Maternity uncomplicated is truly a magical period. The baby slowly builds its nest while the body of the future mother gradually builds its future life. However, motherhood is far from being a long calm river and for some mothers-to-be, it is sometimes a not very fun yo-yo made of ups and downs, heartaches, thrills and a lot of physical upheavals, emotional, hormonal that we will have to accept and manage as well as possible.

During pregnancy and the breastfeeding period, the future mother's care routine and its rituals in lovemaking (still relevant, it's vital!) wouldn't they be destined to be reviewed in depth and sincerity of the senses for ultimately much better well-being? Throughout this warm and luminous motherhood, the body inevitably changes and personal needs for intimate hygiene change accordingly: it's time to keep an eye on the grain because certain substances used in the composition of certain cosmetic products and lubricants readily available in supermarkets are little or not adapted to your skin which is always a precious treasure to be preserved. The said products of rather mediocre range often do not meet our expectations and can sometimes endanger the health of the future baby.

Expecting a newborn is therefore the perfect opportunity to sort out your cosmetics. We must now redouble our attention and choose clean, positive, effective and studied intimate care for future mothers and nursing mothers. As for tobacco and alcohol, it's clear: we reduce consumption to the bare minimum if we don't say stop altogether. What about cosmetics for pregnant women?  What brand of cosmetics should we choose during pregnancy and breastfeeding? What are potentially harmful cosmetic ingredients? Can we use an intimate lubricant during maternity?  So many questions and questions that deserve reflection and answers.

Let's rethink our self-love routine together with a few precautions to take for a serene and comfortable motherhood. So that the women of today and tomorrow can feel good about their bodies, for a smooth sexual recovery and the pleasure of sex they want, YESforLOV intimate cosmetics are by their side throughout maternity.



Pregnant or postpartum, it is normal to worry about the use of cosmetics and their impact on your health or that of your baby. Pregnancy is a delicate, sometimes complicated period during which it is absolutely necessary to be vigilant about everything that we apply to our skin and mucous membranes.

The scientific community has indeed recognized with great loyalty and discernment that a certain number of harmful substances could clearly harm the child during pregnancy . The body of those who will give birth is doubly more sensitive , more vulnerable and it is therefore the health of their child that is at stake. The baby is directly affected by everything we consume : food, alcohol, tobacco. Pollution is just as negative for your health as well as many other substances contained in cosmetics. Some cosmetics are totally irreproachable in their composition, others however are much less so and largely lead to suspicions and legitimate questions for future mothers. Even today, too many cosmetics contain endocrine disruptors and therefore expose the unborn fetus to unacceptable risks for the health of the baby: this is particularly to be taken into consideration during the first weeks of pregnancy and up to the third month. . A lot of problems, visible to the naked eye, can unfortunately come to start and very seriously tarnish this great happiness of the birth of a newborn: a reduced cranial surface, a birth weight much too low, behavioral disorders , birth defects, etc. Other health problems can occasionally arise later in infancy, such as symptoms and eventual risks of obesity, diabetes or infertility, with the devastating effects that are to be feared.

From the first days following fertilization, major upheavals come to disturb the future mother and in all these physical and psychological changes, there is a component that should not really be neglected. Our skin is attacked in its elasticity as in its texture. It is true that throughout maternity, the skin often becomes more beautiful, but for the less fortunate, it can also be weakened in the face of attacks from the outside. The skin of the new mother can be subject to irritations and allergies that are very unpleasant to live with, as a bonus, red patches and a hormonal acne outbreak that can trigger a lot of discomfort on a daily basis. It's time to break this routine that all too often closes the door to our natural sensuality. For this, it is up to us to innovate in this area and to grant ourselves a new eroticism . It is up to us to invent sensual and erotic rituals in our intimate relationships and to accept these changes in our bodies. It's up to us to take care of our body and baby until the end of our intimacy.

If there is the slightest doubt about the use of our YESforLOV products, we recommend that you never hesitate to ask questions about very specific questions relating to the use of our products during pregnancy and to take the authorized advice of their general practitioner, their gynecologist or their sexologist who will be able to guide them as effectively as possible when they are looking for well-targeted individual solutions. The hormonal system of the human being is complex and weakens in the pregnant woman weakens during the intra-uterine period of the fetus.

Here are our 7 tips to help you think about the use of cosmetics for pregnant or breastfeeding women:

  • Opt for quality cosmetics made up of ingredients devoid of any added chemicals (parabens, phthalates, phenoxyethanol, mineral oils, etc.)
  • Favor short formulas based on ingredients of natural or organic origin.
  • Avoid cosmetics that contain allergen-based fragrances .
  • Avoid leave-on products that can be ingested by the child.
  • Avoid aerosols which can be absorbed by inhalation.
  • Use the products that seem essential to you in moderation, in a subtle way for unavoidable needs or on very special occasions.
  • As a precaution, avoid "hormone-like" essential oils and those that contain ketones . Also avoid salicylic acid , aluminum salts and CBD in your cosmetics.
  • Reminder: If the desire to do good or take care of yourself is heard, the vast majority of cosmetics used strictly according to the recommendations prove to be without danger for your health and that of your baby .

Limiting exposure to products that seem indispensable is a very good thing, while not using them is an unnecessary frustration. What is important is to make the choice of healthy intimate products to use without excess, with caution and accuracy, in moderation and in an intelligent way, in appropriate quantities. The body will know how to give it back and the intimate well-being will only be better.

Sex toys during pregnancy and the postpartum period, some rules of use to know

During pregnancy: Vibrating toys that stimulate the vagina and the G-spot are not recommended, as are clitoral stimulators. It is preferable indeed not to put too much strain on the cervix during this entire period and to avoid vibrations and ultrasounds, the effects of which on the fetus are not well known. Some manufacturers want to be less alarmist about vibrating sex toys, but all agree that rotating vibrators like Rabbit sex toys are too dangerous because they exert significant pressure on the uterus . On the other hand, non-vibrating sex toys such as Geisha balls and the dildo are not contraindicated unless a health professional prohibits it for medical reasons which belong to him.

Postpartum: Professionals most often recommend waiting for the end of lochia (uterine contractions). Among young mothers, pelvic rehabilitation does not necessarily arouse enthusiasm. However, in this delicate period, the use of geisha balls helps to repair the pelvic floor after childbirth. Discover our exercises to perform with geisha balls to strengthen and tone the perineum . It's up to us to lovingly accept this new body, a post-pregnancy body, a new body that starts again with renewed vigor in new love adventures.

The intimate lubricant to fight against vaginal dryness in the postpartum period

In a 2018 study of 832 postpartum women, 43% reported experiencing vaginal dryness 6 months after giving birth . This is not nothing: not far from one in two women. Throughout the duration of pregnancy and breastfeeding, the body undergoes many profound changes and it is no secret to anyone. During pregnancy and postpartum, vaginal or vulvar dryness becomes more common during this long maternity period. This discomfort greatly harms your intimate balance and disrupts your sexuality, but there is nothing abnormal and serious in this purely physical phenomenon. It is a natural upheaval in the body among others and which must be faced with great tenacity.

Vaginal lubrication is closely linked to the level of estrogen hormones subject to many variations during pregnancy , and this until the end of the breastfeeding period. The drop or stoppage of the production of this hormone can therefore cause intimate dryness that is not serious but particularly uncomfortable. If you suffer from vaginal or vulvar dryness , we advise you to use a water-based intimate lubricant that helps relieve pain and discomfort . We understand all the better future mothers who may have apprehensions about the use of intimate cosmetics during pregnancy: there is however no fear to have on this subject. The intimate lubricant has no effect on the health of either the child or the mother. By prudence and precaution, however, we recommend choosing an intimate lubricating gel that is totally respectful of intimacy and for once, it is much more complicated and cosmetics of irreproachable quality are clearly becoming rarer on the market.

At YESforLOV, we recommend Natural Intimate Lubricant with Organic Seaweed or Natural Intimate Moisturizing Lubricant . These two lubricants dedicated to intimate care have been tested on reconstituted mucous membranes under gynecological supervision . All of their manufacture is done in France from formulas well studied in the laboratory which automatically exclude all kinds of ingredients giving rise to controversy such as paraben, allergen, phenoxyethanol, mineral oil. It is a given that our intimate gels offer the most demanding mothers unparalleled, long-lasting lubrication without any sticky effect .



In the spotlight, a non-exhaustive list of cosmetic ingredients to exclude. On a daily basis in our life as future mothers, the choice of ingredients used in the composition of our cosmetics deserves special attention. A cosmetic used with moderation , it is our leitmotif, our driver in love and an enlightened guide to follow to go after the most beautiful erotic dreams, devastating desires and wildest fantasies. No study points to any danger of using cosmetics during pregnancy and breastfeeding . In this happy Curian approach of holistic, minimalist, rural beauty and in this ever-renewed search to fully experience intimate pleasures that are totally healthy and truly safe for the health of mother and baby, the time has come to discover together the main ingredients to avoid in your lubricants and intimate care products.

Endocrine disruptors, risky substances

If we refer to the definitions of the WHO (World Health Organization), endocrine disruptors are chemical substances present in a large number of cosmetic lubricants for intimate hygiene . Daily and long-term exposure to your skin or mucous membranes could disrupt the endocrine system . There are several categories of endocrine disruptors.

Parabens are designated by means of different suffixes such as prothyl-paraben, propyl-paraben, butyl-paraben or hidden involuntarily under a code name E216 for example. All YESforLOV products are paraben-free. It is important to remember that it is the recurrent exposure of the product on the skin that creates a real danger .
Phthalates are very present in plastics and are used in the manufacture of sex toys. They are considered dangerous because they can trigger damaging damage in the sexuality of your male partner and negatively influence precocious puberty in women . These products are known to be toxic to reproduction .   At YESforLOV, our intimate toys and pleasure cosmetics are made without phthalates .

Phenoxyethanol: To date, phenoxyethanol is not officially classified as an endocrine disruptor but it is strongly recommended to avoid it in your pregnancy cream as well as in baby products . In addition to being allergenic , it would present carcinogenic risks , infertility for the man and toxicity for the fetus (harmful for the blood and the liver of the baby). The ANSM recommends a dosage of 0.4% in cosmetic products intended for children under 3 years of age . The maximum concentration of phenoxyethanol could remain at 1% in adults. At YESforLOV, only 3 products contain phenoxyethanol: the apricot peach gourmet lubricant (0.88%) , the green tea pineapple gourmet lubricant (0.89%) and the intimate mist with an intoxicating scent (0.94%) which all respect all three the recommended dosage.

And the others ? We could cite triclosan , which interferes with estrogen, but also BHA, BHT, benzophenone, 4-methylbenzylidene camphor, butylphenyl methylpropional and many others. At YESforLOV, all these ingredients are banned , except for BHT present in many perfumed solutions but in really minimal proportions. Products containing BHT are: maddening massage oil (0.04%) , the Réjouissance Femme perfume and the Réjouissance Homme perfume . The professionals of our formulas are unanimous: there is no doubt that our products are irreproachable and healthy for your skin . No fear on the legal level, no complaint to consider on the legal level.

Allergens: if you can do without them, so much the better

What says "perfume" often says "allergen" because these molecules are naturally present and form the very basis of all these olfactory signatures. There are currently a large number of allergens: there are more than 82 allergenic substances present in perfume-based solutions . Allergens are known to be potentially sensitizing and can cause allergic reactions in people who are too sensitive to them. To date, the dosage is limited and varies according to the type of product and 26 of these substances are recognized as allergenic. Under multiple denominations, whether Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Farnesol or even Geraniol, allergens during pregnancy and breastfeeding is a cautious "no" for pregnant women and a categorical "NO" for breastfeeding women or non-breastfeeding but in direct contact with the baby . These so-called allergens are likely to be ingested involuntarily by the baby during breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact with his mother. All YESforLOV products containing Perfume/Fragrance contain parabens except our intoxicating massage candle and our intimate vulva serum . As you have understood, for women who are breastfeeding, we recommend avoiding all perfumed creams, body perfumes and perfumed massage oils , which could prove to be at risk in the event of oral contact with the baby.

Mineral oils, compatible with motherhood?

At YESforLOV, we categorically refuse the use of mineral oils derived from petrochemicals and, as far as possible, the use of petroleum-derived ingredients in the formulation of our intimate cosmetics and lubricants. We favor those that nature has the goodness to offer us. On the other hand, under normal conditions of use, it is quite possible to use mineral oils such as petroleum jelly during your pregnancy. In case of breastfeeding, it is not because it is not recommended to apply it on the chest. Mineral oils are very polluting and are, like silicones, non-biodegradable . They really have no interest in traditional cosmetics. In our modern world which mixes eroticism, romanticism, our sexuality and our sensuality are boundless: it is true that petroleum jelly has great moisturizing and lubricating power. It avoids drying out, softens the intimate mucous membranes and can be used as an intimate lubricant for sex in the hydration of the intimate mucous membranes in the event of vaginal dryness or anal intercourse. On the other hand, it is important not to use petroleum jelly on a condom because the latter is a fatty substance which in this case becomes too porous to remain impermeable to microbes and fulfill its role as a protective barrier against unwelcome sperm. .

Essential oils during maternity: we talk about it because it relieves

Even if essential oils are intended to be natural and extremely effective in countering many inconveniences, essential oils can prove to be dangerous during certain periods of life, and in particular during pregnancy. Admittedly, the risk is purely theoretical and this is an excess of precaution, however the majority of neurotoxic essential oils are strictly prohibited during the first three months of pregnancy . The reason is very simple: they potentially risk passing into the body through the placenta and therefore represent a certain danger for the developing fetus. The same caution should be observed if you have decided to breastfeed your baby because essential oils pass into breast milk . All essential oils that contain ketones are prohibited for pregnant women . In addition, essential oils also have an influence on the hormonal system (so-called hormone-like). As you have understood, YESforLOV says absolutely NO to essential oils for the first three months. Beyond the fourth month of pregnancy, it is much more flexible and you can use a limited number of these essential oils such as chamomile , ginger , lavender in small quantities and for topical use only. Some of them will remain totally prohibited throughout pregnancy: peppermint or sage, which are however found in our orgasmic gels . In the end, a good thirty essential oils are authorized to accompany the future mother in her maternity.



CBD, an effective remedy

Wouldn't CBD be a formidable friendly weapon in intimate lifestyle care and a precious and discreet ally for a happy motherhood? Cannabidiol and our CBD concentrate appear to be beneficial in relieving nausea, heavy legs, headaches and pain related to uterine contractions.

Can CBD be used safely during pregnancy? Very good question but there is currently no answer to the height of the stakes. No luminary wants to decide to date, not having enough perspective to decide on the spot. Scientific research is too thin on this public health problem and even if, a priori , we personally do not see any major contraindication to pregnant women using it , we do not have at all the scientific perspective necessary to provide formal proof. Competence in this matter remains in the domain of scientists and doctors. Our best advice is therefore to respect the recommendations of the FDA , which has published a warning against the consumption of products containing Cannabidiol (CBD) by pregnant or breastfeeding women . This warning applies especially to women who are pregnant. To be more complete, remember that a minority of women affected by this CBD problem confirm that they have consumed Cannabidiol and have not felt any negative effects on their health, that of their child or their future child. It would perhaps be more prudent not to rely too much on these specific statements in order to avoid possible delayed perinatal effects which are particularly undesirable.

Which intimate ritual to choose for the sexuality of a young and future mother?

During pregnancy, most couples see their sexuality a little turned upside down. Between the baby's arrival with a bang, an understandable fatigue, a new body to discover and accept, wouldn't the tendency be to disengagement if not to abandon and forget about sexuality? At YESforLOV, we have decided to create a "special postpartum" box for them to reawaken self-love, gradually bring a new approach to sexuality, and facilitate the taming of this new body, with a rigorous selection of healthy erotic products that respect your privacy. The products contained in this box for mothers can also be purchased separately. They were selected at the express request of women who are already mothers and pregnant women in accordance with their requirements.

Pleasure and intimate well-being cosmetics are not incompatible during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Today, it's a "yes" for safe motherhood and the icing on the cake, all in an atmosphere of sex and   sensuality made of softness and complicity in the exchange.  

In this magical period which is intended to be a great celebration of love, it is up to you alone to choose the cosmetics you wish to use. YESforLOV is there of course to support you and offer you the solutions that will be within your reach and at your convenience.