What Is A Lubricated Condom?
A lubricated condom is one that already has pre-added lube, like with a latex condom.
Here are a few things to note:
- The lube used in a lubricated male condom can contain either spermicides or non-spermicides.
- A self lubricating condom is easier to put on and take off but, often, doesn’t contain sufficient lubrication for pleasurable anal and vaginal intercourse. Using additional lubricant with a condom can make your bedroom activities a better experience.
- You can use a flavored lubricated condom for oral fun. But the lube can taste or smell bad and may even numb your tongue (some lubes have mild topical anesthetics that desensitize the region where it is applied and is commonly used for anal sex).
Also Check Out
How do you wear a condom the right way? Read our explanatory guide with tips here.
A non lubricated condom does not contain any lubrication like a polyurethane condom.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Non lubricated condoms can work better for oral sex.
- They are also suitable for vaginal and anal penetration as long as you use a lubricant.
- This type of condom is great if you prefer to choose your own lubricant and not rely on what’s already there.
- For instance, combine your non-lubricated condom with Coconu’s Water Based Personal Lubricant. This personal lube is made from 100% edible and natural ingredients. It also has a mild coconutty fragrance but has no strong flavors, numbing ingredients, or spermicide.
Sensitive to specific ingredients found in lubricated condoms? Then, non-lubed versions are a better bet.
- You can use as much sex lube as you desire with non-lubricated condoms.
Ever wondered if your fave lubricant expires? Check out our in-depth guide here.
How Can You Use Lubricant With Condoms?
A personal lubricant can make condoms and sexual activity feel so much better. Here are a few ways to lube a condom:
- Before rolling on the condom, add a few drops of lube inside the condom.
- You can also apply the lube to the penis itself before putting the condom on.
- Once the condom is on, apply as much lube as you desire to the outside of the condom.
- Apply some lube to the vulva, vagina, or anus.
A few things to remember:
- Using a condom with insufficient lubricant can cause friction on the skin, leading to irritation, skin tears, and inflammation.
- This friction can also lead to condom breakage and tears that can cause condom failure like unplanned pregnancy, yeast infection, and sexually transmitted infection.
- Opt for a non spermicidal lubricant to ensure both you and your companion stay safe. Nonoxynol-9, a common spermicide, is often found in commercial lubricants (among other harmful additives) that can increase the risk of contracting HIV.
Watch out for spermicide in lubricated condoms, too.
- Natural lubes are your best bet for safer sex.
Discover more about The Different Types Of Personal Lubricants and what will work best for you.
Which Type Of Lubricant Is The Safest To Use With Condoms?
There are many types of lubricants — the main three are water based lube, silicone based lube, and oil based lube.
A water based lubricant like the Coconu one is the safest option to use in any scenario. This is especially true if you’re uncertain about the material of the condom.
A water based lube works well with any condom or sex toy, and it’s less likely to cause infections or irritations.
You can also use a silicone based lubricant with condoms. But make sure you don’t use any oil based lube as it will degrade latex condoms and sex toys.
Have A Sexy and Safe Time
Figuring out condom lubrication isn’t difficult. You just need to find out what works for you. If you’re looking for 100% natural personal lube, check out the incredible Coconu range for a safe, sexy time.