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* Less irritating lubes for a smoother good time
* Great for sensitive skin
* Soothing paraben-free lubes
As any mechanical engineer or sexologist can tell you, the right lube is crucial. To keep things feeling nice and smooth, make sure to pick a lube with the right thickness as well as one that is free of potentially skin-irritating compounds. Anything too thin can cause excess friction which can lead to inflammation and make UTIs and BV more likely. Likewise, always make sure to check with your partner(s) to see if they react to silicone and any fragrances or parabens. Here are some of the best personal lubes you can use to keep things moving without irritating sensitive skin.
1. Maple Holistics Natural Personal Lubricant
Formulated without parabens, this water-based lube is designed to soothe sensitive skin while amply lowering your lower parts’ friction. It has natural aloe vera and carrageenan to help promote healing and reduce irritation, too.
2. Lube Life
Hashtag-inspired name notwithstanding, the well-reviewed Lube Life water based personal lube has staying power, you know, in case you do too. It’s said to remain silky smooth and not get sticky or clumpy. It’s condom-friendly, too and won’t degrade latex.
3. Healthy Vibes Silicone Lube
An FDA-approved waterproof formula, this latex condom-safe silicon-based personal lubricant is long-lasting and keeps things slippery when wet. It tends to be very gentle on sensitive skin, too, just make sure none of the parties involved are allergic to silicone.