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How To Use Lube: A Beginner’s Guide To Enhanced Sexual Pleasure


It’s no secret that lube makes sex better. Lucky for you, lube has never been more widely available. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced enthusiast, lube can make sex more enjoyable, comfortable, and safe for everyone involved. 

This blog post will look at using lube effectively to heighten pleasure. From finding the right lube to understanding safe use, we’ll ensure you have everything you need to know to make your sexual experiences as good as possible.

What are the different types of lube?

With so many different kinds of lube available, shopping might feel overwhelming – even if you’re no newbie. Understanding lube types can mean making a more informed purchase and using the right lube for you. 

The most common types are water-based, silicone, and oil-based. Water-based lubes are the most popular as they are easy to clean with soap and don’t stain. That said, silicone lubes tend to last longer, so you don’t need to reapply as often. You can use oil-based lubes with latex condoms, but they are not as easy to clean.

Beyond the basic ones, there are also flavoured lubes, anal lubes, organic lubes, tingling lube, and warming lubes. Anal lubes contain additional ingredients to make them thicker and longer lasting.

No matter what you opt for, make sure it is compatible with your chosen sex toys and condoms

When should you use lube?

Using lube can enhance sexual experiences – if you know when and how to use it. Generally speaking, you should use lube anytime you need a bit of extra moisture, whether it’s masturbation, manual stimulation, oral sex, vaginal sex, or anal sex.

If you’re using condoms, it’s a good idea to add a bit of lube to the inside and outside to make the experience more enjoyable for everyone involved. Make sure you check the lube is safe to use with condoms.

Flavoured water-based lubricants are usually your safest bet. Not only do they provide extra lubrication for longer-lasting pleasure, but they come in a variety of fun flavours like strawberry, banana, and even bubblegum. So, don’t be afraid to get creative with your lube choices. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, try using two different types of lube together for an enhanced sensation. 

How much lube should you use?

When it comes to lube, you don’t need to go overboard. In fact, a little goes a long way. Too much can be messy. Start with just a few drops of your chosen water-based lubricant and add more as needed. Make sure you cover all sensitive areas.

You may also want to try different kinds of lube for different kinds of activities. For example, a thicker lube might be better for anal play than a thinner one. If you’re using condoms, remember that oil-based lubricants can break down the material – rendering them ineffective. Plus, some lubes might damage sex toys. So, stick to water-based ones to keep your sexual experience safe and enjoyable.

Finally, when you’re finished, wipe excess away with a damp cloth or tissue to prevent stains or stickiness.

What do you do if the lube gets sticky?

Most of us have experienced the dreaded sticky lube issue at some point – particularly when using water-based lubricants, which are prone to drying out.

But don’t worry; if your lube gets sticky, here’s what you should do:

  1. Add a few drops of water to rehydrate it. Water-based lubes are designed to react with moisture, so a bit of water will help return it to the original consistency. 
  2. You can also try adding a few drops of oil, like coconut or almond. 
  3. If all else fails, switch to a different type of lube. 

Cleaning up after using lube

Water-based lubes are the easiest to clean up. Easily wash them off with warm water and gentle soap. Take a damp cloth or tissue and gently wipe away the lube residue.

Oil-based lubes don’t wash off easily with water, so you’ll need to use a specialised oil-based lube cleaner and a damp cloth to wipe away the excess lube. You may also need soap and warm water to clean off all the residue.

Silicone-based lubes also require special attention. They’re quite sticky and difficult to remove with regular soap and water, so you’ll need to use an oil-based cleaner or baby oil. Take extra care with silicone-based lubes, as they can be difficult to remove completely.

Lube up and have fun

Lube is a quick, easy, and fun way to vastly improve your sex. But, before diving right in, it’s worth browsing for the best kind for your needs. Whether you spice it up with flavoured lube or stick to a water-based lubricant, take the time to find the right lube.

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