4 ways lube can make you go "Oui Oui!"
It's rendezvous time: you've fully-charged your vibrators, sanitized all butt plugs, and polished those glass dildos. That's everything you need for your 'la petit mort'... Or is it? We know you can’t wait to get started on the action but we promise that this new addition to your sexual ‘toolbox’ will be a game-changer for your sex life – from the very beginning till you’re quivering with pleasure.
What is it? Well, it’s none other than water-based lube, which is suitable for all kinds of sex & self-pleasure (plus, even the most sensitive of skins). Below, find 4 ways this gooey goodness can make you go “Oui! Oui!” in the bedroom.
Makes all kinds of penetrative sex très easy
Movies and TV shows lie. If you have a vagina, you’d know that sometimes, even when you’re turned on, it can take a while for your body to get on the same page as your mind - and sometimes our bodies don’t respond in the way we want or expect them to. Without enough lubrication, it can lead to uncomfortable, painful or friction-y penetration.
This is where water-based lubes come to the rescue. Just a dollop, and the glide-in will feel a whole lot better (not to mention, pleasurable!) Besides, because the anus doesn't lubricate, water-based lube is pretty much a necessity for any anal play. Fingering, rimming, massaging the anus, etc. Au revoir, friction!
Ramps up pleasure during mouth play
Let's be honest. Often, things are not only dry down-south but also in the mouth. But hey, dry mouth happens to the best of us. Whether you're straight-up dehydrated or on certain medications that suck the moisture out of your mouth, one thing's clear: giving and receiving pleasure with a sandpaper tongue is an uncomfortable experience for everyone involved. Squeeze some water-based lube to the receiver’s vulva or penis, and everyone will be that much happier.
By the way, when it comes to erogenous zones, you’re not only limited to the usual suspects: vulva, penis, nipples, and anus. Consider also exploring other often-overlooked pleasure points like the ears, lower stomach, small of the back, and even the inner arms. With your water-based lube in hand, you and your partner(s) are free to explore all the ridges and curves without the possibility of drying out weighing heavy on your minds. A warning: stay away from oil-based lubes if you’re using condoms or toys.
Introduces delightful new sensations during handsy action
Dry palms during a hand job. Clammy fingers while fingering. While still undeniably human, the truth is that both the giver’s and the receiver’s experience can be so much hotter with a generous helping of water-based lube. With everything so wet, slick, and glide-y, you can be sure that any movement feels celeste – and this gives the giver more room to experiment with new techniques (bye-bye, bedroom déjà vu!) Think: rubbing the underside of the penis head in a circular motion, massaging the clitoral hood, and playing with different pressures. Adding lube to the bedroom party ensures that you and your partner(s) are free to let your imaginations run wild without worrying about dryness.
Keeps things slippery for solo action
Here’s a secret: you don’t need to reserve water-based lube for partnered-sex! Even sex with yourself – arguably the best form of self-care – can be improved with a squeeze of this magic liquid. Just apply a few drops to your finger (or your preferred erogenous body parts) before touching yourself for a smoother feel. Translation: you’ll experience deeper pleasure and more mind-blowing orgasms. Oui, oui!
And if you really want to amp things up? Add toys to the mix. Imagine the pulse of your favorite vibrator hitting all the right spots. And now, imagine how easily it will glide across that nerve-rich area with the same power – giving you a totally different, more fluid sensation. It’s a game-changer. You’ll wonder how you ever did without it.