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4 Common Myths About Personal Lube Debunked

Some common misconceptions about using personal lubricants deserve to be addressed openly.

By Phil StephanPublished 3 years ago 3 min read
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Lube can be your best friend in the bedroom. Unfortunately, this helping hand gets a bad rap and that’s mostly because of the misconceptions about it. Whether you’re just beginning your sexual journey or are looking to make your private life even better, you need to arm yourself with all the knowledge you can get about lube.

So, what are you waiting for? Keep reading to know about the four most common myths about the lube that needs to be erased from our collective consciousness.

Myth 1: It’s only for people who are bad at intercourse!

Now, here’s the thing. Women need a fair bit of foreplay to get ready for intercourse. Being ready for intercourse means two things - one, that they are mentally in the right headspace, and two, they are physically primed for penetration. When a woman does not produce enough discharge (or fluids) to facilitate smooth penetration, the act can be rather painful.

It’s a common myth that if a woman isn’t producing enough fluids, it's because her partner isn’t doing a good enough job revving up the engine. This isn’t true. The amount of discharge depends on a variety of factors such as hydration, medications she might be taking, anxiety, and even the speed of your fan or AC (yes, it can dry her out). Using a personal lubricant makes sure that you don’t have to stop at any point.

Myth 2: It’s not for men!

Since lube is most commonly used during vaginal and anal intercourse, men tend to people that it doesn’t have anything to do with their genitals. This isn’t true at all. Lube can help men with premature ejaculation by reducing friction and ensuring that they last in bed longer. It can also help people with erectile dysfunction to a certain extent.

Finally, friction against the vaginal or anal walls can sometimes tug the skin on the penis, making intercourse painful for men. Lube helps ensure that intercourse is always pleasurable.

Myth 3: It’s not for masturbation!

More often than not, lube is used during intercourse. But this doesn’t mean that you can’t use it while masturbating. For women, lube can provide that extra bit of help that’s needed to climax. Certain types of lube can make your clitoris tingle, which can help you get there faster. For men, lube is a great option for self-pleasure as it ensures you don’t end up accidentally tugging the skin.

Myth 4: It can’t be used with condoms!

Well, this isn’t entirely inaccurate. Certain types of lubes are made for condoms and sex toys while others are made for skin-to-skin contact. Oil-based lubes are not supposed to be used with condoms as they can wear down the material and lead to condom tearing.

On the other hand, water-based lube is a good option for people who want to use it with condoms or sex toys. They are also versatile and get absorbed by the skin, leaving no mess or stains.


Since you are aware of the facts now, don’t just move on. Make your personal life and love relationship even better by grabbing some lube.

Water-based lubes are by far the most popular among all personal lubricants. Their main advantage is that they are smooth as silk, but not sticky or messy like the oil or silicone-based ones.

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Just as the name says, they are easily soluble in water and can be washed off the skin with just a little warm water. Moreover, these lubes are 100% edible and leave no stain on your clothes or skin whatsoever.

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About the Creator

Phil Stephan

Strategic content partner and digital marketing specialist at Dignitas Digital

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