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Lubes...!!!???
  • newguy8
    Posts: 102
    What is the best n non harming lube to use inside the rectum itself to aid in the aneros moving around AND on the aneros itself???? Olive oil.... Something else...??? Have been using ky warming gel... It's warm... Kinda tingly in a painful way tho... Just want something nice n slick/slippery... HELP!
  • PommiePommie
    Posts: 715
    @newguy8,
    I'm sure you will get lots of suggestions from various members of the forum and doubtless many have a favourite that they can buy locally.
    If you research the many threads on this topic I think you will find that the most commonly mentioned one is certified unrefined shea butter.
    It meets all the criteria you have mentioned and 250gm of it would most likely last you at least a year ( obviously depending on how often you use it). That also makes it excellent value for money.
    I have been a consistent user of it for over four years and have never had a problem with it.
    Just Google it to find an online supplier and go for it.
    Good Luck!
  • newguy8
    Posts: 102
    How slick is it, how long does it last? I'm using every other day so...
  • Pommie is right, unrefined shea butter is the best. Search the forum here and you'll find tons of info on it. It's even good as a moisturizer and cures dandruff, lol.
  • newguy8
    Posts: 102
    Shea butter.... Ok
  • cj187
    Posts: 54
    Personally I like the water-based/Vaseline combo, but Shea butter is a good natural one too. Does anyone know if there's any absorption/calorie impact given this is a fat?
  • rumelrumel
    Posts: 2,254
    newguy8,

    The primary function of the lubrication is to assure a minimum of friction between your Aneros and you. Since the rectum produces very little in the way of natural lubrication, it is necessary to provide supplemental lubrication to assure a comfortable and irritation free buffer. Understand the amount of Aneros movement generated by your internal muscular contractions is actually very small, so in that sense it doesn't really slide much at all (except upon insertion and extraction). The concept of the Aneros moving freely is just to make sure there is no encumbrance to these small movements.

    There has been a continuing discussion on the Forum about lubrication types and issues. Next to discussions about the Super-O, lubrication is probably the next most discussed topic. I recommend you first read the Lubrication paragraph in the Getting Started chapter of the Aneros WIKI and then read through the Bestlube..., Need Help with lube choice, coconut oil, Coconut Oil and Unrefined shea butter..., threads for additional information and insight into this topic.

    Most commercially prepared personal lubricants contain glycerine which has laxative effects and depending on the sensitivity of the individual, may cause the dreaded "urge to purge" syndrome cutting short one's Anerosession. However, other individuals seem to be unaffected by the small amounts of glycerine in these lubricants. In any event, glycerine (whether naturally or synthetically derived) is but one of many chemical constituents in these lubes.

    As far as I know there have been no long term studies of the health effects of commercially prepared or natural personal lubricants. Because of the frequency and duration of Anerosessions the use of commercial personal lubricants has become a subject of concern for a number of Forum members due to the repeated exposure to the chemical constituents contained in these products and their long term health effects. Many members have chosen to seek out more natural lubricants in hopes of ameliorating any long term negative effects.

    There are many choices for natural lubrication, it is more a matter of personal preference which particular lube you choose to use. Olive, coconut, walnut and almond oils are all popular alternative natural lube choices, shea butter is another popular natural lubricant. These natural lubricants do not contain glycerin. The rectal wall is a highly permeable membrane, easily absorbing water and the chemicals therein. While natural oil lubes do get absorbed like water based lubes, the absorption rate is slower and as the viscosity of the oil increases, the absorption rate decreases. Hence lighter weight (low viscosity) oils like grape seed and olive oil will be more readily absorbed and disperse more rapidly than heavier oils (higher viscosity) like almond oil or canola oil.

    Personally, I am concerned about the uptake of the various chemicals in commercial 'personal lubricants'. Since I've developed a sensitivity to the glycerin found in many of the commercial lubricants, I've switched to using the 'Natural Jelly' formulation. This compound is safe for use with both the plastic and silicone Aneros models. I've also found a 50% almond oil - 50% shea butter lube effective as well.
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  • another vote for unrefined shea butter!
  • newguy8
    Posts: 102
    Too many choices on those threads! Ahhhhhh.... sliquid is hear is good, but dang its pricey. 
  • Shea butter is great.  I like to use it for my syn device, but don't care for it on the hard plastic models.  My favorite lubricant of all time is by far Maximus.  It's water based, and super thick.