Patty Brisben explains what women should know about artificial lubrication.
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Empowher Women’s Health Online Her Medical Encyclopedia What should women know about artificial lubrication? I think there are many things that women need to know about lubrication. First of all, if you’re looking for something that you want to use on a daily basis, if you're a woman who is sensitive, you want to use a water based lubricant. If you're wanting to explore anal sex or water play, what you want to do is you want to use a silicon based lubricant. If you are going to use a toy that would encompass the penis such as a C Ring, you would want to use an emollient based lubricant, one that is the more cream based. So there are a lot of things that you need to know about a lubricant. A lot times women don’t realize that when they’re taking, you know medications, it’s such as a, even pseudofed, you know, not only is that particular medication going to dry up–you know one orifice of your body, it’s going to have an effect on your whole body. And so therefore, when you are taking different types of medications, you always want to have a good water based lubricant. If you're going to explore with bedroom toys, again, you always want to have a lubricant on hand because the materials on the bedroom toys itself have a tendency to dry you.