How to choose sex lubricant?

How to choose sex lubricant?

A bit of history

It's no longer a secret, and everyone knows that lubricants will help in having much more pleasurable sex and masturbation! Our ancestors already knew this fact, as shown in the two examples below.

Lubricants have passed through the ages and accompany men in their sexual practices. The first historical hint of lubricants dates back to 350 BC in ancient Greece. Plain olive oil was already used to lubricate the dildos used during these ancient times. In Japan, we find the "Tuuwasan" also used to facilitate penetration during the Edo period by male prostitutes.

How to choose sex lubricant?

In the 1930s, Vaseline made its appearance and made life much easier for generations of circumcised and sensitive skin penises. Since that time, lubricants have always been used for sexual purposes to reduce friction and numerous other uses such as removing makeup, making hair silky, moisturizing the skin and lips, and ensuring that the garage door no longer squeaks!

Lubricants are multifunctional, but each one has its own specific use. So using lubricant is good. Using one that is suitable for a specific purpose is even better.

Regarding sex lubricants, here is some basic information about how to choose sex lubricants?

Why use a lubricant for sex.

Simply for more comfort and pleasure during sex and masturbation. A woman's body naturally produces lubricant, but their genitals may not produce enough lubricant depending on their age and cycle and may suffer from vaginal dryness.

How to choose sex lubricant?

It has nothing to do with desire and urges; it's just that physically it doesn't necessarily follow, and the intercourse can become painful and uncomfortable. Hence the many benefits of using a lubricant. Some are also heated, indeed with the friction certain lubricants release a feeling of heat, which can bring additional pleasure in sex life for some.

Here are the main types of sex lubricants 

types of sex lubricants
types of lubricant

Water-water based lubes: This is a classic; you can find it everywhere. Water based lubricant is edible, therefore the ideal partner for oral sex. It is also compatible with all forms of accessories and is therefore strongly recommended for using sex toys.

Different textures are available depending on the brand, ranging from very liquid to more viscous. It penetrates the skin and dries quickly, so do not hesitate to put the dose. However, they are water-soluble, so straightforward to wash off, and they do not stain.

water-based lubricant

Silicone based lube: They are compatible with condoms and some sex toys made of glass and porcelain. They should absolutely not be used with your onahole and may even damage it! So be careful!

However, they have the advantage that they last a long time even with a small dose. Not being soluble in water, they are great for having sex in the shower, in your bath, in a pool, or at sea.

Silicone-based lubricant by Durex
Silicone-based lubricant by Durex

Oil based lubes: Usually used by organic enthusiasts. It is compatible with a large number of sex toys except for rubber ones. It is absolutely not recommended to use oil-based lubricants with condoms as they make them brittle and ineffective. Be extra careful!

Note that lubricants are not soluble in water and are also highly likely to leave stains. However, they last a long time and are generally recommended for anal sex and massages.

Coconut oil used as lubricant
Coconut oil used as lubricant

Hybrid lubricants: These are mixtures of lubricants of different bases. So there are, for example, oil-based and water-based or water-based or silicone-based.

Hybrid lubricants are often researched to have the properties of two different bases but be careful. They also have their drawbacks, so choose carefully depending on the use.

Hybrid-based lubricant by After Dark
Hybrid-based lubricant by After Dark

How to choose your lubricant?

Now that you know the main types of lubricants, here are some tips on how to choose them well.

Know its end use and compatibility: Indeed, as mentioned before, all types of lubricants have advantages and disadvantages depending on their base product. So think carefully about the end use of your lubricant.

For a lubricant intended for masturbation or with a silicone toys and onahole, do not use silicone-based lubricant. Olive oil is great for salads but not for sex. Better to keep them in the pantry. Lubricant manufacturers have created many offers safe to use with condoms. They range specially intended for specific use: anal, vaginal, hand-job, sex toys, fist fucking, etc., …

Know your preferences: Indeed, just like condoms, a large number of lubricants are colored and scented. So for oral sex, you will necessarily find your favorite taste. They can also have different consistencies, which can be more or less pleasant depending on their bodies.

So ask yourself if you prefer it more liquid or more viscous, or in cream form. There is something for all tastes and any preferences.

flavored sex lubricant

Please pay attention to the quality: Its lubrication ability obviously judges the quality of a lubricant. Taste and color preferences are different for different people.

Still, everyone's expectation for a lubricant is that it is soft, smooth, pleasant to the touch, and above all that, it does not irritate. To not make a mistake in your lubricant choice, I advise you to pay attention to the ingredients and brand.

With all these basics and a few tips, all you have to do is choose well! Have fun!