Why no love for the oil-based lubes?

Why no love for the oil-based lubes?

callsignhusker callsignhusker
I'm just curious... eden doesn't even stock any..
03/23/2011
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Ansley Ansley
Aren't they incompatible with just about everything except for skin?

I don't use silicone or oil based lubricants because the body cannot absorb them and they have to be flushed out. It's time consuming and gross (to me).
03/23/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
There are 12 listed on site. For the most part they are used for massage. I just don't think there is a big draw for them, for most they will only be used for anal play. Furthermore, for the most part oil based is only compatible with silicone and the hard materials like stainless, glass and ceramic.

And like Ansley said, the are harder to remove. You will need soap and water to get it off. Also, oil does not always agree with the vagina.

Personally, I have not found anything that requires oil based that silicone would not do better. You can leave the silicone on if you want because it will not block the skins ability to breathe.
03/23/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
There is a lot of misinformation about 'oil based' lubes.

Certainly petroleum based products are not a good idea. But if you go to the ingredient list for the 'good' plant-based products on the market, they are made with some combination of the following ingredients:

Vitamin E oil
Almond oil
Sunflower oil
Jojoba oil
Orange oil
Cocoa butter
Shea butter
Bees wax

These ingredients are skin safe, will make your play time pleasurable and leave your skin feeling lustrous afterwards.

My wife doesn't like the sticky feeling or the cooling effect of evaporation of water-based lubes - so we're sold on the Yes product line link and occasionally use Aura Cacia products link as well.
03/23/2011
Liz2 Liz2
I just don't like the sticky residue, on/in me and on my toys. Also oil based lubes can not be used with condoms.
03/23/2011
ScottA ScottA
For me, oil based lubes do sometimes work better. They "stick" better to silicone and don't dry out, and they can be made very thick which helps when you're using large toys anally. That said, I do use water-based lubes more often because they're easier to clean up after, and we don't use oil-based lubes for vaginal activities just in case.
03/23/2011
indiglo indiglo
For me, I have some oil based that I really like, but I don't use them on a regular basis because they aren't compatible with everything. I use oil based occasionally, but generally use water based because of compatibility, ease of clean up, no staining on fabrics, etc.
03/23/2011
Envy Envy
I don't want to deal with the clean up of oil, it's hard enough for me to clean up silicone lube. My favorite is water-based, hands down. And now I've found I really love JLube, comes in so much handy is is so slick and works in the shower.
03/23/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
There are 12 listed on site. For the most part they are used for massage. I just don't think there is a big draw for them, for most they will only be used for anal play. Furthermore, for the most part oil based is only compatible with silicone ...
We have toys made of most every material; plastic, metal, glass, silicone, jelly, TPR and oil-based works with them all.
03/23/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
We have toys made of most every material; plastic, metal, glass, silicone, jelly, TPR and oil-based works with them all.
Ya, I know. I have a workshop coming up and I found the same thing using both natural and petroleum based oils. But in general, it is not recommended.
03/23/2011
theamazingjane theamazingjane
Coconut oil and jojoba oil make the absolute best intercourse lubrication!

They're also supposed to keep your PH in check (extreme bonus).

If I'm not using liquid silk (even that sometimes irritates my vag) I'm using coconut or jojoba.
03/23/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
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Originally posted by theamazingjane
Coconut oil and jojoba oil make the absolute best intercourse lubrication!

They're also supposed to keep your PH in check (extreme bonus).

If I'm not using liquid silk (even that sometimes irritates my vag) I'm using coconut or jojoba.
Agreed! We've never tried jojoba, but we have used coconut oil for years and loved it. We did figure out in the beginning that it depends on *which* coconut oil though.
03/24/2011
*Huxley* *Huxley*
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Originally posted by Alan & Michele
Agreed! We've never tried jojoba, but we have used coconut oil for years and loved it. We did figure out in the beginning that it depends on *which* coconut oil though.
Which coconut oil do you find works best. I am interested in switching over to a more natural lube.
03/24/2011
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
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Originally posted by *Huxley*
Which coconut oil do you find works best. I am interested in switching over to a more natural lube.
Currently we are using Jungle brand and like it pretty well, though I'm sure that there are others that would be ok. The main thing is to look for certified organic *cold pressed* oils, not the crazy heat refined junk. Oh! And avoid Spectrum brand at all costs--- it has particles in it and goes rancid easily, which we've never had another brand do.
03/24/2011
callsignhusker callsignhusker
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
There is a lot of misinformation about 'oil based' lubes.

Certainly petroleum based products are not a good idea. But if you go to the ingredient list for the 'good' plant-based products on the market, they are made with some ...
Great comments everyone, really interesting! I'm just wondering why you say petroleum based lubes are bad gunsmoke, just curious.
03/28/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Quote:
Originally posted by callsignhusker
Great comments everyone, really interesting! I'm just wondering why you say petroleum based lubes are bad gunsmoke, just curious.
My understanding is that they can upset the balance of of flora and fauna on your skin and inside the vagina - especially the ph balance. These issues are very personal - some are sensitive to petroleum products - others are not. If it works for you - great!
03/28/2011
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