Your Sexual Health:
Sensitive mucous membranes (vaginal and anal) are more absorbent than if you ingest the same ingredient orally.
The chemical and artificial ingredients in personal lubricants can irritate sensitive tissues, cause thrush, allergies, cell damage by ‘osmolality’, and can leave the user more susceptible to STIs (sexually transmitted diseases). If you want to know more, read: Studies Raise Questions About Safety Of Personal Lubricants.
FlowMotion is dedicated to offering the most natural, organic personal lubricant possible:
“I was first introduced to the thought of an organic, all natural, chemical free lubricant for my patients by Michele, most of whom do not like introducing chemicals and tons of preservatives into their body. Having recommended that several patients try the product, the comments are consistently that FlowMotion lubricant has a great feel, does not dry, so it continues to work as long as you do, and the texture and scent are very pleasant. I am most impressed with the integrity of this product, which uses a limited, small number of ingredients in its formula. This means that it can be used safely with a greater range of people because it does not contain the large amount of chemical irritants. Intimacy is meant to be fun and pleasureful, not painful and difficult. A natural product who’s time has come, and I am glad I can recommend it to my patients with great confidence.” Dr. Kyle Neeley, NMD
You don’t have to compromise your sexual health for the sake of a lubricant that preforms well. FlowMotion Organic Lubricant does not contain any of the following chemicals or ingredients that can be commonly found in other lubricants.
We say ‘NO’ to the following ingredients
Parabens are synthetic preservatives that can be absorbed through your skin. They can mimic estrogen in your body, and may be linked to increased risk of breast cancer.
NO Grapefruit Seed extract (GSE or citrus seed extract)
Although derived from a natural source, GSE often contains parabens and should be avoided as it can be an irritant in low concentrations.
NO Glycerin or Glucose
These are sugars that can feed candida, which can proliferate and cause vaginal yeast (thrush) infections in women who are prone to them. They can also damage mucus membrane and skin cells by ‘osmolality’.
Propylene glycol/propanediol may cause burning or tissue irritation. Glycols can also damage mucus membrane and skin cells by ‘osmolality’. One brand-name warming jelly has an osmolality more than 30 times the body’s own fluid, increased herpes transmission more than ninefold compared with rodents not administered lubricant (BMC Infect. Dis., DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-10-331).
These messy oils may have toxic side effects, and can coat your skin, affecting its normal functions and permeability. Other names include; dimethicone, highly polymerized methyl polysilozane, methyl polysiloxane, mirasil DM 20, and viscasil 5M.
Petroleum-based products, including paraffins and multipurpose lubricants like Vaseline petroleum jelly, may contain impurities linked to cancer and other health conditions. They can also coat your skin, impeding its normal functions and not allowing it to ‘breathe’.
Although it’s found in very low concentrations in some sexual lubricants, at high concentrations, phenoxyethanol can be harmful if absorbed through your skin, cause reproductive damage, and according to the FDA, depress the central nervous system in newborns, and adversely affect immune system.
What might be OK for her might not be OK for him. Even some herbs can contain natural hormones.
A disinfectant ingredient found in mouthwash and some multipurpose lubricants such as KY, Chlorhexidine can irritate sensitive tissues.
A detergent used in spermicidal lubricants because of its ability to punch holes in the cell membranes of sperm. However it actually increased the risk of HIV infection in the sex workers tested… (Lancet, DOI: 10.1016/s0140-6736(02)11079-8).
Used as a stimulant in some lubricants, it is converted in the body into nitric oxide. Nitric oxide causes blood vessels to open wider for improved blood flow. However, it can provoke allergic reactions in some users.
Synthetic menthol as well as natural Peppermint Oil are used as stimulants in some lubricants. They can be irritating and drying to a woman’s genitals and damages mucus membranes.
NO Artificial Colours, Fragrances, or Preservatives
Artificial colourings, fragrances, and flavourings are known to be common causes of allergic reactions.
Often unlabeled and untested, GMO have the potential to cause allergies and unknown effects long-term. Read our GMO Statement HERE
NO Artificial Sweeteners
Some brands include saccharine as a sweetener. Saccharin is made from coal/tar derivatives and ammonia.
Gluten can cause allergic reactions for celiacs and people who are gluten/wheat sensitive.
NO Animal Products
Unsuitable for vegetarians and vegans. Using no animal products ensures no animal testing or cruelty.
NO Xanthan gum
Can be made using carbohydrates from corn, wheat, dairy, or soy – all potential sources of GMOs and allergies.