It's a fact: people who use lube have better sex. Not only does the slippery stuff ease penetration, but it can also make external play much more enjoyable. So, what's not to love?
You might think that lube is the exclusive domain of people whose bodies struggle to produce natural lubrication. Wrong! Lube is for everyone. So, even if you feel that your body is doing a great job without any assistance, you might be missing out on a whole load of extra pleasure without knowing it.
If you're new to the world of lubricants, check out our handy guide to everything you need to know about choosing the right product for your preferences.
As with all things ‘sex’, safety has to be a priority - you need to make sure the lube you choose is fit for purpose. Don't know your water-based lubes from your silicone lube? Or maybe you're wondering which lube to use with condoms and which to steer clear of? Don't worry - let’s take a closer look.
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Can you use coconut oil as lube? Olive oil? The answer is, of course, absolutely not. You should always prioritise using specially-formulated sex lubricant for your erotic escapades as it's designed to be safe for your body. If you want to experiment in the bedroom, try out a new position or invest in some sex toys - but don’t be tempted to test out your new moisturiser as lube, and put the vaseline down! Stick to designated sex products, which are much safer.
Wet, wet wet
Water-based lube is the best all-rounder. It has a natural feel and is perfect for sex and sex toys. It's safe for solo play, vaginal sex, and anal sex, and it's compatible with all sex toy materials - so whatever you like to get up to in the bedroom, this will have you covered. Most water-based lubricants are also condom-safe - but be sure to check the label to confirm! If you’re looking for a water-based lube to get started with, check out our products at LUVISS - designed to nourish and hydrate your intimate areas.
Hours of Ecstasy
Silicone lube is the longest-lasting type of lube you can get, and it's also waterproof, so it's perfect for sex in the shower. Silicone lube is excellent for solo sessions, vaginal sex, and anal sex, but it should never be used with realistic-feel sex toys or silicone sex toys.
Oil-based lube often includes skin-softening ingredients: think aloe vera, vitamin E, and almond oil. It’s perfect for solo external play, but don’t use oil-based lube internally (so not in the vagina or anus), and you shouldn't use it with condoms either. Sex toy-wise, oil-based lube is only compatible with toys made of glass or metal.
Now that you know the different types of lube, you can choose the one that suits your preferences and needs. Why not get started with LUVISS water-based lubricant? We use an exclusive blend of chamomile, green tea and aloe vera designed to enhance your sensual experience.
Whatever you decide, remember, lube is your ally in the bedroom, enhancing pleasure, reducing friction, and making your experiences more enjoyable. So, embrace the slipperiness and get ready to have some sensational sex.