Two words: Lady. Lube. Today, we’re diving into the magical substance known as lady lube. To be clear, this article won’t be centred on the natural lubrication produced by a woman’s vagina when she is aroused. Instead, we’re going to focus on commercial lubricants (otherwise known as lube) for women. While the role of lubrication is an important one, many women are under the misconception that lube isn’t for them, at least until they get older. But the reality is that lady lube is for everyone and anyone and using it might just change your entire outlook and experience during sex (or other activities). Read on to discover more about who uses lady lube, the many benefits of it, and what to look for when purchasing a lady lube.
Who is Lady Lube For?
We said it above and we’ll say it again: Lady lube is for everyone. Whether you’re in your twenties or your sixties, we bet you could benefit from adding some lube to your sex life. That said, there are certain women who may be especially suited to using lube. For example, if you're a woman who suffers from vaginal dryness, a condition that can sometimes be brought on by stress, certain medications, or a change in hormone levels, such as during pregnancy, after childbirth, or during menopause, then lady lube is for you. Lube is also suitable for women who are extremely sensitive down south, and for whom pain and irritation in the vagina is a common side effect of sex. Finally, although lady lube will make all forms of penetration easier, it is particularly suited to certain types of sex, such as anal sex, as unlike the vagina the anus will not secrete nearly enough natural lubrication to make lube-free anal sex comfortable.
Benefits of Using Lady Lube
In our minds, our favourite benefit of using lady lube is that it enhances the pleasure of sex - and what could be better than that? Whether you sometimes find penetrative sex outright painful, or you simply wish to make yourself more comfortable, lady lube can help with both ends of the spectrum. In addition to reducing friction, thereby making sex more comfortable, lady lube enables women to have all kinds of sex, some of which (such as anal sex), would be quite unpleasurable without the presence of a lubricant, as mentioned above. Further, lady lube gives you the option of enjoying sexual activity for longer lengths of time. Some women find that they “run out” of natural lubrication during longer sessions, but by using a lubricant, you can keep having sex for as long as your heart desires. Another impressive benefit of lady lube is that it can actually make sex safer. If you’re engaging in penetrative sex where your partner is wearing a condom, then using lube reduces friction, thereby making it less likely that the condom will rip, break, or fall off. Finally, in addition to all the sexy benefits of lady lube, lubricant can also be used simply as a moisturizer for the vagina (a godsend for women who suffer from vaginal dryness, which sometimes begins during perimenopause).
Shopping for Lady Lube
Okay, so hopefully by this point we’ve convinced you that lady lube is something you need in your life. If you don’t already have a bottle on your shelf, then it’s time to do a little shopping. When shopping for lady lube, there are a few important things you need to consider. First, there are several different types of lubricant out there. The main three are water-based, silicone-based, and oil-based. While all three types are generally safe to use, one may be more or less suited to your lifestyle and sexual activity than others. For example, some oil-based lubricants can be made with mineral oil or petroleum jelly, which can irritate the vulva, especially if you’re sensitive down there. Oil-based lubricants have also been known to destroy latex condoms, so if you’re having sex with someone who’s wearing a latex condom, then oil-based lube may not be the best choice. Meanwhile, water-based lubes often contain glycerin, which can lead to an overgrowth of yeast, so if you’re prone to yeast infections, you may want to opt for a non-water-based lubricant. Further, if you plan on using the lube with sex toys made of silicone, then avoiding a silicone-based lubricant is key as this can make things greasy and less safe overall. Finally, some lubricants may also affect sperm function, so if you’re having sex in order to get pregnant, then be sure to make sure that the lube you choose to use does not contain a spermicide of any kind.
Generally speaking, when it comes to shopping for lady lube, no matter the type, look for one that is pH balanced, long-lasting, moisturizing, and contains gentle ingredients that won’t put your vagina or vulva at risk of irritation (in the words of the eloquent Chelsea Handler, "Whatever you’re shoving up yourself, you should know about"). Sex H2O pH Balanced Lubricant is the perfect example of such a lubricant. This lady lube was specifically formulated to lubricate and provide moisture, without being greasy or sticky in any way. It is also non-toxic, which means you won’t find any petroleum or parabens on the ingredient list. Instead, Sex H2O pH Balanced Lubricant only contains ingredients that are actually good for you. Best of all, it’s pH balanced, which means it won’t interfere with your vagina’s natural pH levels (plus, the packaging is super cute!). To learn more about the benefits of pH balanced products, click here.
We hope this article has cleared up a few of the common misconceptions about lady lube, and perhaps has even convinced you to try it out for yourself. From making sex safer and more pleasurable (now that’s what we call a win-win), to restoring moisture down south, there are so many benefits to be derived from adding a little (or maybe a lot) of lady lube to your sex life.
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