Do I need anal lubricant?
When it comes to anal lubricant, the answer is always ‘yes’. Unlike your vagina, your anus doesn’t self-lubricate. For this reason, it’s incredibly important to get yourself a good lube before you jump in. Without lube, anal sex in any shape or form can not only be painful, it can actually be dangerous for your health. The tissues and skin in the anal canal are super-sensitive, so without anal lubricant, the friction caused by penetration can cause micro-tearing and even bleeding, leaving you open (quite literally) to infection! No, thank you.
Are there different types of anal lubricant? There seem to be a lot of options….
Generally speaking, anal lubricants are either oil-based, water-based, or silicone-based. Each variety has particular benefits and limitations, so it’s important to pay attention so what you’re buying matches what you’re planning to do with it. Oil-based lubes are generally thicker and slicker than water-based, so they stay in place for longer. Silicone-based lubes can be used with condoms (if the product packaging specifies so), but can’t be used with toys, since they can actually damage or break down the materials these are made from. If you aren’t using a condom and you’re not using toys, water-based anal lubricant is fine and safe to use.
As an added note, it is best to stay away from anal lubricant (or any lubricant) that labels itself as ‘numbing’. Pain sensations are important in letting your body know that you need to slow down or back off a little so you don’t cause damage. If you’re numb (in your butt, or anywhere else), so won’t know that you’ve perhaps hurt yourself until after the analgesic or desensitizing agent has worn off, leaving you sore and sorry.
What type of anal lubricant should I buy?
That answer very much depends on what you’re planning on doing with it; that it’s what type of sex acts are you going to use your anal lubricant for? Will you be using a condom? Will you be using sex toys, and if so, are they rubber, glass, steel? For masturbation? Do you want to be able to use it vaginally as well as anally? These are all considerations. In many cases, it’s a good idea to have a few different types on hand so that you can pick the appropriate one for the job.
Here’s a hot tip: you might want to consider purchasing a lube injector along with your anal lubricant. These help you to deposit the lube internally without the need for a messy syringe. They help you to get the lube inside without stress and mess on your sheets and hands.
Our top picks for anal lubricant:
With so many choices for anal lubricant, here are our top picks (in no particular order!):
- SPUNK Hybrid Lube. This one is a favourite of many porn stars and adult studios, and for great reason! It’s a water-based silicone lube that has a super-fun creamy appearance and natural consistency that isn’t sticky or tacky. It’s safe for use with sex toys and condoms, and it’s perfect for anal and vaginal sex and masturbation.
- Boy Butter Original. They got the marketing right on this one! It looks like an actual tub of butter and contains a perfect blend of coconut oil and organic silicone. It’s hypoallergenic and safe for use on toys, but it is not safe for latex condoms, so make sure you use it on your own or with a trusted partner (or choose non-latex condoms). Boy Butter is also edible, so it’s perfect if you’re into a little back-end lip service!
- Wet Stuff Sublime. A perfect choice for anal sex, it’s compatible with sex toys and latex condoms and is super-long lasting.
Still confused about what type of anal lubricant you need? Feel free to contact us for discreet and personalized advice from our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Once you’ve made your choice and you’re ready to purchase, rest assured that when you shop with Pleasure Me, we handle your order with complete discretion. We always pack and send our parcels with no identifying markings, so your privacy is protected.