Sexology 101

Here’s How To Use Lube In Bed Lube Makes Everything A Little Bit Better

When it comes to physics, friction is great for things like avoiding slipping down the stairs, or stopping at red lights, but not so great for your sex life. The good news is that you don’t have to deal with friction during penetration with the help of your trusty lube. Today we’re sharing information regarding how to use lube in bed to make things a little (or a lot) better.

If you’ve ever had questions about lube, you’re not the only one who has been confused about how to use it in bed, or what it even is. Lube, or lubricant, is a liquid product that is used for sexual activity to make sex more comfortable by reducing friction.

Using lube during sex decreases friction for various types of sexual activity including masturbation, anal sex, vaginal sex, oral sex, or sex with sex toys. We recommend using lube for any type of sex, especially if penetration is involved, because it can prevent condom breakage and allow you and your partner to move easier and faster.

When it comes to lube, the biggest misunderstanding is that there needs to be something wrong with you in order to need it. Another common misconception is that it’s only for people with vaginas who aren’t aroused enough. But lube can be used for a variety of reasons, including the simple fact that it can increase pleasure for all parties involved.

How to Use Lube in Bed

Simply dab a dime- or quarter-sized amount to whatever area of the body you are about to be penetrating or stimulating and add more as needed. You will know if you need more lube if you feel uncomfortable friction during penetration.

There are four kinds of lube: water-based, silicone-based, hybrids, and oil-based. Each has pros and cons, so it’s important to figure out which type is right for you.

Water-Based Lube

Water-based lube typically has water and glycerin as the first and second ingredients, which washes off easily but tends to dry quickly. It is frequently recommended to use this type of lube in bed because it’s most compatible with bodies because they are also water-based. They are pretty much the most versatile of the lubes, and they can be used with any type of sexual activity, including sex toy use, and they’re safe to use with condoms, and easy on the skin.

Silicone-Based Lube

This type has a slippery, oil-like texture, is safe to use with condoms, and is more difficult to wash off than water-based lube but doesn’t dry out as fast. Most people like silicone for its smooth, slick texture and ability to last for a while. The main thing to remember about silicone-based lubes is that you shouldn’t use them on sex toys, because the silicone in the lube can break down and cause cracks in your toys. These cracks could then harbor bacteria and put you at risk for infections.

Oil-Based Lube

For those who want a more natural product with only one or two ingredients, oil-based lubes are a great fit. For those who are prone to bacterial infections, oil-based lubes are not recommended because they can linger in the body and cause a build-up of bacteria. They are used for sexual activity, but they can stain sheets and break down condoms. They’re a good choice for those who want a more natural lube during sex, but they aren’t safe for use with condoms.

Products like Vaseline or Crisco, or anything else that comes in a solid should not be used as lube in bed. These products can break down condoms and retain bacteria because the body doesn’t flush them out on its own, which makes infection a risk.

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Lubes & Oils

Sliquid Oceanics

Sliquid Oceanics takes the blend of organic extracts to a new level with the addition of seaweed extracts.

Carrageenan is one of the most effective lubricants found in nature. People in Asia have use seaweed as a lube for centuries.

Wakame is a red algae, and used for its tissue revitalizing, as well as having Vitamins A, B, C, E.

Nori is a green algae, and is a great source of B Vitamins as well as minerals, including Zinc, Iodine, Iron & Copper.

Sliquid Oceanics comes in 4OZ and also 2OZ bottles.

Sliquid H2O

Lubes & Oils

Sliquid Organics

Sliquid Organics is from the Naturals line of personal lubricants. Sliquid infuses this lube with organic botanical extracts.

You will enjoy extracts such as Aloe, Hibiscus, and Green Tea. Organics is also uses organic extracts that heal and support the body.

You will notice a big difference in comfort and health with Sliquid Natural Organic.

Sliquid Sea

Lubes & Oils

Sliquid Sea

Sliquid Sea is a water-based lubricant, blended with natural seaweed extracts. Each extract provides an added boost for your health.

Seaweed is one of nature’s most effective natural lubricants.

Wakame is a seaweed that contains B vitamins, reducing inflammation, and also improves elasticity in your skin.

Nori is an algae, but is also a powerful moisturizer. Sliquid Sea also has cotton plant cellulose and purified water.

These extracts of the sea blend are a smooth lubricant with natural healing.

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Sliquid Sassy

Lubes & Oils

Wicked Flavored Lube

Wicked Flavored Lube is water based, all natural flavored lube. You can enjoy worry free pleasure because Wicked is paraben-free. This lube is never sticky and has no aftertaste.

For your piece of mind, all Wicked Flavored Lubes are made from natural ingredients. Wicked uses Aloe, Olive Leaf, and also plant cellulose in their lubes.

You can enjoy worry free play with Wicked Flavors because they are sweetened with Stevia instead of sugar. These lubes come in 4OZ and 2OZ bottles.

Wicked Flavors are Candy Apple, Mocha Java, Salted Caramel, and Vanilla Bean. New flavors of Peach and Pink Lemonade are now available.

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Sexology 101

Need Help Choosing the Right Lube?

Vaginal lubrication often occurs naturally during sexual arousal. But women vary in how much lubrication they produce and the amount of lubrication they need for pleasurable sexual activity – a variation that is completely normal.

Diminished lubrication is very common and can be the result of hormonal changes in a woman’s body during breastfeeding, perimenopause and postmenopause, or caused by medications such as antihistamines, hormonal forms of birth control, chemotherapy and medications for ADHD and depression. Also, a woman may experience reduced lubrication if she is dehydrated or is not fully aroused.

Whether you’re having vaginal sex with a partner or masturbating on your own, adding lubrication can:

  • Decrease painful friction in the vagina and/or anus;
  • Boost sexual arousal by stimulating the flow of blood to the vulva, which encourages your body to create some of its own lube;
  • Lubricate the clitoris to add more sexual pleasure and provide an easier route to orgasm;
  • Change taste during oral sex;
  • Keep vaginal skin soft and help maintain elasticity of vaginal walls.

When it comes to choosing a lubricant, consider two things – your comfort and your safety. Comfort refers to your pleasure because the amount and staying power of the lubricant can make a difference in how good the sex feels, and whether or not the lubricant irritates your genitals. Safety refers to your health, as oil-based lubricants cannot be used with latex condoms because they can destroy the latex and cause condom failure.

  • Water-Based Lubricants with Glycerin: Some of the most commonly sold lubricants are water-based with synthetic glycerin, which produces a slightly sweet taste. Many flavored and warming lubricants contain glycerin. When water-based lubes begin to dry, it’s best to add water or saliva rather than just adding more lube, as the water makes it slippery again. These lubes are typically easy to find, low-cost, safe to use with latex condoms and do not stain fabric.
  • Water-Based Lubricants, Without Glycerin: If you experience recurring yeast infections, these are the lubricants to use. They can contain vegetable-derived glycerin, which does not trigger yeast infections. These lubes last longer than lubricants with glycerin, can reduce irritation to the genitals, are safe with latex condoms, do not stain fabric, are usually thicker and provide a cushion and are often recommended for anal play.
  • Silicone Lubricants: These typically last the longest of all and are especially recommended for women with chronic vaginal dryness or genital pain. Silicone lubricant is different from the silicone used in breast implants and is not considered dangerous; it cannot penetrate through the skin’s pores. Most silicone lubricants are hypoallergenic. They are safe with latex condoms, stay on underwater, are odorless and tasteless and can last three times as long as water-based lubricants.
  • Synthetic Oil-Based Lubricants: These take longer to clear out of your body than natural oils. They are great for external masturbation, low-cost and easily accessible.
  • Seaweed-Based Lubricants: Gaining in popularity, these lubes are not only vegan-friendly, but are also paraben- and glycerine-free. If other sex lubricants have given you any type of irritation – or you’re simply unsure about the ingredients in the formulation – give these a try. This type of lubricant feels natural, cool upon application then quickly warms to become indistinguishable from your own natural fluids. As it’s water based, you can enjoy these lubes not only for manual masturbation and during sex with your partner, but also with all your sex toys.

Visit us today to learn more about our complete line of oils and lubes. We’ll be happy to help you decide which is the best choice for you and/or your partner.