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.
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.
15. Sliquid Sassy
17. Babelube Silk
The wax from this candle is great for massages and it's actually super nourishing for the skin because it has avocado oil, jojoba, and vitamin E. Basically you light the candle until it's partially liquid, blow it out, and pour the warm oil onto your skin (or brush it on) and go. It also comes in amazing scents like lychee lime and tobacco sandalwood.
Note This isn't meant for internal use as a lubricant and it will degrade condoms. The candle is soy-based so it's also not safe for anyone with a soy allergy.
Buy it here in two sizes from $6 to $16.