Lying about Lube
I know you’re probably getting sick of me picking apart Gwyneth Paltrow’s site, Goop, but I just have to do it again. I was reading some information today about lubricants and that led me back to Gwyneth and her terrible page on the topic. Lubes are something that people get very confused about because there’s a lot of really bad information floating around out there. I thought it was important to clarify some of the things on this page, which is, sadly, filled with lies. It’s a question and answer with Dr. Maggie Ney who is not a medical doctor but rather a naturopathic doctor. She claims to be an expert in hormones but she sure doesn’t know anything about lube. Here’s are the blatant lies in this piece.
Lie #1 – The FDA does not regulate what goes into lubes
Another Page from the book of 'What Were They Thinking?'
I ran across two very odd products last week. The first is just a rip off, the second could rip off more than your money.
Astroglide has come out with a conception friendly lubricant. I have no problem with the lube itself. I haven't tried it but I've tried other Astroglide products and they're okay. This one seems like it has very similar ingredients to their other water-based lubes. Astroglide claims, however, that this TTC (trying to conceive) lube has a more alkaline ph which does not interfere with sperm survival and motility and that the consistency of the lube enhances the movement of sperm. That could very well be true.