Beginner's Guide to Lubricants | Lovetreats
What are Personal Lubricants?
Personal lubricants, commonly known as lubes, are created to enhance your sexual experience during intercourse and masturbation. They are skin-friendly and safe to use in intimate areas. Lubricants essentially decrease friction for a smoother, more enjoyable time. You can use them alone or with a partner, as well as with condoms or sex toys. Lubricants come in a variety of types: water-based, silicone-based, flavoured, warming and cooling!
How are they used?
Apply a small amount of lube on intimate areas for a smooth feeling and easy gliding. Reapply as needed.
Water-based lubes are the all-rounders of lubes – perfect at everything. As they are water-based, these lubes are appropriate for vaginal or anal sex, solo play, and even massages. They are safe for use with condoms and sex toys.
Water-based lubes are easy to clean with warm water and don’t leave any sticky stains on clothes or sheets. The only drawback of water-based lubes is that they are easily absorbed and tend to dry out a little bit faster - so make sure to reapply frequently!
The base ingredient of silicone-based lubes is skin-safe silicone which makes them waterproof. So they are perfect for sex under the shower! Silicone-based lubricants are long-lasting, have excellent gliding properties, and don’t need to be reapplied as often. They are perfect for vaginal and anal sex, and can be used with condoms. The only drawback of silicone-based lubes is that they cannot be used with silicone toys. They will ruin the surface of your toy.
These arousing lubes contain unique ingredients that heat the skin, setting off some new and exciting sensations. Warming lubes also help in relaxing the muscles, increasing blood flow and making the skin more flexible, which can lead to more intense orgasms.
Lubes 101: Do's and Don'ts
- Use water or silicone based lubes during sex and masturbation
- Use water or silicone based lubes with condoms
- Use water-based lubes with sex toys
- Use a flavoured lube to spice up oral sex
- Use warming or cooling lubes for additional arousal
- Don't use silicone-based lubes with silicone toys
- Don't use oil based fluids with condoms