- Lubrication provides moisture. The body naturally lubricates as desire increases, but sometimes it’s not happening quickly enough or you want/need more wetness.
- Menopause can (not always) lead to vaginal dryness. If you’re not well lubricated intercourse can be uncomfortable–ranging from minor to significant pain. Lubricants help to protect delicate vaginal tissues.
- Lubricants are good for both partners. When you’re caressing a man’s penis, lube helps your hand glide and not jerk along his skin. The same goes for a woman’s body as well, the drag of skin against skin can create an uncomfortable sensation.
- I hear people talk about their discomfort with a partner’s taste or smell. This is where a delicately scented lubricant can help (though a clean body has a wonderful natural smell). GoodCleanLove sells delightful, organic lubricants–the cinnamon vanilla is subtle–and I could swear that it heats up a little with friction? (I got a free sample with one of their Like For Lube promotions. Go to the Opening Door page on Facebook. Like the page, then email firstname.lastname@example.org telling them. you’ll get a 2 oz sample of one of their lubricants. )
- Self-pleasuring is greatly enhanced with a lubricant. I promise. It provides you with a silky feel that makes you feel more sensuous.
I started using K-Y Jelly way back when. Today I have a range of lubricants–just because. They’re hidden away in a drawer for when the adult children come to visit, but when I’m planning an afternoon between the sheets I will place one on the bedside table.
There are safety practicalities to consider when choosing a lubricant. First of all, Johnson and Johnson recently issued a recall on three of their K-Y products, here’s the link so you can make sure you don’t have unsafe products around.
Lubricants should be a part of any woman’s sexy tool kit, as I’ve explained here in Day 7 of the Awaken, Ignite, Embrace series. You desire to have an array of products that enhance your sexual life and bring pleasure.
When buying a product take a look at the ingredients. Many lubes are made with artificial additives (alcohol and glycerin, for example) that can irritate delicate tissues. The biggest decision is water-based versus oil-based lubricants. Water-based products don’t last as long but are safe for use with latex and silicone sex toys and condoms. Sliquid Organics Silk Lube (an affiliate link to Good Vibrations) is a highly regarded water-based lubricants.
Oil-based lubes feel great–they last longer and they feel good. Almond oil and coconut oil are both natural lubricants. You can buy them at a health food store; double as moisturizers as well.
Check out the Good Vibrations page of lubricants to find more options. This is an affiliate link, so your purchase puts a little extra “play” money in my pocket!
If you’re looking for a gift for Father’s Day–consider a sexy gift box with lube, a new piece of lingerie and an invitation to have some fun.
Not parents? You don’t really need an occasion to present a partner or loved one with something sexy do you?
Single? Read my article- Day 22, Awaken Ignite Embrace-Are We Sexual When We’re Single? for my take on the subject.
What’s your favorite lube?