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Using Water-Based Lube for Pleasure

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Keeping a bottle of lube by your bed is liberating. It removes worries about not being wet enough, plus adds a delicious slide to any ride. Our first recommendation for lube is always water-based. Keep reading to find out why.

 

Why is water-based lube so amazing?

Water-based lube is like a magical elixir that enhances your sexual experiences. It reduces friction, making everything feel smoother, more sensual, and incredibly pleasurable. Whether you're engaging in vaginal, vulva, penis, or anal play, water-based lube is a game-changer.

The best all-rounder lube, water-based is by a long, slippery mile THE most popular type of lube and a fantastic option for all kinds of sex play.

As the name suggests the main ingredient is water, rather than oil or ( body safe) silicone.  This makes it the most 'natural' feeling lube, similar to a vulva's own wetness. It also makes water-based lube generally safer for your body and your sex toys, as well as easy to wash from your body and bedsheets.

There's a water-based lube for everybody, even the most sensitive souls.

Whichever water-based lube you choose, it will share the same characteristics:

  • Compatible with most condoms¬†/ latex barriers.
  • Easily washed away.
  • Suitable for all kinds of sex and with all sex toys.
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    Water-based lube is safe for use with all condoms

    Which water-based lube is best for you?

    • If you like silky and lightweight lube, Sh! Liquid¬†is a fantastic option
    • For a thicker, more viscous lube that's suitable for anal sex, Sh! Pure Plus is your best option
    • Not a fan of lubes with bitter after-taste? Sh! Pure¬†has no scent or taste.
    • Do you prefer organic products? YES lube¬†is for you.
    • You can even choose stimulating or warming¬†lube for extra sensations!

     

    Can water-based lube cause thrush or irritation?

    If you are prone to yeast infections like thrush, best to choose glycerine-free water-based lube. Why? Because glycerin is a form of sugar, and thrush thrives on sugar. It's unlikely that a personal lube will give you thrush, but it can help create a vaginal environment it would like to visit.

    It's also possible that you are allergic to one of the ingredients in your lubricant. A common lube ingredient that can be an irritant is paraben (a preservative). Choose a paraben-free lube , such as Sh! Pure or Sh! Pure Plus.

    Sh! Pure Lube & Sh! pure Plus Lube Water-Based Lubes for Sex

    Does water-based lube evaporate?

    Yes, it does. Water-based lube will evaporate, especially during intense and prolonged sessions. But don't worry, this doesn't mean you have to give up on its friction-reducing magic. You just need to be prepared to reapply it when needed.

    How often should you reapply water-based lube?

    How often you'll need another squirt depends on how you're playing. For vaginal and vulva play, where natural wetness mixes with the lube, you can expect it to last longer -  you may only need to reapply water-based lube every 20 minutes or so to keep things super sensual and slippery.

    On the other hand, for penis or anal play, where little to no natural wetness occurs, you may need to reapply more frequently. The lack of natural lubrication means that the lube will evaporate faster, so be prepared to reapply more often to keep moves smooth and sensual.  

    Why is reapplying lube important?

    Reapplying water-based lube is crucial to ensure that you continue to enjoy friction-free pleasure. It not only enhances the sensations but also reduces the risk of discomfort, irritation, or ( especially in case of anal play) even injury. 

    How can you make reapplication more seamless?

    While reapplying lube may interrupt the flow of your intimate moments, there are ways to make it more seamless and sexy. Routing through bedside drawers at inopportune moments is not one of them, so keep your lube bottle close at hand, so you can easily reach for it when needed.

    Drizzling more lube onto your body/ies can be a sexy interlude - make it into a show! Enjoying the benefits of lube can be an intimate moment of connection between partners. 

    Conclusion

    Water-based lube is a fantastic addition to your sexual repertoire, but it does require reapplication to maintain its friction-reducing magic. The frequency of reapplication depends on the type of play you're engaging in, with vaginal/vulva play requiring less frequent reapplication than penis or anal play. By being prepared and communicating with your partner, you can ensure a super sensual and slippery experience that will leave you both craving for more.

     

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