The Essential Guide to Lube
The essential guide to Lube – your adult work partner in crime
If you are new to adult work, it won’t be long before you embark on the pleasure-able, journey of lube or lubricant (in full). We cover everything you need to know from; the basics of ‘what is lube?’, to the different types of lube and to how to choose your perfect ‘companion’ that won’t let you down!
What is Lube?
Lube is a liquid, designed specifically to wet or ‘lubricate’, intimate areas such as your vagina or penis. Widely used by men and women to reduce friction when engaging in sexual activity such as masturbation or penetration (with/without toys). Lube assists with comfort, like breaks, need oil and in turn, extends and heightens your sensory ride!
Why use it?
You need it for a guaranteed ‘smooth glide’.
Vaginal dryness is a fact of life and it’s not possible to always be ‘wet’. Being on the dryer side can be caused by many things such as; age (menopause), anxiety/stress/fatigue, pregnancy, allergies and more. The lack of naturally produced lubrication can not only makes sex uncomfortable, it can also lead to a reduced confidence break in rapport and arousal.
aWhere and When it is best used?
There are numerous ways to use the good stuff. You should use it if:
- You’re masturbating: Yes, you read it right! Even sex with yourself can be improved with lube. Whether you’re a man or woman, at times we experience dryness on our penis or vagina. You should avoid using moisturizing lotion as it contains harmful chemicals. Adding a few drops of lubricant on your fingers before touching yourself can make the sensations smoother and more natural.
- You’re having sex with condoms: Generally, condoms are already lubricated, but there are chances of condoms drying out or breaking when having intense or long-lasting sex. A lube is a great option to add the extra lube to it.
- You’re trying anal sex: Want to experiment with anal sex? If you don’t have lube, don’t even think about it. Since it’s the area that is so sensitive and doesn’t produce its own lubricants as vagina does, it becomes really important to use lube.
In fact, when is there NOT a good time to use lube?!
How to choose the best lube for you?
There are mainly three types of lubricant readily available; water-based, silicone-based, and oil-based.
Water-based: Are the most common type of lube and feel a little thinner and more slippery. They are super easy to clean up with water which is always a plus. If you want to bring the best out of water-based lubes, try using it with your favourite vibrator and with latex condoms. If you’re looking to use it for anal sex however, this is not the right option.
Silicone-based: Silicone-based lubes are thick, silky and last the longest when in contact with skim. Due to its thicker consistency, silicon-based lubes are a great option for anal sex and latex condoms. They can also be used in water if you fancy some steamy shower play. However, never use silicone lube with silicone sex toys as they can cause the surface areas to perish.
Oil based: Are the mixture of coconut and olive oil. They can be a great option for those people who are extremely sensitive to chemicals. The biggest drawback, however, of an oil based lube, is that it can break latex condoms.
If you’re looking for lubes in the UK, there are plenty of reputable brands to choose from widely available from any pharmacy or body care shop. To name a few;
- KY Jelly
- Liquid Silk Personal
- Pjur Back Door Anal Lubricant
- Super Silk Water Based
- Durex Play
We hope this covers the basics for all your groove and glide play.
If you have any questions please leave us a comment below and we’ll be happy to investigate. Any excuse to get down and play – all in the name of naughty fun!
The Fuber Fun Club