Lubricant is known to enhance our sex lives but, with so many options, how will you know which is the best one for you? From water-based and flavoured lubes to silicone and sperm-friendly options, we’re here to provide all the info you need to decide.

Lubricant is known to enhance our sex lives but, with so many options, how will you know which is the best one for you? From water-based and flavoured lubes to silicone and sperm-friendly options, we’re here to provide all the info you need to decide.

The first question to ask yourself is: what do I want to use lube for?

Are you experimenting with anal sex, looking to fall pregnant or introducing sex toys in the bedroom? All of these questions will affect which type of lube is going to work best for you.

Best lubes for anal sex

When it comes to anal sex, the number one rule to follow is LUBE UP! The more lube, the merrier.

A long lasting, silicone-based lubricant like LifeStyles® Luxe Lube is perfect for anal. 

Side note: If you’re using any silicone-based sex toys, it’s best to have some water-based lube on hand, as silicone lubes can hinder the performance of silicone-based sex toys. 

Sperm-friendly lubes

According to International Journal of Fertility and Menopausal Studies,* some lubricants can inhibit sperm mobility by between 60 and 100% (after 60 minutes of sexual activity).

If you’re trying to conceive, then it’s important to choose a sperm-friendly lubricant. It can also make the conceiving process a little more comfortable, especially if you’re on a sex schedule! 

Lubes for all-night-long sessions

Getting hot and heavy? Silicone-based lubricants are the way to go. They’ll keep everything wetter for longer, which means you won’t have to stop and apply more! Oil-based lubes can also double as a massage oil, which is great for creating intimacy. 

One thing to remember: although oil-based lubes will keep you going all night, they can lead to spilt condoms if overused.

Whatever your reason for loving a good lubricant, make be sure to try all the varieties and dosages of lube out there to ensure your sex is the best of the best.

*Source: Kutteh WH, Chao CH, Ritter JO, Byrd W. Vaginal lubricants for the infertile couple: effect on sperm activity. International Journal of Fertility and Menopausal Studies. 1996 Jul-Aug;41(4):400-404. 

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