Say it with me: Vaginas are sensitive. And just like you might regularly pore over the ingredients in new serums before adding them to your skincare routine, you should pay extra-close attention to what’s in your lube—especially if you’re prone to vaginal dryness, pain, or irritation during or after sex.
If you’re someone who’s on the hunt for lube for sensitive skin, don’t feel overwhelmed. Sure, there are 100’s of types available, but our board of sex experts knows the bestlubes(opens in new tab) out there.
From water-based lube(opens in new tab), to flavoured lube, CBD lube… the list goes on. But know this: not all lubes are made equal. While a study(opens in new tab) of more than 2,000 women found that sex was more pleasurable and satisfying for those who used lube, another paper found one of the biggest problems with lube is that it can be “burning [or] itchy”.
Looking for the best water-based lube? Great idea – because, yep, water-based lubes are a great way to have better, wetter, and safer sex.
A quick breakdown of the best lubes available: there are water-based, oil-based and silicone-based, and sometimes hybrids of two or more. Water-based lubricants can be used for vaginal and anal play (read our roundup of the best lube for anal here), but they aren’t just great for sex, either.
Throw on your bathing suits, folks, because we’re going down the slip-n-slide to find the best anal lube for you. Going into anal sex without a lubricant is like going through your day without coffee: painful and almost always unsuccessful. On a more serious note, “using lube for anal play is crucial,” Jenn Mason, founder, and owner of WinkWink, a Washington-based, women-owned sex shop, tells SELF. We spoke with experts to understand what to look for when shopping for anal lubes and why it’s beneficial for anal sex.
The anus has thin walls, doesn’t self-lubricate, and is surrounded by sphincter muscles that naturally tighten closed when touched. So for anal sex, experts suggest that you apply lots (and lots) of lube, get relaxed before penetration, start gradually with gentle stimulation (and work your way up), and communicate with your partner.
Random.org picked number 11 and that’s siggi: “I love that Sliquid products are all-natural and free of parabens (ICK!), sorbitol, glycerin, propylene glycol, sulphates, DEA, PEG, and that they are gluten-free and vegan. Even more than that, though, I LOVE how they smell. I have NEVER found lube that allows sex to smell so… well… naturally sexy! My old favorite lube had a plastic smell to it that made us smell like a factory in our cuddly afterglow. I will never go back to stinky, sticky, greasy, toxic lubes! I would be really excited to try Sliquid Oceanics – carrageenan, nori, and wakame, WOW!”
Congrats siggi and thank you all for your love and comments. Enjoy!
Without a doubt, I love Sliquid H2O. It’s slippery and mixes perfectly with my natural lubrication, and it doesn’t leave me feeling sticky. Unlike many other lubricants, Sliquid’s short list of natural vegan ingredients (Purified Water, Plant Cellulose (from cotton), Cyamopsis (Guar conditioners), Potassium sorbate, Citric Acid) doesn’t make me cringe with worry.
This is the first week we are back in the offices from this year’s International Lingerie Show in Las Vegas. Thanks to all of you who stopped by the booth to say hello and place your orders for our new and existing products, and especially to those who came to see what all the buzz is about and have joined the Sliquid family.
The show was a success, despite being moved into the side room, and not having the coveted corner booth this year. We were definitley in the right place – NJOY, Sliquid, Oh Mi Bod, and WeVibe all in a row. Quality was abundant in our aisle.
The fashion show was a lot of fun this year, with many sexy models showing off the new fashions for Halloween this year.. There was also a model throwing out products from Oh Mi Bod – the crowd was going crazy for them!
All in all, we love dour time in Sin City, Vegas was a great show, and a great time, like it always is. Next up for Sliquid will be the ANE show this July in Universal City, Los Angeles. Take a minute to drop in and say hello.