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Lube vs Lube: Aloe Vera

Good Clean Love and Aloe Cadabra

Aloe vera is a great choice when you’re looking for a light sexual lubricant or daily personal moisturizer. In this Lube vs Lube we cover what to look for & expect in an aloe-based formula and compare 2 of the best known brands.

Using Silicone Lubricants with Silicone Toys

What you need to know

Silicone lubricants are super slick & long-lasting, making them a great choice for sex toys. You may have heard not to use silicone lubricants with silicone sex toys, but there’s a bit more to it. Here’s what you need to know to keep your toys ready for the next big game.

Lubricant-Condom Compatibility

Which Lubricants for which Condom Materials

If you’re using condoms, you should be using a lubricant. The right lubricant makes condoms more comfortable to use & can help prevent breakage. But not all lubricants are safe for all condom materials. Here’s what you need to know about lube-condom compatibility, plus tips for using condoms effectively.

Why do Lubricants Cause Irritation?

And what to look for instead

SLICK.SEXY began as one woman’s mission to put out the crotch fire a lubricant caused. While ‘sticky’ is the #1 complaint, read enough reviews and you’ll find ‘burning’ and ‘irritation’ are way too common. Here’s a broad summary of why a lube may be causing irritation and what to look for instead.

Lubricant pH

Water-Based Lubricants & Vaginal Health

pH plays a vital role in the health of every major body system. If you have a vagina (or care about someone who does) here are some things to know about the pH of water-based lubricants and how it may impact vaginal health & fertility.

Lubricant Osmolality

Water-Based Lubricants & Your Health

Osmolality describes how concentrated a water-based lubricant is. Because highly concentrated lubes can cause irritation, promote infection, and impact fertility, we think osmolality is one of the most important things to know about your water-based lubricant. Here’s how to find safer, low-osmolality formulas.

Plant Oil Lubricants: Safety & DIY

Before you raid the kitchen, read this!

While not for everyone, plant oils are long-lasting and can feel luxurious. They transfer body heat well and have a slower action with more skin-on-skin friction, making them a great choice for masturbation. As awesome as plant oils are, there are some important things to consider before using them for vaginal or anal sex. Here’s what you need to know.