Confused about personal lube? Should you use lube? Which ones should you choose? What are the different types? What is best matched with condoms?
All the answers are made easy and accessible by sex educators Kate McCombs and Louise Bourchier in their video below. They explain why you should use lube, the different types of lube out there, and what each type is good for. Remember, one great way to explore different lubes is by trying sampler packs. Lucky Bloke offers a wide range of samplers from water-based to flavored to arousal lubes and more.
Here’s Team Sex Ed’s important lube tips:
- You should use lube, especially with condoms because it helps the condom last longer and prevent breakage.
- Lube also helps prevent small tears that can cause infection inside the body.
- Lube is crucial for anal sex because, unlike the vagina, the butt is never self-lubricating.
- Watch out for the ingredient glycerin in water-based lubes. It can cause irritation and yeast infection for some.
This video was originally posted on the Team Sex Ed channel.
BY KATE MCCOMBS & LOUISE BOURCHIER | Team Sex Ed! Kate & Louise
KATE MCCOMBS is a NYC-based sex educator, writer, and maker of puns. Ultimately, all of Kate’s work is about helping people feel more comfortable talking about sex. She believes that meaningful conversations + accurate information can help us create a healthier and more pleasure-filled world. Kate writes articles and teaches workshops about sexual health, pleasure, and communication. Follow Kate on Twitter @katecom
LOUISE BOURCHIER, MPH is a sex educator who knows health and pleasure. She teaches workshops to adult audiences throughout Australia and New Zealand, where her mission is to facilitate access to information that allows people to experience healthy and pleasurable sex lives. She works closely with D.VICE: the toy shop for grownups and is a proud emissary of Sex Geekdom Melbourne. Follow her on Twitter @louiselabouche