Water Based vs. Oil Based vs. Silicone Based Lubricants

Water Based vs. Oil Based vs. Silicone Based Lubricants

Ever wondered which type of Lubricant is right for you?

Read this handy guide to discover the differences between Water Based, Oil Based and Silicone Based Lubricants.

Sex toys made from jelly, rubber or latex are detrimental to vagina health which is why we only sell skin safe sex toys and sexual lubricants. There is nothing worse than having a stinging. burnining or itching vagina or penis which is why we always recommend using products that have been designed for sexual use and to check the ingredients on the label if you have sensitive skin.

Vaseline and baby oil were never designed for sexual use. Also food that is safe to eat may not be safe to use during your sex play.

We always recommend using sexual lubricant with our sex toys as we believe it enhances your sexual pleasure and allows you to indulge in extended play either with a partner or a sex toy.

We recommend YES Organic Lubricants which are 100% natural, pH balanced to that of the vagina, skin-safe, being free from glycerine, parabens and glycols and fragrance free.

Water Based Lubricant

Water based lubricants are the most versatile of all the lubricant types as they are safe for all sexual activities, even for use with our silicone toys.

The main ingredient in water based lubricants is (unsurprisingly!) water, and it is because of this that they are free of any smell, taste or colour and are non-staining.

Water based lubricants also have the added benefit of being incredibly easy to wash off after use, leaving your skin clean, silky smooth and free of any residue.

When using water based lubricants, it is sometimes found that they can dry out a little. At this point we advise that you either re-apply more lubricant, or by adding a sprinkle of water you can help to re-activate that smooth and silky feeling.

Yes Organic Water Based nourishes the skin too, leaving it moisturised and improving overall skin health. This is why it feels so good during sex!

YES have also created YES BUT for anal play, pH balanced to that of the anus which is different to the pH of the vagina, YESBUT offers a completely natural way to enjoy pleasureable anal sex with a partner or suitable sex toy.

Oil Based Lubricant

Oil based lubricants give a great long-lasting and silky smooth experience. Highly beneficial for your skin, they moisturise and enhance the comfort of your sexual play, encouraging long-lasting pleasure.

The thicker consistency of oil based lubricants makes them ideal and safe for play with anal toys. When used in conjunction with water based lubricants, oil based lubricants can have a more natural feel, and provide longer lasting lubrication. They can also be used for water play.

Remember that oil based lubricants are not suitable for use with latex condoms.

Silicone Based Lubricant

Silicone based lubricants last a very long time and are great for fun in the water. However, they are not suitable to use on silicone toys because they will damage the surface. Apart from this, they are very enjoyable for any other fun you have in mind! ID Velvet Silicone Lubricant is designed with a sensitive skin formula and is safe to use with latex condoms.

Silicone based lubricants go a very long way and are perfect for long-lasting sexual play. The lubricant itself will last a long time as just a few drops suffice for one application. It is also worth noting that they are safe for use with latex condoms.

Due to their thicker consistency and long-lasting qualities, silicone lubricants are great for anal play too.
The silicone based lubricants are longer lasting than a water based lubricant. It is breathable, taste-free and odourless, water-free, fragrance-free, oil-free and non-greasy.

Selection Packs Available

Unsure which YES lubricant would be good for you? Or which type you will prefer? Then why not choose one of our YES Organic Lubricant Selection Packs for a great value way to try out our water-based and oil-based lubricants.

The selection pack contains:

  • 40ml tube of YES oil-based
    For those of you wishing to sample a new oil-based lubricant, this 40ml is by far the best sample size for you to try.
  • 50ml tube of YES water-based
    This tube is the perfect introductory to those new to water-based lubricant.
  • 2 applicators, one pre-filled with 5ml of YES water-based and one pre-filled with 5ml of YES oil-based
    These water-based applicators and oil-based applicators are used for direct insertion to the vagina, providing a more natural lubrication sensation.
  • 1 sachet of YES oil-based
    Handy travel-sized sachet.
  • 1 sachet of YES water-based
    Handy travel-sized sachet.

Why YES Organic Lubricants are so much better for you than Non-Organic Lubricants!

YES Organic Lubricants are certified by the Soil Association and are 100% organic, so are the perfect lubricants for you if you have ever had a reaction to any other products. They can be used for perineum massage and feel fantastic when used during clitoral massage.