KY jelly is a water-based, personal lubricant that is usually used as a lubricant for sexual intercourse. Unlike petroleum or oil-based lubricants, it does not react with latex condoms, diaphragms, or sex toys. Sometimes KY Jelly may be used as a substitute for ultrasound gel, to aid insertion of suppositories or tampons, during medical examinations, or for other reasons. KY Jelly is water-soluble and its main lubricating ingredients are glycerol (glycerine) and hydroxyethyl cellulose. Antiseptic and preservative additives include chlorhexidine gluconate, gluconolactone, methylparaben, and sodium hydroxide. Ingredients may vary slightly between the different KY products. KY Jelly does not contain any added colors or perfumes. KY Jelly is non-greasy but may dry out during use. The lubricating effects can be reactivated with the addition of water or saliva.
Dose and administration: Apply when necessary or as directed by your healthcare provider
Caution: KY Jelly will not prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or reduce the risk of pregnancy.