By: Airial Clatney


Ah, the world of modern dating, where swipes meet sparks, and matches lead to quick fucks. It’s a world where anticipation runs high, and casual sex happens faster than Usain Bolt, and sometimes, things get, well, a little stuck. That’s why, in today’s dating playbook, we’re advocating for a crucial addition: lube! Yes, you read that right. Lube’s not just for the 50 plus, it’s a game-changer for everyone. 

Before we get into the nitty gritty, you might be wondering why you might be experiencing a lack of vaginal lubrication in the first place. Here are some common reasons why this might be happening: subpar or insufficient foreplay/arousal, hormonal changes, medications, and mental and physical health.  It’s also really important to note that in some cases, a lack of vaginal lubrication can be your body’s way of communicating emotional discomfort, disinterest, or could even be a trauma response. If that resonates for you, listen to your body and advocate for your needs. 

 So, let’s dive deep into why bringing lube to the hookup is not just a good idea but an absolute must.



Picture this – you’ve been chatting with someone for weeks, sparks are flying, date’s around the corner. As you start getting into it, things aren’t going entirely as planned. It feels like you’re trying to slide a watermelon into a keyhole… not exactly ideal for your first hookup! Don’t get me wrong, it’s natural and common for the body not to be able to produce its own lubrication, and luckily it’s nothing a little slippery stuff can’t fix. That’s where lube swoops in as the unsung hero – your trusty sidekick that ensures smooth sailing from there on out. No more painful and uncomfortable friction or red faces; just good sex – think high speed slip n’ slide.


You know that awkward silence after a weird thing happens during sex? Well, believe it or not, lube was invented to break the silence, and start convos when things get weird. JK, but it totally works as a conversation saver! With a strategically placed bottle of lube on the nightstand, you can avoid those moments when you’d rather be getting your holes stretched, instead of apologizing for an unintentional knee to the balls. “Hey, have you tried Intamo for that? I hear it’s great for relieving painfully awkward sextastrophies.”  Lube can keep things running smoothly, both in and out of the bedroom. 


K, so you’re in the middle of getting bent over, and all of a sudden, BOOM, thigh cramp as if you were on the stairmaster for the past 40 minutes. I don’t know about you, but I didn’t sign up for this, I signed up for a low effort railing to then go home and watch American Idol, not ice my knee. Anyways, it’s simple math, more lube means less physical exertion, because I’m not trying to be sore the next day for my workout.


Comfort should be your number one priority during a hookup. When everyones relaxed, you’re more likely to enjoy the experience and connect on a deeper level, and I mean that in more than one way.. obviously. Lube isn’t just for dryness; it’s purpose is to make sex more comfortable. Less awkward repositioning and uncomfortable movements – hopefully just hot and wet and slippery sex. 


Think of lube as the best kept secret that takes your hookup from mid to sextraordinary (sorry last one). In my experience it makes things feel hotter, more seamless, and more intentional.. Experimenting with lube can be a fun adventure for you and your partner(s), and maybe even something they have never tried before. As someone pretty well versed and educated on the topic of sex, if they showed up to the dick appointment with lube, that would be a huge turn on for me, and show a lot of sexual maturity..  Plus, it’s a surefire way to keep things interesting and ensure you both leave cummed the fuck up, and with a smile on your face.


Now, let’s talk about safe sex. Using lube with condoms reduces the risk of the condom breaking, which is a game-changer when it comes to staying protected. Similarly, using lube during any type of penetrative sex reduces the chance of skin breakage, which is when and how most STIs get transmitted. When you bring lube to the hookup, you’re not only looking out for your pleasure but also taking an extra step towards having safe sex. Good job!

7. ANAL.

In my opinion, the butthole is like the VIP section of sex. Not a lot of people get access, but when they do, it’s generally pretty sick… unless you forget the lube. When it comes to anal adventures, you want things to go smoothly in every sense of the word. Lube can turn potentially painful moments into moments of ecstasy. Disclaimer: anal sex should never not be accompanied by some sort of lubrication, because you’re more prone to breakage of the skin during anal sex, which makes it a lot easier to contract sexually transmitted infections. Prep that peach though and you should be in the clear!


In the world of modern dating and hookups, it’s illegal not to bring lube along for the ride. So, next time you’re preparing for a dick appointment, clit consultation, taco tuesday, or whatever the fuck you want to call it, don’t forget to pack that bottle of Intamo on your bedside table. You’ll thank me later, and your partner(s) will too. In conclusion, don’t bring it to the hookup if you don’t want hot and wet and indulgent sex. Period.