New Delhi: Vaginal lubrication occurs upon sexual stimulation. The amount of lubrication for sex may vary from one woman to the other. Lubrication is essential for pleasurable sexual activity. It is common for women to suffer from vaginal dryness which may occur due to numerous reasons such as emotional factors, medications and low estrogen levels during menopause, changes during breastfeeding, chemotherapy and depression.
Sex lubricants help in tackling vaginal dryness by making intercourse more comfortable. Also, sex lubricants make it more pleasurable to use condoms which are a must for protection against sexually transmitted diseases. Personal sex lubricants (colloquially termed lubes) are specialised lubricants used during intercourse and masturbation to reduce friction to or between the penis and vagina, anus, other body parts or applied to sex toys to reduce friction or to ease penetration.
Lubrication aids in:
- Enhancing sexual arousal and making sex more pleasurable
- Reducing friction in vagina or anus
- Lubrication of clitoris which again makes sex more pleasurable
- Keeping the vagina soft
Sex lubricants or lubes are of 3 main types: water, oil and silicone based. Water based sex lubricants are slippery and may need to be reapplied. Since they easily absorb into the skin and evaporate they have a tendency to dry out.
Typical water-based sex lubricants cannot be used in the pool, bath tub as they can be dissolved or dispersed in water. Water-based sex lubricants have been recommended for use in safer sex because they do not weaken condoms like oil-based lubricants do.
Quite a lot of people in India know that dildos and vibrators exist. That’s their maximum information on the sex products subject. They have not heard beyond that. And how will they? When we live in a society where wanting to have sex (basic need) is a crime met with “Hawww and hayyy”!
Quite a lot of people still don’t know that personal lubricants exist and they can be used for sex. Why you ask? Weren’t our ancestors having satisfactory sex? Didn’t our parents have satisfactory sex? That’s how we came right?
That’s the problem. They had “satisfactory” sex. And let me tell you there is a lot of difference between “satisfactory” and “mind blowing” sex. Satisfactory would be like someday may be great, someday it may be painful, some days there must be lot of friction and sex wasn’t smooth.
It happens more than you know. Sex without lubricants is just satisfactory and, life is too short to have just satisfactory sex all your lives. Lubricants for sex are like butter for bread. You can definitely have the toast bread without the butter….I mean it’s not like you can’t eat it…..but you apply butter the entire taste changes and becomes better.
Similarly, not like you can’t have sex without lubricants. Sex lubricant is a clear gel. It is a gel similar to your hair gel and face gel. But this gel is “specially” designed for sex. Penis and vagina are the two body parts are dry in nature just like our skin. When these two parts are rubbed against each other (however it may be), friction is caused. It’s not a pleasant feeling.
And if you and your partner is sex crazed, like you have sex 3-4 times a day, you will be leaving the whole area dry and irritated. It would be in dire need for moisturisation. Lubricating gels safely moisturises both the penis and the vagina and keeps them healthy and free from infections. And even then, this was not even the main reason why you should use a lubricant during sex.
Penis and vagina of different people come in all different shapes and sizes. Even when two people are soulmate, their penis and vagina won’t look like they are made of each other. There is going to be a mismatch in sizes and proportions. Sex lubricants are designed to reduce pain during sex. Lubricants make the entrance of the vagina smooth and slippery so that the penis can enter inside easily and without any pain.
*Disclaimer: The article has been contributed Mangesh Singh, Marketing Head, ThatsPersonal.com. The opinions expressed in this article are the personal opinions of the author. The faces and views appearing in this article do not reflect the views of Deccan Chronicle, and Deccan Chronicle does not assume any responsibility and liability for the same....