes being “power surges,” but they rarely talk about vaginal dryness, even to their best friends.

The oncology world is so happy to have patients live that they aren’t that good at thinking about the whole patient and what the effects of their treatment may be.

I say, if men can have viagra and cialis, women can have functioning, pain free vaginas!

Women’s Intimate Solutions, for soothing relief of vaginal dryness.