What is the difference between a Lubricant and a Vaginal Moisturizer?

In addition to menopause, many women experience vaginal dryness as a symptom of certain medications, diabetes, and cancer treatment, as well as other health reasons. Fortunately, there are options available for providing comfort when it comes to the lack of moisture: vaginal lubricants and vaginal moisturizers.

Whether you are experiencing painful intercourse or continued discomfort and daily dryness, you will want to consider trying either a Lubricant or a Vaginal Moisturizer.

The real difference between a lubricant and a moisturizer is longevity.

Lubricants are used directly before sexual intercourse to coat the genital areas which will ease penetration and alleviate friction. They are meant to enhance intimacy and provide a benefit at the time of use when additional comfort during sex or masturbation is necessary.

Reclaiming Intimacy’s Satin is an Aloe and Silicone based Hybrid Lubricant. Due to its natural ingredients, this products effect is long lasting and waterproof. Reclaiming Intimacy’s Flourish is a Water-Based Lubricant made with all-natural seaweed extracts.

Vaginal Moisturizers are options for women who experience ongoing discomfort due to vaginal dryness. They’re designed to be longer lasting by clinging to the vaginal walls, so they are effective for several days. This is helpful to maintain and restore the water content in the vagina. Generally, moisturizers are applied every 3 days, though can be applied regularly each day depending on personal comfort and need.

Reclaiming Intimacy’s Lustrous is both a Vaginal Moisturizer and an Intimate Lubricant. This product can be applied daily to alleviate dryness and discomfort as well as prior to intercourse, enhancing your intimacy.

Back to blog