Even though vaginal dryness (there, I've said it) affects one in five women before the age of fifty, and HALF of post-menopausal women, it's a symptom that we may find difficult to discuss with our partners and our GP. For this reason, even if we do decide to buy personal lubricant, we are often embarrassed about getting advice on what to pick, plus - unlike with salad dressing, for example - it's not a product label many of us will stand around reading and comparing. With lubricant, it might be a matter of choosing the first one you see, or the brand that you know, and hiding it in your shopping basket while queuing to pay with a "don't look at me" expression.
|Approx £6 for 50ml|
woohoo! is a new organic lubricant that's water-based and contains none of the nasties mentioned above. Approved by The Soil Association, it is available from Boots stores and online, and is made in Shrewsbury.
As I get older I realise more and more how incredibly complex we women are, and how sensitive our bodies can be to the time of the month, the age that we are, even the weather. Many of these things which affect us are beyond our control. So it's good to find out about an environmentally-friendly solution to a little-discussed issue that most of us suffer from at least one point in our lives. A product that is on our side: woohoo!