Recently, I headed out to a house party and ended up having girl talk with a mini group of gals. I stumbled into the convo and what was the topic? That’s right the unspoken “Anal Sex” discussion.
I got caught up in this conversation when this one girl said to NOT use any lube. I’m pretty sure my jaw dropped and couldn’t believe the next words coming out of her mouth. Apparently, her first experience wasn’t so pleasant and she had to take a visit to the hospital because (duh, she didn’t use lube and) she got an anal fissure (micro tear) from obviously friction and started bleeding when she went to the bathroom. She started spewing out how it was just because it was the first time. Haha our bums don’t have a hymen, people. It ain’t like that. It seems to be coming up a lot around me, and all I want to do is yell from the rooftops. WHERE DA LUBE AT?!?! Read more to get some recommendations and learn a few pros and cons on what to use!
Silicone lubricants are favorite to many. Either you love it or hate it. But it’s the kind where you get the most “bang” for your buck since it lubricates for days. haha
Silicone is made from synthetic materials and the content of the lubricants is only a few items such as Dimethicone, Dimethiconal and cyclomethicone. There are different “grades” of silicone so not all are made the same. Depending, on their “recipe” it can range from thick to baby oil thin. Just like water-based lubricants they are sometimes additives that make it softer and a moisturizer like vitamin E. But there isn’t too much of a variety for silicone other than quality.
Great for girls who are sensitive down there. Since silicone’s main components are Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, and Cyclomethicone which means bacteria will not stick around since it doesn’t have a living things or plant polymers to cling to.
The consistency and viscosity of silicone is similar to oil and petroleum-based lubricants but is more body friendly internally.
It’s like a slip and slide! Water just glides over it! So, if you would like to have some fun in water (shower/baths… pools/hot tubs) it will work extremely well.
It stays on twice as long in comparison to a water-based lubricant.
Silicone doesn’t need to be applied as much or the same quantity used as a water lubricant.
Stains the sheets and fabrics, so bring out the Oxy-clean to get those stains out, or else it’ll look like you ate fried chicken in bed.
You will need soap and water to remove it completely off your skin since it will leave a film and slick coating.
You are limited to using silicone with certain sex toys since it will break down the materials of your toy, making it melt and have a gummy-like texture. Silicone lubricant on a silicone toy almost bonds together which makes it porous and susceptible for infections. Even though many people don’t notice it visibly as much, once the materials have degraded, it becomes a hazard to use the toy since it becomes a bacteria party waiting to join in on the vagina fun.
The cost of silicone lubricants are more expensive than water or oil-based lubes. BUT since you use less, the price is pretty comparable at the end of the day.
Water based lubricants are the most friendliest to use out there! It has all the right qualities that are needed and wanted in a lubrication. What I mean by water based lubricant it is water soluble. It is made with various plant based polymers, preservatives and sometimes glycerin. The newer lubricants that are being introduced have been adding moisturizers to decrease the stickiness and ability to stay moist longer. So as far as water-based lubricants, there are a lot of options out there for you. Continue reading H2Ohhhhh, Water Based Lubricants! | What are water based lubricants?→
Lubricant also known as Lube, is just another tool to help you sexually whether it is to decrease friction when masturbating, having intercourse, or with age just to keep hydrated to decrease that icky dry feeling.
SO! I’m GONNA SAY IT! Lubrication is not a crutch, which is what majority of the world tends to think.