Liquid lubes have been gaining in popularity for many, many reasons. Sex toys have grown in popularity and a lube helps with preventing irritation.
Of course lube is liquid! You wouldn’t get very far with smearing chalk down there as the sexual intimacy builds itself up. You might not actually need the lube, but it’s certainly something to have fun with. But first, a recap as to why you might need it: it’s designed to ease sexual intercourse, basically. To enjoy sex properly you need to be quite wet down there, that’s why your body produces natural lubrication. But sometimes, this natural lube is missing for some reason, could be due to hormones during the menstrual cycle, or after the menopause, when the female body has realised that it’s reached capacity and there will be no more conception going on. Luckily, the lubrication industry knows better than that and so they’ve developed a range of lubrications to suit different people. You can find gel lubes, liquid lubes and cream lubes – it all depends on what you want it for and why you want it. Do you want:
-A tingling experience?
-Something water based so it’s definitely condom friendly?
-Anal specific lube?
Whatever your needs you can virtually guarantee that you’ll find a lube that’s suitable.
Let’s start at the top with Liquid Silk. This one is top of the range in the quality lube stakes. It’s water-based, non-tacky and dual purposed – you can use it for protection ensuring a smooth, silk-like lube for slippery comfort during intercourse or foreplay, or even massage. This condom friendly lube has been specifically produced to reduce the chances of skin irritation, which as you can imagine leads to a far better bedroom experience. It’s also discreet and colourless – no worries about staining any sheets. It comes in 250ml and 50ml bottles, or there’s a trial sachet you can get if you’re still hedging your lubrication bets.
Durex Play Feel. This one has a dual purpose, as the name might suggest – and those are to have fun and enjoy the sensation. Sex should always be fun of one description or another. This lube is designed to enhance pleasure and make it a really sensual experience for both of you, making it a good choice if those are your intentions. There’s no worry about ruining sheets either, Play Feel is both odourless and non-greasy, it can be easily washed off with just simple soap and water. If you want to boost the pleasure then you can use it along with flavoured condoms, for example, double the pleasure! It’s also safe to use with condoms, vitally important, because unsuitable lubrication can cause slippage and/or actually dissolve the condom, horror of horrors.
KY Jelly. Now, this product has been around since Johnson & Johnson first developed it in 1917 and it’s enjoyed worldwide popularity, associated with providing extra lube during sex. Even though it’s over a hundred years old, it’s still a popular choice today, which just shows how good it is. It’s a particularly good buy if you’re planning some anal fun, KY Jelly has become rather associated with anal sex. There’s certainly a solid customer base that has been built up and something like that is very valuable – so KY Jelly has to stay top quality to keep its place.
If a lot of lube isn’t really what you’re after and you’re just looking for a simple product to introduce in the bedroom, then the Pasante Gentle Light lube could be the one for you. There’s no bells and whistles with this one, no added stimulation or sensations, it’s a simple liquid that will keep you simply bonded with your partner. It comes in 75ml bottles and in packs of either 1, 2 or 4.
Durex Play Saucy Strawberry. The name probably gives away the intention here, a saucy night = a saucy lube, it’s a match! This one is flavoured for extra erotic excitement and just leads the way towards oral sex….it’s a fruity, fun way to jazz up your sex life. The taste is sweet, but there are no calories in it, or sugar, so you can indulge yourself to your heart’s content.
Durex Play Stimulating Massage 2 in 1. Are you thinking of doing something a little bit different in the bedroom? Some naked massage, maybe? If so, this lube could be your perfect choice, it’s ideal as a lube AND for massage. But what makes it so stimulating? What’s the secret ingredient? You could trek to the Amazon Basin to find out – or just read it here. There’s something called guarana which grows in the Amazon and is actually the thing which gives caffeine its kick. This lube acts as a mood enhancer, makes you more alert and sensitive to touch and adds to your stamina (if that’s something you’d like to cultivate). You can use it for an aromatherapy massage, either as just a simple massage or as part of foreplay. One thing is for certain – you will definitely get a smooth, silky feeling no matter what you’re doing with it.