What Is The Best Type Of Anal Lube?

Published On October 20, 2018 | By Bukacek Cranley | Dating

Helping You to Have Better Sex

There are so many different kinds of lube out there, so which is the best for anal sex?

Whether you’re preparing for your first time or want to make anal better for you and your partner, finding the right lube for gay sex will help you have sex that’s comfortable and incredibly pleasurable. There’s so many different lubes out there though, you say! Well, worry not, as we’re going to talk you through the pros and cons of the most popular lubricants available. So you’ll be able to shop with confidence.

Water-based

Let’s get things started with water-based lubes. This type of lubricant is probably the most well known on the market, and it’s the one that most men gravitate towards. After all, familiarity is comforting. Is it great for gay sex though? It’s a fantastic all rounder, as it can be safely used with toys and easily washes off. However, water is absorbed by the body, so you’ll need to keep applying it, which some couples find annoying.

Silicone

Silicone lube is a lubricant that’s become much more popular in recent years. Thanks to the lack of natural lubrication, anal sex always requires lube. Silicone lubes don’t dry out, so you’ll only need to apply them once and then you’re good to go! So for convenience it’s hard to beat. It can damage silicone sex toys though, and doesn’t clean up as easily as water-based lubes. So keep it away from your silk bedsheets or beloved silicone dildos!

Oil-based 

Now, let’s talk about something a little different – oil! Oils such as coconut and almond oil are found in oil-based lubes, and are a great natural alternative to synthetic ingredients such as silicone. Oil-based lubes can be used for massage too, making them ideal for those who love to spend time on foreplay. They do break down condoms though – so aren’t suitable for those wanting to have protected sex.

Hybrid

Can’t decide between the versatility of water-based lubes and the convenience of silicone lubricants? Then a hybrid lube could be perfect for you. This kind of lube is a fairly recent innovation, but it’s becoming more and more popular with gay couples. Long-lasting and easy to clean off, they are worth trying for those who want the convenience of being able to use the same lube for toys and anal play, but don’t want any mess. However, do expect a little compromise.

Desensitising

Last is desensitising anal lube. Now, we all know that anal sex can be a little bit uncomfortable at first – especially if you’re new to it. A desensitising lube will take away some of that discomfort, making it easier for you to relax. Desensitising lube isn’t meant to be a shortcut though. It’s vital that you still prep thoroughly. After all, the numbing effect will wear off eventually – and you don’t want to deal with any pain the following day.

It’s time to experiment

So there you have it – your guide to which lube to use tonight! There’s no lube that’s better than the rest – it’s just about preference. Just like with sex positions, it can take you a little time and experimentation to find a lube that you really like. So why not treat yourself and your partner to a few? They all have their unique positives, so you’ll be sure to have fun trying them all out!

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