If you’ve experimented with anal play before, you already know that penetrating a dry orifice is neither an easy nor a pleasurable task.
Whether you are experienced with rectal sex or a newbie, use of anal lubrication is a must.
A standard personal lube is better than nothing, but a higher viscosity (thicker) anal formula is preferable.
These more viscous lubricants give you less friction for a longer duration of time, slippery without feeling too greasy.
Lubricants are available in scented and odourless formats, and some even include an anal desensitizing ingredient. We’re not so sure that desensitizing the rectum is a good idea, because, if you feel pain, it’s for a reason.
You want to prevent injury to your precious ass at all costs (that’s why you use lubes, to lower the friction).
For this reason, if you are going to have anal play, we highly recommend that you buy the best anal lube to get the most joy from your play.
Factors to Consider When Buying Anal Lube
You’ve probably noticed that today’s anal sex toys are mostly made from latex or a similar product such as Jelee or Cyber skin.
We always recommend using a lubricant with all sex toys, however you must be careful with your selection of lubrication.
There are basically two types of lubricants;
- Oil-based lubes, and
- Water-based lubes
Never use an oil or petroleum-based product on a sex toy.
Latex and petroleum don’t mix.
The oils in these products will deteriorate the latex and reduce the life of that expensive sex toy.
Read our guide on the best lube for fleshlight for more info about the best lube to use on sex toys.
So how do you know if it is a oil or petroleum based lubricant?
If it doesn’t say water-based on the label it is an oil or petroleum based lubricant. You may be asking yourself why are there oil based lubricants then.
In the old days there were only oil based lubricants on the market. Slowly, something better came along.
These new water-based lubricants had some great features, they didn’t smell funny, they didn’t leave stains on sheets, and best of all they were non-greasy and cleaned-up easily with soap and water.
Unfortunately, they didn’t have the lubricating or lasting power of the more traditional oil-based lubes.
Today’s modern water-based lubes have changed all that.
They have all the great qualities of the first generation products with the new ability to last longer and be even slicker and better lubricating than some oil-based ones.
If you all you have ever used is the old stand-by’s like KY jelly and Vaseline or something along those lines, you are in for a treat!
These new water-based lubricants are a vast improvement. You and your partner won’t believe the enhanced sensations that you will feel just from changing lubricants!
So why are there still oil and petroleum based lubes still on the market? There is a place for everything, there are still oil based lubricants that are superior to many water based lubes and some people still like the feeling of that old faithful oil lube.
One final note about lubricants. Remember with lubes you usually get what you pay for. Generally the more expensive the lubricant, the higher the quality, the less you need and the longer it lasts.
Don’t skimp on a cheap lubricant! We suggest you try a variety of smaller sizes until you settle upon a few that you like and then go for the bigger sizes where the value is.
Make sure to read the product descriptions carefully to know whether or not your lube can be used with condoms effectively.
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Pjur Analyze Me Silicone Lubricant
Pjur is one of the brands that is best known for their superior line of anal lubes.
The Pjur Analyze Me Silicone Lube also includes an anal relaxant for people who might have discomfort during anal sex.
This silicone anal lube has a consistent feel.
It is smooth and thick- just the way you should want it. The thickness guarantees durability.
You don’t have to keep going back to the can for some more while you’d rather be getting some action.
Analyze Me plays quite well with toys as well as with the real deal.
However, if you don’t like silicone based anal lubricants, Pjur has a version of Analyze Me that is water-based.
The water-based version is $5 cheaper than the silicone lube. Click here to check it out.
Doc Johnson Anal Lube
For the best in safe, affordable and toy/condom friendly fun – look no further.
Docs Anal Lube is the best!
Designed especially for anal play, Doc Johnson Anal Lube is long-lasting, which means you can avoid having to reapply over and over again, which can lead to a mess and sometimes even loss of an erection for a man.
Long lasting really means: put it one and forget about it!
If enjoyment is the primary goal, then Doc Johnson Anal Lube will last as long as you are enjoying yourself, and probably longer!
A pleasant almond smell barely accents the lube and can add to the overall experience.
Experts have long linked women’s sense of sensuality and eroticism to the smell of almonds.
The odour of this common nut has been said to arouse and induce the physiological state of arousal.
This is why your wife or girlfriend loves that almond soaps and lotion so much, fellas!
Well, now Doc’s is putting it to use where it has always belonged, in a sex lube.
Since Doc’s anal Lube is water-soluble it is also safe for toys and condoms.
Whereas most petroleum lubricants will cause tearing in condoms and destroy most sex toys, this lube is completely harmless to such objects.
And since we are all committed to safe sex, this is the perfect addition to a healthy sex life.
Ingredients: Glycerin, Behenamine Oxide, Peg 20, Almond Glycerides, Isopropylmyristate, Dimethicone.
The special formula of Anal Eze substantially reduces the initial discomfort of anal intercourse while its smooth lubricating properties allow for a better ease of penetration.
Apply a small amount of Anal Eze to the anus/sphincter area a few minutes prior to penetration or sexual play… this will ease the moment of penetration.
This two-in-one lubricant and desensitizing cream was specifically designed with anal intercourse in mind!
Anal Eze is slick and slippery with just enough desensitizer to make that initial moment more comfortable and pleasurable.
The simple to use the dispensing tube is not messy, just dab it on for a lot of use. Remember, Anal Eze lubricant is NOT condom safe.
Should you use numbing lube for anal?
Despite the fact that people are now more open-minded about sex, not all are game enough to try anal sex.
A lot of people still think of backdoor sex as taboo and often identify it with prostitutes and those who do S&M.
Aside from that, some find the idea of anal sex too painful even to contemplate.
If you are new to the game of backdoor fun and would like to experiment with stuff that will lessen the pain, you may be considering using numbing lube for anal fun.
The thing is, most physicians would not recommend using numbing lube for any form of sex. While it may take the pain away, it can also pose serious health risks.
For instance, if you have numbing lube on and you’re doing anal with your partner, you wouldn’t know if he is already overdoing it.
You are not feeling pain so you will not notice if the partner is already tearing your anus apart. This can lead to serious injuries that can endanger your health.
Also, numbing lube kills off not just pain, but also whatever sensation that you may feel from sex.
So what’s the point of getting it on without the pleasure, right? Sex is meant to be enjoyable and it’s pointless if you’re not feeling anything, be it pleasure or pain.
If you want to lessen the pain of backdoor sex, use regular best lube for anal sex instead.
If used correctly, this will help ease the discomfort of anal penetration. The trick is to use a lot of lubrication. Unlike the vagina, the anus does not produce natural lubrication, so penetration is more difficult. Slather on a generous amount of anal lube then let your partner enter slowly, inch by inch.
Take your time so you will get used to the idea of having your backdoor filled up completely.