Many adults turn to personal lubricants for added pleasure. Lubricants help with keeping areas well ready for play as well as provide more enjoyment. Many women over time lose the ability to naturally lubricate during arousal. This is a part of life and can happen at any age. Lubricants help in time of need. The right lubricant can help keep play time fun and long lasting. Personal lubricants help to keep soreness, chaffing, and friction to a minimum.
A water-based lubricant is water soluble and is rather an all-purpose lube. Water based lubricants are great for use with condoms to keep safety a priority as well as to help keep moisture in the right places. Water based lubricants are not as messy as oil and silicone based lubricants. They are easier to clean off of skin as well as other materials. A water-based lubricant is less likely to cause irritations and is considered a safer and more gentle lubricant.
Water based lubes come in many varieties; they can have flavors added to them for the added flare to a fun filled adult night. Many lubricants are not meant for oral consumption therefore they do not add flavors to enhance play times. Water based lubricants can be used with most adult toys on the market as well as accompany latex. Many gynecologist use water based lubricants in office. The reason why is because they are easy clean up and go well when pair with latex gloves. Water based lubricants are less likely to cause an allergen flare up and works well with many skin types.
A silicone lubricant is long lasting and doesn’t dry up as quickly as water-based lubricants. Silicone lubes are compatible to use with latex condoms unlike oil based lubricants. Silicone lubricants do not contain any water which helps them to stay slick for so long. Silicone molecules are bigger and keep the silicone lubricants from being absorbed by skin. This is also why silicone lubricants have fewer allergen break outs and irritations.
Silicone lubricants can be used as a way of heating up the night with a sensual body massage without having to change from body oils or lotions to lubricants. This type of lubricant doesn’t break down when in water so it makes for great use while in water such as pools, hot tubs, and baths. Silicone lubricants are very slippery when used so always be safe and take precaution for slips and falls. Do not use in showers or while standing in water.
Silicone lubricants can be a great way to enhance adult play, however there are a few downsides that should be considered when using lubricants. As silicone lubricant does not break down in water easily, yes it can be hazardous, but it is also harder to clean off of materials and skin. When using a silicone based lubricant do not used silicone adult toys, as the lubricant can cause breakdown of toys.