Gynecologist Debunks 5 Common Myths About Sex Lube

Written by: Dr Dmitry Loktionov



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Sex lube - we all know it, and those of us who are truly enlightened, love it! But despite its unique role in our sex lives, there still seems to be a lot of misinformation floating around about this slippery substance. So, let's dive in and debunk some of the most common myths about lube, shall we?

Dr Dmitry

Dr Dmitry Loktionov - MB. BCh. OB-GYN

Dr. Dmitry is an accomplished doctor, women's health advocate, and founder of Quanna, a next-generation sexual wellness brand. With a background in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, he works towards empowering women with knowledge and improving access to holistic care.

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Myth #1: Sex Lube is Only for Old People or Those With "Issues"

First things first, let's address the elephant in the room. There seems to be a widespread belief that lube is only necessary for those of a certain age or those with certain menopause problems. Well, let's set the record straight: sex lube is for everyone! No matter your age or the state of your nether regions, a little extra slipperiness can go a long way in enhancing your sexual experience.

In fact, using lube can increase pleasure, decrease the risk of injury, and make sex more enjoyable for both parties involved by enhancing lubrication and reducing friction during sexual activities.

When it comes to sexual pleasure, adequate lubrication is key. Lube helps to reduce the pain that may occur due to poor natural lubrication. By providing a smooth and slippery surface, lube allows for more pleasurable and friction-free movements, heightening sensations and intensifying the overall sexual experience. Whether engaging in vaginal, anal, or oral sex, the addition of lube can enhance the glide, making each touch and movement feel more sensual and pleasurable.

So, let's retire this antiquated idea and embrace the slick, sexy world of lube.

Myth #2: You Only Need Lube for Anal Sex

While it's true that sex lube is a must for anal play (seriously, don't even think about going in dry), it's not the only time lube can come in handy. In fact, lube can be a game-changer for all types of sexual activities, whether it's vaginal intercourse, solo sessions, or even oral play.

By providing a smooth glide and reducing friction, lube can help prevent painful micro-tears and make everything feel just that much better during anal sex. This is due to the fact the anus does not produce natural lubrication like the vagina does so an external source of lubrication is needed. The best lube for anal sex is a silicone based lube as the consistency is thicker and won’t be absorbed into your skin like a water based lube.

So, go ahead and lube up, no matter what type of play you're engaging in.

Myth #3: If You Need Lube, You're Not Turned on Enough

Ah, the age-old myth that needing lube is a sign of sexual inadequacy. Let's nip this one in the bud. While it's true that natural lubrication can increase when you're aroused, there are a multitude of factors that can affect your body's ability to produce its own lubrication. These can include hormonal changes, menopause, medications, stress, and even dehydration.

So, needing a little extra help in the slip-and-slide department is no indication of your level of arousal or your worthiness as a sexual partner. In fact, being proactive about using sex lube shows that you're in tune with your body's needs and committed to making sex enjoyable for all involved. Now, that's sexy.

Myth #4: All Lubes Are Created Equal

Just as not all pizzas are created equal (I'm looking at you, anchovy-lovers), not all lubes are the same. There are three main types of lube: water-based, silicone-based, and oil-based. Each has its own set of pros and cons, and choosing the right one for you depends on your personal preferences and the type of sexual activities you'll be engaging in.

Water-based lubes are versatile and compatible with most condoms and sex toys but may require reapplication more frequently. Silicone-based lubes are long-lasting and great for water play but may not play well with silicone toys.

Oil-based lubes provide a smooth glide but can break down latex condoms and may be harder to clean up.

So, take a moment to consider your needs before diving into the world of lube.

Recommended Reading: Lube 101: Choosing the Right Type of Lube for More Pleasurable Sex

Myth #5: More Lube is Always Better

While we're all about embracing the wet and wild side of sex lube, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. Using excessive amounts of lube can actually decrease sensation and make things a little too slippery, causing you or your partner to lose grip or control. Start with a small amount and add more if needed. Remember, you can always add more, but you can't take it away once it's applied!

The Bottom Line

So there you have it, folks - five slippery myths about lube, debunked and ready to be wiped clean from your memory. It's time to let go of these misconceptions and embrace the wonderful world of lubrication. Whether you're a lube novice or a seasoned pro, the right lube can make all the difference in your sexual escapades.

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