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Becky 12345
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When I lost my virginity, it was recommended to me to use lube as this would help with the penetration and indeed it did - It was not painful for me at all and I did not bleed. However, neither myself nor my boyfriend felt any pleasure during intercourse and I was told that it may have been due to the lube we were using: we were using a Durex one which is ' Tingly' and had Menthol in it. I was told that this lube can numb the area, hence why we didn't feel anything. Is this true?

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ErinK
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That certainly could have contributed to it.

Have you tried switching brands?

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Becky 12345
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Not yet, but I am going to look for a different brand to use next time.

Can the amount of lube affect pleasure, for example, if you use too much can it minimise the amount of pleasure you feel?

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Leabug
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With numbing or tingling lubes, the amount may certainly affect sensation, but with most normal lubes, the more the merrier. [Smile]

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jenny2468
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do the tingling lubes do much at all? ive heard from several people the numbing side effect, surely beats the purpose in the first place...?
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Leabug
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Some people like them, others don't. Personally speaking, I avoid warming or tingling lubes, simply because for me they cause a pretty bad burning sensation once they get on my vulva or in my vagina. (My partner didn't experience anything different at all, on the flip side!)

As for the numbing ones, some people use them for the decreased sensation. The thing to keep in mind is that it'll decrease sensation for all parties involved.

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