While women do produce their own lubricant for more comfortable sex, sometimes the amount of lube produced just isn’t enough. Even when it is, the inclusion of lube can still be a welcomed one, as lubricants make it 50 percent easier for both men and women to orgasm, according to a study from Indiana University. Amazing, right? Unfortunately, only 35 percent of women admit having tried a personal lubricant, according to another study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
But we’re not here to talk about lube usage in the traditional sense. No. In this article, we’re picking the best anal lube. Unlike the vagina, the anus has absolutely no self-lubricating capabilities, so we’re going to need a lot of lube considering the likely fact that we don’t want to tear our partners’ butts in half, presumably.
Best Anal Lubes 2017
Types of Lube for Anal Sex
Believe it or not, anal sex is actually an effective way to achieve orgasm when traditional sex might have gotten stale. So let’s discuss which kind of lube works best for you and your partner with a little education on the most important characteristics of the three lubes on the market.
Water-based: Water-based lubricants are exactly that, lubes made from water. They’re arguably the most popular type on the market due to its ease of use and availability.
The texture isn’t sticky, but is instead smooth, which not only makes it stain-proof but a cinch to clean as well. The downside to water-based lubes, however, is that they don’t last as long as others, meaning the liquid might have to be re-applied during intercourse, which could be a mood-killer.
Silicone-based: Unlike water-based lubricants, silicone-based are long-lasting and would likely not have to be re-applied. However, silicone-based lubes are much greasier and thinner than water-based, which means it can be difficult to clean once the fun is over.
Some have gone as far as to say silicone-based lubes can feel like motor oil, which, as somebody who has tried silicone lubes, is an incredible overstatement. Silicone-based lubes are fantastic, especially if you’re into shower sex, as water-based brands tend to get washed away.
Oil-based: Oil-based lubes are the least popular of the three types presented because they tend to corrode latex, which makes protected sex redundant. They’re also made with ingredients that have been known to harm a lady’s genitals, which is kind of counter-intuitive when you consider sex’s end-game. As for its texture, oil-based lubes are thicker/slimmer than most, think Crisco and Vaseline.
As for which is the best anal lube, it’s definitely down to the water- and silicone-based. Personally, I prefer silicone, as I welcome its slippery-factor (which ranks second to none during anal sex, where things can be anything but slippery) and the fact that I don’t have to pull-out and reapply. If you don’t pull out and re-apply when necessary you could leave your partner (male or female) susceptible to anal tearing, which is pretty painful.
Plus, I’m in agreeance with the industry’s top porn stars, who I’ve had the pleasure to interview on multiple occasions and most — if not all — insist that silicone is better for anal sex. For vaginal sex? The answer was almost unanimous: they love coconut oil.
As for which lube brands are best? That’s another thing entirely. So to choose the best lube for anal sex, I used the collective knowledge of myself and a few porn stars to determine the buying guide below.
Best Lube for Anal Sex Reviews
With no additives or preservatives, Wicked’s Aqua is fantastic lube for anal sex especially for somebody who may have sensitive skin. It works great with fingers, toys, and condoms and is ideal for anal intercourse in or outside of a shower or hot tub. For anal sex, use the original formula, not the “heat” or “chill” variations (for obvious reasons). This lube is by far my first recommendation.
Boy Butter is primarily intended for gay men, meaning it’s intended purpose is for anal sex. This anal lube is made from both coconut oil and an organic silicone blend, the two ingredients are homogenized like actual butter, which creates a thick, butter-like texture that lasts longer than water- and silicone-based lubes. However, Boy Butter is not latex safe, so make sure that you only use this product with a trusted partner.
Also intended for male-on-male sex, Gun Oil is a trusted brand for anal sex that is long-lasting, water-resistant, and contains Vitamin E and aloe vera to minimize friction and protect and restore tissues. This recommendation comes courtesy of a healthy share of porn stars who’ve collectively filmed hundreds of anal sex scenes.
If you are more inclined to use water-based lubes, Lynk Pleasure Water based anal lubricant for men is one of the best. Its texture is slightly thicker than most other water-based lubricants and can be reactivated with just a drop of water so you don’t have to re-apply. As most water-based lubricants tend to be, Lynk Pleasure’s product is easy to clean, won’t stain, and can be used with condoms and sex toys without any tearing.
Women’s Health agrees that Pipedream’s Moist Anal Lube is one of the best out there. Another porn star favorite, this water-based lubricant is another lube recommended for those who wish to use protection or play around with toys. Pjur also offers an additional item, Anal Lube “insertz,” which are designed to make the application (wherever it may be) incredibly easy courtesy of their extra-long, tailored tips.
As for how much you should apply, start with a nickel-sized amount prior to intercourse and add more as you see fit. When applying, always apply to your own genitals (it’s usually a generous amount applied to the shaft for first-timers) as opposed to a woman’s. And that’s about it. So get out there, grab some lube, and give anal sex a go. We’re not living in the dark ages anymore. Anal sex shouldn’t be taboo.
Choosing any anal lube from the list above should leave you glorifying anal sex. However, personal lubricants are very intimate products and finding the right for you might just mean trying a few. If at first, you are not satisfied, just give it another try. I am confident that with this article you will find the best lube for anal sex for you.