There is nothing to feel ashamed about because using lube is perfectly normal. When it comes to sex, there isn’t any manual, but “the wetter, the better.” However, it can be a bit difficult to decide on the type of lube to buy because there are unlimited options, but we are going to narrow down your choices for you.
What Type to BuyBefore going to shop for a lube, you should know that there are different types of lubes and they come in a variety of bases, such as:
- Hybrid – a combination of two or more bases
Natural LubeIf you are a bit concerned about what you are rubbing on your skin, then you should opt for natural lubes. There is still an ongoing debate of what natural lube exactly is. Natural lubes are products that have about 95% natural ingredients and have no artificial smell or taste. There is the Aloe Cadabra which has about 95% of aloe vera; it is a very nice option that is worth considering. Alternatively, you can use coconut oils as lube, although it can stain your sheets, and may be difficult to wash off. Also, it can cause condom breakage because oil breaks down the effectiveness of latex. You should also be careful of contamination, and make sure you always wash your hands before dipping it into the jar.
How to Use Lube the Right WayThere is no wrong or right way to use lube. If you need it to masturbate, spread it liberally, as much as you feel is necessary and get on with your solo session. So apply it as much as you want, whether on your penis, or your partner’s vagina or anus. After you have decided which lube works best for you, you should warm it up in your hands. While, this may not be a requirement, but lubes are naturally cold, and making it warm would bring more pleasure. If you are making use of a condom as well, then you should make use of a non-oil based lube on the outer part. Regardless of if you are using dental dams or condoms, adding lube to the equation would make sex more pleasurable for your partner and yourself.
Options to AvoidWhen you decide to go lube shopping, there would be so many options available at the counter – flavored, tingling, natural. These lubes can be exciting to use, but you should check out the ingredients and if possible use litmus paper to check the pH value of the products. Watch out for some ingredients as they can cause inflammation or irritation. Examples include:
- Chlorhexidine gluconate