2009: Ode to Lube - Types of Lubricant

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Water-Based Lubricants

Water-based lubes, such as Pjur Woman Nude, Wicked Aqua, YES! or Astroglide may be used on virtually any body part, vibrator, masturbation sleeve, erection ring or dildo; it is the most universal lubricant, most used by couples, and is shown to be one of the safest. We’ve got the latest and greatest of the water lube world, and they are sure to have you ditching that old fashioned K-Y in no time.

The greatest advantage of water-based lube is the easy cleanup: You simply rinse off the toy with warm water, and voila! The lube is gone! However, this "no muss, no fuss" quotient also has a down side - if you like to use waterproof toys (during a bath, in a hot tub, what have you), a water-based lubricant will rinse right off -- which really defeats the whole purpose of using lube!

You definitely want to use a water-based lube with anything made of silicone. A silicone lube used on a silicone toy will destroy the toy. Silicone lubricants should not be used on silicone solids because the lube will actually start to dissolve the solid! So stick with a water-based lube for your premium silicone toys, and use silicone lube for the purpose for which it was intended! For a water based anal experience (if silicone toys are involved), try a thicker long lasting water based like Astroglide Gel.


Silicone-Based Lubricants

The best thing about silicone lubricant is that it lasts…and lasts and lasts. Silicone lubes never really get absorbed or evaporate the way a water-based lube may. On the other hand, this also means that getting your toys (and yourself) clean will take a little more effort, but it certainly doesn't need to be sandblasted off. A good soapy wash should do the trick and that can be fun in itself! Silicone lubes are the perfect choice for sensual fun in the water. If you love your waterproof toys (or just love having sex in the water), you and a silicone lubricant will be lifetime companions! Of course, a silicone-based lube is not as readily available at your corner drugstore as a water-based lube, but fortunately, you can get plenty in our King St store or from our online store!

Another note to point out, please keep silicone lubes away from silicone toys. We love silicone toys so dearly, that we don’t want them being ruined by using the wrong lube!

Maxxie’s favourite is the concentrated Pjur Body Glide and the super sleek Super Slyde.


Flavoured Lubricants

Flavoured lubricants are great for oral sex and we highly recommend them. Although some may taste like cough syrup, or a chemically foreign flavor, our Swiss Navy flavours are delicious in Strawberry Kiwi, Pina Colada, and Candy Cane! As it contains no sugar, its delicious, long lasting and…makes a great dessert. Mmmm. That's all for this week... Next time, we'll give you a peek inside the world of actually using lubes - how much, when, and experimentation.


Until then... Love Maxxxie!

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