Seven Reasons to Choose a Silicone Lubricant
Silicone lubricants and water-based lubricants are very different in terms of the perks that each product has to offer. In my article about using water-based lubes during heterosexual sex, I discussed the great ways in which water-based lubricants can improve lovemaking. However, I thought that it was important to discuss the ways in which high quality silicone lubricants such as the Pjur Original Silicone Lubricant can help to make sex better too.
What is a silicone lubricant?
Silicone lubes are an alternative to water-based lubricants in that they are actually water-resistant, so they don’t dry up as fast or wash away during use. The ingredients used in a silicone lube may mean that it costs a little more, but because they need replenishing less you’ll get more for your money. For heterosexual couples, there are lots of perks to investing in a decent silicone lubricant. However, the pros and cons of the lubricant need to be considered carefully to ensure that a silicone lubricant is the right kind of lubricant for you.
Silicone lubricants are great for sensitive skin
The molecules used in many silicone lubricants are larger than those contained in a water-based lubricant which means that the product isn’t absorbed into the skin as easily. Because they aren’t as easily absorbed, they cause less irritation to sensitive skin. I suffer with eczema and psoriasis so I have to be very careful about the products that I use near my body. However, my silicone lubricant of choice is the Pjur Original Silicone Lubricant which I have used on many occasions with no adverse effects.
Silicone lubricants are great for anal sex
Unlike the vagina, the anus is not self-lubricating so there is a real danger of causing harm (and a great deal of discomfort) to someone if you have anal sex without a lubricant. Furthermore, by using a lube, the risk of abrasions and infections is vastly reduced so that anal sex is much more enjoyable for both parties. You can use a water-based lubricant for anal sex, but it will require regular replenishment because the anal canal absorbs the fluids. With a silicone lubricant close to hand, less replenishment is required which means that you have more time to concentrate on pleasure.
Please note, if using sex toys, it is important to check that your silicone lubricant is compatible with the products.
A silicone lubricant will last longer than a water-based lubricant
Silicone lubricants are great value for money because they last much longer than water-based lubricants and fewer applications are required. During my first application of the Pjur Original Silicone lubricant, I noticed that the fluid wasn’t too thick so it was easy to apply. With just a few drops, the product gave a great coverage and was really long lasting.
A silicone lubricant can be used during water-play
Silicone lubricants don’t break down in water, so they are ideal for those times when you want a little fun in the bath, shower or private pool. Water-based lubricants tend to wash away in water so they aren’t as effective. However, a liberal helping of silicone lube in the shower will go a very long way.
A silicone lubricant can be used for sensual massage
Because high quality silicone lubricants are kind to skin and give long lasting coverage, they are perfect for erotic massage. I put the Pjur Original Silicone Lubricant to the test and enjoyed a sensual and highly erotic massage with my partner. The liquid is unscented and glides easily against the skin so it felt heavenly. However, the product does leave a slight shine against the skin but this was washed away with soap and water so it didn’t cause any issues for me.
Silicone lubricants are condom friendly
Unlike oil based lubricants, a high quality silicone lubricant like the Pjur Original Silicone lubricant can be used safely with condoms, so you can relax and enjoy sex that is comfortable and safe, but very thrilling. Some experts even advise adding a small drop of lubricant into the condom itself to help increase sensation for the male partner during use. However, this isn’t something that we’ve tried. If this is something that worked for you, please let me know by leaving a comment and I’ll update the post.
Add a dollop of silicone lubricant for the perfect hand job
The penis is a sturdy but delicate organ and a hand job without lubricant can be quite a painful affair. However, with a few drops of a slippery silicone lubricant, your hand will glide easily around the shaft of the penis so it feels mind blowing for him, and you don’t end up with hand cramp. It’s the perfect way to reduce friction without losing sensation!
Something to remember about silicone lubricant
If you’re using a silicone lube, you might want to remember that this product is not suitable for use with silicone sex toys. If you aren’t sure whether your toys are compatible, err on the side of caution and use a water-based lubricant instead. Silicone lubricants are also known to leave residue on your bed sheets, so try not to make a mess or use a lube with an easy dispensing lid like the Pjur Original Silicone Lubricant.
Where can I buy a high quality silicone lubricant?
If you want to buy your own silicone lubricant, take a look at Pjur. As the first company in the world to develop and market silicone lubricants, they work tirelessly to ensure that they deliver nothing short of innovation and top quality in all of their personal lubrication products. For more information about the products available from Pjur, check out the incredible selection of products on the Pjur website.
If you have any questions about lubes or you aren’t sure whether your product is compatible, I’m happy to help.
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