You may ask if it is compulsory to use a lubricant with your massager. Well, the answer is no, but the main reason why it is recommended to use amongst several other reasons, is to avoid the friction and soreness that may happen when the massager is being used on most sensitive and private areas. It is important to avoid using any hair oil, body massage oil, cooking oil or oil-based lotions and creams because bacteria and fungi feed on the oil and grow quickly.
This could result in a skin infection. Another reason to stay away from these oil-based substances is that if your partner is going to use a condom, the oil that you may apply on most sensitive and private areas will break down the latex in the condom and make it ineffective. An ineffective or damaged condom creates the risk of getting sexually transmitted diseases and may also result in an unwanted pregnancy.
Choose a lubricant that is specifically recommended to be used with a massager or for sexual activity. A lubricant or 'lube' as it is popularly called not only coats and protects your skin from direct friction, but also helps you run the massager smoothly. As a result of lubrication, you can use the massager for a longer time and extend the period of enjoyment without the risk of friction or infection.
Lubes are water-based, silicone-based and hybrid, and the decision about which to use depends upon the material of the massager. Some lubes have the property to become pleasantly warm when in contact with the massager. This is for a better experience. However, you should not use a silicone lube with a massager that is made from silicone because the friction will create enough heat to melt the massager material and damage it. If you are using a massager for the first time, it is recommended that you use a lube /with it.