Happy Anal August everyone! We're always big fans of lube but when it comes to anal play it's especially important. Why? First off, comfort- Lube makes everything feel better! Secondly, safety: The delicate skin of the rectum is much more prone to tearing than that of the vagina and even small tears leave you more susceptible to infection. So let's take a look at some lubes that will help you engage in safe, comfortable anal play!
A good thick water-based lubricant can be a great choice for anal play. It provides a nice cushion to protect delicate tissues and keep everything comfortable. This is also the easiest lubricant to incorporate flavor into for rimming. A caveat about water-based lube is that it can dry out/get sticky.
Some thick water based lubes we like:
Experience truly delicious flavor to enhance your passions with this body-safe flavored lubricant!
Aloe Cadabra is an all natural personal lubricant made with more than 97 percent organic Aloe Vera.
FDA cleared, edible and body safe, Aloe Cadabra is our best selling, staff-pick for water based lubricant!
Choose between 9 delicious flavors: Strawberry, Tahitian Vanilla, Pina Colada, Orange Cream, Mango Passion, French Lavender, Cherry Lemonade, Butter Rum, or Banana Cream!$13.00 Select options
Sassy by Sliquid is a thick water-based formula is perfect to use as an anal lubricant and with silicone toys. It does not include any desensitizers and mentions that on the label. Thicker lubricants stay on the surface of the skin longer, reduce friction and create a comfy cushioned feeling during penetration, making it perfect […]$10.00 – $20.00 Select options
Silicone-based lubricant is popular for anal play because it lasts and lasts and lasts and... well, you get the picture. One thing to keep in mind with silicone lube is that it will not rinse off, it must be washed off with soap and can potentially stain bedding.
Some silicone-based lubes we like:
Hybrid lubricant is typically a combination of silicone and water to create the perfect in-between. Because of the low content of silicone, it is toy safe while providing a longer lasting experience than traditional water-based lubricant. This kind of lubricant can stain, so keep that in mind when setting up a scene.
Some hybrid lubes we love:
Ride BodyWorx Silk Hybrid is a luxurious hybrid lubricant, formulated with cream emollients and a 12% silicone blend.
This Silk Hybrid personal lubricant is water based, with just enough silicone infused to give you the best of both worlds – long lasting like a silicone lubricant, and easy to clean up, like a water based lubricant.
The super silky texture provides just the right amount of glide to enhance any sensual encounter.$10.00 – $24.00 Select options
Oil-based lubricant is another choice for anal play. It works well because it tends to be both thick and slick. Oil lube also has serious staying power. Oil-based lubricant is not latex compatible so to practice safer sex with it you will need to use non-latex barriers.
Some oil-based lubes we like:
Coconu is a Coconut Oil-Based lubricant that will stimulate your senses for deeply satisfying sexual experiences while the organic ingredients provide real, natural health benefits.
Its long-lasting formula is designed to protect and moisturize dry or sensitive vaginal and anal tissues. It’s USDA-certified organic formula is 100% edible, works great as a massage oil and doesn’t contain any alcohol, petroleum, parabens, gluten, fragrances or dyes.
Available in a 3oz/89mL bottle.$25.00 Add to cart
AH! YES OB plant-oil based personal lubricant is made with rich oils and butters that deliver outstanding performance.
It facilitates your pleasure and replenishes your natural moisture without masking your skin and senses.
Thoroughly researched, responsibly formulated with original, natural and certified organic ingredients, AH! YES OB has the power to change your world from the inside.$11.00 – $18.00 Select options
This soothing and hydrating balm is made with nourishing butters and oils, and without any essential oils for those who desire their personal care to be unscented. Please note that this balm smells primarily of cocoa butter.
Formulated for women experiencing dryness due to menopause or other hormonal shifts, this balm may also be used for personal scenting, after shaving, or as a personal lubricant.$20.00 Add to cart
Our Favorite Body Safe Toy Materials:
We've talked about the importance of making sure your toys are made from body-safe materials because toxic toys are out there (but not here at As You Like It)! Well today we are talking about some of our favorite toy materials all of which are body safe and non porous, meaning they are not only safe (and usually beautiful!) but also super easy to clean!
Check it out, these are our toy material favorites:
Want a toy that is soft, pliable and silky and still non porous? Silicone is where it's at! The texture can range from firm to floppy and from smooth to shiny. Silicone holds body temperature well, is fabulous for transmitting vibration, and toys without moving parts can be boiled to be sterilized. A good silicone product will last a lifetime with proper use and care.
Silicone is used to make:
ABS Hard Plastic
ABS is a non-porous hard plastic is used to create non porous toys in huge range of price points. It transmits vibration really well and is super-easy to clean.
ABS Plastic is used to make:
Glass is hard, smooth, weighty and, in most cases, gorgeous! Glass toys hold temperature well (pro tip: keep bowls of warm & cool water by the bed to dip the toy in for easy temperature play). Glass toys are also super easy to clean as they typically do not have moving parts so they can simply be washed with soap and water.
Glass is used to make:
- Butt Plugs
Stainless steel toys have many of the same properties as glass - they are hard and smooth with a good weight to them and they look good. They are also easy to clean and great for temperature play.
Stainless Steel is used to make:
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