Usually promoted with clever names such as Intense, Extreme, Ultra, Warming, Cool Sensations — specialty lubricants have a method of piquing our interest and our fascination. And although the titles often let you know exactly what to expect sensation-wise, they do not really tell you how they are delivering that body reaction.
Warming — usually achieve their effect through sugar-based alcohols, capsaicin (the same”hot” ingredient in chili peppers), and a few herbal elements that discharge alcohol-like compounds when combined with moisture or are increased to a temperature like body heat. It’s extremely much like the burn from taking a shot of whisky. Capsaicin compounds bind to the TRVP1 receptor in the skin and tricks it into”feeling” the feeling of warmth. It’s important to point out that these chemicals can cause quite uncomfortable, even painful, reactions in certain people. It’s always best to text a little patch of skin on the wrist or gut before applying for sex.
Intense/Ultra — mainly work through improving sensory reaction. Niacin is most frequently the active agent used to do this. It increases blood circulation to the area of application, which, in turn, triggers more nerve endings. More participated nerve endings — more pleasing nerve reaction. Niacin may cause flushing (reddish appearance) on regions of application. This is usually temporary and does not cause noticeable distress or pain.
Cool — almost always, work because of menthol, which leads to TRPM8 receptors in the skin to mimic a sense of vulnerability to cold. Often derived from mint plants, menthol is a natural chemical, and thusly, has fewer reported side effects but many individuals have sensitivities or allergies to the chemical that cause rash or hives.