There exists a common misconception that women, especially younger women, do not need to use lubrication. However, in today’s era where sexual health, #sextech and pleasure are moving to the forefront of women’s health conversations, lubricants have become a staple product to enhance pleasure. We are not shying away from purchasing lube or incorporating them into our lives.
Water-based lube, in particular, has many sex-related benefits and is also great for other general purposes. Check out our list to learn more about why you should stock up on water-based options.
Inserting and removing period products
Let’s face it, getting your menstrual cup in and out can be a bit intimidating, especially if you are new to using menstrual cups. However, applying water-based lube to the outer rim of your cup can help you insert it more easily. Some people also like using a bit of lube to insert tampons, especially when the vagina is a bit drier.
Foreplay enhances arousal and vaginal wetness for more enjoyable sex. With a partner, foreplay also instills a sense of security as it promotes feelings of togetherness by allowing time for your partner to be attentive to your body. Keeping lube handy also means you won’t have to worry about awkward breaks in your intimate moments because it will be within easy reach.
Helps with dryness
Vaginas can become dry for a lot of reasons – breastfeeding, perimenopause, even some cold and allergy medications can lead to a lack of lubrication. Sometimes, natural lubrication just doesn’t hold up, especially if you’ve been going at it for a while. Lube can be useful in all of these situations to make already great sex even better by amplifying sensations that are already happening. (If sex is painful for you, the answer isn’t always to keep lubing it up. There might be something else afoot, so do seek the advice of a healthcare provider if things are getting worse.)
Water-based lube can be a good choice for anal sex, since, unlike the vagina, the anus doesn’t create its own moisture. You’ll want to make sure you use lots of lube (and a condom) to make anal sex enjoyable.
When it comes to masturbation, water-based lube might be your best friend. Masturbation is a great way to get to know what feels good to you, and keeping yourself lubed up while you’re exploring can help you avoid irritation. Water-based lube is also safe to use with sex toys, so you can experiment with different kinds of toys to really connect with what gives you the pleasure you deserve.
Having it out sends a sex-positive message
Having water-based lubricant handy not only allows for more enjoyable foreplay, sex and masturbation, but having it in plain sight by your bed sends the message that pleasure (and lube) are not taboo, just a part of your life. We are all for sex-positive messages!
It washes right out
Whether sexy times are happening with a partner(s) or by yourself, it’s no fun to have to worry about whether or not you’re about to ruin your favorite sheets, clothing, etc. That’s another reason to opt for water-based lube. It is easy to rinse off the skin. However, if you’re planning on having sex in the shower, avoid using water-based lubes for this very reason – they’ll just wash right off.
It loves your sensitive skin
Water-based lubes are excellent if you have sensitive skin or are prone to vaginal irritation. Remember to read the label, though, because those with glycerin or other allergens can contribute to irritation and issues like yeast infections.
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