Personal Lubricant FAQ
Water-based lubricants are completely condom-safe and offer a slippery texture that many people desire. However, because the body absorbs water very easily, water-based lubes tend to dry out quickly and need to be re-applied fairly regularly. On the flip-side, this makes for easy clean-up. The key benefits are: it lacks the non-edible silicone taste and slippery texture you might experience during oral sex and it’s perfectly toy-friendly. Not to mention, water-based lubes are often a cheaper alternative, and therefore come in more generous quantities.
Silicone-based lubes are commonly recommended for anal intercourse due to their slickness and endurance. They are condom-safe, but are difficult to clean and tend to stain sheets or any fabric it comes in contact with, lingering on surfaces (and body parts). Silicone-based lube is hypoallergenic, which makes it a very skin-safe ingredient; people with sensitivity or allergies generally do not have reactions. They also won’t dry out and are waterproof, making them ideal for shower-play. But since silicone breaks down silicone, these lubes are not safe to use with silicone toys, unless noted as “safe”.
Warming, tingling, pleasure-enhancing and cooling lubes not only provide better lubrication for masturbation, foreplay and sex, but they also improve your sensory response to touch. These lubricants contain active ingredients that can make the clitoris, G-spot, glans and shaft feel extra sensitive to stimulation, building climactic sensations quicker than usual.
Without anal lube, your experience of anal sex may not be anywhere near as pleasurable as it can be and you may have been put off by experiences from the past. But with the right preparation, anal sex can be an amazing sexual experience..
Anal lube is a liquid substance that helps to make anal sex more of an enjoyable experience for both of you. Real life is not like porn – you can’t just dive right in and expect your partner to enjoy it. It’s all about the warm-up, and anal lube is perfect for enhancing pleasure and creating a great connection between two people.
Your vagina can create its own lubricant, but you need a little helping hand when it comes to anal sex as that area doesn’t. Anal lube helps make the whole process more fun – it can heighten sensitivity, relax your muscles and provides a cushioning effect, helping to prevent injury.
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