Tabuu Wrap-up: Lubricants are cheap and super easy to find, but they’re invaluable when it comes to how they make you feel!
I think of lubricants as a sexual luxury. However, they’re not luxurious in the sense that they’re expensive or exclusive enough to show them off. Actually, the opposite is true! Lubricants are inexpensive and super easy to find; all it takes is going to your local drugstore or even grocery store.
When I say lubricants are a luxury, I’m talking about the way they make our bodies feel when we’re engaged in sexual activities. They’re very commonplace, but when we use them during sex, they take things up a notch and allow us to feel a lot more pleasure and have a ton more fun.
If using lube is not something you do, you might be wondering why you even need it. Well, just because the opening of your vagina gets naturally lubricated doesn’t mean your entire canal will be. Using lube is the best way to make sure your vaginal canal is nice and slick, so you can enjoy your sexual experience to the fullest. But what kind of lubricant should you use?
Types of Lubes
One of the best things about lubricants is they’re available in many different types of materials and textures. Water-based lubricants are the most common because they’re cheap, they don’t stain, and safe to use on condoms and all kinds of sex toys. This type of lube provides a more natural wet feel and the skin absorbs it a lot faster. That means they’ll dry out quicker, so you will need to reapply as needed. Also, beware of water-based lubes that contain glycerin because they can promote yeast development in the vagina.
Silicone-based lubricants have become more mainstream in recent years because they provide a super slippery feel, not to mention they’re waterproof and they last longer than other kinds of lube. This type of lubricant is best used on non-silicone sex toys and condoms and it’s perfect for longer sexual sessions and anal sex as well.
Oil-based lubricants are not the most popular kind because they can be messy and they’re not safe for condoms as they can cause latex to tear. Not to mention they can contribute to infections in the vagina and rectum, which is why they’re not recommended for penetrative use. However, they do have other applications. For example, they’re great for sensual massages and they can be good for external anal play, you just need to be careful.
How to Pick the Right Lube for You
When it comes to choosing the right lubricant, you will need to consider what you’ll be doing with it. If you’re into vanilla sex and you don’t plan on hanging from the ceiling or anything crazy, everyday lubes will be the right option for you. They’re inexpensive and you can keep them at hand. Everyday lubes are fun, but if you plan on going a bit crazy, they won’t do the job as well as others.
If you are into kinky sex and you plan on going hard through the night, special lubricants will be the right option for you. You can find flavored lubricants, which could be a bit more expensive but worth it. There are also heating lubes and cooling lubes that provide additional sensations. When you’re considering special lubricants, make sure you avoid using any lubes that contain sugars and additives for internal play because they can lead to yeast infections.
Health Concerns to Keep in Mind
Special health concerns should be considered when choosing the right lubricant for you. Do you have sensitive skin? Then you should go for a water-based lube that doesn’t contain flavors or scents. Are you trying to get pregnant? Consult with your doctor before you purchase any lube.
Some doctors will advise against lubes altogether because they can affect sperm mobility and viability, but other doctors will tell you to go for more natural options, such as coconut oil or olive oil. Whatever health concern you may have, make sure the lube you choose will be safe for you!
What an Affordable Luxury!
You could indeed live without lubricants, but because they’re so inexpensive and so easy to find, you don’t have to! Why deny yourself the satisfaction of hotter, more pleasurable, and comfortable sex?
Lubricants are widely available and you’ll find many varieties to play with. The benefits are many! Lube won’t only make your sexual experiences better, it will also allow you to try new positions and be more adventurous in the bedroom. Lubricants open the door to experimentation and exploration, whether that’s on your own or with a partner!
There are so many things you can do with lube! You can enjoy a lovely massage with a super creamy lube, you can use heating or cooling lube to spice things up, and you can explore areas of your body you’ve been avoiding for fear of discomfort or pain.
Finding the right lube for you will require some trial and error but have fun with the process! At the end of the day, you’ll be able to have several lubes to fulfill different needs, and that’s part of the fun. Lubricants will increase sensuality and it’s truly a luxury you shouldn’t live without!