While the human body creates a certain amount of natural lubricant, many individuals still experience dryness that can make intercourse uncomfortable, and even painful. There are many excellent types of lubricants available today that provide excellent benefits for those looking for a slick and smooth experience. For those who want to actively engage in anal sex, natural lubricant isn't very sufficient for most activity. For these reasons, an artificial lubricant is the key to happy and safe intimacy.
There are several different types of lubricants available that have varying benefits. Water based lubricants are excellent for all forms of play, and are compatible with any material. They're also the most safe option for highly sensitive skin. Silicone based lubricants don't contain water and they remain on the surface of the skin. The perk of silicone is that is lasts much longer than water and even oil based lubricants. Oil based lubes are great because they are slick and multi-purpose. They can easily double as a soothing massage oil. In fact, many lubricants also come in varieties that are warming and cooling, as well as edible formulas that contain delicious flavours and aromatic scents.
In addition to being symbiotic with your body, lubricants are also excellent for use with toys. However, certain toys are only safe with certain lubricants. For example, silicone based lubricants will dissolve the surface of silicone, and oil based lubricants will also damage the surface of latex and rubber toys. In this way, water based lubricants have the perk of being the most versatile.