Personal Lubricant Buyers Guide & Learning Center

Personal Lubricant is an important part of sex, especially if using a condom. Without lubricant it is like rubbing a large rubber band across your sex organs. Lubricant is also beneficial for more intimate sex if additional lubrication is necessary to make penetration of the vagina or anus more comfortable. This additional lubricant may be necessary due to age, medical condition, your bodies natural ability to produce lubricant or the sex act you wish to perform.

Just like condoms, lubricants come in various forms and choosing the right one for you can be a momentous task. With over 60 Brands of lubricant on CheapLubes.com which one is right for you?  We will try and explain some of the basics below.

Lubricants can be divided into 4 Major Categories based on their physical makeup and 14 Categories based on their use. We will cover the four Major categories; Water Based, Silicone Based, Oil Based, and Hybrid first.


Water Based Lubricants at CheapLubes.comWater-Based  — Water-based lubricants are generally composed of water and glycerin. They are the most common type of lubric ant sold on the market. They can be sticky and the water tends to evaporate quickly so multiple applications may be necessar y or you may spirits with water to activate with a misting bottle. Water Based Lubricants easily wash away with soap and water. Water based lubricant is safe to use with all toys and condoms.

Condom Safe  •  Toy Safe  • Most Common

Silicone Based Lubricants at CheapLubes.comSilicone-Based — Most condoms that come already lubricated use a silicone-based lubricant. This type, like the water-based, is safe to use with all types of condoms, yet won't evaporate like water does. It is extremely long lasting and an excellent lube for se x  i n water. Many popular manufactures say that silicone lube is easily removed with soap and water. However, many people feel a re sidue aft er washing. This can be greatly reduced by wiping excess lube from the skin before showering. Any residue will be absorbed into your skin after a brief time. Silicone Based Lubricants can be used as a skin moisturizer to soften the skin. One drawback of some silicone lubricants is large spills have been know to stain sheets. Silicone based lubricant should NOT be used with silicone toys.

Condom Safe  •  Long Lasting  •  Good For Use In Water

Oil Based Lubricants at CheapLubes.com
Oil-Based
(WARNING: DO NOT USE OIL-BASED LUBRICANTS WITH LATEX CONDOMS) Oil-based lubricants will break down latex condoms, thus making them prone to breakage and ineffective. Baby oil, lotion, and Vaseline are all types of oil-based lubricants and will eat through latex quickly. These are much slicker than other types of lubricants and will help soften the skin and are often use in personal lubricant used specifically for masturbation. With the creation of polyurethane condoms oil-based lubricants have recently become more popular as they are not destroyed by oil based lubricant.
Long Lasting  •  Good For Masturbation
Hybrid Based Lubricant at CheapLubes.com
Hy
brid (Water + Silicone) — Hybrid personal lubricants are the newest type of lubricants developed. These lubricants generally are water based lubricants with a small amount of silicone added to extend slipperiness. These lubes are often white or cloudy in appearance due to the combination of Water and Silicone. Hybrid based lubricants are condom safe and may be use with most toys.
Condom Safe  •  Longer Lasting  •  Safe For Most Toys