What is the difference between water-based, silicone-based, and oil-based lubricants
Many people think that using lubricants is a disgusting or shameful thing, or think that lubricants are used for mature women with vaginal dryness. But is this really the case? This time I want to share with you all kinds of lubricants because lubricants are good friends of sex.
There are two reasons for women’s low secretion: first, insufficient foreplay and the body is not ready; second, the body’s own secretion is low, some are natural, and some are due to the unhealed body, illness, mental stress, menopause after giving birth, Old age and other reasons. In the second case, the use of lubricants can eliminate the discomfort during sex, which is good for both parties, so it is only when choosing the right lubricant to increase the sex index linearly. If your sex life is uncoordinated for a long time, you should consult professionals.
There are three types of lubricants: water-based lubricants, silicone-based lubricants, and oil-based lubricants.
First of all, it should be clear that Vaseline, BB oil, Hand Cream, shower gel, etc. can not be used as lubricants. Because they are all petroleum by-products and contain oil, when used as a lubricant, they will erode the surface of latex condoms, increasing the risk of condoms breaking, and making condoms lose their contraceptive and disease-preventing functions. Besides, since these items will seriously affect the Ph value of women’s vaginas, forming a layer of oil film inside the vagina can cause problems such as vaginitis, odour secretion, and reduction of natural secretion, so do not use these items as lubricants.
Once a girl asked me, she didn't understand why she had no natural secretion at all, and she felt hard during sex. I asked: Have you tried using lubricant to help you? She said: I usually use BB oil as a lubricant, is it bad? It turned out that this girl used BB oil as a lubricant for a long time, which affected her vaginal health and made sex feel uncomfortable.
You may ask: Isn’t it said that there is an oil-based lubricant?
Yes, oil-based lubricant is a kind of lubricant, but it contains oil, and it cannot be used with latex condoms. Oil-based lubricants have a long history. People first used vegetable oils such as olive oil and coconut oil as lubricants, but the oil easily broke latex condoms and affected women’s vaginal health. The oil-based lubricant developed later, added vitamin E, beeswax and other ingredients, can be used for medical purposes as well as sexual purposes.
Since oil-based lubricants cannot be used with latex condoms, why would anyone buy them? The advantage of oil-based lubricants is that they are not volatile, super slippery, and relatively difficult to clean. It can be used for anal sex with non-latex condoms and vaginal sex with non-latex condoms. Some sex toys cannot be used with oily lubricants. Similarly, oil-based lubricants are not recommended for vaginal intercourse because they are not easy to decompose and can easily cause vaginal discomfort.
In the case of fewer people buying, there are very few oil-based lubricants on the market. When choosing lubricants, everyone will choose water-based lubricants and silicone-based lubricants.
What kind of lubricant is usually on the condom? The lubricant of the condom is always slippery to the touch, giving the impression that it is difficult to clean, yes, this is a silicon-based lubricant!
Silicon-based lubricant, the ingredient is silicon-based, usually used to make shampoo, cosmetics, etc. Silicon-based lubricant is not absorbed by the human body, so it has the characteristics of long-lasting lubrication and will not cause harm to the human body. The characteristic of long-lasting lubrication is that silicone-based lubricants do not contain water and are not easy to volatilize. Water-based lubricants are easy to dry if they contain water. However, the moisture-free nature of silicone-based lubricants allows them to be used in water. This is the best choice for people who want to play in the water with mandarin ducks.
Silicon-based lubricants are suitable for vaginal sex, condoms, anal sex, and non-silicone sex toys. This lubricant is really popular!
So are there any disadvantages to silicon-based lubricants?
Silicon-based lubricants cannot be used on pure silicone sex toys, because the chemical interaction between silicon and silicon will cause the silicone surface of the sex toys to be corroded and tiny holes appear. Although the degree of erosion cannot be seen with the naked eye, bacteria will breed in the pores and affect the health of the reproductive area.
Another disadvantage is that it is difficult to clean. Silicon-based lubricants do not contain water. After washing with water, they will still feel slimy and require more cleaning supplies. This is also the performance of long-lasting lubrication, and the amount required during use will be less than that of water-soluble lubricants.
Common brands on the market include eros, pjur, SuperSlyde, etc. Silicon-based lubricants are more popular with people who love anal sex. There is no natural secretion in the anus. Using silicone-based lubricants 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 is the water-based lubricant.
Disadvantages of water-based lubricants include: easy to dry (because most of the ingredients are water), use more than silicone and oily, and may contain glycerin.
Speaking of the problem of glycerin, glycerin has a sweet taste, but it is not sugar. It is a humectant and is widely used in food processing and skincare products. Some articles believe that glycerin does not contain sugar, so it will not cause Candida attacks due to sugar. On the contrary, glycerin may affect the Ph value of the vagina, causing bacterial growth and vaginitis.
Besides, it is said that glycerin will be converted into sugar. Glycerin is alcohol in the chemical structure, and there is no sugar in the structure. When glycerol encounters certain invertase, it may be converted into sugar, causing the growth of Candida. However, these articles do not explain what happens when glycerin is converted into sugar in the vagina.
Regarding the problem of glycerin, the conclusion is that glycerin may affect the vaginal Ph value, thereby increasing the chance of bacterial growth and vaginitis. As for how the conversion of glycerin into sugar affects vaginal health, more information is needed. The KY that everyone often says is actually a brand, not a synonym for lubricants. KY contains glycerin. If you or your female have a history of vaginal infection or are prone to allergies, lubricants containing glycerin should be used with caution.
So how should we choose the water-based lubricant that suits us?
Common brands of water-based lubricants are Durex, Viamax, Pjur, Sliquid, Hathor Aphrodisia, Lelo and so on. To improve the shortcomings of water-based lubricants, there are many water-based lubricants added with plant extracts to create different textures. Some are sticky, some are moister, some are edible and have different flavours. In addition to recommending women not to choose lubricants containing glycerin, everyone should not choose edible water-based lubricants of unknown origin because they are greedy for a while. These unidentified sweet products may contain sugar, and these sugars will make Candida active (Candida prefers an environment with high sugar content, so women with Candida infection will quit sweets), causing Candida to grow.
The edible water-based lubricant produced by reliable brands (such as Hathor Aphrodisia) uses sugar substitutes as a sweet source to avoid damaging the health of the vagina. Water-based lubricants can be used in any way of sexual intercourse, and can also be used on sex toys. It is made to imitate female secretion, easy to clean and easy to absorb.
As for male friends, if you want to enjoy the comfort of a masturbation cup, you can choose water-based lubricants with different viscosities. Since some lubricants are specially used with masturbation cups, they will contain glycerin as a moisturizer to make the lubricant softer, so it is more suitable for men to use. Lubricant is not a patent for women. The silicone masturbation cup can only use water-based lubricants, so men should also pay attention.
If vaginal discharge is sufficient, lubricants are not needed during intercourse. However, when using sex toys and shrinking vaginal balls, lubricants can be used to help items enter the vagina. It can be seen that lubricants are not necessarily used for sexual intercourse.
Don't use poor quality products casually, such as condoms and lubricants, to protect your health and quality sex life. We have to pay attention to many personal needs. Lubricants and condoms are one of the daily necessities. Like sanitary napkins and shampoo, you have to find what you like to feel comfortable.
Seeing this, I wonder if you know something about lubricating fluids?