Lube is so underrated. Why? Many people consider lube as something that exists purely to fix an issue. And yes, while lube is great for helping with feminine dryness or other conditions, its benefits can go way further than that. Lube can add something new and spectacular to your sex life, enhancing sensations and increasing arousal. Trust us – if you’ve not experimented with lube yet, you’re missing out on a whole world of pleasure!
Want to know more? If that’s a ‘yes’, just read on and find out everything you need to know about using lube to heighten your sexual experience.
What is Lube?
Sexual lubricants are silicone, water or oil-based liquids used to add moisture during sex. This added moisture and reduced friction helps things glide smoothly, ultimately amping up the pleasure while making things that little bit more comfortable.
Lube is a great addition to the bedroom whether you’re playing on your own or with a partner – basically, this is one essential item made for everyone’s bedside drawer!
How to Use Lube
Lube can be used for a variety of reasons, helping take any sexual experience to new heights. Some may use lube to help counteract feminine dryness which can be a natural result of many causes – ageing, childbirth, hormones, treatments and medication; even stress. Some women may use to make sex more comfortable, or simply to increase sensations and arousal.
But what does lube do for a guy? Good news – despite the misconception that lube is purely for helping out us girls, lube also helps turn up the pleasure for men. After all, for any kind of sex, the wetter the better! There are a variety of different lubes that can create a whole new world of different sensations for both men and women whether as a couple or solo. Lube can also be used during foreplay, oral sex or during masturbation, with or without a toy. Really, the possibilities are endless!
How to Apply Lube
How and when to apply lube is completely up to you. Some like to reserve lube for bigger toys or anal play, some apply right before penetrative sex, while others use lube to bring a wet and wild element to foreplay – the choice is yours.
One top tip we will offer is to manually warm up your lube before application. Even when it’s stored at room temperature, lube can feel very cool when applied – not a surprise you want when you’re getting into the moment! So (unless you’re into that sort of thing!), rather than squirting it straight onto the skin, we’d recommend rubbing some between your palms in order to reach a comfortable body temperature.
How much lube should you use? As much as you like, and as often as you need or want it.
Using Lube for Vaginal Sex
One of the most common ways to use lube is for vaginal sex – and there’s a good reason so many people use it that way! Lube not only increases smoothness and moisture during vaginal sex but also stimulates all those nerve endings, increasing sensitivity and arousal. Sex has never felt so good!
Are you using lube with condoms? Top tip – adding a small drop of lube to the inside of the condom just before he puts it on will make things feel fantastic. He can thank us later!
Using Lube for Anal Sex
Up for experimenting with some anal play? Lube will quickly become your new best friend. Lube is a must for any kind of anal activity, whether you’re playing with a toy or a partner. Unfortunately, this area doesn’t create its own lubricant, so you can thank your lucky stars for anal lube. And, when it comes to anal and lube, the more the better!