I am 38.
My body has an incredible desire to start the peri-menopausal dance and be on the early bird side of this phase of life.
Therefore, lube is my friend.
However, it is also a vital asset when you certainly don't mind handing yourself over as a gift on an emotional level, but physically ... well, you are just not quite there.
I am thrifty, and simply don't want to spend $10-$18 a pop if I'm not positive I'm going to LOVE the product. On that note, let me make a couple of suggestions, beyond all the KY product pimping I have done in previous years.
First, look for sample packs. There are plenty of web sites out there who provide them. If you have a favorite place where you purchase items for your Love Shack, simply find their search box on the main site page and type in "sampler" or "lube sample pack." Babeland.com has a Lube Sampler which has seven different one-time use packets for just $6. If you do not see samples for a product that has caught your eye, then contact the actual manufacturer and ask if they have one they can send you. They want you to buy their product, and the best way to encourage this is to let you give it a test run!
My personal favorite we discovered this year was the Synergy Hybrid. It is water-based (and cleans up like a water-based product), but has enough silicone to last 7x longer than a regular water-based lubrication. Thus, it being a hybrid. Not to mention, a very, very little goes a really long way!
There is also a "Cool Tingle" option that is extremely minty fresh. For us, it was a little too on the, er, tingly side. However, you can decide for yourself because ... wait for it ... you can try it for free.
You are welcome!
(photo by Trigg Laboratories)