Over-the-counter personal lubricants are used frequently during vaginal and anal intercourse, but they have not been extensively tested for biological effects that might influence HIV transmission. We evaluated the in vitro toxicity anti-HIV-1 activity and osmolality of popular lubricants. A total of 41 lubricants were examined and compared to Gynol II and Carraguard as positive and negative controls for toxicity, respectively.
But where do you start? This CBD-infused lube is made with botanical and aromatic oils formulated specifically to heighten female pleasure and sensation. The organically grown CBD and organic coconut oil mix has a light chocolaty, minty aroma and comes in a spray bottle that lasts for 30 to 50 uses.
The results of two research studies were released in at the International Microbicides Conference which, some may think, call into question the safety of using lubricants for anal sex. But what do these results show? Is the evidence enough to change our safer sex messaging? We don't think so -- have a look at the rationale for why we don't think our messaging about lube use for anal sex should change.
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A reader emailed me with the below question, but it's one I get often from friends, followers, and fans:. Can you be specific what kinda lube you recommend to use for a first timer, to open the butthole easily? The best kind of lube to use as a butt sex beginner depends on several things: whether you're going to be using toys or condoms, whether you'll be playing in water, and of course your own body and preferences.
Lube is pretty much required for anal sex — unlike the vagina, the anus is not self-lubricating and can't get wet unless you help it out. Aside from skipping the necessary prep workforgetting to use lube is one of the main reasons why anal can be unpleasant for some people. Thicker lubes are best for anal sex, as anal walls are thinner than vaginal walls, and thus require a lube that can keep them nice and slippery to reduce the chances of cuts and tears inside the rectum.
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Gay sex is a wonderland of fluids, liquids, lotions, and lubes — and a smart bottom is basically a chemist. We have to know which substances irritate the anal lining and which ones do not do not use anything with tea tree oilwhich lubes work with latex condoms and which ones do not, and how to get creative in a pinch, when all you have at your disposal is a kitchen, bathroom, or garage. Even before you get greased up, most guys prep for sex by douching with water, which is generally considered harmless as long as you release all of it.
Personal lubricants colloquially termed lube are specialized lubricants used during human sexual acts such as intercourse and masturbation to reduce friction to or between the penis and vaginaanus or other body parts or applied to sex toys to reduce friction or to ease penetration. Surgical or medical lubricants or gels, which are similar to personal lubricants but not usually referred to or labelled as "personal" lubricants, may be used for medical purposes such as speculum insertion or introduction of a catheter. The primary difference between personal and surgical lubricants is that surgical lubricants are thicker, sterile gels, typically containing a bacteriostatic agent. Water-based personal lubricants are water- soluble and are the most widely used personal lubricants.