Frequently Asked Questions

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†.

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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.

4. 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.