Lubrication Sensitivity

Written by E.L.R. a patient who struggled with vaginismus for 24 years.

I have been using lubricants for the past 24 years with any attempted penetration experience, either sexual or even using a tampon. I have found that over the years, I have developed sensitivity to most lubricants. I have tried KY, Slippery Stuff, Astroglide, and other brands whose name I now forget. When using these lubricants, I would feel an uncomfortable sensation on my vaginal skin. Sometimes it was an itchy sensation and sometimes I had an inflammatory reaction where it felt like the vaginal skin was so swollen that my whole vagina was closed off. My skin would feel hot and “burny.” I kept trying different lubrications, but always had some sort of adverse reaction.

Then I did an online search for natural lubricants and came across a product called “Yes.” It is made in England and comes in a gel or oil based formula. I ordered a sample kit so I could try both the gel and the oil based lubricant. I have to say that I honestly love this product. I have no more symptoms when using the “Yes” lubricants. The oil based product is great for sleeping with a dilator inserted because it kept the vaginal tissue moist and subtle. The gel style lubrication is great for daily dilation and intercourse. “Yes” products can be found easily through an online search and the company will ship the product worldwide. I highly recommend trying the sample pack to get started so you can try both types of the product. They have convenient travel size packaging available as well as larger size bottles for daily use.

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About Dr. Pacik

Peter Pacik, MD, FACS is a recognized pioneer in treating patients with Botox for vaginismus and the author of When Sex Seems Impossible: Stories of Vaginismus and How You Can Achieve Intimacy. He has been in practice for over thirty years and belongs to a small group of prestigious surgeons who are double board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In 2010, Dr. Pacik received FDA approval to continue his study to treat vaginismus using intravaginal injections of Botox together with progressive dilation under anesthesia.
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