Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Lube

Somatica Institute
6 min readNov 9, 2021

Let’s just come out and say it: lube makes sex better. Whether you’re 19 or 90, less friction equals more pleasure. It’s that simple.

And yet, there is a large stigma around needing lube during sexually intimate escapades. Never mind that it genuinely improves coitus — and quite literally makes it smoother.

It’s important to remember that a woman’s vaginal lubrication changes over her monthly cycle and her lifetime. And, how lubricated she is does not necessarily indicate her arousal or readiness for sex.

But let’s learn a little more about the benefits of lube, so you can incorporate it whenever you want to increase your pleasure.

What is Lube Made Of?

If you are wondering what lube is made of — well, there are several types of lube to choose from, so the ingredients are going to vary greatly. However, they can include everything from purified water and glycerine, silicone, petroleum jelly, to a large variety of oils.

You can begin your selection process by checking if you or your partner have any allergies. Carefully read the labels for the lube you’re considering, and ask yourself if you’ve had a reaction to any ingredient once before.

If you plan to use toys, you may want to test how the lube interacts with the material. Another factor is your birth control method — oily types can damage latex condoms and break them.

Your chosen lube will have an impact on your body, condoms, and toys — so it’s important to understand how these different materials impact each other.

What Are the Different Types of Lubes?

Here are the 5 most commonly-sold lube types on the market:

  • Water based lube — Ideal for sensitive skin, it’s also safe for most toys. Check out Good Clean Love, , and Shine Organic.
  • Silicone — This type of lube is great for play in water (think hot tub or shower!), is super slick, lasts longer and may therefore not need to be reapplied as often. Check out…



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