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How lube can be the secret sauce you need to spice up your sex life
Is sexy time getting a little too bland? This might just be the key ingredient you’re missing out on.
Feeling not quite wet enough between your legs? Or just trying out a new sex toy in general? Whatever it is, lube can very well be the way to make sex more pleasurable for you.
But what do we mean by lubricant in the first place?
The personal lubricant (lube) is specially designed for use during sexual activities to reduce friction between genitals or ease penetration by sex toys.
Not the foul, greasy stuff at the back of the garage. This one makes sexual motions go so much smoother for you, thanks to the added moisture.
Doesn’t the vagina produce its own lubrication? Here’s the rub: Nature’s way isn’t always enough. Vaginal dryness can be caused by stress, pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause, or medicines for more than 30% of women.
Yet you don’t even have to be in this position to get lube! Using a sex toy should be enough reason for you to have some. After all, it’s always empowering for women to get less friction and more action.
Interested to learn more about the types of lube to improve your sexual health and well-being? NOTI is serving up the facts of this secret sauce just for you.
All about that base
Here are the most notable lubricant types you need to know before hitting the home run:
Pros: Affordable; easy to rinse; absorbs into the body; compatible with all condoms and toys.
Cons: Need to reapply often; not for shower sex; dries up easily; can get sticky.
Pros: Lasts longer; thicker and slicker texture; for shower and anal sex.
Cons: More expensive; needs to be washed off; destroys silicone-based toys.
Pros: For solo, unprotected, and shower sex; can massage sore muscles.
Cons: Breaks down latex condoms and sex toys; stains fabric.
Pros: Organic base; paraben-free; safer for the vagina and the environment.
Cons: More expensive; shorter shelf-life.
Pros: Creamy texture; easy to rinse like water-based lube; lasts longer like silicone-based lube.
Cons: Possibly unsafe for condoms; could be too thick, depending on the formulation.
How to play
Simply apply to your genitals, condoms, or sex toys. Lube up liberally! If you have allergies, it’s best to find out conduct a patch test to be safe.
Ready to rub the fun bits soon? No shame in indulging yourself with this hot sauce to make things spicier in bed. And we’re here to help you fulfill your desires.
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
Who uses lubricants?
Lubricants are specially designed to reduce friction or pain during sexual activities, but that doesn’t mean that it’s only meant for women with sex toys or vaginal dryness. Lube is for women of all ages, even if you just want more pleasure from the overall experience.
Can lubricants be used when trying to conceive?
Most lubricants don’t contain spermicides like Nonoxynol-9. But some ingredients such as petroleum, glycerin, parabens, and silicone can decrease sperm motility and viability. Best to steer away from them if you’re trying to conceive and look for sperm-friendly alternatives instead.
Which lubricant ingredients should I avoid?
Petroleum, which is not meant for intravaginal use, must be avoided at all costs to reduce the risk of bacterial and yeast infections. Nonoxynol-9 is a spermicide that can potentially disrupt vaginal flora. Meanwhile, benzocaine can cause allergic contact dermatitis.
Are flavored or edible lubricants safe?
Glycerin, the typical sweetener found in flavored lube, can also increase the risk for yeast infections just like petroleum. This is why edible lubricants with sugar should only be used externally. Use other types of lubes for your vagina instead.
Can I add lube to lubricated condoms?
Definitely! Feel free to add some lube to the outside before insertion. Just ensure that the type of lube you have is compatible with the condom you’re using. No to oil-based lube for latex condoms, or silicone-based lube for silicone condoms!