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** Personal lubricant **

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*Personal lubricants* (colloquially termed /lube/) are specialized
lubricants used during human sexual acts such as intercourse and
masturbation, to reduce friction to or between the penis and vagina, anus,
or other body parts, or applied to sex toys to reduce friction or ease in
penetration. Surgical or medical lubricants or gels, which are similar but
not usually referred to or labelled as "personal" lubricants, may be used
for medical purposes such as speculum insertion or introduction of a

Various personal lubricants


· 1 Types

· 1.1 By composition

· 1.1.1 Water-based
· 1.1.2 Oil-based
· 1.1.3 Silicone-based

· 1.2 By usage

· 1.2.1 Vaginal lubricants
· 1.2.2 Anal-specific

· 1.3 Organic or natural
· 1.4 Specialty lubricants
· 1.5 Other

· 2 Uses

· 2.1 Sexual activity

· 2.1.1 Masturbation

· 2.2 Medicine

· 3 Risks
· 4 See also
· 5 References


-By composition[edit]-


Water-based personal lubricants are water-soluble and are the most widely
used personal lubricants. The earliest water-based lubricants were
cellulose ether or glycerin solutions. Products available today may have
various agents added for even dispersal, moisture retention, and resistance
to contamination. The viscosity of these products can be altered by
adjusting their water content and concentration of cellulose or other
gel-forming hydrophilic ingredient. Because water-based personal lubricants
absorb into the skin and evaporate, most water-based lubricants have a
tendency to dry out during use, but reapplication of the lubricant or
application of water or saliva is usually sufficient to reactivate them.
When the lubricant eventually dries out, it may leave behind a


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