Lube is a wonderful thing. In the world of engines and machines, it’s essential for keeping all the moving parts flexible and reduce friction. Personal lubricant does pretty much the same thing and can help to reduce friction between body parts during sex or solo endeavours.
Everything you ever wanted to know about lube
If you’ve used it before, you may have had a bad experience and never revisited it. Or you may have never touched stuff before and be completely mystified by the range of products available. Whatever your reason for being here today, we’re confident that our complete guide to lube will help clear up any questions you might have and help you to make the right choice for your needs. First up, let’s look at the main types of lube available.
As the name suggests, a water-based lubricant is mainly made of water, which makes it very gentle and soothing on your skin. As it’s water-based, it’s easy to wash out of bed sheets and clothing and it’s incredibly silky so you’ll get the most natural feeling. Stashing a bottle of water-based lube in your bedside table means you’ll always have it on hand for solo play or intimate moments with a partner. If you're interested in electro sex stimulation, you'll also need to make sure you use a water-based lubricant as silicone-based lubes will insulate the electrical charge.
Another popular type of lube is silicone based, which offers a silky, sensuous feeling and leaves skin feeling very soft. It’s also hypoallergenic, which makes it a great choice for anyone with sensitive skin. You can use silicone based lube with latex condoms and most toys, but be wary about using it with your favourite silicone toys as it can break down the material over time. The biggest benefit of using silicone based lube is that it’s longer lasting than most water-based lubricants, and it can be used in water. Perfect for shower play.
If you want the best of both worlds, a hybrid lubricant could be for you. The best part of hybrid lubes is that they are versatile, so you won’t need one for the bedroom and one for the shower. You also get that lovely silky feeling and long-lasting effect.
Oil based lubricant
Some people prefer an oil-based lubricant for its highly silky and sensuous feeling. It can double as a massage oil and it will leave your skin feeling incredible. However, it’s important to remember that oil-based lubes can cause condoms to tear or become porous, and it’s also more difficult to wash off bed sheets and clothes, so be prepared for extra clean up. These are the main types of lubricants, but this isn’t the whole story. There is plenty of specialists lubes to help spice things up.
Some lubricants help to amp up the pleasure by increasing sensitivity to anywhere you apply it. These are great for single lady solo sessions if you want to experience pleasure like never before.
Turn up the heat
For a truly insane feeling, try a heating lube to make your bits feel like you’ve just slathered them in deep heat. The warming sensation increases blood flow to the area and drives your pleasure sensors through the roof.
Get a taste for it
Make every nibble and lick as enjoyable as the last with a flavoured lube. Available in every flavour from hazelnut expresso to pina colada, flavoured lubricant will never not be cheeky and fun.
Lube is essential for any and all anal play, so it makes sense to find something built for the task. Anal lube is typically thicker and long lasting, but it might also contain a slight numbing agent to help ease some of the discomfort.
Tips for use
While the saying “wetter is better” might be true, too much lube can actually take away some of the pleasure. For straight-forward P in the V fun times, pop a small amount on the head of the P before inserting, it will naturally be spread to all of the places it’s needed. You can also apply a pea-sized amount to your toy of choice, to yourself, or to your partner as required. Re-apply as often as needed.