How to choose the best lubricant for you

How to choose the best lubricant for you

Lubricating is an important part of sex, but it is often overlooked. Lubricating can bring many benefits. For example, reducing pain caused by friction during sex can also increase stimulation and pleasure. So how should you choose a lubricant for the first time? Which type of lubricant is most suitable for you? What should you pay attention to if you have sensitive skin?

Why use lubricants?

Lubricant can enhance our sexual experience and increase the pleasure of sex. It is also very helpful for older people or people with less vaginal secretion. Many women in perimenopause and menopause have vaginal dryness due to reduced estrogen levels. Using lubricants can greatly improve their vaginal dryness. The experience of sex increases sexual positivity. And lubricant is very necessary for people who want to try anal play, because the anus does not have its own lubrication like the vagina. Using lubricants during anal intercourse can not only enhance the sexual intercourse experience and make it more exciting, but also protect us from injury, bleeding, etc. due to insufficient lubrication.

Type of lubricant

Next, we will talk about the advantages, disadvantages, and things to pay attention to of three different types of lubricants: water-based lubricants, silicone-based lubricants, and oil-based lubricants, which can help you find a lubricant that is more suitable for you.

1. Water-based lubricant

Water-based lubricant is a very widely used lubricant, suitable for most sex scenes, and will not react with latex condoms and silicone sex toys. It is a very safe lubricant that is friendly to sensitive skin. Moreover, water-based lubricants are also easy to clean, even if they get on the sheets, they can be cleaned well without leaving stains.

However, water-based lubricants also have their shortcomings. They are not suitable for use in showers and playing with water, and they are easily washed away. Moreover, the durability is not as long as silicone-based and oil-based lubricants, and it needs to be reapplied frequently. So if you like shower sex or have long intercourse, water-based lubricants are not your best choice.

2. Silicone-based lubricant

Silicone-based lubricants have the advantage of being long-lasting, very smooth, do not need to be reapplied frequently, and are suitable for most condoms. Silicone-based lube works well during water play or shower sex, as it won't be washed away by water. If you like shower sex, silicone-based lube may be a good choice for you.

However, due to the characteristics of silicone-based lubricants, silicone-based lubricants are more difficult to clean, especially if they get on clothes or bed sheets, they may leave traces. Moreover, silicone-based lubricants are not suitable for use with silicone sex toys, as they will degrade the silicone and damage the toys. Silicone-based lube can be used with sex toys made of other materials, such as glass sex toys and stainless steel sex toys.

3. Oil-based lubricant

Oil-based lubricant, if you like a more moisturizing texture, you can choose oil-based lubricant, which can give you a good tactile feeling. And oil-based lube can also be used for erotic massage and intercourse.

If you want to choose oil-based lubricants, here's what you should consider. Oil-based lubricants cannot be used with latex condoms, PVC, rubber and latex sex toys. They will damage these items and expose our bodies to damage. harm. Moreover, oil-based lubricants are more difficult to clean than water-based lubricants and silicone-based lubricants, especially if they get on bed sheets or clothing.

What should I pay attention to before buying lubricant?

Now that you understand the above three types of lubricants, you know which lubricant is suitable for you. So what should we pay attention to when purchasing in offline stores? First look at the back of the lubricant product to check its ingredient list to see if there are any ingredients that may cause allergies. Before you start trying a new lubricant, you can test it on your hands or behind your ears to see if it irritates your skin. This can protect your health and safety.

If your skin is sensitive, a water-based lubricant may be a better choice for you. The ingredients of water-based lubricants are relatively safe. The cleaner the formula, the better. Don't choose scented lubricants, which may irritate your skin.

The best lubricants for anal sex

If you're going to try anal sex, it's necessary to use plenty of lube. Because it does not have its own lubrication like the vagina, you can choose a lubricant specifically for anal intercourse, or use your original lubricant. Of course, if you use a water-based lubricant, you will need to reapply it frequently. Be careful because water-based lubricants are not as long-lasting and their lubricity is relatively poor compared to other types of lubricants.

Final thoughts

Lubricant can greatly improve the experience and pleasure during sex, reduce the discomfort caused by friction and avoid injuries due to insufficient lubrication during sex. Especially for anal sex, the use of lubricant is very necessary. If you have sensitive skin, water-based lubricant is a good choice for you. Choose a lubricant with a clean ingredient list and no fragrance.

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