Blasting your erogenous zones with any sex toy is an incredible experience, but it can turn south pretty quickly if you don’t pay attention to proper lubrication. Many people believe in alternatives like using saliva, but that’s a very short-term solution and quite an ineffective one for that matter. Proper lubrication can make or break your experience and that’s why it’s important to make sure you’re using high-quality products and never cheap out on them, or else you risk facing severe consequences.
Lack of lubricant can cause irritation, uncomfortable friction, and even infections depending on the toy you are using. Therefore, it’s not a matter of whether you should use lube, but rather which one should you use. There are countless different models ranging from anal lube to water-based ones, and contrary to popular belief, they are not the same thing. For example, toys made of silicone should never be coupled with any other lube than water-based ones because silicone-based lubes can damage the toy itself.
What we offer
As far as lubricants go, we have everything from water-based, silicone, anal, and even flavored lubes. The choice is quite vast and you’ll definitely find something of interest whether you’re looking for personal moisturizers or perhaps edible strawberry gels. The great thing about these products is that most of them come at an affordable price, meaning you can plan on buying and using several of them until you find the one that rocks your world the most.
If you’re into flavored lubricants, the Intimate Earth 120ml might be a good solution. It’s formulated with natural ingredients and certified organic extracts and contains no aspartame, glycerin, or paraben. In other words, it’s a 100% vegan lubricant. The best thing about it is that it comes in three different flavors – wild cherry, salted caramel, and fresh strawberries. When it comes to our recommendations, we would advise you to get the wild cherry first because it’s light and fruity, and it’s hard to get sick of it. On the other hand, the other two flavors are just as good and offer a mouth-watering experience every single time. If you’re a fan of oral sex, but you always feel like something is missing, try incorporating this lubricant into the equation and we guarantee it’s going to change things drastically.
In case you’re having issues with dry humping, the Earthly Body Waterslide Personal Moisturizer is definitely a thing you should consider getting. The great thing about this particular model is that it reactivates when it comes in contact with water meaning only one application is more than enough for a full session of relentless plowing. If your lady is having issues staying wet down there, dab a little Waterslide on your cock and you won’t believe the difference it makes. It’s odorless and water-based meaning it’s perfect for silicone toys. It’s safe to use with condoms and given it’s a 1OZ pack, it’s safe to say you won’t run out of it any time soon.
If you’re an avid connoisseur of anal sex, the Pjur Anal Glide is the real deal. It guarantees a smooth and comfortable experience during intense anal plays. It’s a great solution for individuals who aren’t capable of fully relaxing and need a nice kick-start. While it’s hypoallergenic and safe for use with latex condoms, it’s silicone-based meaning it can’t be used in combination with silicone toys. The formula contains jojoba which is a great extract that’s well-known for its capability to relax your muscles and thus make the penetration much easier to cope with.
Advantages and shortcomings
The upsides of lubricants are pretty obvious and straightforward – they are specifically designed to lower friction and arouse you at the same time. Many women have issues with dryness in their genital area, and without lubricants, they wouldn’t be able to enjoy sex. However, contrary to popular belief, lube is used in many other instances besides the aforementioned one. For example, anal plays wouldn’t be as enjoyable and hot if it weren’t for silky smooth lubes. On top of that, there are countless flavored models that are nothing short of perfection and are a holy grail of oral sex.
There aren’t any inherent disadvantages, but you should pay attention to a couple of things. Firstly, never use silicone-based lubricants with sex toys made of silicone because they will damage the toy itself. Furthermore, don’t apply it to irritated or infected skin and use special caution when using them under the shower due to obvious reasons.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What type of lube should I use?
A: Water-based lube is used with toys that aren’t made of silicone. They are smoother to the touch and significantly lighter than other types. They are also available in a variety of flavors and won’t stain your sheets. Silicone-based products offer a different texture and are significantly thicker in comparison to water-based ones. On top of that, they aren’t as easily absorbed into the skin, meaning they last much longer and require fewer applications.
Q: Is it safe to swallow?
A: Yes, the vast majority of water-based models are safe to swallow. That being said, swallowing large quantities is not something you should resort to no matter how carried away you get. We would recommend going with the safest route and reading the description before use.
Q: How much of it should I use?
A: There are no hard written rules when it comes to the optimal quantity of lube. Instead, it’s a matter of trying it out and finding the perfect ratio for you and your partner. If it’s your first time using, start off with smaller amounts and increase it gradually as long as you feel it’s necessary.
Q: Do they come with an expiration date?
A: A good rule of thumb is to use the product within three months of opening. We would recommend that you keep it away from direct sunlight and heat sources, but there is no need to keep it in the fridge. A dry and cool drawer will suffice.