Does anyone have any suggested alternatives to KY Jelly. I have tried several genric brands along with the liquid and all leave a burning sensation. Unfortunately, I am not too sure what ingriedent causes this burning sensation. Perhaps I have developed an allergy to the product.
All water based lubes are very similar. My wife doesn't like any of them because of the burning sensation she frequently gets. It's not an allergy, since it's immediate, and there's no "reaction" afterwards. I suspect that not having enough of your own lube can be a factor in this.
What you should look into is silicone based lubes such as Wet Platinum or ID Millenium. They are hard to find in stores, but can be found online easily. They are a little more expensive, but you don't need very much and they last much longer. Despite the mantra "only use water based lubes," these are perfectly safe for use with condoms. The only thing you shouldn't use them with is Silicone toys.
My fiance and I have tried different lubes, and I have to say that Astroglide is the best. I tried the ky liquid... it's okay... the ky silke caused a horrible allergic reaction... so I definitely can relate. Nonetheless, if Astroglide doesn't work for you, you might try going to a tasteful adult store. It can be embarrassing, but they can be really helpful sometimes.