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Is It Okay To Use Lube With Condoms?

The facts, the rules, and everything else to be thrilled about!

One of the age-old concerns we frequently hear! It’s important to revisit this topic from time to time because there is a lot of bogus information floating around online. This way, fewer people will choose to skip lubricant or, even worse, a condom because of misinformation. When both people feel safe, comfortable, and enjoy themselves, intimacy can be at its best.

So let's get started by dispelling some myths and taboos and entering the exciting realm of lube and condoms.

Striking that all-important balance can be tricky; you may need to think outside the box – and the bed! Finding the energy to keep those juices flowing can sometimes feel like an uphill battle, and if you have been with someone for years, sex can sit in the too-hard (or not hard at all) basket for way longer than it should. A healthy marriage is one where you are getting your needs met, where you are reaching goals together and where you are an individual with a solid support team you can count on. A big part of a healthy relationship is physical intimacy, and although most people want to be hitting sex and marriage goals, some of us just need a nudge in the right direction.

1. Why use condoms?

Why not? This is the real question. When you use a condom responsibly, especially with new partners or casual encounters, there is much to gain and less to lose. It is essential to protect yourself from unwanted sexually transmitted diseases, infections, and other uncomfortable things you'd instead not share with your partners, romantic interests, or close friends by using one of the most common barrier contraceptives to prevent unintended pregnancies. There is genuinely a condom for every shape, size, and preference with the wide variety of condoms available today, including ribbed for his and her enjoyment and other fantastic inventions for intimate delight. Although each condom manufacturer claims a different percentage of effectiveness, check the labels; condoms are reliable solutions that let you get to know others intimately as much as you like with little risk. Condoms aren't 100% effective at preventing pregnancies or STDs. If you don't know your partner well or their sexual history and don't want to have children, going without a condom would be considered reckless. (Remember: using the Pill or other female contraceptives is not a one-size-fits-all way to avoid using condoms.)

2. Why use Lube?

Lube can be your best friend if you're searching for a wet, slick, and painless encounter when getting intimate with your partner. To increase your pleasure and reduce friction, three significant varieties of lubricants are popular: water-based, silicon-based, and oil-based. All three are available as a slippery gel. Water-based lubes are the most popular because they are typically hypoallergenic, easier to clean, and kinder to your most private areas. Lubes come in many types, including daring varieties that promise heating, cooling, or numbing sensations. They also come in a wide range of tantalising flavours to make your bedroom shenanigans even more delectable. The ideal companion for safe anal sex, those concerned about dryness and consequent discomfort, or anyone who simply enjoys the feel of the silky-smooth qualities that lubrication offers to a sexy night in is water-based lube.

So, here's the big question: Can you use lube and condoms together?

YES. This was a resounding “yes,” but there are a few things to keep in mind! You should really look into the lubricant and condoms you are using in combination and find out what works and what doesn’t. Particular condoms and personal lubricants are not made to mix because of the different materials used. Most condoms are constructed of latex, which begins to break down when exposed to any oil-based product (oil-based lubrication, coconut oils, baby oils, vaseline, or body lotions, for example). This reduces the condom’s effectiveness.

Your condoms MAY BREAK if you use oil-based products with latex condoms.

These include lubricants based on oil that are intended for sexual lubrication, as was already mentioned. If you plan to use lube in tandem with a condom, make sure you always read the label. If you’re unsure, pick a lube that specifies that it is “water-based” because this lubrication will be less likely to harm your condoms. Always be aware of the equipment you are using in the bedroom because if a condom breaks, you risk becoming pregnant without intending to or contracting a sexually transmitted disease. Remember that latex-free condoms respond to oil-based lubrication like regular condoms, so avoid using them together if possible! Contrarily, polyurethane condoms can be used safely with lubricants or lotions that contain oil. To determine which lube is safe to use, always check the condom package to see what material it is composed of.

Let's review!

To keep your condoms from breaking when you use them with a personal lubricant, use a water-based lube with your condoms for a safe and comfortable ride for everyone! We can assure you that the pleasure train won’t stop – you’ll be happy about it, and your partner will thank you for it. 

Stay tuned for our next blog to learn more ways to include safe and fun plays in your bedroom.

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