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by Katie Peachesa September 04, 2018 9 min read

Full Guide: How to Buy Sex Lubricants

By Ekaterina Mironova

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.

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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 Sex Lubes

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

Ingredients

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.

Consistency

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.

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Squirtz cum lube water base unscented is the new epitome of lubricants produced by Top Co, a well-known company for lubes and magnificent toys. If you are looking for a lifelike substitute for semen, you can stop searching, because you won´t find any better version than Squirtz cum lube! Its creamy texture and white colour will keep you company in your nights alone and be a third and nevertheless important- companion for you and your partner. Not only it looks like the real thing but it feels like it, or maybe even better. Every box contains 2.3 fl oz – or 8 ml – of marvelous product, that we assure, you will love until the last drip. Its formula is water based and unscented, to protect your skin and get incredibly along with your favorite toys and accessories. Suitable for her and him, and why not, for both together, for a real night of pleasure and couple fun. You will surely go insane for its amazing consistency on its formula that allows it to stay slick at all times to ensure a longer action for maximum pleasure. Buy now to enjoy the benefits of this wonderful lube product.

Specifications of Squirtz Cum Intimate Water-Based Unscented Sex Lube, 2.3 fl oz

Liquid Volume : 2.3fl oz / 68ml
For Who : Both
Features : Reel Look and Feel
Brand : Top Co
Size : 2.3fl oz / 68ml

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If you are going to build a firm reputation as a queen or master of the boudoir then you must take a spin around Peaches and Screams online shop and load up on Bedroom Essentials. No bedroom is complete without a tantalizing collection of lubes. That KY Jelly or KY Liquid needs a few more companions. Shop at Peaches and Screams for the best in erotic body massage oil, Anal Lubes, Oral Sex Enhancement Sprays and Gels, Silicone Sex Lubes and Flavored Lubes for Sex. Santa needs his elves you need well-chosen Bedroom Essentials to help you on your journey of sensual glory. We have luscious Sex Creams, Oils and Gels for your smooth penetration pleasure. To raise the temperature we also stock Warming Lubes. Many people have gone organic and we cater for them with our Organic Lubes. We love that you always want to be prepared for amorous trysts so we have it all ready for you to browse and buy. To complete your Bedroom Essentials buying spree you must add to your shopping cart condoms from our exciting range. For the realistic feel we have Ultra Thin Condoms and to rev up the engine we have ribbed Condoms. To satisfy your naughty racy side we have a great collection of Novelty and Trojan Condoms. Your lubes and condoms are delicate and should be treated with care. Store them in a cool dark place and replace any of your Bedroom Essentials past the use by date. Keep in a secure place out of reach of children. To make your life even easier we also stock easy to use Sex Lube Applicators. After every use sanitize and clean your lube applicator. For health and hygienic reasons we suggest that you refrain from sharing your lube applicator. Always have an adequately stocked cabinet of Bedroom Essentials. Jazz up your bedroom. Preparation is the key to the most ecstatic sexual orgies. A well-lubricated tunnel will be more welcoming to a neatly sheathed dong. A hot and wet vagina will gratefully and hungrily clamp around a cock wrapped in a glowing or ribbed condom. If novelty is your fantasy then we will not disappoint with our wide range of fun-filled Novelty Condoms. Put a smile on the tip of his cock with some of our condoms with smiley faces. Bedroom Essentials give you the confidence to try out new things and find new ways of foreplay, masturbation or of reaching orgasm. Try our amazing masturbation Lubes for that alone time or even for mutual masturbation. Romance is always in the air but sometimes all it takes to bring it into your bedroom is a good selection of Bedroom Essentials. Our stunning condoms and lubes will have your lover panting with lust and raring to go. You have the saucy lingerie and the naughty nipple pasties now add our Bedroom Essentials to tease and induce passionate sensations as well as feed your fantasies. Peaches and Screams have thoughtfully put together ravishing Bedroom Essentials for an amorous journey of hedonistic pleasures. Every discerning sexually active man or woman must add these bedroom Essentials to their sexual repertoire. Set the bedroom alight, switch on that sensuous music, dim the lights and slow dance and build up your lover’s throbbing desire. You have the essentials now turn on the tap and have fiery hot sex. Drive your partner insane with desire. Stay lubricated and play safe buy your Bedroom Essentials from Peaches and Screams. Bedroom Essentials give you the power to dazzle and stimulate use it. Join our UK-based online forum, Bedroom Talk with Peaches and Screams where you can post questions or share your experiences and chat with our supportive online community.

In our Bedroom Essentials collection here at Peaches and Screams, you will find everything you need to make the most out of every moment you have in your bedroom. This is where you get to buy condoms, anal probes, oral sex enhancement sprays, gels, silicone sex lubes, and flavored sex lubes. Nothing turns up the heat in your bedroom quite like adding some true spice enhancing your experiences together. Start in the bathroom with some bath salts and a steamy bath. Peaches and Screams dares you to try to keep your hands off of one another as these aphrodisiac bath salts soak into your skin and fill the air with sensual aroma. As you move into your bedroom, you may need condoms. Peaches and Screams has everything you need in a condom that pleasures as well as condom protection. Edible treats are certainly a bonus you can take into your bedroom. Eat off of the supple skin of your lover. Tantalize your senses with edible treats that you can eat from their nipples or their crotch. Paint chocolate onto their body and lick it off. In this section of edible treats, you will also find fun party favors for those bachelor and bachelorette parties. Spice up your sex life together with erotic body massage oils and flavored lubricants and oils. These products will warm your senses and entice your sexual being. This is where you will look for fabulous products to enhance foreplay and entice all of your erotic senses as you and your lover offer and receive incredible pleasure. Lubricants to help you with toys are found here at Peaches and Screams in our Bedroom Essentials Department. Honey dust to enhance your Kamasutra experience as you go for hours of play. Bath gels and massage lotions to turn your lover on and relieve the tension. Let your lover know just how much you want them and need them with a fantastic massage oil that will fill your bedroom with a soft sensual scent. Also in this fantastic line of products, you will find Sensual Body paints, Liquid Love massage oils, and aphrodisiac oils, which are edible. Give your lover the perfect massage while tasting their skin. Oral sex has never been better than with a sweet flavor of your partner with a little added sensual oil to enhance their pleasure and entice your taste buds. Enhancing your sexual experience with your partner is one thing. Keeping yourself safe and clean is another. Oral sex enhancements for sexual pleasure and sex lubricants and oils for toys help keep you aroused and lubricated for safety as well. Personal hygiene products here at Peaches and Screams are important products for a happy, healthy sexual life with your partner. Be sure to check out all of the products we offer here in our Bedroom Essentials collection at Peaches and Screams. You can entice your lover and improve your bedroom Life by adding a few simple products that will enhance your sexual experience together.

Katie Peachesa
Katie Peachesa

Katie Peachesa is a sex and lingerie blogger based out of the urban chic Wapping in the heart of East London, United Kingdom. In her spare time, Katie enjoys photography, yoga and fitness, a bit of boxing, traveling, keeping up with the latest fashion trends and mudlarking and exploring pastoral settings. You are likely to find Katie in an artisan cafe in Brick Lane on a Saturday afternoon furiously typing her next article on her laptop whilst she is sipping on her flat white and drawing inspiration from the hustle and bustle in the heart of creative London. Katie runs the "Fashion Life Mag" and has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Allure, Grazia, Tatler, Evening Standard and other popular media outlets.


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