Weigh In About Oral Application
Do you plan on tasting or licking the area after it's been lubricated? Especially if you enjoy long sex sessions where you like to alternate between penetration and oral sex, you'll want to choose a lubricant that has a neutral or pleasurable taste. If you're trying to find a good taste, I recommend selecting sample-sized bottles to try out the taste before picking up a gigantic bottle. Some people prefer a neutral/organic lubricant for the very-slight medicinal taste over the flavored lubricants that can occasionally taste extremely fake. If you'll be using the lubricant around a sensitive vagina, make sure to ensure the lubricant has minimal (preferably none) amounts of sugar in it.
Know Your Body
Part of choosing a good lubricant includes knowing about your body. This is especially important for those who have to take care of a vagina. If you have sensitivities, some lubricants can upset the balance of the vagina. Make sure to choose to experiment with different types of lubricant if you find irritation after a specific one. Most lubricants are made with different ratios of ingredients, so finding a good lubricant may be a matter of trying out a variety of choices. If you know you have sensitivities, look for lubricants that are labeled as organic or pH-balanced to reduce the likelihood of any problems.
Think About Your Fertility
Did you know that most lubricants can make it more difficult to conceive? Because of how they're designed and how much "thicker" they can make the vaginal canal to get through, they can hinder efforts to get pregnant. It's not a method of birth control by any means, but if you've been having trouble conceiving, it may be time to take a closer look at your lubricant. If pregnancy is your goal, check out lubricants especially made for couples who want to get pregnant. A couple brands to check out include Astroglide TTC, Pre-Seed, Yes Baby, and Sasmar Conceive Plus. If nothing else, consider switching to an organic lubricant to reduce some of the harsher ingredients that may reduce your likelihood of conception.
Ponder About Special Sensations
If you're looking for more than just slickness during sex, it's time to explore a lubricant equipped with special sensations. While most lubricants are just designed to lubricate, the most-recent trend includes lubes designed to stimulate. If you'd like to add something more to your sensation, consider a lube that warms, cools, tingles, or numbs. If either of you have skin or genital sensitivities, make sure to apply it very lightly and be prepared to stop if the lubricant causes irritation. While many couples can enjoy these sensation-filled lubricants without a problem, some people find that the ingredients can cause unpleasant feelings.
There are hundreds of sexual lubricants out there to choose from, but now you have a good basis of what to look for when you're selecting a good one for you or for you and a partner. Help narrow down your choices by looking for these things to pick a lube that works best for your needs. Oh, and enjoy the "trial phase." It's a great time to make fun excuses as to why you need to open that new bottle tonight!