Lube improves sex, there’s no doubt about it. Although our body is able to produce its own natural form of lubrication, nothing helps to keep sex wet and wild like this nifty, slick addition. Reducing friction and easing discomfort, a marathon sex session or anal play wouldn’t be the same without it.
But are you getting the most out of your lube? Is there more to this slippery substance than smoothing out the squeaks? Absolutely! There are thousands of ways to use lube to spice up your sex life. In this post, we’ll show you our top 10 favourite ways to use lube to make your sex even hotter.
What Is Lube?
You know the stuff — you’ve probably got some stashed in your bedside drawer ready for your next mammoth sexy session. But, while lube may be a staple in the bedroom, we’re all prone to sticking to what we know and keeping our lube use a little vanilla. Today, there are thousands of different types of lubes out there for every imaginable taste, so it’s worth taking some time to learn about the basics of this liquid elixir.
Lubes come in two forms; silicone-based and water-based. But what’s the difference? Silicone-based formulas, such as the Durex Play Feel, have a thicker, silkier texture, while water-based lubes like the Durex Sensilube Moisturising Gel, have a thinner consistency and are less prone to leaving a sticky residue behind. If you’re a little sensitive down there, a gentler, water-based formula is often the better option. Whether you go for a silicone-based or water-based lube, the results are the same: a slicker, smoother, wetter and more tantalizing series of sensations that keep you both going for longer.
There’s no rule to using lube, but we reckon that one thing is for certain: the more, the merrier. Lubes are free from harmful chemicals, so can be applied to the private area, mouth and erogenous zones alike; basically, you can use it wherever and however you want. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you could even pour the bottle over your whole body and slip and slide your way to pleasure (although you may want to put a sheet on top of your bed covers for that one!) There are so many different types of lube available today, from warming and tingling lubes to flavoured lubes — the key is to experiment to find what works for you.
1. Elevate Solo Play
Lube is the perfect playmate for solo sessions. While we advocate that there’s nothing better than a long, drawn-out solo pleasuring session and that masturbation is something we should make the time for, we know that, more often than not, a quick play is all we ever have time for. Without the prerequisite warm-up routine of foreplay, things can get a little dry. Slather your hand or favourite sex toy with some lube and it’ll get you going in no time.
2. Indulge in a Sensual Massage
There’s nothing more sensual than a massage. Stroking your hands up and down your partner’s body and teasing out the day’s tension is the perfect primer for incredible sex. But did you know a massage can also give your man a better erection? Or that lube, like the Durex Play Massage Soothing 2-in-1, is the perfect ointment for erotic massage?
Next lazy Sunday, strip down so that both you and your partner are naked and take turns massaging each other. If you’re massaging your man, work up to massaging up and down the groin area in a see-saw motion and watch him grow rock hard. If it’s your girl’s turn, try slathering lube across her breasts and alternate between gently massaging her nipples and blowing with your mouth: the tingling sensation will drive her wild. Take your time and enjoy teasing each other, because the longer you prolong sex, the more heightened your senses will become and the bigger the release when you both get there.
3. Toy with the Perineum
The perineum, also known as the male G-spot, is the spot between the anus and the penis. If you’ve never experimented with the perineum, you’re in for one hell of a ride. For men, the perineum is the most pleasurable erogenous zone after the testicles and the penis. Simply warm some lube up on your fingers and gently toy with the area. We promise your man will be overwhelmed with pleasure.
4. Get Your Sex Toys in on the Action
Sex toys are a great addition to the bedroom. All those delicious vibrations and tantalizing pulses are a sure-fire way to transform a standard sexy session into a mind-blowing orgasmic experience. To take your toy use to the next level, try adding a little lube. Just a thin coating of the stuff over your favourite clit stimulator or dildo will add a whole new layer of pleasure.
5. Take It in the Shower
Shower sex is hot. The combination of the hot, steamy water and slippery body parts makes for an earth-shattering experience. Unfortunately, water has a tendency to wash away our natural lubrication. The next time you get dirty in the shower, keep a stash of lube in an old shampoo bottle to apply when needed.
6. Experiment with Hot and Cold
Great sex is all about teasing the senses and there’s no better way to stimulate them than by playing with temperature. To spice things up in the bedroom, try freezing some lube in your ice tray and then alternate between ice-cold lube and a warming lube. Not only is it fun, but the contrast between hot and cold will have your partner in ecstacy.
7. Put It inside the Condom
We all know how good it feels to use lube during penetrative sex. But did you know that adding lube to the inside of the condom elevates the whole experience? Some condoms can decrease sensitivity — a few drops of lube inside the condom will enhance slickness and feel amazing for your man.
8. Transform Your Handjob
The humble handjob is one of the more simple, but equally exquisite, sexual experiences you can give your man. Perfect the art of the perfect handjob with the help of lube. Simply add a dollop of lube to your hand before you work your partner’s shaft, slipping and sliding your hand up and down. The added lubrication will allow you to experiment with movement and rhythm and have your man writhing with pleasure.
Want to give your hands a break? Why not get your boobs involved? Generously apply lube to your breasts and cleavage and guide your man’s member up and down for an experience he’ll never forget.
9. Make Oral Sex More Delicious
Flavoured lube is a game-changer when it comes to oral sex. Simply choose your flavour — whether it’s cheeky cherry, saucy strawberry or something completely different — apply liberally to your mouth and your partner and get stuck in. Not only will the lube keep your oral game slick, but it will also taste delicious, making it even more enjoyable for you. That’s what we call a win-win!
10. Experiment with Anal Play
The infamous backdoor is one of the most sensitive erogenous zones, but many are hesitant to let their partner go there. But for those brave enough to venture, a whole world of pleasure awaits. If you’ve had a less-than-ideal experience with anal sex, it’s likely that you weren’t prepared: the anus doesn’t produce its own form of lubrication, making lube an absolute must. When it comes to anal play, we can’t stress it enough: the more lube, the better. And when you think you’ve used too much lube, add a bit more. Lube will prevent scratches and tears, and also increase pleasure. If you’re new to anal sex, try slathering lube over some anal beads and gently insert and remove to get you primed for something even better.
Lube is far more than a lubricant for penetrative sex. Cheap and discreet, it’s the easiest way to take your sex life to the next level. Check out our huge range of lubes today and glide into the best sex of your life.