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Learn Your Lubricants

Even though it is fun, foreplay isn't just for fun; it also has an important purpose. All that kissing and touching gets a woman warmed up so her juices are flowing. If you aren't sexually aroused, sex can be painful. The friction can be irritating and unpleasant, which is the opposite of how you're supposed to feel when getting it on.

Sometimes, if you aren't naturally wet, you may need a little help from a tube. But don't be sheepish, because personal lubricants are one of the best inventions ever made. I've rounded up some good ones to try, all of which are water- or silicone-based, so they're compatible with condoms. To see my picks,


If you have any others you love, please comment below.


sarahtwitt sarahtwitt 8 years
LIQUID GODDESS is the best natural lube we have used. tastes amazing too, something i never would have thought to say about lube, and grrrreat for oral sex. super gentle, no parabens glycerin etc... and it is supposed to be anti candida too. they are on amazon and at some seattle shops.
Fallingfromtrees Fallingfromtrees 8 years
DH and I SWEAR by Kama Sutra's water-based lube. (Not good for anal though, just fyi.) The stuff is fantastic, and its great for self-love too ;-). They carry it at sex stores in kits. They also make massage oils that smell like cake and dust that tastes like honey. Def. my favorite brand!
kimmbot kimmbot 9 years
I know this is an old post, but I worked in the adult product industry for quite some time, and I'd just like to point out that KY is classified as a medicinal lubricant - meaning, it's better suited to vaginal dryness as opposed to sexual intercourse. KY now makes lubes that are better suited for intercourse, but your basic KY is not. O'My Natural is one of the best, most woman-friendly lubes I've seen, but one should be sure that one's choosing a lube specifically formulated for intercourse! Your best bet is to go to a sex store, and there are those out there that cater to women now. Some of the ones I'd personally recommend are Slippery Kitty, Wet Light, and a newer brand called Sexy Ganja - very similar to O'My, but with a non-sticky "finish". O'My also has fun flavours that are still sugar-free. Check to see what the base of your lube is. Water-based lubricant is the friendliest, to skin, private bits, and toys. The downside to a water-base is that it's not going to work in the shower, if you're going to do that. Silicone based lubricant is water-proof, but not everybody reacts nicely to it, and it can never be used with toys containing silicone. Oil based lubricant is not condom-friendly, as it deteriorates the latex... in my opinion, oil based lube is just best to be avoided all around, unless you have a specific reason for seeking it out, and most manufacturers are moving away from oil. If you have a question, or don't know what the base is or what you should be looking for, don't be embarassed to ask!! Questions about lubricant are the MOST normal part of a sex store worker's day... trust me.
getstinko getstinko 9 years
lube saved my marriage and I love it!
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 9 years
I don't generally need to use it, however I used KY Warming with my ex ONCE and it BURNS...and NOT in a good way... I would NOT recommend it to anyone with sensitive skin...not a fun feeling...eek
iDesign717 iDesign717 9 years
KY Silk-e is great too! hehe ;)
chakra_healer chakra_healer 9 years
Sliquid! Perfect for those things you need lube for. ;) No glycerine, no taste, slick, and stays wet.
lolabella lolabella 9 years
i've never needed it, ever! but i'm glad to see this posting because i plan on stocking up when i DO need it! :)
Random2 Random2 9 years
K-Y or O'my (flavors ;) )for me
o0osara o0osara 9 years
wet platinum is theeeee best!
mrspiven mrspiven 9 years
i love the astroglide, nothing fancy. its just good stuff.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I love lube, and sue it almost everytime! It makes sex SO much better and you can last WAY longer and mmmm just thinking about it and I'm all horny!
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