Lubrication is the key to enjoying your bedroom games while keeping yourself and your partner healthy. When it comes to lubes, their variety is overwhelming. From KY Jelly you can buy at your nearest supermarket to gels, sprays, and serums with flavors and scents specifically designed for each game. You can get truly lost.

So what can you do to choose the right lubricant for your partner or masturbation? What things should you pay attention to?


  1. Condom Compatibility

Not all lubes work well with condoms. This is especially true for the oil-based lubricants. They break down latex. In fact, it just takes 60 seconds of exposure to the oil-based lubricant for the condom to break.

If you are using latex condoms, consider choosing water-based and silicone-based lubricants to feel absolutely safe in bed.

  1. Allergies

In many cases, lubricants contain a wide variety of chemicals, which may cause an allergic reaction. Ending up with burning genitals is not what you expect when getting ready for the night of pleasures.

In order to avoid an allergic reaction, especially if you or your partner are allergy prone, consider using plain lubes. Lubes with bells and whistles, such as flavors, warming agents, scents, bactericides, etc. are more likely to cause an allergic reaction and ruin your night.

If you still want to use some cool lubes with benefits, consider spot testing it on your wrist.

  1. Anal Lubes

Lubes, which heterosexual couples use for vaginal sex, aren’t always suitable for anal sex. So don’t just choose the first lube you find in the nearest store. Anal lubes are thicker. They protect the extra sensitive skin around the anus.

Since anus and rectum don’t produce any natural lubrication. That’s why anal sex often leads to abrasions if thin lubes are used. When you choose a lube, make sure it’s designed for anal pleasures.

  1. Natural Oils

Natural oil lubrication may be a good and cheap choice for masturbation and anal sex. The general rule is that if you can put the oil inside your mouth, you can stick it inside other orifices of your body as well.

So you can use the sunflower seed oil you can find in your kitchen for lubrication. However, it’s always better to opt for professional made lubrication. It’s usually longer-lasting and easier to clean.

Lubrication is the key ingredient of your sexual experience. Don’t overlook it.