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6 Best Masturbation Lubes | Best Lubricant for Masturbation

6 Best Masturbation Lubes | Best Lubricant for Masturbation

Wetter is better, no doubt we all know that, otherwise you likely wouldn't be searching online for best masturbation lubes. So, welcome! You're about to learn some neat new things about lube.

There is a vast selection of personal lubricants for sale of all different varieties, but it can be tricky to find the best lubricant for masturbation because most of them seem to be geared towards sexual intercourse and/or use with sex toys.

What if you want to bare knuckle it and jerk off solo? Read on to know which features work best for male masturbation (and yes, women can also use the same for her solo pleasure too).

Is Lubricant Necessary When Masturbating?

No, certainly not. You can masturbate without lube, but it's like going skating without skates. Yes you can skate with only your boots on, but wearing skates makes it better. You need something good between you and the surface to reduce friction, to glide, slide and simply make the experience more enjoyable.

Sure the analogy may be far fetched, but the secret to success is to have something slippery between you and the surface you're gliding over, and a layer of good wet fluid between your hand and your penis will make all the difference to your sexual pleasure.

Household & Homemade Masturbation Lubes

There are some items from around your house and in the kitchen that can be used as lubrication for masturbating. What to use? Here are 4 typical selections from your kitchen or bathroom:

  • Coconut Oil
  • Baby Oil
  • Butter / Margarine
  • Water
  • Saliva / Spit

Females should not masturbate with coconut oil & baby oil because products not formulated for vaginal use can easily disrupt the body's natural PH and cause yeast infections. For females, it's best to steer clear of homemade and DIY lubricants.

Males can masturbate with coconut oil & baby oil but I must attach a note of caution: Oils will stain your clothes, bed sheets & furniture fabric. This is the main reason to purchase a good masturbation lube - they are specially formulated not to leave stains behind.

Using spit/saliva or water only works for a few seconds. Both will evaporate quickly and leave you dry. Might as well masturbate without lube! If you have allergies, never grab something from your kitchen pantry. Lubes for sensitive skin are designed to be gentle on your skin whereas cooking oils are highly irritating.

Best Types of Lubricants for Masturbation

Types of Masturbation Lube

Water Based

The most common lubricant formula, but in my opinion, not the best choice for male masturbation.

Why? The liquid or gel with eventually dry out and absorb into the skin. It doesn't last very long compared to silicone or oil based lube.

However, water based does have some advantages: These will not stain or leave a greasy residue. They do not need to be washed off with soap and water. Check out my good water based lubricants here.

Water based formulas are the best lube for masturbation when you are looking for a quick jack off or don't have time to shower afterwards. They are the most popular selection because these are cheaper in comparison to oil or silicone base formulas.

Silicone or Oil Based

The best masturbation lube, hands down. (Yes, pun intended, haha!)

Why are these so good? It will not absorb into the skin, evaporate or dry out and stays extra slippery until you wash it off.

Oil & silicone is far slicker than water based, it makes a substantial difference to how it feels as you move your hand up & down the shaft.

The only downside in comparison to water based is that you'll need to wash it off your body with soap & water. If you only wipe it off with a cloth, you'll still feel the oily or greasy reside on your skin.

Can be used in the shower as soap is required to break the bond and truly rinse it away.

Warming / Cooling / Tingling

Available in either water base or silicone base products. The warming, cooling and tingling features add extra sensation, the more you rub, the hotter or cooler it gets.

Stimulating personal lubricants often have herbal additives to create the tingling sensation. Truly adds a new feel to jacking off, also great for mutual masturbation with your lover because they are excellent foreplay aids. Learn how to apply lubricant for some ideas!

Prices and features vary, but adding a heated or warming lube to your stash is highly recommended to spice up solo sex with variety of sensation.

Masturbation Lube

Men's Favorite Lubes for Masturbation

The following are the 6 best masturbation lubes I think every guy and gal should have in their bedside table. After picking your perfect one, pop over to my article with male masturbation tips to unlock a trove of satisfying personal pleasure techniques for one.


Gun Oil Masturbation Lube for Men

Gun Oil Masturbation Lube for Men

Gun Oil Masturbation Lube for Men is the best masturbation lube for guys looking for something easy to use for a fast session but a good quality brand that's worth the money.

Premium liquid formula won't get sticky like some other budget brands do, but the best part is that it comes in a manly looking bottle. Guaranteed your girlfriend or wife won't be sneaking into your lube stash to use for herself.

  • Condom Safe: Yes
  • Sex Toy Safe: Yes
  • Volume: 2 ounces, 4 ounces, 8 ounces
  • Type: Water Based

Elbow Grease Hot Cream

Elbow Grease Hot Cream

Elbow Grease Hot Cream is both warming and tingling to add a cornucopia of sensation to your personal pleasure time.

Oil based masturbation cream is just that – actually a cream so it will never become runny like a liquid will. If you take your pleasure seriously and practice edging to make yourself last longer, this is THE cream to buy.

  • Condom Safe: No
  • Sex Toy Safe: No
  • Volume:1 ounce, 4 ounces, 9 ounces
  • Type: Oil Based

Slippery Stuff Sex Gel

Slippery Stuff Sex Gel

Slippery Stuff Sex Gel is normally used for sexual intercourse, but I think it's one of the best gels for masturbation. Extra viscous gel stays in place without running down to your knees.

If you're shopping on a strict budget and need something cheap but good, this is the top choice you should pick today. Also compatible with dildos, vibrations and pocket pussies so fun with adult novelties is still in the cards here.

  • Condom Safe: Yes
  • Sex Toy Safe: Yes
  • Volume: 2 ounces, 4 ounces, 8 ounces
  • Type: Water Based

Handipop Edible Hand Job Gel

Handipop Edible Hand Job Gel

Handipop Edible Hand Job Gel is traditionally marketed towards couples for use during blow jobs, oral sex and foreplay fun, but a little known secret is that is makes a perfect lubricant for masturbating.

Why do I recommend it for solo pleasure? Because it smells amazing. There's nothing wrong with adding a delightful sweet scent while wanking, it can help with a fantasy of imagining a woman there with you and covers the smell of your dirty gym socks at the same time.

  • Condom Safe: Yes
  • Sex Toy Safe: Yes
  • Volume: 4 ounces
  • Type: Flavored, Water based
  • Flavor Options: Cotton Candy, Strawberry, Mango Smoothie, Green Apple

KY Warming Jelly Lubricant

KY Warming Jelly Lubricant

KY Warming Jelly Lubricant is my favorite of the heated lubes because it's thicker than the typical formula so it does a better job at staying in the palm of your hand while you give yourself a hand job.

Not to mention the KY brand is world famous as one of the premier lubricant brands so if you care about quality, this is a top pick you'll really enjoy. The gel gets quite warm too adding a sensual heat you'll notice.

  • Condom Safe: Yes
  • Sex Toy Safe: Yes
  • Volume: 2.5 ounces, 5 ounces
  • Type: Warming, Water Based

ID Liquid Silk Lubricant

ID Liquid Silk Lubricant

ID Liquid Silk Lubricant is a hybrid lube which means it has booth silicone based and water based formulas combined into one. Hybrid lubricants are a hot commodity these days in bedrooms everywhere.

This ID brand hybrid lubrication for masturbation literally mixes and enhances the good qualities of each type together and reduces the poorer qualities to create the ideal blend that is quickly becoming a best seller here at The Adult Toy Shop. It's called “Silk” and actually feels silky smooth.

  • Condom Safe: Yes
  • Sex Toy Safe: No
  • Volume: 1 ounce, 2.2 ounces, 4.4 ounces, 8.5 ounces
  • Type: Water Based, Silicone Based



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Mayla Green

Mayla Green has been involved in the sex toy industry since 2004. Working behind the motto “Sex TOYS should be FUN”, Mayla provides unique tips & advice amassed from over a decade of hands on experience with adult products. She also coaches clients how to fully enjoy sexual pleasure and can be seen in major publications & magazines online.

Happily married since 2009, she knows firsthand how the sex life eventually becomes repetitive (which truthfully means boring), so if you're looking to spice things up in the bedroom, Mayla's your gal! Her literary pride & joy is covering topics for established couples needing inspiration to keep lovemaking exciting and fun.

Not in a relationship? Her other focus is teaching women how to properly handle the “little person in the canoe” to experience the best orgasms ever, no partner required! Her creative and innovative tips, techniques and advice is on par with a certified sex therapist or Sexologist, but with an extra advantage from her knowledge of the adult toy business.

View all articles published by Mayla Green exclusively for The Adult Toy Shop sex blog. Mayla Green's Linkedin profile highlights her professional background, experience and training.

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