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Using lube

There are many myths about lubes and when to use them. Many people think lubes are needed only by those who are dry ‘down there’. But what they don’t know is that it can make sex better for both men and women.

Lubes are of three types: water based, oil based and silicone. The most common type is water based; it can be used at any time and by anybody. But this lube must be periodically re-applied, sometimes more than once during sex (you can instead keep a water spray handy to activate the dried lube to make it last longer). Oil based lubes aren’t compatible with most condoms, but they are super slippery. The best ones are silicone lubes, which offer condom-compatibility and slipperiness as well.

You could be male or female – both sexes can use lube for masturbation. The slippery feeling adds an extra dimension.

Different people prefer different lubes, so try different types to find the one that suits your body and preferences best.

Some people substitute lubes with massage oils. These oils may break condoms, so be careful. Instead of wondering which the best lube is, simply pick Durex Play Massage 2-in-1, designed for massage and more intimate lubrication.

Foreplay using your hands is always exciting, but why not take it up a notch with a dollop of lube? Or if you want to use your hands and mouth at the same time, you can use flavoured lube to keep things interesting and tasty. Or if you and your lover have passionate sex marathons, you should definitely add lube to the mix – take a break to use some lube and then rev up for more action.

Lube is best for those who suffer chafing during sex but who still want more. It reduces friction to a large extent, so there is no discomfort later.

Or if you want an extra wow edge, try Durex Play O, Warming or Tingle for a range of sensations.

Who says lube only goes on the genital area? The skin is the biggest erogenous zone in the body, so slather on lube all over to experience some extra slippery bliss with your lover.

A squeeze of lube will make it easier for you and better for your lover.