When choosing a lubricant, finding the right one for the job can be really confusing. There are so many different kinds of lubricants available, from flavoured lube, water-based lube, silicone lube, hybrid lube, arousal lube and even anal lube. When choosing the best lube, it’s important to remember that each lubricant is a little different, and has a different role.
Flavoured lubricants are usually water-based, (but please check the packaging) and come in an assortment of different flavours. These lubricants can be used to spice up foreplay and also enjoyed with your favourite sex toys. As with all lubricants, read the ingredients before use and check for compatibility with condoms.
Water-based lubes are condom safe and won’t stain the bedsheets either. The gentle formula is safe to use on the body and feels light and natural against the skin. Water-based lubes are compatible with most types of sex toy and can be used for oral sex, vaginal sex and anal sex.
Silicone lubricants are a great lubricant for those wanting long lasting slippery results. The gentle formula doesn’t dry out or wash off in the water, so it’s perfect for use in the bath or shower. Great for oral sex, vaginal sex and in particular anal sex, silicone lasts much longer than a water-based alternative and is slightly thicker, so you get a cushioning effect.
A hybrid lubricant offers the best of both worlds. Primarily water-based and with a small amount of silicone, this type of lubricant offers the gentle formula and easy clean-up of a water-based lubricant, and the long lasting effects of a silicone lubricant.
Anal lubricants are usually thicker than a standard lubricant they cushion the anus to enable smoother, and more comfortable penetration. Some anal lubes also contain ingredients to numb the anus and ease discomfort.
If you need any help choosing the best lubricant for you, contact our team of Crimson Princess Sexperts for help and advice. We’ll talk you through the different types of lubricant available and help you choose the perfect lube.