Best feminine wash, luxury lubricants and sensual products to bring joy
The best in clean lubricants, intimate and sensual products and feminine washes
Feminine washes and sexual lubricants used to be taboo – but there's a pleasure revolution happening with products that are clean formulations, look good on your bedroom side table and are super luxurious to use. Others even come with added CBD-infused benefits and cleansers that ensure hygiene doesn't compromise good health.
They say, 'For too long, women have been playing catch-up when it comes to sex. Where the "orgasm gap" has grown to become a recognised cultural issue because penetration and clitoral stimulation aren't viewed as "equal" sex acts. It's deeply ingrained culturally in the way we talk about sex. The lightbulb moment was how the Trojan horse of "wellness" can be the step in the right direction to get women's sexual pleasure into mainstream consciousness.'
They are indeed opening the doors of this new sexual revolution – and their CBD-infused range may be just the key. Loktionov says, 'CBD has been shown to have vasodilatory effects, meaning it can help promote blood flow to the areas to which it is applied. With increased blood flow, plus enhanced sensitivity coupled with reduced anxiety and pain sensation, we can suggest that CBD, through the Endocannabinoid system, can help more people achieve orgasm easier and reach that peak quicker.'
Another company that is not beating around the bush is the no-nonsense Roam. A clean sexual health brand that the founders Alex Griffiths and Ben Taylor describe as 'a pleasure to buy, use and own.'
They've also seen the sexual tide turning: 'The wellness category has been adopted in the hearts and minds of consumers. We believe that this is accounting for some of the behavioural shift.'
The wellness industry is worth billions, and next-gen vibrators and sexual health products are at the forefront of this new radical shift – the market is set to grow globally and to reach over £30 billion by 2025, according to MarketDataForecast.
So, this coming together of industries is quite a natural fit. Add the pandemic into the mix, where Taylor says, 'Data has shown us that sales within the sexual care category have steadily risen over the last few years.'
Being locked up with nothing much to do seems to have sparked our interest in investing more in bedroom pursuits with a partner or self-pleasure.
He adds, 'We've experienced first hand an opening-up of sexual conversation from consumers. The narrative is finally shifting toward sharing experiences for everyone to understand better what makes them tick. Our vision is that this will help to bring about a new wave of sexual literacy that goes beyond performance and brings about a more sex-positive world.'
We're saying yes (yes, yes) to that.
Bedside cabinets should hold many things: a book, a lip balm, a pillow spray and, of course, lubricant. Roam’s silky-soft lubes (for both the front and back) are inspired by skincare and enriched with agave, aloe and jojoba to refresh, hydrate and care.
The most important thing to consider when purchasing intimate hygiene products is the delicate, natural pH balance of the vagina.
This gentle version of Gallinée’s beloved Cleansing Bar is not only perfume free and enriched with lactic acid, it is also pH 5.6 – exactly the same as the outer vulva.
Not an intimate product per se – but it will certainly get you in the mood. The perfect complement to one of their stunning sets, Coco De Mer’s candle is designed to be melted and drizzled over your lover for the ultimate rub-down massage.
Any skincare enthusiast worth their salt knows that Dr Barbara Sturm devises only cutting-edge, results-driven products, and she has a cult following for a reason.
Therefore, it goes without saying that we absolutely trust her with our intimate area, and these soothing serum drops calm irritated skin and instantly hydrate – good for after waxing or an over-exuberant session.
Designed for anywhere and everywhere hair meets skin, a few drops of this silky oil will soften hairs, clear pores and leave skin smooth and soothed. Its benefits don’t end there – try slicking it on unruly cuticles or rough hands or add a couple of drops to a deliciously warm bath.
Can anyone remember a time before CBD burst onto the beauty scene? From anti-inflammatory qualities to antioxidant properties, its benefits can also extend down below. Quanna devised their range of natural lubricants, infused with CBD oil, to increase your pleasure.
For those who struggle to disconnect from a hectic day and reconnect with their partner at a crucial moment. Let ylang ylang and patchouli deeply relax you and activate areas of the brain associated with pleasure – and get ready for something a little more exciting at bedtime than a crossword.
Perfect V wanted to develop premium skincare for your most intimate parts – whether you wax, shave, pluck or leave it be, the company has a product that’ll keep skin in tip-top condition. Our pick is the Cream Gentle Exfoliator, which gently repairs skin feeling the effects of aggressive hair removal.
Slicker than your average personal product, the thinking behind Lelo’s sex tech range is they should look as good as something you would proudly display in your home.
The Personal Moisturiser is the perfect companion for one of their magnificent sex toys and is infused with ultra-hydrating aloe vera for a silky, slippery touch.
Assisted by Clare Pennington
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