Lubes are indeed the only helping hand that goes well with every kind of sex toy and every sexual activity that you perform. They just have a small role to play- reduce friction but, they do more than just this. They can be a blessing in disguise and you won’t even notice how big of a difference they can make in your sex life. They are literally overlooked by most of us who think that common oils can replace these lubricants and do the same job. Once you read about lubricants in detail, you would never go for a cheap alternative like oils or creams that you use for your face or hair. Let’s get to know a little more about these underrated buddies!
Lubricants reduce friction and make things easier for you. They can make your sex, masturbation, or a solo session with a sex toy more pleasurable. They help to make your skin and the object/sex toy/penis slippery so that it glides in easily without any kind of pain, any kind of rashes, and avoid uncomfortable rubbing against your partner’s skin/your sex toy.
- 1 Why should we use a lube?
- 2 Types of lubes
- 3 Hybrid anal lubes
- 4 Water-based lubes
- 5 Pros:
- 6 Cons:
- 8 Silicone-based lubes
- 9 Pros
- 10 Cons
- 11 Oil-based lube
- 12 Pros
- 13 Cons
- 14 Lovehoney Discover Water-Based Anal Lubricant 8.5 fl oz
- 15 Doc Johnson Natural Anal Lubricant Tub 4.5 fl oz
- 16 Wicked Sensual Water-Based Anal Lubricant 4.0 fl oz
- 17 Doc Johnson Golden Girl Anal Jelly 1.9 fl oz
- 18 Master Series Desensitizing Invade Deep Fisting Cream 8 fl oz
- 19 ID Xtreme H2O Thick Water-Based Lubricant 4.4 fl oz
- 20 ID BackSlide Concentrated Silicone Anal Lubricant 2.2 fl oz
- 21 System JO H2O Water-Based Anal Lubricant 8.0 fl oz
- 22 Fifty Shades of Grey At Ease Anal Lubricant3.4 fl oz
- 23 Sliquid Naturals Lube Cube Lubricant Sachets (12 Pack)
- 24 Jelique Fragrance-Free Anal Calm Balm 0.5 fl oz
Why should we use a lube?
The question should be exactly the opposite of what is quoted above. Why not? Lubes are amazing. Lubricants are made to be used while performing sexual activities and they shouldn’t be ignored. Many people don’t really produce much vaginal fluid/body fluid and lubricants can really make their job easy and add a lot of pleasure to their sex life.
It is an issue of concern that after menopause, many women face issues like vaginal dryness and discomfort. They have a hard time getting the right kind of pleasure out of sex and it becomes really monotonous and even frustrating to them. It happens because, after menopause, there tends to be a decrease in the estrogen level which secretes body fluids. Since estrogen levels become less, the blood flow also decreases and this results in the tissues of the vagina becoming thinner and stiffer. Lubricants can definitely help in this case by preventing vaginal dryness. Please note that it does not have any effect on the vaginal tissue atrophy. Many people do not really get turned on easily and many people might not be aware of the correct steps to set the mood just right so your body may comply with your mood and release some liquids, it can lead to discomfort and even pain while having an intercourse. People suffering from antihistamines, antidepressants, breast cancer survivors, and also the people with Sjogren’s syndrome tend to experience vaginal dryness, a lubricant is a gamechanger in these cases.
Types of lubes
Hybrid anal lubes
Hybrid anal lubes definitely top the list with the blissful features that they offer. Their effect is really long-lasting and they make things extremely easy and slippery. They have all the qualities that a silicone-based lubricant has. The fact that they can be cleaned easily, more easily than a silicone-based lubricant is a prime feature. They are also less sticky, unlike oil-based lubricants.
Please keep in mind that hybrid anal lubes are produced from silicone so you can not use them with sex toys made of silicone. It is not at all safe to do so.
Let us recommend to you some lubes that we think would definitely satisfy you and we would keep the price and everything in mind so you can choose the product that fits your bracket!
If you are looking for something that would not dig a hole in your pocket or you are new to using lubricants and you want to experiment with something good, Sliquid’s Natural Silk Hybrid Lubricant would definitely suit you. This hybrid anal lube is organic and vegan so you don’t need to worry about any unwanted things used for making it. It feels amazing against the skin and the effect is long-lasting. It comes at a steal price of £12.99.
If budget is not your primary concern and you would rather want something really good for a rich experience, the ID Backglide Concentrates Silicone Anal Lubricant is a great pick and yes, it definitely isn’t over-priced for the quality it offers. Just spend some more bucks and bring it home at only £14.99. This lubricant is compatible with Latex so it can also be used when you have a condom on. It also has a natural muscle relaxer clove for an even more soothing anal experience.
Water-based lubricants are definitely the best kind of lubricant to start with. They are versatile, they are easy to clean and they can go well with every kind of sexual activity. Be it masturbation, be it intercourse or a session with your favorite sex toy, water-based lubricants fit easily with all of them.
Water-based lubricants are best suited for people who have very sensitive skin or any kind of skin allergy, the formula is very neutral and is safe on the skin, it does not cause any irritation or inflammation.
Water-based lubricants are also safe to be used with condoms because they do not cause any damage to latex. They can also be used with any kind of sex toy. They do not damage their surface. Sort from all this, water-based lubes are really easy to clean as they do not stick to any surface. In case you spill the lube on your clothes or bedsheet, you can get rid of it easily and do not leave any stains in most cases.
Just like every other kind of lubricant, water-based Lubricants too have their cons. They are not too strong so if you are using them under a shower or in water, they won’t stay and they would wash away easily. Water-based Lubricants also tend to dry out easily so they do require re-application once in a while. If you are someone who spends hours in your bed making love, well, it’s time to look for some other kind of lubricant!
Silicone-based lubes are super versatile. They are amazingly slippery and they last longer than your boner. No kidding. They are ideal for people who go for long rounds of sex. Silicone-based Lubricants don’t need to be applied again and again like water-based ones and the base is super slippery so you won’t have to worry about any dryness while having sex. Silicone-based Lubricants are great for shower sex or any kind of sexual activity that involves water. It won’t wash away quickly and would form a thick and nice coating over your body parts. The thing that’s a bit tricky about these lubes is that they require some energy to wash off. They really won’t wash off quickly and you would have to run and clean them away with water and soap. Sometimes, this lube also leaves some stains on your clothes and sheets as their formula is really thick and long-lasting.
If you have wooden floors, never ever let a bottle of silicone-based lube spill on your floor, it would make the floor really slippery and you won’t be able to clean it for months.
Silicone-based lubes have a big drawback. They cannot be used with silicone sex toys. They can damage the build quality of your sex toy over time. So if you happen to own a silicone sex toy, please do not use a silicone-based lube. However, this lube can be used with other sex toys like metal, hard plastic, glass, or steel.
An oil-based Lubricant gives you a long-lasting and a slippery feel. They are prime when it comes to using them for masturbation. They are awesome for penetrative intercourse, for aquatic play, and also for unprotected sex. Oil-based Lubricants feel amazing against the skin so many people also prefer using them for massaging their bodies.
You must not use an oil-based lube or any similar products like petroleum jelly or mineral oil with condoms. The latex is thin and oil-based lubes can dissolve and damage them. It might cause the condom to break while you are in the middle of having sex. Latex diaphragms and latex sex toys should never be paired with oil-based lubes.
Lubes for anal sex
Lubrication is the utmost necessity when you are hopping to the fifth base. Unlike your vagina, the anus does not produce body fluids that help ease up the penetration. It is tight and it can be extremely painful for you if you do not use some artificial stuff to make it easy. Lubricants are indeed a blissful product for people who love anal sex. Using a good quality lubricant can make anal sex a lot easier and safer. Using a water-based Lubricant would be the safest choice if you are having protected sex with a condom on. Water-based lubes won’t damage the condom. You can also apply a lube ok the condom so it won’t slip away while having Anal sex.
Things to keep in mind before buying
Please always avoid using the lubes which contain any kind of artificial flavors or essential oils. Sugars and colors are also harmful to your skin. There can trigger allergies in your body before you know it. When you are a new buyer or user the extra properties that some brands offer such as a warning or tingling sensation can definitely melt your heart and you might wanna go for them but they are not safe at all. They are, in no way better than the good and normal ones.
Some lubes have a large amount of glycerol and similar compounds that are harmful. They can harm the health of your vagina and anus. They can even cause damage and dehydration to your genital tissues. This tissue damage can also lead to sexually transmitted infections and that is the least that you would want. These compounds are basically used (or/and overused) to provide extra properties like extra slipperiness and warm sensations. But yes, they are harmful.
The ph rate is important. If you are going for a water-based lube, make sure to pick the one which projects the acidity of a healthy vagina i.e. between 3.8 to 4.5. it would prevent the risk of bacterial vaginosis. The anus has a rather calm acidity level so we would recommend you to go for a pH level
Some lubricants are known to contain spermicide chemicals inside them and they might cause irritation or itching in the vagina. So this lube is definitely not safe for you and your partner.
If your partner and you are trying to conceive, please do your research and go for a lube that is specific for conception because there are some lubes which decrease the flow rate of sperms and it might be a bummer in conceiving.
You need to note that not every kind of lube is compatible with every kind do sex toy and even some materials like Latex. For example, Silicone-based lubes are not compatible with the sex toys made of silicone. Using them together will damage your sex toy gradually.
Oil-based lubes have their drawbacks too. They are not compatible with rubber sex toys or even condoms.
You might be wondering which sex toys are the safest to buy if you are a regular lube user, we would suggest you go for plastic, TPE, or metal sex toys. Their build quality does not damage when paired up with lubes.
While buying a sex toy and a lube, check that both the Products are compatible with each other or not. This would save you the hassle of buying separate toys or lubes to make them compatible with one another.
Many people also like keeping a variety of lubes and they use it accordingly, which is also a great option. But if you like only a specific kind of lube, you would have to be picky while choosing toys.
Beware of Desensitizing Lubes
Many sellers in the market are selling numbing lubes or desensitizing lubes. Beware of these sellers and buy only from the trusted brands, sites, and sellers.
Even after using a lube, if you feel extreme pain or if you don’t feel anything at all, this is a signal that there is something wrong with the lube. If you keep using these kinds of lubes, when the effect wears off, your anus, your genital area would feel sore and you would get uncomfortable.
We would recommend you to check if your lube has any kind of numbing agents, if it does, please do not buy that product and if you are a user, please discontinue it.
This is the most important thing to look for while buying lube for yourself. Well, first consider the activity you are gonna perform. I.e. If you don’t have a partner and you are just going to use the lube for manual masturbation, you won’t have to worry about compatibility. If you are going to use a lube for a sex toy, do check the compatibility before buying. Silicone-based lube and oil-based can not be paired up with silicone or latex sex toys. Doing it would damage the surface of your sex toy gradually. If you are going to use it for intercourse and you have a habit of putting a condom on, check to see if the lube is safe to use with Latex or else you would end breaking your condom while having sex.
Lovehoney Discover Water-Based Anal Lubricant 8.5 fl oz
This lubricant is as amazing as it’s the packaging. The company says that its customers had a high demand for bigger bottles and while producing this product, the company complied with the requests of its customers. This product comes in brand new 8.5 fl oz bottles and it has a pump-bottle dispenser which is very pleasing to see and use.
This lubricant is perfect for anal sex and it gives you an amazing and slippery experience. It can also be paired up with condoms and sex toys.
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Ethylenediamine, Methylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.
Cellulose Gum, EDTA, Carbomer, PEG-90M, Tetrahydroxypropyl
Doc Johnson Natural Anal Lubricant Tub 4.5 fl oz
This oil-based lube is just what you needed for a perfect anal play experience. It is incredibly long-lasting and is specially made to ease up your fifth base and make it comfy. The line has antibacterial numbing properties and it has a thick texture which goes on for a long time. It does not require frequent re-application.
Apply a generous amount of it before starting your session and dive in a wet and slippery experience with less pain and more pleasure. It gives you amazing sensations. This brand has an awesome packaging and thus lube comes in easily dispensable pump bottles. It can be applied easily and it doesn’t create a mess.
Wicked Sensual Water-Based Anal Lubricant 4.0 fl oz
This is Wicked’s most liberating anal lubricant, with a slick and longer-lasting formulation that is created to reduce the friction and cushion all your sensitive areas so that you can enjoy skyrocketing pleasure. This lube goes with all types of materials of sex toys and latex condoms.
This lube features an extract from the bio-static olive leaf that will enhance its power and save you from the spread of bacteria, this extremely smart anal lube formula has all areas covered for safe anal sex that is more pleasurable and gives you a peace of mind.
It has a non-sticky consistency unlike other lubes and it is 100% vegan (plant-based formula) so it is very good for vegans.
This amazing Lubricant is a result of Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Disodium EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Water, Cellulose Gum, Propylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydroxyethylcellulose,.
Doc Johnson Golden Girl Anal Jelly 1.9 fl oz
It feels like a jelly when you apply it and gives you a cushiony and lovely feel. The slipperiness of it is everlasting and it is suggested by the experts. It is great for beginners.
Anal lubes are thicker than a normal lube and they provide extra sensations when you apply them. They are long-lasting and they make anal sex bearable and better for you.
If it dries out, remember to coat your genitals once again. This lube is not at all compatible with Latex condoms so do not pair it up with them. It can lead to condom breakage.
This lube is a splendid fusion of Petroleum, Octyldodecanol, Nonoxynol-15
Master Series Desensitizing Invade Deep Fisting Cream 8 fl oz
Explore beyond your horizons with this amazing Master Series Invade which is a cream lubricant that is designed to slowly numb the anus for painless and smooth playtime. It is Infused with 5% benzocaine. Moreover, this water-silicone-oil-based cream will make sure that you get the best in the fishing fun.
This is a spectacular concoction of Purified Water, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Benzocaine (5%), Dimethicone, Trideceth-6, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Petrolatum, Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose
ID Xtreme H2O Thick Water-Based Lubricant 4.4 fl oz
This is a thick water-based lube that is very safe and perfect for anal experience. Since it is a water-based lube, it is compatible with all kinds of sex toys and condoms also. You don’t have to worry about any damage to your sex toys. It has a very long-lasting effect and it feels amazing on your skin. Use it to spice up your anal sex experience.
Its ingredients are Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Methylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Cellulose Gum, EDTA, Carbomer, PEG-90M.
ID BackSlide Concentrated Silicone Anal Lubricant 2.2 fl oz
Try out this amazing and -thick anal lube which is fused with naturally occurring relaxants that are designed to relax you into a beautiful bliss of orgasms. If you use this splendid lube, you’ll never have to face dryness again, and In fact, you can enjoy a friction-free anal pleasure.
This lube stays intact for hours so you can enjoy hours of fun without having to re-apply it frequently. It is as wild as you are and it would definitely last longer than you.
Get the most ecstatic evening with this pleasurable clove and spilanthes extracts, natural ingredients that are designed to relax your muscles, and take you to Havana With Anal Sex.
This is a combination of water-based and silicone-based lubes, hence it is a powerful hybrid lube made especially to make your fifth base go zeeeeeeee.
The Ingredients are Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Achmella Oleracea Extract, Alcohol, dimethicone and Dimethiconol, Eugenia Caryophyllata (Clove)
System JO H2O Water-Based Anal Lubricant 8.0 fl oz
Outstanding and whishy-wooshi anal pleasure is all yours with a dip of System JO’s H2O anal lube. It’s slimy and thick inconsistency, it’s slippy and it’ll go with all sex toys and just any condom for your versatile anal exploration that feels so amazing that you just feel yourself at the peak of pleasure.
Ingredients: Glycerin, Cellulose Gum, Water (Aqua), Propylparaben, Methylparaben
Fifty Shades of Grey At Ease Anal Lubricant3.4 fl oz
Set a seal on maximum comfort and pleasure during play with At Ease Anal Lubricant exclusive from the collection of the Official Sensual Care. Blowing up about an extra thick and so very luxurious formula that gives you a soft and moisturizing effect to make your anal play a lot more enjoyable.
Wear the amount whatever suits you to your genital area. If you feel like the lubrication is decreasing, just add a few drops of water or you can also choose to reapply.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cellulose Gum, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, EDTA, PEG-90M, Methylparaben, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.
Sliquid Naturals Lube Cube Lubricant Sachets (12 Pack)
Sliquid’s best lubes go into making this Naturals Lube Cube that contains a combination of water-based, silicone, and hybrid formulas that will enhance your pleasure to levels of wooooooooo! Enjoy this 100% vegan lube on your vegan ass and it is female-friendly to keep you at peace of mind.
The most ideal sachets of 12 x 5ml are comfy to travel with or as little tasters before you buy an entire bottle. So now, you might as well take some of the fun in your pockets.
You’ll greet these when you open the box:
- Sliquid H20 Water-Based Lubricant Ingredients:
Purified Water, Cyamopsis (Guar Conditioners), Plant Cellulose (from Cotton), Citric Acid Potassium Sorbate.
- Sliquid Sassy Water-Based Anal Lubricant Ingredients:
Purified Water, Cyamopsis (Guar Conditioners), Plant Cellulose (from Cotton), Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate.
- Sliquid Silver Silicone-Based Lubricant Ingredients:
Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone.
Sliquid Silk Ingredients:
- Purified Water, Isopropyl Palmitate, Plant Cellulose (from Cotton), Polysorbate 20, Emollient Ester, Citric Acid, Dimethicone, Potassium Sorbate.
Sliquid Swirl Flavored Lubes – Blackberry Fig and Tangerine Peach
- Ingredients: Purified Water, Cyamopsis (Guar Conditioners), Plant Cellulose (from Cotton), Natural Flavorings, Potassium Sorbate, Aspartame, Citric Acid.
Jelique Fragrance-Free Anal Calm Balm 0.5 fl oz
With the nourishment of this really reasonable anal balm, get the most effortless anal sex everrrr. But, this one doesn’t stop at making it slippery, it also makes it delicious and nourishing with its clove and tea tree oil. Help yourself with this amazing fragrant lube because you deserve some pleasurable pampering too.
Make the best of the fifth base, just squeeze and apply a good dab of the cream and go Oooh la la! To top it up, you can go to discover the fun that anal actually is, all thanks to the water-soluble, condom-safe, formula is and fragrance-free.
Results may vary.
Ingredients: Glycerin, Water (Eau/Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Dimethiconol, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide