Most people don’t realize the importance of proper lubrication in our lives. Lube makes wheels go round, it opens doors and windows, and it’s absolutely vital in the bedroom. It literally and metaphorically reduces friction - why aren’t you using it liberally already?
There’s a common misconception that lube isn’t necessary if your partner is properly turned on, but they couldn’t be more wrong. All women don’t produce the same amount of moisture even when they’re fully aroused. This could be due to many reasons including hormonal shifts, smoking, menopause, and more- why not err on the side of caution and lubricate often to ensure maximum sensation is achieved? Even if you think your partner self-lubricates enough, studies have proven that most women report that using lubricant enhances their sexual satisfaction. Most penii require a bit of lubricant as well for ultimate pleasure - some men do prefer a dry stroke, but it’s amazing how much a bit of wetness can optimize your next self-love session. It’s the difference between chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate chip cookies dipped in milk. Try it out!
HUSTLER Hollywood has an enormous collection of lubricants to serve various needs and help you smooth things out, whether you’re solo or with a partner (or two!). There are several types of lubes that function by act, formula, flavor, and more. We do recommend sticking to lubricant formulated for sex - some home remedies like coconut oil, Vaseline, and lotion that aren’t made for your private parts can cause irritation at best. Here’s a quick guide to all popular sex lubes and lotions!
Everyone should keep a bottle of water-based lubricant near their bed and in their travel bag. Water-based lubricant is the fail-safe, go-to formula that can be used for absolutely everything from massage to light fisting (although we may recommend something extra-strength for the latter.)
Think of water-based sex lubes and lotions as your default option - in a pinch, it’ll work for almost any act. You don’t need to pause in the heat of the moment to wash your hands so you don’t stain your sheets, it’s safe to use with condoms, and most perceive it as a more “natural” option than other types of lubes. Water-based lubricants are safe for use with toys, unlike silicone-based lubricants that can be incompatible with some toy materials. They come in a myriad of viscosities, providing great options for various sex acts.
Earthly Body Waterslide Personal Moisturizer has long been a best-seller at HUSTLER Hollywood stores. It stays slippery for a long time, has a short list of ingredients, and can easily be reactivated with water once it starts getting a little dry.
Earthly Body Waterslide Personal Moisturizer
All flavored lubricants are water-based (although not all water-based lubricants are flavored!) since silicone lubricant isn’t great to ingest in large quantities. Flavored lubricants are perfect for sweetening up your 69 or blow job - they come in all sorts of exotic and erotic flavors, from fruity berry delights to more decadent indulgences like creme brulee. Most flavored lubricants are not ideal for penetration - the sugars and sweeteners that give flavored lubes their tang can get sticky and irritate sensitive mucous membranes. Although there are sugar-free flavored lubes, we find that best practice is to savor these sweeties sparingly.
Jo Gelato Water-based Flavored Lubricant
We’ll give you the bad news about silicone-based lubricants first: you can’t use silicone lube with silicone toys. Chemically, silicone molecules can eat at one another, causing microscopic holes to form in the surface of your nice toy where bacteria and microbes can hide. However, if you’re using a glass or metal toy, go to town! But the benefits far outweigh this one downside.
Silicone-lube is amazing because it lasts much longer than most water-based. It never gets sticky or gummy, and it’s safe to use with all condoms . It isn’t water-soluble so it’s a great option for underwater sexy times - water-based lubes won’t help you at all when you’re stroking yourself in the pool or shower.
Silicone lubes also tend to be hypoallergenic so you don’t need to worry about them messing with your pH levels and causing irritation. It tends to be a little more expensive than water-based lubes but it will pay off since you only need such a tiny amount. As an added bonus, you can use it in place of hair serum to weigh down frizzy hairs! You can also apply it to latex to make it ultra shiny if your favorite boots are losing their shine. Keep a tiny vial in your toiletry bag when you’re on the go for a multitude of uses. Uberlube Silicone Personal Lubricant has a luxurious, silky texture. It’s lightweight but lasts a long time - one or two tiny drops will be enough to go hard for a while!
Uberlube Silicone Personal Lubricant
Get the best of both worlds with a combination lubricant that has the long-lasting smooth quality of silicone lubricants but is still safe for toys. It washes off easily and feels incredibly similar to natural bodily fluids. Wicked Hybrid Water & Silicone Lubricant doesn’t dry out nearly as quickly as other water-based lubes, and the price point will deliver plenty of bang for your buck.
Wicked Hybrid Water and Silicone Blended Intimate Lubricant
The best anal sex lubes have extremely thick viscosities to provide maximum comfort and cushion for the pushin’. You don’t need to use a specially-formulated anal lube for anal play, but they exist for a purpose. Regular water-based lubricant won’t last long at all if you’re engaging in anal penetration. You could easily use an entire bottle trying to get it in! CG Tush Tease Tingling Anal Stimulant is an extra-thick, tingling serum that will stimulate your senses and gently guide hands, fingers, tongues, and toys into the sensitive derrière. Silicone lubes of any type are preferable for anal play, especially a silicone anal lube like Pjur Analyse Me Glide. This sleek, smooth formula contains jojoba oil that relaxes the sphincter muscles and enhances anal sensation.
Pjur Analyse Me Silicone Lubricant
Lube For Sex Toys
As mentioned before, you must avoid certain types of lubricants if you want to preserve the quality of your toy. Unless you’re using glass or metal toys, silicone lubes can eat away at other silicones and rubber materials, making the surface porous and creating a great hiding spot for microbes. You’ll want to use a high quality water-based lubricant, but your average Waterslide-type liquid lube is going to fall right off. A thick, viscous gel like Wicked Toy Love Gel Lubricant will stick to your toy and last a while so you don’t have to pause mid-thrust to apply more.
Wicked Toy Love Gel Lubricant
Tingling & Warming Lubes
For thousands of years, humans have experimented with bringing various items found in nature into the bedroom to increase coital stimulation. From the brilliant ideas (like clove oil) to the disastrous (ever accidentally touch yourself after chopping jalapenos? Don’t.), our horny ancestors were onto something. Luckily, modern manufacturers have found the most effective formulas and made it easy for us. A cooling lubricant like Sensuva On Ice Cooling Arousal Gel will wake you UP and make your member stand at attention. On the other end of the spectrum, Sliquid Naturals Sizzle Personal Lubricant heats up as you apply more friction. The additional stimulation will encourage blood flow and feel amazing for your partner as well if you penetrate them.
Sensuva On Ice Cooling Female Arousal Gel
Sliquid Naturals Sizzle Water-based Lubricant
Best Masturbation Lube
A basic water-based lubricant is simply not going to cut it if you’ve got a date with M’handy Palmer. You need a thick cream-based lotion that will prevent chafing and amplify the sensation off every stroke. Wicked Masturbation Creme has an incredible luscious texture that will bring you to new heights of self-indulgent stroking. If you’re looking for a dual-purpose lube, Gun Oil Silicone-Based Lubricant has been the go-to for many a guy for both polishing the pole and penetration with a partner.
Gun Oil Silicone-based Lubricant
These lubes are just the tip of the iceberg. We recommend buying a few small bottles and trying them out for yourself to find your favorite - different chemistry makeups will interact with different bodies differently. Maybe you like the sticky stuff, maybe you prefer it creamy or gelatinous. One thing’s for sure - you’ll have a good time trying!