Skipping the lube is one of the biggest mistakes you can make in bed. The right lube can mean the difference between good sex and great sex. Learn everything you need to know about lubes, including how to find the best ones and tips about using them, so you don’t end up slipping and sliding all over the sheets. 

Ultimate Sex Lubes Guide

Ultimate Sex Lubes Guide

If you've got a question about sex lubes then Adam and Eve has the answer! Our Ultimate Sex Lubes Guide is filled with inside information, tips and advice to help you find the very best sex lubes, how to buy them and tips for using them. Because the right lube can turn good sex into great sex!

What is Lube?

Lube makes sure everything runs smoothly and comfortably - whether you're pumping away with a masturbator, teasing yourself with a rabbit or trying a new position with your partner. Lube is the unsung hero of the bedroom that makes your sex life extra slippery and extra satisfying.

How to Find the Best Lubes

There are dozens of different lubes to chose from, which can make it really hard to find the right one. We asked Adam & Eve's sex toy experts for some advice, and they put together a helpful lube guide so you can find your ideal match.

Lube TypesProsConsSuggested Uses
Anal Lube

Anal Lubes

Thicker & Longer-Lasting

Harder to clean

Any form of anal penetration

Flavored Oral Sex Lubes

Flavored Lubes

Wide variety of tastes

Usually get sticky as they dry

Oral sex

Silicone Lube

Silicone Lubes



More expensive than other lubes

Can damage silicone toys

Sex with a partner

Sex in the shower

Water-based Sex Lubes

Water-based Lubes

Safe to use with all types of sex toys & condoms

Dries up faster than other lubes

Good all-purpose lube

Use with sex toys

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How to Buy Lubes

Now that you've met all the cool lubes, it's time to do some serious shopping. Here's some other things you need to know about sex lubes before hitting the Add to Cart button.

Lube Ingredients

Start With the Ingredients.
Lube is typically broken down according to the main ingredient. There are two major types of sex lube: water-based and silicone-based. Water-based lubes are good all-around options. Silicone-based lubes are generally better for sex.

Using Sex Lube

Ask Yourself: "What do I need lube for?"
Once you decided on the main ingredient, you need to figure out how you plan on using the lube. Most lubes are tweak for a particular purpose. Anal lubes, for example, are thicker and longer-lasting than other types. Flavored lubes, on the other hand, are made for oral sex. But there are also vibrator lubes, hybrid lubes and many other types to choose from.

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Tips for Using Lube

Before getting slippery, here are some fun and helpful lube pointers.

Using Lube for Massage

Enhance Sex.
Lubes are a great way to spice up sex. Flavored lubes make oral extra tasty, while warming/cooling lubes make foreplay more fun.

Watch the Bed Spread.
Use non-staining lubes whenever possible so you don't have to mess up your bed sheets or bed spread.

Cleaning Up Afterwards.
Water-based lubes wash off with just soap and water. Silicone-based lubes can be wiped off with a towel.

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