Looking for a lube that doesn't burn?

What is lube actually?

In sexuality, lubricants, lubricating gels or even lubricating creams are a useful means of reducing friction on the mucous membranes. They are applied to the external genitalia. The use of a lubricant gel can be wonderfully integrated into foreplay and used to massage your partner's genitals. Due to the moisture of the lubricant, penetration of the male genitals can take place without pain.

There are three different types of lubricant!

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How do you use lubricant?

You can determine the amount you want to use yourself. There is no such thing as too much! It's best to put some on your finger and spread it on your penis and vagina, depending on where you want to use the lubricant. A sex toy can also be rubbed with a water-based lubricant to ensure smooth fun. If a water-based lubricant is used, it must be topped up after a while, as it is known that the main ingredient, water, can dry out after a while. But important: When using a condom, do not lubricate the penis beforehand, otherwise the condom may slip off unintentionally.

Why lubricant burns, and what you can do about it!

Some people are particularly sensitive and react to certain ingredients. Even if the lubricant is dermatologically tested and always has the best tolerability, in very rare cases skin irritation or even a rash can occur. If this is the case, the product must be discontinued immediately.

What are the reasons why a lubricant burns?

Injury to the mucous membranes: If the intimate mucosa is too dry, it can become rough and cracked and itching and burning can occur. If the symptoms persist for a long time, you should definitely see a doctor.

Allergic reaction: This is called a contact allergy because any applied cosmetic/medical product such as intimate lotion, shaving foam or even lubricant can trigger an allergy. Even semen can trigger allergic reactions.

Hormone imbalances: The sensitive environment of the vulva is particularly vulnerable when hormonal changes such as menopause or periods are present.

Very sensitive skin/mucous membranes: The intimate area is an even more sensitive zone than the skin, which has a special pH level and needs certain bacteria to stay healthy. Any unusual external change can upset the balance and cause burning and itching. If you know that you are prone to sensitive skin, you should avoid tingling, warming or even cooling lubricants and, if possible, only use completely neutral sensitive products.

Do not use lubricants with irritating ingredients (not all lubricants are the same): The longer the list of ingredients, the greater the risk of the lubricant having an irritating or allergenic effect on the mucous membranes. We recommend AQUAglide neutral, which contains only a few very skin-friendly ingredients and was currently rated "very good" by Öko-Test.

The expiry date of the lubricant has passed: Every lubricant must have an expiry date. For tubes, this is usually on the tube fold. If the lube has expired, it must be disposed of, as stability against germs is no longer guaranteed. If your lubricant has already been opened, it can usually be used for another six months. However, you should also check whether there is a corresponding note from the manufacturer on the packaging. Lubricant should always be stored in a dry and cool place after opening. Please do not expose the lubricant to direct sunlight. The dark bedside drawer is always a good place!


Unfortunately, it can never be completely ruled out that even the best lubricant can cause skin irritation in rare cases. If you should ever be affected, please contact the manufacturer directly, as this is the only way they can react and take possible measures. However, if bad reviews pile up for a certain product, you can conclude that the product is of inferior quality. It is therefore worthwhile to fall back on proven quality! The lubricants from JOYDIVISION have been convincing consumers with their top quality for more than 20 years.