The different uses of lubricants
Why use lubricant during sexual intercourse?
There are many benefits of using a lubricant during sexual intercourse. However, sometimes they are not used because people don’t know how they can be helpful in different situations. It is therefore convenient to know about the different uses of lubricants and use them whenever you want. The most frequent uses are:
- To alleviate vaginal dryness. Hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause can reduce a woman’s natural lubrication. This may also occur if you are taking certain medications or are going through a period of great stress.
In any of these cases, the use of an intimate lubricant will relieve vaginal dryness and avoid the discomfort that it can cause during sexual intercourse.
- Resuming sex after childbirth. Once the quarantine is over, if there are no medical contraindications, sexual life can resume normally.
However, insufficient lubrication due to hormonal alterations after childbirth and during breastfeeding, low libido, fatigue from the first days as a mother and the fear that sex after pregnancy may hurt, among other factors, tend to play against when it comes to resuming sexual intercourse and enjoying it.
A lubricant is therefore the best ally for those first encounters after the baby’s arrival.
- Protect the intimate parts. By reducing friction, lubricating gels prevent friction injuries to the vagina (which can lead to gynaecological problems) and to the penis.
- Improve sexual intercourse. In addition to ensuring women’s intimate well-being, lubricating gels can also be used to increase sexual pleasure.
This is because, by providing greater comfort, they invite you to try new practices or extend the duration of sexual intercourse.
- Intensify intercourse. Among the products that increase sexual pleasure, there are lubricating gels with a heat effect and with ingredients designed to help arousal naturally, since they increase circulation in the intimate area.
These are especially interesting if you wish to experience greater intensity in coitus, since they activate the microcirculation of the intimate area to enhance its sensitivity.
So these intimate care products do much more than alleviate vaginal dryness. Of course, when choosing the best lubricant, it is essential to check that it is dermatologically and gynecologically tested and does not contain dyes, parabens or allergens. Also, for the most comfortable and effective use, it is important that the vaginal flow is similar to that of physiological vaginal secretions, that it is water-based and that it does not leave stains or residues.
It must also be ensured that it does not alter the integrity of the condom and that it preferably does not include spermicides.