We recommend certain brands at Excitement because we believe in the quality of the ingredients or materials. Remember, any lube is better than no lube at all! That being said, what's best for your body may be different than what's best for someone else, and if you have a lube you love that's working for you, by all means, keep using it! If you notice any itching, burning or irritation though, discontinue use of your lube ASAP. Don't give up on using lube - try different brands or ask us for help. Listen to your body and go with what works best for you and your partner(s).
Ingredients to Look Out For
Glycerin - often used in inexpensive lubricants; slightly sweet taste, safe to eat, becomes tacky/sticky with use but lasts longer than water-based lube without glycerin; not recommended for those that are prone to yeast infections because it can lead to irritation or more frequent infection
Propylene Glycol - used in many personal care products; helps keep lube "slippery" but also draws water out of the skin, which can dehydrate or irritate the vagina; non-toxic, but known side effect of irritation for those with more sensitive skin
Allergens - Some lubes use menthol, cinnamon extract, aloe, coconut oil, seaweed extract, etc. to enhance your experience with the lube. While most of these don't cause issues for most people, if you have allergies or sensitivities, read the ingredients label or ask us for help.