Lubrication seems to be one of the most underutilized tools in the bedroom.
It isn’t just for people who have a hard time getting or staying wet.
It is a great tool for yourself as well as together with your partner.
Lube helps you last longer and it ensures that any friction will feel better as well.
Most couples or singles who try store bought lubrication don’t go back to sex without it.
Give it a try and you might be surprised how much it can spice up your play time.
There are many types of lube available and it can be a little overwhelming.
The key is to think about what you would use it for.
Do you want basic lubrication for masturbation and vaginal sex?
What about oral? Or for shower/bath use? Also knowing what material your condoms or toys made of is important.
There are three main types of lubrication available to you with an array of additional features.
As the name implies, this type of lube is basically water and glycerin.
It is probably the best all-around lube to use and if you are to pick only one to have on hand this should be it.
Manufacturers offer different thicknesses ranging from a gel-like form to very thin and runny.
It is easy to clean and good for just about any activity. It is also compatible with most condoms or toys.
Water-based lube does wear off a little faster than some of the others but as long as you keep it near and add a little more during those marathon sessions you won’t run into any trouble.
Because it is water based it also will wash off with water so it isn’t ideal for a shower.
Made from silicone, this lube is known for its ability to last a long time and it is useful if you enjoy playing in the water.
Most pre-lubed condoms actually have a silicone based lubricant.
Silicone is easy to wash off with soap and water and is non-staining. It is safe for condoms and toys except for silicone toys.
Because you need soap and water to clean it effectively this may not be the best choice for daily vaginal use
Oil or Petroleum-Based Lubricants
These lubricants are kind of outdated.
They last for very, very long times but are difficult to remove.
They are not compatible with latex or silicone so most condoms and toys can’t be used with this lubrication.
Silicone offers basically all the same benefits without the disadvantages so the recommendation usually is just to avoid this lubrication.
In addition to what kind of lubricant you choose, there are many other options.
There offer different flavors, scents, and sensations.
They even have all natural and sensitive skin lubrication.
Try different kinds and see what works best for you and your partner.
Soon you will both be enjoying things more than ever!