Lube: do's and don'ts

Are you and your partner looking for new ways to explore sexual pleasure with one another? Lube features as a way to help couples spice up sex by making it more enjoyable to try new positions and sexual techniques.

From foreplay to penetration, sensual massages to masturbation and everything in between, lube is the ultimate remedy for better sex… so long as it’s used right!

Read on to find out our top list of lube do’s and don’ts along with a ton of sex tips to help you get the most out of every sexual experience.

Do Use Lube to Reduce Friction During Sex and Foreplay

For many couples, lube is a requirement for more pleasurable penetrative sex. As a way to reduce friction during vaginal intercourse, lube not only makes sex more enjoyable for both people involved, but it can also prevent tears on both the vagina and penis.

Before diving into sex, we recommend lube for couples as a way to stimulate arousal and help boost pleasure during various foreplay activities. One Sex expert explains that lube can be used on both male and female erogenous zones for a more titillating effect. A couple of drops can go a long way to help stimulate pleasure with cunnilingus, handjobs, anal play, and massages.

Don’t Use Silicone Lube with Silicone Sex Toys

Sex toys are a great way to shake things up in the bedroom. However, if you plan to lube up your sex toy for a safer, more pleasurable experience, it’s important to consider the type of lube you use.

Silicone-based lube products are known to react with silicone toys, causing them to degrade over time. Though this may not be the case for all sex toys, it’s better to be proactive and buy lube that is more compatible with your toys. In most cases, water-based lubricants are your best option.

We recommend the K-Y® Lubricant Sensual Silk® Liquid*. This water-based lube is an ideal partner for your favourite toys and can help add to your natural lubrication for the ultimate experience.

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

Do Find Naturally Derived Lube Types to Avoid Allergies

Though most lubricants are designed to boost sexual pleasure, there are a handful of people who have sensitivities to consider when selecting a lube. If that sounds like you, it’s time to turn you on to a new type of lube free from additives!

100% of the ingredients found in our Naturals line up is sourced from natural origins. K-Y® Lubricant Naturals® Sensitive Gel* is our recommendation for those who need an added sensitive touch. This water-based formula is free from any artificial fragrances and colours to promote a soothing, comfortable lube sensation even on the most sensitive skin types.

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

Don’t Be Afraid to Try New Things

Lube is one of the most underutilized sexual tools out there – especially when it comes to exploring new sexual activities outside of penetrative sex. Whether you’re looking to reduce discomfort during anal play or dial up the stimulation for more intense pleasure while masturbating, lube is just what you need.

Get outside the bedroom and into the shower for steamier sex or consider lathering up your hand to give your partner a mind-blowing handjob.

The Bottom Line

Lube is a necessity in the bedroom. Not only can it contribute to more orgasmic sexual pleasure, but it can offer new ways to explore different sexual activities with your partner. Keep in mind that some lube products are better than others with sex toys and condoms. For those who struggle with allergies, look to buy lube for sensitive skin types for a safer, more comfortable experience.