Have you ever thought for a second that sexual lubricant enhanced lovemaking? Well, have you ever tried these? Close your mouth and dry your lips. Run your finger lightly over them and pay attention to how you feel. Then lick your lips and run a finger lightly over your moistened lips. Did you notice any difference? This is exactly how sexual lubricants can help you enjoy more pleasurable lovemaking.
In a recent study conducted at Indiana University’s Kinsey Institute, researchers asked 2,500 women to rate their lovemaking with and without a lubricant. The women declared that using lubrication made sex substantially more enjoyable.
With the finger on lips exercise I described above the lubricant is the saliva, the world’s most popular sexual lube. It’s effective, always available, and free. But saliva is more watery than slippery, and it dries quickly. To enhance sexual pleasure, most people find that commercial lubricants work better.
Sex literatures do overlook lubricants by mentioning only when discussing about menopausal vaginal dryness. But the Indiana study that show that lubricants enhanced love making women of all ages.
Men can also use lubricants as it helps them in masturbation and while wearing a condom by placing some drop on the head of the penis. It makes intercourse really enjoyable.
There are four types of lubricants. They are oil-based, petroleum-based, water-based, and silicone-based. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Oil-based lubricants include vegetable and nut oils, and Crisco. The former can be used on the genitals and as massage lotions. Crisco is a popular lube for anal play. Oil-based lubes are safe to ingest and safe to use with latex contraceptives. However, it may make you feel greasy and cause stain bed linens and clothing. So it requires soap and water to wash off.
Petroleum-based lubes are made from Vaseline and baby oil. These lubricants destroy latex and should neverbe used with condoms. Don’t use petroleum lubricants inside the vagina either because they are difficult to wash out. It can cause irritation and change your vaginal chemistry by increasing risk of infection. It cannot be ingested and they may stain bed linens.
Most of the lubricants that are available are water-based. They are safe to use with latex contraceptives and are very cheap. They don’t cause stain while using and during oral sex, it’s safe when ingesting small amounts. You can’t use them as body massages lotions and during love making, it may dry out. So, you either apply more or refresh them with saliva or water because they dry off easily.
Silicone lubricants were first introduced in the 1990s as a personal adaptation to the industrial lubricant- WD-40. They feel silky and are not messy. They retain their slickness longer than water-based lubes. They don’t damage latex and are safe for use on the vulva, clitoris, and penis, and in the vagina and anus. They do not stain bed linen or clothing. Though it’s not clear how safe they are to ingest, so it’s wise not to do so.
Don’t just apply lubricants directly on your lover’s genitals. The lubricant is cold right inside the jar. So when you want to apply the lubricants, ensure you pour some small quantity into hands, rub it between your hands until you feel it is warm and then caress your lover with the lubricated fingers.
If you want to use condoms, be careful with lubricants because they increase risk of slipping -offs. Have intercourse gently with it and when you withdraw, your lover should hold the condom onto the base of the penis.
So, a lubricant is a very good tool when making love. Many sex therapists recommend it as form of enjoying sex.