What is a lubricant?
We are of course talking about personal lubricants. These are products, in gel or liquid form, that make penetration or masturbation easier and more pleasant. In some cases, a personal lubricant is really indispensable. Read on if you want to know more about it.
Which lubricant to use?
If you've never used a lubricant before, we recommend starting with a
water-based lubricant. For example, the brand pjur® has a lubricant that has been specially formulated for novice users: pjur BASIC WATER-BASED. But any other water-based lubricant from our extensive range is ideal to start experimenting with. Then you can also try a silicone-based lubricant. Such a lubricant feels very different and you can also use it in the shower. Eventually, you will become a fan of one type or the other. Or maybe you prefer a hybrid lubricant. Below you will find more information about the different types of lubricants. Which lubricant is the best?
At anteros.shop you will only find the best quality lubricants. The brands we distribute have built up a solid reputation over the years. You can't just find these lubricants in the supermarket. We have the full range of each brand in stock so that you can find the lubricant that suits you best.
But which lubricant should you choose now? That depends on what you want to do with it. We have very specific lubricants for specific applications. Just think of a special lubricant for masturbation, or lubricant for fisting, or for doing anal. We also have lubricants for people with sensitive skin, and many other types. Use the handy menus and filters to quickly make your choice.
Who should use lubricant?
It depends on who you are, what you like to do in bed (or next to it), and who you do it with. If you are young and healthy, have no medical conditions, and you only do it vaginally, then no lubricant is necessary. You can use one to vary the love game, to give an erotic massage, or just to do something different.
For anal sex, or in case of vaginal dryness, a lubricant is absolutely necessary as there is no natural moisture where it is needed. Especially when using a condom, a lubricant is a must, to minimise the risk of tearing.
Types of lubricant Water-based lubricant This type of lubricant feels like a gel. The lubricant is absorbed by the skin after a while, so it also protects the skin and has a moisturising effect. The good quality water-based lubricants never feel sticky and last a long time. They are ideal for a variety of applications and can be used with latex condoms. Water-based lubricant can be easily washed off with water. Silicone based lubricant A silicone based lubricant is more fluid compared to a water-based lubricant. This type of lubricant is not absorbed by the skin and therefore has a longer effect. They are ideal for use in the shower. On the other hand, you can't just wash them away with water alone, so you should also use soap or a sex toy cleaner. Some of these lubricants can stain the sheets. Silicone-based lubricant is generally not suitable for use with sex toys, but it is suitable for use with condoms. In any case, we recommend that you read the specifications that come with each product. Oil-based lubricant As the name implies, these lubricants are made on an oil basis. These lubricants feel different from the previous ones. Some resemble soft margarine and are used for fisting. Oil-based lubricants are absolutely not suitable for use with latex condoms. Hybrid lubricant A hybrid lubricant is a mixture of two types of lubricant, for example water-based and silicone-based. This type of lubricant has a different consistency compared to the other types. Some examples of hybrid lubricant are the highly sought after SPUNK Lube Hybrid and Mister B Fist Lube. They feel very nice and you can play fun games with them. Lubricant for specific applications Anal lubricant These lubricants contain special ingredients to facilitate penetration through the anus. Some anal lubricants also have a relaxing effect, making the anus open more easily. Lubricant for women They are specially formulated for the woman's skin and they do not affect the pH of the vagina. Fisting lubricant These are special lubricants for fisting, where the anus has to endure extra. They are often hybrid lubricants. The brand Mister B has excellent products for this. Flavoured lubricant They are used for oral sex to avoid getting a bad aftertaste from regular lubricant. They are available in countless different flavours. The brands JO® and SWISS NAVY® have a very extensive range of these. Lubricant for sex toys This type of lubricant has been specially formulated to be used with sex toys. A classic water-based lubricant often doesn't stick well to the sex toy, and it drips off. Especially when applying it is sometimes fumbling. This problem is solved with a special lubricant for sex toys. In addition, they are formulated to be safe for use with all types of sex toys, without affecting the – sometimes delicate – surface. Masturbation lubricant This type of lubricant for men is specially formulated to provide a better experience while masturbating. There are also special products for masturbation for women, but these are usually sprays or serums. You can find them in the stimulants for her. Lubricant for sensitive skin
pjur® med brand has a whole range of lubricants for people with sensitive skin. These products contain the highest quality ingredients, without harmful substances for the skin. The other brands in our range also usually have a few products with natural ingredients in their range. Click here to see all our lubricants for sensitive skin. How should you use lubricant?
Apply lubricant to the penis or sex toy and rub with your hand. You have to decide the amount yourself. Some like to have a lot of lubricant, others prefer to do it with little. If it feels good for you and your partner, then it's okay.