Do you know what makes using sex toys infinitively better? Adding in the right lube!
You see, lubricant is not merely an aid for those who experience vaginal dryness, those who want a smoother glide during bouts of masturbation, or those who want more slippery penetrative sex. Lubricant is a magical creation that just makes things feel better.
There are so many different types of lube, each with their own special ingredients and specific or general function, and to find the right lube is to add in that extra touch of sensational bliss.
So today, let’s get into the ins and outs of picking out the right lube for your sex toys so you can really get the best of the best during your play time adventures.
Picking the Right Lube for Your Sex Toys?
We assume that you’ve got an exceptionally beautiful sex toy. One that takes you to Pleasure Town without fail every single time, that stimulates your favourite erogenous zone(s), and sits neatly in your bedside table or discrete location. And that’s the first step in finding the right lube for your sex toy! Yay!
Now that you have your favourite sex toy in mind, let’s run through the various types of sex toys and different types of lube that pair effortlessly together.
Why? Because you deserve heaps of delicious, wet, and slippery orgasms without compromise.
Firstly, What is Lube and Why Does it Help?
Before we dive into the nitty gritty, let’s have a basic little intro to lube, aka what is lube?
Lube is short for personal lubricant and is a liquid or gel used to reduce friction and irritation during sexual activity.
And now that we know what lube is, why exactly is it so helpful? Well, we’ve already mentioned three very valid reasons why lube is so helpful when it comes to erotic pleasure, namely:
- It helps women who have vaginal dryness
- It aids in better masturbation for men
- It reduces friction and is an excellent sexual enhancement during penetration
But there are other reasons why using lube is so helpful.
For women, mental stimulation is often needed in order to raise levels of arousal. With that, it may take time for one’s body to catch up to one’s rising turned-on mind. It isn’t like a light switch that you can simply turn on and off (which is why foreplay is so important). Foreplay aside, using lube will allow your body and your mind to be more in sync, ready for play time when the mood strikes.
Another reason why lube is so helpful is that it allows everyone to feel different kinds of sensations. There are lubricants available that offer new kinds of bliss, such as warming and cooling lubes or even flavoured lubes.
Additionally, the sight of lube itself can help one reach arousal, as it could be a signal that a good time is about to be had.
Then, we can’t forget about the amazing ability for lube to turn anal stimulation and penetration into an incredible experience. Because there is no natural lubrication when anal play is involved, anal lubrication is absolutely necessary for a pleasurable and safe experience as opposed to discomfort or even pain.
And then of course, lube is the perfect addition to any sexual activity as it reduces friction, allowing partners to experience all the good feelings and none of the uncomfortable ones.
Explaining the Different Kinds of Lubes for Sex Toys
Now that we know what lube is and all the wonderful ways in which it can be helpful to use it, let’s take a look at the various kinds of lube and which ones work perfectly for your favourite sex toy.
Different Kinds of Sex Toy Material and Lube Pairings
Silicone Sex Toys, PVC Sex Toys, TPE/TPR Sex Toys = Water-Based Lubricants
Silicone sex toys, PVC sex toys, and TPE/TRP sex toys work their best with water-based lubricants. This is because other kinds of lube, such as oil-based or silicone-based lubricant, can break down the material of your toys. Water-based lubricant is great because it can actually be used for all of your sexual needs, whether it’s with sex toys, masturbating, or having penetrative sex.
Water-based lube is also excellent for those with sensitive skin or vaginal irritation, and most water-based lubricants can be used with condoms. Not just that, but water-based lube too is easy to clean off of clothes and sheets and won’t leave any stains.
Stainless Steel Sex Toys & Glass Sex Toys = Any Lubricant
If you’re vibing with a stainless steel sex toy or a glass sex toy, then you’re lucky enough to go for any lube that your heart desires. This is because stainless steel and glass sex toys are hard and non-porous, which means that no lube can compromise the toy itself.
In other words, you could go for a water-based lube, an oil-based lube, a silicone-based lube, or lubes made for warming or cooling. Although, you may not need the latter, as stainless steel and glass sex toys have the added bonus of allowing you to experiment with temperature play with the material itself.
Considerations for Picking the Right Lube for You
When it comes to choosing the right lube for you, there are two main things to consider:
- What kind of pleasure are you hoping to enjoy?
Water-based lubricant is always a safe bet, regardless of what kind of sexual experience you’re having. On the other hand, a silicone lubricant is great for those moments of pleasure in water.
For example, oil lube or silicone lube won’t wash away very easily when in water. We don’t often advise silicone lube for activity outside of water because it has the capacity to stain sheets and hardwood floors, and it’s quite difficult to wash off.
Oil-based lubes are fun to use for sensual massages because it’s got a slippery feel that lasts longer than water-based lube.
And then, if you’re using condoms, make sure to check which kind of lubricant can be used safely with your chosen brand.
Using our guide, you should always look at the sex toy you’re using and its material before you go ahead and apply a generous amount of lube.
This is because certain lubes work better with certain materials. Some lubes will break down the material of your toy, others will pair with it effortlessly and blissfully.
Ideal for sensitive skin, the Wicked Aqua Sensitive Hypoallergenic Lube is water-based and loaded with ingredients that are nurturing for the skin, such as aloe & olive extracts and vitamin E. It’s pH balanced, latex-friendly, and dermatologist approved. Simply apply a small amount of this water-based lube where desired and re-apply as you needed.
If you’re looking for a high end luxury silicone lubricant, then Uberlube is arguably the best on the market today. It’s got a silky feel, leaves the skin feeling moisturised, and isn’t wet and sticky like other silicone lubes. What’s also fun about Uberlube is that it can be used for other purposes too, such as an anti-chafe aid for sports, a make-up primer, and a hair conditioner. It’s completely odourless, thin and light, and comes in a gorgeous clear glass bottle with a pump for easy use.
A two-in-one, the LELO Personal Moisturiser can be used as a personal lubricant during sexual play, and as a moisturiser to your intimate area. This lubricant is water-based and fortified with aloe vera for long-lasting moisture. It’s non-greasy, non-staining, and glycerine, paraben, and fragrance-free. Another perk is that it’s safe to use with all LELO products, such as LELO sex toys and LELO condoms.
Enjoy a water-based lubricant that feels just as silky as silicone, the Pjur Analyse Me Comfort Water Anal Glide has a long lubricating effect and has been made especially for the requirements of playful or intense anal sex. This lubricant contains hyaluron which has the capability to bind large quantities of water. Because of this, small water cushions are formed, resulting in incredible lubrication. This water-based anal glide is compatible with all sex toys and latex condoms, making it suitable for daily use.
So now! You’re in-the-know about how to pick the right lube for you and ready to rock all kinds of sexual adventures with or without your partner and sex toys. Lube really is the gateway to uninhibited and more slippery fun.