Water-based vs. Silicone-based Lubes: Which is Better?

Sex is supposed to be exciting and romantic. But unlike what you see in TV or movies, it isn’t always that amazing. It can sometimes be uncomfortable, especially if you or your partner isn’t able to stay naturally wet during your long and passionate lovemaking.

Studies show that most women with busy and stressful lifestyles experience higher chances of vaginal dryness and this can correspondingly affect their sex life.

The lubrication plays an integral part in decreasing the friction during intercourse and it is important that users understand the options available.

Silicon Oil Lubricants

Silicone-based lubricants are conventional lubricants used in most condoms today. They offer the main advantage of lasting longer as it is composed of oil and less susceptible to be evaporated. However, they are not as versatile as the water-based type. Unless you can tolerate it, silicone-based lubes cannot be used during oral sex due to their composition.

Water-Based Lubricants

Water-based lubricants are what most users would refer to the all-purpose lube. As the name suggests, this type of lubricant is water-soluble, which accounts for almost all of its properties. They are a gaining lubricant type today, and there are lots of reasons of why. For one, they are much less messy and sticky compared to their silicon-based counterparts. They can be easily cleaned up from your clothing, sheets, and even from your skin.

When it comes to versatility, water-based lubricants clearly have the edge. They are suitable to be used in any form of intercourse, and with almost any sex toys. They are also compatible with latex contraceptives like condoms and diaphragms. Another advantage, and perhaps the most important is that they rarely cause irritation and is considered generally gentle and safe.

The key advantage would be that water based lubrication is its stain free nature. After a nice heated moment, the last thing anyone wants to do, is to clean up the mess that would come with silicon oil. Imagine the last time you had to clean up the post-event in the morning with all the grease over the table side?

Aoni has already recognized the benefits of the water-based lubricant and has applied it to its condoms. They call it the “mess-free” experience which is also one of many other selling features of their products. To experience it today – click here!