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I was just wondering if lubricant was ALWAYS advised for intercourse of any kind. I suppose I'm asking these questions so I'll actually know when I have sex. I get extremely wet, so would it still be advised for me to use it?
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In my experience, sometimes lube is required, and sometimes not. It depends on what you're doing, how you're feeling at the time, where you are in your menstral cycle, how quickly you try and progress thing, etc.

If we're talking about using lube during PIV sex, then if you're using condoms, lube's probably a good idea but not essential. It will help protect the condom from tearing, but that doesn't not using lube wiill guarantee it breaking of course.

for manual sex, often lube is a good idea since hands are so dry and sensitive genital skin prefer to be damp.

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It's advised if anyone involved feels they are not lubricated enough for their comfort at any time, but also always advised when using condoms ("natural" lubricant often doesn't hold up too well with latex, especially over time).

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