Estring, a vaginal ring, is one method for delivering localized hormones—in this case estradiol. The ring itself includes silicone polymers, so I recommend to my patients that they use a water-based or hybrid lubricant. Among water-based lubricants, Yes and Almost Naked are often ordered.
Silicone-based lubricants aren't recommended for use with products made from
silicone—like the Estring and some vibrators or other sex toys—because the formula may cause disintegration of the surface.
Dr. Barb DePree, M.D., has been a gynecologist and women’s health provider for almost 30 years and a menopause care specialist for the past ten.