FAQ - Sylk
If I am allergic to kiwifruit, can I still use SYLK?
The plant extract comes from the kiwifruit-vine gum, not the kiwifruit itself. If you are unsure we suggest you test a small drop on your wrist or inner thigh to make sure you do not have any adverse reactions. Always consult your doctor or healthcare practitioner if you are unsure.
What makes SYLK such a unique lubricant?
SYLK is made from kiwifruit vine gum which gives SYLK its unmatched silky smooth consistency. SYLK is pH balanced to be neutral in the sensitive vaginal environment. SYLK does not contain any petrochemicals, parabens, flavorings or colouring. CLICK HERE to see our full ingredients list
Why are natural ingredients important for intimate care products ?
Our skin is the largest organ in our body and around 60% of what we apply to it gets absorbed into our bloodstream. That is the reason why what we put on our skin is equally important as what we put in our body because they both effect our wellbeing as a whole.
Why is pH balance important?
A healthy vagina has a natural pH, which is somewhat acidic, creating an unfriendly environment for harmful and damaging bacteria. If the pH balance is a disturbed, bacterium can multiply causing infections and irritation.
What are parabens?
Parabens are frequently used chemical preservative found in everyday common products from food to shampoo. They have been used in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries for many years and are considered reasonably safe. Recently research has indicated parabens may disrupt hormones in people and may have other side effects when consumed.
Does SYLK contain parabens?
SYLK does NOT contain parabens.
Is SYLK tested on animals?
SYLK does NOT test its product on animals.

Sex and SYLK

Can I use SYLK when making love?
SYLK is an excellent lubricant to use during sex. It is non-greasy, tasteless (yep, SYLK is edible) and odour free and is super silky smooth.
How will SYLK feel for my male partner?
SYLK actually helps stimulate your body to produce more of your own lubrication and this exciting feel of the velvety silky lubricant, can actually enhance your male partner’s erection and overall experience.
My girlfriend and I like to use sex toys, can we use SYLK?
Because SYLK is water based, you can use it when playing with toys. SYLK will ensure you stay well hydrated which will enhance your intimate experience.
Can I use SYLK when using condoms?
SYLK has been submitted to thorough industry standard product testing and has passed all condom compatibility tests. SYLK is a water based lubricant with no harmful chemicals. It is safe to use with condoms and sex toys. The exquisite feel of SYLK enhances sensitivity, which is especially good when using condoms. As latex sensitivity can be increased with friction, extra lubricant should always be used with condoms. We would recommend that you put a drop of SYLK natural lubricant on the tip of the condom and then massage plenty on the outside areas.
Is SYLK safe to use for anal or oral sex?
Because SYLK contains natural ingredients it is safe to use anally and orally.

Pregnancy and SYLK

I am trying for a baby, can I use SYLK?
Even though SYLK is not harmful, it is not recommended to use ANY lubricants when trying to conceive. In normal healthy conditions, the vagina is slightly acidic, but when we ovulate the pH balance in the vagina changes to around 7. This neutral pH state assists conception. The pH balance of SYLK (like most other lubricants) can affect the movement of sperm, so is best to be avoided during the period of conception.
Can I use SYLK during pregnancy?
We advise that you check with your obstetrician, GP or midwife before using any products whilst pregnant; however we can reassure you that SYLK is safe. SYLK is made from gentle, natural, plant based ingredients free from any harmful chemicals, hormones or parabens. SYLK can be used throughout pregnancy and afterwards to assist lovemaking or just to keep everything more comfortable.
Can I use SYLK if I am breastfeeding?
Yes, however always check with your midwife or GP if you experience any vaginal discomfort after childbirth, but often hormone changes when breastfeeding can cause vaginal dryness. SYLK is perfect for your vagina. SYLK has no harmful ingredients that could harm you or your baby and is safe to use as often as you need while breastfeeding.

SYLK and Your Health

I find smear tests uncomfortable, can I use SYLK?
We recommend you ask your health care provider or GP whether you can bring SYLK with you for them to apply.
Is SYLK suitable to use with tampons?
Yes. SYLK can be used with both applicator and non-applicator tampons to help insertion. You can spread a little on the tampon or inside your vagina, whatever suits you best, and use as often as you need to.
I am on oral HRT, can I use SYLK?
Yes. SYLK is safe to use with oral HRT and internal estrogen.
I have a Mirena coil. Is it safe to use SYLK?
SYLK is safe to use with all types of coils including Mirena.
Does SYLK lubricant contain any hormones such as progesterone or estrogen?
SYLK is a lubricant which is plant and water based. It is free from all synthetic hormones and parabens.
I have finished menopause, is it ok to continue using SYLK?
Vaginal dryness is one symptom that unfortunately does not go away. The good news is that SYLK replaces and replenishes your own lubrication so naturally you won’t know the difference. You can use SYLK every day and as often as you need to.
Where to find SYLK
To find your nearest SYLK stockist Click Here