People who use lubricant have better sex. It eases penetration and makes playing, with or without sex toys, so much more enjoyable. It’s the easiest and cheapest way to make every sexual experience you have smoother and more pleasurable
Even if you feel that your body is doing a great job without any assistance, you might be missing out on reams of extra pleasure without knowing it - over 70% of women find sexual experiences more satisfying with lube.
Whether you just want a water-based lube or if you're feeling more experimental and keen to try other types such as flavoured lube or silicone lube, this guide will help you to find the perfect sexual enhancement for any occasion.
What is the Lube for?
Lubes have lots of different ingredients and consistencies, and the best way to decide which is the best lube for you is to think about how you want to use it.
I want a lube for...
Vaginal sex Water-Based Lube, Silicone Lube Sex toys Water-Based Lube, Silicone Lube (do not use with real-feel or silicone toys) Male masturbation Masturbation Lube, Water-Based Lube, Silicone Lube (do not use with real-feel or silicone toys) Anal sex Anal Lube, Silicone Lube Anal sex toys Anal Lube, Silicone Lube (do not use with real-feel or silicone toys) Increased sensation for her Female Orgasm Booster, Warming & Cooling Lubricant Increased sensation for him Warming & Cooling Lubricant Delay or decreased sensation Delay Spray & Cream
Which is the Best Lube?
Once you know what you want to use your lube for, scroll through Lovehoney's top lube suggestions for the best all-rounder, as well as the best lubes for new sensations and experiences.
Water-based lubes won't stain your bedsheets, mess with your barrier contraception or - and this is of great importance - warp the surface of your faithful vibrator.
The only downside with water-based lubes is that you may need to use quite a lot during prolonged sessions as it can dry out easily and be absorbed into the skin.
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Best Long-Lasting Lube:
Silicone-based lubes give us the best of both worlds: the highly-arousing, slick feel of oil plus the safety-first advantages of water-based lube.
Silicone lube is generally more expensive, but the long-lasting properties mean you won’t need to keep topping up your lubrication and you’ll probably need less of it too. Silicone lube is even waterproof, making slippery sex in the shower or bath a possibility.
Silicone will not harm condoms, but one note of caution: do not use silicone lube with silicone sex toys.
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Best for Oral Sex:
We love Sliquid Swirl lubes as they don't contain any glycerin or sugar-derivatives that can meddle with vaginal pH. Sliquid's delicious flavours include strawberry pomegrante, blue raspberry, green apple and cherry vanilla.
Flavoured lubricants are equally as suitable for penetrative sex, so oral sex doesn't have to be the main agenda when using these delicious treats.
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Best for Anal Play:
The consistency of anal lubes is much thicker than that of ordinary lubes. This extra thickness helps protect the sensitive skin of the anus and many also offer a moisturising effect too. When using anal lube, apply it both to your anus and your sex toys or partner. Although it might be difficult to achieve penetration at first, you'll appreciate the ultra slick feel once you get into the swing of things.
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Best for Indulgence:
An increasingly popular choice for those concerned with the environment and sensitivity, organic lubes such as Sliquid Organics Natural Gel Lube (£10.99) are often fortified with beneficial ingredients and soothing botanical extracts. Using plant-based cellulose for thickness, these lubes are safe to use and ideal for those investing in a healthy lifestyle and clear conscience.
All Yes Organic Lubes meet the Soil Association Organic Standard, are Vegetarian Society approved and made from all-natural ingredients, with oil-based or water-based lubes available from the range.
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Best for New Sensation:
Fast becoming a must-have in every bedside cabinet, warming and cooling lubes are a fun and easy way to spice up your sex life. They're water-based lubes that contain special ingredients that feel warm or cool on the skin - and react when you start rubbing or blowing. There are a variety of stimulating lubricants and gels available, designed to stimulate, increase desire and introduce women to intense orgasms.
Designed for both solo play or as an accessory for better sex with your partner, stimulating lubes have are designed to add a little extra orgasmic zing to your sex life.
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Need more help?
You can Contact Customer Care, who will be able to help you find the right lube. You can send an email any time, and telephone or live chat to an experienced advisor from 8am-10pm Monday-Friday and 8am-4pm Saturday.
The other great place to look for people's advice on lube is on the Lovehoney Forum, where our community is on hand 24/7 to give their opinions and tips.
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