8 Best Anal Lubes for Smooth, Pain-Free Pleasure


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Last Updated: August 12, 2021

When it comes to the best anal lubes, many people prefer silicone-based lubricants or oil-based for anal sex. Silicone-based lube lasts longer, is still effective in water, and you need less of it. It’s especially convenient for anal sex because it’s much longer lasting, meaning less (or no) need to reapply.

In addition, there are is data that silicone-based lubricants are less irritating to the butt and that people who use silicone-based lube are less likely to get rectal STDs than those who use water-based lube. 

Just make sure not to silicone-based lube with silicone sex toys as they can deteriorate the toy.

Also, oil-based lubricants (e.g. petroleum jelly) are not safe to use with latex condoms – they can cause the condom to break. If you are having sex with a condom and want to use an oil-based lubricant, you should use a polyurethrane condom.

Best Anal Lubes

Gun Oil Anal Lube

This hypoallergenic silicone lubricant is safe for sex toys and condoms. It’s very long-lasting, which is why it’s one of the most popular lubes for anal sex. A little goes a long way!

This has no glycerin or parabens, and it also has aloe vera for extra moisturizing properties.

Pjur Back Door Anal Lube 

Made in Germany, this lubricant is silicone-based and has extra soothing effects due to the jojoba oil, This can make it easier to relax and get ready for anal sex (perfect for beginners).

It’s safe for condoms and lasts a very long time without drying out, which is why many people consider this the best anal lube.

Astroglide X Silicone Lubricant

Astroglide is another top brand for anal lubricants. This slippery lube is extra waterproof and very long-lasting, ensuring one application will last your entire play session.

It’s also pretty affordable and a little goes a long way, meaning you won’t be buying a new bottle after five uses.

Doc Johnson Golden Girl Anal Jelly 

This oil-based anal lube is thick, ensuring it lasts a long time and doesn’t dry up during the best parts of the night. It’s also cruelty-free

Note: Since this product is oil-based, it’s not safe for latex toys or latex condoms (it can cause them to break). You should use polyurethrane condoms. On a side note, it’s also harder to clean up.

Doc Johnson Anal Glide Natural Anal Lube

Made by the same brand as the previous product, their “anal glide” is another popular product for anal-lovers. A little goes a long way and lasts forever, so you won’t need to reapply constantly.

This is also water-resistant, so you can play anywhere.

Note: Like the previous product, this isn’t safe for latex condoms or toys.

Coconut Oil

Although a little messy, regular coconut oil makes for a great anal lube (and you probably already have some in the pantry). Make sure to put a towel underneath you since coconut oil can leave stains. Also, don’t use it with latex toys or condoms as it can make them more prone to breakage.

Otherwise, it’s long-lasting, moisturizing, and completely natural!

Sliquid Sassy Booty Gel 

If you’re looking for a water-based formula, this product is the way to go! It’s thick and non-irritating, with an excellent formula that lasts a long time (pretty comparable to silicone lubes).

Best of all, it’s easy to clean up and doesn’t leave an uncomfortable sticky residue afterwards.