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Is it absolutely necessary to put lube on the inside of the condom.

If the condom is already lubricated, would it be okay not to use extra?

I know it's better to use lots of lube, but is okay if you just buy lubricated condoms and no extra lube?

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Is it absolutely necessary to put lube on the inside of the condom.

No, and in fact you would only want to put a few drops inside the tip of the condom.

However, it is important to use extra water-based lube on the outside of the condom. Condoms sold as "lubricated" only have a little bit of lube on, usually not nearly enough.

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And just to add: sure you go without extra lube.

But make sure you try it *with* extra lube first.

Without extra lube, it not only won't be as good for the condom (adding extra lube helps prevent breakage), it also won't feel as good for you and your partners!
From experience I can attest that condoms feel a zillion times better when you add lube - a drop on the inside for your partner, a more generous amount on you and the outside.

Give it a try, celery. It really is better with than without.

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