Everything You Need to Know About Lubricants
When it comes to lubricants, the market is literally saturated with options. No pun intended. Lubricants are a pivotal component when partaking in any type of sexual activity. In this guide we will break down the different types of lubricants that the Couples Toy Store offers.
When participating in anal play, you should always use a lubricant. The anus is not self lubricating like the vagina, so the wetter the better. When choosing the best type of lube for anal play, we highly recommend a silicone based lubricant. They tend to be thicker and last longer than regular lubricants. We also offer lubricant that will numb the sphincter (Intimate Earth Anal Relaxing Serum) and create a more comfortable experience for both beginners and experienced users.
Coconut Based Lubricant
Coconut based lubricants have natural ingredients that will moisturize and protect both anal and vaginal tissues. Most of the Coconut based lubes we offer are either 100% Certified Organic or 100% Vegan. These lubes are also edible and work great for massages. We always recommend purchasing a coconut based lubricant and not using pure coconut oil. Pure coconut oil, while great for most things, is antibacterial and anti-fungal and could potentially disrupt your vaginas natural pH balance.
Oral sex can become much more delicious with a flavored lubricant. Flavored lubes come in a variety of flavors and can range from sweet to fruity. Most are water-based and are never sticky. They do not leave a bad aftertaste. The Couples Toy Store carries many flavors from Wicked Aqua and Intimate Earth.
Hybrid Lubricants are a blend of water-based and silicone lubricants. The ratio is typically 90% water based and 10% silicone (ratios may vary slightly). This particular lubricant tends to be the best of both worlds because it is super slippery and has the lasting power of a silicone lube. On the other hand, always be careful when using this with a silicone or jelly like sex toy since it can damage the material. We always recommend testing a patch of the toy and lubricant before using.
Organic lubricants are made from 100% Certified Organic ingredients. They typically create a natural silky and creamy texture to help the sensations feel more natural. Most organic lubricants are blended with botanical extracts like Aloe Vera, Vitamin E, and Alfalfa to name a few. These extracts are known to heal and support the body.
Plant Based/Vegan Lubricant
Plant Based Lubes are made with all natural ingredients, making them completely edible and delicious. They are meant to create a smooth and long lasting glide in the most natural way possible. Working with your own internal moisture means they will not be sticky and messy. They also help moisturize your driest areas.
Silicone Based Lubricant
Silicone Lubricants feel very different from most of the other counterparts. They create a soft, silky slickness when applied to the body. They are water resistant and will not dry up or evaporate. These qualities make silicone lube the best choice for those marathon sex sessions or for anal play. Since they tend to be a little thicker, the lube will hold up during a long session of love making. We do not recommend using silicone lube with silicone based toys. The products can react and cause the toy to become tacky or sticky. Silicone lube is completely safe to use with glass, ceramic, or metal sex toys.
Water Based Lubricant
We highly recommend keeping a bottle of water based lubricant in your bedside drawer. This lube should be a staple in your collection because it is safe for most types of sexual play. It is also completely safe to use with any material toy or condom. Water based lubes are water soluble which means they will wash away very easily in water. This makes them perfect for easy cleanup. However, if you are using lube in the tub or shower than we would recommend choosing a different lubricant. Water based lubes can be thick or thin depending on how much water is used during manufacturing.
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