I will shout it from the mountain tops as much as I need: Your room must have a bottle of lube! Preferably more than one. Whether you’re flying solo or with copilot(s), excessive friction is a bad time for everyone. Although it may seem like you don’t need lubricant, it’s better to use a little just to protect yourself from chafing and micro-tears in sensitive tissues.
We’ve tested a few different types of lube, and below you’ll find our top recommendations. Be sure to check out our Best Sex Toys and Best Vibrators guides for more choices.
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