Even if you don't think you need it, we dare you to try one of these -approved lubes.
Lubricants are often recommended to women dealing with vaginal dryness, is often brought on by stress, medications, or the drop in estrogen that happens post-childbirth and just before menopause. But even if you don't think you "need" lube, that doesn't mean you you shouldn't try it. You may be surprised at how the extra slipperiness makes you feel even friskier. "Use lube liberally in the vagina, on the vulva and vaginal opening as well as on the penis just prior to intercourse," says Alyssa Dweck, MD, assistant clinical professor OB/GYN at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Turn up the heat with Dr. Dweck's favourite motion lotions in each category.
You want...an all-purpose lube
Try: A water-based lubricant, like Astroglide Personal Lubricant
Water-based motion lubes are cheap, easy to use, and are safe to use with sex toys and condoms. Water-based lubes may not last your entire sex session, so don't be afraid to re-apply midway through.
You want...a lube for sensitive skin
Try: An organic lubricant, like Astroglide Organix Personal Lubricant
Organic lubes are ideal for anyone who has sensitive skin or simply wants to avoid chemicals, says Dr. Dweck. This formula is made with aloe, is paraben-free, and is safe to use with latex condoms and silicone toys.
You want...a long-lasting lube
Try: A silicone-based lube, like Astroglide X Premium Silicone Personal Lubricant
Silicone-based lubricants are thicker than water-based, and provide the silky feeling you crave throughout even marathon romps. And if you want to experiment in the shower or tub, silicone's your best bet, since it won't wash off. The one downside: you can't use silicone-based lubes with silicone sex toys. Silicone-on-silicone causes a reaction that will degrade the device over time.
You want...an all-natural alternative
Try: An organic one, like Astroglide Naturally Derived
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