Skip navigation! Story from Sex. Lube : It's the sex helper that should be a staple, right next to condoms. And while lube is nice for vaginal sex, it's an absolute essential for anything anal. Unlike the vagina, the anus is not self-lubricating and can't get wet unless you help it out.
The 16 Best Lubes for Anal Sex
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If you're going to have anal sex , then you need to use lube specifically designed for anal sex. That's because the vagina, unlike the anus, doesn't produce natural lubricants during intercourse. Typically for anal sex involving a penis as opposed to, say, pegging , you want to use thicker lube that doesn't require constant reapplication, explains Alicia Sinclair, founder of sex toy brand b-Vibe. Most people find that they prefer a thicker lubricant for anal play because it gives some extra cushion to protect delicate body parts. A warning about silicone-based lubes: You can't use 'em on sex toys. You'll notice the majority of lubricants on the list are silicone-based—the rest are either hybrids meaning they're water- and silicone-based , or specific creams for anal stretching i. FYI, the hybrids we included are safe for toy use and have a thicker consistency, which make them ideal for anal penetration.
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Sorry to liken anal sex to food, but if it were a sandwich, then you and your partner would be the slices of bread and lube would be the good stuff inside. Because anal sex without lube would be not only dry, but also pointless. In fact, unlike a sad sammie, lubeless anal sex can actually be dangerous. The friction can cause actual microtears to the skin and anus, leading to infection.
Because when it comes to any kind of butt play, lube is non-negotiable. Yes, anal orgasms are a thing. What the butt can not do, however, is self-lubricate like the vagina. And that means, unless you add lubricant, any anal play is going to be Wondering, "What about saliva"?