Personal lubricant

Various personal lubricants

Personal lubricants (colloquially termed lube) are specialized lubricants used during 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 to ease penetration. Surgical or medical lubricants or gels, which are similar to personal lubricants but not usually referred to or labelled as "personal" lubricants, may be used for medical purposes such as speculum insertion or introduction of a catheter. The primary difference between personal and surgical lubricants is that surgical lubricants are thicker, sterile gels, typically containing a bacteriostatic agent.[1][2] As of 2015 the personal lubricant market was estimated to be worth at least $400 million.[3]

  1. ^ http://www.medline.com/catalog/category-products.jsp?iclp=Z05-CA10_08_05&N=106248&itemId=Z05-CA10_08_05&No=0 RET. DEC 28 2017 22:49
  2. ^ "Personal Lubricant". www.vitalitymedical.com. Archived from the original on 29 December 2017. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/may/22/k-y-jelly-buyout-lubricant-price-rise-reckitt-benckiser-johnson-johnson