Which Lube Should You Choose?
If you're using lube in your sexual encounters you're already a step ahead of the game. That being said, when things get hot and heavy it's sometimes tricky to know which lube to choose. Before we go too far, let us just say that you don't have to have just one lube in your arsenal - in fact, we recommend keeping both a silicone lube and a water-based lube on hand so you can use the one that will work best for your activity of choice.
Below, we break down a few common scenarios when you'll want to use lube, and match the right lube to those situations. While using lube is almost always better than not using lube, silicone and water-based lubes each have their strengths and it's a good idea to keep them in mind when reaching for a bottle.
1. For a Quickie
2. With Toys
3. For Anal Play
1. For Marathon Sessions
One of the best things about silicone lube is how long-lasting it is. Penchant Premium, our silicone personal lubricant, doesn't dry out or get sticky, meaning you can concentrate on enjoying yourself rather than on reapplying lube. This makes it perfect for long, unhurried sessions.
2. For Water Play
Want to get adventurous in the pool, hot tub, or shower? Since water can strip away a woman's natural lubricant, you'll want to add in your favorite lube to make a comfortable, enjoyable experience for you both. Silicone lube is an all-star in these situations, holding up and providing lubrication when you need it most. It won't wash away in water (unlike a water-based lube), so you can use it with confidence. As a note of caution, this lube makes things super slippery, so avoid spilling it on the shower floor. Going down on your partner = sexy. Falling down because of your lube = not so much.
3. For a Sensual Massage
At Penchant we love a good multi-tasking product which is why we reach for silicone lube when it comes time for a sensual massage. Silicone lubricant can act like a massage oil, gliding easily and leaving skin soft and touchable. And if your massage moves into more erogenous territory, it's an easy transition to use the lube in a more traditional way. Read our tips for how to make your next massage the best one yet and grab your favorite bottle.
When it comes down to it, safe sex is the best sex, and the good news is you don't have to compromise when it comes to your lube. Both silicone and water-based lubes are condom-compatible, so you can rest assured your lube won't degrade the material of your condom. Even better, the simple act of using lube is a safe-sex measure, helping reduce the risk of tears caused by too much friction.