Many people think that using lubricants is disgusting or shameful, or that they are for women with dry, mature vaginas. But is it really like this? This time I want to share with you some basic knowledge about lubricants, because lubricants are a good friend of sex.
There are two reasons for women’s low secretion: first, the foreplay is not enough and the body is not prepared; Second, low secretion of love juices from the body itself, some are natural, some are due to unrecovered body after childbirth, illness, mental stress, menopause, old age, etc. In the second case, the use of lubricants can eliminate the discomfort during sex, for both sides are good, all just have to choose the right lubricant, straight line to enhance the sex life index a said. If the sexual life is not harmonious for a long time, you should consult the professional.
In both cases, to improve the sex life index, the solution is, one is to make sex more interesting, get rid of the banal and uninteresting sex life, the second is on the physical assistance, lubricant.
Lubricants are divided into three kinds: water-based lubricants, silicon-based lubricants, and oil-based lubricants.
First of all, to be clear, Vaseline, BB oil, Hand Cream, shower gel and so on can not be used as lubricants. Because they are all petroleum by-products, containing oil, when used as a lubricant, will erode the surface layer of latex condoms, so that condoms increase the risk of rupture, and thus condoms lose the function of contraception and disease prevention. In addition, because these articles can seriously affect the pH value of a woman’s vagina and form an oil film inside the vagina, they can cause vaginitis, odor secretion and natural secretion reduction, etc, so do not use them as lubricants.
A girl once asked me why she didn’t understand why there was no natural secretion of liquid, and she felt very uncomfortable during sex. I asked: Have you ever tried to help you with lubricant? She said: I usually use BB oil as a lubricant, it is this bad. It turns out that this girl has been using BB oil as a lubricant for a long time, which affects her vaginal health and causes sex to feel hard.
You may ask: Is there no oil-based lubricant?
Yes, oil-basedubricant (oil – based lubricant) is a kind of lubricant, but it contains oil, the same can not be used together with latex condoms. Oil-based lubricants have a long history. The first people used olive oil, coconut oil and other vegetable oils as lubricants, but oil can easily make latex condoms break, but also affect the vaginal health of women. Later on, oil-based lubricants were developed with the addition of vitamin E and beeswax, which can be used for medical purposes as well as for sexual purposes.
Since oil-based lubricants can not be used together with latex condoms, why do people still buy them? The advantage of oil-based lubricants are that they are not volatile and super slippery, but relatively difficult to clean. It can be used on a daily basis for non-latex condom anal sex and non-latex condom vaginal sex. There are some sex toys that can not be used with oil-based lubricants. Similarly, oil-based lubricants are not recommended for vaginal intercourse, because they are not easy to decompose, which can cause vaginal discomfort.
Because few people buying them, there are very few choices of oil-based lubricants on the market. People use water-based and silicon-based lubricants when choosing lubricants.
What kind of lubricant is usually on condoms? The condom lubricant is always slippery to the touch, giving the impression that it is difficult to clean. Yes, this is the silicone-based lubricant!
Silicone-based lubricant, the composition is silicon-based, usually used to make shampoo, cosmetics and so on. Silicone-based lubricant is not absorbed by the body, so there is a lasting lubrication characteristics, but also will not cause harm to the human body. This durable lubricating property is due to the fact that the silicon-based lubricants contains no water and can not be easily volatilized, while water-based lubricants is easy to dry. But the silicone-based lubricant does not contain water, so it can be used in water, which is the best choice for those who want to have lovebirds in the water.
Silicone-based lubricants are suitable for vaginal intercourse, condoms, anal sex, and non-silicone toys. They are very popular!
So, what are the disadvantages to silicone-based lubricants?
Silicone-based lubricants can’t be used on pure silicone sex toys because the silicon and silicon will interact chemically, causing the silicone surface of the sex toys to erode and develop tiny holes. Although the degree of erosion is invisible to the naked eye, bacteria can grow in the pores, affecting the health of the reproductive regions.
Another disadvantage is that it is difficult to clean, silicone-based lubricants do not contain water. After washing with water, it will still feel sticky and slippery. You need to use more cleaning products to clean. It is also a sign of long-term lubrication, which requires less than water-based lubricants.
Silicone-based lubricants is more popular with people who like anal sex. The anus has no natural secretions, so using a silicon-based lubricant as a lubricating medium not only ensures that the condom works, but also reduces the pain of anal sex.
There is also a water-based lubricant?
Each lubricant has its advantages and disadvantages, but the best one is the water-based lubricant.
The disadvantages of water-based lubricants include: they are easy to dry (because most of the components are water), they are used more than silicon-based and oil-based lubricants, and they may also contain glycerol.
When it comes to glycerin, glycerin is sweet, but it is not sugar. It is a kind of humectant, which is widely used in food processing and skin care products. Some articles suggest that glycerin does not contain sugar and therefore does not cause Candida flare-ups because of the presence of sugar. On the contrary, glycerol may affect the pH of the vagina, leading to bacterial growth and vaginitis.
In addition, it is claimed that glycerol can be converted into sugar. Glycerin is an alcohol in the chemical structure and there is no sugar in the structure. When glycerin encounters certain conversion enzymes it may be converted to sugar, leading to the growth of Candida. However, these articles do not explain what glycerol encounters in the vagina and turns into sugar.
The conclusion of glycerol problem is that glycerol may affect the Ph levels of vagina, thus increasing the chances of bacterial growth and vaginitis. It is necessary to collect more information about how glycerol is converted into sugar, which affects vaginal health. KY is a brand name, not synonymous with lubricant, and contains glycerin. Therefore, if you or your partner have a history of vaginal infections (yeast infections) or allergy, you should use lubricant containing glycerin carefully.
So, how should we choose suitable water-based lubricant for ourselves?
To improve the disadvantages of water-based lubricants, there are many water-based lubricants on the market with plant extracts, creating different textures. Some are sticky, some are hydrated, some are edible, and have different tastes. Besides advising women not to choose lubricants containing glycerin, we should not choose edible water-based lubricants from unknown sources, because this is a new time. These unknown products with a sweet taste may contain sugar, which can make Candida active (Candida prefers an environment with high sugar content, so women infected with Candida will avoid sweets), leading to the growth of Candida.
Water-based lubricants can be used in any method of intercourse, as well as in sex toys. It is made by imitating female secretion, and is easy to clean and absorbed.
As for male friends, if they want to enjoy the comfort of a masturbation cup, they can choose different viscosity water-based lubricants. As some lubricants are specially designed for masturbation cups, they will contain glycerin, a humectant, which makes the lubricants smoother, so they are more suitable for men. Lubricants are not for women only, and silicone masturbation cup can only be used together with water-based lubricants, so men should also be aware of their own welfare.
If there is enough vaginal discharge, there is no need to use lubricant during sexual intercourse. However, when using sex toys, geisha balls or menstrual cups, lubricants can help things enter the vagina, so you can see that lubricants are not necessarily for sexual intercourse.
Condoms and lubricants and the like, do not just use poor quality products to protect your health and quality of sex life. So many intimate needs should be taken into account by us. Lubricants and condoms are one of the products of life, and like sanitary napkins and shampoos, you have to find the ones you like to feel comfortable with.