Q. Several years ago we read about Corn Huskers Lotion on your website. We have used it ever since as a lubricant during sex and have found that it works much better than KY Jelly or similar products.
I also use Premarin vaginal cream twice a week. My question may be a stupid one, but could the Corn Huskers Lotion be used to replace the Premarin? It is certainly much less expensive.
A. Premarin cream contains estrogen that is absorbed into the body. It is prescribed to treat vaginal dryness and the resulting pain, but Premarin shouldn’t be used as a sexual lubricant. That practice might expose a man to too much estrogen.
Corn Huskers Lotion does not contain estrogen, and we don’t know if regular use would be safe or effective to alleviate vaginal dryness. Some women report that coconut oil or olive oil may be used as you are using Premarin cream to prevent soreness due to postmenopausal vaginal dryness.
Here is one couple’s experience: “Organic coconut oil makes an outstanding lubricant. Also, my wife used to get yeast infections often, and she has not had one at all since we started using coconut oil.”
Some couples have also found the gel from an aloe vera leaf makes an excellent lubricant. Be sure to test on your forearms first to make sure neither of you is sensitive to it. Aloe vera can cause an itchy contact dermatitis in some people that would be extremely uncomfortable in those private areas.