The low-down on lubricant
Lubricant is pretty amaze-balls for good sex. Even though you might think your body is doing a perfectly good job on its own, thank you very much, you'd be surprised at the enhanced sensation lube provides. In a study on lubricant use, women reported that in 70 per cent of experiences, lube made things more pleasurable and comfortable. That's not a statistic to be sniffed at.
There are many different types of lubes on the market, all for a variety of needs, so choosing just one can be a little tough. We've put together a handy guide which we hope will help you find your perfect match for great sex, before you decide to buy sex lubricants online. We're so happy to bring you the best info and advice on lubes. Happy shopping!
The Lube-To-Use Guide
Here's our cheat-sheet to instant lubrication success!
|Vaginal sex||Yes Lube | Pjur Woman Nude | Pjur for Women|
|Anal sex||Anal lubes | Pjur Analyse Me | Pjur Power Premium Cream|
|Male solo play||Pjur Aqua | AquaGlide | Pjur Cool|
|Female solo play||Pjur for Women | Pjur Woman Nude | Yes Lube|
|Sex toys||Water-based lubes|
|Lube for water play||Silicone-based lubes|
|Flavours for oral sex||AquaGlide Flavoured|
|Different sensations||Pjur My Spray | Pjur Cooling | GoGirl Enhancing Spray|
|Tightening for her||Rejuvenate Revitaliser|
|Delay or decreased sensation||Pjur Med Pro-Long Spray | Pjur Superhero Glide|
|Sensitive skin||Pjur Women Nude | YES Moisturising Gel | Pjur Med Sensitive Glide|
|Our vegan friends||Pjur Med Vegan Glide | Oske Aqua Lubricant|
What's the difference between water-based and silicone-based lube?
Great question! There are benefits to each type of lubricant. Find one that suits what you enjoy:
|Can be used with all sex toys||Some can't be used with silicone sex toys|
|Easily washed off||Not so easily washed off|
|Does not stain sheets or clothing||Some brands may stain sheets or clothing|
|Absorbs quickly - so you need to use more||Lasts a long time, so you use less|
|It washes off quicker in the shower, bath or jacuzzi||Stays very slippery and sexy in water environments|
|Can get sticky after a while (especially the cheaper lubes!)||No stickiness, remains silky smooth|
|Can be used with condoms||Can be used with condoms|
Lubricant - Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use baby oil as a lube?
We get asked this a lot. People want to know if baby oil, petroleum jelly or massage oils are safe to use as sexual lubricants. The answer is no. Not even a little bit. Firstly, they can degrade the latex structure of condoms, that could result in the condoms breaking. Secondly, these products can upset the natural Ph balance of your body, increasing the chance of infection. Use the right lubricant instead!
What about natural lubricants, like Coconut Oil?
Products like coconut oil (and others) can be used as effective lubricants, but we wouldn't suggest it, because coconut oil can disrupt your vagina's pH balance. This could lead to yeast infections, etc. People often get confused because the natural products (like coconut oil) are said to be "antibacterial" or "anti-fungal" which sounds great! However, this isn't good for your vagina. Also - many of these products contain food-grade stabilisers, which aren't always good for your private bits! They can also stain bed-linen. Get the right stuff
Which lubricant should I use with my toy?
Definitely use water-based lubricant if you're using different toys. Interestingly enough, silicone breaks down silicone, so if you use a silicone-based lubricant with your silicone toy, it can harm the surface of your toy. Water-based lubricant is definitely the way to go here.
What are delay sprays and lubes?
Delay sprays or lubricants are used by men to help them last longer. These products contain a special ingredient called benzocaine. Benzocaine is commonly found in over-the-counter creams used to treat pain, because it has a mild numbing effect which assists men who battle with premature ejaculation. We suggest that you use these lubricants with a condom, otherwise your partner may also experience numbing effects.
Do flavoured lubricants contain sugar?
Yes, they often do! Flavoured lubes are a great way to add an extra element of play to oral sex, but they do contain sugar. Sorry! But worry not about your sugar diet - just make sure you are not prone to yeast infections - as sugar promotes yeast growth. Glycerin can have the same effect, so either make sure you wash properly afterwards or stick to a normal lubricant for intercourse. Keep the flavoured lube for the oral sex experiences!
Should I test warming or cooling lubricants before use?
We would recommend so. Did you know that warming lubes usually contain capsaicin - the same thing found in peppers! Of course, the amount used in lubricants is so very tiny, that it barely registers in the same way. It's just enough to warm your bits! Women can be more sensitive to this than men, so try out a small amount first to see how your body likes it. Cooling lubricants contain mint or menthol - again in very small quantities. And again, women can be more sensitive to this than men. Try them out to see how your body responds.
Why use anal lube vs normal lube?
The anus and rectum are not self-lubricating, which means that for anal sex to be comfortable and pleasurable, lubricant is required. While you could use any lube, anal lube is specifically designed to be thicker (as the skin in the rectum and anus is thinner), so it offers more protection and lasts longer. It eliminates friction and dryness, and moistens the surrounding tissue to allow for comfy stretching. Oh, and it makes condom use safer. Win win win, all round!