Do Young Healthy Women Need Lube?

Dear Rachel and Claire,
On numerous pages of the Babeland site it is implied that lubricant should always be used during sex. I have never used lube before and have always assumed it was for women who have problems with vaginal dryness and/or for anal sex. Surely a healthy woman who is adequately aroused produces enough natural lubricant all by herself? Are there any (health) reasons that lubricant should be used, or is it just for fun?

A:

Congrats to you for being so wet, and please don’t call me Shirley! There are plenty of healthy women who use lube for vaginal sex. That could be because they make less, or it could be that they fuck more. Sometimes if you just fuck and fuck and fuck, you need lube, no matter how hydrated and nubile you are.  So keep some handy, just in case. I do want to point out that not producing adequate natural lube is in no way a sign that you are deficient; you can be more or less wet depending on where you are in your monthly cycle, or in your life cycle. Pregnancy, post-partum, and menopause, not to mention illness and medication, can all affect your body’s ability to produce lube. That’s why we like to sing the praises of lube, and recommend you keep a bottle on hand at all times, and have created a handy guide to choosing a lube that suits your needs.