Lube 101


Whether you're alone or partnered up, using personal lubricants is nothing to be ashamed of. Cristen and Caroline outline the history, use, and benefits of women using lube and dispel sex-shaming expectations about how female bodies ought to ready themselves for sex.

Episode Sources:

"Ronda Rousey gives terrible sex advice" http://www.salon.com/2015/11/05/ronda_rousey_gives_terrible_sex_advice_if_you_need_lube_then_youre_being_lazy_shows_she_has_no_business_telling_other_people_how_to_get_off/

"What is lube?" http://goaskalice.columbia.edu/answered-questions/what-lube

"Lube 101: A slick little primer" http://www.scarleteen.com/article/bodies/lube_101_a_slick_little_primer

"Personal lubes for hotter sex" http://www.womenshealthmag.com/sex-and-love/sex-lubes

"Lube up for better lovin'" http://www.webmd.com/sex-relationships/features/lube-up-for-better-lovin?print=true

"These could change your sex life forever" http://www.refinery29.com/lube-shopping-guide#slide-1

"Lube and pregnancy sex: What's safe, what's not" http://www.parents.com/pregnancy/my-life/sex-relationship/lube-and-pregnancy-sex-whats-safe-whats-not/

"The I-don't-want-to-use-lube blues" http://www.scarleteen.com/article/advice/the_idontwanttouselube_blues

"Guess what our ancestors used for sexual lubrication" http://www.alternet.org/sex-amp-relationships/ancient-sex-lubrication

"Greasing up, getting off" http://archive.guidemag.com/magcontent/invokemagcontent.cfm?ID=AD06D88B-E5A9-4ED9-8C8482F36CA9B682

"IU lubricant study examines effect of lubricants" http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/iu-lubricant-study-examines-effect-of-lubricants-111774114.html

"10 reasons to use lube" http://www.yourtango.com/2012145510/10-reasons-use-lube

"Sex safety and personal lubricants" http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidkroll/2012/12/17/sex-safety-and-personal-lubricants/

Academic Insights:

"Carrageenan is a potent inhibitor of papillomavirus infection." Christopher B. Buck et al. PLoS Pathology. Vol. 2, No. 7. July 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1500806/

"A question for women's health: Chemicals in feminine hygiene products and personal lubricants." Wendee Nicole. Environmental Health Perspectives. Vol. 122, No. 3. March 2014. http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/122-a70/

"Studies raise questions about safety of personal lubricants." Lauren K. Wolf. Chemical and Engineering News. Vol. 90, Iss. 50. Pages 46-47. Dec. 10, 2012. http://cen.acs.org/articles/90/i50/Studies-Raise-Questions-Safety-Personal.html

Topics in this Podcast: sex, health