Choosing The Perfect Lube For You

Choosing The Perfect Lube For You

Posted By KC
Choosing The Perfect Lube For You

 Personal lubricates are a girl’s perfect partner-in-crime. They are there to help make sex toys more pleasurable, or make sex with a partner much more exciting, erotic, and tasty. Finding the right lube for you depends on a number of different things, from the natural level your body produces its own lubricate to the style you chose to use your lubricate.

There are three main differences between all lubricates. What their base is, or what they are made out of, is the biggest differences. There are pros and cons to each base, so pick the one that matches your body and situation best.

 

Water-Based Lubricant

Water-based lubricants are the most common in the marketplace. Having them in your toy collection is almost a must, for they are the all-purpose lube that work best for most situations.

Pros: Water-based lubes are safe to use in almost any situation. They are safe with sex toys, condoms, sponges, or diaphragms because they won’t have a bad reaction to the silicon or latex. Also, the texture is very light and they clean up very easily. They are not sticky or very thick.

Cons: While most water-based lubricants are designed to be non-irritating to the vagina, some do contain a compound called glycerin, which has been known to cause yeast infections, so keep an eye out for those. Also, there is a downside to being so easy to clean up: They dry quickly. If you’re looking for a longer sex session with your toy or partner, you may need to apply water-based lubricates more than once to keep the positive effects.

 

Silicone-Based Lubricant

Silicone-based lubricants are the best for longer-lasting session of play.

Pros: Silicone-based lubricants are wonderful for long lasting sex. They are greasier and last much longer than water-based lubricants. Also, they are safe to use with contraceptives.

Cons: Due to their thicker, sticker nature, silicone-based lubricants are harder to clean up. Also, they can be dangerous to use with certain silicone sex toys. Stay away from toys made with silicon, but a sex toy without silicone or contraceptive is perfectly safe.

 

Oil-Based Lubricant

Oil-Based Lubricants are the least popular of the three. Mostly known for being the natural version of lubes.

Pros: Oil-Based lubes include vaseline and vitamin E. They are perfect for hand jobs because of their thick, long lasting nature. They are also well known for being an “all natural” approach to personal lubrication.

Cons: Women most likely won’t want these lubricates near their private parts, because of the ingredients are harmful to vaginal health. Oil-based lubricants are known to break down latex, so it’s not recommended to use them with a condom. They are also very thick and sticky, making them hard to clean up.

 

Other Interests

Edible and Flavored Lubes - These are perfect to spice up the bedroom. There is a large variety of edible lubes, with different uses. Some are just for oral pleasure, some can be used with anal or vaginal intercourse, and some have added stimulation for a heating or cooling sensation. Read the instructions carefully before using, because if misused, they can cause yeast infections and other serious side effects.

Anal Lubricants - These lubricants are especially designed for anal play. Some are used to tighten, moisten, desensitize, or stimulate. Read instructions carefully, some may not be good to mix between anal and vaginal play.

 

Personal lubricates are a girl’s perfect partner-in-crime. They are there to help make sex toys more pleasurable, or make sex with a partner much more exciting, erotic, and tasty. Finding the right lube for you depends on a number of different things, from the natural level your body produces its own lubricate to the style you chose to use your lubricate.

There are three main differences between all lubricates. What their base is, or what they are made out of, is the biggest differences. There are pros and cons to each base, so pick the one that matches your body and situation best.

 

Water-Based Lubricant

Water-based lubricants are the most common in the marketplace. Having them in your toy collection is almost a must, for they are the all-purpose lube that work best for most situations.

Pros: Water-based lubes are safe to use in almost any situation. They are safe with sex toys, condoms, sponges, or diaphragms because they won’t have a bad reaction to the silicon or latex. Also, the texture is very light and they clean up very easily. They are not sticky or very thick.

Cons: While most water-based lubricants are designed to be non-irritating to the vagina, some do contain a compound called glycerin, which has been known to cause yeast infections, so keep an eye out for those. Also, there is a downside to being so easy to clean up: They dry quickly. If you’re looking for a longer sex session with your toy or partner, you may need to apply water-based lubricates more than once to keep the positive effects.

 

Silicone-Based Lubricant

Silicone-based lubricants are the best for longer-lasting session of play.

Pros: Silicone-based lubricants are wonderful for long lasting sex. They are greasier and last much longer than water-based lubricants. Also, they are safe to use with contraceptives.

Cons: Due to their thicker, sticker nature, silicone-based lubricants are harder to clean up. Also, they can be dangerous to use with certain silicone sex toys. Stay away from toys made with silicon, but a sex toy without silicone or contraceptive is perfectly safe.

 

Oil-Based Lubricant

Oil-Based Lubricants are the least popular of the three. Mostly known for being the natural version of lubes.

Pros: Oil-Based lubes include vaseline and vitamin E. They are perfect for hand jobs because of their thick, long lasting nature. They are also well known for being an “all natural” approach to personal lubrication.

Cons: Women most likely won’t want these lubricates near their private parts, because of the ingredients are harmful to vaginal health. Oil-based lubricants are known to break down latex, so it’s not recommended to use them with a condom. They are also very thick and sticky, making them hard to clean up.

 

Other Interests

Edible and Flavored Lubes - These are perfect to spice up the bedroom. There is a large variety of edible lubes, with different uses. Some are just for oral pleasure, some can be used with anal or vaginal intercourse, and some have added stimulation for a heating or cooling sensation. Read the instructions carefully before using, because if misused, they can cause yeast infections and other serious side effects.

Anal Lubricants - These lubricants are especially designed for anal play. Some are used to tighten, moisten, desensitize, or stimulate. Read instructions carefully, some may not be good to mix between anal and vaginal play.

 
Comments
Renee
6 years ago at 7:30 PM
Hello! I just wanted to give a big thank you to the author of this post. I am an employee with a local Lions Den store and I found this blog to be VERY helpful in determining the difference between all the types and brands of lube and stimulants available at our stores. Extremely informative, easy to understand, and well written!
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