5 Silicone-Based Lubes to Make Sex in the Water Go Smoothly
Not all lubes are created equally, and selecting the right one for your sexual activity is key to maximizing pleasure. When it comes to anal sex and water play, they specifically call for silicone-based formulas that keep friction at bay. Using a water-based lubricant in the shower, for example, isn't an ideal choice since it'll wash right off and cause things to come to a screeching halt (yeah, ouch). Instead, silicone is the way to go, whether you're getting it on in the tub (scrub it down first!) or engaging in backdoor play. But also beware of slippery surfaces, like the tile floor, as silicone is designed to be long-lasting and glassy.
Because silicone-based lubes are not water soluble — which also makes them great to use for sensual body massages — they're very difficult to wash off of sheets. So, keep your fancy Egyptian cotton far away. The good news, though, is that it washes off skin easily with soap and water. It's also important to note that while they're safe to use with condoms, they are not compatible with silicone toys and will damage them. And even though silicone is an ideal ingredient for water sex, stay away from bacteria-infested pools and hot tubs.
If you're in the market for some quality silicone lube, see five of our recommendations ahead.