In the above article, we help you to discover the Best Cooling Lubes, which can be found on the market right now. Each one is appropriate for a different purpose to please anyone that wishes to try out something exciting and new.
We know that if you’ve never purchased a cooling lube before it can be difficult knowing where to start, particularly if you’ve never purchased any kind of lubricant in the past. Have no fear – it’s a lot easier than you think. Lubricants are meant to be fun, sensual and exciting, so buying one shouldn’t ever feel like a chore.
We’ve also listed a few things for you to consider before making your purchase, as well as an FAQ to answer your most asked questions.
There are three main bases for any lubricant on the market, and that’s water, oil and then silicone. All have their advantages and disadvantages, but you need to be mindful of what you plan to use the lubricant for, especially if you plan to use condoms or toys. For condoms and toys, we always recommend a water-based cooling lubricant, as silicone and oil can often react with the toys and cause them to disintegrate, and can also cause certain condoms (latex or non-latex condoms) to break down too. It’s safer to use a water-based lubricant for this. However, if you’re not using condoms at all, and the sex toys that you have won’t react – then you can experiment with other bases too.
From jelly, to silky, to watery – there are a ton of textures to choose from. Texture is usually down to personal preference, so if you’re unsure we always recommend trying to buy smaller amounts of differing lubricants to see what works for you. Usually thicker textures can work well for anal sex, whereas silky or watery textures can work really well on sex toys or on condoms (as these usually are pre-lubricated).
What is cooling lubricant?
Cooling lubricant is a type of lubricant that can come in many formulas such as oil, water or silicone as a base. It is the exact same as a normal lubricant however has an additional cooling sensation hence the name. It is the opposite to warming lubricants.
What is the best cooling lubricant out there?
We’d be biased if we gave you one, as it’s all down to personal preference. You can be rest assured that the top 7 that we’ve reviewed are our genuine favorites – so make your own opinion and let us know. It’s all down to how it makes you feel.
Is this type of lubricant safe?
Of course. Providing that you are not allergic to the lubricant, then you will be absolutely fine. If you experience any irritation, however, please discontinue use and seek medical help if the irritation persists. In terms of safety regarding STDs and pregnancy, please note that cooling lubes are not spermicidal lubricants, and will not kill any sperm. They also don’t act as a barrier to STDs or pregnancy.
How can I clean my toys from this lubricant?
There are a ton of toys you can use lubricant on (depending on the base) – sex machines, pocket pussies, fleshlights and dildos are just some that you can use cooling lubricant with. When cleaning your toys it’s important to be thorough. Rinsing with water, cleaning with an antibacterial wipe and then rinsing again and drying is probably the best way to clean it (unless the product leaflet states anything different). It will stop bacteria, keep your toys fresh and allow you to enjoy endless pleasure for longer.
Is cooling lubricant safe for anal sex?
Of course it’s safe for anal sex, however, you may prefer to use anal lubricants as these are specifically designed for anal play. If this is your first time engaging in anal play, we recommend opting for a thicker, water-based consistency and using a condom that is already pre-lubricated, for easy insertion.
Do I need a lubricant?
Lubricants are there to improve penetrative sex, whether that be anal or vaginal. There are a ton of different options on the market, each providing you with different sensations and feelings. Do you really need one? The answer is no. Not everybody needs a lubricant for sex, however it does help to improve sex (particularly anal) if your body doesn’t produce enough lubricant. Lubricants can also reduce the risk of irritation, tears or discomfort during penetrative sex. We’d always recommend them, although for some parts of penetrative intercourse it isn’t a “necessity”.