Skip navigation! Story from Sex. Ah, lube. The sex helper that should be a staple, right next to condoms. Unlike the vagina, the anus is not self-lubricating and can't get wet unless you help it out. Aside from skipping the necessary prep work , forgetting to use lube is one of the main reasons why anal can be unpleasant for some people. Thicker lubes are best for anal sex, as anal walls are thinner than vaginal walls, and thus require a lube that can keep them nice and slippery to reduce the chances of cuts and tears inside the rectum.
Because You're Curious, Here Are 13 Great Lubes for Anal Play
The 10 Best Lubes For Anal Sex
Lube is the unsung hero of sex. It's galaxy brain-level sex-having , because it's so obvious, yet so brilliant, and once you know about it, you'll think back on the time before you did as the horrid "before years. For some reason, lubricant has this fuddy-duddy reputation as something that's only for people who've "dried up. Lube, in all its glory, is for everyone—as in, everyone should be using it more times than not. And not just using it , but using it creatively.
The Best Lubricants for Anal Sex
Grown men who know how to have sex own lube. Simple as that. But here's why you'll want a bottle in your sex arsenal even if you never leave missionary island: lube makes vaginal sex even more fantastic, if that's even possible. Especially because she'll appreciate your thoughtfulness and consideration.
Anal play sans lube can not only be painful, it can also cause some mild bleeding afterward due to any anal tears in the sensitive anal canal tissue. Lubes generally fall into one of three categories: water, silicone, or oil-based. Each have their bennies and drawbacks. Water-based, while not as slick or long-lasting as silicone or oil-based, is safe for use with condoms and toys.