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Having trouble getting wet when you’re in the bedroom? We’d like to assure you that it’s actually very normal. You could be not aroused enough, or your body is reacting at a slower pace than your mind. And if you’re on medication, vaginal dryness is a common side effect – it happens in many women on birth control pills.

But no matter the cause, you shouldn’t be ashamed about having to use personal lubricant during sex. Contrary to popular belief, not being super wet doesn’t mean you’re not attracted to your partner, or that you’re not excited about doing the deed. And since we live in a time where lube is easily available, you shouldn’t be shy about making full use of this modern invention. Plus, it can do wonders for your pleasure.

Need a ‘lil help? Dr Martha Tara Lee, a clinical sexologist from Eros Coaching, tells you exactly why you shouldn’t think twice about picking up a bottle of K-Y Jelly for the next time.

It makes sex safer

“Lubricant reduces friction and the likelihood of a condom breaking. It’s actually a huge part of safe sex and birth control!”

It makes sex less painful

“Lube reduces friction and dryness, so sex will be less painful especially if your partner is well-endowed.”

It makes sex more enjoyable

“Some lubricants are designed to be stimulating, like if they’re cooling or warming. You can also spice up oral and penetrative sex with flavoured lube.”

Text: Adora Wong / Cleo Singapore