Those with ultra-sensitive erogenous zones should try Sliquid’s unflavored and unscented H2O Intimate Lubricant. Its ingredients list only contains five items (the top one being water, for your information), and the slippery formula is free of additives like gluten, glycerin, parabens, and sulfates. Yes, we know glycerin has moisturizing benefits for skin, but Dr. Lincoln notes that you may not want it in your lubricant. “Some people have sensitivities to glycerin so they will want to avoid those lubricants,” she says.
Astroglide’s Liquid Water-Based Personal Lubricant is a tried-and-true lube known for its non-sticky and non-greasy feel. It’s also easy to wash off, so feel free to get as messy as you please with this pick.
The Lelo Personal Moisturizer is as indulgent as lubricants come, thanks to its rich, intensely moisturizing feel. This luxury lubricant contains aloe vera for added moisturizing and soothing benefits (which we’ll get to in a second) for all the pleasure without the pain.
Tracey Cox’s Supersex Orgasm Gel is water-based, but its formula is also infused with menthol to provide a tingling sensation on your clitoris, labia, penis, you name it. However, according to Dr. Lincoln, your genitalia is quite delicate as is, so those of you with sensitive bits may want to skip on all products with heating or cooling elements, fragrances, and shimmers. If you’re unsure, check with your medical provider before testing it out.
The ID Glide Water-Based Lubricant is free of fragrances and oils, plus you can use it with silicone toys and latex condoms without worrying about breaking either.
You probably know Lola for its selection of tampons and menstrual products, but did you know the brand also has lube? This water-based lubricant is meant to feel like the real deal — as in, it has a similar texture to your body’s natural lubrication, and it’s pH-balanced to help support vaginal health.
The Babeland BabeLube Gel has a slick, slippery gel consistency that can be used on just about any area of your body. This lubricant is also free of gluten and parabens to reduce the potential for skin irritation.
Isabel Fay’s Water Based Lubricant may look like fancy hand soap, but Dr. Langdon says it’s one of the best water-based lubes around. This paraben- and gluten-free pick is completely odorless and can be used for anal, vaginal, and oral sex.
Best Flavored Water-Based Lubes
Fans of giving or receiving oral sex will be happy to know that there are quite a few edible, flavored lubes on the market for them to try. Dr. Lincoln says that most water-based flavored lubes are fine to ingest in small amounts, but always be sure to never mix oil-based lubes (which we’ll get to) and ingestion. “Ingesting oil-based lubricant can lead to nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea,” she says. When in doubt, Dr. Lincoln suggests reading the instructions before use on where these can be used.
Fans of fruity flavors will love the Lovehoney Cherry Flavored Lubricant. This water-based lubricant has a tasty cherry flavor that you’ll want to lick up every drop of, plus, it’s safe to use with condoms.