God I love my job!! As well as having the privilege of having people open up to me about such an intimate area of their lives, I get the opportunity to test products intended to enhance pleasure. What’s not to love?! I was super grateful to receive a couple of bottles of Pjur Lubricant to test and review and I honestly only have good things to say about these incredible products!!!
Lubricant is one of the most popular items we sell in the best selling adult shops and is a perfect accompaniment to sexual experiences. Before working here, I was only ever exposed to the water-based lubricants you buy from the supermarket which I never used because, quite frankly, this awful stuff does more harm than good. I have since discovered that there are so many quality lubricants available on the market that lead to greater and more fulfilling sexual experiences.
Lubricant can lead to greater comfort when engaging in penile-vaginal sex, when masturbating and is particularly important for anal intercourse due to a lack of natural lubrication. A study completed on 2453 American women in 2010* assessed their experiences with lubricant when used for sexual purposes. It indicated that the use of lubricant was associated with increased pleasure and lead to greater sexual satisfaction during partnered or solo sexual experiences. A woman’s vagina produces its very own lubrication when aroused however there are many factors that can lead to this process being disrupted. Certain medications and medical procedures, as well as ageing and generally low libido, can all have adverse effects on natural lubrication in a woman. In a large majority of women, menopause can lead to decreased vaginal lubrication, reduction in the elasticity of the walls of the vagina and vaginal irritation. I have had several men coming into the Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres recently, stating that their wives are going through menopause which has resulted in pain during sexual intercourse. Although there exist many aspects to address, introducing a good quality lubricant is a great place to start.
When choosing a lubricant for yourself or your partner it is important to remember that every person’s body is different and will have a unique reaction to different ingredients in lubricants. Some people love the feeling of silicone lubricants but their bodies have a negative reaction to the ingredients. Others may find that water based lubricants don’t agree with their body. I recommend to people unsure of what suits them or their partner to give both a try and see what works best for them.
Pjur is a company founded in Germany by Alexander Giebel, creating personal lubricants of the highest quality. It’s taken me till today to find out that Pjur is pronounced “Pure”. After working in the Oh Zone stores for over 6 months, this is just a little bit embarrassing, I now can’t even remember what I’ve actually been saying this entire time but I’m sure it was awful!! Pjur specialises in high-quality silicone and water based lubricants, with additional products such as anal relaxing serum’s and delay sprays also available in the Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres and at Adultsmart.
Pjur Original Body Glide is a super concentrated and fragrance-free silicone lubricant. I find silicone lubricants to be the most comfortable lubricants
, appropriate to use during sex, massage and with glass & steel sex toys. The ingredients of Pjur Original include cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone & dimethiconol which, unlike the ingredients of water-based lubricants, are not absorbed by the body. This means that stickiness and discomfort that can be associated with some lubricants is not a concern with Pjur Original. It has a really smooth and silky glide, with a slightly thick consistency compared with some other silicone lubricants. This means that a little bit of Pjur Original goes a long way so you really get your money worth.
The frustrating thing about normal silicone lubricants for that matter is that they are not suitable to be used with silicone sex toys as silicone lubricants cause the silicone of the toy to disintegrate ultimately destroying the toy and making it a harbour for nasty bacteria. Pjur says that their silicone-based products are suitable for high quality silicone toys, but to be sure, you should use a water-based lubricant which lucky for us, Pjur has a great range of.
After being given a bottle of Pjur Woman Nude Water-Based lubricant, I am now a proud convert to their water-based range. This is by far my favourite water-based lubricant to date, with a silky glide that compares with no other lubricant in this category. Pjur Woman Nude is free of glycerines, parabens and preservatives, making it perfect for those women who are sensitive to these chemicals. A woman’s vaginal pH normally sits between 3.5 to 4.5, with certain ingredients potentially causing disruption to this balance which can lead to developing uncomfortable symptoms. I am one of these sensitive women and have encountered no issues with this lubricant after several weeks of use. I find this lubricant not greasy or sticky, with a smooth moisturising quality using only a small amount. Just because I get asked this all the time by men buying this for their female partners, the Pjur Woman range is 100% safe to be used on men!!
The Pjur lubricants come in a screw top firm plastic bottle that doesn’t leak which makes it perfect to travel with. Depending on the size, these lubricants range in price. I see many customers not wanting to spend money on lubricant, settling for the cheaper options and I see it as my duty to inform them that by spending a bit more initially, they will end up using less plus will reap the benefits of high-quality lubricant. A good quality lubricant is the best thing you can introduce to the bedroom, with the Oh Zone staff more than happy to point you in the direction of the one perfect for you.
Author: Stephanie Curtis- BA Nursing
Meet the newest member to our team of experts. Stephanie Curtis is a sexologist with a huge capacity to care. Involved in spirituality and tantra her articles are professional, articulate and interesting. Enjoy Steph’s writings at the adultsmart sexual wellness and health blog.