Eugene, ORE– Good Clean Love organic lubricants have just been approved for distribution by the HIV Alliance following a test of the product’s molarity, which essentially determines the concentration of a solute in a solution.
A recent study discovered that six of the most widely used lubricants actually increase the risk of tears in the rectal and vaginal tissue, which in turn enhances the risk of contracting common sexually transmitted infections, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV. The study performed by the University of Pittsburgh states the reasoning behind this claim, as presented at the 2010 Microbicides Conference by Charlene Duzzetti, PhD:
“What we saw was the gels that were hyperosmolar [the aqueous-based Astroglide, Elbow Grease, ID Glide, and K-Y Jelly] were actually damaging the epithelium of the rectal and cervical tissue.”
Duzzetti recommends any lubricants that are isosmolar or isotonic.
When tested by the lab, Good Clean Love’s lubricant was found to have a molarity rating of 262, which draws quite near the human molarity rating of 280. The lubricant was thus proclaimed isosmolar, which means it would reduce the risk of tissue tearing, thus limiting contraction of STIs. Isosmolar lubricants are condom-compatible.
The HIV Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting those living with HIV and AIDS, as well as preventing future outbreaks amongst high-risk populations. The organization provides health and life support resources for HIV survivors and their families.
Good Clean Love is a sexual health company dedicated to increasing the quantity and quality of loving relationships in the world. Since 2003, Good Clean Love has been producing the finest all-natural, organic intimacy products with no petrochemicals or parabens.
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