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Here at Babeland, we get asked questions every day about sex and pleasure. We pride ourselves on being present and willing to assuage any apprehensions customers may have regarding sexuality issues. In that spirit, there are certain questions we get more regularly that others, which many customers want to know about. This month, sex educator Juicy Justine will be speaking to these common concerns of Babeland folks, with a particular focus on female pleasure. The first question concerns one of our favorite topics of all time: LUBE!Justine, why do I need lube? "Lube makes everything feel better! While most vaginas lubricate themselves naturally, some still enjoy a little extra (not to mention the anal canal, which doesn't lubricate naturally and needs all the help that lube can provide). Lube will reduce friction and increase stimulation. A drop of lube on the inside of a condom will make increase sensations for the person wearing it and using lube with sex toys will make everything go a little smoother. Lube up and Enjoy."Ok, but...what kind of lube should I get?"Well, that depends on a few things. There are different categories of lubricants on the market. Water-Based Lubricants. Silicone Lubricants. Flavored Lubricants. Oil-Based Lubricants. Temperature Lubricants. They all serve different purposes and each person has a preference. Temperature Lubricants change temperature - they can either warm up or cool down. Oil-Based lubricants should only be used for solo masturbation that isn't going to end in any sort of penetration because the oil in the lubricant can break down the latex in condoms and can clog the pores in the vagina and anus. Flavored Lubricants are great for oral sex, but should really only be used externally, as some can disrupt the pH of the vagina and lead to angry vaginas (unless they are glycerin-free, like those from Sliquid or Babelicious lubes). Silicone Lubricants are great for anal sex, stay slick longer and can be used in the shower, however they cannot be used with silicone sex toys, as the silicone lube will deteriorate the outside of your silicone sex toy. Water-Based is generally a safe bet, as it's safe with condoms and toys. Some lubricants are made to mimic vaginal secretions, while others are just made to taste good. I generally recommend organic and all natural lubricants because I try to avoid things like parabens and petrochemicals. My recommendation is to try a few and figure out what works best for you!"More questions about lube? Email questions for Justine to answer on the blog to justine@juicyjustine.com.