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There are several things to know about lubrication that are crucial to a healthy sex life.

First off, let's take a closer look at the different kinds of lubricants that are available to you.

Oil and Petroleum based lubes: There are many of these products to choose from, like Vaseline and baby oils, which are NOT recommended for use with sex toys at all. We do not recommend the use of these products for two main reasons : They will harm sex toys made of Latex and even jelly (most dildos are made of either one) and they will deteriorate and break down latex condoms (NEVER use petroleum based lubricants with condoms !). Petroleum based lubricants may also cause vaginal infection.

Water based Lubes : These Lubes are the most recommended kind of lubrication for both sex toy and condom lubrication. Water based lubricants (i.e: O'My, Sliquid, Id etc ...) are easy to clean and they will not stain sheets (as will petroleum based lubes). These lubes are friendly to every sex toy and they are so easy to clean ... The only disadvantage to water based lubricants is that they dissolve in water. If you want to use your toys under the shower or in the tub, we recommend a silicone based lubricant (as long as the toy is not made of silicone).





Silicone based Lubricants: Silicone based lubricants are fairly new to the market. They resemble water lubes in almost every aspect, except that they are more resistant to water and they must NOT be used with silicone based toys (some dildos are made of silicone).
These types of lubricants will wash off easily with warm water and a soft hand soap. There is also much to be said regarding personal lubrication. With vaginal insertion of either toy or partner, the woman must be well lubricated to prevent injury and discomfort.

If she is not well lubricated, the experience will not be good for her or her partner. It is up to the women to decide on how much lube she needs. Some will prefer a very wet experience while others might prefer something a little stickier. With Anal penetration, lubrication is crucial. You must ALWAYS use a good amount of lubricant, because the rectum will not lube itself as the vagina. Also the rectum walls are not as solid as the vaginal walls, so you might injure yourself if not properly lubricated.