Beginner’s Guide To Sexual Lubricants


Beginner's Guide To Sexual Lubricants

Beginner’s Guide To Sexual Lubricants

If you want to indulge in better sex and you’re thinking about purchasing some lube, we’re here to help.

With so many different lubes on the market, it’s not easy knowing which one to choose. There are so many types, including water-based, Silicone, Oil-based and many more. All of these lubes have different benefits that suit different kinds of play which we will discuss further.

Why do I need to use lube?

Lube is a fantastic way to add extra pleasure to your intimate experiences with your loved one.

It’s a common belief that people only use lube if their body is struggling to lubricate itself naturally, this is one reason, but many people use it to add extra pleasure to their love-making. Whichever category you fall into, there’s a lubricant out there that’s suitable for you.

When body parts rub together, friction can occur, leading to chafing and discomfort. Lube reduces this friction making sex more pleasurable. No one wants to be uncomfortable during play, and lube stops this from happening by adding extra slide and glide. Intimate lube is specially designed for use with the body, so you know it’s suitable to use, unlike some random product you decide to grab out the cupboard.

Which lube should I buy?

It would be best if you always chose a lube that’s suitable for the use intended. Sexual lubricants are tested and safe your body, so please don’t decide to grab anything out of your cabinet and use it down there as you may get a bad reaction. So let’s talk about the different kinds of lube available.

Water-based lube

Water-based lube is one of the most popular choices as it’s a fantastic all-rounder. It produces light, a natural feel mimicking the body’s natural lubrication. It’s suitable for vaginal and anal sex and can be used with sex toys too. If you’re indulging in anal stimulation, though, we would advise you to use a lubricant specially designed for anal sex.

Silicone lube

If you’re looking to have super long-lasting sex sessions with your lover, silicone lube is what you need. This kind of lubricant is one of the longest-lasting lubes you will find. It’s also waterproof, so jump in the bath or shower and indulge in an extra slippery, wet experience with your lover. Silicone lube is suitable for vaginal and anal sex, and it’s usually condom safe too, but always check. If you’re using silicone sex toys, then you must not use silicone lube as the two don’t go together, and you will risk ruining your favourite sex toy.

Oil-based lube

If you want a lubricant that’s great for massaging your lover’s body, this one is perfect. Oil-based lube offers great moisturising and skin softening properties. It usually contains ingredients such as Aloe vera and vitamin e. This lube is not intended for internal use, so it should be kept away from the vagina or anus. It’s also not suitable for condoms and can only be used with glass or metal sex toys, so keep this in mind.

Anal lube

If you and your partner want to indulge in anal sex, then lube really is a must. The anus doesn’t self-lubricate, so lube should always be used to avoid friction and make your experience more pleasurable. Anal lubes usually have a water-based or silicone formula that is generally thicker in its consistency than other lubes. The thicker formula is perfect for longer-lasting play.

Flavoured lube

Flavoured lubricant is perfect for use during oral sex and foreplay. There are so many different flavours on the market; you can give your tastebuds a treat whilst treating your lover at the same time. These edible usually lubes water-based and compatible with sex toys, making them a popular choice amongst couples.

Warming lube

Warming lube is one of the most popular selling lubes with couples. It provides a warming and tingling effect on contact with the skin. Imagine your intimate parts heating up during play; sound exciting? These stimulating lubes add extra excitement to your love-making for intimate experiences like no other.

Organic lube

If you have sensitive skin and have concerns about the environment, then organic lube may be just the lube for you. The ingredients in these kinds of lubricants can vary widely, so you must always check on the bottle to see which parts of the body it’s suitable for.

Hybrid lube

Hybrid lube contains the best of both water-based and silicone formulas in one bottle. This provides super-slick, long-lasting lubrication that’s easy to clean up and doesn’t stain.

Here are some of our recommended lubes

  1. Durex Play Feel Pleasure Gel 100ml

Beginner's Guide To Sexual Lubricants


Durex brings to you Play Feel Pleasure Gel. This water-based lubricant is suitable for vaginal, anal and oral use.





  1. Astroglide Spark Hybrid Personal Lubricant 2.5 Fluid Ounce

Guide To Sexual Lubricants


Have the best of both worlds with this quality Hybrid lube from Astroglide. The water-based and silicone formula is creamy and luxurious for a long-lasting, natural feeling.

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  1. Doc Johnson Anal Lube Natural 170g

Doc Johnson Anal Lube Natural

This Anal Lube has a thicker consistency that’s perfect for anal play. The thick formula is longer-lasting, so there’s no need for repeated applications. It has numbing properties to stop discomfort during stimulation.





  1. Slick N Slide Silicone Lubricant


Beginner's Guide To Sexual LubricantsAdd some extra slick and slide to your lovemaking with this quality silicone lubricant. It’s extremely gentle on the skin, so if you have sensitive skin, it’s the ideal lube for you.





  1. Durex Play Saucy Strawberry Pleasure Gel 50ml

Beginner's Guide To Sexual Lubricants Add the delicious taste of strawberry to your oral sex and foreplay. This edible lube is suitable for vaginal, anal and oral sex, making it an extremely versatile lube. If you’re looking to get fruity in the bedroom, this lube will certainly heat things.





Hopefully, after reading this Guide To Sexual Lubricants, you can choose the right type of lube for you. A little bit of lube can add a whole new dimension to your sex life.

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