What’s A Lubricant For & Should You Be Using One?

When it comes to your sexual pleasure, the first thing that springs to mind is vibrators, but they’re only part of the deal. Lubricants come in many different textures, flavours (yep), and formulas, and trust us when we say that they’re going to take your sexual pleasure up a level. If you’re not sure where to start or even what exactly a lubricant is, then we have all the answers. Keep reading to find out what it is, what it does, and why you need to add one to your haul immediately.

What is a lubricant?

Lubricant – or ‘lube’ as it’s more commonly known – is usually a liquid-gel texture that’s been designed to minimise friction between two surfaces – for example, between your vagina and your vibrator.

What does lube do?

Lubes do exactly what they say on the tin (or bottle in this case) – provide lubrication, which helps to reduce friction. They come in many different shapes and sizes, including water-based formulas, oil-based formulas, as well as flavoured versions if you feel like getting a little bit fruity.

Should I be using one?

Anyone can use a lube, but they may be more useful to some than others. If you’ve ever experience vaginal dryness, then you might already be familiar with the humble lubricant. During your cycle, your vagina’s natural lubrication abilities can be massively affected by your varying hormone levels, which can lead to increased vaginal dryness and friction during sexual pleasure. As if that wasn’t enough, adding stress and contraception into the mix can also increase dryness, and some people are just naturally more prone to it, even when aroused, no matter your age.

So, if you’ve ever noticed a friction or dry sensation when masturbating, it definitely wouldn’t hurt to have a bottle of lube on hand in your bedside drawer. In fact, it’s recommended that most vibrators are used with a lube, as the silky liquid can help to increase feelings of pleasure – who doesn’t want that!?

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