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Beginner's Guide to Using Lubricant for Solo Masturbation

By Orin 3 years ago. Posted in Sex Toy Guides
Beginner's Guide to Using Lubricant for Solo Masturbation

While it may be the most essential sex aid, lubricant is a largely underrated product among the adult toy world. But truth be told, lubricant is a fool-proof way to enhance every aspect of sex, no matter your experience or expertise in the field. And it's not just for couples, either—you'll love introducing it into your solo time, too!

Here's everything you need to know about using lubricant for masturbation with a penis or vagina, including the best lubricants for each.

Why use lubricant for masturbation?

For vulva owners, lubrication will help you get wet, and stay wet, so you won't need to worry about losing your mojo halfway through. When a vulva owner is aroused, she may produce arousal fluid, that being vaginal lubrication created to reduce pain during penetration. However, for multiple different reasons, some people aren't always able to produce enough natural lubrication - and sometimes it just feels better if things are a little wetter!

For penis owners, lubricant will make masturbating that much more comfortable due to reducing friction, adding sensation and making masturbation feel so much better.

Lube is ideal to get yourself going, particularly if you're struggling to get in the mood or just need that extra boost. It can be used when you're getting yourself warmed up, or to help your sex toys slide in comfortably, and can be used by any gender. It comes in a gel or liquid format, with a range of colours, flavours and sensations available. Uberlube Luxury Lubricant 100mlUberlube Luxury Lubricant 100ml$32.95Shop Now

How to use lubricant for masturbation

Using lube is relatively straightforward, but you may still be asking yourself how best to use it. If you're just beginning, start off with a pea-sized serving of lubricant and incorporate it into your usual you-time routine. You may find it best to experiment with lube using just your hands at first, until you become more accustomed to the feeling.

It's best to apply the lubricant to your fingertips first and then transfer it to your desired region afterwards. Unfortunately, no lube will last forever (though some are definitely better-lasting than others!) so don't worry if you feel like you need to reach for a bit more after a while!

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The 3 best lubricants for masturbation

Now that you understand the basics, it's time to choose what lube you think is best for your sex life. The three main types of lubricant are water-based, oil-based, and silicone-based. Keep reading to learn more about the best lubricants for masturbation.

Water-based lubricant

For beginners, a water-based lubricant is a good place to start, as they are user-friendly, easy to clean, and cause little irritation. Water-based lubricants are also latex-friendly, meaning they are safe to use alongside all of your sex toys with no issues.

A best-seller such as the Wet Stuff Gold is a good place to start - make sure you opt for the pump top for easy application!

Expert tip: It's important to note that a lot of water-based lubricants contain glycerine (sugar), which you may want to steer clear of as it can cause yeast infections for women, so always ensure you double check the ingredients. Wet Stuff Gold 270g Pump TopWet Stuff Gold 270g Pump Top$15.95Shop Now

Oil-based lubricant

Oil-based lubricants include a lot of commonly-used household products, such as Vaseline, coconut oil, and lotion. Oil-based lubricants are great for masturbating with a penis, or even giving passages. However, some of these aren't the most ideal for vaginal masturbation, as the oil can leave a layer on the vagina (or rectum) that can cause infections.

This isn't necessarily to say it can’t be used by vulva owners, but always remember to take precautions! Penis owners, however, will probably love the smooth and silky consistency of oil lubes!

Try out the Boy Butter lubricant, with an easily washable and odourless texture.

Expert tip: It's also important to note that, if you plan on using your new oil lube with a partner, oil-based lubes are not compatible with latex condoms! So, ensure you have some non-latex ones handy if you fall in love with your new lube.

Silicone-based lubricant

For long-lasting masurbation sessions, a silicone lubricant, such as the best-selling System Jo Silicone Lubricant, is likely to last the distance, and can even be transferred into the bath, shower, spa pool...you name it!

This type of lube is much more versatile, and as it is hypoallergenic, it's perfect for those with sensitive skin or common allergies. The only downside of silicone-based lube is that you can't pair it with your favourite silicone sex toys, as it will likely damage them, but it's totally safe with condoms and non-silicone toys.

Enhanced sensation lubricant

Enhanced sensation lubricant comes in many forms; warming, cooling, or tingling. Further, there’s also flavoured lube or a range of scents to choose from. This isn't limited to lubes that are categorised as being "enhanced." This also refers to exploring the difference between water-based and silicone lubes.

Using any type of lubrication on yourself first is a great way to figure out what you'd enjoy sharing with your partner, or what you'd enjoy them using on you! KY Warming Liquid 25 ozK-y Warming Liquid 2.5 Oz$23.95Shop Now

Lube up your other erogenous zones

The usual way of lubing up, involves applying a water-based lube to your penis, vulva or anus to enhance sensation or make things more comfortable. There's no need to limit the fun to these areas!

Reduce friction in any area you find arousing, this could be breasts, thighs, abs, it's really up to you. Many people simply enjoy feeling a bit more slippery, the sensations all over your body make the build-up and climax that much more satisfying. Using water-based lube will also make things a lot easier to clean up after. Time your solo satisfaction before a shower!

Lubricate your sex toys

Most sex toys are recommended to use with a lubricant. Some manufacturers will include a sample pack with their toy. If these are starting to build up, solo masturbation is a great way to use all of the packs without throwing them away, if you haven’t got a separate bottle of lube that is.

So, it's not only going to make masturbation more pleasurable, but is also really positive body safe practice. Before using any toy, you need to understand what lubricants are safe to use with your toy.

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Important to note about lubricant

Feeling any burning, itching, tingling or dryness in any area means that you may be allergic to that lubricant. This does not mean that you are allergic to that entire type of sexual lubricant, but may mean one of the ingredients is causing the issue.

If you are aware of your allergy and can identify the problematic ingredient, switch lubricants. If unsure, see your nearest health professional and bring the lube with.

If you continue to experience and burning or vaginal dryness even after having stopped using lube. This may be a yeast infection, see your nearest doctor!

In summary, water-based lubricant is safe to use with all sex toys. The drawback being that it evaporates faster than silicone-based lube. This is why it’s not recommended for anal sex, as it may need multiple applications to keep play comfortable.

Some water-based lubes like Wet Stuff Gold have bridged the evaporation gap, otherwise a hybrid (water/silicone based) lubricant also works.

Explore how much lube you need and prefer to use with your toy. Do you want a slight dab to make clitoral contact more comfortable, or do you want more of a waterfall experience? Again, this is great knowledge for whenever you want to share a sex toy with a partner.

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Learn more about lubricant

Want to find out more about the different types of lubricant and what they're best for? Check out these articles written by our sexual wellness experts:

Editor’s note:

This article was originally published on 26 February 2019 and was updated on 26 July 2021 for relevance and comprehensiveness. The information in this article has been fact checked and reviewed for accuracy by Adulttoymegastore’s team of content specialists and sexual wellness experts.

Content disclaimer:

Adulttoymegastore does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment for illness. Any information published on this website, either by Adulttoymegastore of its authors, is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice, and you should not take any action before consulting with a medical professional.

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