It feels like December has crept up on us again. If you’re like me, with the holidays just a couple of weeks away, you might be stressing about what to get your friends and significant other. Why not give them them the gift of increased pleasure … lube! Yes, personal lubricant makes sex better and here are some reasons why:
More comfortable sex:
If you’re female-bodied, natural secretions can dry out or sometimes not be sufficient due to menopause or certain medications. Lube closes that gap and makes sex with a penis or a toy glide much easier. Also, lube is an absolute requirement for comfortable anal sex. The butt doesn’t self-lubricate, so you need lube to make the glide in and out comfortable and friction free. Speaking of friction, lube reduces the chances for micro-tears in the vagina or anus, which can be a culprit of bacterial infections and that’s definitely a good thing..
Switch up your oral sex game:
If you’ve never tried flavored lube (like Sliquid Swirl) for oral sex, you might want to give it a try. While there’s nothing wrong with the taste of our natural state, flavored lubricant adds a fun and unique change to your usual routine. With a multitude of choices like; Pina Colada, Blackberry Fig, Cherry Vanilla, Green Apple and more, you’re sure to find a flavor that you or your partner/s like. However, no matter what lube you use, make certain it’s glycerin-free as glycerin can cause yeast infections and/or irritation for some vulvas and vaginas. It’s also a good idea to make certain that any lube you use be free of other ingredients like; parabens, propylene glycol, sorbitol and sulfates which can sometimes also be irritating to the delicate genital area.
Makes condom use more enjoyable:
Most condoms come with some lubricant on the inside to make fitting it on a penis much smoother. But, did you know that if you put a drop of lube into the tip/well of the condom before putting it on it can increase a penises enjoyment of sex. The extra lube give the inside of the condom a little more slip, making the condom feel better.
Sometimes you just want quick, spontaneous sex. For people with vaginas, sometimes you’re “ready to go” before your body has the chance to warm up. Personal lubricant makes insertion possible without pain of dry sex or the chance of micro-tears. So go ahead and have that quickie! Lube has you covered.
Most people don’t think of lube when they are about to masturbate, and they are missing out. Lube makes a vulva immediately able to receive fingers or toys without warming up beforehand … so you can enjoy the process of warming-up yourself. If you’re using lube with toys, just make sure to use a water-based lube as silicone can damage silicone toys. For penises, lube is much longer lasting (and hygenic) than spit and less irritating than lotion. If you’re using your hand, try a nice silicone lube for your penis (like Sliquid Silver) as silicone lasts much longer than water-based. If you’re using a toy, use a water-based lube (like Sliquid Naturals) instead of silicone because silicone can break down a lot of sex toy materials.