Independent research questions ingredients of KY Jelly and other leading brands.


AH!YES® lubricants are different!

Have you ever wondered why facilitating something as wonderfully natural as sex has to involve so many chemicals? Well, now it doesn’t.

AH! YES® lubricants are formulated from plant extracts to give the most natural feeling lubrication possible. Our ingredients’ track records as excellent skin foods and the reassurance of organic certification from the Soil Association (Europe’s leading certification body), ensures you will be able to enjoy our products without having to worry about synthetic additives, chemicals or animal testing.

The following table explains further why we choose to avoid chemicals and additives:


Brand YES® KY Jelly Durex Play Sylk Astroglide Boots Jelly Replens Ingredient concern*
Paraben(s) See GSE Oestrogen mimics, found in breast tumours - avoid if Breast cancer recovery / not wanting HRT / any hormone related concern.
Glycerine Mucosal irritant (dehydrates & irritates mucosa above 20%), at < 5% is Candida nutrient, so may trigger Thrush outbreaks & leaves sticky residue
Glycols Cell wall disrupter, called penetration enhancer as pulls other chemicals thru skin into blood stream.
Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) No proven preservative efficacy: banned in Switzerland in Personal Care products, FDA research shows preservative efficacy due only to these adulterants: Methylparaben, Triclosan and Benzethonium chloride
Mineral oil Called liquid paraffin, petroleum by-product & thought to suffocate skin by coating it.
Certified Organic Some companies label products 'organic' if it only contains 1% organic ingredients regardless of other concerning ingredients. The Soil Association certification guarantees purity and quality of ingredients and ensures strict manufacturing standards.
* Product ingredients taken from Company Websites, FDA 510(k) Summaries & in September 2014


Many women with sensitive skin may experience adverse reactions to the ingredients in glycerin/glycol based lubricants, but can use all AH! YES products with confidence due to their guaranteed pure, natural and gentle ingredients.  

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"Mucous membranes are the moist layer of semi-permeable tissue lining the mouth, nose, eyes, vagina and anus. Because they do not have the protective layer found on the surface of the outer skin, mucous membranes can be damaged, irritated and penetrated by synthetic chemicals much more easily. Rectal and vaginal absorption is, generally speaking, many times greater than oral absorption."

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