Sorry to liken anal sex to food, but if it were a sandwich, then you and your partner would be the slices of bread and lube would be the good stuff inside. Because anal sex without lube would be not only dry, but also pointless. In fact, unlike a sad sammie, lubeless anal sex can actually be dangerous.
Unlike the vagina, the anus doesn't produce natural lubricants during sex. That means you're going to have to lube up if you plan on sticking anything inside your or your partner's behind. Typically for anal sex involving a penis as opposed to, say, pegging , you want to use thicker lube that doesn't require constant reapplication, explains Alicia Sinclair, founder of sex toy brand b-Vibe. Most people find that they prefer a thicker lubricant for anal play because it gives some extra cushion to protect delicate body parts. A warning about silicone-based lubes: You can't use 'em on sex toys.
Fun sex is safe sex. When it comes to anal sex , using butt plugs or beads including the Lioness Smart Vibrator , or doing any sort of anal play , having a great anal lubricant on hand can make or break the experience. Moreover, lube can dry up or be absorbed by the body over time, so you will want to have extra lube on hand if you need more during your session. One more thing — if you are using condoms, you will want to make sure your lubricant and condoms are compatible.
When it comes to anal sex, I have a simple philosophy: the more lube, the better. Fortunately, the best lubes for anal sex provide the extra slickness and long-lasting wetness needed to make anal stimulation feel extraordinary. But on the downside, silicone can be a hassle to clean and isn't compatible with silicone-based sex toys it sounds counterintuitive, but it's true. Here's are a few of my favorites that help create a mutually pleasurable experience for you and your partner. There are two big reasons why this silicone lube from Pjur is a must-have if you're planning on exploring anal play. First, this silicone lube was designed specifically for anal sex and is compatible with latex, polyisoprene, and polyurethane condoms. But the biggest advantage this lube has is that it's enriched with jojoba, a natural relaxant. Many sex experts recommend avoiding numbing lubes for anal because it could put you out of touch with important reactions your body is having. In the case of this lube though, the effects are very subtle because it's non-numbing.