The Best Lubes For Anal Sex Reviewed, Tested and Compared

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In this buying guide to the best anal lube, our Julia will show you how to pick a safe anal lube, anal lube types, and the difference in between men and women lubes for anal sex, as well as compatibility with anal toys.

Once a taboo subject- now embraced by many, anal sex and ass play, in general, is a much more mainstream topic than ever before. It isn’t new, men and women have been exploring their bodies sexually since the dawn of time, it just hasn’t been openly discussed as much as it should be.

With no natural lubrication of its own your back passage obviously needs all the help it can get and it really isn’t something you should skimp on. Given that the epithelial layer is 3-times thinner than the vaginal epithelium, there is a lot to consider when looking for anal lube.

Our Anal Lube Top Picks:

1) Gun oil – Best Lubricant For Bareback Backdoor (Anal) Sex

Beautifully slick and suitably thick for an easy entry and glorious glide, Gun Oils new hybrid formula is long-lasting and it sells in large amounts!

2) Doc Johnson Golden Girl Anal Jelly – Best Anal Lube For Beginners

Oily and thick with desensitizing properties, this one is a good introduction for relaxed ass play. Compatible with most toys (not latex-based) it is ideal for beads and plugs, perfect for prepping and new ventures.

3) The Butters – Best Anal Lube For Vegans

Ethically produced with 100% natural, vegan-friendly ingredients which are also edible if you are into rimming. It can be used fairly sparingly and gives a lavish thick coating to keep things comfortable.

How to Choose the Best Anal Lube for You (Buying Guide):

Think about your needs

What type of lubricant to choose boils down to whether you are playing with toys/pegging or in a relationship. Certain lubes are non-compatible with some toys and some can’t be used with condoms either.

Your experience

If you are a complete beginner then you will need something very long-lasting and thick to help facilitate the process. You may even want to seek out something with a relaxant. Those more familiar with their bodies will be more relaxed.

Read the ingredients

You might be surprised by some of the inclusions in your lubricants, where possible avoid any alcohols. They are added to prevent infection but an initial burning ring of fire will only make you clench your sphincter.

Note: Generous helpings are encouraged, so be greedy. Whether you are a total novice or a champ lube is an absolute necessity, not an accessory, sure some of us have a penchant for pain but anal sex should be well prepared for and eased by any means.

Anal Lube Types

Water Based Anal Lubes

Silicone-based lubricants have a consistency that allows them to last far longer, they are non-toxic and cause fewer reactions. They tend to be pricier but given the delicate nature of your ass, you should afford it some luxury.

Oil Based Anal Lubes

Oil-based lubricant naturally repel water and leave a slick residue. Perfect for anal pleasure but a pain in the ass to clean-up. They can’t be used with condoms so they won’t help combat STI contraction.

Silicone Based Anal Lubes

Water-based lubes are safe to use with condoms and tend to be cheaper but they are quickly absorbed. Using them in your ass means a slippery entry that soon dries, so be prepared to re-apply.

Anal Lube for Women VS Anal Lube for Men

Although our anatomy is a little different, our chemical levels and biological systems are matching. So whether you have or lack a G-spot in your ass, your lubrication requirements are completely the same.

There are many products on the market which are marketed towards one gender or another and others that simply blur the lines. In truth, many are essentially the same formula in a different package or under a different name to appeal to different demographics.

Some women’s products have a scent added, this can be an irritant for some, so again be vigilant and read the details.

Top 14 Anal Lubricants Reviewed and Compared

1. Gun Oil Silicone Lube

Gun Oil Silicone Personal Lubricant 32 Oz

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A thick but not buttery great silicone anal lube

First up, an infamous lubricant in its newest form, most pro’s will be familiar with the original Gun Oil a firm favorite on the gay scene but their silicone hybrid version far surpasses the original and is condom ready.

Despite its men-focused marketing, it is great for any gender with an ache for anal stimulation. Made with the companies slick silicone formula, enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E it errs on the natural side of things despite its synthetic base.

It isn’t greasy, the team behind it seem to have got the consistency figured out for a ride that doesn’t require any reapplication. It is thick but doesn’t have a feeling that detracts from the action. Being silicone-based it is again a little prone to staining the bed-sheets so you might have to have a few throw-away linens stored specifically for the dirty deed. It comes in a 32oz bottle so you’ll have plenty to play with.

Things We Liked:

  • Thick but not buttery which can be off-putting.
  • No need for constant reapplication for uninterrupted romping.
  • Proven formula with natural hypoallergenic ingredients.
  • Advertising is inconspicuous if someone found it- the cat probably isn’t out of the bag.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Can’t be used with silicone toys so you might have to mix and match if you like to play before you fuck.

2. Wet Uranus Silicone Lubricant

Wet Uranus Silicone Personal Lubricant 9 Fl Oz

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Natural feel anal water based lube

Next, a modern silicone lubricant from Wet who’ve been lubing up lovers for over 3 decades with their water-based wonders. This silicone version is aimed for anal use as the humorous name suggests.

It is far thicker than their other products even their Wet Platinum which was favored by anal lovers before Wet Uranus came onto the market. You might like to know that it is also FDA approved as a medical-grade device, reassuring for some of our more reluctant readers.

Wet Uranus has enhanced the bedroom behavior of the last few generations with next to no complaints. It needs no reapplication, a little lasts a long time and it sells as a 9 fluid ounce bottle. Which is handy because it is water-resistant so if you can take your shenanigans to new depths.

The large molecules mean it doesn’t become sticky which is never fun with as-sex but it is a little on the messy side so be sure to lay down a few towels before you go to town. It wipes off off the skin relatively easily with a wet-wipe so don’t be put-off.

Things We Liked:

  • Fun marketing ‘Wet Uranus’ *snicker*
  • Great consistency, if you apply enough in advance you won’t need to stop.
  • Can be used in a hot-tub.
  • Feels more natural than some silicone products.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Takes a while to clean up afterward.
  • The regular bottle is leaky so we suggest getting the pump bottle!

3. Wicked Anal Jelle

Wicked Anal Jelle Lubricant

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Easy to clean anal lube

The Wicked Anal Jelle lubricant is the brainchild of an award-winning team (2018 AVN Ward for Best Lube Manufacturer), super popular with the ladies. It comes in a small package so you might have to buy a fair few and it could get pricey but if anal is on the menu then you should treat your princess.

It is a water-based lubricant so it can be used with condoms and toys galore a great one if you are introducing the world of anal play into your sex lives. Being able to use it without thinking about the compatibility of its composition is completely liberating. The viscosity is also hit with the public, as is its discreet design which could be mistaken for hand-cream.

You get an 8oz tube with a sensible flip cap top and a tube-type packaging, you don’t have to worry about spillage. Fragrance and paraben-free, it can be used generously without any worries about reacting unexpectedly. The gel-like nature makes it feel more like a silicone option but you don’t have to worry about staining. The sheets can be washed with hot water and you are good to indulge all over again.

Things We Liked:

  • Thicker than most water-based lubes.
  • Can be used liberally with just about anything you might want to shove where the sun doesn’t shine.
  • Easy to clean-up.
  • Leak-free package.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Does need reapplying for comfort, so be sure to communicate.
  • Doesn’t warm to body temp as quickly as some lubes.

4. Pjur Back Door- Best For New Sensations.

Pjur Back Door Silicone Anal Lubricant 3.4 Fl Oz

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Epic long-lasting anal lube (I’ve been using this for a decade)

If anal is regular practice then you have probably come across the Pjur range before, for those less in the know it is a European best-seller that has several anal brands under its belt, some are actually the same product marketed for different demographics.

Pjur Back Door is aimed at men whilst Analyse me is for the women though each of them has the same ingredients. It is a Silicone based oil and the company sells a relaxant spray to use with it should you wish.

It doesn’t need excessive-application, it comes in a 100ml bottle in its smallest quantity and most find that a liberal dollop is plenty. It has a dry oil consistency with good viscosity which makes it easy to apply it doesn’t run to other areas. Being silicone-based you might want to prep an area for use as it isn’t so easy to wash away.

It features a jojoba extract which is known to be a natural muscle relaxant so it may help with setting the mood with an anxious anal partner. Most find extra pleasure in the additional ingredients others find it has no real effect for them. So don’t bust this one out on an unwilling partner and expect them to be at complete ease.

Things We Liked:

  • Slicker than some silicone options, you don’t feel over-lubed and sickly slick.
  • Easy to apply and the container is well-designed.
  • A little goes a long way.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • The jojoba adds to the experience but can take some by surprise to make sure they are prepared for the sensations ahead.

5. Boy Butter- Best For an Easy Application

Boy Butter Original Oil Based Lubricant With Coconut Oil

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Natural body-safe lube

Okay, so the naming of this one is pretty tongue in cheek. You would be forgiven for thinking it is solely for the lads but stay open-minded ladies. With natural ingredients, this oil-based hybrid silicone lubricant is as slick as it gets. With no pussy to penetrate you can be sure the boys know best when it comes to oiling up your anus, so rest assured it is perfect for the job.

The coconut oil at its core has a pleasant natural scent. The silicone is organic and it is one of the most highly-praised products for anal available. There is less to be said about the mess that comes with it but you are going to appreciate the easier entry regardless of the tonne of towels you might have to fling down.

With a very buttery consistency it can be inserted and just like regular unrefined coconut oil it warms to your temperature melting from within so less is more and it lasts. It sells in 2-9oz tubs or a squeeze-bottle for easy application. Perfect for a steamy friction-free session with it will lather-up your love-holes for him. You will have to go bareback with this one because its no good with condoms.

Things We Liked:

  • Super long-lasting, will leave your insides coated until the morning.
  • Natural body-safe ingredients.
  • Natural coconut scent.
  • Melts as you play.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Not advisable with silicone toys, so maybe look for some glass for your ass?
  • Can only be used without protection, committed couples cream-up and enjoy.

6. Sliquid Organics Natural Silk Hybrid Lubricant- Best for Massage and Foreplay

Sliquid Organics Natural Silk Hybrid Lubricant 4.2 Fl Oz

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Vegan friendly lube for anal sex

It doesn’t get any slicker than Sliquid Silk, with an infusion of silicone and natural ingredient it creates a creamier texture than most. It is aloe-based which gives it a delicious thickness, and there’s a whole host of other botanical additions to give your delicate skin a little extra care. These include vitamin E and even a green tea extract coveted for its calming effects.

Great for massaging intimate areas with the right viscosity to keep you well-lubricated from start to finish. Available in a 4.2fl oz bottle, you can use it pretty sparingly especially with a lube-shooter to help get it into the right places. It gives you a great sensual feeling which adds to the passion and certainly makes things a little easier from the get-go.

Sensibly priced and packaged in a reliable bottle, the application is simple enough but again the silicone can be a little trickier to mop-up. Priding itself on its vegan composition and cruelty-free production, you will only have to question the morals of buggery and nothing else.

Things We Liked:

  • The creamier texture feels like natural bodily fluids.
  • Has a smell of its own but it isn’t unpleasant.
  • You can feel it on your skin after action which can keep the mood going if you’re a trooper.
  • Vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, so you can fuck like an animal safe in the knowledge that none were harmed.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Not everyone enjoys the creamier texture.

7. ID-Glide-Best for Protected Sex

ID Glide 4.40z

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Condom friendly anal lube (full comparison table below)

If you love a silicone dildo or are practicing safe backdoor sex then you have fewer options. This next one is another water-based lube for those of you who love to toy with your ass. With a thickened formula for anal exploration, it lasts a lot longer than most. Praised by the general public and doctors alike for the lubricating longevity it provides and available in large quantities it is a no-brainer for the anally active.

Safe to use with condoms and just about any toy on the market, it promises pleasure without limitations. In spite of its long-lasting effects, you will need to be pretty generous because it will absorb. 4.4 fluid ounces doesn’t cost you the earth so buy a few. The osmosis levels are much lower than some of the other leading water-based anal lubes available so you can relax knowing you won’t be doing any damage.

It comes with an effortless cleanup and won’t stain so you can collapse in a post-orgasmic daze.

Things We Liked:

  • Gives your toys a comfy glide.
  • Body-safe ingredients.
  • Can be used with condoms.
  • Easy cleanup job.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Does need to be used pretty liberally so maybe buy in bulk.

8. The Butters

The Butters Cocoa Butter Oil Based Lubricant Soy & Palm Free 8 Oz

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Vegan, cruelty-free lube for both anal and oral

With coconut oil being one of the most talked-about anal lube in modern times, The Butters is another great go-to lube. The oil provides the thickness that you need for a pleasurable ride but the Aloe Vera stops it from feeling completely greasy. The consistency is less thick to begin with than the Boy Butter and it sells in an 8oz tub that will last.

The Hygienics Co. has struck a beautiful balance with their product that renders it a reliable booty-lube. It has a great temperature, so you won’t be in for any nasty shock and feels great so you will probably be tempted to play a lot longer. It can be used with an array of ass toys but you should steer clear of latex- that rules out the condoms too.

Ethically conscious, it contains no palm oil and is environmentally friendly, 100% vegan and cruelty-free. The all-natural nature makes it safe for oral as well.

Things We Liked:

  • Feels as natural as the ingredients used.
  • Provides a generous barrier to keep friction at bay.
  • Warms to the body in an instant.
  • Doesn’t have a greasy texture like some oil-based lubes.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • High-price tag that comes with the ethics

9. Fifty Shades Of Grey At Ease Anal Lubricant

Fifty Shades Of Grey At Ease Anal Lubricant

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For a lubricant lifted straight out of fiction, the official Fifty Shades of Grey At ease anal lubricant is a sexy little number. Another favored by beginners for its erotic S&M affiliation it is a water-based option for those who use protection.

It is a 4.3floz tube that is a little runnier than we’d like and being water-based you may need a lot more to keep things running smoothly. For some, the act of drizzling it on during the deed is a huge turn-on so who are we to judge.

It is formulated with aloe vera which gives it a longer-lasting effect and helps to make it a little more jelly-like. It has ingredients to calm soothe the skin so it can be a sensual option for anally-oriented foreplay.

The bottle is non-spill and comes with discreetly designed girly branding. It is easy to wash-away, although it leaves you feeling pretty sexy and will dissipate so you may want to enjoy the sensation for a little longer before you shower.

Things We Liked:

  • Thicker than a traditional water-based lube.
  • Feels very sensual to be covered with.
  • Won’t stain your sheets and ruin your good-girl reputation.
  • The non-spill bottle is a bonus.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Needs applying slowly to toys or it will drizzle.
  • It has a few harsher ingredient so it isn’t one for regular use, just occasional surprises or introductory ass-training.

10. Doc Johnson Golden Girl Anal Jelly

Doc Johnson Golden Girl Anal Jelly 1.9 Fl Oz

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Another good introductory anal lube is Golden Girl anal Jelly. A jelly-like lube provides a lot more of a barrier for delicate tissues. It Is oil-based rather than water-based as the majority of gels seem to be, this ensures it isn’t absorbed and sticks around long enough to do the trick. It is almost as thick as petroleum (which we now know we shouldn’t be using in the bedroom!) so it lasts and little goes a long way although it only sells in a smaller quantity of 1.4oz.

It has desensitizing properties that we are a little wary of, but the offending ingredients are proportionately low and its so thick you won’t need lashings of the stuff. It is a real hit in the bedroom with newbies for its low-level numbing sensations that will have you squirming from the start.

The oil can spoil your sheets so you may want to prepare something especially for it but when trying anal out you should be making an effort anyway.

Things We Liked:

  • Toy friendly and great for beginners
  • Incredibly thick.
  • Very easy to apply stays on your fingers and can be smeared.
  • A little desensitizing but not enough to numb a cock and spoil the fun.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Does not wash out of fabrics- be warned.

11. B.Cumming Elbow Grease- Best for Heavy-Handedness

B. Cumming Elbow Grease Original Lubricant Cream, 15 Ounce

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An oldie but a goodie Elbow Grease has been on the market since the late seventies and really hasn’t changed much. With its ‘If it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ attitude it is one of the proven go-to greasers on the market which give a thick enough coating for a rougher ride. Popular with extreme penetration fans and fisting couples you can be certain it will satisfy the average anal lover.

It has a waxier texture to begin with, this makes it easier to manipulate and play with, so if you favor longer foreplay sessions with your anal then that is a big bonus. It as a mineral-oil base, so it is pretty different from a lot of lubes on the market but it is very long-lasting. A word of warning it takes a lot to get out of fabrics, so again you will probably want to prepare an area for intimacy with it. It sells in a whopping 15-ounce tub to keep you lubed for days.

Things We Liked:

  • Reliable and long-lasting.
  • Gives a generous coating.
  • Easy to manipulate.
  • Great for hands-on use.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Very messy!

12. Anal-ese

Anal Ese

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Anal-ese as been essential for many so you may be wondering why it is so low on our list. Though many swear by it, in recent years it has been trumped by brands with a better balance of ingredients. In essence, it is a numbing cream rather than a lubricant so you may also need something additional.

Boasting, analgesic properties with its benzocaine, it helps many to relax. Available in a 1oz tube with a range of flavors it is marketed as edible but you will find it numbs tongues as well as anuses so beware. This extends to penises as well so givers should probably wrap-up.

It is certainly a fun product which provides a sensation all of its own but some may find it can irritate the area and being an intimate affair you should err on the side of caution. That said, Anal-ese is well worth a mention especially for those who need a little encouragement or distraction to get past the tip.

Things We Liked:

  • Iconic anal lube.
  • Ideal for those who need help relaxing.
  • Great for getting a larger plug in place for later.
  • Edible.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Doesn’t provide much lubrication and can’t be used liberally.

13. Uberlube- Best for an All-over Body Experience

Uberlube Luxury Silicone Lubricant 3.4 Oz (100 Ml) For Style, Sport & Sex

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Uberlube is a newbie lubricant that holds its own against the competition. It is also pretty different, with its marketing aimed at a much wider range of activities. In-use in top salons as a hair serum, you may actually get away with leaving this one out on display to your guests. The PH levels are perfect for internal use and it is physician recommended with some OBGYN’s utilizing it routinely.

The consistency is pretty premium it leaves you feeling velvet-smooth and makes insertion a doddle. It is a silicone-based lube and has wide compatibility, allowing for protection to be worn and most toys to be catered for. It stays slick during motion and only really starts to dissipate once it is left alone. So it is ideal for the task at hand and you won’t have to constantly top it up the bottle contains 3.4 fl oz of fun.

Things We Liked:

  • Versatile all-over body lubricant.
  • Ass stays lubricated whilst you are active.
  • No odor.
  • Discreet product.

Things We Didn’t Like:

  • Comes with a premium price tag

14. Astroglide X Silicone lube.

Astroglide X Silicone Liquid Personal Lubricant 2.5 Oz

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The water-based version has been a household name for decades and this silicone rendition should probably be renamed ASS-tro-glide because it is another ideal solution. The mixture makes entry effortless and it provides a prolonged slickness that never gets sticky. It sells in a 2.5oz bottle but larger quantities are available.

It is fragrance and hormone-free the balance is just right for sensitive areas and it keeps things well-oiled throughout. Smaller servings satisfy most users so you won’t go through it too quickly unless you’re a complete fiend. It is a little runnier, fun to massage in and has a sensual texture to it.

Great for glass, and skin to skin sessions you will find it suits most needs as long as you are up for unprotected sex. The clean-up is less problematic than some silicone brands but it is water-resistant. Good news if you fancy some extra-curricular fun in the shower or hot-tub but bad news for bed-sheets but screw it… It doesn’t get much slicker than this!

Things We Liked:

  • Great for sensitive skin.
  • Waterproof for getting steamier in the tub.
  • You can be pretty frugal with it.
  • Safe with most toys.

Things we didn’t like:

  • You will have to go-bare-back or source some sheepskin condoms.
 Base IngredientSilicone toy compatibleLatex Condom CompatibleSize of bottle
Gun Oil Silicone LubeSilicone & Aloe Vera HybridNoYes32 oz
Wet Uranus Silicone LubricantWater & Silicone HybridNoNo9 fluid oz
Wicked Anal JelleWater BasedYesYes8 oz
Pjur Back DoorSilicone based Oil Hybrid JojobaNoYes100 ml approx 3.4 fluid oz
Boy ButterOil based Silicone HybridNoYes9 oz
Sliquid Organics Natural Silk Hybrid LubricantSilicone, Vitamin E & Green tea extractNoNo4.2 fluid oz
ID-GlideWater BasedYesYes4.4 fluid oz
The ButtersCoconut Oil, Shea Butter, Aloe VeraNoNo8 oz
Fifty Shades of Grey at Ease Anal LubricantWater based, Aloe VeraYesYes4.3 fluid oz
Doc Johnson Golden Girl Anal JellyOil based, de-sensitiserYesNo1.4 oz
B.Cumming Elbow GreaseMineral oil basedYesNo15 oz
Anal-eseWater based, cherry flavour, BenzocaineYesYes1 oz
UberlubeSilicone basedNoYes3.4 fluid oz
Astroglide X Silicone lubeSilicone HybridNoYes2.5 oz

How to Pick a Safe Water-Based Lube for Anal Sex

If you decide on a water-based lube then avoid alcohol and glycerine, opt for a balanced PH level and low osmolality.

Our insides are pretty neutral, so try not to upset the delicate balance. Re-application throughout longer sessions over regular use can strip the lining of the epithelium, if the osmolality is high.

Read the ingredients thoroughly sometimes they contain alcohol which will give a burning or stinging sensation. They can also be guilty of using glycerine to help thicken the solution up. None of these ingredients are all that natural water-based sounds perfectly innocent so make sure you scan for any nasty surprises.

Other Lubricants

There are a few hybrid options that blend the base ingredients, you will also find warming lubricants as well as flavored lubricants although they aren’t particularly recommended for anal, there are some manufactured for exactly that.

Given the sensitive nerve endings, we would steer clear of anything that hots-up unless you are a hardcore fan of figging. Some people can have allergic reactions to the extra ingredients in fanciful lubricants so if you are curious enough to try be sparing until you know what you are in for.

For anal sex, there are also several desensitizing lubes available, which aim to numb the area a little during use. Most take around 5-20 minutes to start working and they don’t work for everyone. So if you have had a few painal experiences or are looking for a quick solution, we are sorry to say there isn’t one.

Anal sex takes preparation, the sphincter muscles down there aren’t actually built to be in a state of relaxation but like any other muscle, they can be worked. For a good beginners’ guide why not visit this link to Cosmopolitans article on how to prep for anal

More often than not, these ‘desensitizing’ lubricants function in a similar way to warming ones. They don’t particularly numb the are so much as provide a new sensation which can distract for some of the pain associated with anal sex. They can cause reactions and for many, they desensitize the penis as well as the ass which can kill a boner in a heartbeat.

A Little on Lube History …

Lubricants have played an important role in our sex lives since way before the common era. Given that the Greeks were notorious for their amorous tolerance, you won’t be surprised to learn that we can trace the earliest records of natural lubes back to them. Olive oil was a staple because it grew in abundance.

With their promiscuity recorded, we know they were engaging in anal antics before the calendar had been agreed upon. This wasn’t reserved for male homosexual exploits either the women were just as exploratory.

Being open-minded as our history divulges, it is tough to imagine how we became so secretive. There are a lot of issues around anal sex that make it taboo, such as hygiene and safety,

Anal Lube Buying FAQ

Best Lube for Anal Sex?

Most people agree that silicone-based options are a better solution because safe sex is pretty paramount and they can be used with a range of toys so long as they aren’t silicone-based themselves.

They are often a little messier but sex can be a dirty affair in general anyway. If you prefer a natural approach we suggest oils but they can’t be used with condoms so regular check-ups and long-term relationships may be key.

Water-based lubes are pretty much a free-for-all in terms of hat you can and can’t do so many people do use them for anal. They will dry out which can be a real pain in the ass…

Best Lube to Use with Anal Sex Toys?

There is some cause for concern with a few of the newer toys on the market, likewise with a few of the newer lubes. If you are using silicone toys for ass-stretching, anal play or pegging, then you must use a water-based lubricant or the toy will deteriorate.

Silicone doesn’t mix well with silicone, so just like you need to store your toys separately you need to keep your silicone lube the heck away aswell. Some silicone lubes are safe with ABS materials and others aren’t so make sure you do a little digging.


What Lubes are Gay-Guys Using?

A lot of women are often curious about what the men are lubing with. Although it is a common misconception that anal is always on the table, men are having far more anal than women even in our modern culture.

Again the answer is subjective. For a quicker, cleaner option some favor a water-based lube- so long as is thick enough. With more safety awareness in the midst of what can be a very promiscuous scene, they are seen as a necessary, condom compatible route.

Many guys opt for a silicone-based option if they are in a committed relationship. The thicker qualities provide ‘more cushion for the pushing’ but they do tend to stay in the system longer.

More often than not, coconut oils are touted as the best but again you can’t wear protection. Some of their favorite brands are Boy Butter #5, Pjur Backdoor #4, and Astroglide #14.

What Lubes are Porn-Stars Using?

If you want to take it in the ass like a pro then you might be curious about what the pros are using. Surprisingly the answer is the same as the average jo…Coconut oil has a big reputation within the industry as does olive oil.

Other than the natural routes most are once again using jellies or silicone lubricants. Some of the current favorites are the Wicked Jelle #3 and Gun Oil #1. If you fancy learning more head to bustle where they spill the beans.


Anal Hurts, Should I Buy Desensitizing Lube?

The biggest worry with a desensitizing lube is that if it works too well, you won’t be aware of any damage being caused. Rough anal can cause fissures and even bleeding and when engaging in anal activities you should always be aware of what is going on.

We recommend staying away from numbing agents and sprays and have tried to include calming lubes which are free of lidocaine. With the exception of Anal-ese #12, we have rounded-up mild at best calming/stimulating rather than numbing options.

The only way anal becomes less painful is through careful preparation. You should never rush into it.

Where To Buy Anal Lube?

You can shop for natural lubes in a grocery store Walmart sell coconut and olive oil in unrefined forms. If you are looking for a silicone based-lube you will have to go to a sex-toy store or shop online.

Some people are concerned with discretion despite the stigma around lubricants being less of a concern these days. Most online stockists ship pretty discreetly and they don’t share your information. The products we have reviewed today come from sites who are happy to help keep your sex-life on the down-low.

If you are concerned about discretion, then consider the branding of the product some are a little blunter than others. A bottle of Gun Oil or Uberlube may be a little subtler than Pjur Backdoor or Wet Uranus!

How Much Lube Should I Use?

There is no real limitation on how much lube you can use unless you are using glycerine or particularly acidic concoctions. With the exception of water-based lubes which you might have t think about the osmolality of you should never be afraid to use as much as you need.

There is no such thing as too much lube unless it’s squirting on the ceiling with every thrust. Never be stingy or try to save buying another bottle or you’ll regret it.

This is one situation that definitely defies the ‘less is more’ vibe. Many anal lubricants will stick around as they are manufactured to do so. This can leave some feeling a little mucky or unhygienic so you just have to know and trust your own body, listen to partners and try to figure it out like anything else.

3 Final Tips:

1) Lube Doesn’t Mean You’re Good to Go…

Anal sex is very different to vaginal, the walls are not built a thickly. With a lot of lube in place, it is sometimes more tempting to rush in. Medical professionals say that a big concern is that being very lubricated can mean couples are quicker to let-loose but with anal especially, things need stretching out. You should always ease into it no matter how friction-free you are feeling.

2) It’s Okay to Throw Away …

If you hate a lube, cut your losses and throw it out. Don’t try to get your money’s worth! Donate it to a friend (what doesn’t work for one may work for the next) but be frank with them about what you didn’t like. If you experienced burning sensations then bin-it.

If you have a bad reaction do not be embarrassed to seek medical advice. Reacting to a lubricant is on the tame side of things to most professionals and they know their way around a butt-hole, so never sit on a secret to save face.

3) Try Something New…

Even if you have a lube you love, there are new lubes making waves so you can always experiment. If you still haven’t found the perfect fit then our best advice is to try plenty.

This can be a fun inclusion in the bedroom for couples and solo-exploration. If you are completely new to anal the chances are you won’t have your heart set on a lube yet and you will need plenty of time playing with the possibilities and training your tush so the 2 can go hand in hand.

Some lovely lube companies will even send samples. You can try the Astroglide Silicone before you buy and many others are willing to tempt you with a freebie too. So get googling…

Why Should You Trust Us

For this article, we chose Jenny to take the lead. As a fully-accredited leader and an AASECT certified sexologist with a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (IASHS), we felt she was best suited.

Under her supervision, we poured over the data gathered from hours of market research and honest user feedback relying on brand reputation and reliable insider information.. This came directly from the manufacturers and PR professionals for our initial vetting process.

Although we like to stay current and keep you informed of trends lubrication is an intimate, internal affair. So of course, external medical and scientific research and expert advice had to take precedence over personal opinions.

With that in mind, some popular products didn’t make the final cut. This was due to important information learned about the osmolality and other physical properties that can have damaging effects when used rectally.

We studied health aspects and consulted reputable sources like the International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA). We read knowledgeable technician interviews and sought out studies led by professionals such as Richard A. Cone, a high-profile biophysicist at Johns Hopkins University.

We took the advice of government recognized industry professionals like the National Center for Biotechnology Information, Mount Sinai adolescent health group and scoured the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

In addition to this, we sent anonymous questionnaires to hundreds of sexual health clinics and medical academy leaders with responses from staff as well as patients for a comprehensive set of results.

Next came personal field-testing of our most popular, medically certified as safe products. Our team of experts is of mixed gender, from all walks of life and our opinions often differ. So we always have to settle on the factors for product testing.

After brainstorming with our senior review editor we were given lubes in unbranded containers. They were labeled with numbers to keep testing processes unbiased and keep administration easy. We also had plenty of spares to get our friends involved.

The rules were simple protocol; one tablespoon and 3 tests for product each-one without any anal to explore the textures, one masturbatory with and without toys and one with partners.

With the first test, we examined how messy the lube could be by voluntarily smearing a selection of different sheets provided to each member cut into small cloths. Each was washed for further analysis with a critical eye.

We ranked how we felt about the quality firsthand and answered questions based on our personal experiences. The opinions of both partners were included in the third test.

Collectively we put in over 100 hours of testing. We then made a note of when we felt like we needed to re-apply or stop due to a lack of lubrication. Then we could carry on using as much as we liked for as long as we wanted. Some members had more experience with anal and some were more sensitive which is transparent in our article.

References:

The risks of anal sex.

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