To lube or not to lube? That is the question with an easy answer, according to sexperts, who often say the more lube the better. And although it might not be a habit you're used to, using lube with condoms is a particularly advisable idea. Luckily the best lubes for condoms can easily be found online or in your pharmacy, for all the sensual sexual fun you can imagine.
"Always use lube with condoms," sexologist and sex and relationship educator Jamie LeClaire tells Bustle. "By this I mean, on the external condom part of the condom, not under it. Lube helps prevent possible micro tears in the condom during use and prevents micro tears in the skin during penetration."
Certified sex coach and SKYN sex and intimacy expert Gigi Engle tells Bustle something similar, and adds that oil-based lubes can't be used with condoms as they degrade latex and furthermore, silicone lube can degrade and breakdown the silicone of your favorite silicone toys.
"That's why when in doubt, water-based lubes are the best choice," Engle says. "They absorb very easily into the skin, meaning you do have to reapply, but you'll never have to stress about greasy sheets."
Engle also says aways, always, always use lube during sexual play. Whether you get "super wet" or not, use lube anyway. It makes all sexual touching and intercourse more comfortable and can even lead to more orgasms.
Take a look below at some of the best super sexy water-based lubes if you are using condoms. They will only add to your fun, trust me.