Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Different Lubes for Different Situations

This blog was prepared by Lips'n'Licks in her own personal capacity. The opinions expressed in this article are the author's own.

When it comes to sexual intercourse everyone is different and there is no one special move that works on the masses. It's the same for your lubricant. Here are some examples of different lubrications for sensual situations:

Sex with a condom

When having sex with a condom stay far away from oil based lubricants such as vaseline or any natural oils like coconut oil. These lubricants can be great for some sensual situations but not when a latex condom is involved. The oil will break down the integrity of the condom making it's use redundant. Engaging in coitus with a latex condom? Try water based or silicone based lubricants.

Sex without a condom

In this situation I would recommend a silicone based lubricant due to it's staying power. Unlike water based lubricants, silicone based lubricants take longer to absorb into the skin leaving more time for play and less time used for reapplication. Sure, the silicone based lubricants can stain the sheets but at least there's an excuse for you to do it on the floor.

Sex in the shower

Personally I'd like to keep this sensual situation a fantasy. But if I were to one day re-enact my fantasies I'd definitely use a silicone based lubricant. It has less chance of being washed away by the water in the shower than a water based lubricant. This will help the fantasy last a little longer because I would have to pause for reapplication.

Masturbation Using A Toy

DO. NOT. USE. SILICONE. LUBRICANT. WITH. SILICONE. TOYS!!! To be safe, I suggest using water based lubricant or a hybrid lubricant for times of self pleasure involving any material of toy.


Many people are hesitant when performing these sensual acts due to smell or taste – now there is no excuse. Flavoured lubricants, mostly created with water based lubricants, get your mind off of one smell and taste and on to the pleasure of your partner. Flavours from strawberry-kiwi to a classy passion fruit and even sizzling bacon will erase all excuses and allow you to find the fun in performing oral sex. If the taste or smell doesn't effect you, well, there's no better lubricant than saliva!

Anal Play

Depending on what you're into there are many situations where thicker is better, and anal lube is one of them. What differentiates an anal lube from a standard water based or silicone based lube is it's thickness due to the addition of glycerin. The best way to check the thickness of an anal lube is to mark how fast the air bubble inside of the bottle moves from bottom to top when the bottle is turned upside down - in this case, slower is always better. If thick isn't for you a silicone based lubricant will do just fine but don't forget to schedule some time for rest and reapplication.

Happy Explorations!!



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