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How Men Use Lube For Better Sex

By #LubeLife Team   |   March 28, 2019     

At first glance, lube seems like a pretty straight forward product: It makes dry sex wetter. It makes anal sex tolerable. It makes masturbation a bit more intense. Pretty simple, right?   

Unfortunately, the world of lubricants is a bit more complicated than most men think. Not all lube is created equal. If you aren’t familiar with the different types of lube (and their various functions), you can easily find yourself in a world of hurt.

If you suspect you aren’t utilizing lube properly (or to its fullest extent), this article will give you all the vital information you need to purchase and use lube like a pro.

Okay, genius, what type of lube should I use?

The answer to this question hinges on many different variables:

  • What type of sex are you trying to have? Vaginal? Anal? Oral?
  • Do you use condoms?
  • Are you using toys?
  • Are you and your partner trying to conceive?
  • Do you or your partner have sensitive skin or allergies?
  • Do you need something to enhance foreplay?

Before buying lube, you need to answer the above questions.  Your specific situation will inform your buying decisions.

Since we’re not mind readers, we’ll address several scenarios that require the aid of lubrication and offer our expert advice.

Anal Sex

Anal penetration without the help of lube can lead to rectal damage, pain, and sexual dissatisfaction. Unlike vaginas and mouths, the anus does not self-lubricate enough to accommodate penetration safely or comfortably. Because of this, we recommend lube that is long lasting and won’t need to be reapplied multiple times. Silicone-based lube is ideal, as it lasts longer than most alternatives and is safe for internal use. Likewise, it’s perfectly safe to use with latex condoms.

Vaginal Sex

Need some extra glide to make sex more enjoyable for you and your woman? Lube is the obvious answer. Just make sure you’re using the right stuff.

For vaginal sex, we recommend water and silicone-based lube. Water-based lube is perfectly safe for skin-on-skin contact and is usually free of chemicals and ingredients that trap bacteria in the vagina. Additionally, it’s safe to apply on silicone sex toys. The downside? It doesn’t last that long, so you may find yourself reapplying it multiple times per session.

The second option is silicone-based lube. It’s longer-lasting and thicker. Because of this, it’s ideal for using under water (think shower or hot tub sex). The downside? It’s messier than water-based lube. Also, silicone-based lube can damage silicone sex toys, so keep that in mind. 

Oh, one more thing: Like silicone-based lube, water-based lubricants are totally safe with latex condoms. Dump as much as you want in and around your rubber to increase sensitivity during sex. 

Creamy, sensual massages 

Want to ease tension before your bedroom workouts? Try oil or petroleum-based lubes. These lubricants are thick, creamy, and long lasting. They’ll soak into your skin and leave it feeling fresh and silky.

Unfortunately, oil and petroleum-based lubricants damage latex condoms, increasing the risk of STIs and pregnancy. Also, their thick consistency traps bacteria in vaginas, increasing the likelihood of infections. If you plan to use oil/petroleum lube for pre-sex massages, make sure to switch to water/silicone-based lubricants for anal or vaginal sex.

Sex Toy Use 

Like we mentioned earlier, silicone-based lube can damage silicone sex toys. If you want to play it safe, stick to water-based lube. Trust us.

For foreplay 

Want to raise sexual tension to a boiling point? Lube will DEFINITELY help. Just make sure you’re using the right stuff for foreplay.

To stimulate nipples, butts, abdomens, and other erogenous zones that aren’t directly connected to the genitals, use specialty lubes. These are lubricants that create cooling, heating, and/or tingling sensations on your skin. Just make sure you don’t use them for internal use – they can burn and irritate genitalia something awful.

Want to spice up oral sex? Buy flavored lubricants. They’ll blow your mind.

For procreation

Trying to get your lady pregnant? Congrats – you’ve graduated from the minor leagues. Just be advised that most conventional lubricants can sabotage your efforts.

Most over-the-counter lubricants can prevent sperm from inseminating your woman. They keep your little soldiers trapped near the entrance or middle of the vagina and prevent them from swimming across the finish line. Additionally, some lube contains spermicidal chemicals that straight up kill your sperm before they can reach their destination. If you’re trying to be fruitful and multiply, you’ll want something better.

We recommend organic lube specifically designed for pregnancy.

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