Lube 101 - What, Why, and How to Buy

Updated: May 12

LUBE. Lube is your best friend in the bedroom, regardless of your age or activities. It reduces friction, protects delicate skin, reduces risk of painful intercourse, and protects condoms and dental dams from breaking, if used correctly. It's also a must for any anal action you take part in, since the anus and rectum do not naturally lubricate.

So basically, it's a wonder, and we all should be using it.

But there are so many lube options on the market that it's difficult to know what to buy, for what activities, and what to avoid. So let's talk through what types of lube are available and their pros and cons. At the end of the page, there's a handy guide for choosing a lube based on your body, toys, and/or protection method, as well as a list of my resources.