Look at the ingredient list, the only time when less is more with lube! The fewer and more natural ingredients the better.

Steer clear of any chemical based preservatives, parabens and petroleum.

Check the Osmolality of water-based lube, most lubes do not display this but are obligated to give you this information and should have it on their website. Osmolality is the measure of concentration of dissolved particles per unit of water in a water-based liquid. This is what helps draw your skin’s natural moisture out, so you don’t want it to be too high or it will dehydrate the skin and cause irritation. The W.H.O (World Health Organisation) stated the maximum Osmolality in water-based lubes should not be higher than 1200m0sm\kg (MAX).

Check the PH balance of the Lubricant, it should be within the ideal range of 3.5- 4.5PH as the Vagina’s ideal PH level is between 4- 4.5PH but this fluctuates during your ovulation cycle. If it is not PH balanced or you have a sensitive PH level in your vagina, it can cause a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection).

When shopping around you will see there is a lot out there, warming, tingling, and all types of flavours, which can be loads of fun but with these go with caution as these are often packed with unnatural preservatives and full of sugar which can cause yeast infections and disrupt your PH balance, which can also cause you to get a UTI.

Basically, if you wouldn’t put it in your eye or eat it, then you shouldn’t be putting it in your most sacred area of your body.

Once you have found the lube for you, apply as much as you like, wherever you like, be it your vagina, penis or anus, in and on your condoms (non-oil based) to reduce friction and with your toys (if silicon compatible), for more pleasure to your play time.

So to sum it up, lube is a pleasure enhancer, it should be a bedroom essential – WETTER IS ALWAYS BETTER!

– Nu Davidson