If you're looking for a lubricant, there are several things to consider to ensure you choose the right product for your needs and comfort. Here are some important considerations:
Lubricants are available in water-based, silicone-based, or oil-based formulas. Water-based lubricants are safe to use with condoms and sex toys, easy to rinse off, and don't irritate the skin. Silicone-based lubricants last longer and can be used in the shower, but should not be used with silicone toys. Oil-based lubricants should be avoided as they are not safe for condoms and can lead to infections.
Allergies and Sensitivities
If you have sensitive skin or are allergic to certain ingredients, opt for a lubricant without added fragrances or flavors. You can also consider a hypoallergenic lubricant specially designed for people with sensitive skin. Avoid lubricants with parabens and other synthetic additives if you have sensitive skin. Some people are sensitive to glycerin.
Consider what you'll be using the lubricant for. If it's for vaginal sex, choose a water-based lubricant. If it's for anal sex, consider an oil-based lubricant as it lasts longer. From our experience, our natural water-based lubricant works well for anal sex too. Use a generous amount and reapply as needed. If it's for massage, opt for a massage oil that hydrates the skin.
Choose packaging that is easy to use and hygienic. For example, tube or pump packaging is more convenient and hygienic than jars. Brand Choose a brand that you feel comfortable with and that makes you feel supported.
Try it out
It's important to remember that the choice of lubricant is personal and depends on your preferences and needs. You don't want to interrupt an intimate moment with an incorrect choice of lubricant. It can be helpful to try out different types of lubricants to see which one works best for you.