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Four Types of Lube and How to Use Them


Like most things in life, when it comes to sex, it’s not like it is in the movies. We’ve all seen the hasty lovemaking scene…two people start passionately kissing and then within seconds they are engaged in raucous fucking and quickly achieved orgasms. There is little to no foreplay and definitely no lubricant.

This is a farce and our GIDDI experts call bullshit. Everyone needs some warm up and a little lube to really get going. So this month, our blog post is all about lube: what to use, how to use it, and why it works.

WHAT TO USE

There are lots of different lubes out there and it’s hard to know what to choose. So let’s break it down. Here are the four basic types: 

1. Water-based
The most common type of lubricant, water-based lubes are good for all skin types, especially sensitive skin. They generally have no taste or smell and this is the lube to use with most pleasure devices and other sex products, including our prostate massager, TOMO by GIDDI. Most toys are made with silicone, so water-based lubes won’t damage them. We recommend trying Ride Bodyworx Personal Lubricant, made with natural seaweed extracts so it won't become sticky or dry up quickly like many other competing water-based lubricants.

2. Silicone-based

This lube is designed not to dry out as quickly as other types, so it lasts longer and can leave your skin feeling silky smooth. However, you should not use silicone-based lube with your pleasure device, prostate massager or other sex products made with silicone (and most are). It can damage the pleasure device and irritate your skin.

3. Hybrid
This lube is marketed as “the best of both worlds”, and in many ways, it is. It has the natural feel of water-based lube and also lasts longer (due to its silicone content). However, since it is made with silicone, you should never use hybrid lubes with your prostate massager or other sex products that are made of silicone (for reasons described above).

4. Oil-based
There are some oil-based lubes that work well for massages, but they have also been known to trap bacteria, stain bed sheets, and deteriorate latex condoms to the point of breakage. This type of lube includes baby oil, petroleum jelly, and other household lotions and creams. Use with caution.

HOW TO USE IT

The best way to use lube is to apply it to any area where you’re going to be engaging in sexual activity. You should apply it to your prostate massager or other pleasure device and to yourself. You can also apply it to your partner as part of foreplay. That part is especially fun, in our opinion.

Remember to clean your pleasure device, prostate massager or other sex products after use. We recommend using the Wicked Anti-Bacterial Foaming Toy Cleaner, enhanced with Olive leaf, Thyme and Lavender extracts, making it safe for all toy materials.

WHY IT WORKS

Whether you are having intercourse or using a pleasure device, lube makes the experience more enjoyable. If engaging in anal penetration with a partner and/or a pleasure device, prostate massager, or other sex product, lube is always recommended. Using a high quality lube like Ride Bodyworx Personal Lubricant can make the experience more pleasurable and last longer. So lube it up and get going!

DISCLAIMER: The information provided here within is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Users of GIDDI products do so at their own risk. Neither GIDDI nor its associated interests assume any responsibility or liability for the use of GIDDI products. GIDDI reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes from time to time in the contents here of without obligation to notify any person of such revisions or changes.