The Benefits of Lubricants: A Comprehensive Guide

Whether it gets as wet as a day trip to SeaWorld between your sheets, or you have issues with friction when your body fails to get as turned on as your mind, additional lubrication can be great for sending you slipping and sliding into excellent sex. In fact, according to a study of more than 2,000 women, lube can increase pleasure for solo sex, penetrative sex, and anal sex, regardless of whether you’re experiencing vaginal dryness or not.

If you’re new to the world of lubrication, or you simply want to expand your horizons, you’ve come to the right place. In this comprehensive guide, we’re going to explain precisely why lube deserves a place between your sheets, and the best ways to put it there.

The Benefits of Lubricants: A Comprehensive Guide

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The Wet and Wild Benefits of Using Lubrication in the Bedroom

Lubrication has always been crucial to sex, though traditionally, it’s a natural female bodily response that many of us don’t think twice about. In reality, though, the ease that natural lubrication brings to sex can be enhanced tenfold by the introduction of additional lubricants. Just a few of the benefits that lube can bring to coupled or solo sex include –

  • Enhancing pleasure: Lube generally makes things feel better, especially if you play around with lubes designed to provide a variety of sensations including hot, cold, and toe-curdling tingles.
  • Reducing friction: Friction and sex are two words that should never appear together, and lube makes sure that they don’t. Whether you’re using condoms, which can naturally cause friction, or are experiencing vaginal dryness, lube is on-hand to ensure easy, frictionless entry and intercourse.
  • Generally safer sex: By reducing the risk of friction-based injuries, lube can also make sex safer, especially if you’re experimenting with anal. It is worth noting that, if you’re using latex condoms, you should ensure that your lube is water or silicone-based, but the right kind of lube can also help to keep condoms in place for greater protection against pregnancy and STIs.

What are the Different Types of Lube?

Typically speaking, lubrication is available in three primary types, which are –

  1. Water-based: Water-based lubricants provide chemical-free lubrication that’s easy to clean and is generally kinder on the body. However, water-based lubes can dry up relatively quickly, and may require reapplication during use.
  2. Silicone-based: Silicone-based lubes offer unbeatable slickness that lasts for a long time. However, this kind of lubrication can be difficult to clean and isn’t recommended for use with silicone sex toys.
  3. Oil-based: Oil-based lubricants typically contain plant-based oils like coconut or vegetable oil, and can double up as massage oil to increase sexual pleasure. However, oil-based lubricants can be difficult to clean and may lead to stained sheets or clothing.

It’s also possible to buy hybrid lubes, which most often combines water-based and silicone-based lubes to achieve prime slickness and lasting wetness, all in a skin-healthy package.

Exploring your Options: How to Find the Right Lube for You 

The Benefits of Lubricants: A Comprehensive Guide

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Just as no one sex toy is going to satisfy everyone, there’s no definite route to take when choosing lubrication. It is, however, still easy to find the right lubrication for you if you simply consider your requirements, and the best lubricants on the market for that purpose, such as –

  • For use during oral sex: Flavored lubes like the Fun Flavors 4-in-1 Edible Lubricant can be a whole lot of fun to use during oral sex. Whether you can’t get enough of oral, or you’ve always been slightly reluctant to get stuck in, choosing the right flavor could see you unable to keep your mouths off each other.
  • For backdoor entries: Anal sex can be a lot of fun when it’s explored in a safe, trusting sexual environment. Anal lubricants like the oil-based Anal Glide can help to create that safety, keeping anal sex fun, friction-free, and pleasurable for everyone involved.
  • Something for some solo fun: There are also plenty of ways to use lube during solo play. In fact, products like the water-based Swiss Navy Personal Lubricant are designed specifically to enhance feeling and enjoyment during masturbation, either mutual or alone, and using your fingers or Cupid Boutique’s fantastic sex toys, Scarborough.

There really is a lubricant for every bedroom occasion, and there are plenty of reasons why you could benefit from exploring what each one has to offer. So, buckle up, and settle in for the best kind of slippery ride when you shop our full range of lubricants here at Cupid Boutique sex shop, Scarborough.