11 Best Lubes for Fleshlight – Lubricants for Your Favorite Toy

For the past 10 years I have been living and breathing Fleshlight. Here I review the best lubricants for Fleshlight. Have fun!


I don’t think I have to sell you on the virtues of lube. When there’s friction, you need a bit of grease – otherwise, you’re gonna have a bad time, and that isn’t only true for anal.

No, really, ouch!

Like a well-oiled machine, masturbation (like sex) relies on thick, sticky, gooey, slightly gross fluids. Because even your best Fleshlight doesn’t get wet on its own yet (COMING SOON – just kidding), it needs a little help from synthetic replacements – LUBE!

Top 5 Lubes for Fleshlight

Fleshlube Water
Fleshlube Water
Sliquid H2O Original Water-Based Lubricant
sliquid ho
Adam & Eve Lube
adam and eve lube
Adam & Eve Masturbator Lube
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Lovehoney Enjoy Lubricant
lovehoney enjoy

But we’re not exploring the depth and breadth of the exciting world of lube today, because we’re talking about lube for Fleshlights specifically, and not just any old discount supermarket lube will do.

Yes, you need lube to fuck your Fleshlight.

Yes, this includes bootleg pocket pussies, cheap Fleshlight alternatives, and homemade Fleshlights.

In fact, lube can enhance your experience or ruin your toy forever, and you paid a lot of money for that shit.

I fucking LOVE lube (can you tell?) and I have a lot to say about it – and trust me, I will –so let’s start with the WHYs and the WHATs.

Why do I even need lube for my Fleshlight?

If you’re not quite sure how to use a Fleshlight, read that. Even if you do, I could maybe see why you’d be tempted to think it’s superfluous – after all, it’s not like you can hurt your Fleshlight. But while you can’t hurt it, you can hurt you.

Dry masturbation can create microtears in your penis; that means it can literally SHRED your dick.

(As an aside, when researching this article, WebMD also introduced me to something wonderful called PENILE FRACTURE. Click at your own expense, but maybe don’t.)

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

But more to the point, if you fuck a Fleshlight sans lube, it just doesn’t last as long, because it can also create tears in the toy. Lube facilitates a more enjoyable experience that is closer to the sensation of sex AND it protects the fake vag you paid so much money for. I’m just looking out for your investment.

What makes GREAT lube for my Fleshlight?

There’s a lot of crap out there that makes terrible lube, particularly for a Fleshlight, such as any oils (you will NEVER get that shit out) or spit, or like you’ll see later, silicone (yes, something that is body-safe can be terrible for your Fleshlight, so pay attention).

But let’s talk about what makes a good lube for your Fleshlight masturbation. What should you be looking for when you are browsing lubes to use with your pocket pussy?


Always check the ingredients – sure, you’re not ingesting it, but you’re slathering all over your nearest and dearest body part, so you want to make sure it’s good for you AND for your precious masturbation accoutrement.

What are the ideal ingredients for high-quality, body safe, Fleshlight-safe lube? Sugar, spice, and everything nice!

No, sorry, those are the PowerPuff Girls.

When it comes to lube for your silicone toys, you want to look out for is, first, that they’re water-based. Water or some variation (aqua) will typically be the first ingredient on the list. You also want as few ingredients as possible, because it usually means there’s less crap in it.

But that’s not always an indication of the quality of the lube, so keep an open mind, and most importantly, educate yourself. There’s nothing sexier than knowing what the fuck you’re taking about.

You don’t need a Ph.D. (trust me, I sucked ass in Chemistry when I was in school) – here is pretty much what you can expect from most toys and why they’re used in their composition:

Water (Aqua): Enough said?

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Glycerin: Glycerin is one of those ingredients – besides water – that you will find in almost all lubricants, because it’s used to keep it slippery and somewhat sweet. It’s non-toxic.

Propylene Glycol: Propylene Glycol acts as a humectant and adds in very necessary moisture into your lube, as well as binding the ingredients together. You need that. Some will try and fear-monger about petrochemicals and how terrible they are; those people are trying to sell you some overpriced ~~natural~~ lubricant.

Hydroxyethylcellulose: Don’t be one of those people – just because you can’t read an ingredient, it doesn’t mean it’s bad. Better living through chemistry and all that shit. This ingredient also acts as a humectant, moisture enhancer, and thickening agent, so it’s one of those things that contributes to that slick, comfortable feeling your lube gives you. Non-toxic, too, so don’t get your panties in a bunch over that complicated name.

EDTA: This is a stabilizer found in a good portion of the lubes I’ve reviewed on the market, including a few on this list.

Cellulose Gum/Cellulose Derivates: Cellulose derivates – usually cellulose gum (also found as Carboxymethylcellulose) is used as a thickening agent. It’s not toxic and it’s hypoallergenic.

Citric Acid: Another preservative, citric acid is an organic acid, albeit a weak one, so no worries here.


Water-based: Water-based lube is the one you’ll want to go for, because it works the best with Fleshlights, and most toys, in general. It’s also WAY easier to clean, and it’s very skin compatible, because it’s absorbed by the skin. It usually has no taste or scent, and it’s an all-around safe choice for most sexual play, except for water play; you need silicone lube there.

The same things that are advantages can also be disadvantages, though: it gets absorbed in the skin, and dries out in contact with air, which means it doesn’t last as long as silicone lubes, so you have to reapply more often. Or reactivate it with a bit of water.

Connoisseurs swear by keeping a water spritzer on the nightstand for a bit of a refresh, but while that may reactivate the lube, it would deactivate my boner. Different strokes.


The texture is one of the most important parts, because you want to get the right degree of thickness and viscosity. It can be kinda tricky to get it just right, because you’ve gotta take the Goldilocks approach: not so thin that it’s runny and it doesn’t last, not so thick that it’s not smooth anymore – juuuust right, and hopefully as close to the real thing as possible in order to really enhance that “realistic” fake sex experience that Fleshlight aims to offer.


You want this gooey mess to be at least a bit sticky, stringy, stretchy goodness, but not so sticky that it hinders the process more than it helps it, you know what I mean? There is nothing worse than feeling sticky in between your fingers – or maybe that’s just my problem? If my hands felt sticky, it would 100% take me out of it.

Sticky enough to stick around for a while and not have to reapply every ten seconds, but not so sticky that you feel like those toddlers who always have jam hands. You’ll see why.

Ease of removal/cleaning

Now, it’s true that you want it to last, but too much of a good thing also leads to bad results. Case in point: you don’t want to need more of this every two strokes, but you also want it to come off eventually.

I cannot overstate the importance of this enough when you’re using a pocket pussy, especially one that is only open on one end – because it’s essentially a silicone tube, all that sticky lube will get jammed in there at the bottom and Fleshlight are already tricky to clean (how to clean a Fleshlight), if you add devil lube that won’t come off, masturbation will become an ordeal, because you will dread the cleaning process. You don’t want your lube to be harder to get rid of than an STD.

What are the BEST things to rub all over my penis?

All the lubes we’re going to talk about are compatible with Fleshlights, so you don’t have to worry about that. Just squirt and go! That sounded dirtier than it did in my head.

Fleshlube Water

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Fleshlube Water

Let’s start with a complete no-brainer that anyone could have guessed – who makes the best lube for Fleshlights? Gee, I don’t know, maybe…maybe Fleshlight? BINGO! This is probably your best bet, because it’s especially formulated by the people who make the toys, so you know they’re compatible. If you can’t be bothered and lube is all the same to you, then don’t do all the work for nothing. In fact, don’t even read the rest of this article. Stop here, click Add To Cart, boom, you’re done.

Ingredients: Water, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Tacopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cellulose Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.

Composition: Water-based

Adam & Eve Lube

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adam and eve lube

The “in-house” lube from Adam & Eve doesn’t look all that exciting, that’s true; but like, what did you expect? It’s a bottle of gooey stuff that you use to fuck yourself, you know? Of course it looks boring. You know, except for the fact that it has LUBE written on it in giant red letters. May want to hide this away from guests, or do what I do and rip the label off. Sneaky sneaky – it’s way harder to identify it as something dirty when it’s a non-descript bottle with some clear stuff in it, right? Just make sure no one mistakes it for something else.

ANYWAY. This one’s a good all-rounder if you don’t want to have 15 different kinds of lube for different purposes and sex acts. Light on the old purse strings, too.

Ingredients: Glycerin, Water (Aqua), Cellulose Gum, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Composition: Water-based

Sliquid H2O Original Water-Based Lubricant

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sliquid h2o

The genital region is one of the most sensitive on your body, so you might find that a lot of other options, while perfectly lovely and work great for other people, cause you weird reactions. And no one wants to have rashes and bumps down there, because a) it’s uncomfortable, b) it’s unattractive, c) it can leave the wrong impression, such as an untreated STD. Hot!

This option is for those of you whose bodies hate you, react angrily to any synthetic components and need natural ingredients to feel soothed. As a bonus, it’s made to feel like natural lubrication, too, although it can be a little runny.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Plant Cellulose (from Cotton), Cyamopsis (Guar Conditioners), Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid.

Composition: Water-based

ID Glide Water-Based Lubricant

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id glide

If durability is what you’re after, then glide right on with this option, cowboy! Quickies are great, but sometimes you just want a masturbation marathon, and this is the product that will take you there. Don’t get sore, now! Durability is enhanced by its thicker, denser texture and higher degree of stickiness, without leaning too far in either direction. The different texture can also mean you might need to insist a bit during the cleaning process, but nothing out of the ordinary. It won’t give you a crusty fake vag, so it’s all good!

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Cellulose Polymer, Polyethylene Oxide, Sodium Benzoate, Methylparaben, Carbomer 981, Tetrahydroxypropyl ethylenediamine, Diazolidinyl Urea, EDTA.

Composition: Water-based

Adam & Eve Masturbator Lube

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adam and eve masturbator lube

This is exactly what it looks like and what it says on the tin: masturbator lube. I like a product that doesn’t fuck around with shitty names, just get straight to the point – you use this to facilitate masturbation. This is especially designed to be used with strokers and masturbators, so it’s Fleshlight-safe and pocket pussy-safe, in general, and it can be used with latex condoms, as well. Nice, basic, and cheap, does its job with no bells and whistles. What more do you want?

Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben.

Composition: Water-based

Gun Oil H2O Lubricant

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gun oil

Is the name fucking ridiculous? Yes. Is the marketing for this stuff even stupider than the name? Fuck yes. I mean, one website literally said “lubricant that keeps a man’s most important weapon well oiled” – I can’t make that shit up. BUT – if you can get past the hideous marketing, this is a pretty good lube. Won’t burn your dick off, won’t burn your Fleshlight, and lasts for a long time on the skin without leaving your dong all sticky and gross. That ingredient list is a little terrifying, tho.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Propleyne Glycol (Humectant/Moisture), Hydroxyethlcellulose (Emulsifier/Enhance Moisture), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe Vera), Potassium Sorbate (Anti-Microbial), Tetrasodium EDTA (Stabilizer), Panax Ginseng Root (Ginseng- Heighten Sensation), Paulina Cupana (Guarana – Increase Blood Flow), Avena Sativa (Oat Extract- Antioxidant), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), PEG-45 (Humectant/Moisture), Polyquarternium-5 (Emulsifier), Citric Acid (Antioxidant/Sweetener)

Composition: Water-based

Pjur Aqua Lubricant

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pjur aqua

Pjur is one of those brands that get recommended again and again for all kinds of uses, so while it’s not designed specifically FOR Fleshlights, it’s just a good product, so I can’t fault it. If it works well with everything else, then so much the better, ‘cause you don’t need 37642 different lubes.

The whole shtick with this one is that it’s made with premium, supposedly medical-grade ingredients, so it’s extra safe, and extra slippery, so you don’t have to worry about it damaging anything.

Ingredients: Aqua (water), glycerin, ethoxydiglycol, hydroxypropyl guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, hydroxyehylcellulose, citric acid, propylene glycol, benzyl alcohol, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone.

Composition: Water-based

PALOQUETH Personal Lubricant

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I’m not gonna lie, I really enjoy this one for several reasons: it dispenses product in a very clean and efficient way, it only has a handful of ingredients, so there isn’t a bunch of mystery junk in there, and that bottle looks as classy as a bottle of lube can get, really. They make a point of saying it’s safe to use with toys, and that it’s medically safe, so I can’t even really make fun of it. Excellent choice!

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Glycerine, Propylene glycol, Hydroxyehylcellulose, Diazolidinyl Urea, Sodium polyacrylate.

Composition: Water-based

Lovehoney Enjoy Lubricant

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lovehoney enjoy

I’m not gonna lie to you: this thing isn’t special, but it’s Fleshlight-safe, uncomplicated, not fussy, and it does the job well. Especially for the price, this is good to keep on hand, because it lasts a decent amount of time without getting gross or sticky, helps everything glide effortlessly, and you don’t have to scrub your dick or your pocket pussy to get this off. If I had to describe it in one word, it would be…adequate. Not WOW by any means, but if you don’t care much and aren’t looking to pay top dollar for premium shit, this’ll do just fine.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Cellulose Gum, EDTA, Carbomer, PEG-90M, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Methylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.
Composition: Water-based

Wicked Aqua Heat

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wicked aqua heat

If you want to push your masturbatory experience over the edge and pouring hot sauce into your Fleshlight seems like a bad idea (narrator: it is a bad idea), this is what you’re looking for – a lube that heats up as you rub it. This can either go very well or VERY badly, so if you have some weird allergic reaction to this, it’s not my fault. It’s perfectly compatible with silicone toys, but if you find that you feel like your penis is on fire and not in a good way, please take your dick out and wash this stuff off, ok? Oh and don’t rub your eyes or mouth without washing your hands.

Ingredients: Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, DI Water (Aqua), Vanillyl Butyl Ether, Trifolium Pratense (Red Clover) Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark Extract, Zingber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Hydroxyethylcellulose.

Composition: Water-based

Astroglide Liquid

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No matter where you look, if you’re researching lubes and Fleshlights, Astroglide will come up time and time again, so due to popular demand, here it is. The thing that most stands out about Astroglide is that it provides a very smooth sensation, without being too thin and watery OR so thick that you lose sensation. It comes very close to that Goldilocks ideal. It’s also exceptionally long-lasting, so it might give Fleshlube a run for its money. On a personal note, I also like that the ingredient list isn’t miles long.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Polyquaternium 15, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Composition: Water-based

What should I NOT rub all over my penis when fucking a Fleshlight?

Be careful about THIS

Chlorhexidine, phenoxyethanol, propylene glycol, parabens, or even glycerin can be problematic if you’ve got sensitive skin, but they won’t like, eat into your Fleshlight, so don’t worry. They’re also not dangerous and certain parabens are necessary in lubricants to be used as preservatives. You don’t want your lube to go off within a couple of weeks.

Silicone, however, is a no-no for your Fleshlight and silicone toys in general, as you’ll be able to see in a second.

Silicone-based lube

Don’t even think about it. I get why you’d be tempted – silicone lubes tend to…stick around (see what I did there?) for longer, but they can also break down the silicone in the toy. That isn’t to say that you can NEVER use silicone toys with silicone-based lube. Some toys are compatible, but that’s an area where you need to do a lot of research and look up recommendations for each and every toy.

But as a general rule, silicone-based lube doesn’t play nice with silicone toys and yes, that includes Fleshlights – the “real skin” technology thingie doesn’t work well with silicone lube, no matter how similar it is to real girls.

Can you hear the sad trombone?

But they do work well in water, so if you’re gonna rub one out in the shower, stop defiling the soap, and get yourself some silicone-based lube instead.

Something else to point out, here – silicone lubricants will stain the shit out of your sheets, and your mom will NOT be happy about that. First crusty boxers and now this? Honestly, she raised you better than this.

About Deon Black

In the past 11 years, Deon has helped tens of millions of people around the world through his sex toy reviews and guides. His work & advice has appeared on websites like: Insider, Healthline, MensHealth, Wikipedia, Yahoo, Cosmopolitan, Romper, WomensHealth and more. Deon pioneered the sex toy blogging landscape and is the most experienced sex toy tester around. Learn more. Since 2012 we've spent 60,000+ hours testing 1000+ sex toys. Get in touch on Twitter.

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