By #LubeLife Team   |   April 11, 2019     

Based on endless studies and reviews, it can be heavily inferred that the use of lube enhances the sex lives of thousands of people. From websites to local stores, accessing this helpful assist is as simple as ever.

For those concerned with incredibly painful sexual experiences, lube addresses these insecurities. Without lube, sex can feel like trying to fit a basketball through the eye of a needle.  

That being said, have you ever stopped to think about what you’re placing on and into your body? Have you ever considered the differences between water and silicone based lubes?

For couples that are scurrying to the bottoms of their drawers to throw out their lube bottles, stop right there and step away from the bottle.  

I’m not here to tell you that using lube leads to some kind of incurable disease but to point out that there are some interesting things that many do not know about this wonder product.  

Here are 4 things nobody told you about lube. 

Make Sure To Carefully Read The Labels

In a world that has become so health conscious, it is not uncommon to find people that buy lubricants without reading the label. When shopping for a lubricant, it should be approached with the same mindset used at the grocery store. Practicing diligence when reading through labels can stop someone from purchasing a product that houses harmful substances.

I mean would you just pick out a random box from the cereal section without reading the label?

Assuming that the answer is a resounding no, make sure to fully understand what each ingredient does before taking out your credit card.

Many experts strongly advise that lube users avoid products that have synthetic fragrances, propylene glycol and parabens. As discussed in a previous blog, for those using flavored lubes, avoiding those with excess amounts of sugar is vital.

A lot of sugar build up in the vaginal area can lead to yeast infections.

Ain’t nobody got time for that.

Protect The Toys

Introducing and using toys into the bedroom can either be seen as an added element of fun or a sign that your man isn’t doing his job right. Time to step up your game fellas!

Just kidding.

In all seriousness, toy maintenance is not spoken about nearly enough.

One major mistake that lube users make is not knowing which type to use with their toys. For those who are unaware, a large majority of sex toys are made from silicone.

Time for a little quiz.

Which lube type do you think is a better complement to use with a sex toy: water or silicone.

For those who proudly stated, “silicone” you are the weakest line, goodbye.

Based on expert testing, water is the better choice because its cheaper and can be used directly on the toy. In order to use silicone lubricants, the participants must place a condom over the toy as an added layer of protection.

In Lube World, All Lubes Are Not Created Equal  

In the simplest of terms, lubricants can be organized into two major categories: sticky and smooth. Inside of those categories are several divisions consisting of hybrids. In order to keep your heads from exploding, just remember sticky and smooth.

Silicone-based lubes are characterized by their slippery consistency and (in comparison to water-based lubes), last longer.

Water-based lubes are characterized by their smooth consistency and are more affordable. High quality water based lubes like #LubeLife’s “Water Based Anal Lubricant” blend well with the body's organic fluid, making the lube feel like a welcome addition as opposed to an unwanted foreign object.

The lubricant that a person chooses is purely based upon their preferences and the overall feeling of the substance on their skin.

The Type Of Lube You Use Largely Depends On Where You Are

For my film buffs out there, do you remember the iconic scene in “From Here to Eternity” where Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr are making out on the beach? While they had a beautiful score by George Dunning and professional hair and makeup, others who try to recreate this scene will not be so lucky.

Before frolicking to the beach as the sun sets, it’s time for another quiz.

If you wanted to have sex right by the ocean (with the very real possibility of water hitting you) which lube type would you bring: water or silicone-based?

If you chose water-based, just leave!

Totally joking but if you want to engage in water-based sexual activities, using water-based lubricants won’t do anything. A silicone-based lube is naturally thicker, making the entire process much more enjoyable.   

I’m sure that Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr would approve.

Time to get Started

Using lube is an incredibly important element in making the sexual experience enjoyable for all parties. Whether using personal or flavored lubricants, it is always important to take your time when choosing this handy substance.

In order to live the #LubeLife use the 4 tips above and you will be on your way to some legendary encounters.

If You’d Like More Advice On Lube Read 7 Ways Sex Is Worse Without Lube

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