What’s the Best Type of Lube? | The Pros and Cons of Silicone, Water, and Oil-Based Lubricants



We’ve all been there.

Quietly slipping down that aisle of the pharmacy to peruse a wall of personal lubricants of all brands and flavors, only to snatch the nearest bottle and make a beeline for the checkout counter the second anyone else turns down the aisle.

But choosing the personal lubricant that’s right for you takes more thought and consideration than a mad grab for the closest bottle of whatever looks best.

Need a hand deciding?

We’re breaking down the different types of lube to help you choose the one that’s right for you.

Get incomparable slickness with silicone-based lubricants

When it comes to choosing the best type of personal lube, I think we can all agree that wetter is better.

Silicone-based lubricants will give you an (almost) unrivaled slickness that is long-lasting, condom-safe, and won’t dissolve during water play in the shower, pool, or hot tub.

But it’s not without its downsides.

Long-lasting is fun in the momentnot so much once that moment has passed. You’ll need a thorough cleaning with soap and water to do away with sticky, slippery residue that doesn’t just evaporate on its own.

These types of lubricants are also not toy-safe and will damage your favorite silicone playmates when it comes in direct contact with toys.

Of course, this is all second to the fact that using synthetic ingredients like silicone for sexual play may not be the most health-conscious option.

Those who are conscious of the products they use and the ingredients that go into making them may think twice before choosing a silicone-based lube over a natural alternative.

Play it safe with water-based lubricants

Don’t want to damage those toys that were no small investment?

Water-based lubricants are toy and condom-safe, a breeze to clean up, and a slightly more health-conscious option as long as they are free of glycerin, parabens, and petrochemicals.

Upsides aside, they aren’t perfect.

Water-based lubricants are second to their silicone counterparts when it comes to slick-factor, and you will need to keep that bottle close at hand for repeat applications as it’s quick to evaporate once applied.

Oh — and they’re also loaded with preservatives to keep bacterial contamination from forming.

Sexy, right?

Get the best of both worlds with an all-natural, coconut-oil based lubricant

When it comes to the best type of personal lubricant, our CocoLube is pretty tough to beat.

Our unique formula of coconut-derived oils gives you the same sensuous hydration as silicone-based lubricants without any synthetic downsides to worry about.

And we did say best of both worlds, didn’t we?

Our coconut oil-based lubricant is toy-safe, long-lasting, non-greasy, and free of glycerin, parabens, petrochemicals, and preservatives to make it the world’s healthiest natural lubricant on the market.

But babes, be warned.

Not all oil-based lubricants are created equal, and it goes without saying that not all oil-based lubricants are as safe, as transparent, or as health-conscious as CocoLube.

Always look at the label of whatever it is you’re buying, and do your research on what’s 100% safe and what should be avoided.

Want luxurious, silky smooth hydration for your most intimate moments?

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