The path to orgasm, be it solo or partnered, is an active one. This rubs against that, that goes in and out of this, all of which create a disruptive and uncomfortable level of friction. You would surely prefer to have longer-lasting, slicker, smoother, more pleasurable sex right? Enter lube.
Who Needs Lube?
Personal lubricant is for everyone! Whether you’re masturbating or playing with sex toys, having oral sex or intercourse, lube ensures that you have consistent lubrication to ensure ultimate pleasure. The amount of sexual fluid produced during sex is specific to each woman and is not necessarily an indicator of sexual arousal. Some women have a naturally dryer sexual response and will need to employ lube on every occasion. Other women may experience a change in their sexual fluid production due to stress, tiredness, hormonal changes such as menopause or pregnancy, or loss of sexual desire. All these factors, except for the latter, are simply a normal and reasonable call for lube. Plus, having lube at the ready, and as a normal part of your sex life takes the pressure of her to produce a slippery surface and allows her to relax and enjoy herself.
Advantages of Lube
While you may be thinking that your sex life is great without lube, you could be pleasantly surprised at the new level it can take your ‘love making’ to. Not only do personal lubricants intensify sensations, help prevent soreness, and reduce the risk of condom breakage it can also make your ‘quickies’ quicker.
So what lubricant is right for you?
There are a number of different types of lubricants that can be used and are all suited to different types of sexual play.
Water- based Lubricant
Water-based lubricant is the most common and most widely available type of lubricant. It is great for intercourse, solo play, for use with sex toys and is ideal for use with condoms. Water based lubricant is also easy to clean up. However it can dry out quicker than other types of lubricant, but can be quickly reactivated with water or saliva.
Top Choice: Wet Stuff Gold 100g
Top Choice: Moist Waterbased Lube 100ml
Oil-based lubricants can be great for masturbation and hand jobs because the thick silky texture lasts longer than a water-based lubricant. It’s also great for sex in water because it won’t wash away. However, oil-based lubricant can’t be used with condoms or rubber sex toys because it breaks down the latex. It can also be a little difficult to clean up.
Top Choice: Boy Butter 9oz Squeeze Bottle
Top Choice: Yes Oil Based Lube 125ml
The silicone base ensures this lubricant is long lasting, always remaining slick and silky feeling, so is perfect for intercourse with or without condoms. Like oil-based lubricant, it can’t be washed away so is perfect for indulging in the water - although this does mean it is also a little tricky to remove. This type of lubricant cannot be used with silicone sex toys because of silicone-on-silicone reactions.
Top Choice: Uberlube Luxury Lubricant 50ml
Top Choice: Pjur Original 30ml
Slippery sex is equivalent to satisfying sex so finding the right lubricant formula for you and your partner is worth the research!
We would love to hear your experience’s, favourite lubricants or questions; feel free to comment below.
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