Long-lasting and luxurious silicone lubes hold a place of pride for their smooth and creamy texture, but cleanup can be tough. Water-based lubes are loved for their easy cleanup and often body-moisturizing properties, but their watery nature can cause some formulas to lose their glide more quickly (though you can reapply or add water to kickstart the fun again).
But what if you could have the best of both worlds? Hybrid silicone and water-based lubes, like JO Classic Hybrid, are fast becoming the fan favorites for many pleasure connoisseurs. Finding your MVP lube can be a very personal journey, and while it might take some time to find the lube you love, it can be a lot of fun in the meantime.
Here’s what you need to know about hybrids so you can find the lube love of your life.
The Perfect Mix
Hybrid lubes contain either water and silicone or water and oil in different percentages, which brings together the benefits of both ingredients while also creating a unique, silky-smooth and creamy texture. Hybrids might not be as thick as pure silicone or oil lubes, but creamier than water-based lubes, which cuts down drastically on friction. Just keep in mind that lubes containing oil should not be used with latex condoms.
Hybrids stay slick for longer than water-based products thanks to that perfect balance of water and silicone. It will eventually dry down on your skin but shouldn’t be sticky or tacky. Instead, it should feel smooth and moisturized.
Safe for All Sex
Hybrid lubes are loved by all types of people for all types of sex—vaginal intercourse, oral sex, anal, tribbing (aka scissoring). Hybrids can even be used with high-quality silicone toys, unlike their pure silicone siblings. It’s generally recommended that you spot test on a small area of the toy just in case, but as long as both products are from reputable manufacturers, you should be good to go!
Hybrid lubes are safe for use with latex, nitrile, and polyurethane condoms, so safe sex is just as smooth and silky as going au naturel.
Tastes Like Love
One drawback to most silicone and oil-based lubes is that they don’t often come in flavors. But thanks to their water-based nature, hybrids can offer significantly more options, like the JO Coconut Hybrid Original, which is a water- and oil-based hybrid and has a lovely light scent and flavor for all your mouth-focused pleasure (just remember oil-based lubes should not be used with latex condoms).
Luxury on a Budget
Silicone lubes are not cheap, mostly due to the in-demand nature of silicon, the natural element that is refined into silicone. Silicone is used in everything from hair care products to computers, so if there is a disruption in production or an increase in demand (like the need for more computer chips to mine cryptocurrency), prices can go up. However, since hybrids contain lower proportions of silicone, it keeps their cost down while still offering all the same benefits.
Hybrid lubes take all the best benefits of water-based lube and silicone-based lube and wrap it up into one silky-smooth package, so next time you’re running low on your current favorite, maybe take a chance on some new sensations. You might be surprised at just how a new lube can change your life.