Choose The Right Lube For You

How To Choose The Right Lube For You

Many people believe that the use of lubricants is an indication of inadequacy, but in fact, the use of lubricants is quite normal and there is no shame in it. Because the body's natural lubrication can be affected by many factors, stress, changes in hormone levels, and lack of moisture in the body can affect the lubrication secreted by the body. Adding lubrication to sex does not imply a lack of foreplay or a lack of sex skills. Proper lubrication can help you enhance pleasure and improve sexual satisfaction, whether used in masturbation or sex with a partner, adding lubricant is a very good choice.

Types of Lubricants: Decoding the Choices

There are many types of lubricants on the market today, with water-based, oil-based and silicone-based lubricants being the three main categories. There are also hybrid lubricants and anal lubricants, so I'm going to take you through the features of each to help you find the best product for your needs:

Water-Based Lubricants

Water-based lubricants are by far the most widely used lubricants on the market because they are inexpensive and work very well. Water-based lubricants are very easy to clean due to their water-soluble nature, which is one of the reasons for their popularity. However, it has the disadvantage of becoming sticky when the water evaporates and is recommended to be used with sex toys and condoms.

Silicone-Based Lubricants

Silicone-based lubricants have a very silky texture and provide long-lasting lubrication. Unlike water-based lubricants, they do not become sticky as water evaporates. However, it is important to note that they should not be used in conjunction with silicone sex toys, and silicone-based lubricants are more prone to deterioration after opening.

Oil-Based Lubricants

There are two types of oil-based lubricants, natural and synthetic, and while some people may not like the greasy feeling it brings, this lubricant also stays lubricated for a long time. Oil-based lubricants should be avoided with latex condoms as it weakens the condom and may cause it to break. I recommend natural oil-based lubricants over synthetic oil-based lubricants, as the ingredients are safer and more reliable.


Combination/Hybrid Lubricants

If you want both the easy-to-clean properties of a water-based lubricant and the comfort of a silicone-based lubricant with long-lasting lubrication, then you can opt for a hybrid lubricant, which is generally compatible with the characteristics of both water-based and silicone-based lubricants, so you need to avoid using it with silicone sex toys.

Anal Lubricants

Anal lubricants are essential for anal play or anal sex to protect the inside of your delicate rectum from damage, and since the anus can't secrete moisture on its own, professional anal lubrication is essential, and a good anal lubricant can help to increase your comfort and satisfaction when exploring your anus.

Navigating the Lube Aisle: What to Keep in Mind

Here are a few important considerations that you need to take into account when you want to pick the perfect lubricant that will work best for you:

Steer Clear of Irritants

Avoid lubricants that contain glycerin, spermicides, petroleum, parabens, or heat as well as irritants, which may increase the risk of yeast infections in the vagina.


Prioritize Body Safety

Choose a lubricant that is made from materials that are safe for your body to use. A good quality lubricant will give you peace of mind and relaxation during use.


Choose with Purpose

Before choosing a lubricant you need to be clear about your needs and desires, as different lubricants have different properties and functions, so choose a lubricant that suits your usage scenario.

Remember, lubricant is a practical tool in sex. With the help of lubricant, you and your partner will be less likely to get hurt or feel pain during sex, and it will help you to have a more intimate experience and have more satisfying sex.

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