Most sexual activities include friction. Sex is a game of rubbing skin to skin to create enjoyment and pleasure. While most sexual parts like the vagina and mouth are self-lubricating, the anus is not. It needs lots of help to make penetration smooth and comfortable. On the other hand, natural wetness can decrease for health and hormonal reasons making intercourse painful and uncomfortable no matter how excited you are. Using a sex lubricant helps you achieve a smooth penetration and gliding during intercourse.
Sex lubricants also bring playfulness to your sex life that can help revamp your relationship. Use sex lubricants to give your partner a relaxing massage or help them achieve a stronger erection by masturbating with them. Whatever games you want to indulge in, you will always find lubricants an essential part to offer comfort and pleasure.
Choosing the perfect lubricant for your erotic plays can be overwhelming. There is a wide variety of sex lubricants each offering unique benefits and suitable for different sexual activities. To choose a suitable lubricant, it helps to know the different types.
Types of Lubricants
- Water Based Lubricant
These lubricants are usually odourless, tasteless, and versatile. They are based on water hence, compatible with all types of sex toys and condoms. Water based lubes are viscous and can get sticky as the water evaporates over time. You might need to reapply mid-section in the case of a long sexual intercourse. Water-based lubricants are not suitable for aquatic adventures as they are easily washable.
- Silicone Based Lubricants
Silicone-based lubricants are long-lasting and provide great cushion during anal sex. They are very effective for rigorous penetrative sex, massage or masturbation. These lubricants are compatible with most sex toys and condoms. However, don’t use silicone-based lubes on silicone toys as they tend to react and can damage to the toy surface. You also need to be careful on latex condoms. Make sure to check the condom user manual to see if your type of condom is compatible with silicone.
If you enjoy some aquatic action, these lubes will be an essential addition to your bedroom essentials. Silicone-lubricants also feel less natural and can be difficult to wash off.
- Flavoured Lubricants
Flavoured lubricants are basically water lubricants infused with different flavours such as strawberry, banana, cherry, orange, chocolate and more. They are designed to add a tasty swish to oral sex and foreplay.
Some flavoured lubricants include glycerin as an ingredient to make them edible. This makes them unsuitable for vaginal sex as the sugar component in glycerin can cause vaginal irritation and increase chances of contracting a yeast infection. There are flavoured lubricants without glycerin. Visit Peaches and Screams to view your options on flavoured lubricants available.
- Hybrid Lubricants
These combine the versatility of water-based lubricants with the light viscosity of silicone lubricants to create a premium lubricant that last longer, compatible with all sex toys and easily washable. They are suitable for rigorous vaginal and anal sex, masturbation or massage.
With a hybrid lubricant, you can glide longer without needing a refill and play with whatever condom or sex toy materials you fancy, including silicone. You don’t have to worry about messing your sheets either, hybrid lubricants are easily washable.
Factors to consider when Buying Sex Lubricant
As you have noticed above, sex lubes come in different types and textures. Picking the right one for you can significantly affect your entire sexual experience. When choosing a sex lube, consider the following:
You need to be extra careful with the ingredient your let slid into your body. While most will have no effect at all, some can be toxic or might increase your susceptibility to infections. Most lubricant bottles will list the lubricant type (silicone –based, water-based, or others) and all the other ingredients used to compound its texture and scents. It is advisable to avoid lubricants containing these ingredients:
- Glycerin: This sugar compound increases the possibilities of contracting a yeast infection or other Urinary Tract Infection.
- Nonoxynol-9: Commonly used in spermicidal lubes, this ingredient can irritate the vaginal walls increasing your chances of contracting infections and STDs.
- Parabens (Methylparaben and Propylparaben): Also commonly used in cosmetics, these preservatives are absorbed by the body and metabolize in the breast and ovaries. They have been linked to breast and ovarian cancers especially in women.
- Polyquaternium-15: This ingredient damages your rectal lining and increases HIV replication during sex.
- L-arginine: Common in arousal lubricant, its best avoided if you have herpes. It can accelerate things and encourage an outbreak.
Other ingredients such as menthol may cause tissue dryness and petroleum may block skin pores. Try avoiding them or using them sparingly if you must.
Different sex lubricants have different consistencies. Water-based lubricants are thicker and may give you more cushions. However, they have a low constituency and dry up quickly, you might need to refresh severally during sex. Silicone lubricants are thinner and provide a higher consistency. These last longer making them more suitable for rigorous vaginal and anal sex. Hybrid lubricants provide more cushion and high consistently. Lubricants with a higher consistency can be used for all sexual activates whether penetrative, massage or masturbation. Consider how you want to use the lube and evaluate the benefits of each type of lube to pick one that suits your erotic needs.
Using a lubricant doesn’t mean your body is failing. Sex lubricants are created to help you achieve a painless and smooth penetration during intercourse. Whether you enjoy anal sex, vaginal, sex, oral sex or an infusion of sensual activities, Peaches and Screams have a sex lube for every indulgence. Browse through our Bedroom Essentials collection and order water-based lubricants, silicone-lubricants, anal lubricants, flavoured lubricant and everything you need to make your sexual experience smooth and pleasurable. We offer a discreet billing, packaging and shipping on all our orders with utmost respect to your privacy. Order now and make it more comfortable for your partner to pummel you to convulsing orgasms. If you enjoy some alone time, lube up and smoothly insert a vibrating probe to your anus. Enjoy a prostate milking of a lifetime. With the perfect lube, you and your partner will be flying on erotic clouds.