These Are The Best Anal Lubes
Because the anus and rectum aren’t self lubricating, you'll need plenty of long-lasting lubrication to make your experience as pleasurable as possible.
Anal lubricant has a much thicker consistency than regular water-based lube, which helps to protect the sensitive skin of the anus.
Plus, anal play is enhanced with a good slick of lube - by making sure that there's no harsh friction, you'll enjoy your anal adventures much more.
Choosing the right lube depends on what you're doing and which toys you're using. Here's our guide to the best anal lubes.
Water-Based Anal Lube
For anal sex toys and beginner's anal sex, opt for a water-based lube. Water-based anal lubes are specially formulated to be thicker and longer-lasting than normal lubricants, but are still easy to wash away after use.
Water-based anal lube tends to be the most popular choice as it is compatible with all toys and condoms.
"A little goes a long way but liberal use doesn't cause excess slippage and frustration, just more glide to work with. Discover stays at the right consistency all the way through. I truly love this lubricant."
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Best for Anal Sex:
For advanced players, silicone-based lube is great. They often allow both parties to experience more sensation than water-based lube as it doesn't need to be as thick.
Silicone-based lubricants are condom safe, but shouldn't be used with your silicone toys.
Caution should be taken if using silicone-based lubes as they are often more slippery than water-based lube which can cause penetration to be deeper and faster than intended.
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Best for Anal Easing:
Desensitizing Anal Lube
Pain happens for a reason - it means that something's wrong and your body is alerting you to it. Anal lubes containing desensitizers should be used with caution.
A slick of desensitizer may help you relax, but if you need it for regular anal sex then there may be a bigger problem behind the pain. Always exercise caution and listen to your body extra carefully when using desensitizing lubricants.
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Best for Rimming:
Oral sex can be greatly improved by adding some flavoured lube. Not only does it taste better, the extra slipperiness enhances sensations!
Fans of rimming or analingus in particular may find flavoured useful. Rimming is when one stimulates the anus using the mouth, lips and tongue.
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