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I have not had to use a personal lubricant before, can you give me detailed directions on how do you use your product (how to apply Yes®)

We don’t like this question and have tried not to answer it.  In our experience of other personal lubricants, such directions for use tend to be patronising or pathologising or completely mystifying (why a pea sized amount – is that a big pea or a little one?)  all of which we wanted to avoid.  As we all vary so much, we prefer not to be directive about the application, recommended amounts or positioning of our product.  But that approach was not really helpful so here goes:

Yes water-based is a gel, that becomes less thick – more liquid as it is used.  Rub a little in your fingers and you will see how it liquefies.  For use as a personal lubricant, Yes water-based can be applied before and or during lovemaking.  Privately, before lovemaking, women can put it on, in and around the vulva and vagina, using fingers to insert the lubricant well into the vagina, as well as to the labia.  Applying lubricant during lovemaking can also become part of the intimate experience, enjoyed by both partners.
If you are in any doubt about how much to use, go for more not less, water-based lubricants are not known for lasting a long time (that’s one of the reasons why we make Yes oil-based).  Yes water-based contains no glycerine. Glycerine makes lubricants feel sticky and can dry tissues too.  So using lots of Yes water-based will not leave you feeling sticky.  We lean much closer to the more-than-one broad bean approach than a single petty pois.

When using Yes water-based as a vaginal moisturizer we can be more helpful and specific.  Use about 5ml (a small teaspoon full).  Put it on wherever the dryness occurs and depending on the severity of your dryness you may need to add more in a day or two days.  Yes water-based releases water to dry tissues and will need reapplying when the tissues have used up all the water.  As Yes water-based is also very soothing, it calms sore itching tissues and can be applied several times a day if needed.

Yes oil-based is a thick cream at room temperature and a lovely smooth liquid at body temperature.  Depending on the warmth of your room, you may need to warm it up in your hands first before you apply it.  If it is really cold it can be hard to get out of its bottle. 
All of the above directions for use as a personal lubricant apply to Yes oil-based too.  Although Yes oil-based is not compatible with condoms, all oils (natural or synthetic) seem to dissolve latex.

Whilst Yes oil-based contains no water and so cannot rehydrate / moisturize dry tissues, it is made from skin nourishing butters and oils and is a long-lasting intimate lubricant and a great massage oil.

For all Yes products: Their purity and naturalness means there are no ingredients that have concerns attached to them, they are hypoallergenic and they have no known side effects.  So we advise that you use Yes products liberally for best effect.

 

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