What is lube and what is it used for?
We’re glad you asked.
In a world that is increasingly more accepting and open-minded about sex, there is still a lack of information about using personal lubricants.
Why is lube important?
Our approach to sexual wellness emphasizes the importance of lubrication in enhancing sexual experiences and promoting intimate health. Here are some key takeaways:
Prevention of Micro-Tears
Adequate lubrication during sexual activity is crucial to prevent micro-tears. Micro-tears occur due to friction, and they can happen in sensitive tissues such as those found in the genital area. These tears, while often microscopic, can be entry points for various infections and issues, including STIs. Lube reduces friction, thus reducing the likelihood of these tears.
Microtears in condoms and skin
From a medical standpoint, lube decreases the possibility of micro-tears and fissures during sexual activity, reducing the risk of contracting or spreading STIs and HIV. When properly used with condoms, lube can also lower the risk of condom breakage during sex.
Reduction of STI Risk
Using lubricants can indirectly reduce the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). When micro-tears are prevented, the chances of STIs entering the bloodstream decrease. This is particularly important in activities that involve more friction or are more likely to cause tears.
Ingredients like Olive Leaf Extract
Wicked Sensual Care's products often contain unique ingredients like olive leaf extract. Olive leaf extract is a natural biostatic known for its moisturizing properties and also has potential antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory benefits. These properties can enhance the protective quality of the lubricants, contributing to overall genital health.
Wicked Sensual Care's focus on ingredients like olive leaf extract, combined with the fundamental benefits of using lubricants to prevent micro-tears and potentially reduce STI risks, reflects a commitment to both pleasure and safety in sexual experiences.
The rationale for using lube to prevent micro-tears and reduce STI risks is grounded in the basic principles of biology and sexual health. By reducing friction and potential tissue damage during sexual activity, lubricants serve as a preventive measure. However, it's important to note that while lubricants can reduce the risk of micro-tears and potentially lower STI risks, they are not a substitute for safer sex practices like using condoms.
Compatibility with Toys
Most of Wicked Sensual Care's lubricants are designed to be safe for use with sex toys, further enhancing their protective and versatile nature.
Most importantly of all, using lube helps increase pleasure! In addition to the scientific benefits, lube’s moisturizing and friction-decreasing properties help create more desirable sensations during play of any kind.
Lickable lube for dryness
Some seek out lube because of vaginal dryness, a common condition in people of all ages that can be caused by stress, changes in hormone levels due to the menstruation cycle, perimenopause, menopause, having a hysterectomy, and certain medications, either prescribed or over the counter. Vaginal dryness can contribute to painful sex, and our lubricants will help with that. Lickable lube with flavor is great for adding a tasty experience while increasing moisture.
There are several types of lube to choose from, and it’s important to remember that all bodies are different. The more you learn and explore, the better your individual experience will be. We are honored to be a part of your journey towards sexual health and wellness.