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BEST SEX LUBES: PRO VS. CONS FOR EACH TYPE

BEST SEX LUBES: PRO VS. CONS FOR EACH TYPE

BEST SEX LUBES: PRO VS. CONS FOR EACH TYPE

Sex is more enjoyable with lubes. The best sex lubes are silicone lube and water-based lube, among others.

Some people still think that lube is for people who have trouble getting lubricated, such as those who suffer from vaginal dryness and practice anal sex. People who use sex toys also need lube to prevent friction because, without lubrication, you can have injuries in your genitalia. Lube is not always meant to prevent friction. You can use lube when you want to have more fun during sex to allow a lot of painless gliding and sliding in and out of your genitals. You need some lube to enjoy a quickie when you do not have time to wait for natural lubrication from your vagina or penis. Lube is for anyone who wants maximum pleasure during sex. Learn more about lubes in this log;

The different types of lube

You do not want to get confused about what you want when you purchase lube. You should know the lube that is best for you. Below are some types of lube that you can consider;

CBD Lubes

CBD is the acronym for Cannabidiol. Cannabidiol can be found in weed. It will not get you high.

Pros

The CBD lube is popular because it has been hyped as a lube causing better orgasms and increased sensations. According to Evans (2020), the CBD lube also helps to lessen inflammation, improve blood flow, and relax muscles. The study above also noted that CBD lube may also be helpful to women who experience painful sex. It enables muscle relaxation and arousal. You should use the CBD lube before sex for quicker arousal.

Cons

Use CBD oil carefully; since they spoil the condoms, you should find water-based CBD  oil when you want to lubricate the condoms. Talk to a professional medic to help rule out any chance of CBD interfering with drugs that you may be using.

Water-based lube

Water-based lubes are versatile, and you can use them in many things, including on silicone toys. According to Crosby et al. (2004),  water-based lubes are the best for condoms if you would like some sliding when using a condom. You should use water-based lube because silicone lube on a silicone-based sex toy avoids corrosion. Using water-based lube with condoms helps reduces breakage. The other reason water-based lube is popular is that it will not mess up your sheets. Wash off the lube if you pour some on your sheets and skin.

Cons

You cannot use the water-based lube in the shower or the bathtub because water will wash it away. Water-based lube also runs out fast because it dries up easily.

Silicon-based lube

Silicon-based lube is popular because it is gentle on your genital areas.

Pros

People using silicon will never experience any allergic reaction. Unlike water-based lube that you need to keep on reapplying because it dries up, you will need to reapply silicon-based lube less often, and you will use it for a long time. Water-based lube is also impossible to use in the shower because the water will wash the lube away. That's good news for people who enjoy shower sex. Carry a silicone-based lube to the shower.

Cons

The main disadvantage of silicon-based lube is that you cannot use it with your silicone toys. The lube spoils the surface of the toys and makes the toys less hygienic because it causes trails on the toys where bacteria can breed. Clean silicone-based toys with water-based lube. You can use your silicone-based lubes with condoms.

Oil-based lube

Oil-based lube is the best lube to use if you want to avoid reapplying.

Pros

Oil-based lube will provide a slippery feel that will last long, unlike water-based lube. You can jump into the shower with this lube, like the silicone-based lube. You can use it for massage, on your sex toys, and when masturbating.

Cons

Oil-based lube is not good for condoms because it may cause the condoms to tear. The oil lube will also mess with your sheets. You would expect that from anything made of oil.

Natural oil

Natural lube is made of organic products such as aloe vera and coconut oil as Wolf (2012) noted.

Pros

Natural oil lube is popular because it can never cause your skin to cause an allergic reaction. Natural oil is made of oil. For instance, coconut oil will mess with your sheets as if it were oil-based lube.

Cons

Civic & Wilson (1996) discovered that natural oil lube is bad for condoms because it will cause the condom to break and therefore reduce the effectiveness of the condoms. You may contaminate the oil if it is the same oil you use for cooking and if the coconut oil is in an open jar. Ensure hygiene, if you decide to pick a jar of oil for lubrication for sex, you should use it for sex only and keep the jar out of the kitchen.

Lubes for anal sex

There are lubes meant for anal sex lube is very important for anal sex because the anal canal does not naturally produce lubrication. The anal canal is also tighter than the vagina. The vagina has stretchable tissues and folds, which makes it elastic.

Pros

The lubrication used for anal sex is a personal lubricant that makes anal sex safer as it prevents pain and injuries.

Cons

Like any other lube, if anal lube is oil-based, it will mess up your sheets.

Conclusion

You will find lubricants of all sorts when you go shopping for lube. Some have 'flavors'  You may need to seek the attendant's help in finding the lube that is safest for you to keep your private parts healthy  There are ingredients that you need to watch out for, such as glycerine and petroleum. Be keen on the friendly lube on the condom If you are using condoms. Some ingredients, such as glycerin, can cause vaginal infections  Lubricants have been used by women suffering from painful sex. It is important to know that lubrication may not always be the answer to painful sex. A woman should consult a healthcare provider before considering using lube.

References

Civic, D., & Wilson, D. (1996). Dry Sex In Zimbabwe And Implications For Condom Use. Social Science & Medicine, 42(1), 91-98.

Crosby, R. A., Graham, C. A., Yarber, W. L., & Sanders, S. A. (2004). If The Condom Fits, Wear It: A Qualitative Study Of Young African-American Men. Sexually Transmitted Infections, 80(4), 306-309.

Evans, J. (2020). The Ultimate Guide To CBD: Explore The World Of Cannabidiol. Fair Winds Press.

Wolf, L. K. (2012). Studies Raise Questions About The Safety Of Personal Lubricants. Chem Eng News, 90(50), 46-47.

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