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10 Reasons Why Silicone Lube Is the Ultimate Bedside Sex Condiment
Silicone lube is the perfect complement to many sexcapdes. A little dab will do ya when you want to yabba dabba do it!
Silicone lubes get a bad rap for being the harbinger of death for all sex toys.
Uh, okay. See ya!
WAIT! That’s not technically true. And I’ll get to the bottom of that later. You see, I think that high quality silicone lubes like überlube are not getting the credit that they deserve.
Not too many people would disagree that sex is always better when it’s wetter. But vaginal lubrication isn't a tap you can turn on at will and you don’t always get sufficiently wet down there just because you want to get wet.
There are times when you need more prepping before sex. Or your vag just doesn’t want to cooperate because of stress, menopause, medication use, and health conditions.
And sometimes, you just want to enjoy longer sex, steamy shower play, or go for some adventurous backdoor action. *Spoiler alert: your anal passage DOES NOT self-lubricate.*
Read: 7 Anal Sex Mistakes You DO NOT Want to Make
Whatever floats your boat, silicone lubes have got your back. Available online or at your local drugstore or sex shop they’re one of the reasons why many folks have leveled up their MEH sex game to AHHH-mazing!
Silicone lubes are thick in consistency and silky, slippery, and smooth in texture. They’re great because of their staying power.
Silicone is a man-made polymer derived from naturally occurring silicon and other organic substances. Scientists can manipulate this polymer so that consumers can benefit from its valuable properties. These include being inert, hydrophilic, hypoallergenic, and non-toxic.
In short, silicone is tolerated well by humans and the environment. That’s why it’s commonly used in the medical field (think implants and catheters) and various personal care items—sex toys and lubes included.
The Best Reasons to Use Silicone Lube
1. More hours of slippin’ and slidin’ fun.
Unlike silicone lube’s sister from another mister (water-based lube), it doesn’t evaporate or absorb into the skin. That means it lasts as long as you want, wherever you want.
2: Say NO to nasty ingredients.
Premium silicone lubes like überlube don’t have the nasty preservatives and chemicals found in some water- and oil-based lubes.
Some of these ingredients can disrupt the natural vagina and anus pH levels, making them more susceptible to infection.
For instance, coconut oil which some people love as an (oil-based) lube, has a higher pH level (5.5-7.3) than the vagina. According to Healthline, this can mess with your normal vaginal flora, making you susceptible to yeast and other infections, especially if you are already prone to them.
3: Buh-bye mood killer, hello O!
Silicone lube is thick and long-lasting. Nothing screams instant mood killer than constant lube reapplication or the oh-so-sexy fart sounds of a near empty bottle.
With water-based lubes, you'll likely have to reapply—not with silicone-based lubes. I mean, you don’t want to get interrupted when you’re on the verge of orgasm, right?
4: A little goes a long way.
Yeah, silicone lubes are often initially more expensive than water-based and oil-based lubes. But they can lock in the slipperiness the longest.
That means a simple drop or squeeze of your fave silicone lube will get the job done (vs. pouring a water-based lube like gravy from time to time).
5: Penetration shouldn't be painful.
You could get noticeably dry down there for a lot of reasons. Menopause, stress, douching, medication use, and certain health conditions are some of them.
And that means trying to get a penis or a sex toy inside can hurt like hell. Because your skin doesn’t absorb silicone lube, a well-lubricated insertion can be pleasurable, not painful.
6: Don’t forget the A-hole.
Unlike the vagina, your bum doesn't produce its own lubricant. Silicone lube is ideal for anal play because it doesn’t dry out as quickly as water-based lube.
Now you can add a waterslide to your backdoor adventure.
7: Let’s get wet and wild!
Silicone is inherently hydrophobic, meaning it will not mix with water. EVER.
Shower sex? Bathtub romp? SURE! Why not?
This lube guarantees you’re diving smoothly in water territory. Just make sure to clean up any excess lube on your tub or shower if you don’t want to slip and end up taking an embarrassing trip to the ER.
8: It’s not as messy as it seems.
A common complaint about silicone lube is that it can get messy. But thick silicone lube stays where you apply it. That means it’s less likely to spill from your body onto your sheets.
And because one application goes a long way, you don’t need to stop the action to add more lube. There’s less chance of a spill if there are fewer times you're reaching for a bottle of lube on your nightstand.
9: Doubles as a skin moisturizer.
Premium silicone lubes like überlube contain other ingredients like tocopheryl acetate (don’t worry, that’s good ol’ vitamin E) that leave your skin feeling moisturized and smooth after use.
Gone are the days of running straight to the bathroom to wash off a icky, sticky mess after sex. You'll be happily moisturized and raring to go for round two!
10: You sneaky, multipurpose lube.
Aside from leaving your skin plump and smooth, you can use silicone lubes on various parts of your body.
You can use it to tame your hair or apply it to your skin before engaging in any sports to avoid chafing or simply stop the chub rub.
Silicone Lube Dos and Don'ts
DO use silicone lube during anal sex. It’s thick and long-lasting for less reapplication and more comfort. Plus, it reduces skin tears and friction, thereby lowering infection risks.