Lubrication 101

One of my favorite chapters in my book Pure Romance Between the Sheets is Pure Pleasure: Lubrication Education. I can’t stress enough to the women I meet how important a lubricant is to their sexual pleasure. I believe that everyone should have a good lubricant. Yes, you can be intimate without one, but why should you? Would you brush your teeth without toothpaste? Would you skip your conditioner if your hair was dry and brittle? If you truly want to maximize your satisfaction and pleasure in the bedroom, then lubricants, in all their many forms, are the answer.

Although lubricants have been on the market for many years, women often do not realize how wonderful lubricants are at enhancing intercourse and other types of sexual activity. Lubricants can be an essential part of maintaining sexual health by helping to prevent tearing, irritation, and discomfort during sexual activity. For women experiencing vaginal dryness, certain lubricants can help replenish lost moisture. Lubricants can also help to make sexual activity more fun and enjoyable for both partners.

Many women think that if they are not experiencing self-lubrication naturally, then they are not aroused, or that there is something wrong with them. This could not be further from the truth! Under perfect circumstances, a woman’s body naturally becomes lubricated when she’s aroused. However, external factors, such as stress, medication, diet, or even sleep patterns can affect a woman’s body’s ability to naturally lubricate, often not producing enough moisture to last the duration of intimate acts. Using a lubricant helps keep vaginal tissues healthy and may decrease a woman’s risk of vaginal irritation. A small amount of a lubricant applied to the penis, vagina, or bedroom toy will ease penetration and take the place of the natural lubrication you might be lacking, allowing the experience to be more enjoyable for both partners. Lubricants are also necessary for people practicing safer sex by using condoms; it can help ensure that the condoms do not tear or break during sexual activity, ensuring they work the way they are supposed to.

Intended for internal and external lubrication of the vagina, penis and anus, using lubricants is the easiest way to make sexual activity more comfortable for both a woman and her partner. While an abundance of lubricants are available in different colors, textures, and flavors, Pure Romance’s lubricants come in two basic forms: Everyday Lubricants and Playful Lubricants. You might be interested in warming or other types of textured playful lubricants. While these lubricants do not take the place of an everyday water-based lubricant, they can add a playful dimension to your sexual experience and create an inviting atmosphere of intimacy and sensuality. At the very least, regular use of lubricants will add to the satisfaction, comfort, and safety of all of your intimate experiences.

EVERYDAY LUBRICANTS
Pure Romance has a line of Everyday Lubricants that are safe to use on a regular basis. In fact, these types of lubricants may actually improve a woman’s vaginal and sexual health by preventing tearing, irritation, and discomfort, and replacing any moisture and lubrication she may be missing. Everyday Lubricants are safe for all women and are a must to keep by the bed for any type of sexual activity.

There are two main types of Everyday Lubricants: water-based and silicone-based. Both types of lubricants are gentle and non-irritating, and are safe for all women (even women who are sensitive or prone to infection).

Water-based lubricants typically contain premium ingredients and nontoxic preservatives. They are available in both flavored and unflavored mixtures. Water-based lubricants do not stain, are safe to use with latex condoms and all other latex barrier birth control methods, and rarely cause irritation. Because water-based lubricants are designed to absorb into the tissues, they can dry out during extended sex-play; however, they are quickly revived with a small amount of natural lubrication, water, or saliva. Because of their versatility and effectiveness, water-based lubricants are the form of lubricant recommended most often by sex therapists and experienced couples. Pure Romance offers two water-based lubricants: Just Like Me and Sweet Seduction. Both are great choices for a water-based lubricant.

Just Like Me is an everyday lubricant that is water-based and water-soluble, and is gentle, non-irritating, and safe for all women. It absorbs into the vaginal tissues, helping to relieve vaginal dryness. It also has a re-wetting quality that helps women produce even more lubrication during intercourse. Just Like Me is safe to use with all Pure Romance bedroom accessories, and is compatible with latex condoms and other forms of latex barrier birth control methods.

Sweet Seduction is an everyday lubricant that is water-based and water-soluble. It is gentle and non-irritating and is safe for all women. It has a naturally sweet taste that can bring fun to oral favors. Sweet Seduction absorbs into the vaginal tissues, helping to relieve vaginal dryness. It also has a re-wetting quality that helps women produce even more lubrication during intercourse. Sweet Seduction is safe to use with all Pure Romance bedroom accessories, and is compatible with latex condoms and other forms of latex barrier birth control methods.

Silicone-based lubricants are gentle and non-irritating and safe for all women. They will not absorb into the tissues the way that water-based lubricants do. Because of this, silicone-based lubricants don’t wash off easily and are very long-lasting—just a little bit goes a long way! Since it does not absorb into the skin, silicone-based lubricants will sit on the tissues, creating a nice smooth surface to help make penetration more comfortable. Due to their high level of concentration, silicone-based lubricants are the safest lubricants to use for any anal play. Silicone will not harm latex; however, silicone-based lubricants can harm bedroom toys made from silicone, so use a different lubricant when using your silicone toys. Pure Pleasure is Pure Romance’s silicone-based lubricant. Because it is silicone-based and does not wash off easily, it is completely waterproof, making it compatible to use during water activities and the safest lubricant for any anal activities. Pure Pleasure is safe to use with latex condoms. However, it is not safe to use with toys that are made of silicone, as the lubricant will dissolve the silicone material of the toy.

PLAYFUL LUBRICANTS
Playful lubricants can be used in conjunction with Everyday Lubricants, but should not take their place. The reason is that Playful Lubricants do not help improve the sexual and vaginal health of users in the way that Everyday Lubricants do. Playful Lubricants are great to use during foreplay activities, such as oral favors, small body massage, and mutual masturbation. Pure Romance has two types of Playful Lubricants: warming and creamy.

Warming lubricants are intended to be a great foreplay lubricant to heighten arousal and sensation. Gently rub a dime-sized amount of a warming lubricant into the skin, applying more as necessary. As you continue to massage, the warming lubricant will begin to heat up, causing your partner to feel a pleasantly warm sensation. While a warming lubricant may not be the best option for full-body massages, they are great for genital massage, oral sex, or for massaging small, concentrated areas of the body, such as breasts or genitals. Some warming lubricants contain oil and cannot be used with latex products, so make sure to read the label before using. However, they are compatible with polyurethane condoms so direct your customers who are practicing safer sex to use these instead. Polyurethane condoms can be found in most drug stores and pharmacies by the latex condoms. Sensations is Pure Romance’s warming lubricant and comes in a variety of mouth-watering flavors! Sensations is a playful lubricant that can be used during foreplay to add an element of fun. Try using Sensations during oral favors, or even for small body massage. Sensations does not take the place of an everyday lubricant, but can be used in conjunction with one to help increase arousal. Sensations contains oil, giving it the warming quality, so it is not compatible with latex condoms and other forms of latex barrier birth control methods.

Creamy lubricants are intended to enhance love-making, as well as to create a comfortable experience for a woman and her partner. The emollient texture can provide long lasting lubrication and help to prevent discomfort during intercourse. It is a wonderful lubricant to use with any bedroom accessory that is worn on a man’s penis; aiding in the comfort of the application and removal it effectively enhances enjoyment for all involved. Some creamy lubricants contain oil and cannot be used with latex products, so be sure to read the label before using. However, they are compatible with polyurethane condoms so direct your customers who are practicing safer sex to use these instead. Polyurethane condoms can be found in most drug stores and pharmacies by the latex condoms. Pure Romance’s creamy, emollient lubricants, Whipped and Lickity Stiff, are great for all over body massages, as well as with any bedroom toy that is designed for the penis.

Whipped is a playful lubricant that can be used with an everyday lubricant to enhance sexual activity. Whipped can be used during foreplay to help increase arousal; it is also great to use as an all-over body massage cream. Whipped should be used with c-rings to make sexual activity as comfortable and safe as possible for the male partner.

Lickity Stiff’s emollient texture can provide long lasting lubrication. The pleasurable sensation aids in increased arousal for men who require more stimulation. It is also a wonderful lubricant to use with any c-ring or male stimulator, aiding in the comfort of the application and removal of the product. The edible formula makes it perfect for manual and oral stimulation. Lickity Stiff can help enhance the use of our male products and increase enjoyment for both partners.

Whether you decide to try water-based, silicone-based, warming or creamy lubricants, remember what you liked and disliked about each. Try a couple of different lubricants alone, with your favorite toys, or with their partner, and experiment with different flavors, consistencies and textures. Pure Romance’s wide variety of lubricants will ensure that you find a lubricant that is right for you.

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  1. Patty Brisben

    February 16, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Hi Hamilton,
    I’m actually on the road; however, please get in touch with my PR person (Kim at kim@pureromance.com) and as soon as I’m back in town and we will see what we can do!

    Truly,
    Patty

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