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How to Choose Vaginal Lubricants

Have you ever chosen self-checkout at the store because there were vaginal lubricants in your cart?  If you felt so awkward buying them at the store, I can bet you didn’t spend much time researching all your available options either, right? However, it is important that you choose the best vaginal lubricants for your needs! Read on to learn the types of lubricants and how to choose the best vaginal lubricants for you and your individual needs. 

When it comes to personal lubricants, there is a variety of types! Lube use is still shrouded in shame, and it can be difficult to make a decision about which one is right for you. What is the best lube for sex or masturbation, for sensitive skin or vaginal dryness? What are the types of lubricants and the differences between them? This article provides suggestions for the best vaginal lubricants for increased sexual pleasure. There are three main types: water-based, silicone-based, and hybrid. Below is further insight into these types and the best vaginal lubricants on the market for each type.

There are a couple of important things to be aware of when using lubricants:

• EVERYONE can benefit from lubricant!

• However, if you choose a lubricant with silicone in it, you should NOT use it in conjunction with a sexual aid that is also made of silicone. This can cause the silicone in the sexual aid to break down, which is not healthy for your body.

• If you’re prone to yeast infections or are trying to get pregnant, some lubricants can predispose you to infections or create a poor environment for sperm. Make sure to do your research on the vaginal lubricant you choose in order to best support your own needs!

• While researching, consider whether lubricant is the best choice for your needs; for example, you might be better suited to utilize a moisturizer instead.

• Always check the ingredients of lubricants to avoid buying products that have ingredients you are allergic to.

Now then, let’s get to the actual recommendations!

Water-Based Vaginal Lubricants

In general, the purpose of vaginal lubricants is to reduce friction and increase comfort and pleasure during sexual activities! Water-based lubricants are water-soluble, meaning they dissolve in water. They are slippery, lightweight, and are meant to mimic the body’s natural lubricant. They are easy to clean up and don’t leave behind stains; although not recommended for use in the bathtub or shower (since they are water-soluble).

Good Clean Love  by BioNude

Good Clean Love is recommended for sensitive body types. It is formulated with all-natural ingredients, with no parabens, petrochemicals, or glycerin included. It is unscented and unflavored so it won’t add any unwanted flavors to oral play, and it is 100% iso-osmotic to match your body’s natural pH balance! This special balance also means that Good Clean Love doesn’t leave any sticky residue behind. This product is formulated to mimic the body’s natural lubrication, by using plant cellulose as a thickening agent. Use code “18751” for 5% off! 

SYLK from Soul Source

SYLK is a unique product from Soul Source, there is truly nothing like it on the market! The product has 30 years of proven success and is made from kiwi vine extract from New Zealand; along with other plant-based ingredients. SYLK has the same pH as the vagina so it is a better option for those who are at risk of frequent vaginal infections. SYLK has a reputation for being great for people with vaginal dryness. It is also clear, tasteless, scentless, and non-staining. No worries on laundry day! This is a go-to lube, safe for many types of play. Use code “18751” for 5% off! 

Sliquid Organics Natural Lubricant from Soul Source

Sliquid Organics Natural Lubricant and the Sliquid company make an impressive effort towards being environmentally friendly. This lubricant is vegan, made in the USA, and packaged in 100% recyclable materials. Sliquid’s Organic Natural Lubricant is aloe vera-based, so it provides natural moisturization and lubrication. Designed to match your vaginal pH range, and made with 95% organic ingredients, you can have trust in this product. It’s unflavored, unscented, non-staining, so it won’t be sticky or tacky and clean-up will be a breeze! Use code “18751” for 5% off! 

Satin by Sliquid Naturals

Much like the rest of the Sliquid Naturals line, this lubricant is designed to match your pH; and is paraben, DEA, and sulfate-free. Sliquid Satin has natural moisturizers, including Carrageenan, Aloe Vera, and Vitamin E; but what is unique about Sliquid Satin is that it is essentially two products in one. It can be used with most types of sexual aid materials. It is a personal lubricant used during sexual activities, but also a daily moisturizer for those with chronic dryness issues. That’s right, this product can be used every day! Use code “LAURA10” for 10% off!

Silicone Vaginal Lubricants

When compared to water-based vaginal lubricants, silicone lubricants are a bit more long-lasting! The consistency is a bit thicker and slicker than water-based products. It will also work well if you plan on using this product in the shower or bathtub. However, they are a bit trickier to clean up than their water-based counterparts.

Silver by Sliquid Naturals

Sliquid Silver is made of medical-grade silicone and is also glycerin and paraben-free. What’s nice about the silicone lubricant is that it’s 100% waterproof so a few drops go a long way. This is one of the best products for lubrication after hysterectomy or menopause. It’s important to note that while it does clean up easily with soap and water, it can stain some sheets and clothes. Sliquid Silver is vegan-friendly and a wonderful choice for those who need their lubrication to last a long time. Use code “LAURA10” for 10% off! 

Pink Silicone Sexual Lubricant from Amazon

Made of a silicone blend with added botanicals like Vitamin E and Aloe Vera, Pink Silicone Natural Lubricant is also water-resistant, glycerin-free, and paraben-free. It’s unscented and flavorless as well, which means it won’t interfere with your sexual play. It’s important to note that this lubricant is safe for nonporous toys only, so if using it with toys, make sure to check what yours are made of. Pink Silicone Natural Lubricant is long-lasting, so it can be a great choice for someone who needs to take their time, or just if you want to get some extended sexual time.

Swiss Navy Silicone Lubricant by Swiss Navy

Swiss Navy Silicone Lubricant is made of high-grade hypoallergenic silicone and is 100% non-absorbent. It is long-lasting, much like the other silicone lubricants, making it one of the best lubes for sensation, as its silky smooth feeling lasts a long time. Another great factor of Swiss Navy is their bottle design. The bottle is designed to be leakproof, ergonomic for one-hand pumping, and it has a locking mechanism making it great for travel. 

Hybrid Vaginal Lubricants

Hybrid vaginal lubricants are a combination of water-based and silicone-based vaginal lubricants. They will last longer than water-based lubricants, but likely not longer than silicone-based lubricants. They are usually slightly more water-based, so the cleanup is usually still pretty easy. However, the texture is a bit more creamy because of the addition of the silicone. So, if you’re looking for a happy medium between the first two options, perhaps hybrid is a good choice for you!

Silk by Sliquid

Sliquid Silk is a purified water and silicone blend that remains glycerin and paraben-free. It is vegan-friendly and comes in 100% recyclable packaging. An important note is that you can use this product with latex, rubber, and plastic bedroom accessories, but NOT with anything silicone. Unlike some of its strict silicone counterparts, Sliquid Silk cleans up easily, and you don’t have to worry about stains. It is also longer lasting than some of the water-based options as well. Use code “LAURA10” for 10% off!

I hope you found these vaginal lubricant recommendations informative and that you’ve found the best vaginal lubricants to meet your needs. If you have any questions, or you are still aren’t sure which item best meets your needs please reach out to me or find a physical therapist in your area who can help you. Your journey is important! 

P.S. Head over to Instagram and let’s connect in the DMs! I’m always here for you if you have any questions about lubricants, or if you just need a hype woman in your own personal health journey!

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