Do It Tonight! Add Some Lube to Your Lovin'


photo by Mike Goren

Lube gets a bad rap, so we’d like to clear its name here once and for all: Store-bought personal lubricant is not a “crutch” for people with faulty machinery. And reaching for the wet stuff doesn’t mean you’re “not into it,” “frigid” or “kinky.” For women, natural lubrication doesn’t necessarily go hand-in-hand with sexual arousal. Plus, smoking, caffeine, booze, weed, stress, certain days in your menstrual cycle, and cold medicine can all dry you up. Oh yeah, and adding extra lubrication means your sensitive parts can take more and more kinds of stimulation without getting over-sensitive.

But don’t even thinking about pulling a Marlon Brando and reaching for the butter (not even the olive oil, yuppie). Oils can degrade latex (i.e. break the condom!) and can also encourage vaginal infections. So when you’re a friend in need, manmade lubricant is a friend indeed. Don’t have any on your nighstand? We’re big fans of GoodVibes’ organic water-based lube.


  1. There are so many high quality lubes available to maximise your pleasure. No matter what age or sex, you can enjoy warming or cooling sensations for increased pleasure. Don’t skimp on the lube and buy an additive free quality lube.

  2. Jessica, it’s not silly at all. As far as we know, based on lab testing, all kinds of lube used in the usual way don’t decrease the effectiveness of the ring.

  3. Hello-

    Quick lube question. I am on the Nuva Ring for birth control, and I was wondering if using a silicone based lubricant would affect the ring in any way. I think I heard once that it could possibly coat it and make it less effective? Sounds silly, but I like to be as safe as possible. Thanks!

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