What Is KY Jelly?
KY® Jelly was originally marketed in the early 1900s as a surgical aid. The product soon found favor with men and women looking for a way to ease dryness or discomfort during intimacy. Today, KY® Jelly is the #1 Doctor recommended brand (and type) of personal lubricante. The original KY® Jelly water-based formula is made without silicone, fragrance, warming agents or hormones.
What Does KY Jelly Do?
KY® Jelly is a lubricant. The gel-like formula is most often used to help reduce the discomfort of vaginal dryness, increase wetness or enhance personal pleasure. The product can also help ease the insertion of tampons and suppositories and prevent chafing during exercise. KY® Jelly does not reduce the risk of pregnancy or prevent disease transmission.
What Is KY Jelly Made With?
The main ingredients in KY® Jelly are water, glycerin and hydroxyethyl cellulose. The glycerin in KY® Jelly, and many other personal care products, helps increase moisture. The hydroxyethyl cellulose helps thicken the formulation while stabilizing the blend of ingredients. You'll also find chlorohexidine gluconate, gluconolactone, sodium hydroxide and methyl paraben in the list of ingredients.
How To Use KY Jelly
It's perfectly natural to need a little help with intimate lubrication. You can apply KY® Jelly anywhere on your skin. Since everyone is different, the company recommends using as much or as little KY® Jelly as you need to enhance your comfort. However, KY® Jelly should not be ingested or get into your eyes. If your KY® Jelly dries too quickly, either reapply or moisten the product with water. Consult your health care provider before using KY® products if you or your partner are using a topical medication near the genital area.
What Is The Difference Between KY Jelly And KY Liquid?
Both products are water-based and latex condón compatible. KY® Jelly has a thick, gel-like consistency. Ky® Liquid has a slightly different list of ingredients and is much thinner. KY® Liquid is formulated to enhance your experience while feeling more natural. Whichever consistency you prefer, discontinue use and consult your provider if your KY® personal lubricant causes irritation or discomfort.