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I read that you should always put lubricant on your condom.. but, some condoms say its already lubricated.. if thats the case, do you have to put more on it or is t already lubricated enough? .. yea i'm a virgin lol
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The amount of lubrication on lubricated condoms is minimal - more often than not, the lubrication is there to help assist in rolling on the condom, and it will not hold up to the friction during intercourse or manual sex.

So, it's always a good idea to use plenty of extra lubricant on any type of condom. It helps assure they won't break and that intercourse will be more comfortable.

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It also depends on personal preference and biology. Some people don't find that they need extra lubrication beyond natural lubrication, and find it unnecessary. Most people find it to be helpful. It's something that you figure out over a couple trys, and it's always good to have on hand just in case it's needed.

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While it may be a matter of personal preference to an extent, please keep in mind that natural lubrication (no matter how much one produces) does not stand up well to latex and friction. So in terms of safety, using extra lube is best to help prevent breakage.

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Do you have to lubricate the penis before you but the condom on?

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That might make rolling the condom down a bit tricky.

It's better to put a drop or two of lube inside the tip of the condom before you roll it on. Then the lube will distribute along the inside as you put it on but without the messiness that might cause difficulties if you lubricated the penis prior to putting the condom on.

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