Water-Based or Silicone Lube: Which is Best for Pleasure?Erospa
One of the most debated topics in sex is what kind of lube to use: water-based or silicone lube? So which is best for pleasure? Truth is, they each have their own uses. Let’s dive deep into this slippery issue.
Is water-based or silicone lube that different? A better question may be when should you choose silicone or water-based lube? There are those who claim that water-based personal lubricants provide better stimulation, while others prefer silicone-based lube. The answer lies in what kind of sex you will be having, what your toys are made of, and finally your personal preference. Keep on reading to find out how to glide right.
What Is a Water-based Lube?
You may ask yourself: is water a lubricant? The answer is yes, but it is very short-lived since it absorbs so quickly. Water-based lubricants are made with water and various ingredients that, when added together, help to even out moisture, retain it better, and gives that desired slippery consistency.
But not all water-based lubes are created equal. Cheaper ones contain ingredients that can cause health issues over time, and others that can create an allergic reaction. To be sure, the best water-based lube should not include glycerin or parabens. Look for a product that is either natural or organic.
Key takeaways for water-based lube
- Smooth and slick
- 100% Water-Based
- Works with most toys
- Easily rinse off with water after use
Of the best water-based lubricant, Erospa’s unique Organic Water-Based Personal Moisturizer formula stands out as an organic personal lubricant without perfume, alcohol, glycerin, parabens, aroma, hormones, or color, this personal moisturizer is ideal for sensitive skin since it is soft and non-irritating.
How Does It Compare To Silicone Personal Lubricant?
What is the difference between water-based and silicone lubricant for sex? As you may have guessed it, the water is replaced with silicone. The base ingredient in silicone-based lube is dimethicone which modifies the viscosity and texture of the lube. It can be found in many beauty products.
Silicone does not dehydrate, so you usually only need to apply it once. It also acts an emulsifier, thickening the viscosity even more. There are definite advantages to using silicone-based lubes, under the right circumstances. We’ll get into that in the next section.
Key takeaways for personal lubricant with silicone
- Thick, silky lube that feels smooth to the touch
- Ideal for anal intercourse
- Longer lasting than most lubes
- And reduces the need for reapplying constantly
One of the best silicone lubricants is Erospa’s Premium Silicone-Based Personal Moisturizer, which is ideal for rougher intercourse and sensual play in the shower or in the spa. It will not stain your sheets and it is free of perfumes, alcohol, parabens, glycerin, oils, dyes, and preservatives.
Silicone Lubricant vs Water Lubricant: Pros and Cons of Each Type
- Easy to clean up with water after.
- Can be used safely with any sex toy.
- A better choice if your skin is sensitive or easily irritated.
- Water-based lubes need to be reapplied as it dries up.
- It cannot be used in the shower or any water play as it will wash away.
- When this lubricant dries, it can get sticky after a while.
- Silicone lubes last longer and does not have to be reapplied.
- Stands up to water, so great for shower or water play.
- The best choice if you plan on a long play session.
- You will need soap and water to clean up after.
- Silicone lube cannot be used with silicone toys as it can damage them.
- It can harm your sperm count if you are trying to get pregnant.
Which Is The Best Personal Lubricant To Use For Your Activity Or Partner?
Although there is no strict rule, one lube may be more appropriate than the other, depending on the situation. They are both great for foreplay, intercourse, masturbation, and sex toy play.
We do recommend a water-based lubricant for women who need a little help of a vaginal moisturizer. This is particularly true when women get older. It is the best lubricant for menopause dryness and for traditional vaginal intercourse.
For some backdoor action, silicone-based makes the best anal lube. The anus does not produce any natural lubricant at all. Can you imagine having anal sex without lube? Ouch!
As mentioned earlier, with silicone lubricant, a little goes a long way. As it does not dry up, you just need to but a good amount at the beginning and you are good to go. If you are also planning a marathon night of sex play, silicone might be your best choice too.
Lubricant for sex toys
Can I use water-based lubricants and silicone-based lubricants? To be able to answer that question, we will have to investigate what the toy is made of.
Water-based lubricant will work with any material. The catch? You may need to reapply it regularly as it dries out. You should only use water-based with toys that are made from silicone, jelly, or CyberSkin, as the water will not damage the toys.
In the case of silicone-based moisturizers, never combine them with silicone toys or the others mentioned above. Why? Because over time the interaction of different silicones can start breaking down and melting, and making you more vulnerable to absorbing some chemicals. Silicone is great for hard plastics, metal, ceramics, granite, wood, and marble.
So what about condoms? The good news is both water-based and silicone-based lubes are safe to use with condoms. The one to avoid with condoms is oil-based lube.
Do I Need To Wash After Using Water-Based or Silicone Lube?
Personal hygiene is very important and you should always wash up after any kind of sexual play. All your best personal lubricants need to be cleaned off.
And the same goes for toys. It is very important to clean them very well and make sure they are completely dried before putting toys away.
Water-based lubes easily wash off with water, making clean-up very simple. Since silicone-based lubricant does not penetrate the skin, it will just stay put. So soap and water is your best friend with silicone. Be delicate but thorough.
So, which personal moisturizer is best for you?
With all the different types of lubricants out there, it can be hard to know which one you should buy. They each have their strengths and weaknesses, so we recommend trying them both before deciding on what kind of lube is best for you. Erospa offers a great selection of lubricants for sex.
The Erospa Organic Water-Based Personal Moisturizer can be used during sexual intercourse or for intimate pleasure. Our water-based lubricant is compatible with sex toys and condoms. Its silky aqueous gel texture allows for increased comfort and a long-lasting glide.
Erospa’s Premium Silicone-Based Personal Moisturizer has been designed to enhance pleasure, prolong intimate activities, and leave your skin feeling soft and smooth! Its ultra-silky and moisturizing formula glides on the skin deliciously and provides increased comfort for a long-lasting playtime.
Buy both of our personal lubricants to see which is your favorite!