Oil-Based vs Water Based Lubes
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Explained: Oil-Based vs Water-Based Lubes

We’re giving you the lowdown on lubes because choosing the right personal lubricant should never be an afterthought.

You might tend to think of lube as something you don’t usually need until you really, really need it. And when that time comes, you end up reaching for the trusty all-purpose jar of coconut oil in your drawer. While it may be convenient to go for what’s easy, it’s very important to know what personal lubricant is right for you and what it is made of.  That’s why we’re giving you a quick lowdown on the pros and cons of personal lubricants so you don’t have to worry about it in the heat of the moment. So, let’s talk about Oil-Based vs. water-based Lubes.

 

Oil-Based Vs. Water-Based Lubes

The key differences lie in the ingredients used. The best water-based lubricants contain natural thickeners found in plants which give it a smooth texture. Oil-based lubricants may contain oils such as coconut or olive oil which is great for your skin and massages.

Oil-Based vs Water Based Lubes

Which One Is Kinder To My Body?

Oil-based lubes have a nourishing quality that lasts long so there is no need for multiple applications. Our all-natural Slick is made with a blend of natural oils. Water-based lubes are usually made of natural ingredients and have fewer chemicals. Made with just 5 ingredients, Glide  water-based lubricant is all-natural and contains zero additives like fragrances, glycerin, silicone, parabens, or petroleum. 

How Do They Compare In Feeling?

Oil-based lubricants can be used for massages during foreplay. Their consistency is silky and makes them easier to spread so you can cover more surface area with them which can be a good thing for your body. Water-based lubes also feel extremely natural as their texture resembles the consistency of what your body organically produces.

Oil-Based vs Water Based Lubes

What Else Should I Know Before I Make My Choice?

When thinking about ‘Oil-Based vs. water-based Lubes’, the answer is pretty simple. The best personal lubricants are the ones that are free from nasty chemicals like glycerin and parabens. It’s also best to avoid any that contain petrochemicals as they can cause burning sensations after or during use. As a rule of thumb, go for something that is natural or plant-based like Glide or Slick to minimise any adverse reactions. So, which one is the best? Well, that depends on your requirements. BTW, these make for the best wedding gifts if paired with vibrating personal massagers

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