Not only is lube a fantastic way to make sex a wee bit messier, it can enhance the natural sensations that come with getting down and help you avoid unwanted friction, too. Of course, the world of personal lubrication products is wide and ranging — when you take your specific preferences into account, not all lubes are created equal.
For example, if you tend to use latex condoms or silicone sex toys, water-based lube (as opposed to silicone-based ones) should be your go-to. A Babeland sex educator tells Refinery29 that lubes made with silicone can break down other silicone-based products, so, in order to keep your playtime safe, stick with lubes that are free of the stuff.
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