By Corinne Sullivan, Mar 22, 2024

As double board-certified physician Dr. Kecia Gaither explains, “It’s best to choose lubricants that are devoid of alcohol, flavorings, or perfumes, as these can alter the vaginal microbiome, increase the risk of vaginal infections (like yeast and bacterial vaginosis), and increase the risk of irritating delicate vaginal tissues.” It can also be helpful to do a skin test before using any sexual product. Place some on your wrist or forearm, wait 10 minutes, and see if you have any sort of reaction. If you don’t, then chances are you’re good to use.

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