Most of the time, our bodies produce enough natural lubricant to be comfortable everyday. However, if you are having sex or using sex toys, you may need more than what nature provides, especially if you are experiencing hormonal changes, on medications or experiencing stress.
If you are using toys, it’s always smart to use personal lubricant. Toys tend to dry up as they are exposed to air, making for uncomfortable re-entry. Ouch!
For anal sex, keep in mind that the anus produces no moisture of it’s own, so it’s always wise to use (lots of!) anal lubricant with anal play.
In case you are worried, using personal lubricant is not a sign of a broken body or a failed libido. Instead it’s the most normal thing in the world.
I get asked a lot if personal lubricant is needed if someone produces a lot of vaginal moisture? She still might want to use lubricant because it can add sensation to the moisture.
Should you buy what your friend recommends? Just because your friend recommends a particular type or brand of lubricant, it doesn’t mean that it will work for you. It is normal for people to have different physical reactions to things and be turned on in different ways. Find what works best for you!
Hopefully, you now understand why personal lubricant is so important to use. The next step is to choose your base, which I will discuss in another post.