Sex is a thing that’s as old as time (quite literally) and it’s one of the only things that remains steadfastly the same. We know that our ancient ancestors had sex, we know that cave people had sex, because they drew about it on the cave walls, an early form of pornography. Pornography is a hotly debated topic, on the one hand it’s been around forever, people have always enjoyed watching other people get sexual pleasure. It appeals to the voyeur in us. And alongside sex and pornography we can see the slow evolution of the condom. It’s a simple concept, when men ejaculate inside a woman, it causes pregnancy and spreads venereal disease. So, what do you do if you don’t want either of these things to happen? You wrap something around the head of the penis so the ejaculate gets absorbed elsewhere. The earliest condoms wouldn’t pass muster today, but full marks for early innovation of contraception.
Despite its prevalence in society, the intimate details of sex remained something that wasn’t really talked about for a long time. And people were even less likely to discuss the topic of extra lubrication during intercourse, even though it’s a completely natural thing. Vaginal dryness is caused by a couple of things (mainly hormones) so extra lube during sex has definitely had its place for eons. Now onto this specific product, this very well-known product. Johnson & Johnson cornered the more sophisticated end of the lube market back at the beginning of the 20th century and the KY Jelly that we know and love was created back in 1917. Since then it has gone on to enjoy worldwide popularity, even though there are products out there that promise all kinds of extra sensations, sometimes just straightforward is best and that’s what KY Jelly offers. It’s long been associated with providing extra lubrication during sex and it’s still a top choice today, despite the competition. So how has it remained so popular, you might ask? Through staying true to its roots and doing what it says on the tin.
Why is it the number one selling personal lube?
Because sometimes the simple things are best.
KY Jelly has always been particularly associated with anal sex, so definitely order online if you’re planning some anal fun. Because the anus doesn’t produce natural lubrication, it needs a helping hand to avoid any pain or discomfort, which is why it has its users reaching for the bedside drawer before the fun starts. But it doesn’t have to be used only for sex, it’s a multi-purpose lube that’s safe to use with or without a condom, with vibrators and other rubber sex toys. Which is one reason why it’s such a good investment, you won’t need multiple products to join you on your quest for smooth, sensual, sexual pleasure. It doesn’t have any hidden elements that might cause skin irritation, no alcohol or perfumes added, or spermicide, it really is just an all-round great product for extra lubrication.
Is it messy to use?
Absolutely not. Some lubricants can leave a sticky mess all over you and the bedsheets, but this definitely isn’t the case with KYJ. It’s non-sticky, non-greasy and water soluble, which means that a quick run through the washing machine will leave your sheets as good as new – and ready for the next time!
Even though KYJ is over a hundred years old, it’s still a number one choice today, which just shows how well the brand has endured – which it wouldn’t if what they were making wasn’t good enough. It’s even recommended by gynaecologists, what better endorsement can you get than that? And it’s not easy to make a success out of something which has so many competitors, a lot being new to the market, some of which have been designed to give extra sensations. But like we keep saying, this is a simple product that is 100% effective against dryness during sex. Because, let’s face it, vaginal or anal dryness has the potential to be seriously uncomfortable and there’s no bigger turn-off than that. You can apply it before or during sex, depending on how much you need/want. There’s certainly a solid customer base that has been built up and something like that is very valuable – so we know that KY Jelly has to stay top quality to keep its place as the forerunner in personal lubricants.