Buyer’s Guide To Personal Lubricants

Buyer's Guide To Personal Lubricants

Buyer’s Guide To Personal Lubricants

Personal Lubricants For Pleasure & Comfort.

Personal lubricants provide extra artificial lubrication to enhance sensual experiences when natural lubrication just isn’t enough. There are many different types of lubes available that are designed to help ensure more comfortable sensual experiences and maximise enjoyment. By making the sensitive genital tissues moist, lubricants help to decrease friction and make intimate contact even more pleasurable. Essentially, lubes reduce the unpleasant sensation of friction and irritation while enhancing and heightening the pleasurable sensations of touch, pressure and vibrations. Personal lubes can be quite useful during intercourse if the woman suffers from reduced natural lubrication and can also be helpful in reducing irritation that may be caused by latex condoms.

Personal lubricants are especially beneficial during the use of penetrative or vibrating sex toys such as vibrators, dildos and anal toys. Lubes, when used correctly, can help increase comfort for easier insertion as well as protecting the delicate tissues from excess friction during more vigorous erotic play. Lubes also make a fantastic medium for vibrators, making the vibration sensations more intense and more pleasurable for the user. Some lubricants even add extra warming, cooling or tingling sensations to the skin!

There are many different types of lubricants available that cater for just about every sexual scenario you can imagine. Read about the benefits and uses of each different type of lubricant so that you can choose which lubes you want to add to your collection first! From water based lubricants through to warming lubricants, Adult Sex Toy Wholesalers are proud to offer a quality range of personal lubricants Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth customers can order online and have delivered discreetly to their door anywhere in Australia.

Types Of Personal Lubricant

Water Based Lubricants

Everyone who engages in any sort of sexual play should invest in a big bottle of good quality water based lube. Water based lubricants are possibly the most versatile lubricants available on the market. They are suitable for vaginal, anal and oral intercourse. Being water based, these lubricants are also safe to use with all types of condoms and sex toys. Some can be thick like a gel and some can be made quite runny, depending on how much water is used in the manufacturing process. Water based lubes are readily absorbed by the skin, which means that they do ‘dry up’ quicker than some other types of lubricants and may need to be reapplied more frequently.
Water based lubricants are water soluble, resulting in easy clean-up and a very low chance of skin irritation. This does however render water based lubricants unsuitable for use in the bath or shower.
Some cheap water based lubricants can also get a little ‘tacky’ on the skin as they dry up.

Popular Water Based Lubricants

Silicone Lubricants

Silicone lubricants last longer than water based lubricants. As they are not readily absorbed by the skin they don’t evaporate, dry up or go tacky. While water based lubricants feel ‘wet and slippery’, silicone lubricants will generally have more of a ‘silky’ feel, which makes them ideal for intimate massage. Due to the fact that they last longer than water based lubricants, silicone lubes are considered more suitable for extended or vigorous sexual encounters, especially during anal sex. Most silicone lubes are compatible with latex condoms and are safe for use in and around the vagina, however some women find they need to wash away all traces of silicone lubricant after use in order to avoid irritation. Due to their waterproof properties, silicone lubricants are also suitable for sex play in the shower, bath or swimming pool. Silicone lubes should not be used with silicone based sex toys, because the different silicone products may react and cause your favourite toy to ‘melt’ or go tacky. Silicone lubricants also have an unusual taste so they are not ideal for oral sex.

Popular Silicone Lubricants

Warming Lubricants

Warming lubricants are usually water based lubricants with the addition of agents that have a warming effect on the skin. These warming lubricants are great for light sensory play to increase arousal and may also enhance sexual responses during intercourse. By blowing or rubbing the lube, the warming effect can be accelerated. Warming lubricants are ideal for enhancing sexual responses during erotic play, whether it be intercourse or the use of sex toys during masturbation.

Popular Warming Lubricants

Flavoured Lubricants

Flavoured lubricants are usually water based and are ideal for oral sex. Flavoured lubricants are available in so many wonderful flavour combinations, there is bound to be one that pleases your palate! From fruity flavours through to sweet flavours such as chocolate and mint, flavoured lubricants provide a great base for foreplay and improved oral sex experiences.
Introducing flavoured lubricants into oral sex not only spices up the interest level, but can also give both partners more confidence without needing to worry about body odour and the way they taste. Flavoured lubricants can get a little tacky when left on the skin for a long period of time so they are best used on areas where they will get kissed or licked off!

Popular Flavoured Lubricants

Anal Lubricants

Anal lubes have been specifically designed to protect the delicate anal tissues and increase comfort during anal penetration. As the anus doesn’t produce any natural lubrication on it’s own, the addition of anal lubricants during anal play improves comfort levels and maximises the pleasure sensations felt during anal penetration. Anal lubricants may be water based or silicone based, but they are usually much thicker than other personal lubricants to provide a smooth, slick glide with more staying power. Water based anal lubricants offer a clean, slippery feel but as they are readily absorbed by the anal tissues, they may need to be reapplied more frequently. Silicone is not absorbed by the skin, so silicone based anal lubricants maintain their silky smooth glide for longer.
While silicone lubricants are ideal for anal intercourse or use with metal or glass anal toys, some silicone lubes are not recommended for use with silicone sex toys. Some silicone products may react with other silicone products, causing your sex toy to ‘melt’ or become tacky, so always check the instructions included with your sex toy and your lubricant to make sure they are compatible with one another.

Popular Anal Lubricants

Personal Lubricants In Summary

When choosing a personal lubricant, make sure you choose a good quality lubricant made by a reputable company. Avoid cheap lubricants that contain parabens and glycerin. Make sure you read the instructions included with your lubricant along with any other accessories including sex toys, condoms and any other sexual health products that the lubricant will come into contact with to make sure the products are completely compatible.

There are many types of personal lubricants available to enhance almost every type of intimate encounter. While water based lubricants are the most versatile and should take pride of place in every person’s bag of tricks, other lubricants can certainly provide some extra ‘benefits’ when used correctly. Whether you enjoy the extra sensations of warming lubricants or the extra slide of silicone lubes, personal lubricants are a simple and affordable way to enhance your sexual pleasure, whether with a partner or on your own.

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