Couple Advice: How to Make Sex Better with Lube

What may come as a surprise to many couples is that lube can be an incredibly pleasurable way to experience all kinds of sexual activities.

Though lube can certainly drive up sexual arousal during intercourse, it can also unlock the ultimate sexual experience for both you and your partner.

Here are our top sex tips to help couples spice up their sex lives using only a couple of drops of lube.

Tip #1: Lube can be used for more than just sex

Since the purpose of personal lubricant is to help minimize friction, it can be used for a range of sexual activities outside of just penetrative sex*.

For some couples, lube provides a safe and satisfying way to try new sex positions. For others, lube helps make it possible to explore both male and female erogenous zones in a pleasurable way. This may include anal play, prostate stimulation, or sensual massaging around the breasts, neck, feet, and ears.

*Ensure this product is right for you. Always read and follow the product label before use.

Tip #2: A little lube can go a long way

When it comes to applying lube, more is not always better. What may come as a surprise for many couples is that there is such a thing as being too wet. Though we do want to reduce the amount of friction during sex, a small amount of lube might be all you need to maximize pleasure.

When applying lube, start by squeezing a small amount onto your hands and rubbing it together to warm it up. Next, use your hands to gently apply this lubricant onto any erogenous zone you intend to stimulate such as the shaft of the penis, around the vulva, or directly onto the clitoris.

Tip #3: Try different lubes for different sensations

Not all lube is created equally. In fact, there are three unique types of lube that are designed to make specific types of sexual activity more pleasurable.

Water-Based Lubes

Water-based lube is a thinner, more slippery lube type that is easy to wash off the skin. For this reason, water-based lubes are oftentimes the best option for people with sensitive skin.

K-Y® Lubricant Naturals® Moisture+ Intimate Gel* is a delightful formula that is safe for sex, foreplay, and masturbation, and is compatible with sex toys and latex condoms. Made with hyaluronic acid, this water-based formula is designed to provide a satisfying lube sensation with an extra dose of moisture for more intense pleasure.

*Ensure this product is right for you. Always read and follow the product label before use.

Silicone-Based Lubes

Silicone-based lubricants are typically longer-lasting compared to water-based formulas making them an ideal option for regular sex, anal play, and even shower sex. It’s important to note that silicone-based lubes are not recommended when used with silicone sex toys as they are known to break down the material over time.

Silicone lube is also compatible with latex condoms for longer-lasting fun.

Oil-Based Lubes

Oil-based lubes can make for an enjoyable sexual experience. Though, similar to silicone lubes, they’re not so easy to clean up since oil tends to sit on top of the skin rather than being absorbed by it. Oil lubes make sex, anal play, and masturbation a ton of fun.

Before you buy lube in this variety, keep in mind that oil lubricants are not compatible with latex condoms as they are known to break down the material during intercourse.

The Bottom Line

From enjoying frictionless intercourse to exploring new types of foreplay, there are a ton of ways to use a lube to help amplify the fun in all your intimate moments.

We recommend lube for all couples looking to spice up their sex lives. Check out the K-Y lube collection for more stimulating options.