A lubricant is a thing used for reducing friction as we use them in our bicycle and the oil we put in our motorcycles and cars is also a type of lubricant. These are used to reduce friction and make sure of a smooth functioning of engines. The same concept applies on personal lubricants commonly referred as ‘Lube' which we use when having intercourse or masturbation i.e. it reduces friction and adds a different feeling to the experience making it more easier and enjoyable. Lubricants can make intercourse more enjoyable for the women who do not get moisten naturally or who are suffering from vaginal dryness which can be caused by menopause, low estrogen level, emotional factors or some other reason.
Now there are many companies selling their lubes so it is a tough decision to select one. Here is a classification of lubes which will help you choosing the best for you:
WATER BASED LUBRICANT
They are the most common lubes there are as they are water based they are easy to wash out of clothes and bedsheets. And since water is one of the most common and natural things in the world it is always safe and can provide great pleasure to you. They can also be used with condoms as they don't cause tearing or ripping of condoms.
SILICON BASED LUBRICANT
They are made of chains of silicon and oxygen atoms. They come in many forms like resin, oil, and gel. One unique and great thing about them is they provide a special silky feel which makes your skin soft and smooth. They stay put much longer than water based lubes and can be used in water too.
These lubes combine the best aspects of both the water based and silicon bases lubes providing natural feel like water and lasting long because of the silicone. They can be used in water too so you don't have got two different lubes one for the bedroom and one for the water play.
OIL BASED LUBRICANT
These lubricants last longer than even the silicon based and provide rich silky feel. But you have to keep some other things in mind while using oil based lubes as they can rip through your latex condoms so they are good only for those people who don't use condoms. And also they are hard to clean from clothes. So choose wisely.
Most personal lubricant consumers will admit that they had to try out a few different formulas before they found the perfect one for them, so don’t be shy start exploring your options. You might even find that you or your partner enjoy more than one formula for different reasons. That's totally okay, no one is saying that you can only own one bottle of lube. So don't overthink, do some experiment, share, play and explore. And most of all, have fun!