Women who use lubricants have higher levels of satisfaction and less pain during sex than those who don’t, a recent study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine claims.

Research was led by Debby Herbenick, PhD, the Associate Director of The Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University. The team assessed nearly 2,500 women, who were each assigned to use one of six water-based or silicone based lubricants over a five-week period.

Findings showed that women who use lubricants had higher ratings of sexual pleasure and lower rates of negative sexual symptoms, such as genital pain, burning, or displeasure. More women reported that water-based lubricants were more effective than silicone-based products.

“This information is important for two segments of our society,” said Irwin Goldstein, editor-in-chief ofThe Journal of Sexual Medicine and Director of Sexual Medicine at Alvarado Hospital. “For those lubricant users interested in the efficacy of water-based versus silicone-based lubricants we now have the data. For those younger men and women who believe that lubricants are only for people with sexual health issues this research shows that, in fact, lubricant use both enhances sexual pleasure and knows no age limit.”

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  • dendoo

    amen. i come from a people that firmly stands against lubricant use and every man i’ve talked to in my home country thinks using lube is crazy. why? because it means he needs assistance and he can’t pleasure a woman on his own. needless to say condom use is pretty low and people are in love with having multiple partners. the low condom use and the despise for lube is just one of the many reasons i’m not clamoring for a man from my home country. lubrication adds not subtracts from the pleasure.

  • Emelyne

    I am small and my husband is very well endowed. Lube doesn’t make the performance better, but when I’m not feeling stabbed by his equipment, I’m better able to enjoy just how skilled he is.

  • I’m glad someone wrote about this because I agree that the addition of lube can make sex more pleasurable at time. I think of it as a way to jump start your engine. It’s not always needed, but does offer great benefits.