Why Use a Lube?

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When it comes to sex, sometimes you can be slow to get going. Natural lubrication may not be there when you want it for a variety of reasons – including stress, side effects of medication, birth-control pills or the thinning of the vaginal wall due to hormonal changes associated with menopause.

At times like these having a little lube in a tube is just what you need to ease penetration and ensure the experience is pleasurable rather than painful.

And even if you do not have vaginal dryness, some personal lubricants – like Ignite Intimate Gel – can enhance the whole experience by warming up the response and allowing your man to thrust longer and harder without causing you discomfort.

Find What You Like

Start out by experimenting with a few sexual lubricants privately and find one that suits you before introducing it to your partner. Then keep it handy to your bedside so it’s within easy reach. Use it as you begin foreplay, again as you commence intercourse, and as often as you feel the need for it during love making.

What to Look For

Water-based lubricants are the “gold standard” when it comes to personal care products. Water based lubricants (like Ignite Intimate Gel) reduce the likelihood of irritation or infection, and won’t affect latex condoms, unlike oil-based lubricants.

Water-based lubricants generally come with or without glycerine, a sweet tasting additive which should be avoided if you are prone to vaginal yeast infections as sugar can encourage yeast growth.

Ignite Intimate Gel does not contain glycerine.

Being water based may not be enough.  Check also that it is free of propylene glycol, chlorhexidine,

or other parabens, which apart from wider concerns can cause some women irritation. The more natural the product, the less chance of a reaction.

Oil based lubricants include baby oils, mineral oils, vegetable oils like olive oil, Vitamin E oil, and

hand creams, and are typically best for men to assist masturbation, but are not suitable for use in the vagina, as the oil residue increases the risk of bacterial infections.

If you are considering using Vitamin E oil check with your partner first as some people are allergic to it.

Oil based lubricants are safe to use with polyurethane condoms but not latex ones. Mineral oil, which is found in many hand lotions, can reduce latex condom strength by as much as 90 per cent.

Silicone-based lubricants are good for action around water – in the shower or bath, and some double as sensual massage oils.

However they can be difficult to rinse off, as the silicone doesn’t break down in water and some women note vaginal irritation if they don’t wash away silicone products directly after intercourse.

Silicone-based lubricants are harder to wash off bedding and clothing and are more expensive than water-based ones.

  • Speciality lubricants – His N Hers, Warming or Flavoured Lubes

Mostly these are marketing exercises. The warming lubes are best used on the outside of a condom, and can add a sensation during sex, but you can definitely get too much of a good thing. A dime sized application is plenty for most women, whose genitals are more sensitive than men’s

His N Hers packs won’t do anything for you that a standard one can’t but may add a sense of anticipation.  As for flavoured lubes, they may add a frisson of naughtiness, but check the flavour before use (some taste pretty terrible) and if you a diabetic steer clear as many contain sugar.

It is easy to purchase Ignite Intimate Gel. It will be sent direct to your address, no embarrassing queuing in supermarket or pharmacy checkout. Also for limited time you will get FREE Postage and Packaging.

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