How to Choose the Best Personal Lubricant for You

Whether you’re having steamy intercourse with your partner or enjoying satisfying sex toys, having the right personal lubricant can make all the difference. Choosing the perfect lubricant for your body and your needs can help you have safer sex for longer. Personal lubricants help keep bedroom activities sensually slick, while providing internal tissue with protection. To help find the best personal lubricant for you, offers this handy primer.

What Are the Different Types of Personal Lubricants? has a wide variety of personal lubricants. There isn’t a best one objectively, but there probably is a best one for you. It really depends on the sensation you’re looking for, how long your sexual activities normally last, and, most importantly, your body chemistry. There are three basic types of sexual lubricants that our store offers.

Silicone-Based Lubricants

The most common type of personal lubricant on the market, silicone-based lubricants are known for providing maximum wetness that lasts a long time. It’s no wonder why this variety of lubricant is among the oldest and most replicated. However, since it’s so heavy, it’s not perfect for everyone and there are some cases where it’s inadvisable to use.


  • Lasts long
  • Requires less reapplication
  • Safe for shower and tub activities
  • Safe to use with latex condoms


  • Can irritate skin and tissue of those with silicone sensitivities
  • Can break down silicone sex toys
  • Requires a thorough washing to remove from skin

Water-Based Lubricants

The popularity of water-based lubricants has skyrocketed over the last few decades. While they don’t provide the level of wetness that silicone lubes do, they’re generally more practical and safe for most people. Some people prefer the lighter feel of water-based lubricants, yet others do not like that they require more product or reapplication. 

Water-based lubricants come in formulas that use glycerin, as well as non-glycerin formulas. 


  • Safe for those sensitive to silicone
  • Safe to use with all condom materials
  • Does not stain sheets like some silicone and natural lubricants
  • Washes off relatively easy
  • Some like the sweet taste of glycerin


  • May require several reapplications for longer sessions
  • Glycerin formulas may contribute to yeast infections
  • Non-glycerin formulas have a bitter taste, which can make switching between penetrative and oral sex unappealing

Natural Lubricants

For people with especially sensitive body chemistries, natural lubricants are often the best way to go. has a number of organic and vegan lubricants that are mild on the body, but provide excellent wetness. Similar to water-based lubricants, you’ll often have to reapply natural lubricants during longer sessions. These lubes are especially popular with our customers that are concerned for the environment and are against animal testing.


  • Safest type of lubricant for most people
  • Better for the environment
  • In most cases, just as effective as water-based lubricants


  • Shorter shelf life than lubricants with unnatural preservatives
  • Some formulas use essential oils that can stain sheets
  • May require several reapplications for longer sessions
  • Formulas that use coconut oil can break down condoms and sex toys

Recommended Personal Lubricants

No matter the type of personal lubricant you’re looking for has an outstanding product for you. Here are some of the most popular lubricants with Fascinations customers.

Sliquid H2O

Sliquid H20

One of the most popular water-based lubricants on the market, Sliquid H2O is known for its effective slickness that’s mild on the body. Part of Sliquid’s “Naturals” line, H20 uses plant cellulose as a thickening agent, instead of glycerin or other sugar derivatives. This 100% vegan formula is paraben-free, safe for all condom and toy materials, non-staining, and easy to rinse off.

Sliquid H20 comes in a convenient 2-ounce bottle that’s easy to slip into your bag or purse and a 8.5-ounce bottle that’s perfect to keep bedside. Like all Sliquid lubes, H20 is formulated by sensitive women for sensible women and will never cause yeast infections or UTIs.



Uberlube is a silicone-based lube that offers extreme wetness and incredible versatility. This powerful formula not only provides slickness, but also helps transfer sensation. Uberlube does not have any scents, spermicides, or flavors that can cause irritation. Instead, it has a touch of vitamin E, to help keep skin soft.

In addition to being an outstanding lubricant for sexual activity, our customers have used Uberlube to prevent clothes chafing during athletic activity, reduce hair frizz, serve as a makeup primer, and more. It’s great as a personal lubricant, but you’ll be amazed by all the other ways you can use Uberlube.

Wicked Sensual Care Teasers 2

Wicked Sensual Care Teasers

If you’re curious about flavored lubricants but aren’t sure what kind of tastes work best for you and your partner then check out Wicked Sensual Care Teasers. This sampler pack of edible lubricants includes two packets of five different flavors. You’ll experience delectable delight with aqua, cinnamon, strawberry, sweet peach, and vanilla bean varieties. Each packet contains 3ml of lubricant, making it easy to discreetly tuck away in a purse, pocket, or wallet.

Wicked Sensual Care uses a water-based formula that’s hypoallergenic and paraben-free. Once you and your partner are done with these delicious flavors, Wicked has plenty more for you to indulge in.



If you’re looking for a natural lubricant then you must check out Coconu. This formula is 100% USDA organic and completely edible. It does not contain any alcohol, petroleum, parabens, gluten, fragrances, or dyes. Instead, it uses all-natural ingredients such as coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, kukui oil, and more.

In addition to being a great lubricant that’s safe for your body, Coconu donates a portion of its proceeds to OCRA (Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance) to help in the fight against cancer. When you buy Coconu, you get wonderful, natural lube and support a worthy cause.

Wicked Sensual Care Jelle

Wicked Jelle

Formulated specifically for anal sex, Wicked Jelle is a water-based lube designed to be extra long lasting and never sticky. It’s a super-slick lubricant that stays where you put it, provides extra cushion, and offers superior glide. Wicked Jelle aims to make anal play as pleasurable and safe as possible.

Wicked Jelle is glycerin-free, paraben-free, latex-friendly, pH balanced, and easy to clean up. In addition to the fragrance-free formula listed here, it’s also available in cooling gel and warming gel varieties. Has the Best Personal Lubricant for You

We hope that you’ve learned a bit more about the types of personal lubricants out there so that you can make an informed decision about what’s best for you. Whether you’re looking for silicone-based, water-based, or natural lube, we’re confident that has one that’s perfect for you.

If you still have questions about personal lubricants, please visit one of our stores or give us a call at 866-FUN-LOVE. We want to make sure that you have the best product for your needs and our staff is dedicated to helping you find it. Don’t forget that we offer free shipping for orders above $69. You can also follow us on Instagram and Facebook for even more product information.
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