Here's The Right Kind Of Lube For Every Kind Of Sex

    We asked the experts about the best stuff for all your slip 'n slide needs. The products in this post were updated in August 2022.

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    Lube can be a really great addition to sex stuff.

    BUT it's important to use the right stuff, which might take some trial and error.

    There are three main kinds of lube: Water-based, oil-based, and silicone-based.

    So let's get to some lubes! We asked the experts for their best picks for every type of sex. Here are their suggestions:

    FYI: We talked to Dr. Jennifer Berman, urologist and female sexual health expert; Claire Cavanah, co-founder of woman-friendly sex shop chain Babeland; and Dr. Mary-Jane Minkin, clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale School of Medicine.

    1. Babeland's Babelube

    It's great for vaginal sex because it's non-irritating and doesn't get sticky — which also makes clean up a breeze."We love it because it works on all toys, and it's free of glycerin, a sugar compound," Cavanah says. But since it's water-soluble, you probably don't want to use it in the bath or shower because it'll dissolve quickly.

    Buy it at Babeland in a variety of sizes from $.50 to $22.

    2. Wet Platinum Lubricant

    3. Replens Silky Smooth Moisturizing Lubricant

    4. Good Clean Love Almost Naked Aloe-Based Lubricant

    5. Blossom Organics Moisturizing pH-Balanced Lubricant

    6. Swiss Navy Premium Silicone Lubricant

    7. Lelo Moisturizing Personal Lubricant

    8. Pre-Seed Personal Lubricant

    9. Sliquid Swirl 100% Vegan Flavored Lube

    10. System Jo Strawberry Kiss Lubricant

    11. Wicked Aqua Salted Caramel Lubricant

    12. Wet Flavored Gel Kosher Lubricant

    13. Astroglide X Premium Silicone Lubricant

    14. Sliquid Sassy

    15. Gun Oil Silicone Lubricant

    16. Babelube Silk

    17. System JO H2O Anal Lubricant

    18. Pjur Back Door Relaxing Silicone Lubricant

    19. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

    20. Überlube

    21. Boy Butter Oil-Based Lubricant

    22. Good Clean Love Oil

    23. Babeland Arousal Balm