in search of good lubes

in search of good lubes

kala1983 kala1983
I am a 26 year old single girl that plans on being single for a while, since I have had fairly poor luck with relationships ending poorly in the past.

so I want to indulge myself in masturbation a lot more to help me gain self confidence in my sex life. I noticed that sometimes I don't get as moist as I would like to when play with myself so I want to invest some time looking into lubes. the ones I am currently looking to buy and try out are
colt-slick-lubricant
and
warming-intensifying-g el by Karma Sutra

I was wondering if any of you have tired this out and if so are they good ones, what all others might you recommend? what do the different types of lubes mean? (like water based or silicon based)
03/29/2010
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Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
Quote:
Originally posted by kala1983
I am a 26 year old single girl that plans on being single for a while, since I have had fairly poor luck with relationships ending poorly in the past.

so I want to indulge myself in masturbation a lot more to help me gain self confidence in my ...
Different types of lube have, first and foremost, a different chemical makeup.

Water-based lubes are, well... water-based. They're the standard works-for-everything lube. They come in different consistencies, from runny to gel-like, so be sure to read reviews to see how previous users describe the product. Many common water-based lubes that you find in drug stores contain glycerin (and parabens and phthalates) which can irritate some women. However, there are an increasing number of lubes that do not have these ingredients. For example, my favorite water-based lube is Maximus. It's got a great, thick consistency, doesn't contain irritating ingredients, and won't break the bank.

Silicone-based lubes have a different texture than water-based lubes. Where water-based lubes tend to dry out after some period of time (some kinds even get tacky), silicone lube tends to be oilier/silkier in texture and leaves no unpleasant residue. While you can clean up water-based lube with just plain old water, silicone lube requires soap and water. If you're leery about using soap on your bits though, it's fine to just use warm water. Whatever's left of the lube won't trap bacteria against your skin like oil-based lubes will, and will be flushed out of your system naturally. The only drawbacks to silicone-based lubes are that most silicone toys are not compatible with them, and most silicone lubes that I've tried tend to be too thin for anal penetration. My favorite silicone lube is Better Sex Essentials silicone lube. Good quality, cheap, and you get a fair amount of it.

I've never tried oil-based lubricant, so I'll leave that to someone else to explain
03/29/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
I'd suggest Silk and Maximus for water-based fun.

there's a silicone "better sex" i like too...

from what i've seen, thin lubes are ideal for girls to "feel groovy" with their kitty. For backdoor shenanigans, I'd go for the thicker lubes, like Maximus.

Hope that helps!
03/29/2010
Owl Identified Owl Identified
I definitely recommend Maximus as a great default lube. Oil lubes can weaken condoms and can also facilitate bacterial growth (yeast infections, etc.) and silicone lubes aren't compatible with all materials (namely silicone toys). Maximum is water based and safe for pretty much everything. It also has virtually no scent or taste anddd...yeah, it's my favorite
03/29/2010
Gary Gary
We have kind of gradually switched from using Maximus to using Liquid Silk, as the basic everyday lube. There is nothing wrong with Maximus, but I recommend considering Liquid Silk.
03/29/2010
Luscious Lily Luscious Lily
I'd like to chime in, even though there have been some great suggestions so far. A small portion of people are sensitive to a class of preservatives called "parabens" (methylparaben, butylparaben, etc). You'll know if you are if you smooth on some lube, and it starts to burn. (toys made of poor materials can also cause that kind of reaction) If you turn out to be sensitive, Maximus and Silk are unfortunately out of the question, amazing though they are. Sliquid is great for paraben-free lubes. I love their Sassy formula for general masturbation and sex use, and their Ride line (both H2O and Silicone) for heavier use (long sessions, big toys, backdoor play).
03/29/2010
Jimbo Jones Jimbo Jones
I want to second Luscious Lily's mention of Sliquid lubes if one wants to avoid parabens. Ride H2O is very thick (similar to Maximus) so that is a good alternative for those with sensitivities to parabens.
03/30/2010
kala1983 kala1983
Quote:
Originally posted by Luscious Lily
I'd like to chime in, even though there have been some great suggestions so far. A small portion of people are sensitive to a class of preservatives called "parabens" (methylparaben, butylparaben, etc). You'll know if you are if you ...
it could be high possibility that I am I know that when i was dating my first boyfriend, we had a lot of issue finding the right kind of lubes to use mostly cause we would find ones that worked just fine one area, but then with the other it would have very unpleasant stinging sensation. and since I do like it both ways its hard to find lubes that work efficiently all the time.

I want to start looking into using more organic types of lubes and see if I like them at all.
04/16/2010
ScottA ScottA
I'm sensitive to parabens and something else (not sure what, but it's in Boy Butter). I've had very good luck with the Probe lubes - no problems, and they're not too pricey. Some people might find the texture takes a bit of getting used to.
04/16/2010
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