Ignite Your Sex Life With Warming Lubes

Many of us are curious and would love to be a little bit more adventurous in the bedroom. Thankfully, there is an easy solution. Lubes, especially warming lubes, are a great way to start off your exploration of adult sex aids without making you too uncomfortable.

You would be surprised to learn just how many people use lubes, among other sex aids and toys. There is no reason to be embarrassed and there really is no excuse not to add a little risqué element to your bedroom activities.

What is warming lube?

Warming lubes improve blood supply and bring more blood to the superficial skin of genitals. They use special ingredients that cause flushing around genitals and whenever there is more blood supply, arousal can happen rapidly.

Warming lubes can come in two basic types – water based or oil based. Water based products are great for manual foreplay and are safe for use inside the vagina. However, warming oils should only be used externally.

How Does It Work?

The warming sensation comes from a pepper element [Capsaicin]. The product itself does not heat up; it just stimulates the area to which it is applied. This especially works well for post-menopausal women, the warmth and stimulation from the lube provides far a more fulfilling experience for them.

Cooling Lube​

Cooling lubes, on the other hand, use a menthol or mint component to provide a cool effect when applied. It generates cooling tingling sensation when it is rubbed against the skin.

There is no "better" choice, it is a matter of personal preference, but informal surveys show most people prefer the warming lubes over the cooling.​

​How To Use Warming Lubes?

When using any type of product that comes in contact with your skin, you must read the instructions and warnings carefully. If you are susceptible to skin sensitivities, and really want to try a lube, make sure to use a small amount on a test area prior to going all in.

Most lubes require only a minimal amount per use, so don't overdo it. You could have quite a mess on your hands, among other things.​

Best Warming Lubes Reviews

1. KY Yours and Mine - Couples Lubricant

KY Yours and Mine is a unique product. It is actually two products that are designed to be used together.Unlike KY Intense, which is clitoris arousal gel, Yours and Mine is a Lubricant.

The women's version produces a cooling effect and the men's is a warming sensation. [This product used to be called as 'KY his and her lube']

The product promises a completely new experience. An added plus is that the products can be used separately, but where is the fun in that?

Users state, that when combined, the products produce a "warm, tingly sensation" and that the encounter is delightfully pleasant.

Some downsides are that the men's version tends to get a little sticky and the consistency is not like that of a true lube. It may dry out quickly and require reapplication.

KY Yours and Mine are compatible with latex condoms only. Users who wear condoms made of other materials need to be aware of this contraindication.

KY is the #1 lubricant brand recommended by doctors, and a trusted consumer brand for many years. It has an excellent reputation overall, and its name has become synonymous with lube.

Things We Liked

  • Designed for couples
  • No greasy residue
  • No.1 Doctor recommended
  • Provides a dual warm and tingly sensation when combined

Things We Didn't Like

  • Dries quickly, doesn't last for the whole encounter
  • Reports of "hers" burning or overly cool
  • Men's version gets sticky, not very "lube" like

2. Ocean Sensuals [G] Stimulating Gel

Ocean Sensuals G lube promises "heightened arousal and more frequent and stronger orgasms." A really great feature of this product is that it is all natural, so if you are concerned about potentially harmful additives, this provides some reassurances.

It's a water-based formula and does not stain clothing or bedding. All of the ingredients are safe to use on skin and there are no reports of any adverse reactions from use of the product. If you have any skin allergies or sensitivities, you may want to use this as your first choice, as it stands the least chance of creating a bad reaction.

The bottle comes with a self-sealing pump for dispensing, which eliminates waste and drips. The consistency of the gel tends to be oily and thin, not thick, like a typical gel product. This makes for a very slick result, which is a big positive. You don't want a lube drying out before you and your partner have finished your fun.

Ocean Sensuals in made in the United States. From an economical standpoint, it's a great buy. A few drops are all that is needed, so your bottle will last a long time, or not, if it does its job and delivers on the big, long O. In that case, you may want to stock up!

Things We Liked

  • All Natural
  • Odorless and colorless
  • No mess or stains
  • Compatible with latex condoms
  • Water based
  • Orgasm will be stronger and quicker
  • Lasts longer than other comparable products
  • No sticky residue

Things We Didn't Like

  • Some reports of sensitivity and burning
  • Many users did not feel this product made good on "intensifying" sensations
  • Not a comfortable feeling for those who do not care for menthol

3. Trojan Arouses and Intensifies lubricants

This lube, from the makers of Trojan condoms, is more for foreplay and direct stimulation of the clit. What's really great about this lube is that it is oil based, and therefore does not dry out too quickly.

The need for reapplication is usually not necessary. It is also a non-sticky formula and super easy to wash off.

The Arouses and Intensifies lube can be used by either or both partners, and both can experience the warm and energizing feeling promised by Trojan.

This lubricant is for foreplay massage and manual clitoral stimulation. It claims to offer continuous lubrication for uninterrupted pleasure.

Users say that this lube has increased the number and length of orgasms they experienced. Some report not really feeling any heightened sensations at all.

Ironically, this product is noted as being "not compatible with condoms". You would think Trojan would make something that was marketable with their other lines. Though the bottle may be a bit small, it's priced very nicely and a little of this goes a long way.

Things We Liked

  • Non-sticky
  • Clear and odorless
  • Easy clean up
  • Economical

Things We Didn't Like

  • Some users report no "intensifying" of feelings
  • Packaging may leak when stored
  • Not compatible with condoms

The products listed above are just a few of the many options available to men and women. The fun part is that you (or you and a partner) can try out as many as you wish in order to find the ones that you like best. Tedious work but someone has to do it.

These types of products are definitely going to be a matter of personal preferences, and each person reacts differently to them.

Your friend might love one product and highly recommend it to you, but when you try it, you have no reaction or a bad reaction. Lesson learned, move on to the next one.

As a general rule, you should check out other user's opinions on products. Overwhelmingly negative results mean you should probably steer away from that particular lube.

Give it a go and try some for yourself and enjoy your research!

  • Updated June 3, 2016
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