Hybrid lubricant – the best of both worlds

Have you been looking for a new type of lube to shake up your bedroom routine? If so, why not consider a hybrid lubes – the “jack of all trades” when it comes to sexual lubricant, both for partnered and solo play.

However, before you jump right in and invest in a brand new hybrid lube to add to your X-rated collection, we highly recommend you consider the following points.

Key features of hybrid personal lubes

As the name would suggest, hybrid lubes are a blend of two different types: water-based and silicone-based lube. With this in mind, they offer similar features to both of these varieties, which could help you in your pleasure-seeking goals.

Some of the key features of hybrid lubes that we most appreciate include the following:

  • Silky smooth, moderately thick texture that’s easy and comfortable to apply
  • Easy to wash out of clothes and fabrics, as long as stains are tackled quickly
  • Long-lasting, with less need to reapply than water-based lubes
  • Safe to use with sex toys and condoms, including most silicone-based sex toys

In short, hybrid lube offers a best-of-both-worlds solution. They’re usually safe to use with most sex toys, and they also offer long-lasting slick that’ll cover your whole sex session (unless you’re going for a marathon event, in which case don’t be afraid to reapply).

How to use hybrid lubes

A little goes a long way with hybrid lubes, so start with a small amount and work your way up. Hybrid lube can be used with confidence a little more liberally for anal play. In this case, make sure the whole area is well-coated, including the inner and outer rim and surrounding skin. When in doubt, add more.

Fortunately, though somewhat of a “specialty” product at present, hybrid lubes are becoming more and more popular. They could be an excellent option to consider if you’ve been divided on water- and silicone-based lubes thus far.

Shop our exciting range of hybrid lubes, and if you’re ready to take our word for it, we suggest going for the Lubido Hybrid Paraben-Free Lubricant (see picture).

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Lubido Hybrid Paraben-Free Lubricant 250ml | Hybrid Lube | Lubido | Bodyjoys
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The hybrid lube by Lubido fuses the best of water-based intimate lubricants with a touch of silky silicone to create a wonderful formula that is velvety-smooth and conditioning.

And if you want to try a hybrid lube for backdoor, take a look at the Skins Anal Hybrid Personal Lubricant, which combines the natural feel of a water-based glide with the slipperiness of silicone (pictured).

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Skins Anal Hybrid Personal Lubricant 130ml | Anal Lube | Skins | Bodyjoys
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Skins Anal hybrid lube combines the natural feel of a water-based lubricant with the longevity and added slipperiness of silicone – perfect for wonderfully friction-free backdoor pleasure. The hybrid anal glide offers the best of both worlds, letting you enjoy super slippery sensations while providing luxurious, long-lasting comfort. The friendly moisturising properties of the lube leave your skin feeling smooth and soft.

When not to use hybrid lubes

It’s easy to assume that hybrid lubes can be used in any scenario. However, the reality isn’t quite so clear-cut. Indeed, while hybrid lubes are generally a safe bet for sex, some toy manufacturers will tell you to steer clear of any lube that contains silicone altogether, so check first. If you’re not sure, do a patch test before using hybrid lube on your most prized silicone sex toys.

In addition, while hybrid lubes can be washed off more easily than silicone lubes, you should still aim to clean sheets and other fabrics quickly, as hybrids are more prone to leave stains than water-based lubes.