Lube makes it easier to orgasm; 50 percent of men and women who used lubricant said it made it easier to have an orgasm, according to a study out of Indiana University's Center for Sexual Health Promotion. Easiest sex hack ever right?
So what exactly is lubricant? Lube is meant to reduce friction and often used during intercourse. Some women use lubricant because of vaginal dryness, others prefer lube because they want even more lubricant than their body naturally provides.
There are several types of lubricants, the main difference being the key ingredients:
Water-based lubricants: give a very natural feeling. However, they may not last as long as a couple would like and may need to be reapplied during sex to maintain moisture. Water based-lubes wash off easily, are easy to clean out of sheets and won't leave stains. They are not very suitable for shower play as they will wash away very easily.
Selection of water-based lubes: Sitre - Sex gel, Knude Society - Glide lubricant
A variation on water-based lube is aloe-based lubricant: Dame products - Alu aloe lube
Silicone-based lubricants: feel silky but slightly sticky on the skin. Silicone-based lubes tend to last longer than water-based lubricants. However, they do not rinse off as easily and irritate some women if they aren’t rinsed immediately after sex. Silicone-based lube is more difficult to clean and they might leave stains on your bedding. Be careful not to use silicone-based lubricants with silicone-based toys, as they can break down the rubber over time.
Selection of silicone-based lubes: Überlube - Classic lubricant
It’s important to note that water- and silicone-based lubricants may contain glycerin, which can lead to inflammation and yeast infections. If this becomes a problem, lubricants without glycerin are available.
Oil-based lubricants: Have a silky feeling that lasts long on the skin. Oil-based lube doesn't wash off as easily and is more difficult to clean off your body and sheets. Oil-based lube should be used with caution; they cannot be used with latex condoms, toys or diaphragms as it will weaken the latex.
Fannie currently offers oil-based moisturisers that can be used as lubricant: Lip Intimate Care - Cleansing + moisturizing oil (prebiotic + postbiotic or coconut + vanilla)
There is no right or wrong when it comes to lubes; it is very personal what you might prefer! Fannie offers a wide variety of lubes in our 'potions' section, with different ingredients and vegan options as well! Consult the descriptions on the product page's to see the different qualities of each lube.