Monday, September 28, 2020

Types of lubricants - Breakdown by composition and properties

October 29, 2019

Lubricants are special gels designed to reduce friction during intercourse. In shops we can choose between a wide range of intimate gels. Lubricants can be divided according to their composition or their properties.

Lubricants based on water or silicone

Most of the lubricants available on the market can be divided into two categories: water-based gels and silicone-based gels. The former have the most natural composition and are therefore the most skin-friendly, without causing allergic reactions. They don't cause condom damage. They are less sticky and very easy to clean. They are also more friendly to wallets.

Silicone based products are better suited for anal sex, water sex or simply longer games. Thanks to their composition, they are more efficient and stay on the skin longer. But it also has the other side: they can cause irritation and allergy. They are also more troublesome when it comes to cleaning. Also be careful when using this type of lubricant with silicone erotic toys. They can react with each other and as a result gadgets can be destroyed.
It is very rare to find oil lubricants. However, they are not recommended because they damage condoms and erotic gadgets and often contribute to allergies and infections of intimate areas and bladder. Other substances, such as petroleum jelly or ultrasound gels, may also be used as lubricants. However, experimenting with various measures can be risky and it is better to use tried and tested measures.

Lubricants for special tasks

The simplest erotic gels are colourless and odourless. For extremely sensitive people, hypoallergenic gels that do not cause allergic reactions are the best choice. However, for more demanding customers, a whole range of flavour and fragrance lubricants is available. They make the ratio more attractive and are harmless if consumed. In this group we can often find lubricants with two uses, which can be used as a moisturizing gel during both sex and massage. It should be remembered, however, that due to additional substances in the composition of these gels are often the cause of irritation and sensitization of intimate places. Lubricants with added sugar, which may cause bacterial growth, should be avoided.

There are also various types of lubricants on the shelves to enhance the experience. These are gels containing active substances with warming, cooling or tingling properties.

The other category is fertiliser supportive gels. They contain substances designed to create an appropriate pH, thereby increasing the motility of sperm and prolong their life. The other side of the coin is a contraceptive spermicidal lubricant. Their main ingredient is nonoxynol-9, which has a spermicidal effect. However, it is a strong chemical substance that can cause irritation and increase the risk of infection. It should also be remembered that the use of such lubricants is not a 100% method of pregnancy prevention.