Choosing the Best Lube

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In order to enjoy sex to the fullest, it’s important to use adequate lubricants. Any sexual activity, be it intercourse, masturbation or use of adult toys, benefits a lot from using a good lubricant. Do not assume that just because you’re aroused you will be wet enough to make for a comfortable sexual experience. Personal lubricants are your friends.

That being said, it’s vital to choose a good lubricant that is appropriate for your situation. High-quality lubricants come in many different types and offer many advantages, so it’s always possible to choose the best one for your needs.

Advantages of Lubricants

Personal lubricants offer numerous advantages for various sexual activities, so they are a much-needed accessory for any sexual play. Among other things, lubricants ensure:

  • A more comfortable experience.
  • Smooth, pain-free intercourse.
  • Safer intercourse (less tears and other problems).
  • Safe use of sex toys.
  • More experimentation – they allow you to try new, adventurous things.

The best thing about personal lubricants is that they can be used for about any sexual activity you wish to try, be it with a partner or alone. They make vaginal sex more comfortable. The same goes for anal intercourse: lube is a must-have for anyone who wishes to engage in anal sex. Lube is what makes toy use more comfortable. This is true for any type of adult toy you wish to try. It’s particularly important for those who like to experiment with large sex toys or to try more adventurous forms of toy play, such as urethral stretching and sounding. Also, people who like ball stretching and use ball weights to achieve low-handing balls need to use plenty of lube to ensure safe, pain-free experience.

How to Choose?

Since there are so many different personal lubricants to choose from, you may wonder which one is the best. Your choice should depend on your personal needs and the activities you wish to engage in.

As you probably know, there are several basic types of lubricants:

  • Water-based lubes are easy to apply and clean. They may need to be reapplied during use, but they generally make a good choice, especially for those who use them with condoms. Water-based lubricants are safe to be used with latex condoms. One downside to them is that they can be easily washed up in water so they are not good if you wish to engage in some shower fun.
  • Oil-based lubes are thicker and more difficult to clean up. They are NOT safe for condom use, so they should be avoided if you wish to use condoms. These lubes are good for those who like a thicker, oily feel. The trouble with oil-based lubes is that they cannot be used for many types of sex toys and they are not recommended to be used internally.
  • Silicone-based lubes are somewhat in between the first two groups. They are slick and less sticky than oily lubes but thicker than water-based ones. They can safely be used with condoms. They are particularly great if you wish to use them in water (shower, hot tub) because they will not be washed out by the water. One downside is that they cannot be used with silicone toys.

Besides these basic types, there are many specialized lubes made for specific sex acts or for a specific effect. For example, arousal lubes have a warming, cooling and tingling effect, which enhances the experience. Flavored lubes are made for oral sex. There are even desensitizing lubes that can make a man last longer so they are great for those who wish to have an extra-long experience. Also, some lubes are made to mimic the body’s natural lubrication, so they feel very natural during use.

Some lubes are specially formulated for a specific act. For example, those who enjoy electro sex can use a special lube made to enhance the experience of this sexual play. There also lubes specially made for medical play.

As you can see, there are many quality choices out there, and you should pick based on your needs and preferences. Also, don’t forget to consult your partner to see what they like.

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Whether it’s piercing needs or steamy bedroom antics, lubrication is a very important element in achieving satisfaction. There are many different uses for lubrication. But how would you know what is the best lube to use? There are a vast variety of lubricants that are sold. The biggest differences between most of the lubricants are what they are based on. The most common bases used in creating a lubricant are water, oil, or silicone.
Water based lubricants are very popular because of how easily they wash off and they are less sticky than other based lubricants. Water based lubricants can either be liquid or gel. This type of lubricant is preferred for piercings because of how easily it washes off and the fact that the water can be absorbed into the skin. After a piercing is healed and you are ready to gauge it to the next size, lube can prove to make the gauging process less painful. Applying lubrication to the piercing before stretching to the next gauge allows the body jewelry to slide in with ease and less friction. Putting a small amount of lube onto the jewelry itself also helps with the tissues being stretched. Water based lubricants can be used with any condom or sex toy because they do not break down the materials which are used to create these items. However, most water based lubricants contain glycerin, which is the cause of many yeast infections. To prevent a yeast infection it is best to wash up after the lubrication has been used.
Oil based lubricants are not as popularly used as other lubricants. The oil based lubricant can break down the latex of condoms and leave small holes in the condom. Many couples who do not want children definitely avoid using oil based lubricants for this reason. Sex toys can be used with this lubricant as long as they are not made out of latex. A small amount of oil based lubricant can go a long way. It last longer and does not dry out too quickly. Because this lubricant is made out of mostly natural ingredients it is ideal for people who have a high tendency for an allergic reaction or sensitive skin; it is hypoallergenic. As you may know, water and oil do not mix, this being said this type of lubricant is also great for using while in water. The water will just bead up and roll away. Whenever you are done playing it is important to completely wash the oil based lubrication away. This type of lube can cause a breeding ground for bacteria in the genital area. This is because if it is not washed away completely it coats the genital area with a thin film which does not allow the pores to breathe properly. Just wash it away with soap and warm water.
Another lubricant that can also be purchased is a silicone base lubricant. These tend to be slightly more money than other types of lubricants. Silicone based lubricants are not water soluble, so this is also a great lubricant for using in a steamy shower. Just a little dab will make the area very slippery and last longer than other lubricants. Silicone lubricants have fewer ingredients and are also better for people who have sensitive skin. Condoms can be used with this kind of lubrication. Using this lube with sex toys is safe as long as the toy is not made out of silicone. The silicone based lubrication can break down the outer layer of the silicone toy, making this a perfect spot to harbor bacteria. The thinner texture and the long lasting quality of silicone based lubrication makes this very desirable. Removing this lube from the skin is simple, soap and water.
Make sure to do your homework before choosing lubrication. Each has unique qualities and some are better for you than others. Check out the lubricants we offer here at The Chain Gang.