All products featured on Teen Vogue are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. When exploring anal penetration , lube is absolutely essential. But which is the best anal lube?
How to pick a lubricant
14 Best Water-Based Lubes - Personal Water-Based Lubricant
You probably already know that the true unsung hero of penetrative sex is Oh, and that mess is neither safe for your body nor particularly sexy. I mean, good to know, right?! But don't stress, these nine best water-based lubricants are natural, hydrating, and easy to clean up. Try 'em all until you find the one you like best.
The 14 Best Water-Based Lubes
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.
You always hear that anal sex requires lube, lube, and more lube, and for good reason. Without lube, butt stuff can be painful and even cause some mild bleeding afterward due to any anal tears in the sensitive anal canal tissue. Not every lube is created equal. There are generally three types of lubes: water-based, silicone-based, or oil-based, and each has their benefits and drawbacks.