The Importance of Keeping a Lube Handy (especially at the side table)

Lube makes sex far more pleasurable for all involved - and who doesn’t want more pleasure?
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The Importance of Keeping a Lube Handy (especially at the side table)

Let’s talk bedside essentials: condoms, lube and a vibrator are the basics of a sexy nightstand. But, too often, lube is totally missing from that trifecta. There’s a seriously outdated myth that using lube must mean you, or your partner, is doing something wrong and that it’s somehow shameful to lube up. This couldn’t be further from the truth though. 

Lube makes sex far more pleasurable for all involved - and who doesn’t want more pleasure?  In fact, if you’re not a regular lube user, chances are somewhere along the way you or your lover have experienced unnecessary discomfort during sex. Sex is supposed to feel good, so we want to do everything in our power to increase pleasure.

Get Handsy

When we think of lube, we tend to think of it being used for penetration only - mainly with a penis or a dildo. But, trust me, lube can take your handjobs to the next level, or even improve your fingering technique. Add some lube to your hands or fingers to increase that slip ‘n’ slide sensation to leave your lover moaning.

Avoid genital friction burn

There’s nothing worse than being rubbed up the wrong way - especially where it counts! Lack of adequate lubrication during sex can cause uncomfortable friction burns, especially during extended periods of sex. 

Using lube can help prevent this discomfort, reducing the risk of friction burn and nasty abrasions on the delicate tissue of the genitals so you don’t have to cut sex short due to avoidable pain.

Avoids using spit as lube

Look, I get it - sometimes, you're in the heat of the moment, and spit seems like a viable option for lube. But, trust me, it's not! Not only is it not as effective as using actual lube, but it can also increase the likelihood of yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis. So, skip the spit, and opt for some high-quality, pH friendly lube instead.

Quality lube for quality sex

Using a good quality lube ultimately enhances your sexual experience. Frenchie’s Oh La La Love Lube is a high quality natural water-based lubricant made with aloe vera and Australian native botanicals. 

This pH friendly formula is antibacterial, antifungal and feels just as silky and smooth as the real thing. Being water-based, Oh La La Love Lube is super versatile and can be used for solo pleasure, with all sex toys, with condoms or with a lover.

Promotes safe and healthier sex

Using lube is a vital step in practising safer sex. The added lubrication can reduce the risk of condoms breaking and subsequently help prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Being properly lubed up can also reduce the risk of injuries or painful tears to very sensitive tissue.

Use with lovers and toys

Lube is a wonderful addition to partnered sex, but it’s also amazing to use in conjunction with your favourite vibe. Using a water-based lube as your all-rounder is perfect as you can use them with many types of materials such as silicone, glass and metal. Oil and silicone based lubes are not typically recommended for use with sex toys, as they can degrade the material. 

Lube up your favourite pleasure tool, and feel how much of a difference it makes to your overall pleasure as it enhances sensation and makes insertion far more comfortable.

Intensify sensation and pleasure

Truly, who would say ‘no thanks, I don’t want to experience more pleasure’? Using lube can enhance physical sensation, intensify orgasms and overall lead to far greater pleasurable sexual experiences.

Enhance anal pleasure

With the second highest concentration of nerve-endings on the human body, the anus is a gateway to incredible amounts of pleasure. Definitely not someone to ignore, regardless of your sex, gender or sexual orientation. Anal is for everyone! But, there’s some important things to take into account when exploring anal. 

Unlike the vagina, the anus is not self-lubricating, so it is absolutely vital that you use a high quality lube when stimulating and penetrating the anus - and plenty of it. 

Truly, the more the better when it comes to lubing up for anal sex. Whether you’re using a finger, a butt plus, a flared-base vibe, a strap-on, a penis or a fist - lube is your best friend.

Supportive for those with endo, PCOS and vaginismus

There are many vulvo-vaginal and menstrual conditions that can make sex and particularly penetration painful, due to friction and vaginal dryness. So if you or your lover ever experiences pain with sex, lube can be a total game changer for you.

Extra comfort and pleasure

It’s common for many women and vulva-owners of all ages to have low levels of natural lubrication for various reasons, such as anatomy type, hormonal changes, medications, menopause, or stress. Additionally, some women may experience arousal non-concordance, where their physical response does not match their level of sexual desire. 

So, they may be turned on but not necessarily ‘wet’. In these cases, using lube can help enhance sexual pleasure and reduce discomfort during sex.

Now that you know just how much lube can elevate your sex-life, what are you waiting for? Stock up on Frenchie’s Oh La La Love Lube today, and thank us later.

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