Bacterial Vagnosis (BV) is the most common vaginal infection in women ages 14- 49, affecting over 21.2 million (29.2%). BV occurs when the normal balance of good bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced with an overgrowth of certain types of harmful bacteria. Sometimes the condition has symptoms like itching, burning, off smelling odor or discharge, but most women (84%) who have BV have no symptoms and do not know it.
When BV goes untreated, the harmful bacteria in the vagina creates a perfect host for more serious STDs and HIV. Women with BV are 60% more susceptible to contracting STDs and three times as likely to transmit them to their partners. BV also creates serious complications for pregnant women and their babies as well as increased rates of infection following surgical procedures.
The cause of BV is not fully understood and many unanswered questions remain about the role of harmful bacteria play in causing BV, but recent research has demonstrated that a single use of heavily concentrated petrochemical lubricants (like KY warming gel) increases the risk of BV by 13x. The burning sensations associated with these lubricants is a result of the genital tissue that is being destroyed by contact with these products.
Good Clean Love lubricants were found to be the safest personal lubricant causing no adverse effects to genital tissue and no risk of BV. Our products are designed to enhance and protect the delicate balance of moisture naturally found in sensitive genital tissue.
All medical claims are substantiated in the following research studies:
SOURCES:PLoS One, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048328; BMC Infect. Dis., DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-10-33; J. Infect. Dis., DOI: 10.1086/511279