Safety First. Moan is a true water-based lube. Safe to use with condoms and toys.According to a 2010 study involving 2,453 women, is the largest systematic study of this kind by sexual health researchers at Indiana University found that, women who used lubricant during sex reported significantly higher levels of satisfaction and pleasure. (1)
But not all lubricants are the same. There are 3 types available in the market:
- Water based lube
- Silicone based lube
- Oil based lube
Water-based lube can be used for all of your sexual needs: penetrative sex, masturbation, and sex toy play. Water-based lubes are also ideal for people with sensitive skin or vaginal irritation and can be used with condoms and sex toys. (2) They are also really easy to clean out of sheets and clothes and won’t leave a stain.
However, water-based lubes are not great for water-play/shower sex, as they will just wash away. Also, water-based lubes tend to get sticky and may require frequent re-application.
Silicone-based lube is slippery, long lasting, and is ideal for a longer session. (3) It requires less lube be applied and needs reapplication less often. Silicone-based lubes are also great for shower sex or masturbation in the shower, as they don’t wash away so easily.
However, Silicone-based lubricants should not be used with silicone-based sex toys, as they can break down the rubber over time. Also given the nature of the ingredients they tend to be a bit more tedious to wash off, as you will need soap and water to clean up afterward. Sometimes silicone-based lubes may also stain sheets.
Oil-based lube are ideal for masturbation (hands or toys), penetrative unprotected sex, and water-play. Oil-based lubes can also be used for a sensual massage.
However, like silicone-based lube oil-based lubes (or any other oil products like petroleum jelly or mineral oil) should not be used with latex condoms, as they can dissolve the latex of the condom and may cause latex condoms to break. Latex diaphragms and latex sex toys should also be also kept away from oil-based lubricants. Non-latex condoms (like those made of polyisoprene) are also sensitive to oil-based personal lubricants, so check the package before use. (4) Another downside to oil-based lubes is that they can be more difficult to clean off of sheets and your body.