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Lube can be a game changer for couples as it facilitates better sex (and, arguably, longer sex). Also known as personal lubricant, this product is basically a gel-like liquid that people can use while masturbating, and during sex. It can prolong sex and even increase pleasure as it reduces the friction between genitals. Now, if you’re new to lube, it can be hard to choose the right type of product. It helps to know that there are four different types of lubes that you can choose from: 4 Types of Lubes That You Can Try Water-based lube: Water-based lube is generally considered to be the best type of lubricant as it can be used with condoms as well as sex toys. This type of lube typically also has glycerin which is supposed to be good for the skin as it moisturizes the skin and can add to the slippery feel of the gel. Another reason why this type of lube is often considered the best is because it’s the most appropriate for people with sensitive skin. So, if you find that your skin often gets irritated the minute you use any new product, this type of lube might be the perfect solution for you. Oil-based lube: Oil-based lube is more appropriate for monogamous couples who do not use condoms. This is because this type of lube can break down the surface of the condom, leading to a high risk of pregnancy. A major drawback of this type of lube is that it can linger within the cervix, leading to bacterial infections if not cleaned properly. Aloe-vera-based lube: Aloe-vera-based lube is the latest type of lube to enter the market. There are two reasons for its popularity - the first is that it’s made of natural ingredients and the second is that it’s an environmentally sustainable product. Silicone-based lube: Silicone-based lube is also a very popular type of lubricant. This is because these can also be use with condoms, and is therefore a good option for when you’re having sex with your partner. Silicone-based lubricant lasts a long time and can be used with sex toys too. Why You Should Use Lube? There are many reasons why you should use lube. Some of these include: It can help prolong sex - often, people have to cut sex short because the friction between the genitals may end up causing pain. When you use lube, you don’t have to worry about this at all. It can improve your sense of pleasure - lube, as the name suggests, makes your body parts slippery and ripe for penetration. Easy penetration can lead to faster movements, thereby increasing your pleasure. It can help mask smells - in case you’re someone who gets squeamish due to the smell of sex, you can use scented lubricants to mask the smell and enjoy yourself. It can help you try new positions - new positions can sometimes be hard to master due to odd angles or dryness. Lube can help you try new positions without having to deal with any pain or physical awkwardness. As you can see, lube can certainly make your sex life better. Choose the right lube for your needs and enjoy greater physical intimacy with your partner!
Why Are These Kids At A Rave?
The 1990s were a simpler time - at least in the realm of kid birthday parties. You went out for laser tag or group-watched a movie. You had slumber parties or rented the 'party room' at your local roller rink. However, sometime between then and now, Skrillex happened - which brings us to the latest trend in children's birthday parties - KIDDIE RAVES. Introducing CirKiz - it's like that neon EDM-packed post-apocalypse you used to go to in college. But with safer goodie bags. You got your wildin' out, glowstick-wielding white bros. Guy with a cool haircut working the 1's and 2's. The person who's been going hard on fruit punch all night. And the one in the corner, currently regretting the fruit punch. CirKiz was created by some NYC-based, EDM-loving parents - Jesse Sprague and Jenny Song - who wanted to create a special place "where families can listen and dance to DJs, see live performances, and experience a nightclub environment in a safe, controlled daytime setting." Available in both New York and London, parents can choose one of several popular warehouse venues and trendy nightclubs for their CirKiz-sponsored event. One such venue, I was surprised to learn, is Cielo, a New York spot known for hosting some pretty 'high-brow' house and trance DJs. In fact, that's exactly where Jesse and Jenny first came up with their Cirkiz idea: "We had [our son's] 1st birthday party at Cielo. We invited friends with kids and friends without. It was so much fun for everyone we decided to make it an annual event but in different clubs. The message we got from all our friends was clear and consistent: 'You should do this professionally and turn it into a business... I'd pay to go.' So after years of just doing it for fun, we finally got our act together and did exactly that." Currently, CirKiz is hosting a 'winter series' of raves at NYC's Space Ibiza on Sundays, where ticket prices range from $15 - 20 per person. You can check out more details at their official website or you can be like me and just stare at these pictures, feeling equal parts confused and disturbed. With that being said: What do you guys think? Is combining kids and rave culture a good idea or bad idea? Let me know in the comments below. (Also shout-out to the LED robot in this picture up here. For a part-time job, that's - admittedly - rad as hell.)