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What causes anal dryness? Is there anything that can be done about it? My partner and I use lube when I'm bottoming, but I'm often still very dry. My lover, on the other hand, is very moist, and needs very little, if any, lube. What gives?

Any number of things can change how moist your ass is, from the amount of water you drink (or don't drink) to how often you clean out or use enemas to just your own natural bodyŚwe all sweat different amounts, have different amounts of spit and other body fluids. Difference is normal and a good thing.

Your best bet is to continue to add lube as needed for both you and your partner's comfort. Try experimenting with different brands of lube, as they're not all the same. Some men's favorites include Astroglide, Eros and Probe. Silicone-based lube lasts the longest but may be more expensive. There are many others on the market to play with. Lucy Lube is available on the Condomania site to assist you with your lubricating needs.

To your health,
Dr. K

Last modified on Thursday, November 19, 2009.
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