We want you to feel secure that with Yes you will be using a safe, natural and high performing product. We are delighted in all our customer feedback and mentions in the media, and now our reputation has extended into the professional and medical markets. Below are a selection of quotes from healthcare professionals who are as confident in our products as we (and our customers!) are:
What the Experts are Saying:
Dr David Nunns MD MRCOG – Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist at Nottingham City Hospital, Chairman of the Vulval Pain Society and council member of the British Society for the Study of Vulval Disease. (BSSVD)
"I frequently tell my patients to use lubrication during intercourse, and it is important to be wary of over the counter lubricants which can contain synthetic chemicals, capable of causing irritation and inflammation. I recommend YES certified organic dual purpose moisturiser and lubricant as it is guaranteed free from all synthetic chemicals and all known skin irritants. I find it helps most women either post –surgery or those with a painful sex condition such as vulvodynia. YES can provide a pure and simple solution to symptoms, and is often as effective as the medical interventions".
Mr Nick Panay BSc MBBS MRCOG MFSRH – Director of the West London Menopause and PMS Centre, and Chairman of the British Menopause Society.
"In my capacity as a Consultant Gynaecologist with a special interest in premature menopause, I see many women suffering from menopausal vaginal atrophy, whose symptoms can be significantly eased through the use of an appropriate vaginal moisturiser / lubricant.
Based on my professional experience of such products, and the feedback from my patients I can say without hesitation that the Yes range proves to be the one of the most successful in combating the discomfort of dryness. I have confidence that its natural formulation affords effective re-moisturisation, while treating sensitive tissues with great gentleness."
Emma Azeem – Gynaecology Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist
"In my role as a Gynaecology Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist working with women who are recovering from gynaecological cancers, I am glad to be able to recommend Yes intimate moisturisers and lubricants, confident that they offer my patients a safe and guaranteed pure solution to vaginal and vulval dryness and soreness. It is nice to be able to offer a lubricant that is reassuringly free of all skin irritants and hormone disruptors".
Anne Brember, Senior Breast Care Nurse at the Basingstoke and North Hants Hospital.
I find that Yes organic products, are welcomed by my patients as a solution to the distressing symptoms of vaginal and vulval dryness and soreness which often result from their cancer treatment. These women find that the pure and natural lubricants and moisturisers which are gentle on traumatised tissues can provide much needed relief and make them feel more comfortable and feminine again.
Dr Elizabeth Venner – Vulval Dermatologist BSc Hons, MBBS, MRCP (UK) Associate Specialist Dermatology and GUM Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro Lead Clinician Vulval and Genital Dermatology Service BSSVD Member
"I work as a Vulval Dermatologist and women with genital skin conditions often find sex, and the friction of sex, can make their skin conditions worse. As a consequence of this I always recommend using a lubricant, and I have found that those women who have used Yes report that it is by far the best lube they have tried, both in terms of lubrication and it's lack of irritancy."
Paula Chaplin – Specialist Practice Nurse to Dr Jill Pritchard, Genito-urinary consultant at Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust, Surrey.
"I work in the Blanche Heriot Unit as a specialist Nurse seeing patients with vulval pain and discomfort. I have found having 'Yes' samples to give to my patients a real benefit. My patients are not at all afraid or apprehensive about using these products because they have no additives or chemicals which may cause further skin irritation. The benefits my patients have found include not just the lubrication side but also for 'putting moisture back down there'. Lots of patients find the double glide method eg. 'Yes' oil first and then water-based 'Yes' very effective for increasing comfort during and after intercourse. Keep up the good work. Yes is a great product. Many thanks."
Fabia Brackenbury – Founder of the Vulval Health Awareness Campaign and of the National Lichen Sclerosis Support Group
"I am often asked which lubricant I like to use. In my work for VHAC and in my private life, I have tried the full range of lubricants available today and I find my favourite is YES. YES oil based is excellent for daily use to prevent dryness, even if intercourse is not taking place and YES water based is best used with condoms and before and during intercourse. Having a vulval skin condition often means seeking out a gentle product without harmful additives that may irritate. I find the gentle organic formula of YES is ideal for my vulval skin."
Ruth Hallam-Jones – Sex and relationship therapist
"Yes lubricants are a real asset and resource for all women, those with dryness issues will find it may solve problems and other women will have less chance of developing problems. It is of use with women with vaginismus, women who experience pain during penetrative sex and women who find it difficult to be orgasmic. This is all thanks to what I call Yes's 'maximum glideability."
David Edwards, MBBS, MSc DRCOG, GP. Specialist in male and female Sexual Dysfunction,
A product that in my clinical experience, is useful both as a lubricant and moisturiser is
Yes Organic Lubricant. It comes in two forms, an oil-based, thicker preparation (containing Cocoa Butter and Shea Butter together) and a water-based product (with Aloe Vera and three plant gums). Both are certified by the Soil Association as being organic. I often advise patients to use a thin 'basecoat' of the oil-based preparation followed by a 'topcoat' of the water-based product - what Ruth Hallam-Jones neatly termed the 'double glide technique' for treating Vaginismus.(from BJSM 2010 Vol 33 article on 'Current management options for women with HSDD')
Trudy Hannington – Psychosexual and relationship therapist, The Leger Clinic, Doncaster
I have given over 100 women samples of the YES lubricant and out of all the lubricants I have been able to give patients in my clinic Yes is by far the best. The feedback has been incredible and the majority have since purchased the full size product from your website. I do hope it will soon become available on prescription. The feedback I have had has included "it feels lovely on my skin, no irritation or side effects".". Sex is so much more comfortable and it stays on for a long time without becoming sticky!"
When working with women with Vaginismus and Dyspareunia I recommend they first apply the oil based lubricant, followed by the water based lubricant which makes the vagina really well lubricated and stays like that for a very long time. Women often find it difficult to relax when they constantly anticipate that sexual activity is going to be painful but have reported that they don't feel this at all after only using the product a couple of times. I would definitely recommend both the oil and water based lubricant. It feels great on both males and females and patients also report that it doesn't feel like a medical product they are having to use, but that they have enjoyed the feel of it so much that they see it as part of the fun and enjoyment of their sexual activity.
Janey Lee Grace – Broadcaster, ethical guru and author of Imperfectly Natural Woman www.imperfectlynatural.com
"At last! A natural alternative to petro-chemicals which we definitely don't need in that very sensitive spot!"
Carol Daniels – Sex and relationship therapist
"Lubrication is a very important part of the physical arousal process and often women will need additional lubrication to help them enjoy stimulation of the vulval area, including the clitoris and vagina. Having tested all the lubrication available on the market, YES has, in my opinion, proved to be the best in terms of viscosity and maintaining moistness whilst not causing any irritation whatsoever. I recommend it to all my clients and also to the medical students I teach so that they in turn can recommend it to their future patients."
Emily Dubberley – Sexpert and author
"Yes feels really natural, which is great because, let's face it, who wants sex to be fake? I'm always recommending it to friends, both male and female, who are suffering after a really long session and need something soothing to ease that oh-so-familiar ache. The aloe vera in Yes makes it really soothing. And it's good from an eco point of view as it's organic."
Rachel Foux – Women's health and holistic healing, qualified maternity and fertility therapist, psychosexual therapist
"Yes, is an invaluable resource for all pregnant and postnatal couples as it brings natural relief from vaginal dryness brought on by hormonal fluctuations and increases the potential for sexual arousal during this time of transition. Being completely natural Yes is a perfect addition to a healthy pregnancy. I recommend it to all mums as their choice lubricant for genital massage. Not only does it feel good, it also brings guilt free pleasure as there are no extra chemicals going into your baby."