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How To Choose A Lubricant For Pleasure And Safety
- Jun 22, 2018 -

Vaginal lubrication often occurs naturally during sexual excitement and arousal. Women vary in how much lubrication they produce and the amount of lubrication desired for pleasurable sexual activity — this variation is totally normal.

Reduced lubrication is very common and can be the result of hormonal changes in a woman’s body  — during breastfeeding or perimenopause and postmenopause, for instance — or caused by medications such as antihistamines, hormonal forms of birth control, chemotherapy, and medications for ADHD and depression. Also, you may have decreased lubrication if you are dehydrated, or if you’re not fully aroused.

Lubricants can be purchased online or at drugstores, many supermarkets, and sex-toy shops. Whether you’re having vaginal sex with a partner or masturbating on your own, you may want to add lubrication to:

  • Decrease painful friction in the vagina and/or anus

  • Enhance sexual arousal by stimulating the flow of blood to the vulva, which encourages your body to create some of its own lube

  • Lubricate the clitoris; this can create more sexual pleasure and an easier route to orgasm

  • Change taste during oral sex

  • Keep vaginal skin soft and help maintain elasticity of vaginal walls