Sexual experiences and fantasies are as varied as the people who partake in their glorious pleasures.

We make love, we fuck, we threesome, we onesome. We play with toys, and games, and each other in any position our bodies can contort.

This is your guide to the best lube for any position, pleasure and passion.

To help our bodies interact without pain, there is a wide variety of personal lubricants on the market.

It can be overwhelming when trying to figure out the best personal lubricant for you to use.

Best personal lubricant for ultimate pleasure

This guide will help you match the best lubes available today with the the sexual activities they are specifically designed to enhance.

In case quickies are your style

Here are quick links to the nine kinds of sex covered…

1. Anal sex2. Masturbation and Hand Jobs
3. Nipple Play4. Oral Sex (Blow Jobs)
5. Prostate Massages6. Rimming
7. Vaginal Sex8. Sex Toys
9. Sex in The Water


1. Anal Sex

When we talk about anal sex, we are mostly talking about penis-in-butt sex. There are many things you can stick in your butt and all the other orifices.

We will get to many of them in our sex toy section. But here we are mostly talking about penile anal penetration.

For incredible anal sex, you need to know a little about the anus

  • The anus has a lot of nerve endings in it, making it an erogenous zone
  • Two sphincter muscles control the opening and closing of the anus
  • The tissues of the anal areas are thin and absorb fluids
  • The anus is not self-lubricating

 

Important points about anal sex

  • Anal sex should never hurt. If at any point it becomes painful, stop. You can try adding more lube but proceed with caution.
  • Without some lubrication, even moderate anal sex can tear the thin anal tissues. Use plenty of lube.
  • Spit or thin water-based lubricants will get absorbed by the anal tissues in 1 or 2 minutes, leaving you un-lubricated, and the sex will quickly become far less sexy. Use lube that lasts or be prepared to re-apply…no matter how turned on the bottom, it simply will not get wet on its own. It’s just science.
  • Always take precautions to avoid an irritated butt! Never use a desensitizing lube or a lube containing menthol for anal sex. You want to feel what’s going on, especially to avoid damage to the fragile anal tissues.
  • Wash out your rectum before anal sex to keep things comfortable and avoid unexpected messes.

 

Preparing for anal sex – Your crucial ‘how to’ guide

Anal sex for the inexperienced bottom may be exciting, scary, and nerve-wracking. Start preparing for anal sex to make sure the butt sex goes well.

Click here to read about preparing for anal sex

 

Best lube for anal sex

Best water-based lube for anal sex

Pjur Back Door Water Based Lube
Pjur Back Door Water Based Lube
Back Door Comfort Water Anal Glide from Pjur feels almost like silicone thanks to its hyaluron ingredient. Hyaluron binds water to form small water cusions. The result is a lubricating effect to an extraordinary degree. Making it perfect for anal sex. Compatible with latex condoms.
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Best silicone-based lube for anal sex


Amity Jack Bang Oil
Bang oil from Amity Jack is a great silicone lube crafted from the best ingredients. Bang oil lasts longer and slides better than other lubes on the market.
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Best oil-based lube for anal sex

Boy Butter Original Formula
Boy Butter Original Formula
Boy Butter‘s Original Formula lube contains coconut oil and silicone. Taking it one step further, Boy Butter homogenizes the ingredients like real butter. The result is amazing. It’s long lasting and cleans up easily with water.
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Best hybrid lube for anal sex

SPUNK Lube
SPUNK Lube
SPUNK Lube is a water and silicone based hybrid lube. This stuff is fantastic to play with because it resembles the look and feal of semen (cum lube). Novelty aside, it also feels great, lasts long, and is easy to clean up.
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Relaxing the sphincter with anal lubes

The sphincter muscles should be relaxed before penetration. Just like any other muscle, trying to stretch the sphincter muscles when they are tight can damage them. Rimming and fingering are good ways to help the sphincter muscles relax. Of course, there are lubes to help too.

HAPPY HINEY Anal Comfort Cream


Keep your hiney happy and comfortable with your more adventurous play by using Happy Hiney from Sensuva. This cherry-scented cream was designed to be applied prior to anal penetration to help relax the muscles and slightly reduce friction around this sensitive area. It is safe to use around oral play and with latex.
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Anal stimulation lube


Tush Tingle Anal Stimulation Gel from Sensuva is a stimulation lube for anal play and sex. It uses peppermint oil to create a gentle tingling sensation and is safe for anal penetration. Giving you new sensations and heightening your awareness during anal sex.
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Anal Douche Guide – What Everyone Ought To Know

You know you should anal douche before sex but don’t exactly know how. It’s time to freshen between those cheeks & get ready to have some fun.

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2. Masturbation and Hand Jobs

Masturbation is when a man rubs his own hand on his penis for sexual pleasure. Hand jobs are when a man uses another person’s hand. The average person will make at least one stroke per second. The best experience is when there is a lot of pressure combined with the strokes. All that friction can easily cause a friction burn to the thin skin of the penis. Using a lube during masturbation or hand jobs gets rid of that friction and makes the experience better.

Here are two tips to giving incredible hand jobs:

  1. Double the amount of pressure you think you need
  2. Double the amount of lube you think you need

Use those two tips and drive him wild. You can even break free from the usual hand job. This article from Astroglide shows you ways to give mind blowing hand jobs with lube.

Best lube for masturbation and hand jobs

Masturbation and hand job lubes are not just hand lotions. These lubes are made for stroking with ingredients picked for his pleasure. Masturbation lubes transform over time from your body heat and the friction. Making the quickie a different experience than the long play time.

Gun Oil Stroke 29
Gun Oil Stroke 29
Get ready for some new sensations. Stroke 29 from Gun Oil becomes ultra-slick when it warms up to your body. Trust me, you feel when that transformation happens. Gun Oil even added Vitamin E and Aloe Vera to help protect your sensitive tissues and keep everything feeling soft.
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Other great masturbation lubricants to try

Wicked Sensual Creme
Wicked Sensual Creme
Crème Masturbation Cream for Men from Wicked Sensual is perfect for your your private moments. This unique coconut oil-based cream melts to your body into a liquid wonder lube. Enriched with Vitamin E, this lube is sensually stimulating and an excellent moisturizer.
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Swiss Navy Masturbation Cream
Swiss Navy Masturbation Cream
The Masturbation Cream from Swiss Navy combines mineral oil and coconut oil. The result starts out as a super-smooth cream. Then, thanks to your palm pressure, friction, and body heat, it becomes a slick, long-lasting viscous sheath. Bringing your personal experience up a few notches.
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Ride BodyWorx WaterBased
Ride BodyWorx WaterBased
When you quickly need to rub one off and go, Ride Bodyworx’s WaterBased lube is your new best friend. This wonder of a lube is infused with natural seaweed extracts including Carrageenan, Nori, and Wakame. It doesn’t dry up quickly or become sticky afterwards. Afterwards, just give it a quick wipe down and you’re on your merry little way.
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Boy Butter H2O Formula
Boy Butter H2O Formula
The H2O Formula from Boy Butter is great for masturbation. it’s a water-based cream lubricant with added Vitamin E and Shea butter whipped together. The result is an organic and creamy faux-grease that changes up your personal experience into something new and exciting. Afterwards, it absorbs into your skin, making it a great moisturizer or lotion too.
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A Gentleman’s Guide To Testicle Massage

Men often neglect one of their most important organs…the testicles. Care for the health of your testicles by performing a testicle massage.

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3. Nipple Play

Although among humans, nipple sensitivity varies, men and women do have the same nerve endings in their nipples. The best way to find out how your partner enjoys you playing with their nipples is to try.

The harder your partner’s nipples are… the more sensitive they become. Start by twirling your fingers or tongue on the outside of nipples to get them hard and erect. Then clamp on with your fingers or teeth (slowly and lighty at first. No need to draw blood here). Communicate with your partner to apply the pressure that they like. It may be more pressure than you think. Do it right and you might be able to get them to reach a nipple orgasm. Yes, it’s a real thing.

Best Lube for Nipple Play

Wicked Sensations Ultra Chill

Wicked Sensations Ultra Chill

ULTRA Chill from Wicked Sensations is a tingling blend of cooling extracts and a silicone base. Up the nipple play ante by placing a small amount of this lube on your partner’s nipples. Rub it in a bit to start. Send them shockwaves of ecstatic delight when you gently blow on the nipples. The warmth of your breathe intensifies the cooling effect and their pleasure.
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Sensuva Nip Zip

Nip Zip from Sensuva is a nipple balm that makes the nipples more perky and sensitive. Apply a small amount to the nipples. In 1 to 2 minutes, they will feel a fun sensation that lasts 20 minutes to an hour. That’s when it’s time to play with their new-found sensations. Give their nipples a lick to taste the strawberry mint flavor, blow, or even try using an ice cube!
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Oxballs Nipple Suckers

Oxballs Nipple Suckers
If you’re the type that can’t get enough attention to your nipples… Oxballs nipple suckers are for you. Wet the bottoms of the sucker, squeeze out the air, stick them on your nipples and enjoy!
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4. Oral Sex (Blow Jobs)

Oral sex has been given many names… fellatio, fellation, blowjob, BJ, giving head, sucking off and more. The names mean the same activity, using your mouth or throat (or boobs) on a penis or vagina for sexual pleasure. Of course, this means the pure romance of oral sex involves a lot of tasting and time. You likely won’t spend a lot of time with oral sex if you don’t like the taste of your partner. That’s when flavored lubes are your oral sex friend.

Important points about oral sex

  • Making eye contact during oral sex is very intimate and important. Longer gazes have been proven to increase attraction. It’s all about the visual AND the physical.
  • Take your time and build anticipation. Apply a small amount of flavored lube and lick it off before starting.
  • It’s ok to shift your position and speed. It’s changes the angles and feelings for him.
  • Avoid using lubes that contain menthol for oral sex. The vapors can bother your eyes.
  • Give it a 110% effort. Change up the amount of pressure and speed to see what he and you enjoy. A tasty flavored lube can help focus your attention and will be good for both of you.

Best lube for Oral Sex (Blow Jobs)

Wicked Sensations Salted Caramel

Wicked Sensations Salted Caramel

Give the Salted Caramel flavored lube from Wicked Sensations a big lick! Wicked added subtle natural flavors to enhance your oral pleasures and sweet tooth at the same time. One amazing flavored lube sweetened with Stevia that won’t leave you disappointed.
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Other great flavored lubricants to try

Sliquid Blue Raspberry

The Blue Raspberry from Sliquid is glycering and paragen free. Sweetened with Aspartame, this lube is subtle in flavor to enhance, not disguise, your taste.
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Intimate Earth Wild Cherries

Fresh cherries flavored lube from Intimate Earth gives you a delicious taste and scent of cherries. Using organic Stevia as a sweetener, this lube hits both of your senses to add to your oral experience.
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Be sure to read our list of the best flavored lubes available today.

 

Are Water Based Lubes Edible?

Get deep into the question of whether water-based lubes are edible and the best edible lubes. Good news is…you don’t have to save the lube for last.

Click here to find out if water based lubes are edible

 


5. Prostate Massages

The prostate is behind the base of the penis and he loves it when you give it the right attention. It’s about the size of a small plum and makes nearly half of the fluid in semen. The prostate can be massaged either through the perineum or the wall of the rectum. Orgasms from prostate massage are often described as bigger and more intense.

You can give him a prostate massage with your hand or finger. It’s an acquired skill and takes a lot of communication with your partner. Learning how to give prostate massage can add a new experience in the bedroom. Read our comprehensive guide to prostate play to give him an incredibly powerful and long lasting prostate stimulation orgasm.

Most water, oil, and silicone base lubes are fine to use when giving a prostate massage. If you are using something other than your hand to give the massage, a sex toy for example, use a lube that is compatible with it.

Best lube for Prostate Massages

Best water-based lube for prostate massages

Gun Oil H2O Gel
Gun Oil H2O Gel

H2O Gel from Gun Oil is an elegant and lightweight gell. It’s thick enough to stay where you place it and it’s glycerine free. Making it easy to clean up. It’s awesome for prostate massage thanks to its long-lasting quality.

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Best silicone-based lube for prostate massages

Pjur Man Premium Extreme Silicone
Pjur Man Premium Extreme Silicone
Made with premium silicone lubricant, MAN Extreme Glide Silicone from Pjur gives you extreme skin-on-skin (or glove-on-skin) glide. This premium silicone lube is hypoallergenic and latex safe. Making it a perfect silicone lube for giving your man’s prostate exciting attention.
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Best oil-based lube for prostate massages

Elbow Grease Original Cream
Elbow Grease Original Cream
In 1979, Elbow Grease Original Formula was created by B. Cumming Corporation. Changing the lives of men an women. (At the time, they were using Crisco… it’s true.) Today, this mineral oil based lube still provides an incredibly long-lasting experience for you and your man. We recommend using nitrile gloves with Elbow Grease Orinal Cream since oil based lubes weaken latex gloves.
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Best hybrid lube for prostate massages

System JO Silicone-Free Hybrid
System JO Silicone-Free Hybrid
Silicone Free Hybrid from System Jo is a special blend of water and coconut oil. (And they say oil and water don’t mix.) The result is a luxurious cream white lubricant that is great for prostate play. This lube is oil based. We recommend using nitrile gloves when using this lube for prostate massages.
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Hands Free Prostate Massages


Aneros Helix Syn
The Helix Syn from Aneros stimulates a man’s prostate without using your hands. Making it convenient and discreet. It’s anatomically designed to be a perfect fit for him and hit the right spots. The hands-free freedom lets him explore new sensations in many positions.
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Prostate Play: A Comprehensive Guide To Ultimate Pleasure

Here’s how to get the most out of prostate play. One of the hidden treasures that deserves to be stroked is none other than the glorious male prostate.

Click here to read our comprehensive guide to prostate play

 


6. Rimming

Rimming is known by many different names… anilingus (mis-spelled as analingus), rim jobs, tossing salad, and eating ass. Whatever you call it, rimming is using the tongue, lips, and teeth to stimulate your partner’s anus. It’s a very sensual and intimate practice for both people. Rimming may also be used as humiliation in a dom / sub scenario.

Important points about rimming

  • Rimming is a great form of foreplay before anal sex. It helps relax the sphincter muscles and gets the rest of the anus ready.
  • Be sure the bottom is clean before rimming. A good shower or bath before rimming will help reduce the risk of passing nasty bugs and parasites. An anal douche can give you additional peace of mind.
  • Don’t use flavored lubes to cover taste of a dirty bottom. Use flavored lubes to add to the rimming experience and make it last longer.
  • Never go from rimming an ass to vagina. Even a small number of bacteria can lead to a urinary tract infection.
  • Dental dams can be used over the anus for added protection from disease and distaste. They are small pieces of latex and even available in various flavors.

Best lube for Rimming

Sliquid Swirl Pink Lemonade
Sliquid Swirl Pink Lemonade
Swirl Pink Lemonade flavored lube from Sliquid ads quite a bit of fun to rimming. Aspartame is used to lightly sweeten the flavors. This glycerin and paraben free lube tastes great.
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Other great flavored lubricants to try

Wicked Sensual Cinnamon Bun

Wicked Sensual Cinnamon Bun

Flavor their buns with the taste of Cinnamon Buns with this flavored lube from Wicked Sensual. This lube combines Stevia with subtle natural flavors, including cinnamon, for your rimming pleasure. (And any where else you choose to lick it off.)
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Wicked Sensual Vanilla Bean

Wicked Sensual Vanilla Bean

If you’re looking for a lighter (but still tasty) flavor in your lube, the Vanilla Bean from Wicked Sensual is a great choice. As with their other flavored lubes, this lube is sweetened with Stevia and includes natural flavors. It’s paraben-free and has no aftertaste.
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7. Vaginal Sex

Let’s get missionary and talk about vaginal sex. The vagina becomes “wet” with natural lubricant when a woman is aroused. The amount of lubrication a woman makes can vary each time. It’s common for women to use lube. A study from the Indiana University found that 58% women use lube during sex. Health factors such and treatments (such as chemotherapy and diabetes) can reduce the amount as well. When you need to escape the threats of painful friction, lube is ready for the job whenever you are.

Important points about vaginal sex

  • Read the label on the lube bottle to make sure it’s safe for vaginal use. Some lube ingredients can cause vaginal irritation and even yeast infections.
  • Parabens are added to some lubes as a preservative but can cause irritations to some. If you experience a “burning sensation” when using a lube, try using a lube that is paraben-free.
  • Coconut oil can be used as a lube for vaginal sex but only use it with polyurethane and polyisoprene condoms. Coconut oil will weaken latex condoms. Learn more at our blog article about using coconut oil as lube.

Best lube for vaginal sex

Best water-based lube for vaginal sex

Intimate Earth Hydra Natural Glide Water Base Lubricant
Intimate Earth Hydra Natural Glide Water Base Lubricant
Hydra Plant Cellulose Glide from Intimate Earth is a premium quality lube for vaginal sex. It’s a great water-based supplement for vaginal dryness and sensitive skin. Hydra is paraben free, glycerin free, fragrance free and a completely natural personal lubricant. Giving you a silky smoothness that enhances the fun.

Best silicone-based lube for vaginal sex

Sliquid Silver Silicone base Lubricant
Sliquid Silver Silicone base Lubricant
Silver from Sliquid is made from ultra concentrated pharmaceutical grade silicones. In other words, this silicone personal lube is premium quality stuff! Their formula is blended to emulate a woman’s natural lubrication, making a great another great option for vaginal dryness. This lube is hypoallergenic, non-toxic and great for sensitive skin.
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Best hybrid lube for vaginal sex

Wicked Sensual Care Collection Hybrid Lubricant
Wicked Sensual Care Collection Hybrid Lubricant
Get the best of both worlds with Hybrid Lubricant from Wicked Sensual Care. The mix of water and silicone based ingredients combine to create a silky lube that is easy to clean up. The fusion adds extra glide with the help of seaweed extract, making it perfect for vaginal sex and other types of play.
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8. Sex Toys

Sex toys are objects or devices you can use to increase your sexual pleasure. They can be made from a wide variety of materials including silicone, plastic, glass, and steel.

If your sex toy is made with silicone, or coated in silicone, avoid using silicone-based lubricants because it will damage the toy. Otherwise the non-oil based lubes (silicone, hybrid, and water base lubes) will work well.

Best lube for sex toys

Best water-based lube for sex toys

System JO H2O Anal
System JO H2O Anal
Enhance the comfort of intimate toy play with H2O Anal from System JO. Made with a pure plant sourced glycerin, this fantastic lube creates a long-lasting and smooth glide with your favorite toys.
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Best silicone-based lube for sex toys

Uberlube
Uberlube
Indulge your toys, and you, with Uberlube, a luxury silicone lubricant. Uberlube feels silky and amazingly enhances your non-silicone toys. After you’re done using it, Uberlube disappears into your skin, leaving it soft and moisturized… never sticky.
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Best oil-based lube for sex toys

Boy Butter Original Formula
Boy Butter Original Formula
You may have noticed that we mentioned this one in our Anal Sex lubes. Yup… Boy Butter‘s Original Formula lube works great for sex toys too! Check to make sure your toy is compatible with oil based lubes. Then… apply some of this wonderful coconut oil based lube on your favorite toy and enjoy it for a long time.
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Best hybrid lube for sex toys

SPUNK Lube
SPUNK Lube
Yes, we chose SPUNK Lube as the best lube for anal sex. It’s also the perfect hybrid lube with your toys. (It looks like cum after all.) Even better, this hybrid lube makes your toys feel great. SPUNK Lube is a mix of water and silicone lube. Test it on a small section of your silicone toy to make sure it’s safe to use. If the toy takes on a gummy or sticky feeling, you will want to use a different lube or cover it with a condom or dental dam.
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Great sex toy cleaner

System JO toy cleaner
System JO toy cleaner
Refresh Foaming Toy Cleaner from System JO is perfect for taking care of your sex toys after play time. The gentle formula is designed to get fast and leave no residue on the toy or your hands. Simply apply a foam coating to the toy and leave it on for 10 seconds, then rinse! Rub the foam onto the toy to clear out tougher spots.
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9. Sex in The Water

How does sex in the water sound to you? Super hot right? More steam in the show and more heat in your hot tub. Although water sounds wet, you still need lube…often even more so than on dry land. Water increases the friction during sex. Water-based lubricants wash away too easily in water, making them easy to clean up but poorly designed for shower sex. Invite your favorite oil or silicone-based lubricant to join in the fun of whichever water-based activity you chooser. You and your partner will be glad you brought it along.

Best lube for sex in the water

Best silicone-based lube for sex in the water

Uberlube
Uberlube
Earlier, we picked Uberlube as the silicone based lube for sex toys. Well, we picked it again for the sex in the water. Their indulgent ingredients stay in the game under water. Combined with it absorbing into the skin as your skin dries is a addition to playing in the water.
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Best oil-based lube for sex in the water

Elbow Grease Original Cream
Elbow Grease Original Cream
We mentioned Elbow Grease from B. Cumming Corporation while talking about prostate massages. This mineral oil based wonder is back for its under water performance. This original cream stays put and your skin slick while making waves.
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Picking the best lubes for you

The best way to discover which lubes work best for you and your partner is to try them out. Most lube users have tried different types and brands to decide what they like. Beware of picking the one perfect lube and sticking with it. You run the risk of sex becoming routine. Companies are introducing new lubes all the time. Try new lubes with new experiences to keep sex interesting. Variety is spice of your sex life too.