How To Use Lube - A Complete Guide
Lube is so underrated. Why? Because it can totally transform your sex life in ways you never knew were even possible. Want to know more? If that’s a ‘yes’, then read on to find out everything you need to know about lube.
Why use lube?
Don’t be fooled into believing that only women with sexual health issues need lube. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Feminine dryness can be a natural result to many causes - aging, childbirth, treatments and medication; even stress.
The list almost seems endless, right? Well, this is where lube comes in. It comes in handy for those who want to reduce any friction, ultimately relieving you from discomfort. This is the miracle sex essential made for everyone’s bedside drawer.
How to apply lube
Even when it’s stored at room temperature, lube feels very cool. So, rather than just squirting it straight onto the skin, we recommend rubbing some between your palms if you want it to reach body temperature. How much? As much as you like, as often as you need it.
Using Lube for Vaginal Sex
When it comes to sex, the wetter the better.
Lube instantly increases sensitivity and arousal, while stimulating your nerve endings.
Want to use yours with condoms? Our top tip is to try adding a drop of lube inside them. Trust us, a little amount can feel fantastic. Use too much of it and you’ll run the risk of the condom slipping off. Nobody wants that, do they?
Using lube for anal sex
Up for experimenting with some anal play? Then lube will be your new best friend. Unfortunately, this area doesn’t create its own lubricant, so you can thank your lucky stars for anal lube. When it comes to anal and lube, more is more.
Thanks to hundreds of nerve endings, lube helps to intensify the sensitivity of your anus, opening the (back) door to intense amounts of pleasure. There are specific anal lubricants designed make the muscles relax, which is particularly helpful for beginners. Lube also provides a cushioning effect, reducing the risk of any cuts or tears.
The thicker the lube, the better, as they won’t dry out as quickly.
Be sure to steer clear away from tingling or numbing varieties. You want to be as aware as possible during anal play to avoid any damage.
Need to stock up on anal essentials? We’ve got everything you could ever need. Once you’ve got the tools, learn from the experts with beginner’s guide to anal sex.
Using lube for oral sex
We know what you’re thinking: ‘Oral is already pretty incredible, so why do I need to add lube?’ We hear you. And we’re not trying to fix something that isn’t broken, we’re just making it even better.
It’s true that oral sex can sometimes come with its own dryness and friction problems, just like any other kind of sex. But either way, lube is a great way to enhance pleasure.
You might want to use lube more sparingly during oral sex, as your mouth is already ready to go. Most lubes out there are safe to swallow (just be sure to check the product description first!), but too much of a mouthful may be a bit unpleasant.
If you’re concerned about taste, don’t worry. Our flavoured lubes are so good, you’ll want to lick them straight out of the tube!
Going down on your guy? Add your favourite flavour to your lips for a totally different experience or add lashings of lube to your hands for one smooth ride.
Going down on a girl? Apply a few drops to the clit to make those 8,000 nerve endings tingle.
Don’t believe us? Why not grab a tube and try it for yourself? For an incredibly intense experience, go for a sensation lube.
Using lube for masturbation
Lube should be a must for any alone time. If you’re playing with toys, make sure you use the right kind of lube.
For the ladies...
To add a whole other level to masturbating, apply a couple of drops to your fingers and slowly massage it into your clit and labia. It’ll heighten sensitivity straight away, so you’ll instantly notice the difference. If you’ve chosen to test drive a tingling or warming variety, it’ll send sensations throughout your body.
Want to hit your G-spot? Apply a little more lube to your fingers for toe-curling results.
Need some tips on sensual solo play? Read our beginner’s guide to female masturbation
For the men...
Spread a sizeable amount of lube onto your palm and fingers and get to work. Add more if you need it and just lay back and enjoy. It really is that simple.
How to choose lube
Now that you know what lube can do for your sex life, it’s time to pick your perfect partner in crime. The best way to decide is to think about how you’re going to use it.
There’s a wide range of types to choose from. It’s all about trial and error. So, once you find your perfect match, you’ll never stop using it.
But firstly, keep in mind that there are two main kinds of lube: liquid and gel.
Water-based lube is one of the most popular types on the market, probably because of its many benefits. It won’t damage your toys or stain your bedsheets and can be used safely with condoms. The only downside is that water-based lube is absorbed quickly into the skin. So be sure to keep re-applying during those long-lasting sessions.
DO use for
Vaginal sex, oral sex, sex toys or male masturbation.
DON'T use for
Probably the second most popular lube on the market, silicone lube combines the best of both worlds. It has the smooth and easy ride of water-based with the highly arousing texture of oil. It’s a little more expensive than its water-based sibling, but it lasts a lot longer, so you don’t have to apply it as regularly. And did you know it’s waterproof too? Another excuse to hop in the shower together!
Note that while silicone lube won’t damage condoms, it can severely damage silicone sex toys. Stick to water-based if you’re playing with a battery-operated friend.
DO use for
Vaginal sex, anal sex.
DON'T use for
Any sex toy (male or female) that is made with real-feel materials or silicone.
Ready to get wet?
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