Condom & Lube Guide

Ever Wondered Which Type Of Lubricant Is Right For You?

Discover the differences between water based, oil based and silicone based lubricants. There is nothing worse than having a stinging, burning or itching vagina or penis which is why we always recommend using products that have been designed for sexual use and to check the ingredients on the label if you have sensitive skin. Vaseline and baby oil were never designed for sexual use. Also food that is safe to eat may not be safe to use during your sex play. We always recommend using sexual lubricant with our adult toys as we believe it enhances your sexual pleasure and allows you to indulge in extended play either with a partner or a adult toy. We recommend wet stuff & pjur lubricants which are 100% natural, ph balanced to that of the vagina, skin-safe, being free from glycerine, parabens and glycols and fragrance free.

Water Based Lubricant:

Water based lubricants are the most versatile of all the lubricant types as they are safe for all sexual activities, even for use with our silicone toys. The main ingredient in water based lubricants is (unsurprisingly!) water, and it is because of this that they are free of any smell, taste or colour and are non-staining. Water based lubricants also have the added benefit of being incredibly easy to wash off after use, leaving your skin clean, silky smooth and free of any residue. When using water based lubricants, it is sometimes found that they can dry out a little. At this point we advise that you either re-apply more lubricant, or by adding a sprinkle of water you can help to re-activate that smooth and silky feeling. Water based nourishes the skin too, leaving it moisturised and improving overall skin health. This is why it feels so good during sex!

For anal play, ph balanced to that of the anus which is different to the ph of the vagina, but offers a completely natural way to enjoy pleasurable anal sex with a partner or suitable sex toy.

Oil Based Lubricant:

Oil based lubricants give a great long-lasting and silky smooth experience. Highly beneficial for your skin, they moisturize and enhance the comfort of your sexual play, encouraging long-lasting pleasure. The thicker consistency of oil based lubricants makes them ideal and safe for play with anal toys. When used in conjunction with water based lubricants, oil based lubricants can have a more natural feel, and provide longer lasting lubrication. They can also be used for water play. Remember that oil based lubricants are not suitable for use with latex condoms.

Silicone Based Lubricant:

Silicone based lubricants last a very long time and are great for fun in the water.

However, they are not suitable to use on silicone toys because they will damage the surface. Apart from this, they are very enjoyable for any other fun you have in mind!

Pjur silicone lubricant is designed with a sensitive skin formula and is safe to use with latex condoms. Silicone based lubricants go a very long way and are perfect for long-lasting sexual play. The lubricant itself will last a long time as just a few drops suffice for one application. It is also worth noting that they are safe for use with latex condoms. Due to their thicker consistency and long-lasting qualities, silicone lubricants are great for anal play too. Pjur back door glide is designed specifically for such activities and contains a high concentration of jojoba extract to nourish the skin and relax the anus to enhance your sex play. The silicone based lubricants are longer lasting than a water based lubricant. It is breathable, taste-free and odourless, water - free, fragrance-free, oil-free and non-greasy.

Massage Oil & Lotions:

Massage lotions and oils vary. The most common include: coconut oil, almond oil, avocado oil, grapeseed oil, argon oil, sesame oil, jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil, macadamia oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil and olive oil. These oils are some of the more popular massage oils used for massage. Some massage oils blend a variety of oils together and some are used solely by themselves. Each oil contains different properties that benefit the skin: coconut oil is rich in vitamin e and fatty acids and helps cool down the body with its rich, oily properties. Almond oil is rich in vitamin e, fatty acids, potassium, and zinc.

Avocado oil is rich in vitamin e and fatty acids. Grapeseed oil is a great skin moisturizer rich that absorbs easily into the skin. Argon oil is rich in vitamins a and e and helps to firm skin. Sesame oil is rich in linoleic acid and is a thicker oil that aids in warming and purifying the skin. Jojoba oil is rich in vitamins a and e and helps to control bacterial growth on the skin. Apricot kernel oil is rich in fatty acids and vitamin a, which helps to soften the skin. This oil is perfect for sensitive skin. Macadamia oil is rich in omega 6 and 9 and helps to regenerate the skin. It blends in easily with essential oils.

> Safflower oil is rich in linoleic acid and helps with treating acne.

> Sunflower oil is rich in omega 6 and helps with dermatitis.

> Olive oil is rich in vitamin e and is a moisturizer for the skin.

> Most of these oils help to fight free radicals that contribute to premature aging and calm irritated, inflamed skin.


Condoms are used to reduce the chance of getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD) and as a method of birth control. When used properly, male condoms are about 85 percent effective in preventing pregnancy. There are male and female condoms.

What Are Condoms Used For?

Condoms are used to reduce the chance of getting a sexually transmitted disease (STD) and as a method of birth control. When used properly, they are about 85 percent effective in preventing pregnancy.

What Kinds Of Condoms Are There?

There are many different types of condoms, which are intended for several different uses. These are described below. Remember that no single type of condom is appropriate for all uses. It is important to use the right condom in the right way at the right time.

What Are Male Condoms Made Of?

Most condoms are made of a type of rubber called "Latex." recently, condoms made of polyurethane (a type of plastic) have become available. These are more expensive than latex condoms and seem to break more easily. They are mainly useful for people who are allergic to latex. There also are "Natural" condoms, which are made of animal membranes. These are quite expensive and are probably not effective in preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

What Are The Differences In Latex Condoms?

Size – the standard size will fit most men. Extra-large condoms are available, as well as "Snug" sizes that are a little smaller and fit more tightly than the standard size.

Shape – some condoms come with a nipple in the end to hold the fluid when the man ejaculates. Others have a rounded end.

Thickness – extra-strength condoms are available. These are stronger and are especially useful for rectal sex and for men who have problems with condom breakage. Extra thin condoms also are available, but these are not recommended because they might break more easily.

Lubrication – many condoms come pre-lubricated with a substance that kills sperm (spermicide) and many disease-causing germs. Lubrication might give some extra protection, especially if the condom breaks. Lubricated condoms taste bad and are not recommended for oral sex.

Flavored – these condoms are meant for the male to wear when receiving oral sex. They are not lubricated and have a mild flavor (usually mint).

Color – condoms come in many colors. The color of the condom doesn't make it any more or less effective.

When Should A Man Use a Condom?

A man should wear a condom any time he inserts his penis into the body of another person, if there is even the slightest risk that either person has a sexually transmitted disease. Men frequently become infected with stds when receiving oral sex, so a condom should be worn then, too. The condom should be put on before there is any contact, and should be removed and thrown away promptly after the man has ejaculated.

How Is The Condom Used?

The condom may be put on either by the man or his partner. The penis must be erect (hard). The tip of the condom is grasped between the thumb and forefinger, and the condom is placed over the head of the penis, leaving a 1/4 inch space at the end.

Be sure that the rolled edge is on the outside of the condom. If it is not, take the condom off and turn it over. Roll the condom all the way up the penis.

Follow These Directions:

> Place condom on tip of the erect penis.

> Roll the condom down, leaving a nipple at top.

> Remove the condom as soon as you begin to get soft. Be careful not to let any fluid spill out.

What Causes Condoms To Break?

Condoms too old – modern condom wrappers have a date after which the condom should not be used.

Improper storage – heat damages latex condoms, so they should not be kept in a hot place, such as a car glove compartment or wallet.

Not enough lubrication – additional lubrication is always needed for rectal sex. It might also be needed for vaginal sex. The lubricant should be water-soluble, such as KY jelly.

The wrong kind of lubricant – lubricants that contain oil – such as vaseline, baby oils, and vegetable oils – should not be used with latex condoms since they weaken the rubber.

Condom Too Small – Try A Larger Size

Partner too tight – use an extra strength condom and more lubricant.

What Causes Condoms To Come Off During Sex?

Condom too large – try a snug condom.

Loss of erection – remove your penis, holding on to the rolled edge of the condom, as soon as you begin to lose your erection.

Why Aren't Condoms 100 Percent Effective?

The most common reason for condom failure is not using it properly. The most common reason for not using a condom is not having one. Be prepared. With careful use, condoms give excellent protection.

What About Female Condoms?

Female condoms are available in drug stores without a prescription. They are made of polyurethane (plastic) in the shape of a tube. Before sex begins, the woman inserts the closed end of the tube into her vagina so that it covers the cervix. The open end covers the area around the opening of the vagina.

Female condoms should be discarded after one use. They provide some protection against sexually transmitted diseases, but are probably not as effective as male condoms. They are about 75 percent effective in preventing pregnancy.

Tips To Remember When Using Condoms:

It's important to use a condom correctly to fully protect yourself against sexually transmitted diseases.

Here Are Few Tips To Keep In Mind:

> Use a condom during any sex act that involves the penis.

> Put the condom on after the penis is erect (hard).

> Place the condom on the tip of the penis and roll it down.

> Squeeze the tip of the condom as you roll it on to release any trapped air.

> Leave a little room at the tip of the condom where semen can collect.

> If you use a lubricant (lotion), make sure that it is water-based. Do not use Vaseline, petroleum jelly, or lubricants made with mineral or vegetable oil.

> Leave the condom on until you are done with the sex act.

> Remove the condom while the penis is still erect (hard).

Always Throw Out Used Condoms:

> Don't use condoms that are expired, hard, broken, or look the wrong color.

> Our personal lubricants have good expiration dates, with an expiry date range of between: 2023-2026. We procure the freshest batches possible, normally within a month or so after production runs form our suppliers.

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