There are many lubricant types couples use to get things extra heated in the bedroom. Some tingle, some warm, some cool, and so on, but what are they made of and what option is best for you and your partner? There are two main types of lubricants sold: silicone or water-based lube. Oil is also the base of some lubricants, but it’s not nearly as popular as these two. Both silicone and water-based work well, but when you’re using sex toys or an RX Sleeve, you should be cautious about the lubricant types you use and do your research. 

Silicone-Based Lubricants

Silicone-based lubricants are hypoallergenic, long-lasting, and rarely cause a reaction, but if you’re using these lubricant types for a penis sleeve or sex toys, you may want to reconsider. If you’re debating silicone or water-based lube when using your RX Sleeve, steer clear of silicone. Because our penis sleeves are made of silicone as well, the lubricant can actually eat away and degrade the quality of your sleeve. The two similar materials react to each other and cause the surface of the sleeve to break down over time. 

This not only results in having to spend more money, but, more importantly, creates an environment that bacteria can thrive in. This could potentially transmit STIs and other diseases to your partner if you’re using your sleeve with more than one partner. Whether you’re using silicone or water-based lube, be sure to clean and disinfect your sleeve after every use. 

Water-Based Lubricants

Water-based lubricants are ideal for silicone sex toys because they don’t react with the materials. When it comes to lubricant types, water-based is the most common because they’re easy to clean up and are typically very gentle on the skin. After all, water is just about as natural as you can get when it comes to lubrication. These lubes are great because they’re the most common and can be used in practically any activity in the bedroom.

This versatile lube is also safe to use with condoms. Other lubricant types, like oil, can cause rips or tears in condoms, ruining the mood and creating greater risk of STI transmission. So, when you’re questioning silicone or water-based lube, be sure to know what your specific needs are and cater to the sex toys your using for optimal use and pleasure. For silicone toys, always go with water-based lubricant to keep things in their best condition. 

In all things, communication is most important with your partner. Whether you’re an experience pro with the sleeve or using it for the first time, be sure to discuss what you both need when it comes to sex. Managing ED can be difficult, but at RX Sleeve, we’re here to make things a little easier and get you back on track and closer than ever with your partner. Explore our custom sleeves and other products today from RX Sleeve!

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