Almost every form of sex involves friction – from penetration to oral stimulation to solo play. It is the rubbing, tugging and stroking of the body and genitals that often gives us the greatest pleasure.
But with friction of any kind comes the need to add a smooth and comfortable layer of protection that makes, what could be uncomfortable, feel delicious and delightful. This protective layer is most often some form of lubrication – whether made by the body or added from an external source.
Many people feel some level of stigma or embarrassment attached to purchasing lube. They might think that it sends the message that they aren’t turned on enough, that their body doesn’t work the way it should, or that their needs for sexual comfort are too high.