Published October 2018
YES VM Wins Best Menopause Product in The Spotlight Awards 2018
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that YES VM has been voted as the Community Choice Best Menopause Product 2018 by Live Better With Menopause! The final results were based upon the number of nominations from both the Live Better With Menopause Community, and the general public. So thank you to everyone that nominated YES, we wouldn’t be typing up this acceptance speech without you!
What Is Live Better With Menopause?
Live Better With Menopause is an online support community set up by women for women, to openly communicate and discuss their menopausal symptoms and experiences. With over 4,000 active members, the group is extremely beneficial for individuals seeking advice and relief from strenuous menopausal symptoms. Moreover, in a time where the term menopause is still considered taboo by a vast proportion of society, it is groups like LBWM that help to de-stigmatise subjects that would often be avoided and rarely discussed out of embarrassment.
However, Live Better With Menopause is far more than just a Facebook group; available on their website is the option to ‘Shop By Need’, a super feature that enables women to locate a specific product based upon a particular menopausal symptom. So, whether you’re struggling with hot flushes or brittle hair and nails, LBWM has you covered! Be sure to check out the Vaginal Dryness & Low Libido page where YES is featured!
YES and the Menopause
One of the most common, yet unspoken symptoms of the menopause is vaginal dryness. As the natural production of estrogen slows down during menopause, the same happens to the mucus producing cells that help to maintain the elasticity of the vagina. Consequently, the vaginal lining and tissues become both thinner and drier which can cause daily discomfort and make intercourse painful for many women.
YES VM is a clear and natural iso-osmotic vaginal moisturising gel. Formulated from food grade plant extracts and certified organic by The Soil Association, YES products are designed to be hypoallergenic and free from concerning chemicals. Some products can actually cause irritation which can be down to the pH of the formulation. YES VM is pH matched to the vaginal environment and hydrates intimate tissues, providing natural relief from unpleasant menopausal side-effects such as vaginal dryness and atrophy. YES VM is compatible with natural rubber latex and polyisoprene condoms.
If you are experiencing painful or uncomfortable sex a result of the menopause, we recommend you try using the YES WB water-based lubricant or the YES OB plant-oil based lubricant. For maximum slipperiness to facilitate penetration, apply both simultaneously (YES WB on top of YES OB) – we call this the double glide effect!
As well as our range of lubricants and moisturisers, we offer our carefully formulated intimate wash, YES CLEANSE, which is specifically designed to protect the delicate vaginal ecology. Our cleansing wash is perfect to use during even the most sensitive periods of the menopause.
YES VM is available on NHS prescription alongside YES water-based, the NHS variant of our YES WB vaginal lubricants. YES VM, YES WB and YES OB is available in a tube or packs of 5ml pre-filled applicators.