Finding the perfect lube is not an easy task! There are at least a million different products available, which can be totally overwhelming if you’re not sure what you’re looking for.
The first thing you should consider is what basic formulation is best suited for you – silicone or water-based. While these aren’t the only kind of lubes you’ll find, the majority fall into either category.
Silicone lube rocks!
Silicone lubricants, in my opinion, have a number of advantages compared to a water-based product, but one big downfall. Silicone is a fantastic material for sex toys and we here at Afrobotic rave about it quite frequently.
The only downside is that silicone sex toy + silicone lube = melted silicone mess! I’m not talking about Wicked Witch of the West melting into a puddle, but it will break down and ruin your toy. Therefore, you can’t ever use a silicone-based product with your favorite silicone cock.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s talk about the pros – because despite having a treasure chest full of awesome silicone toys, I still love silicone lube.
My favorite thing is that silicone lube tends to last longer than a water-based product. If you’ve got a good product, you won’t be reaching for the bottle throughout your fun, because this stuff lasts. This is definitely the case if you’re playing in the shower – a water-based product will wash down the drain before you have time to even turn on your vibe!
It’s also pretty great for anal sex because it lasts so much longer. One of the keys to great anal sex is lots of quality lube. This is a lesson that you don’t want to learn the hard way!
Finally, with silicone lube, you’re also less likely to end up a sticky mess during sex. A lot of people will say that water-based lube is more like the natural lubricant a woman creates, and I tend to agree.
Unfortunately, in my experience, you’re also much more likely to end up reapplying or with a sticky situation. Silicone is nice and slick, and it stays that way.
In the long run, it’s important to consider these factors and many others. Chances are no one lube will suit your every need, but with a couple of fantastic favorites, you’re sure to cover your bases!
Which are the best silicone lubricants?
Here are a few of my favorites.
i-Lube Personal Silicone Lubricant
This is definitely a winner for frugal shoppers.
It’s one of my favorites and only $15 for 1.7 ounces. I know that doesn’t sound like a lot, but you only need a couple of drops to keep things running smoothly.
It comes in a convenient (and relatively cute) pump bottle that makes application easy and prevents messes. It’s also odor-free and tasteless, so you don’t have to worry about a mouth full of yuck. You really can’t go wrong with this one.
Pjur Woman Bodyglide
This is one of the best silicone lubricants that is made specifically with women in mind. It’s more gentle for those of you who have sensitive skin and is actually a moisturizer.
It’s very slick, long lasting and will definitely enhance your sex life.
Pjur Eros Light Love
This is a thinner version from Pjur’s Eros line. Like Pjur Woman, it’ll set you up for a night of slippery fun without any weird aftertaste.
Personally, I think it is closer to a woman’s natural lubrication than the regular Eros lube, but probably not as good for anal play because it is thinner.
Pjur is without a doubt my favorite brand of lube, but it is a little more expensive. I’ve never heard anyone complain about it and swear that it’s worth the extra cash!
Both Pjur products I’ve suggested here are really great and, to be honest, I probably couldn’t tell them apart in a blind test.
If you have sensitive skin, you should probably stick with the milder Woman, but I highly recommend both. Just a few drops and you’re good to go.
People who don’t use lube don’t know what they’re missing! Even if you don’t think you need it, a quality lube will enhance your bedroom antics and is something every woman should have in their bedroom.
Keep an eye out for a review of water-based lubes, because this silicone slut can’t live without it!