Owning a sex toy company comes with many perks but you may be surprised that the best products we have found that customers say make sex better is lubricant. This one simple, inexpensive addition to your sex life can transform it into something spectacular.
Sadly, there seems to be an incorrect assumption through social and mainstream media that younger women do not need to use vaginal lubrication as they should always be wet, and if they aren’t, then they have a problem. Levels of vaginal secretions vary between women and can be affected by: stress, anxiety, relationship issues, hormonal changes, medical conditions and medications. The truth is lubricants can benefit both men and women, whatever their age. Lubrication isn’t only for women’s pleasure; it can also make sex feel pleasurable for men too, proper lubrication can eliminate any pain or discomfort you may feel during sex and help you maintain a steady enough rhythm so that you can orgasm easier. Having a well-lubricated penis not only enhances pleasure but also prevents damage or abrasion to the delicate tissues of the vagina and penis. Lubrication also makes condoms much more effective and less susceptible to ripping and breaking due to friction.
To begin, when having vaginal or anal intercourse, the area can sometimes be very dry. Lubrication can moisten those areas, which can allow for proper stretching of the skin and tissue when inserting toys or the penis. Lubrication also allows for there to be less rubbing and friction as the shaft is pushed deeper into the cavity. When too much friction occurs because of dryness, the cavity becomes susceptible to tearing and fissures. Fissures are tears in the lining of the anal or vaginal cavity that can cause bleeding and discomfort during sex and increase the risk of transmitting sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV. Chronic anal fissures can even require surgery, which can be quite painful during bowel movements and recovery.
There are thousands of different types of lubricants on the market, and it can be a little overwhelming especially when they all claim to do the same thing. You need to consider what type of lubricant you want to use, as some lubricants create tingling sensations or are dyed, which can cause allergic reactions or irritation. There is nothing worse than a burning vagina or penis. Here’s a break down of some of the types of lubricants and their uses:
Flavoured lubricants can be great for oral sex. However, most contain sugar, which can lead to yeast infections. Here at Intimate Events, we sell Jo Gelato flavoured lubricants, which are water-based personal lubricant designed to enhance foreplay and comfort of intimacy. Formulated using a pure plant sourced glycerine; this product provides a comfortable glide using quality ingredients. Each flavour profile is created around a base that is sugar, paraben and propylene glycol free for a gentle glide that is never sticky or tacky and has no after-taste. Jo Gelato lubricants can be purchased here: https://intimateevents.com.au/shop-online/essentials/jo-gelato/
Water based lubricants as the name suggests – meaning that water is their main ingredient. These are the most versatile of all the lubricant types as they are safe for all sexual activities, even for use with silicone sex toys and condoms. These are the most popular choice of lubricant, being non-staining and many can be ingested in small amounts during sex. They are also safe to use with latex condoms and diaphragms. Water based lubricants also have the added benefit of being incredibly easy to wash off after use, leaving your skin clean, silky smooth and free of any residue. Unfortunately some water-based lubricants dry out easily and become sticky. We highly recommend Pjur Aqua Lubricant; which is a premium class water-based lubricant, which never becomes sticky or messy. It gets completely absorbed by the skin and does not leave an unpleasant film on it. Like all Pjur products, it has undergone strict compatibility tests and, again like all Pjur products has received the highest rating for skin and mucous membrane compatibility. Pjur Aqua is neutral to taste and odour. It is compatible with latex-condoms. Pjur Aqua can be purchased here: https://intimateevents.com.au/shop-online/essentials/pjur-aqua-30ml/
Silicone lubricantsSilicone based lubricants last a very long time, are great for fun in the water and are safe for use with latex condoms. However, silicone lubes CANNOT be used with silicone toys. Using silicone lube on a silicone sex toy can cause bending, warping, and the ruin of a toy. Use a high-quality, water-based lubricant instead. If you want to try a silicone based lubricant we recommend Pjur Original Silicon: Pjur Original is the best selling silicone-based lubricant worldwide. Highly concentrated and very economical, it provides fantastic long-lasting lubrication without becoming sticky or tacky. pjur Original is also ideal for gentle body massages, relaxing every tense muscle. Pjur Original is free from taste, odour and preservatives.Pjur Original Silicone can be purchased here: https://intimateevents.com.au/shop-online/essentials/pjur-original-lubricant-100ml/
Anal lubricants are a must have because the anus isn’t self- lubricating like the vagina. It is important to choose a lubricant that is thicker to last longer to create a better friction barrier. The anus is also tighter than the vaginal opening and you want to ensure that you coat the object that’s being inserted. But it is important to never use anal numbing creams, because it’s like going to the dentist when they numb your mouth; it doesn’t hurt when it happens but the next day can leave you sore.