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What's Lube & How Should I Use It?

Today we are discussing the slippery topic of lube! Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newcomer to the world of intimate exploration, you've probably heard the buzz about this magical product. But what exactly is lube, and how can it enhance your experience in the bedroom (or anywhere else you might be getting busy)? In this post, we'll explore what lube is, the different types available, and how to use it safely and effectively.

What's Lube & How Should I Use it?

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What is Lube?

Lube, short for lubricant, can be used to reduce friction and increase pleasure during sexual activity. It can come in many different forms, including liquid, gel, or cream. Most lubes are made from a base of water, silicone, or oil, and may contain additional ingredients like glycerin, aloe vera, or menthol.

Why Use Lube?

There are many reasons why someone might choose to use lube during sexual activity. For one, it can make things feel more comfortable and enjoyable. Whether you're engaging in vaginal, anal, or oral sex, lube can help reduce friction and prevent discomfort or pain. Additionally, lube can be helpful for people who experience vaginal dryness, whether due to age, hormonal changes, or medication use.

Types of Lube

There are several different types of lube available, each with its own set of pros and cons. Here are some of the most common types you might come across:

  • Water-based: Water-based lube is the most popular type of lube and can be used for all types of sexual activity. It's safe to use with condoms and sex toys, easy to clean up, and won't stain sheets or clothing. However, it may dry out quickly and need to be reapplied.

  • Silicone-based: Silicone-based lube is longer-lasting than water-based lube and can be used in water, making it great for shower or bath sex. However, it's not safe to use with silicone sex toys and can be more difficult to clean up.

  • Oil-based: Oil-based lube, such as coconut oil or baby oil, can be used for all types of sexual activity and is often considered more natural than other types of lube. However, it can weaken condoms and stain sheets or clothing.

  • Hybrid: Hybrid lube is a combination of water-based and silicone-based lube, offering the best of both worlds. It's long-lasting, safe to use with condoms and sex toys, and easy to clean up.

How to Use Lube

Using lube is easy, but following some basic guidelines is important to ensure safety and effectiveness. Here are some tips for using lube:

  1. Choose the right type of lube for your needs.

  2. Apply a small amount of lube to your genital area or sex toy.

  3. Reapply as needed during sexual activity.

  4. Avoid using too much lube, which can make things slippery and reduce sensation.

  5. Clean up with soap and water after sex.

  6. Store lube in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.

The takeaway

Lube is a simple but effective way to enhance pleasure during sexual activity. Whether you're using it to reduce friction, increase comfort, or spice things up, it's important to choose the right type of lube and use it safely and effectively. So, the next time you're getting busy, consider adding some lube to see how it can take things to the next level.

Stay informed, stay in control After reading this are you now a little more open to trying it?

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