TYPES OF LUBE
There are many different types of lubricants. Water, silicone, hybrid and oil-based lubes are all great in their own right, but when should you use a silicone-based lubricant versus a water-based one? What about hybrid lubes? What are the benefits and drawbacks of each, and what’s all this about oil and silicone?
The Different Types of Lube
- Water-based lube
- Silicone-based lube
- Hybrid lube
- Oil-based lube
The most widely used personal lubricants are water-based such as our AQUA collection. A good rule of thumb is: use water-based products with latex, adult toys, and sexual aids. Water-based products will not harm these materials, are easy to clean up, and won’t stain fabric.
WSC Water-based products are always vegan, cruelty-free and paraben-free and safe for all latex products and toy materials. We offer many water-based formulas so you’re sure to find a favorite.
Our newest line of lubricants - simply® boasts clean water-based formulas for those looking to do it simply™.
Water Based Versus Silicone Lubricant
Silicone-based lubricants, such as the Wicked Sensual Care Ultra collection, are a little different. These types of lubricants stay on the skin’s surface and are not easily absorbed or dispersed in water. Consequently, they create excellent slip-and-slide, last longer than water-based products and are ideal for intimate moments in the shower, bath, and beyond.
When choosing water based versus silicone lubricant, there are a few things to keep in mind. Silicone lubes may stain delicate fabrics and require a little more clean up than water-based lubes, but using mild soap and water will do the trick.
Wicked Ultra has a clean, simple formula – 100% pure silicone. It is tasteless, fragrance-free, does not contain glycerin or parabens, and offers an intensely luxurious, slippery smooth feel.
Hybrid Lubes - Water Based and Silicone
Wicked Sensual Care hybrid lubes bring together all the benefits of water-based and silicone lubricants in one bottle. Enjoy superior slip from 10% silicone, with the easy clean up and benefits of a water-based lube. simply® Hybrid is also creamy in color and consistency.
Finally, there are oil-based lubricants. Oil-based lubricants tend to be thicker and heavier than water and silicone-based products. While these types of lubricants may be desirable for those hoping to avoid additives, certain preservatives, parabens, and/or glycerin, they may also increase the risk of bacterial infections when used internally.
They do, however, provide great glide for stroking or massage sessions. Creme is a coconut and sweet almond oil-based stroking cream that is perfect for just these things!
When selecting a lube, take a moment to think about your wants and needs. Be honest about your desires, be mindful of health, and – most importantly – enjoy!
simply® lubes are clean lubricants that are slick, sensual, and never sticky. Free of glycerin, propylene glycol, and parabens, the simply® collection is also vegan, cruelty-free, and enhanced with our signature antioxidant-rich olive leaf extract known for its moisturizing and bio-static properties.