Lubricant is a product that is made to enhance the body’s own natural lubrication, and often can be used on any part of the skin to create a slippery sensation. A good Lubricant can be a game changer when it comes to intimacy. So, choosing the right Lubricant is a great easy additive to your intimate life.
Choosing the right Lube for you
Silicone, water-based, Oil-based, flavoured, cooling, warming, and everything in between. Lubricant can be a bit scary to choose if you do not know what you want or need. First, consider how you’re planning to use your lube. Is it to use with silicone toys, anal play, or body intimacy. Finding a product that works for you and your situation will help take your intimate life to the next level.
Water Based Lubricants are very popular because they’re latex-compatible, work with all sex toy materials, and the body naturally flushes out the lubrication easily. They are commonly available, and offer a wide range of thickness and flavours and they are safe for internal use. Water based Lubricants do have one drawback, they can get sticky when they dry up. Re-application or spraying with a little bit of water can reinvigorate the slippery factor.
A place to start: Canadian organic lubricant from Hathor Apocatharyl are favourites of ours, their product lasts longer than one would expect from an all natural, water based lube.
Silicone based lubricants are known to last longer and don't get that sticky feeling after a while. Did you know most condoms are lubricated with a silicone lubricant. Silicone lube has a slick feeling that can last a long time because there is no water to dry up within it. Many people find that they can use considerably less silicone lube than they would a water-based lube. Making it last longer and therefore more cost effective.
Silicone lubricants are safe to use internally, and they will eventually wear out and flush away from the body naturally.
Our favourite silicone lubricant these days is Wet Platinum Brand.
Oil-Based Lubricants sometimes get a bad rap. They are not compatible with latex barriers and certain materials used in sex toys. Oil-based lubes do offer a different feel than water or silicone based lubes, and are great for masturbation and other types of sex play! Think Massages! They still slowly flush away from the body but take a longer time to do so than water or Silicone based lubes.
Bonus: dry skin will soak this up.
Sensitive Skin and Adverse Reactions to Lube
People with sensitive skin may find some ingredients in lube irritating. If you’re often sensitive to chemical ingredients, you may wish to avoid propylene glycol and parabens. It’s impossible to say for sure whether or not you’ll react to a lubricant, but opting for something water-based, made with organic and naturally sourced ingredients, and fewer ingredients in general, can help reduce the risk of a reaction in folks with That may have some sensitivities.
EXTRA: Lubricants made with silicone often don’t contain preservatives.Therefore; there is less risk of an adverse reaction.
How To Use Lubricants
Lubricants are the unsung hero in intimacy. They can add to your intimate life creating new sensations, whether on your own or with a partner, and can help open doors to new types of intimate play that can include toys, but doesn't have to. Since Vibrators, dildos, and anal toys don’t lubricate themselves, lube adds to all kinds of intimacy involving them.