What are some good and safe sex lubricants?
Sex without lube is like a cupcake without icing. A cupcake is still delicious by itself, but once you have one with icing, there’s ultimately no going back. Similarly, personal lubricant makes good sex, well better. No matter if you’re masturbating alone or exploring with a partner, we recommend using a lubricant because it will enhance your experience. After using lube, you will wonder how you ever survived without it.
There’s a common misconception that using a lubricant means your partner is not arousing you enough or there is some other problem going on in your bedroom. That is far from the truth. As we mentioned earlier, lubricant is meant to be used as an enhancement. There are a lot of moving parts during sex, and a lubricant simply adds moisture and reduces friction. If things get too dry, it can be painful for one or even both partners. Lubricant will help avoid that pain and other awkward roadblocks like dryness.
One type of lube is water based lubricant. This type of lubricant is the most common and can be easily found in your local convenience stores. With just a few ingredients, it washes off easily and is safe to use with condoms. Water based lubricant can be safely used in most scenarios, but may need to be reapplied from time to time. Some of our favorites are:
Another type of personal lubricant is silicone. This lube offers a smooth and silky texture. It lasts longer than water based lubricant and will not require as much reapplication. It’s not best to use for those with sensitive skin as it could cause irritation. Since it’s made of silicone, it can damage some sex toys. It important to research before use. Check out some of our favorites:
A third common type of personal lubricant is oil based. This type lasts the longest and won’t require reapplication. It can also double as massage oil. Be careful, though, as this type can stain your sheets. It’s also not the safest to use with condoms because it can lead to tearing. If you’re using condoms as a form of birth control, it’s important to be extra careful with this type of lubricant. We do not recommend this type especially if you’re new to the world of lube.
Naughty SA promotes sexual liberation and sexual expression, but most importantly we promote sexual safety. If you do not have much experience with lubes, it is definitely time to get started. We encourage you to do research and suggest sampling lube somewhere safe on your skin like your wrist before using it in other areas like your genitals. Your skin down there can be awfully sensitive, so starting with a water based lubricant is a good idea. Be sure that your toys are safe to use with lubricants and pay attention that the base of your lubricant will not ruin them. We wish you endless orgasms and slippery fun!