Remember that old summer game Slip N Slide? Oh man was that a good time. A long latex slide that you unfurled on your buddy’s lawn and then made wet and slippery with the attached sprinklers? What’s not to love about that? Now picture playing on a Slip N Slide but leaving the sprinklers off. Why would you do that to yourself? OUCH!
I think you know where I’m going with this, but I’m going there anyway. Why deprive yourself of extra lubrication in your sexual play? Not everybody can be a perpetual fount of vaginal goodness. Pussy lubrication is a complicated physiological process, dependent on so many factors, including, but not limited to stress, where you are in your menstrual cycle, and how much water you drank yesterday! How wet you get is not a reflection of how good you are in bed, how attracted you are to your partner, or even necessarily how turned on you are! And in the case of anal sex, our butts don’t produce any lubrication at all! So rather than stress about it, why not add a little extra lube to the game no matter what? Wetter is better, and it gets much better than KY Jelly.
And so, without further ado
The Early to Bed Awards for Best Lubes!
Best Lube for Sensitive Skin: Sliquid H2O. With only four ingredients, it is our simplest, most hypoallergenic lube. It is gentle, glycerin and paraben-free, super long-lasting, odorless, and tasteless! What’s not to love?
Best Anal Lube: Maximus! Some people swear by silicone lubes, but we love Maximus for its crazy thickness, which provides your butt with a cushion against injury. It is also long-lasting, even for a water-based lube!
Best Flavored Lube: Swede Fruity Love! It comes in subtle Blueberry and Vanilla Cinnamon flavors. It adds a nice accent of sweetness without being too cloying. Very long-lasting, this flavored lube is also pH-balanced (and paraben-free) so as to be gentle on even the most sensitive bits.
Best Waterproof Lube: Uberlube! Hands down, silicone is the funnest. This silicone lube latex compatible and just will not quit! Use it in the bedroom or in the bath, it takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Just keep it away from those silicone toys, okay? Uberlube is even made locally here in Chicago! Please note that we do not recommend using any Silicone lubes with silicone or cyberskin toys.
Best Organic Vegan Lube: Sliquid Organics. Want to treat your naughty bits AND the planet well? Try Sliquid Organics! Choose between Regular (100% water-based), Silk (mostly water-based but with 12% silicone to make it slipperier) and Sensation (warms up with friction), all with an added boost of organic hibiscus, flax, rose, and sunflower seed extracts.
Best All-Around Lube: It’s a tie! Slippery Stuff and Liquid Silk both win the prize! Both are glycerin-free and long-lasting. Slippery Stuff is a nice thick gel that stays where you want it and is easy on the wallet. Liquid Silk has a luxurious silky texture that never gets sticky.
There are no losers here, so if you just can’t decide, try one of our lube samplers and you get a little taste of our favorites!