There are as many different lubricants as there are types of … shampoos. And like shampoos, everyone ends up with their very own favorite that she feels committed to, and that she believes is better than the rest. So how do you find that perfect lube? Well here are some things to keep in mind:
Types of Lubricants
Lubricants come in a variety of textures that vary from more “liquidy” to more “creamy.” In general women tend to like the ones that stay liquidy longer and often find that the creamy ones get sticky and “tacky” over time. However, you need to experiment with what feels good. Wet Platinum is clear, silicone based, and silky, while Astro Glide is a bit more liquid. Sliquid is creamier, whitish, and a bit thicker.
If you are prone to yeast infections, you will want stay away from glycerin. A number of good glycerin-free lubricants are made by O’My and Kama Sutra. If you find that you get yeast infections a lot, switch to one of these and see if the situation improves. Firefly Organics also makes a fragrance free, irritant free lubricant that’s very popular, but don’t use it with latex condoms – it can eat away at the latex.
Don’t ever use Vaseline with a condom… unless of course you really have an unconscious urge to have a baby. Latex condoms get eaten away by petroleum jelly. Also, be careful using silicone lubricants regularly with sex toys. If they are used consistently, the sex toys may start to “melt away.”
Flavored lubricants can be a fun way to enhance your love life. Many really fine lubricants now come in flavors. Search Kama Sutra and O’My for some nice choices. Believe it or not they come in all kinds of nifty flavors like Piña colada and mango orange as well as the good oldies like cherry and vanilla!
So get out there and find yourself a lubrication that works. Keep it by your bed and enjoy!