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How to use Personal Lubricant in Male Masturbation

Using a lubricant is a great way to make masturbation a more comfortable experience as it reduces the friction between the penis and the hand when things start getting heated. It can also add a whole new world of different sensations that take the pleasure of masturbation to a whole new level.

​Despite this, many men have never tried using lube, choosing instead to stick with dry masturbation. Each to their own, of course; we all have our preferences. But believe me; if you have never tried using a lube for solo play then you are missing out!

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Don’t be shy if you are using lube for the very first time; you’ll soon get the hang of it. Make yourself comfortable and make sure you will not be disturbed. Lay down some towels if you are worried about your sheets or carpets.

Once you are hard, squeeze a small amount of lubricant onto the palm of your hand (you can always add more later if you need to) and spread it onto your penis. Then, well, you know what to do! The sensation will be smoother and more slippery than usual and you might find that you ejaculate more quickly.

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What are the Best Lubes for Masturbation?

There are many types of lube; from simple saliva, to hand cream, to those formulated specifically for male masturbation. It’s not a simple as grabbing a bottle of K-Y at the local drug store and furtively avoiding the eye of everyone in the shop any more. If you choose to browse online then you can take advantage of other customers’ reviews to narrow down your options but there is still a bewildering choice of water, silicone and oil-based lubricants available.

Oil or silicone based lubricants are the top choice for solo play because they ‘go the distance’. Masturbation is a rigorous activity and the water based lubes might need to be reapplied during the act. Fiddling with a little tube or bottle of cold gloop mid-session is a mood killer if ever there was one.

Popular choices of lube for male masturbation include Gun Oil and Stroke 29, while Fleshlight produces their own line for use with their masturbation sleeves.

Be careful if you also want to use lube in sex play with a partner or with a sex toy. Oil based lubes are not safe for use with latex condoms and should never be used internally. Silicone lubricants can react badly with silicone sex toys. Check the label carefully if you are planning to use the same lubes for different activities and make sure you are playing safe!

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Why you should only use Water Based Lube with your Sex Toys

Silicone and oil based lubricants can cause disintegration of silicone sex toys. The only lubricants that are safe for use with male masturbators and other sex toys are water based lubes.

When shopping for your sex toys you will sometimes see suitable lubricants advertised alongside them. This is a quick and easy way to know you are choosing the right lube for the job but don’t forget that brand name lubes will be more expensive than others.

Water based lubes can be picked up quite cheaply so, once you know what you are looking for, don’t be afraid to shop around for the best deal.

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What are Good Household Alternatives to Personal Lubricants?

If you are out of your favorite brand of lube or if you just want to try something a little more economical then you might consider some lube alternatives for your alone time. You’ll be surprised what you can find around the house.

Here are three natural alternatives to branded lubes.

  • Saliva is the obvious choice for those who like to be ready to go at all times. It’s free, easy to use and has always served masturbators well. Best of all, you always have a handy supply if you fancy some spontaneous fun in an unusual location.
  • Baby oil is another favorite due to its easy access presence in many bathrooms around the country. A first choice for many teenage boys, it’s cheap, easily available and easy to use. It often ends up becoming the lube of choice for those who don’t mind making a little mess.
  • If you are a fan of oil then it might be worth considering a change to plant based oil (such as coconut oil). Not only is coconut oil great for your skin but it is also a lot less messy, and smells a lot nicer, than other oils. It is commonly used in massage and is soon absorbed into the skin afterward so cleaning up will be minimal.

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