Best Anal Lube for Sex & Butt Plugs
What makes anal lube so special? Why wouldn't I simply use my regular sex toy lubricant? Sure you can, (they are mostly interchangeable), but anal lubricant has one important feature that the rest do not have. It's thicker! Check my review & comparison of the best anal lube types here first.
Most are viscous similar to a thick gel, of course there are runny options too, so be sure to read the description in each option before you buy. A thick gel anal lube is the best choice because you don't want it to leak out before you begin and the butt cheeks have a way to spread lube around creating a runny, wet mess! When you use a gel, it inserts into the rectum and does not leak out like a runny fluid will.
The majority are water based and easy to flush out of your body when done. It can be tricky to rinse silicone lube from your butt, so we prefer the ease of water based lubrication. The only time silicone anal lubricant should be used is if you have an anal douche and manually rinse your rectum after each session (either intercourse or butt plug use).
The same anal sex lube can be used with both butt plugs and anal toys; additionally, it is condom safe. Choose the “lube tube applicators” to help make it easier to insert a butt plug or your partners penis. The tube squirts the gel into your body right where its needed the most. It stops pain and makes penetration feel most welcome!
Thick anal lube is extremely important to use because the anus does not naturally lubricate itself so there is a high chance of tearing tissue if anal sex is dry. Wetter is not only better – but safer too! If you like rough anal sex, choose a silicone lube because it coats the rectum better and due to the slickness of the silicone, it reduces friction during back door penetration and prevents tearing. If you use plugs or prostate toys, pick one of the best water based lubes to preserve the integrity of the sex toy material.
If you want an extra dose of comfort, use a desensitizing anal lube which mildly numbs the rectal sphincter to prevent discomfort or pain. Be sure only to use a small amount of benzocaine desensitizer because you don't want to completely remove sensation, if you don't feel anything you won't be aware if there is tearing! Just a drop to slightly numb the anus is all you need, especially for a first timer while training, this way you can get used to using butt plugs or having back door sex.