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Lubes To Use If You Need A Little Assistance In The Bedroom

Posted By Negesti Kaudo  

Ain't no shame in dabbling on a little lubricant before or during sex, so here are some options that people lube — I mean love...

But to be honest, there are a lot of reasons someone might use lube: allergies, anal sex, sensitive skin, vaginal dryness, hormone imbalances, extra lubrication, or even to help alleviate pain related to sex.

Real talk, the anus is not a naturally lubricating orifice, so most of the time if you want something to go inside of it, assistance will be required.

And unfortunately, vaginal dryness is a thing, whether or not you or your partner have experienced it and there all sorts of reasons it may occur: perimenopausegenital arousal disorder, menopausepregnancy, or sexual dysfunctions related to hormonal, psychological or social issues in your life.

It's even possible that you or your partner may even associate or experience pain with sex 😟... but your sexcapades should be pleasurable for all parties involved, and sometimes lube can be part of the solution (even if it isn't entirely).

Water based lubricant: The main ingredient in these lubricants is water, making it (typically) great for users with sensitive skin and easy to clean up. The goal here is to provide moisture that mimics natural lubrication and because it's water-based, this means it's compatible with condoms and silicone toys. The only downside is that these lubes tend to dry quickly or get tacky, often requiring reapplication.

Silicone based lubricant: These lubes have a silky feeling and are typically hypoallergenic. Silicone molecules are too big to absorb in the skin, meaning the slippery feeling lasts longer without reapplication. Also, silicone is hydrophobic, so this lube is water-friendly and great for shower play! Silicone lubes are especially great for latex condoms and anal sex since the booty is not a naturally-lubricating body part, and thus, requires a drop of assistance. Just don't use silicone lubes with silicone toys or you will, quite literally, destroy them.

Oil based lubricant: These lubes are easy-to-find (I'm sure you have olive or coconut oil in your kitchen) and great for massages, masturbation, and any other external play you have in mind.