The Beginners Guide to Using Lube

Some of the best ways to describe sex is that it’s pleasurable, sensual, or mind-blowing. No matter how you choose to describe your own experience with sex, “painful” or “uncomfortable” should not be anywhere near the forefront of your thoughts.

Oftentimes, painful sex may be due to vaginal dryness from overstimulation or possibly as a symptom of menopause. Fortunately, lube is here to save the day! Follow along to find out everything you need to know about the best lube products, sex tips for more pleasurable orgasms, and so much more.

What Is Lube and What Can It Be Used For?

Lube, also known as “personal lubricant” is a water or gel-based texture used during sexual activity to help reduce friction, discomfort, and dryness of the genitals. Lube features as a beneficial accessory to use in the bedroom to help enhance pleasure during regular vaginal penetration, anal sex, sex toy play, and even during masturbation! Always read and follow product label before use.

Types of Lube

There are 3 main types of lube that can help spice up your sex life. Follow along to find out if water, silicone, or gel-based lubes are right for you.

  1. Water Lubricants

    Water lubricants, also known as the “versatile lube”, is a more natural, water-based product that can be used in any sexual situation. Water lubricants are better for sensitive skin and are quick to wash off bedding or skin without leaving a stain. For couples, this lube is safe to use with condoms — both latex and latex-free — to encourage minimal friction and tears. The only downside is that you need to reapply water lube more often.

  2. Silicone Lubricants

    For long-lasting lubrication, silicone lubricants are an excellent product to get that silky smooth stimulation. Since silicone is hypoallergenic, it’s unlikely that you or your partner would experience an allergic reaction. Without having to reapply as often as with water-based lubricants, silicone lube is perfect for most sexual activities. One disadvantage is when used with silicone toys, it can deteriorate the surface making it dangerous to use.

  3. Oil Lubricants

    For the gift that keeps on giving, oil lubricants are here to get the job done for that extra-long, fiery, intense sexy time. While oil lubes are excellent for sex, they also double as a great body oil for massages. Although, one of the downsides to oil lubricants is that they may stain your sheets and clothing.

For Safer, More Pleasurable Sex
Your vaginal health can influence the amount of liquid discharge that your body produces, which when aroused, is often heightened to prepare for sex. For postpartum women or those who have entered menopause, it’s natural to experience vaginal dryness during & after sex — but we don’t want that to stop you from having more pleasurable sex!

No matter your need for lube, everyone can benefit from that friction-free pleasure. Simply lather up and enjoy. For more products, check out our line of K-Y lubes today. Always read and follow product label before use.