Just because¬†a lube is cheap, doesn’t mean you have to settle. ¬†The fact is, nowadays¬†the number lubes has skyrocketed, and now, there are more great cheap lubes than ever. ¬†This means that prices are going down, and finding a good cheap lube is easier, and more affordable than ever. ¬† To make your search a bit easier, Male Q has made up a list of the best cheap lubes, all of which we have personally tested.

Our lubes are then ranked them from a combination of our own personal favorites, best sellers on the Male Q store, and recommendations from long time Male Q readers. In order to keep the list consistent, we will only list lubes that are below $15 a bottle.  So without further ado, here is the Male Q run down of the best, cheap lubes of 2016.

The Best Cheap Lubes

Water Based

Smooth and Slick Water Based Lubricant 8 oz

the best cheap lubes smooth and slick


Male Q Reader Review:
Nice Lubricant – This is one of the best water-based lubricants I have used. It’s not expensive which is nice and this size will last someone awhile. I have not had any problems with it drying out too fast or being sticky after drying. If you add a little water when the lube starts drying it gets wet again also. Best water-based lubricant I have used¬†and prefer water-based over silicone. Enjoy!”


I have always touted Smooth and Slick on the site as the best cheap lube for one simple reason.  In terms of dollar per ounce, there is absolutely no better lube on the market.

And not only is Smooth and Slick the most bang for your buck, as it stands on its own, it is actually a pretty great lube!  Unlike most cheap water lubes which feel grippy and tacky, Smooth and Slick is just as the name says Рsmooth and slick.  Best of all, because of it is an all water based product it is extra versatile for sex, toys or play alone fun.

$9.99 Add to cart

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Gun Oil H2O

the best cheap lubes gun oil H2O


Male Q Reader Review:
My Military Guy Loves this! – My boyfriend is in the Air Force and laughed his ass of when I brought this home. We tried it out, and we both absolutely love it. It stays slippery–doesn’t get sticky or gooey at all. Clean up was a breeze also, and it didn’t leave the weird stain marks on our sheets that other lubes did. I have sensitive skin and wasn’t irritated by it at all, either. Awesome buy for the both of us! We’ll definitely be stocking up.”


One of the biggest trade-offs you get between silicone and water lubes is longevity.  Gun Oil silicone is one of my favorite lubes, but the silicone base makes it more expensive in terms of dollar to volume.

With Gun oil H2O you get a very similar performance as its silicone counterpart, but in a much more affordable package.  Now, you do lose some of the slipperiness and durability of the original, but the difference in terms of ease of clean up, and price make it a great alternative.

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Silicone Based Lubes

Silicone lubes are all around the best kind of lube you can buy.  They are slippery, long lasting and safe to use with condoms and most toys.  Best of all, they are much more heavy duty meaning they will not dry out, and you use much less than other types to get the same amount of lubrication.

That means that even though silicone lubes often come in smaller quantities, you are going to get a lot more bang for your buck in terms of usage.


Gun Oil Silicone 2oz

the best cheap lubes gun oil


Male Q Reader Review:
Very slidey…NOT sticky – The wife and I love the product. We have tried many others but this lube is the BESTEST.


Besides being one of my favorite all around lubes to begin with, Gun Oil in its smallest bottle is super affordable.  It is not the cheapest on the list, and barely squeezes into the bunch, but at $15 you will be hard to find anything else that comes close in terms of quality and performance.

Gun Oil is also the only PURE silicone lube which falls into this price category, which is you have never used before, is an absolute dream to use.  There is no drag or friction what so ever, and using it with sex, toys, or personal play is the smoothest I have yet to come across making it the best cheap lube in this category.

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Mood Silicone Lube 4 oz

the best cheap lubes mood


Mood is my second best pick for the best cheap silicone lubes because although it is a silicone-water hybrid, it is cheaper than Gun Oil at only $13 a bottle yet you get twice as much lube!

Like I mentioned earlier, Silicone makes for a much more premium feel, and the fact that Mood was able to make a product at this low of a pricepoint is pretty impressive.  If you have ever used some of the more expensive alternatives such as Maximus or Swiss Navy then you are in for a very similar experience.

The lube is much more like a gel, and although does dry out over time, will give you a super slick, friction free sex.

$12.99 $14.99 Add to cart

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Best Cheap Anal Lubes

Moist Anal Lube 4oz

the best cheap lubes moist


Male Q Reader Review:
Amazing Stuff! – “I used to use a different kind of anal lube but it didn’t work so well and after reading the reviews on this product I decided to try it out. My Husband and I LOVE THIS STUFF… It is so slippery and doesn’t make a whole lot of mess… would never buy the old stuff again.. this stuff is great never thought it would make the whole experience 20 times better..”


Moist is already one of the best-selling lubes on the Male Q store, and for good reason.  Its high-quality feel and extra slickness make it ideal for anal play and combined with a super low price of $8.99 for the smallest bottle, it is easily the best anal lube for anyone on a budget.

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Climax Bursts Anal Lube 4oz

the best cheap lubes bursts


Male Q Reader Review:
Nice Anal Lube! – I really enjoy this lube, it’s not sticky and it doesn’t seem to dry up fast although I use it with a butt plug so there’s not too much friction. I have also noticed that not much is needed to get the job done. The pop top is nice and convenient. Price is not bad for the size of the bottle. Clean up is extremely easy since the lube is not sticky. I give this lube 5 stars!”


Our last lube on the list is Climax Burst anal lube. ¬†This is also a great alternative for anyone looking for one of the best cheap anal lubes you can buy. ¬†Although it is slightly more expensive than the Moist anal lube, the inclusion of “burst” bubbles help give a bit of extra sensation and are a nice change up from vanilla sex.

$14.99 $19.99 Add to cart

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So there we have it!  These are our personal picks for the best cheap lubes.  Did we leave anything out?  Are there any good cheap lubes that you personally recommend? Let us know in the comments below.