What do we know about personal lubricant?
Well here’s a few very important tidbits I’d like to share with you:
- Use it! Don’t be shy. Don’t say, “But I get wet enough on my own.” Nope, not having it over here. Just give the personal lubricant a go.
- Do not buy that crap they sell at your local drug store. That stuff is like the Taco Bell of lubricant. Invest in some quality personal lubricant. The options are endless. Personal lubricants available now fit a variety of needs, preferences and desired intent and outcome.
- This is perhaps the most important. Spit/ human saliva IS NOT LUBRICANT! EVER! You feel me?! EVER!
Why do we need or want to incorporate personal lubricant into our lives?
Generally speaking personal lubricants have the potential to exponentially improve sexual interactions.
By reducing friction and shearing forces a good personal lubricant will increase pleasure stimulation and decrease potential for micro-tears and irritation to the vaginal area in particular. So not only do you have the potential to enjoy the experience on a different level but you also may want to go longer, avoiding pain and minor trauma.
Females who experience vaginal dryness can also use personal lubrication daily to reduce irritation caused by the dryness. Vaginal dryness can occur for many underlying medical reasons and definitely should be addressed with a healthcare professional. However, if you are aware of the why and you are seeking strategies to combat vaginal dryness, personal lubricant may be a solution.
What are you looking for in a lubricant?
That is a unique answer that only you and your partner(s) can reach. However, if you take a moment to educate yourself about what different lubricants are made of and pros and cons of each you will have a better understanding of how to meet your needs. Here is a helpful article “How to choose a lubricant” from a wonderful online resource and store called A Woman’s Touch, Sexuality Resource Center.
I hope that I have piqued your interest in learning and taking responsibility for your sexual and personal health and pleasure. There is absolutely no shame in incorporating personal lubricant into your intimacy routine or your daily life. Acknowledging and honoring the needs of our body allows our body to love and care for us in ways we never imagine. Meeting our sexual needs is both empowering and freeing. Know what you need to feel good and include it in your self-care.
Happy learning, perusing and purchasing and using!
Leave in the comments some of your favorite lubricants and I’ll share mine too!