Oil based are a pretty underrated form of lubricant and aren't discussed very much compared to water-based or silicone lube. This is mainly because other lubricants are recommended to use with sex toys. Even though oil-based can be used with sex toys, it is better for creating some incredibly personal and intimate moments with yourself or within a relationship.
Oil based lubricants such as this Elbow Grease Original are thicker than your average lubricant, but still luxuriously silky.
Not needing to use a condom
Firstly, oil-based lubed are not compatible with latex condoms, or anything that's latex. Basically the ingredients react badly and either make the condom porous, meaning that the condom can harbour bacteria or cause the condom to completely break. They are safe however to use with less common polyurethane condoms! Otherwise ensure everyone has their sexual health in check, no pesky yeast infections or anything. Have alternative pregnancy preventers available, unless you're wanting to make a baby, burn that midnight oil!
Sex or a massage, why not both?
Oil based represents double pleasure. Either you can use it for sexy time, or a massage. Foreplay is so important, so begin with a loving massage to release some muscle tension whilst building some sexual tension! A dash of oil will greatly reduce the friction and will prove you don't need to be a masseuse to provide a relaxing massage. This is a big difference between water-based lubricant for example, water-based lubricant is usually a bit colder, cold lube for a massage, no thank you!Video sourced from The Mobile Spa
Planning some marathon loving?
If you're planning a particularly long sensual session and either want to ensure everything stays well lubed or reapplying lube sounds like a buzzkill. Oil based lube is perfect because it is so long lasting.
Upgrading a hand job
Treating your man to a handy? A happy ending after a massage? Remember oil based lube goes a long way. Quickly squirting some lubricant onto your hands may not just be an exciting surprise but will feel amazing. Even though a handjob is typically associated with men, woman will enjoy a helping hand as well! Lubricant can help reduce over stimulation during early stages of clitoral contact. Further, it can double as protection for intimate tissue.
Prepared for extra cleaning
Be prepare for the potential of a bit more cleaning than usual. Generally oil based lubricant is known as a lube that may require some extra cleaning compared to water-based or silicone lubricant. However, new oil-based lubricants such as Boy Butter Fresca only require some water to wash off.
So be intelligent about your intimate moments, unlike other lubricants where you should be extra generous to ensure safety! Oil-based is the gift that keeps on giving, so a little bit is probably fine, especially if only using it for a handjob or massage. If any sheet staining occurs, don't throw your sheets in the dryer! Lubricant stains are similar to grease stains. Therefore, some dishwashing soap or anything that cuts grease will do.
Wanting a natural feel
Oil based lube isn't as pure as organic or water-water based lube. But will feel more legitimate than silicone. Some couples whose lube drawer is abundant like to mix some water-based lube in to create a more natural feel.
For the best water-based lubricants read - 5 of the Best Water-based Lubricants
Unlike other sex toys or arousing additions. Lubricant can be a welcome surprise, especially if you're about to receive a massage. Discussion around it's inclusion doesn't need to be so clear, but knowing it's on the cards is good practice.
If you experience any burning, itching, redness or pain after coming in contact with lubricant. Then stop play immediately! It's very possible that you are allergic to a certain ingredient within the product. This doesn't mean your lubing days are over. Once you've identified the specific ingredient, begin the search for an alternative lubricant and have another go.