10 Lubes For Every Occasion That You Need to Try

A quarter-size dollop of lube can make any of these hookup scenarios way more amazing.

1. Vacation Romps

Überlube is like Ryan Seacrest – there isn’t a job it can’t do. The silicone-based, scent- and color-free formula is so versatile, you can also use it to tame fly-aways in windy cities or protect your skin from chafing during beach runs.


BUY NOW Überlube, $18

2. Toy Time

Since silicone lube can break down the material of your fave vibrator, making it a proverbial petri dish for bacteria, go for a water-based formula instead.


BUY NOW Organic Lubricant, SUSTAIN NATURAL, $12.99

3. P-in-V Sex

A water-based, organic, and condom-safe lube won’t mess with your fragile flora. This one lasts for hours — you can reactivate its silky powers with a splash of water.


BUY NOW Almost Naked Organic Personal Lubricant, GOOD CLEAN LOVE, $16

4. Lazy Sunday

Foria Pleasure contains THC — the euphoric chemical in weed — to boost your clitoris’s sensitivity. New Foria Awaken is its THC-free, plant-based sister.


BUY NOW Pleasure 5mL (pictured, only available in California or Colorado), FORIA, $44

BUY NOW Awaken, FORIA, $40

5. Baby Making

Turns out, glycerin — a cheap ingredient found in many lubes — can be toxic for your dude’s sperm. Stick with a fertility-friendly formula instead.


BUY NOW Fertility Friendly Personal Lubricant – 1.4oz, PRE-SEED, $20

6. Marathon Sex

Make every moment interesting with a lube that time-releases a range of sensations (warming, tingling, cooling).

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BUY NOW Chain Reaction Personal Lubricant, 2.7 Fluid Ounce, TROJAN, $20

7. Backdoor Action

Your best bet is a really slippery silicone lube with extra-long staying power. This one’s super slick and free of preservatives.


BUY NOW Premium Anal Original Silicone Personal Lubricant, 4 Fl Oz, JO, $20

8. Chilly Nights

Cold liquid can put the freeze on hot foreplay. This dispenser drops a small amount of warmed organic lube into your hand.


BUY NOW Warming Dispenser, PULSE, $250

9. Mouth Moves

The LaCroix of lube, Sliquid makes an insane number of sugar-free, organic flavors, from tangerine peach to cherry vanilla, to make going downtown tasty!


BUY NOW Naturals Swirl, SLIQUID, $12

10. Aquatic Adventures

Since too much actual water can, ironically, dry you out, opt for a silicone-based formula that repels agua and won’t wash off during your sexy tub or shower session.

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BUY NOW K-Y True Feel Premium Silicone Lubricant, K-Y, $10.99

This article was originally published as “Drop It Like It’s Hot” in the August 2017 issue of Cosmopolitan. Click here to subscribe to the digital edition.