While many lubricants say they are ‘for external use only’ we know that that’s a bit disingenuous. After all, personal lubricants may not be edible, but that doesn’t mean they’re not going to be used internally. The delicate tissues that come into contact with personal lubricant are not only sensitive but can absorb the chemicals in lubricants very quickly and effectively. This can lead to various problems, and for anyone who does a good job avoiding chemicals in other areas of life, an organic personal lubricant is the best option.
Most organic personal lubricants are better for two main reasons. First of all, they will use organic ingredients, like aloe vera, avoiding the addition of pesticides to your romantic life. And secondly, they’ll skip the chemicals that most lube manufacturers put in their products. A surprising number of less than attractive chemicals are very common in personal lubricants. Not all of these will automatically cause problems, but it is disturbing to think of where those chemicals end up when you use them.
So a lot of people are staying safe, just in case. After all, it’s not like there’s a downside to using organic personal lubricants.