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Types of lubricants

Did you know that the benefit of lubricants are not limited to eliminating dryness in private parts? Lubricants can also help a lot in easing out sexual tension and friction experienced during a sexual act and hence, can make sexual experiences for you and your partner, more pleasurable and smooth.

The effectiveness of lubricants in making sex better has contributed to making lubricants amongst the most highly demanded sex aid products on market. Out of the wide variety available, one lubricant that has gained a lot of popularity is KY Jelly lubricant. This water-based personal lubricant enhances sexual pleasure for both men and women. Furthermore, it is easy to apply, condom compatible and can be washed away easily with water.

However, what is amazing to learn is that lubricants are of varied types and you may choose one type over another based on your specific requirements. Here are more details about some of the commonly used types of lubricants.

Water-based lubricants

This type of lubricant is readily available on market and according to sexual health experts; it is perfect for those with sensitive skin. The advantage of using water-based lubricants to enhance sexual pleasure that they are slippery and yet, work well with condoms and sex toys. However, depending on the quality of water-based lubricant you use, you may need to reapply in order to prolong the pleasurable effect.

Silicone-based lubricants

These lubricants can offer you the best of both worlds, which means that in addition to offering the super silky smooth effect for longer, these are also condom compatible and do not produce any sticky feel. However, such types of lubes do not work well with sex toys, especially those made with materials such as NeoSkin, Silicone, EuroSkin, CyberSkin, or Futurotic materials. Hence, if you use sex toys made out of any of these materials, it is recommended that you do not use silicone-based lubricants.

Oil-based lubricants

Oil-based lubricants offer super-slippery effects but, you should be very careful while using them with condoms. These are not usually condom compatible and can cause latex condoms to tear however; they are more likely to work better with polyurethane condoms. This type of lube is not generally recommended for using on the vagina but may work well for men.

Warming lubricants

There are many lubes on the market today that are specially created with ingredients that add a slight warming sensation to the genitalia to provide hotter sex. If you apply a thin layer on to the outside of the condom, the benefits can be adequately enticing. Now while such lubes do spice up sex, you must take care not to use too much in quantity. Especially in case of women, since their private parts are generally more sensitive than men’s, only a tiny bit of lube can work to provide sufficient pleasing warm sensations down there.

Flavoured lubricants

If you want to please your partner orally, flavoured lubes can be a perfect way to go about it as these can add the taste quotient to the oral fun. Just be sure to buy a great tasting formula and in case you or your partner suffers with diabetes, invest in formulas that are sugar-free. It is recommended that you taste the lube before using it, as there are also many on the market that taste awful.

Homemade lubricants

People talk about smoothening sexual friction using egg whites, peanut oil and other solutions that can be easily found in home kitchen. However, before using any of the homemade lubricants, be sure that the kind of remedy you are planning to use does not harm your skin in anyway.