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Compelling Scientific Study on Lubricant Safety shows Good Clean Love at Top of Market
EUGENE, Oregon. February 26, 2013 (electronic release) – In an independent study published last year, Good Clean Love was found to be one of the safest personal lubricants on the market. 
“We have always strived to produce the most healing lubricant formulations for the most sensitive tissues in the body as part of our core mission at Good Clean Love because we believe that healthy intimacy is foundational to our well being and the glue for lasting relationships.” says company founder Wendy Strgar. “We have been educating people about the dangers of the petrochemical based products for a long time, this new scientific research demonstrates just how dangerous these widely used products can be.”
To understand why some personal lubricants can be safer than others, you have to understand the science of osmolality, which is how scientists describe the concentration of ingredients in a fluid.
The cells in your body are basically liquid-filled bags, and your body is good at keeping the osmolality of them stable, so when you put something reactive on your skin, your body tries to stabilize your cells against it. Instead of raising the concentration inside of the cells, your body releases fluids from them to dilute and wash off the foreign agent. When this happens, cells shrink and shrivel, which makes them more susceptible to damage. 
For fluids with a small difference in osmolality, there is a small change in fluids from the cells, but with those that are ten or even thirty times more concentrated, as can be found in many personal lubricants, cells can shrivel like raisins or even fall off completely. 
Even with a condom, STDs can still be spread. Condoms are only effective as a barrier to keep infections from spreading through direct contact, but there are multiple STDs that can be spread through sexual contact that is not covered by a condom.  Genital herpes, HPV and syphilis can all be transmitted without ejaculation, and their infections can live in cells at the base of the penis or thighs, areas that a condom can’t cover. Raw, damaged vaginal or rectal tissues, like those caused by the use of personal lubricants with artificial chemicals and additives, can provide a perfect transmission route for STDs.
In one study published in 2010 involving rodents, scientists at Johns Hopkins found a tenfold increase in herpes transmission when K-Y Warming Jelly was used when compared to rats where it was not used.  In another study published in 2012, recipients of anal intercourse who consistently used lubricant were found to have a higher occurrence of STDs than those who did not consistently use lubricant. 
Good Clean Love was shown to have “minimal impact” on the human body and “did not show loss of viability or epithelium,” which is the tissue that lines the vagina and rectum.  Good Clean Love has an osmolality almost identical to that of fluids in the human body. With only natural and organic ingredients, Good Clean love does not contain propolyene glycol, parabens or glycerin. 
About Good Clean Love
Always 100% cruelty free and recommended by healthcare professionals and sex therapists nationwide, Good Clean Love provides products that build lasting relationships, explore intimate connections and bring the fun back into love.
A woman-owned company headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, Good Clean Love is an approved Coop America Green Company and strives to reduce it’s impact while providing the highest quality ingredients and recyclable packaging materials available. All Good Clean Love products are manufactured in the USA and can be found in fine retailers like Fred Meyer, many natural food stores and pharmacies, including Whole Foods and Pharmaca, as well as many spas, gift shops and physicians offices.