A woman’s vagina naturally gets lubricated during sexual arousal, making it wetter and better prepared for sex. But a little outside help is always welcome. A lubricant will enhance sex by reducing friction and minimize irritation, pain or discomfort. Less discomfort and less irration means better sex. Really!
Water Based Lubricants: Advantages
Water-based lubricants are pretty economical. They are body safe, and they wash off easily. They won't damage condoms or sex toys made of silicone. Water-based lubes can dry up during intense action and will require reapplying more during intercourse to maintain wetness. But this is not a big issue.
Silicone Based Lube
Silicone-based products last longer than water-based lubricants. But they do not wash away easily and can cause irritation if they aren’t washed away shortly after sex. Also, silicone-based lubes cannot be used with silicone sex toys as they will damage your sex toy.
Oil Based Lubricants
Oil-based lubricants have many downsides. Even though they can work like a charm, they weaken the latex of condoms, causing ruptures and introducing the risk of unwanted pregnancy or transmitting STIs. These lubricants often cause skin irritation. Use caution when using this type of lubricant.
Petroleum Based Lubricants
All downsides. Made from petroleum jelly, baby oil or mineral oil, these lubricants cause irritation or inflammation for some women and men. It is best to avoid these lubricants.
Feel free to try out different types in order to see what works best for you. If a particular lubricant causes irritation or an allergic reaction, wash it away immediately, and switch to another lube. A doctor or sex therapist can also provide guidance if necessary. Shop lubricants at Lovetreats to keep things sailing smoothly.