Tuesday, August 15, 2006

How Was "K-Y Jelly" Named?

From Wikipedia:

K-Y Jelly is a water-based, water-soluble personal lubricant produced by Johnson & Johnson, containing carboxymethyl cellulose, sodium alginate and EDTA. The initials "K-Y" are not known to represent any words, but are retained for their brand-identity.

Created in 1917 and then named Jelly Personal Lubricant, the jelly's popularity began with medical use, where it was often chosen by doctors because of its natural base. In contrast with petroleum-based lubricants, K-Y is generally biologically inert, and contains no colour or perfume additives. The lubricant has proved extremely popular as it does not stain and is easily cleaned up.
K-Y Jelly is now more widely used as a sexual lubricant. It does not react with latex condoms or silicone-based sex toys.

UPDATE: This article was mentioned at the History News Network. Thanks!

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posted by Staff @ 4:24 PM