Guide to Female Lubricants
Everybody’s pleasure chest is going to a look a little different. The sexy and sensual toys we keep ready for hot times will vary, depending on what we personally like to explore. Some people have vibrators and dildos and other folks have whips and cuffs. There might even be some more exotic items in there - but that can be your little secret. Everybody is into different sensations and different ways to play.
Despite this variety, there is one type of sexy tool that everybody should have right on top of the pleasure chest, ready to go at a moment’s notice: lube! Personal lubricant is an essential product that should be at your fingertips any time you have sex - because you never know when you’ll need it to help bring out the most amazing pleasure in your sex. And with so many different lubes available, it is important for women to know what the best female lubricants are.
Why use female lube?
It is true, in many cases, that women do produce their own lubrication naturally to allow for penetration and other sexytime activities. When they are aroused, their body releases that liquid. However, there are times when that just might not happen. It could be dehydration, it could be a health or medication-related concern, it could be a lack of foreplay or it could be body changes due to aging. There are many reasons why you might not be as wet as you were just yesterday. It doesn’t really matter why, the concern is the hot fun you’re about to have and how to aid that. And that is by using lube. Lube can be used anytime, whether you’re wet or not, to make amazing sex even better.
Is there something wrong if I need lube?
A common misconception is that using lube somehow indicates a lack of excitement or that a woman’s body is not responding properly. Consequently, some women get shamed if they need to use lube. This is ridiculous. Using lube is supposed to enhance sex, just as any other sexy product does. As mentioned, there are many reasons why lube might be necessary, including age, health concerns, lack of preparation and more. In other words - life! Sometimes our bodies just need a little extra to make something happen and lube lets that something awesome happen!
What is female lube made from?
There are many different types of female lube available and finding your favourite will be a fun adventure. You can learn more in-depth details in our different lube guides, but the main types of female lube are water-based, silicone and oil. Most women will prefer water-based and silicone for sex and masturbation.
How do I use female lube?
Here is one of the most important pieces of sex advice you will ever receive, no matter if you're a woman yourself or if you enjoy sexytime play with women: If you are going to use lubricant on yourself or your partner, take some time to warm that lube up before you apply it to their body! One of the quickest ways to derail sexy fun is by putting a big dollop of ice cold lubricant on your or your partner’s vulva! If you can, put the bottle or tube underneath you or between you to try and warm it up. Then, when you do squeeze some out, let it warm up in your hand.
Another key part of using lube for women is paying attention to when you need to apply more. The two main types of lube, water-based and silicone, vary in how often you need to apply them. Silicone lasts much longer than water-based, but it cannot be used with silicone sex toys. You can apply silicone lube once and possibly not have to add more throughout sex or masturbation. Water-based lube will start to feel tacky or sticky after some time. That can feel irritating for her, meaning time for more lube!
One of the fun aspects of lube is experimenting with all of the different varieties. The vulva and clitoris are perfect for trying lubes that offer different types of sensation, including warming, cooling and tingling. Whether you play on your own or with someone else, these lubes can bring out new and exciting feelings and experiences.
Okay, I'm ready to buy female lube, what now?
So you're ready to stock up on your own female lube to use by yourself or with your partner. Great! Just head on over to our female lubricant category: Buy Female Lubricants.
Need more help?
Would you like a little help choosing the right lube for you? Just Contact Customer Care and a staff member from the Cherry Banana team will be in touch right away to assist you. Alternatively, you can explore our other lubricant guides here.
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