What is lube?
Lube is short for lubricant, which is often used to make sex more comfortable and enjoyable.
Many of the condoms sold by Funky Condom are already lubricated but you might choose to add some additional lubricant to heighten pleasure. Lube is smooth and slippery and reduces friction so it is ideal for people suffering from vaginal dryness.
However, lubricant is also a good idea even if you or your partner don’t experience any dryness. It heightens sensation and makes penetration easier so it reduces the risk of becoming sore even after a long and rigorous session between the sheets.
There are several types of lube available on the market – water, oil, silicone and petroleum. Water-based lubricants are safe to use with all types of condom so are usually the safest choice.
If you use latex condoms, stay away from oil and petroleum-based lubricants as they can cause the material to deteriorate and may make your contraception less effective. Water-based lubes are also easier to wash off than silicone-based lubricants and it won’t stain your clothes or bedding.
If you or your partner are prone to suffering from thrush, try to choose a lubricant which is made without glycerin as the sugar in glycerin can make yeast infections worse.
You can apply lubricant directly to the penis and also the condom. If you’re having sex without a condom, lubricant is a great way of ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience.
When you’re using condoms, you can add a drop of lube to the inside to enhance pleasure and also apply it to the outside to reduce friction. If you start to feel dry during sex, you can reapply lubricant as many times as you want but try not to put too much on as if things are too slippery between the sheets it could stop you climaxing.
Funky Condom sells some condoms which are designed to delay ejaculation. These contain a special climax-control lubricant which temporarily numbs the penis allowing sex to last longer.