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Why Use Lube?

A woman produces varying levels of vaginal lubricant, depending on where she is in her monthly cycle. Sometimes, it's just not enough.

Women who are pregnant, taking hormones or going through menopause may produce less natural lubricant. This can make sex uncomfortable, even painful.

Sex toys and condoms can create friction that uses up more of a woman's natural lubricant. Also, many sex toys are slightly porous, and therefore absorb more natural fluids.

Certain medications affect vaginal moisture. Antihistamines, for example, clear up sinuses quite nicely, but they dry up the rest of the body too.

If you're dry, figure out why! Sometimes wetness is an indication of sexual turn-on, sometimes it isn't. A bad relationship or unresolved sexual anxiety can inhibit your body's responses as much as your hormones.

There is no shame in using lube. It's a myth that a woman's sexual vitality hinges on her ability to create vaginal lubricant. On the contrary, a $10 bottle of lube can give you more control over your sexual experience, and add an amazing amount of pleasure

What's the deal with water-based lube?

Water-based lubes will not interact with toys, condoms, or delicate genital tissues. They are easy to use, easy to clean up, and generally non-staining.

Common ingredients in water-based lubes:

Deionized water - very pure water

Glycerin - for slipperiness

Ethyl or methyl cellulose - a slickening/thickening agent

Methylparaben - holds all the ingredients together

The products in our "Lubricants" section will generally not cause adverse reaction in most people. However, it is your responsibility to know your body and choose a lube that's right for you.

Lots of women end up with yeast infections from using sugary products internally. Emotion Lotion, Oil of Love and other products are fabulous on skin, but the oils and sugary ingredients are friendly to neither condoms nor human orifices. Stick with water-based lube for internal use. ·

Nonoxynol 9 is commonly added to lubricants and condoms because it has properties that can kill STDs like HIV - in a test tube. What they don't tell you: Nonoxynol 9 kills everything , not just the bad stuff. No wonder, it's a disinfectant and cleanser found in many household products! Recent studies indicate that abrasions and irritations caused by Nonoxynol 9 may actually increase the chance of STD infection.

Other lubes:

Oil and silicone lubes are mainly designed for men going solo. (Plus, oils can get trapped in her vagina and cause infection.) Never use Vaseline or petroleum jelly on a toy or during intercourse, it will degrade the material (and again, it'll give her a nasty infection.)

A good rule of thumb: if a lube stays on for an uncanny amount of time, it's probably not good for your insides. · KY Jelly has been around for years, is available in most drugstores, and it's better than using nothing or something oily. But, it was formulated for medical use, and gets sticky and runny when it heats up, plus it stains sheets.

For best results, choose a lube that's designed for sexual use. There are thousands of lubricants out there. It can get confusing.

To choose a lube, think about the following things:

What will I be using it for? Vaginal sex, oral sex, anal sex? There are certain lubes that work better for each type of activity. Check product descriptions for more information.

What kind of texture do I want? It's a completely personal choice, there are no right or wrongs as long as it's water-based. Lubes with a liquid texture are slicker, but can be messy to dispense in the heat of the moment. Gel lubes have less water so they're not quite as slippery, and they dry up/get tacky more quickly.

But, gel lubes usually land in the right place, and they're great for certain activities, like anal sex, and certain toys. How sensitive is my skin (and my partner's)? Certain lubes are recommended for people who are prone to allergic reactions, like Sex Grease and Sylk.

LUBE TIP: When a water-based lube dries up, it's the water evaporating, not the other ingredients. To make your lube last longer, keep a small bowl of water by the bed. Dip your fingers into it and apply water to areas where the lube has dried up. A spray bottle works great, too.

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