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Quiz: Which type of lube most suits your personality?


TextAlex Peters

Let’s get a little wet

Which type of lube should you use to improve your sex life?

Darling it’s better down where it's wetter and don’t you forget it. Lube can enhance all kinds of sexual experiences. Whether you are riding solo or practising teamwork, playing with toys or looking to eat out, there’s a lube out there for you. But with so many options, it can be overwhelming to choose. So, we’ve done the hard work and picked out some of the best.

Take our quiz and maximise your sexual pleasure. You’re welcome.

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Überlube sex lube

ENDURANCE – ÜBERLUBE

A personal favourite of sex educator Eileen Kelly, Uber Lube comes highly recommended. A silicone-based lube, it doesn’t dry up meaning it is going to stay slipperier for longer so you can go all night. Uber lube is safe to use with condoms and in the bath or shower. 

Remember to never use Uber Lube, or any type of silicone-based lube, with silicone toys, however.   

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big bang cbd lube

STONER – BIG BANG CBD LUBE

It seems you can’t shake a stick at the moment without hitting some kind of cannabis-infused product, whether that’s a bath bomb or a cup of coffee at your local hipster hangout, and the sexual wellness industry is no different.  

Big Bang’s Infinite CBD lube contains CBD alongside coconut oil, jojoba oil, and orange essential oil to help you relax and heighten both libido and comfort. Not only does it smell delicious, with a subtle orange taste, but it isn’t at all sticky. Enjoy!

Warning: Do not use with latex

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exsens raspberry lubricant lube

VEGAN – EXSENS RASPBERRY LUBRICANT

If you’re looking to heighten your sensual mood why not try Exsens edible massage oils and lubes. Not only are they affordable but they are made with all-natural, vegan ingredients so they are completely safe to ingest no matter what your dietary preferences. Available in a wide array of flavours, ranging from the expected (peach and raspberry) to the more exotic (mojito and hot vanilla espresso), Exsens has something for everyone.  

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DIY – MAKE YOUR OWN LUBE 

Whether you are trying to save money, prefer the keep your body and everything that goes into it natural, or are protesting capitalist consumption, sometimes you just want to make your own lube. Here is our recipe for a lube made using coconut oil.

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YesForLov Delicious Brush Cotton Candy lube

THRILL-SEEKER – YESFORLOV DELICIOUS BRUSH COTTON CANDY

If you’re looking to add some excitement into the bedroom, YESforLOV is probably the brand for you. From its warming lubricants to its cotton candy-flavoured oil which comes with popping candy for, the brand says, the perfect accompaniment to a “delectable” blowjob and other naughty games – there is something for all manner of escapades. Keep in mind, that some of the products are for external use only. YESforLOV products are also suitable for vegans and have been dermatologically tested all skin types.

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Lelo Personal Lubricant lube

CHIC & DISCREET – LELO PERSONAL LUBRICANT 

If you’re just as interested in aesthetics as you are in function, then Lelo’s personal lubricant is for you. Sold in a chic, shiny bottle, the water-based lube (no stains on those silk sheets!) is fortified with aloe vera to ensure you’re kept moisturised for longer.

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Nécessaire Sex Gel lube

WELLNESS – NÉCESSAIRE SEX GEL

For the wellness-addicted among us, Nécessaire’s sex gel has you covered. With sustainable packaging and ingredients, the formula contains distilled deionized water, organic aloe, and sodium hyaluronate to make sure you glide with comfort. Clean, effective, and pH-optimised, you can rest easy knowing you’re caring for both your body and the planet when using this lube. 

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smile makers stay silky serum lube

TOY ENTHUSIAST – SMILE MAKERS STAY SILKY SERUM

Smile Makers’ water-based lubes are perfect to use with sex toys, including the brand’s own. Free from parabens and fragrances, the lubes will not cause any irritation and the silky texture not only feels luxurious to the touch but also moisturises your skin at the same time. Available in three consistencies – there is something for everyone.

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