The Lowdown on Water Based Lube...People tend to have pretty strong opinions when it comes to sexual and personal lubricants. They either love it and use it all the time and with every partner and every toy, while others seem to think that lube is only necessary for older women and couples that are unable to self-lubricate.
And yes, while it is essential for these women and couples, it is actually an amazing tool that everyone should have a drawer by the bed as it can make sex a whole lot better. Lube is the swiss army knife of sex, no matter if you are masturbating, going in the back door for anal, or just good ole' fashion sex. Try it and trust us!
If you use penis pumps or sex toys for men especially, you are missing out if you do not use water-based lube. Water-based lubricant is by far the most popular lubricant type, and for good reason. It can be used for any body part and with any sex toy to make the experience more comfortable but also to enhance your pleasure.
If it's been said once, it's been said a thousand times, but wetter really is better. That is why there are literally thousands of these products available on the market. And while there are different types of lubes to choose from, one type tends to stand out above the rest; water-based.
The ingredient list is the most important aspect of water-based lube. The more you know about what is in the product, the better your chance of finding one that will work with your body. And, it will probably pay to look out for an option that has only a few ingredients that you can’t pronounce. The more natural the ingredients, the better it is for your body.
It is also really important to make sure that the lubricant is within its use-by date. Yes, they do have these and they do actually mean something as some lubricants will have additives that are anti-bacterial. If the lube is out of date, then this will lose its effectiveness and you may end up with a bacterial infection from the lube itself.
Speaking of bacterial infections, make sure that your lubricant does not have sugar, sucralose, or glucose. These are all types of sugars and sugar is an absolute no-go when it comes to genitalia. Sugar will actually feed the naturally occurring yeast in your genitals which can result in bacterial infections like thrush.
In most cases, these ingredients will not be included but they are still in some types of flavored lubricants. If you are looking for a deliciously flavored lube, try something with Stevia instead. This is a non-fermentable sweetener that won’t feed the yeast and is safe for use on the body.
If you are unclear on what lube you really want, check out our article on the best sex lubes.