The Essentiality of Lubricant

The Significance of Lubricant

There are lubes, and there are lubes. The first noticeable difference is they can be water-based or silicone-based. Then there is their purpose, and lastly, the  "menu" on offeran array of delicious flavours and sensations to really get your juices jumping. Let us elaborate below.

Get Your Lube On

Lubricants should be an integral part of your sex toolkit. This is because they not only ease the way to fun and fantastic frolics but also minimise the risk of damaging delicate tissue. Lubricants are also situation-savers if a partner's participation is hampered by illness or stress. 

You may be surprised by the number of qualities and varieties of lubes on the market. We at Matilda's are dedicated to always offering only the best. 

The first discrepancy is whether you select a water-based or silicone-based lube:

In for the long haul? Then you'll want the silicone-based ones. They have the consistency of honey and are absorbed more slowly into your skin, keeping you smooth and frictionless longer. Silicone-based lubricants are also waterproof, making them ideal for water fun. Last but not least, if including a condom, dental dam or gloves, you should definitely choose latex-friendly siliconeOne small factor to note, however, is that silicone-based lubes do not rinse off too quickly, making soap and water necessary for a proper clean-up. 

Have a penchant for toys? Then, the water-based lubes are the ones for you. They are safe with the silicone element of most high-quality toys and are super-easy to clean. They are conveniently absorbed into the body if you do not get to the bathroom quickly. However, this means they need to be re-applied during your antics, as they do not last as long as might be hoped. 

Lubricants are available in different consistencies, too. Some are thicker and more gel-like than others. Silicone-based lubes are generally denser, but some water-based lubes can also be gel-like, depending on their purpose. For example, there are special water-based ones designed for anal play - providing a somewhat thicker barrier to protect thin tissue and reduce friction in sensitive areas.

The icing on the cake is that our lubes offer a variety of fragrances, flavours and fervours. Some folk dislike the taste of latex but enjoy oral fun, so they add a dash of tasty, fruity flavours. Others love tingling or warming lubes to perk up the fun in the bedroom. 

Many great lubes are on the market, but there are also cheap and nasties. Remember: you get what you pay for, and because you are playing with the most delicate parts of your body, we strongly advise you only ever buy superior-quality lubricants that are guaranteed body-safe and do what they should. For your peace of mind and convenience, all the lubes at Matilda's are tried and trusted.