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6 Reasons To Use Lube During Sex

By: Scarlett Ward

Lube: it’s as fun to use as it is to say.
Say it with me. Lube. Loob. Looooooooooooob. There. Don’t we all feel better now? I do.

We tend to take lube for granted. We all tend to agree that lube enhances sex and masturbation, and yet, we either only use it for special occasions, specific sex acts, or not at all. But we should all be using it all the time. Because lube makes EVERYTHING better. Intimate lubricants, fundamentally, are products used to enhance sexual pleasure during intimate activities. They come in different types, such as water-based, silicone-based, and oil-based, and are used to reduce friction and provide a smoother and more… comfortable experience all round. But they’re so much more than that. In this article, we’ll look at six benefits of using intimate lubricants, and how they can improve your sex life.

 

6. Safer Sex
Intimate lubricants can help make sex safer. They can reduce the risk of tears and abrasions during intercourse, which can increase the likelihood of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and other health issues. Lubricants can also reduce the risk of condom breakage, making it less likely for STIs or unplanned pregnancy to occur. Safety first.


5. Vaginal Dryness Relief
Vaginal dryness is a very common issue faced by virtually every vulva-owner at some point or another, and it can make sex uncomfortable and even painful. Intimate lubricants can help alleviate this issue, providing moisture to the vaginal area and reducing discomfort during intercourse. Lubricants can also be helpful for women who experience dryness due to hormonal changes, medication, or other health issues. What’s not to love?


4. Help with Erectile Dysfunction
Plot twist: lube is good for penis-havers too. Intimate lubricants can be helpful for men who experience erectile dysfunction. Stimulating lubes can make it easier to achieve and maintain an erection, reducing anxiety and enhancing sexual pleasure. Some lubricants are even specifically designed for men with erectile dysfunction, containing ingredients that promote blood flow and enhance arousal.


3. Increase Comfort and Decrease Pain
Intimate lubricants can also help decrease pain and increase comfort during sex. This is particularly true for people who experience discomfort due to medical conditions, such as endometriosis or vaginismus. Lubricants can reduce pain during intercourse and anal play, making it more enjoyable and comfortable for all parties involved.


2. Enhanced Sensation and Pleasure
One of the primary benefits - and hardest to quantify - of using intimate lubricants is that they can enhance sexual sensation and pleasure. Lubricants help reduce friction during sex, which can improve the overall experience for both partners. With less friction, you'll be able to feel more sensations and enjoy a more comfortable experience, allowing you to explore different sexual positions and activities without discomfort.


1. Enhance Sexual Exploration
Finally, intimate lubricants can help enhance sexual exploration and experimentation. Lube can, nay SHOULD, also be used during masturbation, providing a more pleasurable and orgasmic experience. Some lubes can even extend sexual intercourse by delaying ejaculation.

 

This all adds up to better, longer, more satisfying sex. And lube is like orgasms: the more the better, especially if you’re exploring more adventurous sexual avenues, like, you know, butt stuff, and stuff. Get yours today at Sex Toys UK, the UK’s home of hedonism.