...And That May Surprise You!
Using intimate lubricant is quite common, but we do not always give it the attention it deserves given how close it gets to our reproductive system. We’ve listed 5 facts worthy of your attention when it comes to lubricant.
It protects internal tissues from irritation, tearing and abrasion: by increasing slipperiness and making movements more fluid, lube prevents friction effects on the most sensitive skin.
Fluids get absorbed by the vaginal mucous membrane, and many lubricants contain harmful ingredients. Some can cause vaginal irritation or infection. So you really want to know what is in your lubricant!
Parabens can cause irritation, and allergies. There is also some concern on their capacity to mimic oestrogen and to be absorbed, and stored by our body. So be on the safe side, better choose a paraben-free lubricant!
Indeed, water-based lubes are easy to wash-off, available without some of the potentially harmful ingredients, gentle on the skin and safe to use with condoms and with intimate massagers.
Even if you don’t experience vaginal dryness, studies have shown that using a lubricant can make sex all the more enjoyable. And who would say no to some extra pleasure?
Mention lube and two things spring to mind – ‘anal sex’, and ‘she’s not turned on’. And while the original use of lube was penetrative sex, if you only stick to those uses you are missing out on a whole lot of fun!
Cheesy puns aside, a lot of people associate using lubricant with sexual dysfunction, a sign of ageing or some kinky sex play.
Sex ed, when any, is often restricted to important yet fear-mongering topics, and it leaves out the fun part of sex. That’s why, along with our collection of intimate products for women, we work with experts to bring you reliable and valuable tips about sex.