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Being in a long term relationship has its pros and cons. While companionship, reliability and support are readily available, the ‘spark’ often fades away after the initial phase.
But does it mean the spark is gone forever?
As much as we hate putting effort into a relationship, it’s essential, especially when it comes to your sex life.
When you know your partner’s kinks and quirks, the sex may become monotonous after a while. This is when you put on your creative hat and shake things up.
How do you do that? By starting to use more lubricants to your advantage.
Here’s all that you need to know about using it the right way:
Benefits Of Using A Lubricant
Using lubes has been quite stigmatised.
The most common notion is that lubes are ‘only’ meant for a woman’s pleasure and need. This is not true. Lubes can do wonders for your sex life and is necessary for better sexual hygiene. Here’s how:
1. It Reduces Friction
No one likes friction during sex.
Not only is it the opposite of pleasure, but it also increases your chances of passing on or catching an infection.
2. It Can Spice Up Your Single Life
Lubes can be used by anyone regardless of their gender, age or relationship status.
In other words, use some lube the next time you masturbate and see how it enhances your pleasure.
3. Ideal For All Types Of Sex
From oral sex to anal sex, using lube is often recommended by experts if you want a safer and pleasurable experience.
4. Perfect For The ‘Dry Phase’
Experiencing dryness during sex is very common for women. However, it doesn’t mean that she’s not into it.
It’s probably because of some hormonal changes. No matter what the reason is, lube is the only thing that will help you here.
5. Pleasure All The Way
There are many different types of lubes available in the market.
From different flavours to the ones that offer different sensations, there’s a lot to experiment with. Think sex toys and foreplays.
Types Of Lubricants
Choosing the right type of lubricant is the first and the most important step. There are four major types of lubricants:
1. Water Based:
Water-based lubes are most popularly used.
Firstly, they are safer to use for women. Secondly, they do not stain and some of them can be ingested during oral sex. Lastly, they are safe to use with latex condoms.
2. Oil Based
As the name suggests, oil-based lubes are made using natural vegetable or nut oils.
They are slightly greasier because of the oils and can also harbour bacteria. They can also break a latex condom and increase the risk of STIs and STDs.
3. Silicone Based
Silicone lubes, unlike water-based, provide long-lasting lubrication and may not need reapplications.
This is why it’s the best type of lube to use in the hot tub, swimming pool or shower.
4. Natural Lubes
Lastly, all-natural lubes like aloe vera gel and coconut oil are also popular.
However, we do recommend that you take a professional’s advice before using these products as lubricants.
Just because something’s naturally lubricating doesn’t mean it can be used as a lubricant.
How To Use A Lubricant
Using a lubricant during sex is not rocket science. Just squeeze out the required amount into your hands. Then apply it on your genitals or any other area and voila, you’re done.
Avoid applying lube directly from the tube to your genitals because that may transfer germs and bacteria.
Other than the obvious way of using it, make sure that you aren’t afraid to get out of your comfort zone. You can use lube during foreplay, while using different types of sex toys, during oral and anal sex.
Once you figure out which is the best and the safest lube for you, you can get creative with it. Use it as often, as much and wherever you want.
What To Avoid?
Even though this product is mostly safe, there are some precautions that you should practice.
Before buying the product, make sure that you look at the ingredients.
Some ingredients like glycerine and petroleum should be avoided at all costs. It can affect the pH levels of your skin and make you more susceptible to infections, dryness and itchiness.
More Lube, More Pleasure…
Regardless of your gender or age, lubes will make sex more pleasurable for you.
It helps in decreasing minor cuts, chafing and infections. Not only will it make penetration less painful for you, but it’ll also make the experience more pleasurable for your female partner.
Do you have more questions on using lubes for sex? Drop a comment below and we’ll address them!