Frequently Asked Questions

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K-Y® Brand is the most trusted brand of personal lubricants. Read our Frequently Asked Questions to understand why K-Y® brand is the best-selling personal lubricant brand and #1 doctor recommended brand.

When and why was K-Y® Brand lubricant created?

The K-Y® Brand has been around for nearly 100 years. It was first introduced as a Jelly personal lubricant in 1917. Today, K-Y® Brand is the best selling personal lubricant brand in Canada. The extended K-Y® Brand line of personal lubricants was created to provide safe and natural feeling products to enhance intimate relationships by helping make sex comfortable and fun.

Source: AC Nielsen MarketTrack data 2012

Is K-Y® Jelly personal lubricant safe for daily use?

Not only is K-Y® Jelly safe for daily use, this natural-feeling lubricant is also recommended by gynecologists, alcohol-free and fragrance-free. K-Y® Brand is the #1 Doctor Recommended brand.

in USA

What is the difference between a personal lubricant and vaginal moisturizer?

Many couples enjoy using a personal lubricant during intimate activities to enhance their intimacy. A personal lubricant can help relieve friction and discomfort associated with intimate activity and condom use. While personal lubricants can help make sex more comfortable for those experiencing vaginal dryness, those that experience vaginal dryness on an ongoing basis may prefer to use K-Y® SILK-E® Vaginal Moisturizer and Personal Lubricant, which is specially designed to help relieve general vaginal dryness associated with menopause, childbirth, breastfeeding or use of certain medications.

Are K-Y® Brand personal lubricants safe to use with a latex condom?

Absolutely. All K-Y® Brand personal lubricants are tested and are compatible with latex condoms.

What is K-Y® INTENSE® Arousal Gel for Her?

K-Y® INTENSE® Arousal Gel for Her might just be your ticket to an amazing sexual experience. It is a uniquely formulated arousal gel that has women saying, "it makes sex more satisfying". 75% of women who used K-Y® INTENSE® Arousal Gel for Her experienced feelings of heightened arousal, sexual pleasure and intensity where it counts most. Of these women, 90% reported that K-Y® INTENSE® Arousal Gel for Her improved their overall intimate experience with their partner.

K-Y® INTENSE® IHUT and Volumetrics Test, USA, March 2008

What is the meaning behind the brand name "K-Y®"?

The origins of the brand name "K-Y®" are unknown. Two popular myths are that (1) it was created in Kentucky and (2) the letters represent the key ingredients used to make the lubricant. Although we can confirm that neither of these myths are true, the origin/meaning of the name continues to remain somewhat of a mystery.

in USA
Source: AC Nielsen MarketTrack data 2012