Lubrication is very important in getting a slick and smooth ride in every form of penetrative sex play. However, getting the right lubricant requires a great understanding of what your needs are and then getting the best product to meet these needs. Some people think all lubricants are the same, but this cannot be further from the truth. When you apply any product to your skin, almost 60% of it ends up in the bloodstream. For this reason, it is of fundamental importance that you choose a product that will not cause your body any harm.
When it comes to choosing a lubricant, there are two particular ingredients you should always look for before purchasing the product;
Known to be cancer causing, lubricants with parabens are to be avoided at all costs. In addition to being carcinogenic, parabens are known to reduce sperm count as well as cause reproductive issues. They are also known to trigger allergic reactions and skin irritation.
For women, glycerin is linked to yeast infections, making the use of lubricants containing glycerin a very bad idea. However, in addition to this, glycerin is likely to dry out the mucous membrane, increasing the chances of contracting other infections.
Choosing a Lubricant
Once you have determined that the lubricant is safe for use, the next part of the journey is figuring which type of lube to use. Here are a few types of lubricants;
The best part about this lubricant is that it doesn’t stain; a great feature when it comes to play that spans a lot of area. Spillage is inevitable, and the water based lube is easy to clean up. Compatible with latex and silicone products, this lube is ideal for vaginal, oral and anal sex. Condom safe as well as body safe, the only qualm about it is that it dries up faster; requiring consistent reapplication during play.
This lube is waterproof, making it ideal for watersports sessions. The slick product does not dry easily, enabling you to have longer sessions without the need for reapplication. The lubricant is ideal for vaginal, oral and anal sex. However, it is not compatible with cyberskin or silicone toys, as it tends to degrade the material composition of the toys. The lube does not upset the pH balance of the vagina, making it very ideal for women.
This lubricant is ideal for anal fisting, masturbation and anal play. It never dries out, making it perfect for long sessions. However, its greatest selling point is its greatest weakness. The lube is quite messy and extremely hard to clean out. It is not recommended for toy play as it tends to corrode certain materials. The lube also increases the risk of infections when used for vaginal play making it a very unpopular product for normal penetrative sessions.
Combining the best parts about water based lubricants and silicone based lubricants, the hybrid lubricant is as slippery as the silicone based lube while also boasting of an easy clean up. The lube is long lasting and waterproof. However, it is not compatible with most silicone toys and is only available in a few limited variations.
Play sessions like urethral sounding require the utmost care to prevent any infection. The sterile lubricant kills germs as it lubricates, making it ideal for use with urethral sounds, penis plugs and Prince’s Wands. The lube absorbs easily, needing constant reapplication. It is easy to clean and doesn’t stain. Mostly used with metal butt plugs and dildos, the lube is not waterproof, limiting its use to dry sessions.
Created specifically to aid the electro stimulation sessions, the electro sex gel has a higher salt composition. This is designed to ensure that the gel increases conductivity as compared to the other standard lubricants.
Whichever your choice of play, there is a lubricant designed to meet your intended need. Always ensure that you carefully read the ingredients to establish if the product will have any adverse effects. If you experience any reactions, discontinue the use of the lubricant and take your time to find something more suited to your body.
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