Beginner's Guide to Lubricants
One of the most important sex essentials you should have in your sexy superhero kit is a great selection of different lubricants. When we’re young and horny, we often don’t think about needing lube, but they really are something that can be beneficial for sexy people of any age, interest or sexuality.
When do I need lubes?
When you think about the many different ways we have sex, it starts to make more and more sense about why lube plays such a key role in having great sex. Lubes help with quickies and lubes help with marathon sessions. Lubes help when you’re dehydrated and lubes help when you’re kinda in the mood but a little unsure. Lubes are great with handjobs and are absolutely required for anal. See what we mean? Making things slick and fun really has no limits!
We’re actually really lucky to be living in a time when there are so many different amazing lubes available. Back in the day, going back thousands of years, the different types of lubrication that were used were vegetable oils, Crisco, butter and other natural substances. And it isn’t that there was anything wrong with this, from a body perspective. However, they do not fit in with our society’s current needs for safer sex as most of these natural lubes will break down condoms.
What types of lubes are available?
There are so many different lubricant brands, types and sizes that will enhance any sexy situation. So many in fact, it can sometimes be a little confusing choosing the right one to buy. With the help of the table above and the lubricant type list below, we hope to make your search for the perfect lube a successful one. Check out all of these different lubricant options available now at Cherry Banana:
For some women, using lube for vaginal touch can be an aid, and for others it is essential. Many women prefer a lube that is thinner and more fluid to compliment their own natural lubrication.
Some guys love using lube for masturbation or when receiving handjobs and some don’t. For those who do, many prefer a thicker lube that provides better coverage of the stroking area.
Water-based lubes are the most versatile of lubes. They are safe to use with most condoms and sex toys. Easy to wash, you will generally need to use more than other types of lube. Replenishing is a must.
Silicone lubes are long-lasting and perfect for any type of sex. They are not water soluble so they can go and go with no need to replenish. You can even use it in the shower! However, you cannot use silicone lube with silicone sex toys.
Lubricant can be an essential addition to all kinds of sex for many people. However, many lubes are not particularly tasty. Flavoured lubes ensure those wild and sexy times won’t taste unpleasant.
Some folks are sensitive to both scent and flavour and need sexy products free of both. Unflavoured lubes do the job they are created for - slick and sexy times.
Anal sex is one of our favourite sexual adventures that always requires the addition of lube. Whether you’re male or female, you need to use lube. Anal lube is generally thicker and longer lasting than other lubricants.
Lube can be a great - or even essential - part of many people's masturbation. Both men and women have different desires and needs for self love. You’ll find many different formulations that will suit your needs.
Cooling can be an amazing sensation when you bring it into your sex. Adding this feeling to the skin can result in an entirely different experience. You can both enjoy it by applying it to your bodies and rubbing them together.
We know your sexytimes are hot, but do you want to add even more heat? Stoke the flames of desire and passion with some exciting warming lube. It will surely set your bodies on fire!
Sex always fills us with the most amazing feelings, and tingling lube can make it even better by introducing exciting feelings across any surface on your skin. Delightful tingles will take over your body and the two of you can get close and feel the tingle together!
Creams, Gels & Oils
There are many different kinds of lube and they come in many different forms beyond silicone and water-based. Explore and learn about the deliciously disparate lubes that will have you and your partner moaning for more, more, MORE!
Okay, I'm ready to buy lube, what now?
Hopefully we've armed you with enough knowledge to make your quest for the perfect lube a successful one. If you would like to buy your own, head on over to our lubricant category: Buy Lubricants.
Need more help?
Would you like a little help choosing the right lube for you? Just Contact Customer Care and a staff member from the Cherry Banana team will be in touch right away to assist you. Alternatively, you can explore our other lubricant guides here.
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