Sexual lubricants are a staple in the bedroom for many couples. But with so many different types of lubes available, how do you know which one is the best for you and your partner? From water-based to silicone-based, to oil-based and even natural, there's a lube for every preference and situation. In this blog post, we'll take a playful approach to exploring the world of sexual lubricants, covering everything from the benefits of using lube to the different types available and how to choose the perfect lube for you and your partner.
We’ll also throw in some answers to many commonly asked questions, and let you know how our amazing line of Pjur Lube can help you in almost every situation.
Benefits of Using Lube
Before we dive into the different types of lubes available, let's talk about the benefits of using lube in the first place. While some people may be hesitant to try lube, it can enhance your sexual experience in several ways. Here are just a few benefits of using lube:
Increased pleasure: Using lube can make sex feel more pleasurable and enjoyable for both partners. The added moisture can increase sensitivity and reduce friction, leading to more intense and satisfying orgasms.
Improved comfort: For women who experience discomfort or pain during sex, using lube can help to reduce friction and make sex more comfortable. This can be especially helpful for women who experience vaginal dryness due to hormonal changes, medication, or other factors. For men, using lube during anal sex, not only makes things more comfortable, most of the time, it’s the difference between getting in or not.
More variety: Using lube can open up a whole new world of sexual exploration and experimentation. From trying out different types of lube to using it in different ways, there are endless possibilities for enhancing your sexual experience with lube.
Medical: Lets face it, not all of us have the same level of natural lubrication. Be it within heterosexual relations or not. There’s already so many awkward moments during sex, so why add another paranoid moment of not being “wet” enough. Lubes can really help get your mind off that and focus on the many other pleasures around and in you.
Types of Lubricants
Now that we've covered the benefits of using lube, let's take a look at the different types of lubricants available.
Water-based lubes: Water-based lubes are the most common type of lube and are compatible with all types of condoms and sex toys. They are easy to clean up and won't stain your sheets or clothing. However, they can dry out quickly and may need to be reapplied during sex.
Pjur lubes offers a variety of water-based lubricants that are safe to use with condoms and sex toys. Their options range from basic water-based lubes to ones with added features like warming or cooling sensations. Pjur lubes also has flavored and scented options for those who want to add an extra element of fun to their sexual experience. Overall, Pjur's water-based lubricants are a great choice for those looking for a safe, effective, and versatile lubrication option.
Popular Pjur Lube - water based include:
Silicone-based lubes: Silicone-based lubes are long-lasting and provide a slick, smooth texture that can enhance pleasure. They are also safe to use with latex condoms and are great for shower or pool sex. However, they are a bit more finicky to clean up and will turn anything it touches into a slip and slide (stairs, leather couches etc).
|Pjur Lube offers a range of silicone-based lubricants that are long-lasting, waterproof, and hypoallergenic. Their products include options such as:
Pjur Original is a classic silicone-based lube that provides long-lasting lubrication, while Pjur Back Door is designed for anal sex with a thicker, more cushioned formula. Pjur Woman is formulated for women's sensitive skin and can be used for both intercourse and massage. Pjur Analyse Me is designed for anal play and contains jojoba oil for added comfort. Overall, Pjur offers a variety of silicone-based lubricants to suit different preferences and needs.
Oil-based lubes: Oil-based lubes, such as coconut oil or baby oil, can provide a silky smooth texture and are great for massage. However, they can break down latex condoms and may be difficult to clean up. They also tend to stain sheets and clothing.
Natural lubes: Natural lubes, such as aloe vera or carrageenan, are a great choice for those with sensitive skin or allergies. They are typically water-based and are free from additives, fragrances, and other potentially irritating ingredients.
Choosing the Perfect Lube
Okay, now that you know the different types of lubricants available, lets get into the slippery fun, how to choose the perfect lube for you and your partner? Here are a few factors to consider:
- Sensitivity: If you or your partner have sensitive skin or allergies, opt for a natural or hypoallergenic lube that is free from additives and fragrances.
The Pjur Lube Med Lube line would be a great option for those with sensitivities:
- Type of sex: Consider the type of sex you will be having when choosing a lube. For example, if you plan on using condoms or sex toys, choose a water-based or silicone-based lube that is safe to use with these materials.
Pjur lubes has specific formulations to ensure no matter the type of sex, they got you lubed up. In addition to the great options previously mentioned, Pjur has a water-based and silicone based Pjur Back Door line. These are formulated specifically for anal play with a combination of hyaluronan and performance enhancing ingredients. Pjur Back Door – Relax also has the added jojoba, which is perfect for beginners to relax, or partners looking for intense anal play.
- Duration: Think about how long you want the lube to last. If you want a long-lasting lube, choose a silicone-based lube. If you prefer a lube that is easy to clean up, opt for a water-based lube.
- Texture: Different types of lubes have different textures, so consider what type of texture you prefer. If you prefer a slick and smooth texture, go for a silicone-based lube. If you prefer a more natural feel, opt for a water-based or natural lube.
- Flavor and scent: Some lubes come in different flavors and scents, which can add an extra element of fun to your sexual experience. If you want to try a flavored or scented lube, make sure it is safe to use and won't cause any irritation.
Using Lube in the Bedroom
Now that you've chosen the perfect lube for you and your partner, it's time to put it to use! Here are a few tips for using lube in the bedroom:
- Start small: If you're new to using lube, start with a small amount and add more as needed. You don't want to overdo it and end up with a slippery mess!
- Apply it where you need it: Apply the lube directly to the area where you need it, whether that's the vagina, anus, or penis. Don't be afraid to use your fingers to apply the lube and make sure it's evenly distributed.
- Reapply as needed: Depending on the type of lube you're using and the duration of your sexual activity, you may need to reapply the lube. Keep some extra lube on hand just in case.
- Have fun with it: Using lube can be a fun and playful addition to your sexual experience. Experiment with different types of lubes and try using them in different ways to see what feels best for you and your partner.
Sexual lubricants may not be the most glamorous topic, but they can play a vital role in enhancing your sexual experience. From increasing pleasure to improving comfort and providing more variety, using lube can make sex more enjoyable and satisfying for both partners. By choosing the right type of lube and using it in the right way, you can take your sexual experience to the next level and have some fun along the way. So go ahead, explore the world of sexual lubricants and see what works best for you and your partner!
Commonly asked questions:
What’s the worlds best lubricant:
That’s a tough one to answer since there are so many factors to every lube and every body. However Pjur Lube was awarded “Lube Company of the Year” at last years AVN awards. They have also won the Storerotica award as “Lubricant company of the year” at the ANME Founders show in LA. Not to mention their many awards and recognitions at AdultEx and HWB awards. Look closely at some of your favourite videos and you might just spot the iconic bottle.
Why does lube feel so good for guys:
Honestly, regardless of what sexual activity you are doing, lube helps reduce one of sex’s most despised enemy: friction. Studies actually show lube makes it 50 percent easier to orgasm than without. All in all, a bit of extra wetness or slipperiness, never makes it worse.
Do most couplies need lubricant:
Not all couples need lubricant, BUT, most couples can benefit from using lubricant during sex! Whether it's to enhance pleasure, improve comfort, or provide more variety, using lubricant can make the sexual experience more enjoyable and satisfying for both partners. So go ahead and give it a try!
Does lube make you more erect:
Ah, the magic answer to a problem many of us with face over time. Unfortunately I cant tell you that it will. However, it can make sex feel more comfortable and enjoyable, which can lead to a better sexual experience overall. So, while lube may not make you more erect, it can certainly help enhance your sexual experience and make things more fun in the bedroom.
What lube makes a man last longer:
While lubricant can enhance sexual pleasure, it's important to note that it won't necessarily make a man last longer. However, using a thicker or desensitizing lube such as a silicone-based lube (refer to Pjur lube silicone line) or a delay spray can potentially help with premature ejaculation by reducing sensitivity (refer to Pjur lube back door line). It's important to communicate with your partner and experiment with different products to find what works best for both of you.
Can you use lube with condoms:
Absolutely! Using lube with condoms can make sex more comfortable and enjoyable. Just make sure to choose a water-based lube that is safe to use with condoms, as oil-based or silicone-based lubes can weaken or damage the condom. So go ahead and add some extra slip to your safe sex routine!
What should lube not contain:
Lube should not contain harmful ingredients like parabens, glycerin, and petroleum-based products. These can cause irritation, allergic reactions, and even disrupt the natural balance of the body. So make sure to read the ingredients list and avoid any lubes that contain these substances. Stick with natural, water-based, or silicone-based lubes for a safer and more enjoyable experience!
If you’re concerned for any reasons, reach out to your family doctor, or explore Pjur Lube – medical line. However rest assured, most well established lube companies have your safety and fun in mind. Most have removed all these harmful ingredients. We like Pjur as they have been making you slippery for over 20 years. They continue to repeatedly receive awards and seals of approval for their products' properties, including their outstanding skin compatibility. All products are dermatologically tested and meet the stringent requirements set down by international organizations such as the FDA in the US, the TGA in Australia and the European Union.