Indulge in pure bliss…it’s time to elevate your intimate moments with the perfect lube! Yet this can be a daunting task with so many options to choose from. But fear not. With a bit of know-how, you’ll be slicking up and living your best lube life in no time.


In this article, we’ll dive into the juicy details and discover the unique qualities of the two main lube categories: water-based and silicone-based. Whether you’re planning to use toys, enjoy a solo sesh, or indulge in some oral, say goodbye to bland sex and hello to a world of wet, wild, and oh-so-comfortable play!


Let’s Sexplore the World of Lubes


Finding the right lube can often feel like a bit of a brain teaser. To help you find your perfect lube, here are some questions to consider:


  • When do you plan to use the lube: during sex, solo play, or sex toy fun?
  • Which sex positions are you hoping to enhance with lube? 
  • Where do you plan to get frisky? (Different lubes are suited for different environments, like the shower or your partner’s silk bed sheets!)
  • What are your sex toys made of? Some materials may react differently to different types of lube. 
  • Will you be using condoms or dental dams during sex? Make sure to choose a latex-safe lube. 
  • Do you have any allergies or sensitivities to consider? Lubes come in all sorts of varieties, including vegan and pH-balanced options. 


If you use these questions as a guide, then choosing the right lube should be a breeze. Don’t worry; you’ve got this! 


Gentle (yet versatile) Water-Based Lube


Water-based lube is the most popular and widely used type of lubricant. It’s safe to use with both latex and non-latex condoms, dental dams, and gloves, making it a versatile choice. And it’s gentle enough to use with all sex toys, so it’s perfect for solo play. 


One small drawback of most water-based lubes is that they tend to dry out and get a bit sticky (hint: ours don’t!). Cleanup is also hassle-free since water-based lube washes off sheets, toys, and bodies easily. 


Water-based lube is an excellent choice if you have sensitive skin or are looking for a simple lube option. It’s also made without added ingredients that could cause irritation, so the risk of genital discomfort is low.


Silky, Long-Lasting Silicone Lube 


If you’re looking for a lube that will last throughout a marathon session without reapplication, silicone lube is the way to go! This lube is thicker than water-based lube and provides a long-lasting, slippery experience.


Since the anus doesn’t naturally lubricate like the vagina, silicone lube is a must-have for anal play. Its thicker texture makes it a great option for comfortable and friction-free anal sex.


If you’re partial to steamy shower sex, you’d already know that water washes away your natural lubrication. But there’s a way to get around that little issue… just use silicone lube! (That said, while you’re getting all slippery in the shower, be careful not to actually slip in the shower!)


Cleaning up after using silicone lube may take a tad extra effort, as it doesn’t wash off easily. You need to keep in mind that silicone lube can damage delicate surfaces and fabrics, so choose wisely before applying.


Lastly, it’s important to note that while silicone lube is safe to use with condoms, you should avoid using it on silicone-coated sex toys. The lubricant will break down the toy’s material, leading to damage over time. (Something nobody wants… EVER!) To keep your sex toys in top condition, play it safe and use water-based lube instead.


Fun, Flavored Lube


Ah, flavored lube… kind of like your favorite child, except this is the type of knowledge you don’t share because, you know, unconditional love and all!


Flavored lubes are fantastic because they bring an edible element to the experience that can heighten the excitement. Adding another dimension to intimate play, flavored lube is an excellent option for oral and manual sex, particularly for those who are taste-driven. The addition of flavors and scents set the mood for a sensual encounter, evoking pleasant memories.


For those who like to combine food and sex, flavored lube offers a cleaner alternative to messy treats like whipped cream or chocolate. Lubes come in several flavors (think minty, fruity, or sweet) that enhance the experience for your taste buds while also providing extra moisture where it’s needed most! By incorporating another sense into your sexual routine, you can encourage a more mindful approach to eating and intimate pleasure.


And if you’re looking to spice up foreplay, flavored lube is a great way to do it. Let your partner drizzle some on your inner thighs, and enjoy the sensation of cleaning it up with their tongue. The possibilities are endless!


Some people avoid flavored lubes because it’s assumed that, because they’re generally sweet, they must contain sugar (a massive no-no!) While this may be true for flavored lube brands, there are lubes with ZERO sugar, leaving your vagina happy and healthy. 


Lube: The Safety Scoop 


When it comes to lube, you’ll need to ensure you’re playing safely. While using lube is generally safe for many people, there are some ingredients you want to steer clear of. 


What do we mean by that? 


Well, here’s the thing…the lube market isn’t strictly regulated, which means you can end up with some not-so-great ingredients in your bottle. 


To avoid any irritation:


  1. Stay away from lubes with glycerin, glycerols, parabens, petroleum, nonoxynol-9, or chlorhexidine gluconate listed on the label
  2. Keep an eye out for lubes that are pH balanced


If you forgot the lessons from your high school science class: the vagina has its own pH level that helps keep the good bacteria thriving. The ideal vaginal pH range is moderately acidic, falling between 3.8 and 4.5. However, this can vary slightly depending on your stage of life. For women in their reproductive years (ages 15 to 49), a vaginal pH of 4.5 or lower is considered normal. 


It’s important to note the significance of vaginal pH, as it acts as a protective barrier. If that balance gets thrown off (which can happen with lower-quality lubes), you’re more likely to get yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis. So, when shopping for lube, remember that lube ingredients are just as important as the type of lube you choose.


It’s Your Body… Choose Your Lube Wisely!


Picking the right lube for you can elicit new sensations and take your sex life to the next level. Whether you go for a silicone, water-based or flavored variety, there’s a lube for everyone.


At La Nua, we’re fanatical when it comes to making sure that ONLY the cleanest, safest ingredients are used in all our products. This commitment to quality allows for a superior experience no matter which type of lube you choose.


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