Why Lube is a Game Changer
Lubricants are now a major player in the sexual health and wellness field. Having shaken off their image as being an aid for vaginal dryness, it turns out that lube can make anyone’s sex life instantly better with minimal effort and cost. Not convinced? A 2019 study of nearly 2500 women aged between 18-68 found that overall, sex was more comfortable, pleasurable and simply better when using lube.
Here is a quick lowdown on lube: it is for every body, every age, every sexuality, and it can be used for partner sex, group sex, or solo sex. Lube isn’t just for those who experience vaginal dryness – like arousal gels, lubricant enhances what you’re already feeling, as well as providing different sensations (warming, cooling, flavours). Lube can also be added to the inside of condoms to heighten pleasure for penis owners. When it comes to anal sex, lubricant is essential because the anus is incapable of producing sufficient natural lubrication by itself. It can be used before or during anal penetration.
Even if you don’t consider lube to be necessary for feeling turned on, you should definitely try it out. Water-based lubricants are a great place to start as they’re compatible with condoms and sex toys, plus there’s minimal mess involved. However, silicone-based lubricants -might be better pleasure-wise for anal sex and shower sex, as they last for longer.
An open-minded approach is required when it comes to lube – you may settle on one or you may want to have several on hand, depending on what you’re doing, who you’re with and where you’re doing it!