Some things about being over 40 are wonderful. More self confidence, self awareness and feeling more settled in life. Other things.. stretch marks, gray hairs and shifting hormones are another story. With shifting hormones ( or medication, or childbirth and breastfeeding) sometimes comes the issues that are best helped with a bit of artificial lubrication. Lucky for us this is any easy fix and dryness should never get in the way of a healthy sexual relationship.
Of course you can find a small selection of lubes at your local drug store and there is nothing wrong with them. Astro Glide is one of the biggest selling lubes on the market and you can even get it at your grocery store in the feminine products aisle! But if you are sensitive to it or just want to know what else is out there you either have to make you way to a local " ladies store" that carries such things or get online and do some searching.
One of the best online sources is Good Vibrations ,but I am also fond of Blowfish for those who are looking for even more product line. Alas, I do not have affiliate status at Blowfish so am much more knowledgeable about the product line at GV but I think you can feel quite comfortable shopping at either one.
When looking for a new lube it can help to know if you are allergic to anything or have trouble with yeast. If you do then look towards those products that are formulated for these issues. One of the best is Sliquid. Silquid is organic, and free of many of the things that can irritate delicate skin. It's fragrance free and priced comparable to other quality lubes. For those who would like to try a couple of different types of glycerin free products then you can't beat the Sugar Free Sampler package since there is no bigger bummer than a cool bottle of lube that is no good for you!
Maybe you are one of the lucky ones with no sensitivity, well then it's a buyer paradise for you! How about picking a beautiful product like Pink. Pink is beautifully packaged and a quality product that looks beautiful enough to sit on your nightstand without making anyone look twice. Pink Lube is a high-grade silicone lube with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera it is Condom safe and easy to wash off, Pink Lube CANNOT be used with silicone toys.
For those looking for a thicker product Sliquid Sassy is the product for you. This thick, long-lasting lube is uniquely blended to emulate your body’s natural lubrication. The water-based gel is perfect for multiple uses and can be “reactivated” with water. It's a great option for people with skin sensitivities, this lube is also scent and flavor free, and boasts no animal testing.
For more help in picking a product of any sexual sort I love the article guide at GV. Fresh, fun and factual ( hey, I made a rhyme!) it's the place to turn when you have questions and you don't know quite where to turn!