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Lube reduces friction, so lessens your risk of injury during sex. And if you're using condoms, the use of lube will reduce the chance of the condom breaking or coming off and therefore reducing the chance of getting STIs such has chlamydia, gonorrhoea and HIV. Lube also makes sex and masturbation irritation free and therefore making things easier and more enjoyable.
There are different types of lubricant bases, because with condoms and vibrators, the different type of base will indicate what lube is best to use for what you are doing. The main lube bases are water, silicone, hybrid (combination) and oil.
What Type of Lube Should I Use for Solo Play?
Depending on the length of time, water based or silicone based lubes are ideal for solo use. If you are relying on just stimulating yourself with your hands then water based lubes are the best option. These are also safe for use with toys.
If you want to savour your alone time, then a silicone based lubricant would be recommended. This is because you won't have to reapply as often, meaning less stopping and starting.
What Type of Lube Should I Use for Sex?
Most water and silicone based lubricants are condom safe (however always be sure to check before applying). Depending on if you are using toys or just penetrative sex will dictate the type of lube you will use. Water based lubricant can help with penetration and often you won't need to apply too much.
You can use silicone based lubes if you are using toys with your partner as you will not need to reapply it as much.
What Type of Lube Should I Use for Anal Sex?
Anal sex can get messy. In the past, some lubricants have been known to get sticky when they dry and end up leaving marks on your sheets that are hard to remove.
The up-side of a water-based gel lube is that it is designed for those of you who have worries about the post-anal clean up. Anal itself my still potentially be messy, but the cleanup won't be as difficult. Silicone based lubes can be used, however they often get sticky.
With anal sex it is important to remember to be very liberal with how much lube you are using, if you think it is enough, add more!
How Do I Apply Lube?
When it comes to application, it is best to not over think it. Start by simply applying a pea sized amount of lubricant to yourself, your partner or your sex toy.
If you want to avoid any spillages, apply some lube to your finger tips first, with practice you'll be able to estimate how much you need each time. It is always easy to add more than take away.
How Do I Store Lube?
Lube is very chemically stable, you don't need to take a lot of care with it similar to how you'd need to take extra care with certain medications like insulin so there isn't really a requirement to keep it in a fridge. It is best to keep it at room temperature and away from animals and children. Whilst the majority of lubricants are not toxic, consuming anything that's not meant to be consumed in large quantities is not good for you.
Where Can I Buy Lube?
You can buy personal lubricant from Cloud Pharmacy online pharmacy and it will be sent to you in discreet packaging.
Can You Use Lube for Vaginal Dryness?
Vaginal dryness is a very common condition that most women will experience at some point in their lives. Over half of all women aged between 18-29 will experience vaginal dryness at some point and 80% of menopausal women will experience vaginal dryness too.
A few things that can be done to combat vaginal dryness are as follows:
- Use a water based lubricant before sex- put this in and around your vagina and/or on your partners penis.
- Use vaginal moisturisers for vaginal dryness; you can put these inside yoru vagina to keep it moist.
- Use unperfumed soaps and washes around your vagina.
- Try to enjoy more foreplay so you can feel more aroused prior to penetration.