Lubricants can make sexual activity more sensual and fun.
(PRWEB) September 20, 2012
Many women experience vaginal dryness which can affect sexual activities. Using lubricants and gels can resolve the dryness, but also enhance sexual pleasure. Lubricants can make sexual activity more sensual, and fun. Lubricants can be used to explore sensual sensations and add spice and help arouse additional senses. Lubricants and gels can be used with sex toys as well.
There are hundreds of lubricants to choose from so it is important to find one that is right for you and right for the moment. Lubricants and gels can interfere with certain contraceptives and sex toys. With all the different brands, it can be confusing. To assist with deciphering which ones to use, there are three main groups we can place lubricants and gel in; water-based, silicone-based, and oil-based.
All lubricants can cause irritation, so place a small amount on the inner labia first. If a burning sensation is experienced, wash with mild soap and try another lubricant when the irritation clears.
- Water-based lubricants: These are the most common and most widely used lubricants and gels. They are safe to use with sex toys, condoms, diaphragms, sponges and other latex materials. They are easy to clean up and are typically nonirritating. Be aware though that some do contain glycerin and can cause yeast infections. Water based lubricants and gels do dry up quickly. So additional use of water or saliva can help. Some products also have warming and edible types. This can add additional erotic pleasure during sex.
- Some water based lubricant suggestions are: Dr. Flints Love Slick lubricant and Namiko lubricants or the honey flavored edible lube are a few popular water-based lubricants.
- Silicone-based lubricants: These lubricants last longer than water-based ones. They cannot be used with silicone sex toys due to reactions. You can use them with latex products such as condoms and sex toys not made of silicone. Remember that some people are easily irritated by silicone. Silicone-based lubricants are harder to wash off bedding and clothing and are more expensive than water-based ones.
- Some Silicone based lubricants to try are: Ecstasy Silicone, Petite Body Souffle for an edible lubricant and of course the very popular Jo lubricant line.
- Oil-based lubricants: Common oil-based lubes include vitamin E oil. Oil based lubricants can be great for hand jobs, but they are not considered safe for use with latex products or rubber toys, as they can break down the latex. Oil based gels and lubricants are messy and difficult to clean up. If you want to try vitamin E oil, check with your partner first for possible allergic reaction.
- Some oil-based lubricants are: Elbow Grease, Glow Oil Watermelon for a flavored oil based lubricant
This information is helpful, stay educated, have fun and experiment with lubes, gels, and massage oils. Find the one that best fits your sexual needs.