Best Lubes of 2021 for Even Better Sex

Best Lubes of 2021 for Even Better Sex

When we picked the “best lubes”, there are just so many types! You should first ask yourself what you are looking for.  Is it comfort? Quality? Price? We at MQ have been testing (and re-testing) the most popular lubes for this year, and are here to share our results. So without further ado, here is our ultimate list of the best personal lubricants of 2021.

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What is the Best Lube?

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The best lubes are extra slippery, durable, and long-lasting. We rate and test our lubes based on consistency, feel, and more importantly – overall pleasure. Because when it comes down to it, a sexual lubricant should feel great to use, and make sex feel better.

Water Lubricants

Best Water Lubes and Sex Lubricants

Water lubes are some of the best performing, most natural feeling personal lubricants. Yes, water lubes are the quickest to dry out, but that doesn’t take away from their awesome lubrication. Compared to other lube types, water lubes are the closest to the real thing, simply because our body’s natural lubricant is water! This makes water lubes some of the best lubes you can buy! So if you want something that doesn’t feel artificial and will give you the best sensation, then we highly recommend water-based lubricants.

Swiss Navy Water Based Lube

Swiss Navy is the best lube you can buy. Judging by its comfort, feel, and overall endurance, Swiss Navy outperforms the competition.  If you haven’t already heard of this one, Swiss Navy has made a reputation for itself from its high-quality feeling and slipperiness.

It is durable and thick and will last you a long time which is what we are testing for.


What makes it number one?  The consistency and feeling of “pleasure” when put into action.

We are already a huge fan of the Swiss Navy silicone variant, but the Swiss Navy Water stacks up better interns of feel, slipperiness, and easy clean-up.  For the best lubes you can buy right now, our pick goes to Swiss Navy.

MQ Reader Review:
Smooth: “When I tried this lube not only did it feel excellent, but it didn’t leave a sticky feeling afterward. It felt wonderful during sex. A little goes a long way and I will happily go back and pay for another bottle.” – Ron
Swiss Navy Water Anal lube 4oz
Swiss Navy Water 4oz.

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$22.73Add to cart

Elbow Grease H2O Lube

If you are going for water, then you want to go thick!  That is exactly how Elbow Grease H2O is made.  I have tried so many water lubes because I really like how water lubes feel, but I can’t say I have found many that will last you a whole session without the need to re-apply.

I’ll be honest – you just aren’t going to find a water lube that won’t dry out.  Water evaporates, and that is just a rule of nature.  

MQ Reader Review:
Great Product: “I have tried several lubes for anal sex, but this is by far the best I have tried. It is very slick and lasts a long time. I would recommend Elbow Grease to anyone.”

What I will say is that out of all the lubes I have tried, H2O lasts the longest before I needed to add more, which means fewer interruptions and a much more satisfying experience.

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$34.76Add to cart

ID Glide Lubricant

We like ID Glide because of the sheer amount of lube you get for the price. The smallest bottle runs $15 and performs close to other lubricants on the list.

This combination of quantity and quality makes ID Glide on of the best lubes we have tested this year.

MQ Reader Review:
I’ll order this again!: “ID did everything it promised. My partner and I found it slippery without being sticky, firm enough to stay where needed without making a mess of things. And as a nice benefit, it has a soft smell of leather!” – Don

Really though, if you want a quality lube with the best value, lasts long, and feels great, then ID deserves your attention.

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$22.86Add to cart

Silicone Based Lubes

Best Silicone Lubes and Sex Lubricants

If you are going for a balance of longevity and versatility then silicone lubes are some of the best lubes around. This is because not only are silicone lubes condom safe, but also they provide a superior level of slipperiness and longevity. This means you can use less for a longer period of time without needing to re-apply. What makes silicone lubes so special is that they cannot be absorbed into the skin, and therefore, stay on the skin’s surface doing their job up until you decide to wash them off. If you want a top performer that feels a bit more premium, silicone lubes are the answer.

Gun Oil Silicone Lube


No, this is not really Gun Oil, but one of the most heavy-duty, long-lasting lubes on the market.  Gun Oil is our top pick because if you are judging solely by longevity, Gun Oil will last you the longest out of any silicone lube we have ever tried.

MQ Reader Review:
Feels Natural, lasts long: “Feels natural and not sticky, yet did not dry out fast. Very good product without odor and not hard to keep around since it does not look interesting to prying eyes.”

This, paired with the lower price when compared to other top brands like Pjur, Gun Oil is a pretty awesome value.  If you want to go on and on, and have fun all night long then go with Gun.

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$33.48Add to cart

Pjur Original Body Glide


Pjur has been a long-time favorite for me because it is high quality and one of the more premium lubes out there.  Like anything, you get what you pay for, and when using Pjur, you can really feel the difference.

Best of all, if you have sensitive skin as I do, is odor-free and hypo-allergenic and won’t leave an oily residue when you do finally decide to wash it off.

MQ Reader Review:
The best lube!: “My husband and I bought this for the first time today. I picked it because the bottle said voted number 1 by men’s fitness mag and that it was long lasting and won’t dry out…THIS LUBE IS SO WORTH THE MONEY! The best I’ve ever had, will never use another brand again.”

If you are willing to shell out the extra cash, then I say give Bodyglide ago.  You won’t be disappointed.

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$36.41Add to cart

Swiss Navy Silicone Lube

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Like its water counterpart, Swiss Navy Silicone is smooth, slick and extra slippery.  The consistency is a bit thinner than other silicone lubes on this list, making it feel less tacky, and giving it a more “pure” feeling.

If you have already tried Swiss Navy before, or are looking for a quality silicone lubricant, look no further.  Judging on all measures, Swiss Navy Silicone is easily one of the best lubes out there.

MQ Reader Review:
I love this lube more than any other lubes I’ve used. Better than Pjur stuff and better than Gun Oil. It’s nice and silky leaves your skin soft and the best part that I love about this lube is that you cannot taste it whatsoever. You can suck a cock after he’s put tons of lube all over himself. I really hate that nasty lube taste.. Another thing that’s good about this is the cap lock. Its spill free and not messy like the other brand bottles. Definitely try this one out if you haven’t. They have it in 3 sizes. Oh and its much cheaper on this site.

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$34.25Add to cart

Added Sensation Lubes

Added sensation personal lubes give a bit more stimulation during sex. The best lubes in this category increase pleasure, but do not overstimulate. Most commonly, added sensation lubes can heat, cool, and tingle. These lubes are ideal for masturbation, or for fun with a partner.

Climax Bursts Tingling

If you jack off a lot then you probably know that masturbating can sometimes get a bit… boring.  That is why I am a big fan of sensitizing lubes.  

Climax Bursts is easily my top pick in this category because it will give you a tingling sensation that will make you cum extra hard.

Climax Bursts Tingling

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$21.47Add to cart

Climax Bursts Cooling

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The small red bubbles will actually “burst” as you use it giving you a tingling sensation that isn’t too over powering, but really adds to the fun.  If you are looking to change things up, and want a little more feeling, then Climax Bursts is really worth the buy.

Cooling Climax Bursts – One of 3 Sensations

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$21.47Add to cart

There are also a number of other sensations including: Warming, Cooling, Tingling, and more, each with their own unique feel.

MQ Reader Review:
Love It  – “The whole time it was a cooling sensation and when I climaxed, it was like an explosion in my body coming out my penis!  Wow. I took a chance on this product not knowing what it was like, but now, I would not even think of getting anything else.” – Dave

For the best value, the masturbation 3-pack gives you three different sensations: cooling, warming, and tingling,  which lets you really experiment.  Best of all, bundled together they will save you a bit of money too.

Climax Bursts Lubricant 3 Pack
Cooling, Warming, Tingling Pack of 3

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$58.74Add to cart

Mood Warming

Mood Warming is our next top pick for sensitizing lubes and is a bit different from Climax Bursts.  

Instead of a tingling sensation, Mood has a warming feeling that takes effect pretty quickly after you start using it.

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$19.78Add to cart

A single bottle is relatively inexpensive for 4 oz especially if you are looking to experiment.

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Mood also comes in a Tingling variant.

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$19.78Add to cart

Anal Lubes

Pjur Analyse Me! Anal Glide

Analyse Me’s included an anal relaxant makes anal sex more comfortable and pain-free, especially for people who have had problems with pain or discomfort in the past.  For most people, Analyse Me! Silicone is the best option as a well balanced, great feeling anal lube that is not over powering.

MQ Reader Review:
Fabulous! – Analyse Me has to be one of the best lubes for anal sex ever! Silky smooth and helps make it easier to take either a toy or the real deal! Love this lube!”

Relaxant Type: Natural
Active relaxing Ingredient: Jojoba Extract
Relaxing Strength: Mild
Lube Thickness Level: 4/5

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Pjur Analyse Me 100ml

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$36.71Add to cart

Pjur Backdoor Anal Glide

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If by chance you are looking for a more powerful relaxing effect and an added extra numbing agent then I recommend our previous years’ best anal lubes top pick, Pjur Backdoor. It is a stronger formula and packs a bit more punch.  You can check out the full Backdoor Review here to give you a better idea of what I mean.

Relaxant Type: Natural
Active relaxing Ingredient: Jojoba Extract
Relaxing Strength: Strong
Added Numbing Effect
Lube Thickness Level: 5/5

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Pjur Backdoor Silicone 100ml

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$36.87Add to cart

Extra Strength Relax Desensitizing Anal Gel

There are very few anal lubes out there designed specifically for anal sex. Relax is a heavy-duty water-based lube that is long-lasting, slippery, and best of all – comes with an anal relaxant inside.

The included pump design makes one-handed application extra easy. Clean-stream is well known for there anal sex products, including lubes, enemas, and lube shooters. Once again, they don’t disappoint delivering one of the best anal lubes on the market.

Extra Strength Relax Anal Gel Desensitizing Anal Lubricant 4oz
Relax Anal Lubricant 4oz

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$45.81Add to cart

More impressive, Relax comes in a 17.5oz bottle giving you over 4X the lube for only a bit more money.

Extra Strength Relax Anal Gel Desensitizing Anal Lubricant 17oz
Relax Anal Lube 17oz

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$68.71Add to cart

When making suggestions our goal is always to give our readers options!  

Everyone’s needs are a bit different, so we make out testing as thorough as possible!

MQ has done recommendations in the past like our picks for The Best Lubes for Giving a Handjob and The Best Lubes for Anal Sex, but this time around we are judging on the top personal lubricants overall in terms of all measures.

For more information, you can also check out our in-depth guides to the top personal lubricants by category.

We cover all types of personal lubes and variants in more detail below.

Best Lubes by type:

Best Anal Lubes for Sex

These are our picks for the best personal lubricants. Do you have a personal favorite lube?  Leave your thoughts in the comments below! And be sure to follow us on YouTube and Facebook.

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