What if we decided to make our periods a much more pleasant and fun time? We know of an unsuspected ally to cushion up and take care of ourselves when Aunt Flow is in town. And we give your 4 reasons why lubricants are going to make that time of the month not only more comfortable but more pleasurable!!
Reason 1: Periods do not equal no sex!
The first reason to use lube during your period is of course sex. Research has shown that 30% of women have sex during their period. Medically speaking, there is no contraindication. Physically speaking, there is no blockage involved, and orgasms help relieve menstrual cramps. Plus, 62% of women have a higher sex drive during their periods!
But it’s also a time where you can be more sensitive to discomfort and pain so to make sure things go smoother when it comes to vaginal penetration, use an intimate lubricant! And for those of us who tend to favour the back door during this time of the month, we know that a rich lubricant makes it a lot more enjoyable!
Reason 2: Lube enhances clitoral stimulation!
You and your partner are more into hands stuff during your period? Or you prefer to go solo? Masturbation and clitoral stimulation can get a lot more fun when you add an intimate lubricant. After all, the clitoris, with its 8,000 nerve endings, is the most sensitive organ we have and can easily get irritated from friction, either from hands or from your clitoral vibrator. With a small pump of lube, you can eliminate any friction and just enjoy the moment!
Reason 3: A good intimate lubricant is an intimate skincare!
A less expected reason to use lube during your period is to take care of your sensitive skin at a time where pads, tampons, cups and what-nots create skin friction, hence irritation. If you choose your face cream carefully, you should pay the same level of attention when choosing a lubricant. After all, it goes onto your most sensitive skin!
Smile Makers lubricants contain a natural plant extract that soothes irritated skin and helps it to regenerate. We recommend using it any time your intimate parts are feeling irritated; it doesn’t have to be only during or after sex!
Reason 4: You’ve joined the cup trend? Use lube for an easier insertion.
Remember inserting a tampon for the first time? Or trying your contact lenses the first day? Every beginning can be difficult – same goes for trying a menstrual cup for the first time. It might take a few days or a few periods before you get the hang of it, but don’t worry, you’ll get there and hopefully become a happy cup convert! To make everything go over more smoothly, we recommend that you practice inserting your cup before your period and applying a bit of water-based lube to the cup will make insertion easier.
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