Gels not just moisten :: mucous tunic, but also tones it up. Gels increase tissues blood supply, thus intensifying its sensitiveness. Besides, gel is a good antibacterial agent. That is the reason why specialists recommend using gels after visiting swimming pools and public beaches. The main property of gel is moistening. Gynecologists highly recommend women before 35 to use gels: with ages secretory function reduces gradually and it causes discomfort. Moreover, gels are compatible with all kinds of contraceptives. Gels especially suit those who prefer using condoms. So, we can draw a conclusion that gels are rather useful for every woman.
Masturbation and the attitude :: of some Americans to it roots in history. There exist many evidences proving that just few centuries ago some parents thought the masturbation is a sin or leads to man diseases. They compelled their daughters to wear gloves made of special material called steel wool (like scourers) at night. In addition, they forced them to pour a powder on genitals that made all touches to them very painful. The boys were forced to wear at night metal chastity belts. Of course, the erection is such "clothes" was also painful. Sometimes their methods were very brutal, they new no bounds. To prevent masturbation they pieced the foreskin of their sons with a wire and soldered the ends. Thus the foreskin didn't move. Parents really believed masturbation leads to madness, illness, blindness, impotence and sexual pathologies. In our days it was already proved that it's not true.
Needless to say that :: silicone based lubricants cannot be used with silicone sex toys. As for 100% silicone sex toys, you will not face with such problems unless it is not 100% silicone. It is also fine to use silicone-based lubricants with condoms of just about any kind. You have to be sure that it is made from 100% silicone elsewise it may destroy the sex toy and break it down. Using silicone-based lubricant with latex toy, make sure to double-check the information about the product and sure it is safe to use with latex. Apply the silicone-based lubricant in small amounts, spreading it around slightly until the needed lubrication is achieved.