Growing out of our reproductive years has both pros and cons. Going through menopause means you’ll save money on pads, tampons, and contraceptives. However, when the body stops producing the regulating hormones estrogen and progesterone, our bodies experience a difficult period of adjustment. Our temperature regulation gets confused, resulting in hot flashes and nocturnal sweating. As a result, some women can have trouble sleeping or focusing on everyday tasks.
Furthermore, the soft tissue of the vulva and the vagina get thinner, more sensitive, and less elastic. The vaginal walls narrow, their pH becomes less acidic, and their lubrication diminishes drastically. These symptoms can result in itchiness and discomfort and can interfere with feeling comfortable throughout our day.
That is why using a moisturizing serum as an older woman can be so important. In this article we will be discussing the best serums for older women.
Sex after menopause
The changes in our bodies can have a big effect on our intimate lives. Touching and caressing may not arouse us as quickly as before. The narrowing of the vaginal walls means we must be more careful during penetrative sex.
However, the right lube can help you embrace your sexuality and ensure that intimacy is a part of your relationship with your partner. In fact, intimate lubes can help you prevent dryness and discomfort and can also help you unlock a deeper state of arousal and achieve better orgasms.
Choosing a serum
The base material and additives of commercial lubes vary widely. While some of them can be quite pleasant, others may not be friendly to sensitive skin. Others can alter the pH levels of your vagina and increase the risk of infection. When choosing your next intimate lube, always read the labels. You should look for a lube that is:
- Dermatologist recommended
- Made of natural ingredients
- Free of additives like parabens, glycerin and petrochemicals
When choosing a lube that is best for you there are three major categories:
Silicone-based lubes feel soft and silky on your skin. They also don’t need to be reapplied often because they easily stick to skin and toys. While this is a benefit in some ways, it is a con in others. After use, silicone lubes may leave you feeling sticky as they are a bit difficult to wash off. You can use silicone with latex condoms or diaphragms, but we advise you not to use it on silicone sex toys. Silicone-based lubes will damage their surface of your sex toys and make them susceptible to harmful bacteria. Silicone-based lubes are also expensive and sometimes difficult to find.
The main advantage of oil-based lubes is that they are waterproof so that you can take them to the tub or shower. These lubes will last longer on your skin, so there is no need to reapply. However your oil-based lubes can ruin your sheets, and are difficult to wash off skin.
You should not use oil-based lubes with latex condoms or diaphragms since the latex will get porous. This means you will lose their effectiveness in STI prevention. Lastly, oil-based lubes can alter the natural pH-level of your vagina and trap unwanted bacteria, increasing the risk of yeast infections.
Water-based lubricants are almost always the best lube choice. Water-based lubricants closely resemble your natural lubrication and won’t damage latex condoms or diaphragms. Likewise, they won’t stain your sheets or clothes and are easy to clean off your skin. That means water-based lubes may need intermittent re-application.
Some water-based lubes have glycerin or parabens added to them. Try to avoid those. The glycerin may irritate your skin.
While using a water-based lube is key, we recommend that you treat your intimate skin (labia, perineal skin) with loving care. GoLove Intimate CBD Serum is designed to hydrate your delicate tissues - we added hyaluronic serum specifically to plump up the skin. You can apply it daily—or as often as you like—to experience wonderfully smooth, calm, hydrated skin. Hyaluronic serum also contributes to the staying power of GoLove, the idea is to nourish your skin so that you feel at ease, comfortable and “in the mood”. Furthermore, we formulated to add organic CBD, a therapeutic, non-psychotropic compound found in hemp and cannabis plants.
GoLove is a dermatologist tested moisturizer with CBD and Hyaluronic serum. You can safely use GoLove without fear of irritation. It even comes in a sample packthat fits nicely in your handbag or purse.