Spicing up the bedroom scene can be done in a variety of ways – but the most common and easiest way to do so is with a lubricant.
Picking a lube that will satisfy both you and your partner is a personal decision that you should carefully consider, but also have fun choosing. Remember, the whole point of adding lube to your sexual activities is for the purpose of increasing your stimulation… so enjoy the process! Here’s how to pick a lube for great sex:
There are a variety of different options to choose from: including water-based, silicone-based, oil-based, and many more. There is no right or wrong choice – it’s simply a matter of personal preference.
The most common lube is typically a water-based selection as it is the most versatile: it can be used for many different activities whether it is with a partner or solo. It’s also ideal for people with sensitive skin, and most importantly, it won’t leave a stain and can easily be cleaned.
Silicone-based lubes are more focused on longevity. They are longer-lasting, made for longer “sessions” and need reapplication less often than a water-based lubricant. However, they are prone to leaving stains, so caution is required. And they shouldn’t be used with silicone-based toys as they can break down the rubber over time.
Lastly, similar to the silicone, the oil-based selection provides a more slippery sensation than water-based lube. The versatility of this choice is very high as it can be used for water-play, all sexual positions, or just a sensual massage. However, it shouldn’t be used with latex condoms as it can dissolve the latex. In addition, this lube can also be a bit trickier to clean.
Ultimately, it’s what you’re in the mood for and what matters most to you and / or your partner. Whether you’re in the market for something that’s mindful of sensitive skin, long-lasting, or versatile – it just depends what you deem to be the most important factor. Have fun trying out each one to see which lube is right for you!