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What Is The Best Lube For Anal Sex?


Are you planning your first anal adventure, but you’re uncertain about which lube will make the experience the most smooth and enjoyable? Perhaps you want a lube that is going to double up as a massage gel? Or maybe you want something joyously sweet that can be used for an oral warm up as well as the main event?

Here at Durex we have an eclectic range of anal-friendly lubes that are almost certain to help you on the road to great anal sex. Before we dive into the world of anal lubes however, we must first ask the question, why is lubricant for anal sex so important?

Unlike the vagina, the anus doesn’t provide any natural form of lubrication. This can cause friction and, in worst case scenarios, tearing. Essentially, anal sex without lubricant is probably not something you want to experience, especially if you’re a first timer.

With that being said, let’s look at the best lubes for anal sex that are sure to set you on the path to backside bliss.

Keep it clean with water based Feel Pleasure Gel

Anal sex can get messy. In the past lubes have been known to become sticky once dry, with the potential to stain your bed sheets with greasy marks.

The beauty of a water-based gel lube is that it is designed for those of you who have worries about the post-anal clean up. Sure, the anal itself may still be a little messy, but you won’t have to worry about the lube itself causing any staining on your duvet.

Our Water Based Pleasure Lube is light and smooth and washes off easily after use. The water-soluble formula is non-staining, non-greasy and gentle on your body. It also happens to be compatible with condoms, making it clean, easy to use and perfect for the anal newcomer.

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Bring in the foreplay with 2 in 1 Massage Lube

Just like all lubricants, lubes for anal sex can be very versatile. Are you wanting to set the mood before you begin the main event? Then why not try a lube that works for both massage and anal sex.

Nothing sets a sensuous tone better than a romantic massage and it can be the perfect way to introduce some anal play. Following a loving, candle-lit back massage with our Massage 2 in 1 Lube, head south and introduce some lube to your partner’s bum without missing a beat.

Great anal sex is all about being relaxed, Durex Play 2 in 1 lube is blended with soothing Aloe Vera, making it perfect for settling any first-time nerves.

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Pop your cherry with Cheeky Cherry Flavoured Lube

If you’re looking to warm up with some oral, then our Cheeky Cherry flavoured lube might be the perfect product to get the party started.

Rich with the enticing aroma and the taste of cherries, Cheeky Cherry lube is extremely versatile making it perfect for those of you who are looking to get the most out of their evening.

The lube itself is formulated for smoothness and comfort meaning you should have no concerns moving from a sexy blowjob to some enticing anal. Essentially, it’s the perfect all-rounder.

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Add some aroma with Strawberry Flavoured Lube

If cherry isn’t your thing, why not try the sensuous scent of strawberry. There’s something about strawberries that make them the perfect companion for nocturnal activities.

As with our cherry flavour, our strawberry flavoured lube is sugar-free and compatible with any condoms, meaning you can happily use them for oral, vaginal and anal.

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Prolong the pleasure with Perfect Glide Lube

How can you make sure you get the most out of anal sex? Durex Play Perfect Glide lube may offer the perfect solution to those seeking to prolong their love making.

Unfortunately, Perfect Glide won’t improve your stamina, but the silicone-based lube will certainly ensure you got more mileage out of each application of lube. In essence, there will be less time faffing with the admin and more time enjoying the experience.

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As with all new products, when it comes to lubes be sure you read the instructions included before embarking on your anal adventure. Get anal sex right, it can unlock realms of pleasure you never thought possible.

Want to read more about all things sex? Then why not head over to our Explore Sex blog now.



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