When it comes to getting smoother sex or extra help to lubricate, sexual lubricant or intimate gel can be a good ally. But it is normal that, if you are not an expert on the subject, you wonder how to use an intimate lubricant and, even, what to take into account when choosing it.

Well, you don’t have to keep looking! In this article we explain how to use it and we help you find the ideal lubricant to obtain maximum sexual pleasure. In addition, we answer the most common questions about this product.

What are lubricants?

The intimate lubricant is a product made from water or silicone that serves to reduce the friction of penetration during sex, whether vaginal or anal.

When sexual stimulation begins, the humidity of our intimate area increases in response to sexual arousal. However, at times, this natural lubrication may not be enough to allow us to enjoy smoother and more pleasant sexual relations.

Natural humidity can be reduced at different times of the menstrual cycle or of your life due to hormonal changes, excess stress or a specific medication. However, using lubricant can be a very effective solution to improve encounters during these periods.

But this product is not only designed for when we do not lubricate completely well. You can use a lubricant as  a stimulant to improve sexual activity, to make penetration more pleasurable, to prevent anal sex from being painful and so that you can enjoy it more, together with sex toys or during masturbation.

This product can help increase sensations during sex, making it a more rewarding experience. 

When can I use an intimate lubricant? 

Whenever you feel like it, it’s that simple! There are several sexual moments in which you can use it, for example: 

  • During vaginal sex, to increase the softness of the encounter and make you enjoy it more. 
  • For anal sex, it is recommended to use lubricant in this type of practice because the anus does not lubricate naturally and without this ally the experience can be annoying or painful. 
  • In oral sex, especially if the lubricant has some added flavor. Thus the softness that it provides will make the pleasure of those who receive it greater, while those who practice it will be left with a good taste in their mouths. 
  • To enjoy new sensations in foreplay or sex, because lubricants are not only to provide softness but also sensations. For example, with Durex Frescor you can enjoy a cool effect that produces a soft tingle and with Durex Calor an exciting sensation of heat. 
  • During masturbation for maximum pleasure. The extra lubrication it provides will help you enjoy that moment, increasing the pleasure. Why not try it? 
  • For a sensual massage, as you read! Thanks to the Durex Massage 2 in 1 Aloe Vera, Durex Massage 2 in 1 Ylang Ylang or Durex Massage 2 in 1 Guarana range, you can get the lubrication you are looking for and also offer your partner or partners an unforgettable relaxing and erotic massage.

How to use an intimate lubricant?

Using a lubricant in sex is very simple, you just have to:

  1. Put a little lubricant on your fingers, it is not necessary to use a large amount, a few drops is usually enough.
  2. Apply the lubricant in the vagina, on the outside of it, on the penis or in the anus to promote lubrication.
  3. For an extra smooth penetration, you can also apply a little lubricant to the condom. Place a few drops of the product on the condom once the condom is already on.
  4. Also, if you want to use it with sex toys, you can apply the lubricant directly on your genitals or anus as we have explained before or on the sex toy, spreading it with your fingers.

What kind of lubricant should I use?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions! With a wide offer, choosing the most suitable one is not always easy, so it is important to understand the options that exist and which lubricant is the most appropriate according to the type of encounter you want to have. 

In our range of Durex lubricants you can find water-based and silicone-based lubricants.

Water-based lubricants

Water-based lubricants are light, non-sticky, and easy to wash off. This option is also versatile, since it can be found in different flavors, such as Durex Strawberry or Durex Cherry, or with different effects, such as hot or cold.

In addition, in the case of Durex, we also have a range of natural water-based lubricants. This type of product is suitable for vaginal, anal and oral sex. 

Silicone base lubricants

Silicone-based lubricants offer a different texture than water-based lubricants. They are thicker and are not easily absorbed by the skin or mucous membranes, making them last longer so you can enjoy optimal lubrication throughout your sexual encounter.

Like the previous ones, you can also find them in various presentations and, although they are also indicated for vaginal and oral sex, they are especially recommended for anal sex because they help maintain lubrication for longer in an area where we need it. because the anus does not have a natural lubrication.

2 in 1 lubricating gel

If the goal is to live an entire erotic experience making the most of the lubricant, then the Durex Massage range is a great option, as its soft, smooth and silky touch makes it ideal for use as a body massage gel and as an intimate lubricant. It is water based, easy to remove and does not stain.

If this is what you are looking for, you can choose between its three presentations, Durex Massage 2 in 1 Ylang Ylang, to raise the level of sensuality of the encounter, Durex Massage 2 in 1 Guarana, to maximize the experience, or Durex Massage 2 in 1 Aloe Vera, for a soft and delicious encounter.

Condoms and lubricants: can they be used together?

Yes! All Durex lubricants can be used with condoms. You should only apply lubricant on the genitals, in the anal area or place a few drops on the outside of the condom for additional lubrication.

It is important not to use too much lubricant before putting on the condom or the condom may slip when you put it on. However, more can be applied afterwards if needed. 

But attention! We are talking about Durex lubricants, if you plan to use other products keep in mind that  oil-based lubricants cannot be used with a condom, as they can deteriorate latex and break it. For this reason these types of lubricants are not recommended. 

Are lubricants edible?

Most water-based lubricants are suitable for oral sex and can be consumed safely, so when it comes to using this product for oral sex, you can use it without any problem. Just remember that, although they are suitable for consumption, they cannot be considered a food. 

Can I use the intimate lubricant with sex toys? 

Of course! You can incorporate the lubricant to use sex toys such as dildos or vibrators or bullets. 

In fact, if you use sex toys in the preliminaries, the lubricant will be a great ally to quickly raise the temperature of the encounter. 

How much lubricant should I use?

There are no rules on how much lube to use, the best thing to do is experiment and see how you and your partner(s) feel.

If you’re trying out a new lube or using one for the first time, start with a small amount and apply to desired areas with your fingertips. If you like the feeling of extra lubrication, then you can apply a little more.

How long does a lubricant last?

Regarding the duration of the product once opened, it is advisable to read the instructions on the package, as it may vary in each case. It is not necessary to store it in the fridge, however it is best to keep it away from heat and sunlight in a cool cabinet and away from children or pets.

Now that you know  how to use an intimate lubricant,  don’t miss the opportunity to incorporate it into your sexual encounters.

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