3 Things to Look for in Silicone Based Lubes for Your Sex Life
When you want to lube up before you go for her gold going natural is the best way to do it. That way you don’t have to worry about weird chemicals doing odd things. And if she turns out to be some naturalist girl won’t have her freaking out over some weird crap in oil based lubricants.
Aloe vera is a common natural ingredient in silicone lube that every girl has heard of so that’s safe. Vitamin E is good for the skin. Some lubes even claim to contain green tea. While we are not sure if tea will actually help you slip and slide any better it should at least make your partner think you are cool with going all natural.
Look dude, you want to use a water based lubricant. Anything else can cause the condom to degrade and possibly break. Even if you are not using rubbers (I mean who wants to, right?) you should still use a water based formula. It is far less likely to cause her to get yeast infections or have any other problems down there. You don’t want to have an awesome night with her and then have her at the doctor three days later worried she got an STD. All her friends will know, and she’ll never want to see you again.
So, stick with water based lubes and you’ll be fine.
There are a lot of different lubes out there for a lot of different reasons, and there is no one best lube to rule them all.
There are lubes if you want to make it easier for her to get pregnant. There are lubes that make it much harder for you to knock her up. There are warming lubes. There are chilling lubes. Then there are just basic all-purpose vaginal and anal lubes. (Some anal penetration lubes desensitize the skin to make it easier for you to enter her chocolate treasure trove without hurting her.)
Make sure you get the lube that suits your needs. If you don’t want her pregnant you don’t want to use an insemination lube. If you do want her pregnant you don’t want to use one with sperm killing ingredients.
In general, you can’t go wrong with a generic lube, but you can have some fun with some of the other ones. I keep a bottle of normal lube plus a bottle of desensitizing lube. That way I have one for missionary girls and one for those chicks with a wild side.
Ingredients in Lubricants to Avoid
Lubes come with a lot of ingredients. Some of them are great. Some of them are ok for some people and not for others. Some contain ingredients you want to avoid like the plague. Make sure you know what’s in your lube, so you don’t end up whipping something out and having her be like “that’s got that in it? Do you know nothing about lube, boy?” Instead, you want her to think you are a wise lube master who knows where it goes.
Glycerin is the main problem with cheap lubes. Manufacturers throw it in because it costs essentially nothing and does make things slippery. It gets the job done. But at what cost?
Glycerin can irritate a ton of skin types. It might not do anything the first time you use it but if you use it on any sort of regular basis your junk is gonna get torn up and you know you don’t want that.
Plus, it can cause small cuts in her that neither of you will notice but will make it much more likely to transmit an STD. Most girls know this and will just say no to any lube with glycerin in it.
So don’t be a lube punk. Pay a couple of extra dollars and get some lube that is glycerin free.
This ingredient can go either way. You may really want it, or you may really want to avoid it. Nonoxynol – 9 is a sperm killer. If you want to make sure she doesn’t get pregnant then get some lube with Nox 9 in it. You’ll be that much safer.
On the other hand, if you are trying to make a baby the Nox will send your sperm dead to her box. And she’ll never see herself swell up like the Pillsbury Dough Man. Decide what you want the desired outcome to be and chooses wisely. For most of us, that’s going to be in favor of Nox 9, but there are some of you who can’t wait to be tied down to a baby who will want to avoid it. Whatever floats your boat.
This one you want to avoid like the plague. Petroleum will cause the condom to break. Like every single time. It’s why you don’t use household products in your sex life. Even if you are not using condoms, it can cause your skin to be irritated. And it can lead her to get bacterial vaginosis.
In general, petroleum is the death of lubricant. You don’t want it near your junk, and she certainly doesn’t want it near her holiest of holies. If any product is advertised for sex and has petroleum in it, move on to something else.
This is another ingredient used by lube companies because it’s cheap. But I mean who doesn’t want the product voted “Allergen of The Year” by the American Contact Dermatitis Society as part of their sex life.
Beyond that, initial studies have linked this to an increased incidence of STIs. So, you could get an allergy breakout and the clap at the same time! Woo hoo!
Manufacturers use this because it makes their silicone lube last longer. For us we’d rather have to throw out outdated lube more often than get a ton of STIs plus an allergic reaction.
We aren’t really sure why lubricant companies use this in their products, but they sometimes do. The main problem with it is that you can’t ingest it orally or you’ll get sick. So, you won’t get a blow job if you use it. And you won’t be able to go down on your partner if you use it.
Plus, it also causes skin irritations to your sensitive parts. So really a double helping of “no thanks” when it comes to this in any kind of chemical. Getting your knob polished matters, so why would you ever put poison in natural lubes?
For years companies used this, and nobody knew any better. Then research was done, and it turns out that over time it damages your hormonal system. So, you might end up with problems getting it up. She might end up with a missed period and the type of hormonal swings that make even Superman want to fly the hell away.
Most companies don’t use parabens anymore, but you’ll find some are trying to clear the stuff out of their warehouses. The side effects from using it once are nothing to worry about, but with repeat usage, you have several problems. Best just to steer clear of it and find a normal paraben free water based lubricant.
Best Silicone Lube Products
Lube Life Professional Lubricants
With over 50,000 positive reviews on Amazon, you know you can’t go wrong with this water based lube. It feels just like the body’s own natural lubricants and avoids all the artificial feeling some lubes can give you. It doesn’t stain either so all you have to do is throw your sheets in the washer the next day and it will come right out. It won’t cause condoms to break. It’s also great for sex toys and will cause them to slip in and out easily. It’s not numbing however so if you are looking for anal sex with a beginner you might want to try something else. Otherwise, this lube is a lubrication winner.
Babe Lube Silk
This is a good product to have around if you end up attracting a lot of vegan chicks. It’s advertised as pro-vegan, so you look cool on that front. It’s a mixture of water and silicone-based lube which makes it great for use with sex toys. It’s hypoallergenic. It has no taste or smell so you can just use it and then pretend it isn’t there. Also, it won’t stain your sheets so they will be ready to be washed and used again. All in all, a nice lube that is silky smooth.
Wet Platinum Lube
This silicone lube as over 1,500 five-star ratings on Amazon. That’s a lot of people ready to admit they used it to get freaky and liked it. Because it’s entirely silicone based it will last much longer than water based lubes. Therefore, you won’t have to stop all the time and reapply it. It works great with sex toys and if your partner is somewhat experienced with anal should also slip right in. It’s also completely odorless and tasteless so you won’t have to deal with a stink when you go for her pink. We like this one when we want her wet and wild.
Sliquid Organics Natural Warming Lubricant
We all know that chicks love organic shit. And this is the lube for girls who are into that whole hippy culture stuff. Which is more than you might realize and are the ones most likely to put out. So why not have some organic lube for them.
Sliquid Silver is made with botanical ingredients that can be absorbed by her vagina with no problems. It also warms up after you put it on yourself or in her so if that sounds like fun this lube will be great. It claims to have healthy ingredients that are good for women, and we’ll take them at their word on that. If nothing else, it will make her feel good about your lube choice.
Astroglide X Waterproof Silicone Lubricant
Shower sex can be fun – if you are both proper heights to pull it off. And playing with toys in the shower can also be an exciting experience. Unfortunately, the shower is the one place you don’t want to use a water based lube.
That’s because it will wash right off with the water from the shower. Instead, you want to use a silicone lube. It won’t cause the condom to break so it’s perfect for when you need to not worry about a ton of water falling on you. This is odorless and tasteless. Because it’s a silicone lube it will last a long time.
That said some people have skin issues with silicone lube so it’s a good idea to buy a small amount at first and see if it works for you or not.
Watermelon Flavored Lubricant
Ever wonder what it would be like if your girlfriend’s bits tasted like a Jolly Rancher? Here’s your chance to find out. This edible lube is designed to taste and smell like watermelon.
For some people – you know who you are – this is going to be great. The rest of us are going to be like “wait, what?” It will cover up the odor of condoms if that bothers you. But will replace it with the smell of watermelon everywhere. It won’t stain your sheets and you won’t feel sticky. So if you are a melon freak why not give this a go?
Aloe Cadabra Natural Personal Lube (Good for Silicone Toys)
We all have had experiences with vegan chicks. And you know what they are like. And yes, this even applies to the world of lube. That’s because some lubes have ingredients that were tested on animals. So a true vegan won’t touch them. And trust me when you are getting down to business the last thing you want is a pro-vegan lecture. You want her pants off and her ass up.
That’s why this is one of the products featured in this article. It states that none of its ingredients were tested on any animals. And it has a big pro vegan sticker on it. It saves you from having the girl stand up on the bed and start talking about vegan stuff and instead puts her right where you want her.
Penchant Premium Lubricant for Sensitive Skin
When it comes to our intimate skin some of us are more sensitive than others. And that’s fine. Her parts may be extremely sensitive. Or your wonder whacker may get easily irritated. That’s when you want to use this lube – it’s specifically designed for sensitive skin. It has over 1,000 five-star reviews from the sensitive souls on Amazon, so you know it works. It’s also odorless and tasteless and washes out of sheets easily.
Valm Silicone-Based Personal Lubricant
Let’s face it. Some lube stinks. Not this one. It is completely odor free. It’s a silicone based lube so it is completely waterproof and can be used in the shower. It’s great for condom sex and for use with sex toys.
The biggest selling point is that it is shipped very discreetly so you won’t have to worry about your neighbors knowing you like to do the dirty. It also has a convenient pump spout that makes it easy to get just the amount of lube you want without worry about spilling.
FAV Water-Based Luxury Personal Lubricant
Are you a backdoor man? Do you like to push into the tush? Would you like to cream her Cadbury egg? Is anal play your thing? Then this anal friendly option is the best lube for you. It’s designed to be much more slippery than the average lube which will help you ease into her delightful anal folds like a butt loving master.
It’s fine to use with a latex condom and is very long lasting. It’s not numbing, but it’s so slippery you may not need it to be.
Love Wellness Sex Stuff Personal Lubricant
If you are into all natural ingredients this lube will suit you well. It contains aloe vera and quinoa. There are no chemicals in it at all. Everything is all natural.
It’s also pH balanced to a woman’s natural level so it should not dry out or cause any irritation to sensitive vaginas. It’s great for condoms and sex toys. Mostly though the selling point is that if you bring home an all natural herbal girl you can whip this out and she’ll be impressed.
Please Cream Lubricant
Some people have an issue with the tacky residue of even the best lubricants. This is the lube for them.
Rather than being a traditional lube, it has a creamy consistency. That will put off a lot of traditional lube supporters but for those of you who like to think outside the box they may very well do the trick. Other than being creamy it works like a traditional lube and is condom friendly and great for sex toys. That said you’ll have to use a lot of it because it tends to dry out quickly. But if you are willing to do that and want an alternative to traditional lube then add this to your army.
Pure Romance Just Like Me Lubricant
It’s a lube that’s just like her! Well, at least that’s what she’ll think. The best part about this lube is that the bottle is designed with a dispenser that is pump action, so you get just the amount of lube you want. It’s pH balanced so won’t upset her system. It also claims to be moisturizing so that could be good if she has skin problems on her girl parts. For us, moisturizing isn’t really a selling point, but you may end up with a girl who thinks that’s great. If nothing else, she’ll think you are a cool dude for getting a lube that claims to be just like her own natural wetness.
Garden of Life Organic Coconut Oil
While not technically a lube we’ve used this in a pinch. And we suspect a lot of people have done the same thing. Lots of people keep this in their kitchen for cooking purposes. If you run out of your regular lube you can grab coconut oil and use it in the bedroom. It’s obviously organic and is nice to the hair and skin. It might make her bush healthier, and you can’t beat that. You can even use it as a massage oil.
You’ll have to use less of this than even the best lube because a little goes a long way. Call it the last-ditch effort that can save the game if your regular oil based lubes are not around.
Lube. You may not think you need it, but you probably do. And if you are going for the stink, you definitely need it. Don’t feel threatened by the lube. It will make her experience better which will bring her back for more. Just use the right type for the night you are looking for and you’ll be rocking her world.
Whether she wants your junk in her vadge or wants you to use toys or desires a rear entry the right lube is your friend and will have you hitting more and more home runs.