How to Choose the Right Lube

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to Choose the Right Lube

Sexual lubricants make sex more enjoyable and can often make sex much less uncomfortable or painful. Besides, it is a good stimulant that provides greater sensitivity for her and him. Always use lubricant with your sex toys or Ben Wa balls since they protect the genitals from any kind of friction.

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Water-based lubricants are the most recommended. They don't cause allergic reactions or infections. They are comfortable because they are not easily removed and don't stain. And one of the most important details is that all water-based lubricants are compatible with latex condoms.


In case of vaginal dryness a good lubricant is essential to facilitate sexual intercourse. If this is your case, we recommend a silicone-based lubricant because it will last longer in intimate mucous membranes. Its oily and slippery texture, which helps greatly to facilitate penetration prevents the irritation of dryness in intercourse.

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Flavoured lubricants are ideal for providing fruity and tasty flavors in your erotic games. They are ideal for oral sex, as the sweet flavors provide more salivation and camouflage unpleasant flavors. You can choose the one you like best, from the classics like strawberry or pineapple, to more exotic ones like coconut, or even the more daring like lime, vanilla, cinnamon or coffee.

Don't quite know how to use them? Take a look at our article on how to use lubricant.

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There are lubricants that provide a heating effect that help sensitise the most intimate areas and increase pleasure. You can also choose one with a cooling effect that provides a pleasant tingling which helps to enhance and stimulate the senses.

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There are also specific lubricants for anal intercourse. These have thicker textures and longer-lasting formulas, because in the anal area there are no natural lubricants as in the vagina. For beginners of anal sex, there are special lubricants that help widen the muscles with a warming effect, others with desensitising formulas that reduce discomfort and even some that incorporate some painkillers and anti-inflammatory ingredients to reduce pain as much as possible. But the best are those that include relaxing ingredients that help widen the area.


Finally we recommend that you do not use oil-based lubricant products like Vaseline or massage oils. Note that these are not easily removed from the body and leave residues in your intimate areas. Oil-based lubricants can damage condoms and more easily lead to infection, since they alter the vaginal pH and the bacteria can attach themselves to your body for longer due to the oil.

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  • You can apply the lubricant in the vaginal area or penis directly, but we advise you to put it in your hands and rub them to warm it a little before applying.
  • For your health, sexual lubricants should only be purchased from specialty stores.

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