Lubricant Guide

One of the most common misconceptions is “I don’t need Lube,” yes Lubricant is most commonly used for those who are struggling to produce enough of their own Vaginal moisture but lubricant universally makes intercourse more pleasurable and comfortable. Personal Lubricant can be one of the easiest ways to upgrade your sex life. There is a huge variety to choose from, from simple water based lubes all the way to flavored lubricants. Understanding the distinction between each of these lubricants can be very overwhelming, so here are some tips and basic information to consider when picking out the right lubricant for you.

Here is useful information about vaginal functionality and vaginal health.

Mucosal Tissue – lines parts and cavities of the body that need extra lubrication.

Like the Vaginal Cavity, it allows chemicals and water to pass through easily, something to consider if you are sensitive to specific chemicals.Mucosal Tissue also lines the lungs, digestive tract and the inside of the mouth. PH – measures the amount of acidity or baseness a substance has.

Different parts of the body have different PH levels typically on a scale between 0 – 14.

 Certain Lubricants can affect your PH Balance.

These are the proper PH Levels 

• Vagina ( 3.8 – 4.5 ) 

• Semen ( 7.2 – 7.8 )

 • Rectum ( 7.2 – 12.1 ) 

• Saliva ( 6.5 – 7.5 )

Ingredients that can cause irritation for those with sensitive skin. • Glycerin • Parabens • Propylene Glycol •L – Arginine • Aloe • Carrageenan Drag/Glide: • The amount of friction that occurs when lubricant is applied • Glide = very slippery • Drag = some resistance/tacky feeling/ friction. Thicker Lubes provide more cushion during sex.

Types of Lubricant

• Silicone – Great for those with sensitive skin because it is hypoallergenic.Silicone offers a smooth, silky glide that is long lasting because unlike water based lubricants, silicone does not absorb or evaporate and does not require the same frequency of reapplication.

Making it the most popular lube option for Anal play and sex in and around water (like in the shower).

Silicone lubricants are latex condom safe but are not recommended for use with silicone toys, some silicone lubricants can also stain certain fabrics.

• Water-Based – are the most common kind of lube and a great place to start. Water-based formulas offer a smooth glide that’s great for all kinds of play. They are also easy to clean from yourself and surfaces, they do not stain and they are compatible with all different sexual barriers (condoms, dental dams) and sex toys. These benefits are what make water-based lubricants so popular but because the base is water they can get dry quickly especially with friction and absorb into your skin so most will need to be reapplied.

 • Hybrid – Typically a mixture of Water-based and Silicone (sometimes water-based and coconut oil) usually the consistency of water-based but with longer lasting quality of silicone. Hybrid Lubricants are safe to use with silicone sex toys. The main attraction to Hybrid Lubricants is the ability to enjoy the thicker cushiony feel of water-based lubricant and the long-lasting silky glide of Silicone.

 • Flavored Lubricant – are usually water-based and have the same traits as other water-based lubricants. Not all flavored lube is created equal, however, so it’s important to read the ingredients to see what is used to sweeten and change the taste. If you or your partner are prone to vaginal infections or skin irritation, it’s recommended to use flavored lubricants that do not contain sugar-derived ingredients.

•Desensitizing Lubricant – are made with ingredients that provide a numbing sensation meant to make some sex play feel more comfortable. Many of these lubricants feature a small amount of benzocaine, which numbs the surface of the skin, and are most popular for use during anal penetration. And while we don’t recommend this as an option especially for beginners, there are those who still prefer this method of lubricant. • Oil-Based – Oil based lubricants are popular for massages and can be used for anal play. The most important thing to remember about oil-based lubes is that they should never be used with latex condoms because the oil can deteriorate the latex. We hope this helps you with your Lube Selection