Lube: Type & Where to Buy the Cheapest?

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    Aug 13, 2012 12:26 AM GMT
    I did a search on the forum and found various lube topics, but I want an up-to-date thread.

    1) What type do yall use (brand and type, ie water based or sillicone)?
    2) Where is the cheapest place to buy it?
    --I have looked at the grocery store, CVS, and Target, and Target had the cheapest, but someone recently said that Target's wasn't a good deal and that a sex shop would sell it cheaper. I've never been to a sex shop (I have ordered everything kinky I wanted to try online), so if others could confirm this.

    It would also be cool if you lived in Austin and know of the places, but anyone can reply!

    I have preferred the Wet products and have to buy the water based for when I use toys and the silicone for real sex acts...but they are $8 for a little 3.1 oz tube!!!!

    3) I saw a thread on how lube was considered unsafe, but I researched further and this was water-based lubricants. I have always wondered whether silicone is considered safe in the long-term (yea it is my preference for anal as a top or bottom).
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  • jackthejock

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    Aug 14, 2012 1:47 AM GMT
    Well just go to a sex shop and see what they have it's kind of fun

    I recently started using Atroglide gel, which is a lot thicker than their normal lube so it works better for anal sex. I also like ID and Gun Oil
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    Aug 14, 2012 3:40 AM GMT
    The first lube I ever tried was Astroglide, and it was too thin and filmy and seemed like it was only good for a vagina.

    If it is true they have a gel product that you would endorse, maybe I'll try it.

    My experience with Wet Platinum (silicone) is that yes it is very nice as a lube, but it doesn't wash out of your skin or your sheets...who knows what it is doing to it? Are there any long term studies on these products? I mean, I washed and washed and washed my dick off last time and it still repelled water (ie it beaded water up). That's the silicone lube for ya.
  • Jerebear

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    Aug 14, 2012 4:30 AM GMT
    Eros in the black bottle. Its not cheap but its worth it. Other silicone lubes leave all that greasiness, Eros never dries out while you need it, but after you dont need it anymore it seems to soak in to the skin and leaves it soft as if you put moisterizer on it (kind of creepy now that I think about it, being that its silicone and all).
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    Aug 14, 2012 9:58 AM GMT
    Jerebear saidEros in the black bottle. Its not cheap but its worth it. Other silicone lubes leave all that greasiness, Eros never dries out while you need it, but after you dont need it anymore it seems to soak in to the skin and leaves it soft as if you put moisterizer on it (kind of creepy now that I think about it, being that its silicone and all).





    agree.

    My choice of lube also.

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  • jackthejock

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    Aug 14, 2012 10:07 PM GMT
    Jerebear saidEros in the black bottle. Its not cheap but its worth it. Other silicone lubes leave all that greasiness, Eros never dries out while you need it, but after you dont need it anymore it seems to soak in to the skin and leaves it soft as if you put moisterizer on it (kind of creepy now that I think about it, being that its silicone and all).



    I like Eros as well, but my boyfriend is allergic to that and ID so we are sometimes limited.

    bluey2223 saidThe first lube I ever tried was Astroglide, and it was too thin and filmy and seemed like it was only good for a vagina.

    If it is true they have a gel product that you would endorse, maybe I'll try it.

    My experience with Wet Platinum (silicone) is that yes it is very nice as a lube, but it doesn't wash out of your skin or your sheets...who knows what it is doing to it? Are there any long term studies on these products? I mean, I washed and washed and washed my dick off last time and it still repelled water (ie it beaded water up). That's the silicone lube for ya.


    I've never tried silicone lube but I've had people suggest that you should only use it for shower sex because it is a huge mess otherwise. Also NEVER use silicon lube with a silicon sex toy, the silicon actually bonds together and then ends up being gummy and can disintegrate the toy.
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    Aug 15, 2012 7:20 PM GMT
    Boy Butter. Look no further.
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    Aug 15, 2012 7:32 PM GMT
    Real men use 3M.

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    paulflexes saidReal men use 3M.

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    I have several cans. Its great on airplanes as well!
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    Aug 16, 2012 5:06 AM GMT
    Go natural. Go into your kitchen and get some olive oil.
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    Aug 17, 2012 10:02 PM GMT
    bluey2223 saidI did a search on the forum and found various lube topics, but I want an up-to-date thread.

    1) What type do yall use (brand and type, ie water based or sillicone)?
    2) Where is the cheapest place to buy it?
    --I have looked at the grocery store, CVS, and Target, and Target had the cheapest, but someone recently said that Target's wasn't a good deal and that a sex shop would sell it cheaper. I've never been to a sex shop (I have ordered everything kinky I wanted to try online), so if others could confirm this.

    It would also be cool if you lived in Austin and know of the places, but anyone can reply!

    I have preferred the Wet products and have to buy the water based for when I use toys and the silicone for real sex acts...but they are $8 for a little 3.1 oz tube!!!!

    3) I saw a thread on how lube was considered unsafe, but I researched further and this was water-based lubricants. I have always wondered whether silicone is considered safe in the long-term (yea it is my preference for anal as a top or bottom).


    I'll actually try to give you a serious answer.

    Only two brands I've tried are Wet Platinum and ID Glide. Not 100% sure, but I believe Wet Platinum is silicon-based; it's super slippery and even works in the shower. But it stains the shit out of anything it touches, including my expensive sheets, so I'll never use it again.

    Now use ID Glide, which is water based. It isn't as slippery as Wet Platinum and I find you have to use more for prolonged sexual encounters. But it DOESN'T stain, so it's all I'll use going forward.

    As for where to buy, anyone who tells you to buy at a sex shop must own a sex shop, because they mark this shit up!! I was at one in Ptown recently and looked at the price for their largest bottle of ID Glide. $42!!! I bought it on drugstore.com for $19.99 instead, and they offer free shipping!

    Water-based lubes are never going to be unsafe, as they won't have any deteriorating effects on the condom. Not sure about silicon.

    Hope that helps.