How to choose the right lubricant
Looking for the perfect personal lubricant to increase your pleasure and comfort during sex? We know how difficult it can be to choose a lubricant, especially if it's your first time or you have a tight budget.
So, shall we get started?
Why should I use a lube during sex?
There are many benefits to using a lubricant during sex or solo play. Here are just a few :
- Easier penetration : Proper lubrication reduces painful friction and discomfort during vaginal or anal penetration. The anus doesn’t produce natural lubricant, so a well-chosen anal lube is a must. Even the vagina may be a bit dry in certain situations, so it’s best to lube up before getting down.
- Protection against condom breakage: Using a lubricant reduces the risk of your condom breaking, which will protect you against unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
- A spicier experience: Lubes can increase the fun factor of your partner play, making your sex session more memorable. Opt for an edible lubricant to make oral sex more delicious, or take a walk on the wild side by using warming or cooling lubes for temperature play. Some lubes may even prolong your erection to make sex last longer.
- Increased stimulation: When it comes down to it, sex just feels better when using a lube. A slippery glide during penetration will increase both your and your partner’s pleasure.
Water-based lubricants are easy to use, affordable and have many benefits.
The advantages of water-based lubes
Water-based lubricants are the most popular kind of lube. Water-based lubes come in a wide range of fragrances (exotic fruits, chocolate, vanilla, etc.) and may have different features (warming, cooling, stimulating, etc.). What's more, they can be used with all kinds of sex toys and condoms, so they're perfect for anyone who likes to experiment with different kinds of adult play.
Water-based lubricants are generally non-irritating to the genital area, making them perfect for sensitive skin and those with skin conditions.
The drawbacks of water-based lubes
Unfortunately, water-based lubricants don't last as long as other kinds of lube. They may be absorbed by your skin or evaporate over time, so you’ll need to reapply your lube relatively frequently to maintain the same level of lubrication.
Silicone-based lubricants are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. These luxe-feeling lubes have more than a few tricks up their sleeve.
The advantages of silicone-based lubes
Silicone-based lubricants last longer than water-based lubricants and have a soft and silky texture.
Thanks to their long-lasting nature, silicone-based lubricants are ideal for anal penetration, which requires a thicker-feeling lube. They can also be used in water, for example in the shower, bath or swimming pool. But be careful: when used in water, a silicone-based lube can make the floor slippery.
The drawbacks of silicone-based lubes
Hybrid lubes (water- and silicone-based)
Hybrid lubricants are the ideal compromise for anyone who wants a long-lasting lubricant for any situation: they combine the benefits of water-based and silicone-based lubricants!
The benefits of hybrid lubes
A hybrid lubricant will give you the ultimate in comfortable lubrication. Just like silicone lubes, hybrids are great for anal play. Just like water-based lubes, hybrids are easy to clean. What's more, unlike silicone-based lubes, hybrid lubricants are compatible with all kinds of condoms and sex toys.
The drawbacks of hybrid lubes
Oil-based lubricants offer an exceptionally sensual experience. Their soft, smooth texture will enhance your comfort and pleasure during all of your intimate moments.
The benefits of oil-based lubes
Oil-based lubes have an incredibly long-lasting formula. They are also great for moisturising your skin and their luxe feel will make you even more aroused during partner play.