Skip navigation! Story from Sex. Ah, lube. The sex helper that should be a staple, right next to condoms. Unlike the vagina, the anus is not self-lubricating and can't get wet unless you help it out. Aside from skipping the necessary prep work , forgetting to use lube is one of the main reasons why anal can be unpleasant for some people. Thicker lubes are best for anal sex, as anal walls are thinner than vaginal walls, and thus require a lube that can keep them nice and slippery to reduce the chances of cuts and tears inside the rectum. Abrasions increase your risk for contracting an STI, and nobody wants that. Overall, anal sex is considered particularly risky in terms of STI transmission, compared to vaginal or oral sex, so condom use is key unless you're in a monogamous relationship, and you and your partner have both been tested.
Types of anal lubricant
If you're thinking about having anal sex or engaging in any kind of anal play, your safety and comfort and pleasure should always be at the forefront of your mind. Unfortunately, when it comes to anal penetration, you can't just go in there without any preparation. You're going to need a good quality lubricant especially designed for the anus. Here's why anal lube is so necessary, what the different types are, and the best product for every budget. The anus and rectum do not self-lubricate as the vagina does, and without the liberal use of lubricant the delicate rectal tissue is at risk of damage. Now we know how important it is to use lubricant for all kinds of anal play - whether that's rimming, fingering, prostate massage or penetration with a penis or dildo - it's vital to figure out which type of anal lube is best for you Considered the "all purpose" member of the lubricant family, water-based lubes are pretty good for all sexual situations.
Household Anal Lubes
No, great anal sex requires a good anal lube — and lots of it. Ideally, anal sex requires a longlasting silicone-based lube like Gun Oil , which can be pricey and hard to find. What are you going to do? The following products are household items which are cheap, readily available, and can be easily used as an anal lubricant. Coconut oil Along with avocados and kale, coconut oil has been thrust into popularity in recent years thanks to its status as a superfood, boasting a cornucopia of health benefits for your skin, hair, heart, and more.
With the threat of this moment skidding to a devastating halt, you need to MacGyver your way out of Dry City and into Pleasure Town -- and fast. Coconut oil has become the Big Fat Greek Windex of the yoga-and-kale set. Got dry skin? Rub coconut oil on it. Dull hair? Coconut oil mask. Bad gums? Gargle with some of that magical, tropical grease. You can now add one more job to the list of things coconut oil can do. Not to mention, it smells like vacation.