Dr. Goldstein describes why lubricant use does not negatively affect a woman's sexual health. Sexual Well-Being sexual-well-being.
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Considering the Risks of Lubricant Use Lubricants are important in women who have dryness and some sexual pain during penetration. I am not sure long-term use would be a problem but I think more physiologic treatment would make a lot more sense. So let’s say a woman is on birth control pills and is dry and she is 25 and she is using lubricants, maybe a logical and rational thing would be to stop using birth control pills because birth control pills stop the ovaries from working. That’s how you get your contraception; you prevent ovulation. If they are not, some of these new birth control pills have really low estrogen dosages and we are now seeing labias start to resorb and start to look menopausal, which is really sad but dryness could happen in low estrogen states. So maybe lubricants are helpful, but perhaps getting to the underlying reason would be even more helpful and I would encourage the combination, at least lubricants and finding out what’s wrong.