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Lubricant for sex on a water basis

Lubricant for sex on a water basis

Lubricant for sex on a water basis

This page was written by one person (though contributed to by some others on the Internet, to whom I am very grateful for their input), who can bereached here . If you would like to copy it, redistribute it, or whatever I request that you let me know youre going to do it, or at the very least include a comment on your site that indicates where you took the content from. This page isnt much, but it is mine, and Id at least like people to recognize the fact that I took the time to write it. So dont just blindly take it. You MUST properly credit me for it if youre going to use it, case closed. You may, however, link to it all you want and in any way you want. Just dont steal the content and claim (or imply) that its yours, ok? That sucks.One last note: If you are going to email me, you might want to make some mention of JLube in the subject line in case the message gets grabbed by my spam filter software. I generally reply to all the messages I receive, so if you do mail me and I dont answer its probably due to my spam filter grabbing it and me not seeing it. Feel free to send it again if I dont reply, but make sure to have some obvious mention of JLube in the subject line.So what exactly IS JLube?JLube is a concentrated lubricant that comes in powder form. According to the bottle, it is manufactured for Jorgensen Laboratories in Loveland, Colorado and consists of 25 polyethylene polymer ( polyethylene oxide ) and 75 dispersing agent (sucrose, according to the MSDS which you can find here in ASCII text format and here in PDF format ). When mixed with water, it produces a thick, clear, extremely slippery lubricant whose intended purpose is to aid in gynecological examinations for farm animals and to assist in cases of dystocia, or abnormaldifficult labor during childbirth. However, it is, without a doubt, the best lubricant I have ever encountered. It is inexpensive (around 10 for two to six gallons of lubricant, depending on the recipe), easy to mix (just add water!), and contains no extraneous chemicals or preservatives (unless you put them in when mixing it). And since its water based, its fully latex condom compatible as well as being safe for use with silicone toys.If youd like to read something more technical than whats listed here, please view the What is JLube, really? section down below .Who uses JLube?Other than farmers and veterinarians? One of the users of this product would have to be special effects artists who use it to produce slime for movies and television shows. I think they tend to use methylcellulose for this purpose more frequently, but I have heard stories of it being used for special effects purposes. Next, it is used by people who enjoy fisting. This is because it adheres to the skin well, is extremely slippery, can be made in copious amounts, and from what Ive been told really works well. Personally, Im not into fisting, so I cant say for sure. Me, I like it because its slippery goo, and lots of it. Which, in all honesty, I AM into. Guess I never grew out of the whole childhood fascination with glop and slime.Is JLube safe?Assuming you believe the manufacturer, it is safe. The sucrose in the powder isnt of any concern, and the polyethylene oxide that makes up the rest of it is sometimes used as a thickener and texturizing agent in shampoos, conditioners, lotions, etc. and is considered to have a low toxicity and be nonirritating. Other web sites have suggested that JLube breaks down naturally in the body but I have to wonder about that one a little bit, especially after reading the study about JLube and the peritoneal cavity . Its more likely that the polyethylene passes out of your body faster than it breaks down, but either way it doesnt get directly absorbed into you during any normal use and can be considered safe for anything you might want to normally use it for.I would be remiss, however, if I didnt go into greater detail about the potential health risks associated with all this, so there is a section down below called Is JLube safe, really? with more details.Ok, Im sold. Where do I get JLube?JLube can be purchased from farm supply houses, and probably directly from the manufacturer if you have enough clout. But, the best way to obtain it is through mail order. Nasco Products sells it for about 11 per bottle. It can be found in their Farm SupplyAgricultural Sciences catalog, item number C08175N. Thats where I get mine I have ordered plenty of it from them over the years, and have found their service to be quick and reliable. Plus, their web based order system works just fine, so you can order it online and not have to deal with calling on the phone.Now if youre not keen to buying through a large company dedicated to something other than your genitally lubricative satisfaction, there are other sales alternatives. Many bondage and kink supply companies sell it, but theyre usually overpriced and they really dont seem to be about the JLube so to speak. One of the better known and easier to locate vendors of JLube is www.jlube.net . This site changed ownership in 2008, and as of this writing it is operated by the people at www.brownbottle.com . I had received some complaints about them prior to the change in ownership, so if you have had issues with them in the past, please keep in mind that it is under new ownership with no relationship to the previous owner. I have received no negative reports about them since the ownership change.If you are in the UK, your options for purchasing JLube are a bit limited. I havent been able to find, nor has anyone told me about, a vendor similar to Nasco that specializes in farm supplies of this sort. As such, your best option is either ordering it directly from the US, or from a sex oriented store that carries it. One such store is Hard Sex Toys . They emailed and asked nicely if I would mention them here, so I will. Besides, Ive done some web searches and havent had any luck finding another JLube vendor in the UK anyhow, so they just might be the goto guys for your goo. Failing that, I have seen some web pages referring to a product called KLube which is manufactured in the UK. The manufacturer makes lots of claims as to why its better than JLube, but as Ive never encountered it nor do I have a full list of the ingredients I cant provide a useful comparison between the two. I have seen a partial list of ingredients for some of the products in the KLube line (they manufacture four or five variants of the stuff), and it includes items such as polyethylene oxide (the magic ingredient in JLube) and propylene glycol (one of the magic ingredients in General Lube), plus some preservatives in the form of parabens (propylparaben and methylparaben). It may also contain some amount of methylcellulose in certain versions of the product line. All that leads me to believe its not unlike a variant of the recipe Ive included on this page, so if youre searching for JLube in the UK and arent having much luck procuring a bottle you could try KLube to see if it fits your needs. Dont take that as an endorsement of any kind, because it isnt. I know nothing about the stuff other than what Ive found on the Internet.How do I mix my own batch of JLube?When it comes to JLube, most folks will tell you that its a pain in the butt to mix and shouldnt be kept around for very long. And Im sure that would be true if you were to mix it without taking proper precautions for cleaning and sterilization of your containers, but if you take care when mixing it, it really goes a great deal more smoothly than others would have you believe. For all practical purposes, theres two ways of mixing JLube. Either make it just before using it, or prepare some in advance to have ready to go.Mixing it just before using itTechnique oneThis is the simplest way of doing things. Just shake some of the powder into your hands, run your hands under a stream of water, and there you have it... you are lubricated. A few things to keep in mind for one, if you apply the powder directly to your skin before wetting it, it is significantly harder to wash off. It does, however, provide a very good lubrication barrier even under extremely wet conditions. It will even stay on skin for quite a while under a constant stream of water, such as a shower or even underwater in a bath.To get the maximum benefit of JLube when doing it this way, I have found that you want to take a little extra effort to make sure the powder is fully hydrated before you proceed. To achieve this, you can knead and rub your hands (or whatever body part has the powder on it) in the presence of a very light stream or spray of water. This alleviates the chunkiness that can happen with poorly dispersed powder, and the resulting lube will stick better, stay hydrated longer, and lubricate better. It doesnt take much in terms of water in fact, less tends to be better because too much water will wash it away instead of hydrating it.Technique twoAn interesting recipe of JLube can be quickly prepared by shaking a healthy dose of it into a microwave safe bowl with a small amount (3 to 4 ounces) of water. Stir in enough JLube to make the water a bit cloudy due to all the unhydrated JLube. It will take a pretty hefty amount to do this, and the water will have a lot of clumps floating around. Now, take that mixture and microwave the bejeezus out of it. It will begin to boil and froth in the microwave, and when you see the amount of liquid has reduced quite a bit stop the microwave, take the bowl out (be careful, it may be hot) and add a little bit of water to it. Stir it well, let it cool enough to touch, and youre ready to go. If you microwave it long enough, the clumps will all be gone and the resulting lube will be thicker and more slippery than what youd normally expect from JLube.The thing I find most interesting about this method is that you can create an end product as thick or thin as you want it, and quite rapidly too. The longer you microwave it, the thicker it gets. The more water you add, the thinner it gets. You can microwave it to the point of being like a lump of gelatin, or you can thin it out to the point where its little more than plain water. You dont have to worry about getting it right the first time, as you can simply add watermicrowave it to push it in the other direction as often as you like until you achieve the desired finish. Also, despite behaving like supercharged JLube it seems to still wash away easier than it does when the powder is applied directly to your skin.If you want to produce a highquality batch of JLube that will last for quite some time, it really isnt all that difficult. Heres what you need: One bottle of JLube (Nasco C08175N) One bottle of General Lubricant (Nasco C31032N) A microwaveable mixing container Clean water (distilled is best to avoid dissolved salts or contaminants, but not required) Measuring spoons Some kind of stirring implement A bottle for storage (I prefer squeeze bottles with flipup tops, most plastics stores carry them) A sanitizing agentStep 1: SANITIZE!Presumably you are mixing this lubricant with the intent of it coming in contact with some fairly intimate parts of the human body. Also, since you want to produce a lubricant with a longer shelf life, you want to eliminate anything that could contribute to it eventually going bad. As such, sterilizing everything before you use it is a very good idea.I used to use 35 food grade hydrogen peroxide for this task, but my supply of it has dried up and now I am forced to use more mundane items. Still, if it is available, 35 food grade hydrogen peroxide is a good way to go. It is, literally, ten times the strength of regular drug store variety hydrogen peroxide, plus it does not have any of the stabilizers normally added to it. Hydrogen peroxide is a very unstable chemical and will quickly turn itself into plain old water, which means it is ideal for this sort of application since it will not leave any harmful residue behind. But it is a powerful oxidizer, and if you choose to use it, carefully read and follow the warning instructions on the label.Failing that, you should do a little research on your part as to what you feel is best for your situation. Certain concentrations of bleach are considered adequate for a task of this sort the common suggestion is one part household bleach to ten parts clean water (or only five parts water if youre trying to kill off certain strains of tuberculosis). Items to be sterilized are then left to soak in this solution for at least 20 minutes. Bleach breaks down quickly into salt and water, so it does not leave behind any dangerous residue but you do want to rinse well as you dont want any excess salt creeping into your mixture.Another choice is to use a strong, clean alcohol of some kind. Alcohols arent the best when it comes to sterilization, but its certainly better than nothing. My new favorite sanitizer is a product called Steramine (also available from Nasco) which, when used as directed, even kills the HIV1 virus. However, keep in mind that I am not a doctor or anyone with any sort of official credential regarding cleanliness, so in the end you need to find what you feel safest doing and go with that.When it comes to the selection of mixing implements, I highly suggest glass whenever possible. It is easy to clean and sterilize, doesnt degrade as do plastics, and is microwave safe. Plastic will do, but above all, try to avoid metal since you cannot use it in a microwave (especially with the mixing container, since you will need to microwave it).Wash, in hot water, the mixing container, the measuring spoons, the stirring implement, and the bottle in which you will eventually store the mixed JLube. Rinse them thoroughly afterwards, especially if you used soap. Once they are clean and residuefree, sterilize them all with whatever you have chosen as a sterilizing agent. Rinse them again afterwards with clean water to wash away any remaining sterilizing agent (especially important if you used something that could leave a residue behind). Make certain that the measuring spoons are completely dry before you use them everything else can be slightly damp. In fact, it is best to avoid drying things with a towel if at all possible. Towels have lint on them, and lint floating in your JLube is really unappealing.Step 2: Measure out your ingredientsThe following recipe works for general usage, but from what I have heard it isnt suitable for anything more extreme (most specifically, fisting). You should definitely experiment with the ratio of ingredients. As time goes by you will develop your own preferences with JLube, but for now, this should provide a decent baseline set of measures for mixing up a batch: Eight fluid ounces of water Two teaspoons of powdered JLube One fluid ounce of General LubricantPut the water into your microwavesafe mixing cup. This is where the size of the container becomes important it needs to be large enough to comfortably stir the mixture in without spilling it all over the place. Next, add the two teaspoons of JLube. Make sure to stir constantly while doing this, and add the powdered JLube VERY SLOWLY. JLube loves to clump when it comes in contact with water. And while the lumps can be removed, the fewer lumps you start with, the easier it is as you progress. So sprinkle the JLube in slowly while stirring, making sure to vary the direction of stirring. As it gets thick, if you keep stirring in the same way, it builds up quite a bit of momentum and can fling out the sides.Once you have fully stirred in the JLube, scrape off any that has accumulated on the sides of the measuring cup and on whatever you are using as a stirring implement. Then, set it aside and let it sit. This step doesnt seem to be entirely necessary, as the next step tends to compensate for it, but it does help. Let it sit for about an hour or so, longer if you can tolerate the wait. This gives the clumps of JLube time to hydrate and as they hydrate, they will swell and unclump. This is the trick most people seem to ignore. The clumps WILL go away if you hydrate them and stir them. However, most people arent patient enough to wait for all the lumps to go away by themselves, and this is where the next step becomes important.Step 3: Microwave your JLubeMicrowaving your JLube is very important for two reasons. First, it does an excellent job finally eliminating all remaining clumps and bubbles, and it helps uniformly mix the JLube. Second, the heat will aid in sterilizing the final mixture, producing a much cleaner end product (please note that boiling is generally considered a poor way to sterilize something, especially for as short a period of time as were boiling in this recipe, but it does still help).Your ultimate goal here is to boil the JLube for a little while. When I am making JLube, I usually microwave a single batch for a total of around four to five minutes on the highest setting, but you may need to do it for more or less time depending on your microwave. You want the entire batch to become uniformly boiling, as when the water begins to boil it bursts the remaining clumps from the inside out and leaves you with, if done carefully enough, perfectly smooth and lumpless JLube.EXERCISE CAUTION HERE. JLube mixed into water thoroughly changes the behavior of the water, especially when it boils. Instead of just bubbling a little, it froths like mad (sort of like boiling milk) and can, with very little warning, bubble up and spray all over the microwave. A good way to avoid this problem is to just get a really large container so that it doesnt boil over. I find it best to use a microwave safe bowl, preferably glass, that is a minimum of four to five times the volume of the batch you are mixing. Also, it needs to be fairly wide as narrow containers tend to focus the boiling lube up into a column that will spray out the top. If you dont have a container that large, you may have to boil it in steps. To boil in steps, heat the JLube in the microwave until it just begins to boil stop the microwave and stir it some. Repeat this process until the JLube is hot enough that it readily boils when you turn on the microwave, and then continue this microwaveandstir process for a couple more minutes. You will see the clumps begin to disappear, and you can repeat this process until you are satisfied that all the clumps have been removed. Another word of caution when you stop the microwave, the JLube will most likely stop boiling. But when you plunge a stirring implement into it, this can result in a large wave of boiling hot, bubbling JLube to burst up from the top. Be very careful with this! At best, you can spill it all over your microwave. At worst, you can severely burn the skin on your hand. Remember, this is a boiling hot slime, and if it gets on you, it will stick and continue burning until it cools off. And, speaking from experience, JLube retains its heat MUCH longer than plain water.Once all the boiling is done, you will most likely have lost a decent amount of water in the form of steam. If necessary, simply add water back into the mixture to return it to the appropriate level. The water can be stirred in by hand, and it will incorporate into the mixture easily enough.Step 4: Add the secret ingredientNow that you have sufficiently boiled and stirred your JLube to the point that it is smooth and uniformly mixed, let it cool for a little while (not too long though, you want it to still be hot) and then add the one fluid ounce of General Lubricant. Stir this in thoroughly. The General Lubricant adds body and durability to the JLube it also adds a small amount of preservative and seems to make it easier to clean as well. After this has been added and fully mixed in with the JLube, set the entire thing aside and allow it to cool to the point where you can safely handle it.Step 5: Bottle your JLubeOnce the JLube has cooled enough to safely handle it, pour it into your clean storage bottle and cap it tightly. Be careful when transferring the JLube from the mixing container to the storage bottle it is thick and pours more like thin maple syrup than it does like water. It is very easy to spill by pouring too fast. Go slow, and be patient. You should do the transfer over a sink, though, because if you spill a large amount, it is much easier to just rinse away than it is to mop off the table top.Step 6: Let it rest (optional)At this point, your mixed JLube can be used but many people find it is helpful to let it sit (in a sealed container) at room temperature for a day or so at the very least. Any remaining clumps will dissolve, and all the bubbles and swirls will settle out of it leaving you with a uniformly smooth mixture. The lumps and bubbles in a bottle of JLube dont negatively impact the lubricating properties of the finished product, but if you are picky about the end product then letting it sit for a while is an absolute must.Step 7: Have fun!How do I clean off JLube?The instructions on the bottle say to rub some salt into the JLube to dissolve it. This works remarkably well, but really isnt necessary with the above recipe for premixed JLube. And again, despite what other people say, JLube CAN be washed off with soap and water. It just can take a while, especially if you directly applied JLube powder to your skin.Over my years of playing with the stuff, I have always found salt to be too inconvenient to have around, especially if Im washing up in the shower. I have played with a few different soaps to see what cleans JLube off the fastest, and have I found that the fastest cleaners are also the ones youd least want to use on your intimate bits. Case and point, the fastest cleaner I have found is a highly abrasive hand cleaner used for washing up after working with greasy machinery. This, of course, would be extremely painful to use on your sensitive parts, but for cleaning just your hands, its the best. In the search for the ideal middle ground, I have (comfortably) settled on Doctor Bronners Magic Soaps in the liquid form. It never seems to take any more than two good soapy passes to get all the slime off (even if its trapped in your hair), and its an excellent soap to boot. Just pour the liquid soap into your hands and wash up the affected parts. Dont use a washcloth or anything like that until after youve used your hands to get the lubricant off. The soap doesnt leave any sort of oily residue, so youll know exactly when the lube is gone. Granted, salt does clean up faster, but its inconvenient and it will rapidly draw your attention to any small cuts on the surface of your skin.Does JLube stain?JLube can stain, but I have never had a problem with it. Salt does break up the JLube spots well, and if you spill a large amount of it on some fabric, soaking the affected area in a heavy salt water mixture seems to dissolve it pretty rapidly. Rinsing with a strong stream of clean water will wash it away as well. But, as mixed JLube is around 95 water, there is very little in it that can leave a stain. At most it will tend to leave a bit of powdery JLube behind, but thats about it. You may want to test an inconspicuous area of a piece of fabric if you fear it may come in contact with a large amount of JLube over its lifetime.The residue left behind by JLube can, and will, rehydrate into a slippery goo if you get it wet. For this reason, if you spill some JLube on the floor, be sure to clean it up entirely. Otherwise, what seems like a perfectly safe bit of flooring can become an extremely slippery and dangerous spot when a wet foot steps down on it. It is EXTREMELY hard to stand if your feet are covered in JLube. It is also damn near impossible to pick someone up off the floor if they are covered in JLube. So please, be careful.What can I do to a batch of JLube to make it more suited to my personal tastes?You can customize your JLube in a variety of ways, especially when premixing it. For one thing, experiment with the amounts of JLube you add to the water to produce a thicker or thinner JLube. Try varying the amounts of General Lubricant, or dont even use any at all. The thing to remember is that JLube is water based and certain things will not mix well with it. For example, oils. JLube does not rehydrate in oil, and mixing oil with your JLube tends to just make a mess. Some people like mixing in Crisco, which is an oil, but it liquifies at a higher temperature than most other cooking fats which means it wont remain in a liquid state in your JLube. Instead, it will end up as more of a colloidal suspension, with microscopic little bits of Crisco floating around in the mix. Personally, this idea does not appeal to me. I wouldnt even cook with Crisco, let alone allow it to enter my body through some other orifice. But, you should still feel free to experiment with what you like.Things such as glycerine can be dissolved into your JLube. This may appeal to some. Food coloring can be added to change its appearance (though be warned that too much food coloring means the JLube will stain skin as well as clothing). Try mixing it with carbonated water. But above all, just play with the stuff until you find what is best for you.One suggestion I received from a faithful JLube fan (Id include her name and contact info here to properly credit her with the information, but she didnt insist on it and I really doubt she needs spambots and random visitors to this page contacting her) was to use just a pinch of unsweetened powdered drink mix to add flavor, color, and scent to your JLube. I havent tested it myself, but it sounds like it should work really well. The key is to avoid the mixes with the sweetener already added to them, as having additional sugar in your lube is mostly just an invitation to bacterial growth.Is JLube edible?It is supposedly nontoxic, but I dont suggest eating it. It doesnt taste like anything, but it does make your mouth feel as though you have the thickest saliva ever known. If you find yourself constantly getting the stuff in your mouth, you may want to consider flavoring it through the use of commonly available flavoring agents. Glycerine can also be used to add a bit of flavor, although not everyone can stand the taste of glycerine. Still, I would suggest keeping it out of your mouth as much as possible, and definitely not swallowing it.How long does JLube last?To be completely honest, I have no idea. In its dry form it seems to last pretty much forever, and in its mixed form it also seems to last forever if you keep it frozen. However, once mixed, reports vary as to how long it will survive. Some people report it going bad in less than a day others report it lasting weeks or months in a sealed container. Personally, I have had bottles mixed using the instructions on this page (which means it includes an amount of General Lube added into it to provide some preservative action) that have lasted for over a year in storage. Had I some way of properly testing the longevity of a batch of JLube I would, but I have no way of testing for the beginnings of bacterial growth. Additionally, the results would vary depending upon where in the world that batch is located, as the presence of yeasts in the air is different from one place to the next.I have conducted tests using batches of JLube that were mixed in what I would guess to be an environment typical to a standard JLube user. In those tests, the finished lube tended to last for at least a week, but the rate at which it would spoil completely depended upon the amount of cleanliness involved. Using straight tap water, mixing components washed in hot soapy water, and avoiding any skin contact when mixing produced a lubricant that was durable enough for use in the relatively near future (i.e. a week or so). Contacting the lubricant with skin, even recently washed skin, brought the life expectancy down to just a few days. Mixing in some standard cosmetics preservatives created a batch that has survived for a couple years with no sign of change.A general guideline that seems to be reasonable is to assume that once it is mixed it will not last long outside of a freezer if you do not add any sort of preservative to it. Being that the mixture is basically just thickened water with a little sugar in it, it will most certainly inspire bacterial growth, especially if you do not start with clean water and you do not boil it. A batch of JLube mixed following all the guidelines for cleanliness and sterilization should be fine in a sealed container for at least a week or so, probably longer. With a preservative added, several months is reasonable to assume. In any case, check it for spoilage before using it and discard it if there is anything wrong with it. My experience with it indicates that these are very conservative measures of its durability, but I feel it is better to present minimums than maximums so as to not get peoples hopes up too terribly.Can I mix JLube in a blender?People have emailed me about this one, and I have seen some web pages out there that suggest doing this, but I personally wouldnt recommend it. I have tried it before, and while it sounds easier to do it that way, I have found what I consider to be a few compelling reasons not to do it.First off, a blender is generally used for food. It has lots of nooks and crannies around the area of the chopping blades where bits of food can hide, even after a thorough washing. And those little bits of food invite bacterial growth, which while harmless in your digestive tract (which was designed to deal with bacteria entering the mouth) are a bigger question when they enter any of the other openings on the human body which do not encounter such bacteria directly on a normal basis. Cleanliness and safety are important here, so unless you are keeping one blender for just the mixing of lubricants, I would consider it too difficult to safely sterilize the blender for this purpose. Thats my opinion, though. You may feel differently. Just dont get your dirty blender lube near my butt.Second, cleaning a blender is a pain. Its even worse when its gunked up with slime. Even if you soak the blades in salt, theyre still a pain to clean. Cleaning a bowl and a stirring implement is far easier and less time consuming.Last, blender mixed lube never seems to be quite as good as hand mixed and subsequently microwaved lube. I have tested this one, and I have found that blender lube reliably takes more powdered lube to achieve the same levels of lubrication. Interestingly, in doing a few web searches on the subject, I have found that others have come to the same conclusion as well, and that it is a behavior not limited to just JLube. Methylcellulose mixtures have the same problem. A blenders blades will essentially chop up the long polymers that make up a hydrated batch of JLube, and in the end you need more of them to achieve the same effect. Its possible that, given time to sit, the lube would properly thicken back up but in my tests the initial product, taken fresh from the blender, seems to be inferior. It also doesnt seem to save much time or effort, so do it if you want, but its hardly necessary and doesnt carry any real benefits.Does JLube work as a lube with electrostimulation toys?Electrostimulation toys and gadgets (such as the ones sold by Paradise Electro Stimulations ) have specific needs associated with their lubricants. The lubricant needs to enhance electrical conductivity as opposed to insulating against it, which means that in general water based lubricants are fine. Silicone oils, mineral oils, and things of that sort are not definitely not usable in that application. JLube, being water based, meets the criteria as specified by those manufacturers of a usable lubricant. I did speak with someone at PES once specifically about JLube, and they said that it does indeed work fine. However, not being satisfied with much of anything unless I witness it for myself, I decided to conduct some tests. What I have found is that yes, JLube does work in that application, but it isnt among the best choices. The conductivity gels sold by the manufacturers (which Im loathe to call lubes because they dont seem to lubricate worth a damn) work better, and I would suggest using those instead. Pure water is a poor conductor of electricity, and it generally requires the addition of some ions (an easy source of which is an ionic compound, like salt, which is JLubes enemy) in order to make it conduct well. The polyethylene oxide in JLube doesnt seem to do anything to enhance the conductivity of the mixture at all, and in fact seems to hinder it more than anything else as it forms a thin barrier between the electrode and the skin.So to summarize, yes it does work. However, other offerings seem to work better, but a thinner mixture of JLube that didnt coat so heavily might work well enough.Whats all this about JLube and the peritoneal cavity?I have had a few people email me about the health concerns of JLube due to the warning it carries about leakage into the peritoneal cavity causing death. The original article that caused this concern is archived here at ivis.org if you would like to read it. What it boils down to is this: If you get JLube into your peritoneal cavity theres a good chance you will die. Granted, if you went into the hospital immediately and told them that you had JLube in your peritoneal cavity, they could probably save your life but thats not so much the point here. The real question is whether or not you will get any into your peritoneal cavity, which its highly unlikely that you will. In order for it to get there, youd have to punch a hole through either your large intestine or your cervix to first gain entry to your peritoneal cavity, and then youd have to pump about 4 ounces of the stuff in there (thats assuming you use it in the concentrations listed in the recipe on this page stronger mixes will reduce the amount needed to achieve the equivalent amounts described in the above linked article). Now, if you experience either of those types of wounds, youll be going to the hospital anyhow (or at the very least, you SHOULD go to the hospital and get it checked out since that sort of wound can lead to peritonitis, which can end in a rather painful death), and chances are youll stop doing anything and everything the instant it happens, including playing with your JLube.Keep in mind that the article listed above is talking about pumping large amounts of lubricant into a horse to assist during birth. Even if you are pumping relatively large amounts of lubricant in, there has to be some additional mechanism by which a significant wound capable of passing lubricant could occur. If you arent risking that sort of damage with what you are doing, then the risk described in the article does not apply. As there is no way to predict what sort of strange activity a person might do when a bucket of JLube is present, there is no way to be certain that there is no risk at all, so in the end it is up to the end user to determine the risk of internal damage associated with their activities. If there really is a risk of a major internal rupture, then JLube should be avoided, but then so should the risk of internal rupture!So again, Im no doctor, but I dont see much risk of this type of issue under normal circumstances. Fisting might cause it, but even then I doubt youd get much JLube past the point of the wound. Youd have other issues to worry about in a case like that. A ruptured large intestine is dangerous enough.More information about the General Lube used in the recipe listed aboveThe General Lubricant called for in the recipe on this page is, as it turns out, not particularly easy to locate if you dont live in the United States. Hopefully soon I will be able to determine a suitable substitute that is available anywhere, but for now the best I can do is describe the General Lubricant in the hopes that others can find something that works for them.General Lubricant is a product manufactured by First Priority, Inc. of Elgin, IL. It can be purchased through Nasco as well as through a few other supply houses. The ingredients are listed as deionized water, propylene glycol, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, methyl parahydroxybenzoate, and propyl parahydroxybenzoate. My whole reason for including it in the recipe is to provide some degree of preservative action in the mix to improve shelf life, and to make the final product a bit easier to handle. It seems to reduce the stringiness you normally find in a batch of straight JLube, and it also seems to make it a bit easier to clean up as well but it does not detract from the lubricative nature of the JLube.I am guessing, although at this point I am not yet certain, that you could achieve a similar effect by mixing in a slightly larger quantity of KY Jelly (or, preferably, a generic replacement for KY that is less costly) than you would use of the General Lube. There is some similarity in textures and ingredients between the two products, and it would be available just about everywhere.Ultimately, though, if you cant find a suitable substitute then you can just leave it out. It does make the batch of JLube easier to work with, but it isnt 100 necessary in order to make and enjoy JLube. If you can get your hands on some General Lubricant (or similar product) to mix in with it, I do suggest you try it especially if you like to have a small bottle of JLube around at all times for emergencies.What is JLube, really? (A more technical view)Note: Its possible Im way off base with some of this information, but Im pretty sure its correct enough for the purposes of this page. However, if you know better, please contact me and let me know. But be prepared to have actual evidence handy. Ive gotten tired of people emailing me complete and total crap that has no basis in reality just because they believe the magic lubricated butt fairies make JLube work, not science.JLube is basically two things a polymer ( polyethylene oxide ) and a dispersing agent (sucrose). The real work is done by the polymer, the dispersal agent is just there to make it easier to measure out and mix. Youd be using a mere 25 of what you normally use if there were no dispersing agent, and given how Jlube likes to clump when it gets wet, if you didnt have the dispersing agent it would turn into one big clump when it hit the water.The polymer is sort of like a piece of string. When its dry, its all bunched up and acts as a generally useless lump. Keep in mind, of course, this is on a microscopic scale so to the human eye those useless clumps just look like white powder. When you get them wet, they spread out and are no longer bunched up. Now they act like long little threads floating around in the water (although technically, from what I have read, polyethylene oxide will bond with the hydrogen in water so its not so much floating as it is actually stuck to the water molecules, and the long strings are actually polyethylene oxide that is hydrogen bound to water, which is then in turn hydrogen bound to even more polyethylene oxide, resulting in a collection of these waterpolyethylene strings). Theyll stick to each other, but theres still water in between them so they can slide apart quite easily, albeit in a somewhat snotty fashion. Think of it like a pot of pasta. When theres a lot more water than pasta, it flows easily but has some long, stringy bits in it that slow things down. Reduce the amount of water, and eventually youve got nothing but pasta in one big clump. This is what goes on in technique two of the mix it just before you use it recipes up above, by the way. This is also why using a blender isnt such a good idea. You want all those long waterpolymer threads in there, and whirring them around and chopping them up just makes them into much shorter threads, sort of like if you blended up your pasta. As you will see, you want those threads to be nice and long.So now that youve got a mixture of water with all these microscopic strings floating around in it, how does it lubricate? Well, those strings will get between two objects that are rubbing together and cover it quite effectively. The end result is that now those two objects are no longer rubbing together directly. Instead, theyre rubbing against the polymer threads, which are in turn rubbing against more polymer threads. Those threads slip and slide against each other much more easily than would the two lubricated objects if they were unlubricated and rubbing directly against each other. Skin is designed to use friction to its advantage... thats how you are able to pick up objects. Theres lots of tiny little cracks and valleys that increase the surface area of your skin, thereby increasing the friction. But, if those areas are clogged up and covered by microscopic threads, they cant grab a hold of anything. This is how lubricants in general work, by the way. So why, then, is JLube so much more slippery than, say, another lubricant such as mineral oil? Because of how these tiny threads work. They can lay across the tiny cracks in your skin, and refuse to move out of the way or get sucked deeper into the cracks. An oil can get wicked up by your skin and wont have the viscosity necessary to withstand something your skin was designed to do... work its way through slippery things so that you can grab them. Shorter threads will more easily push out of the way as the pressure between two surfaces increases. But when the threads are very long, and theres enough of them so that you cant push through the barrier made by those threads, you have a recipe for a very slick lubricant that stands up very well to a surface designed to work its way through liquids in order to find some traction.JLube, in a sense, takes its cues on how it functions directly from nature. Whats one lubricant naturally made by the human body? Mucus, also affectionally called snot. Which, by the way, is basically a bunch of cells (which arent all that unlike the polymer in JLube) suspended in water. Theres some salts in there as well, but thats sort of beside the point for the moment. The main thing is, its a mixture very similar to JLube in how it functions. Which is one of the reasons why JLube does its job so well. It mimics the same lubricants that a human body produces, which are very much designed to make the body slippery.Of course, the cells in mucus can be broken down more readily by your body should it get lodged somewhere it shouldnt be, which is where the issues with JLube in the peritoneal cavity come into play. Fortunately, as long as JLube is in a part of your body made to wash out foreign matter (rectums and vaginas do a good job of this, plus we can help them along if necessary) its not such a big deal. But if its trapped inside your body, and your body attempts to pass it into the bloodstream and through the kidneys, you would be in for a world of pain (and probably death).Although JLube contains a polymer, when dissolved into water it does not behave in the same way as some other common polymers used for thickening and lubricating (like sodium polyacrylate, which is an interesting chemical in its own right). The polyethylene oxide in JLube bonds with the water molecules, but these bonds can be broken by chemicals that form stronger bonds than the hydrogen bonds holding the polyethylene oxide in the solution. This is one of the reasons why table salt is so useful in cleaning up JLube (the other reason being the abrasive effect of the salt crystals). Ionic compounds, of which table salt is one, will generally destroy sufficiently thick mixes of polyethylene oxide and water given time. It is possible to make JLube mixes that contain small amounts of salts and have them hold together for a while, which can be useful if you are trying to make a conductive JLube mix for electrostim play, but they really dont work well in the long term. Suitably concentrated ionic compounds added to a batch of JLube can actually cause the powder dissolved in the water to literally fall out of the solution right before your eyes. I have tested this using using a potassium hydroxide based pH adjusting solution, and its really quite amazing to see, but does not bode well for attempts to mix JLube with any kind of salt. Things mixed with JLube should be as nonionic as possible. That includes the water itself. The closer the water is to a neutral pH (i.e. a pH of 7) the better things will be, although again, as long as the amount of salts dissolved in the water isnt enough to completely overwhelm the bonds holding the polyethylene oxide to the water molecules, it should work well enough. It does mean that strongly ionic solutions can be used to remove JLube from fabrics, and things like alkaline drain cleaners can make short work of even the highest concentrations of JLube, but unless you have some reason why youre trying to break down a 55 gallon drum of lube its probably best to avoid the highly caustic substances.Glycerine soaps seem to break up JLube as well, but from what I know of glycerine and from what Ive seen of washing with glycerine based soaps it seems to work in the opposite manner from salt. It appears to actually overhydrate the JLube, diluting it down and washing it away. Im guessing the reduction in surface tension of the water (since its a soap) helps, but there does seem to be a definite charging effect that comes with glycerine soaps. Glycerine forms hydrogen bonds with water in much the same way as JLube, so instead of simply knocking the lube out of the solution it can mix with it. In fact I have seen cases where what seemed like clean body parts suddenly became slippery with JLube after the glycerine soap hit them, like there was a small amount of residue left behind by other rinsing methods that wasnt enough to do much in the presence of plain water, but with the glycerine it actually began to work again. This is totally a hypothesis based on anecdotal information, however, so I wouldnt give it much credit. Still, glycerine soaps do seem to wash it off better.Anyhow, the only real point that should be taken away from all this rambling is that a batch of hydrated JLube is essentially a bunch of water with a lot of microscopic polymer threads floating around in it. Once you understand that, its easier to understand how it does what it does, and how its going to behave if you use (or abuse) it. Especially when it comes to mixing up your own custom version, as certain things will work better than others. Ionic compounds will eventually wreck your mix, and things that dont mix well with water normally (like oils, fats, Crisco, some silicones, etc.) will either require an emulsifier, or must be mixed so thick that the components cannot separate. You can create a lot of odd mixes that work well enough in the short term, but if you want an end product that has greater longevity after mixing, it is much easier to achieve success in your experiments once you begin to understand the limitations of the substance.Is JLube safe, really? (A more involved discussion)As stated elsewhere on this page, JLube consists of a thickenerlubricant and a dispersing agent. As innocent as all this seems, it does present certain potential health hazards that are most likely (in my opinion, anyhow) minimal but it just seems wrong to not mention them if I know about them.The sucrose in JLube is a sugar. It isnt anything particularly dangerous, but it does carry a few risks in certain instances. First off, it provides food for bacteria, and in the absence of any sort of preservative it is something of an invitation to the mixed product going bad and developing mold or other bacterial growth. This is easy enough to combat and prevent, but you should be aware of it so that you dont accidentally wind up with a spoiled batch of JLube that could lead to other nasty things like yeast infections. Second, as it is a sugar, if you are extremely concerned about coming in contact with sugar (for example, you are diabetic) you should keep that in mind depending on how you plan on using it. True, the amounts of sugar dissolved into the solution are incredibly small. Still, I have read posts online from people who refused to use JLube precisely because they were diabetic and afraid of how they might react to it. This is something you need to decide for yourself in terms of risk, but seeing as glycerin is a major part of many lubes out there (and glycerin is considered a carbohydrate by the US Food and Drug Administration) it seems like if you arent afraid of glycerin lubes then theres probably no reason to be afraid of JLube. Theres also questions of exactly how youd manage to absorb an appreciable amount of the sucrose since theres so little of it in the final mix, but again, if youre truly healthparanoid then consider yourself warned.The lubricantthickener in JLube is the one with greater health warnings. Toxicity relating to infiltration of the peritoneum aside, there are a couple of known risks with it. There have been studies showing oral toxicity in rats, but this was for ingesting much larger quantities of polyethylene oxide than anyone is going to reasonably ingest when using it as a lubricant. If you are into sitting down with a huge bowl of dry JLube, a spoon, and a healthy appetite you might end up with some health problems. But for most cases, a person would not be eating it and it would be difficult to absorb it in appreciable amounts through any other route.What is probably of greater concern is contamination by other chemicals. Polyethylene oxide is known by many different names, but the most common one is probably polyethylene glycol, also abbreviated as PEG. PEG is specified along with a number indicating the molecular weight of that particular kind of PEG. In the case of JLube, only the manufacturer knows exactly what kind of PEG is being used but based on my tests and comparisons against many forms of it, it is most likely what is called PEG90M. PEG90M is often used in shampoos, lotions, and most frequently, shaving gels. It can also be used in various industrial manufacturing and refining processes. According to the database at the Environmental Working Groups Skin Deep web pages PEG90M can contain some nasty impurities such as ethylene oxide (a known carcinogen and suspected neurotoxin) and 1,4dioxane (an irritant and suspected carcinogen). As such, they list it as a chemical with a moderate to high hazard rating depending on usage. In the case of JLube the amounts of PEG90M would exceed the typical usage by an order of magnitude at least, so if you abide by the warnings at the EWG pages then JLube would fall well within the high hazard rating category. Absent of an actual chemical analysis, I would expect the contents of JLube to not be considered pharmaceutical grade based on the cost and the lack of human safety requirements (it IS intended for farm animals after all, and not humans). So again, consider yourself warned.Now, with all those statements having been said, is there a realistic health risk? As always, that is for you to decide on your own. The usage of any cosmetic carries with it certain risks, and certainly the information on the EWP page makes it sound incredibly scary. All I can say is you should decide for yourself. I have listed as much detail here as I have about the ingredients in JLube, which should provide anyone concerned about the potential health risks with some good starting points for further research. Anything beyond that exceeds the scope or the intention of this document.

Glijmiddel op waterbasisWat is een glijmiddel op waterbasis?Een glijmiddel op waterbasis is bedoeld om de seks en het masturberen nog prettiger te laten aanvoelen. Daarnaast kan het helpen om een pijnlijke wrijving tijdens het vrijen tegen te gaan. Vooral vrouwen die zelf niet genoeg natuurlijk glijmiddel aanmaken kunnen hier baat bij hebben. Daarnaast kan een glijmiddel op waterbasis eenvoudig met elk type seksspeeltje en alle condooms gecombineerd worden.Voor wie is dit product bedoeld?Een glijmiddel op waterbasis wordt door zowel mannen als door vrouwen gebruikt. Het maakt de huid zacht en soepel en laat de seks of het masturberen zo aangenamer aanvoelen. Vrouwen die zelf minder vocht aanmaken, bijvoorbeeld door vaginisme of zwangerschap, kunnen op die manier een pijnlijke wrijving tijdens het vrijen voorkomen. Ook zijn glijmiddelen op waterbasis, in tegenstelling tot andere glijmiddelen, veilig met condooms en seksspeeltjes te gebruiken. Een glijmiddel op siliconenbasis kan bijvoorbeeld niet met een speeltje van siliconen gebruikt worden. Dit tast de buitenste laag van het seksspeeltje aan. Mannen en vrouwen die op zoek zijn naar een veilig glijmiddel om met hun sex toy te combineren zijn met een glijmiddel op waterbasis beter af.Eenvoudig schoon te makenDaarnaast is een glijmiddel op waterbasis eenvoudig schoon te maken door het met water af te spoelen. In tegenstelling tot een glijmiddel op siliconenbasis laten deze bevochtigingsgels geen vlekken en plakkerige resten achter.NadeelEen nadeel van glijmiddel op waterbasis zou kunnen zijn dat het wordt opgenomen door de huid. Hierdoor droogt dit glijmiddel bijvoorbeeld sneller uit dan een glijmiddel op siliconenbasis zou doen. Het kan dus zijn dat je af en toe het glijmiddel moet aanvullen om hetzelfde resultaat te houden. Wil je iemand langere tijd masseren? Dan is een glijmiddel op siliconenbasis wellicht een betere keuze.Wat zijn de verschillen tussen de uitvoeringen?De glijmiddelen uit deze categorie verschillen in een aantal opzichten van elkaar. We hebben de verschillen hieronder voor je neergezet.Anaal glijmiddelVoor anale seks of het gebruik van een anaal seksspeeltje is het aan te raden om voor een anaal glijmiddel te kiezen. Dit glijmiddel heeft een hogere viscositeit en daardoor een langere werking dan een normaal glijmiddel op waterbasis. Omdat het slijmvlies van de anus een kwetsbaar gebied is, is het noodzakelijk dat bij anale seks altijd voldoende glijmiddel wordt gebruikt. Heb je een anaal speeltje van siliconen materiaal? Dan is een goed anaal glijmiddel op waterbasis onmisbaar. Bekijk bijvoorbeeld eens de Male Butter Lubricant of de Pjur Analyse Me .Stimulerende glijmiddelenEen aantal glijmiddelen op waterbasis uit deze categorie hebben nog een bijkomstige werking. Zo zijn er een aantal stimulerende glijmiddelen die een verkoelend, verwarmend of tintelend effect geven na het aanbrengen. Hierdoor kan de seks of masturbatie nog intenser worden beleefd. Bekijk bijvoorbeeld eens het verkoelende glijmiddel van Fleshlight of het verwarmende Waterglide glijmiddel .Glijmiddel met smaakjesOok zijn er een aantal glijmiddelen verkrijgbaar met een toegevoegd smaakje. Bekijk bijvoorbeeld eens de Champagne en Aardbei Glijgel of het Alo Vera glijmiddel op waterbasis. Deze glijgels kunnen veilig worden gebruikt in combinatie met orale seks en zijn ook erg geschikt om tijdens een erotische massage te gebruiken. Een glijmiddel met smaak kan interessant zijn voor vrouwen die normaliter geen fan zijn van het geven van orale seks.Waterbasis Glijmiddelen kopen online bestellen: Altijd veilig discreetWelke van de Waterbasis Glijmiddelen je ook wilt kopen, bij ons ben je verzekerd van veilige betaalmethoden zoals iDeal en Afterpay. Je kunt ook altijd op ons rekenen voor een discrete en anonieme afhandeling van jouw bestelling. Heb je hulp nodig? Onze klantenservice zit klaar om jou te helpen met het online bestellen van Waterbasis Glijmiddelen.Waterbasis Glijmiddelen aanbieding sale: Goedkoop voordeligVind de actuele aanbiedingen op de sale pagina voor de goedkope en voordelige keuze in Waterbasis Glijmiddelen. Te koop met hoge korting gedurende acties.hulpnodig?Wij helpen je graagHeb je een vraag over een product? Of wil je meer weten over je order? Wij helpen je graag!

13 cup coconut oil (Find HERE )1 tablespoon beeswax (Find HERE )5 drops Sensual Synergy Blend Essential Oil (Find HERE )Directions:Melt the coconut oil and beeswax on your stovetop until melted using a double boiler. You can just use a pot of water and a glass measuring cup, too just put the coconut oil and beeswax in the measuring cup and put the measuring cup in the pot of water.Once melted, add essential oil. Remove from heat and let cool completely until hardened. You may need to put it in the refrigerator to harden a bit if your house is above 76 degrees. Its very important for the coconut oil to be hard because it will not whip if its liquid.Once hardened, whip your coconut oil until its light and fluffy. I use an immersion blender ( THIS one), but a stand or hand mixer works great, too.Store in a glass jar I love and use THESE jars for this homemade lubricant recipe. This recipe will keep for as long as the expiration date on your coconut oil (usually over a year or more!)Important Note: Coconut oil can break down latex and may make latex condoms ineffective.Experiment!I also encourage you to get creative and use my recipe as inspiration for some fun homemade lubricant recipe experimentation:Want to make it edible? Try adding a little honey and peppermint like THIS recipe.Want to create a yummy dreamsicle flavor? Add a little honey and some orange and vanilla essential oil.Have you ditched your toxic lubricants yet? Hope you all have fun with this recipe

0Beginners Guide To Anal Douche and Anal CleaningNearly everyone has heard the term douche. Most know what the terms means and may have actually douched themselves. Others are only familiar with the term as an insulting term, a bad name to call someone.Chances are that the douche that most of us are referring to is a vaginal douche. What most people are unaware of is that douching can also be performed anally. Anal douches are more popular with the gay male population, but females who engage in anal sex may also use anal douches as part of their sexual hygiene routine.We are going to walk you through the basics of anal douching and review things you should consider prior to attempting your first one.What is an Anal Douche Exactly?Anal douches work just like a vaginal douche would, except, well they are used anally. They are used to clean out the rectum and are typically used prior to a sexual encounter that includes anal sex. The purpose is to try to eliminate an accident from happening during the act of anal intercourse and clean out the rectum to remove any nasty stuff. The last thing anyone wants is to have a fecal catastrophe in the midst of their sex play.Anal Douche and Enema Colon AnatomyBasically, water is administered through a douche apparatus and then the water is expelled back through the rectum, out the body, taking any unwanted debris along with it. Most people feel a shower and topical wash of the anal area is sufficient. Many, however, would like some additional reassurances that they are fresh and clean and the chance of having an accident is less likely.There is a slight difference between douches and enemas and that is the amount of water used for each process. Douches use less water than enemas do, usually up to 13oz. An enema can use as much as a halfgallon. Other than that, they are administered in the same way.Why You Need Anal DouchingThere are arguments both for and against anal douching. Some feel it is not necessary, that the body sufficiently takes care of itself and if the person is healthy and follows a healthy diet, the body does a great job of expelling fecal matter all on its own.If someone has a poor diet, one high in fats and low in fiber, their normal bowel movements may be more frequent and looser in form. This may lend itself to a higher risk of having an issue during anal sex. In those cases, the douche is probably a good idea, not only physically, but for the mental benefit as well. It takes some of the worry and anxiety off of the person who is on the receiving end of the anal sex (the bottom). Additionally, the person who is the top in the encounter will probably appreciate the peace of mind as well.Is it Safe?As far as safety is concerned, care must be taken when using a douche. The process of douching can remove the anal mucosal lining which is a protective surface barrier. It protects against infections, so by removing it through douching, you leave yourself susceptible to infection. Also, the anal tissue and bowel tissue is delicate. It is very easy to cut yourself when douching if you do not pay attention and take your time.The tip of the douche must be inspected before every use to ensure that there are no sharp edges or cracks. A cut in the bowel or anal lining can lead to an infection or even HIV. You may want to consider using a lube on the syringe end prior to insertion into the anus.Overuse of douches may affect your bodys natural function when it comes to the digestive system and elimination of waste. Someone who overuses them may find they need to take laxatives to stimulate the bodys natural elimination process.Use only water, adding ingredients is not recommended, as the anal lining is very sensitive and inflammation and redness can occur if using anything other than plain water.Types of Anal DouchesShower kitEnema bagsLets take a look at each of these specific types of douches. Before we start, if you have not used anal douches before, it is generally recommended that you start off with the bulb syringe type. It is inexpensive and the easiest to use. Once you are comfortable with this method and you think you may douche on a regular basis, then you can try out the other types.Bulb syringeThis is a two piece douche and the easiest to use. It is also the least expensive. If you have never douched anally, this is what you should start out with. The two parts are the nozzle end and the bulb. They click together to create one unit. This type can be used over the toilet (as opposed to the shower) and the cleanse it provides is considered shallow. You can get a bulb syringe with a longer nozzle to get a little deeper cleanse, but exercise caution and hold off on that until you get the hang of this one.Things to consider when buying bulb syringeSpray Pattern There are different types of nozzles that can be purchased as part of these systems. The spray pattern can be straight or wide. Straight only allows the water to be dispensed in one direction. The wide spray option allows for a more thorough cleaning and gets the job done quicker by covering more area.The nozzles come in plain, grooved or beaded. The only real function of the grooved or beaded would be pleasure. Some people experience discomfort with these and if cleansing is your only concern, stick with the basic plain nozzle. The width and length of the nozzle can vary. You will want to be sure to choose one that is comfortable for you, but a wider, longer nozzle will provide a more thorough cleansing.No

Sign Up for Our Healthy Living NewsletterThanks for signing up! You might also like these other newsletters:Sign up for more FREE Everyday Health newsletters .Oops! Please enter a valid email addressSign upOops! Please enter a valid email addressOops! Please select a newsletterGetty ImagesFast FactsThe body loses water through breathing, sweating , and digestion, which is why its important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water.Most people who are in good physical health get enough fluids by drinking water and other beverages when theyre thirsty, and also by drinking a beverage at mealtime.Women who are pregnant or nursing may want to consult with their physician about increasing fluid intake.Did you know that your body weight is approximately 60 percent water? Your body uses water in all its cells, organs, and tissues to help regulate its temperature and maintain other bodily functions. Because your body loses water through breathing, sweating, and digestion , its important to rehydrate by drinking fluids and eating foods that contain water . The amount of water you need depends on a variety of factors, including the climate you live in, how physically active you are, and whether youre experiencing an illness or have any other health problems.Water Protects Your Tissues, Spinal Cord, and JointsWater does more than just quench your thirst and regulate your bodys temperature it also keeps the tissues in your body moist. You know how it feels when your eyes, nose, or mouth gets dry? Keeping your body hydrated helps it retain optimum levels of moisture in these sensitive areas, as well as in the blood, bones, and the brain. In addition, water helps protect the spinal cord, and it acts as a lubricant and cushion for your joints.Water Helps Your Body Remove WasteAdequate water intake enables your body to excrete waste through perspiration, urination, and defecation. The kidneys and liver use it to help flush out waste, as do your intestines. Water can also keep you from getting constipated by softening your stools and helping move the food youve eaten through your intestinal tract. However, it should be noted that there is no evidence to prove that increasing your fluid intake will cure constipation .Water Aids in DigestionDigestion starts with saliva, the basis of which is water. Digestion relies on enzymes that are found in saliva to help break down food and liquid and to dissolve minerals and other nutrients. Proper digestion makes minerals and nutrients more accessible to the body. Water is also necessary to help you digest soluble fiber. With the help of water, this fiber dissolves easily and benefits your bowel health by making wellformed, soft stools that are easy to pass.Water Prevents You From Becoming DehydratedYour body loses fluids when you engage in vigorous exercise, sweat in high heat, or come down with a fever or contract an illness that causes vomiting or diarrhea. If youre losing fluids for any of these reasons, its important to increase your fluid intake so that you can restore your bodys natural hydration levels. Your doctor may also recommend that you drink more fluids to help treat other health conditions, like bladder infections and urinary tract stones. If youre pregnant or nursing, you may want to consult with your physician about your fluid intake because your body will be using more fluids than usual, especially if youre breastfeeding .How Much Water Do You Need?Theres no hard and fast rule, and many individuals meet their daily hydration needs by simply drinking water when theyre thirsty, according to a report on nutrient recommendations from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. In fact, most people who are in good physical health get enough fluids by drinking water and other beverages when theyre thirsty, and also by drinking a beverage with each of their meals, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If youre not sure about your hydration level, look at your urine. If its clear, youre in good shape. If its dark, youre probably dehydrated.Last Updated:

Please click on the questions to see the answers.If you cant find the information youre looking for please feel free to ask us a question .If you have a question about this product please complete the form below and we will provide an answer as soon as possible. If you include your email address we will respond to you directly as well as posting our response to this page.Your name:Email address:Your question:I have experienced vulval dryness and occasional lack of lubrication during sex. The vulval dryness can lead to irritation and I am keen to find something that might help to soothe this. I am currently 13 weeks pregnant and wondered if the applicators are still ok for me to use or if I should stick with the tube and finger application? Also, which product might be the most helpful for me at this time? I was leaning towards getting the double glide set to allow me to try both the WB and OB to see which worked best. However, I wasnt sure if I should just go straight for the VM? Any help greatly appreciated!We believe that when you are pregnant, you are especially careful about your diet and the products you use, as you want your bodily environment to be as welcoming and kind as possible to your growing baby. During the hormonal changes brought about by pregnancy, it is common for a woman to experience vaginal dryness, and to need a lubricant. If vaginal dryness is experienced as a result of hormone changes due to pregnancy common in the 2nd trimester then YES WB water based would be more appropriate as it has the dual action of moisturisation and lubrication but YES OB plantoil based is a great lubricant if you are not able to tolerate the water based as it is very rich, soothing and nourishing for your intimate tissues and great for your skin generally. YES water and oil based lubricants are better, in this respect, than all other lubricants as they contain no glycerin, sugars, petrochemicals, parabens, grapefruit seed extract and no skin irritants or hormones. As our products are certified organic by the Soil Association UK, all the ingredients are guaranteed to be as pure as possible and contain no GM materials either.Can WB applicators be used in conjunction with vagifem?There will be no conflict with using them in combination over a period of time, but it might be rather messy to use them at exactly the same time. As you know Vagifem is a topical oestrogen to help progressively restore the elasticity and moistness of the vagina, while YES products have no hormonal component, but will impart moisture and slipperiness to the vulval and vaginal area, while maintaining the right pH level, which can address dryness and reduce irritation. It might be suitable for you to insert the estrogen cream during the morning, to allow it to disperse, and to apply the YES lubricant in the evening, and before intimacy if required. It is of benefit to apply liberally to the vulvar as well as to the vaginal area, to ensure maximum moisturising and intimate comfort.Hi, I am interested in purchasing the WB applicators for convenience. Once applied how long does the lubRican stay active in the body? ThanksWe would recommend using 1 applicator every 3 days to help rehydratereplenish damaged tissue in relation to vaginal drynessatrophy. Depending on the severity of the dryness you may wish to use the applicators more often and this is perfectly fine to do as the products are all natural.Hi, I just purchased the prefilled applicators. I have lichen sclerosis and vaginal dryness, I would like to use the applicators on a regular basis to keep my vaginal tissue supple. How often should insert the gel? Once a day, every few days, once a week? If i use it on a regular basis for therapeutic reasons, should use an extra one before sexual intercourse? Thank you for your prompt answer. CarolineThank you for your recent purchase and for your question. To address vaginal dryness we usually recommend using the applicators once a day to establish a good degree of hydration. Once any pronounced dryness has been alleviated, it is usually sufficient to use one applicator every two to three days to maintain comfort and internal moisture. This may well give you sufficient lubrication for intercourse, but can of course be augmented with an extra application if necessary. It is best to be guided by your own body and its needs, to determine how much to use. Many of our customers who have LS find it helpful to moisturise the vulva too, and we would recommend this. YES WB in tubes can be applied externally with the fingers to achieve this. I hope that helps.I have intertestitional cystitis with vaginal atrophy. I wish to use a altenative to vagifem. Can you reccomend a product? I am not sexually active this is purely for iritation and burning. ThankyouThe depletion of oestrogen during menopause can cause thinning of intimate tissues and pronounced dryness and discomfort. While Vagifem, or other forms of HRT can reverse some of these symptoms, YES products will alleviate rather than repair symptoms. YES Intro pack could allow you to discover which product would work best for you. YES WB, in tubes or in applicators, can relieve the irritation and burning you are experiencing, by balancing the pH and hydrating the vulva and vagina. If you require stronger protection then YES OB can soothe and restore day to day comfort.Used it before Shagtastic!

Find answers in product info, QAs, reviewsPlease make sure that you are posting in the form of a question.Dont see what youre looking for?Ask the CommunityThere was a problem completing your request. Please try your search again later.All Product Information Customer QAs Customer ReviewsProduct descriptionSize:One Gallon3.785LWets top selling formula is a classic, and is formulated and tested according to the highest industry standards. Wet Original contains soothing pure Vitamin E and Aloe Vera, and is waterbased, gentle, odorless, colorless, greaseless, nonstaining, and will not harm latex. Wet Original stays moist longer than other leading brands to provide a long lasting silky lubrication. Wet Original is a favorite for those who prefer a more viscous, gellike personal lubricant.Product details

Determining PowerWhile some companies charge a lot of money for products regardless of quality, you can easily determine what are the higher quality products on our website. You can choose a high quality product by the price and through our sex toy materials guide that outlines why the materials of the products we offer are better than others. The old adage of you get what you pay for is true on our web sites.When considering the power of vibrators, it is important to recognize that battery operated vibrators are less powerful than electric vibrators that plug in. Also, rotating vibrators are sensitive to too much pressure on them that can keep them from working properly.If you have a rotating vibrator like many of the dual action vibrators you may notice that if you clench or grip the rotating shaft too hard it may stop working. These types of toys are intended for rotating inside when someone is relaxed and while they can withstand some pressure, they are not intended to be used under a great deal of pressure. If you clench your Kegel muscles around them, you may notice that they slow or stop. If you prefer a rotating sex toy that can withstand a lot of pressure, then you will need to invest in something like a sex machine such as the Sybian , However, most people find these sex toys suit their needs perfectly and understand their limitations. Normal pressure on them does not impair their intended functioning and they do provide wonderful stimulation.Sort our vibrators by power level through our Vibrator Power Rating Guide .How Your Vibrator Is PoweredDo you prefer something that requires batteries, is rechargeable or plugs in? There are pros and cons to eachBattery Pros ConsA sex toy that requires batteries affords the user to operate without cords and provides a larger variety of sex toys to choose from as most require batteries. These can be costly if not using rechargeable batteries by having to keep replacing them. These can be bad for recycling purposes if you use nonrecyclable batteries and therefore bad for the environment. We recommend getting rechargeable batteries to counter the cons if you get a battery operated sex toy.Rechargeable Pros ConsRechargeable sex toys do not require batteries and are therefore, better for the environment and less expensive to maintain. Depending on the quality of the toy, they may not hold the charge for long. These may also require long charging periods and may not work unless fully charged making it important to plan on having it charged before your next use. Some rechargeable may not allow you to use it while it is charging.Plug In Pros ConsElectric sex toys are often some of the most powerful vibrators and offer a deep vibration that others cannot compare to. You do not have to worry about costly batteries, the effect of batteries on the environment or planning to make sure your toy is charged. These can limit how far you can move around (we recommend getting an extension cord). The cord may get tangled or get in the way during wild sexual adventures. These also cannot ever get wet as they may create the risk of electrical shock. We recommend wiping down with a moist wash cloth when it is unplugged that has been sprayed with sex toy cleaner .Figuring Out The Best Vibration LevelThis is a question that is completely subjective, however, we will provide factors in choosing a vibrator that many often do not consider. You should explore these factors before your purchase a vibrator so that you will better be able to select the perfect sex toy for you or your lover.VibrationsThere are variations to vibrators that go beyond just how powerful a motor is capable of functioning. Just because something has a higher or lower level of power does not mean it stops there when it comes to ones preference.Noise Level Power affects the pitch and noise level of a vibrator. The reason this can be a factor is because often manufacturers will do everything they can to make a vibrator quiet as that is how most customers prefer it. However, in doing so they must often add sound barriers that keep the vibrator from having the internal components vibrate. This will impact the level of sensation that one can feel on the surface of the vibrator and may reduce the power.PitchBy pitch of vibration, we mean the difference between something that is low pitched where the vibrator gives of a base vibration. This is a deeper type of vibration and often comes in the form of a larger vibrator. It does not necessarily mean that it is less powerful than one that is high pitched, rather it is much like putting you hand on the hood of a muscle car that has a low bass vibration in its engine versus your hand on the hood of a fast smaller car. They both can pack a punch, and can go very fast, they just have a different feel to them and we refer to this as pitch.Power MaterialVibrators can have many different levels of power and this is dependent upon the size of the vibrator and the level of power that it receives. This is then impacted by the material that surrounds the motor as well as its location. A powerful motor in a silicone vibrator may get muffled because the silicone does not conduct vibration as easily as Elastomer or plastic. Therefore, looking at not only the power of a motor can be just as important as what materials are used to make the product.Location of the MotorIt is important to also consider that if a vibrators power is located in the base, you may not feel it in the tip of the product nearly as much. However, if it is conducting through something like Elastomer and vinyl this may not be as much of an issue as opposed to silicone or rubber. Taking into account all factors or construction is important.Personal SensitivityWomen are not created equal. It is true, that some women have less nerve endings in their clitoris than others, but this factor is not the only thing one must consider when choosing a vibrator based on physical factors. How accessible the clitoris is, size and hood covering can also impact how well the clitoris is stimulated. Finally, some women prefer different sides of their clitoris stimulated, while others prefer direct contact with or without the hood covering it. It truly comes down to personal preference and comes from time experimenting.ExplorationWe encourage women to take time to explore their bodies through masturbation using their fingers to determine what level of stimulation is preferred as this will help determine what type of vibrator will work best.Contact Us With QuestionsWe also encourage those who are buying a vibrator for the first time or have questions as to what type would be best based on sexual goals to call or email us before you make your purchase as we are happy to make recommendations based on your desires.Vibrator Battery TipsThe most common mistake that consumers make when using a sex toy is putting the batteries in wrong. Before you contact your sex toy store telling them that it does not work, make sure to check to see if you have them in correctly. Often times batteries go in different direction and rely on the cap lid being closed properly to work.The other tip to consider is to take out your batteries when the vibrator is not in use. The reason for this is that batteries can corrode inside and ruin the mechanical components inside your vibrator.Also keep oils, water and lubricants out of your vibrator and keep batteries dry.What Pleasures You?Vibrators are one of the sex toys that women absolutely love and for good reason. They are highly effective at stimulating the clitoris, nipples and gspot. They increase blood flow to those areas which not only increases arousal but also circulation and sex drive. Using a vibrator is actually a healthy thing to do. Using them on your back has long show health benefits and the rest of the body is no exception.The next step is to determine which one is the right one for you. Do you want it to be a low, moderate or strong vibration? Do you want it to be handheld or hands free? What about remote controlled? With so many vibrators on the market today, it is certainly difficult to know which ones to get. We of course are happy to assist you if you want to email or call us, but take some time to read this article to first give you some food for thought. There may be things that you have never even considered when it comes to your sexual health.Below we will cover some of the main types of vibrators in order to give you a picture of what your basic options areGSpot Prostate VibratorsGspot vibrators have become increasingly popular with both men and women because they allow a couple to get more creative in the bedroom. They can be used for gspot and anal prostate stimulation which makes them able to be used by both sexes and in a variety of ways. The prostate is essentially the same thing as the gspot in a female and why it produces so much pleasure.If you decide to use a gspot for both anal and vaginal stimulation, make sure to wash well so as not to transfer unwanted bacteria. Using a condom over them for anal play can make clean up easier. You can also get a gspot dildo that is made with a nonporous material such as 100 medical grade silicone so that bacteria will not harbor in the sex toy. Materials such as Cyberskin are very porous and even when cleaned can still hold on to the bacteria.GspotWhile finger stimulation can be just as effective, the gspot vibrators reduce finger and hand strain and are easier to thrust in and out for an longer period. To identify what they look like you will find that they typically have a slight curve in their shape with a pronounced tip. Something to remember is that pressure into the gspot and prostate can be more sexually pleasurable than just rubbing against it. This is one of the most common types of sex toys and quite effective at providing sexual pleasure for all.Clitoral VibratorsThese are the most popular of all sexual vibrators. The reason for this is because a womans clitoris is very similar to the tip of a mans penis and is the most sensitive part of her body. For you men out there, you know that if you did not stimulate the head of your penis during sexual play, it would not be nearly as pleasurable.Clitoral stimulation provides amazing stimulation, increases blood flow, circulation and helps to increase sex drive over the long run. Some women find that they enjoy clitoral stimulation while they are having sexual intercourse and use them during their love making to increase their sexual pleasure. They can also be used with dildos and are often available on dual action, vibrating dildos. Women also often find that using vibrators on a frequent basis helps them to not only achieve powerful orgasms but to relax and feel fantastic in general.The most common types of vibrators are bullets, dual action vibrators (like the bunny vibrators which can also rotate), triple action vibrators (stimulating the clitoris, gspot and anus), electric (which are very powerful and can be used all over the body), strapon compatible vibrators, discreet vibrators (that do not look like a vibrator such as a pen, sponge, duck, etc.), waterproof vibrators (which are used in the shower, bath, etc.) One tip on waterproof vibrators Always be sure to check if they are waterproof or water resistant before submerging).There are some vibrator myths out there and to dispel them we have an article that covers common vibrator facts and myths .Penis Vibrators (AKA: Vibrating Rings, Cock Rings Masturbation Sleeves)Vibrating rings and masturbation sleeves can be just for a males pleasure or for his partner as well. Often they provide a squeezing sensation which encircles a mans penis and further stimulates through a vibrator. Some men prefer the vibration at the base of their penis, while others enjoy the intensity of vibration at the tip head of their penis.Masturbation Sleeves There are masturbation sleeves that vibrate, but for those that do not, men find that simply putting a vibrating bullet in them provides fantastic stimulation.Love Rings Vibrating rings are very popular among couples as they can make a man feel bigger, last longer and enhance stimulation (by his penis stimulating her gspot while the clitoral vibrator stimulates her clitoris). In addition, some triple action vibrating rings have the added benefit of doing all of that along with anus anal simulation.

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