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Lube 101

Why are there so many choices? Shouldn’t I just grab a bottle slather it on and stick it in?Ummm… please don’t.  First of all PUT DOWN the KY, the average woman doesn’t want to be reminded of the GYNO for their yearly exam when it’s sexy time.  Below is an easy to follow breakdown of the top three categories.  

 

 

Water Based 

Okay so there are a ton of options in this category so let’s help you break it down.  You can either go the more natural route or the generic “I bought it at the grocery store”, both are effective however, one may be a stickier journey. Natural Lubricants will have water as the main ingredient and often times plant cellulose to produce a slippery sensation along with a minimal amount of pronounceable ingredients.  Natural options are typically paraben free, which, if we don’t want them in sunscreen, why would we want them in our bodies; the shit causes cancer!?  Plant cellulose replaces the need for any glycerin, glycol  and worst of all propylene glycol, (Eww, it‘s also found in antifreeze...)  Plant cellulose is a natural way of keeping things gliding smoothly through the night.  The products you will find at the grocery store will most likely have many of these harmful ingredients in them that may cause stickiness, irritation or even worse; yeast infections.

Recommendations: Sliquid H2O, Aloe Cadabra

 

Silicone

With silicone you can slip and slide all night long with a fairly small amount of product, which is great because you will find it to be slightly more expensive than your average water based, but you use less overall so it’s a wash in the long run. The slippery consistency is going to be similar to the feel of an oil without the worry of clogged pores, yeast infections or breaking down a condom, but keep in mind it is not compatible with all toy materials & requires removal with soap & water.  Silicone is great for water fun and highly recommended for back door play as well as sensual massages because of it’s resistance to water and oil like consistency.  

Recommendations: Sliquid Silver, Pjur Original

Hybrid

Now for my favorite category, the hybrids! Some may say these have the perfect balance between water and silicone remaining odorless and tasteless with a smooth texture.  These are typically still on the natural side with a touch of silicone prolonging the slipperiness, without leaving you feeling like you need to shower after. Silicone hybrids are toy and condom compatible and wont stain those bedsheets.  

Recommendations: Sliquid silk, Naked Silk