The Best Lube for Masturbating
Masturbation is an art form that we men practice from our early years, pretty much as soon as we can grab hold of our penises. During our younger years, most of us would go dry or if you are lucky, a little bit of Vaseline or skin moisturizer from our mom's bathroom. It doesn't take long to realize that any slick lotion was better than going dry. Friction is the killer of pleasure so make sure to always use lube when you are masturbating. It is an absolute must if you want total pleasure.
Masturbation lubricant can come in many forms such as a light liquid all the way to a thick gel, and even in paste form. No matter what the viscosity or thickness is, they should all do the same thing, remove friction and make jerking off a slicker and more fun experience.
Many of the top manufacturers make their own version of masturbation lube. Some of the most common base ingredients would be water-based, silicone-based, and yes, even oil lubricant. If you are going straight masturbation, oil can be your best bet as it is very slick and long-lasting, it's just not safe to use with latex or vaginal sex. Stroke 29 by Gun Oil and Elbow Grease are two of the most popular oil-based masturbation lubes. Never use oil lubricant with sex toys, it will destroy them. This is for hand to dick only.
If you want to go for the safest lube to jerk it with, we would recommend water-based since it is water-soluble and completely body-safe. Unfortunately, water-based lubricant tends to dry out fast but it can be used with all sex toys, unlike silicone and oil.
Finally, there are silicone-based lubricants that are great because of how slick they are, though they can be too slick if you step on a puddle. You might feel like you are skating!. Silicone lubricant is great for a stroke in the shower since it is water-proof, just never use it with soft sex toys or you might be replacing them sooner than you expected.
If you are unclear on what lube you really want, check out our article on the best sex lubes.