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Best Water Based Lube : Top Lubricants of 2018

Best Water Based Lube : Top Lubricants of 2018

We have tested a lot of lubes (and I mean a lot) and theses are our final picks. It doesn’t matter if you are having sex, using your hands, or your favorite toy. MQ considered a number of factors when putting together this list, including reader picks, MQ Store top sellers, and the results from our own testing in order to find the best water based lube.

Best Water Based Lube

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Swiss Navy Water Based Lube

I first discovered Swiss Navy from a number of readers who personally recommend it to me, which is the main reason why I initially tested it out.

Aside from the fact that Swiss Navy has remained among the 3 top selling lubes on the MQ Store for the past two years, after trying it for myself it quickly became clear why.

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As a pure, odorless, smooth gel Swiss Navy is one of the best feeling water lubes I have ever tried.  It also is comparatively durable and lasts longer than other water based products.

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I have to tip my hat to the bottle design as the pump cap means easy application with one hand and no need to fiddle with a top.  If you are looking for a high-quality product with a good balance or performance and price then give Swiss Navy a go.

MQ Reader Review:
“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.”

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$24.99 $22.73Add to cart

Best Premium Lube

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Pjur Original Aqua Body Glide

I have been a long time fan of Pjur and have tested almost every variant of the brand. In nearly every case I have been very satisfied, and here is no different.

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My one complaint funny enough, speaks to the slipperiness oh my hands when trying to take the cap on and off.  In terms of feel, performance and longevity, Pjur is the best water based lube you can buy now.

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Generally, when using other water based lubes the biggest issue for me is the sub-par consistency and lubrication when compared to silicone counterparts.

Here, Pjur has done a great job designing a water lube that FEELS like a silicone one and that’s a good thing!  In all categories, feeling, lubrication and overall quality, this is by far the best water based lube out there.

MQ Reader Review:
Must have for everyone! – “This is hands down the best lube ever! It has no messy stickiness, no smell, and best of all no taste….so if you go from having sex to giving head there is no nasty flavor to deal with.” – n&m

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$44.99 $34.72Add to cart


Longest Lasting

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Elbow Grease H2O Thick Gel

If you are looking for a heavy duty, high performance, and long lasting lube then you have found it.

I have H2O featured as my number one pick on my list of Longest Lasting Lubes because, in terms of sheer longevity and endurance, Elbow Grease H2O simply lasts the longest without the need to re-apply making it another best water based lube on our list.

Outside of sex, Elbow Grease H2O is also an ideal pick for toys, especially if you and to go a bit bigger or to cut down on friction.

Elbow Grease is also a breeze to clean up and washes away quickly without leaving any residue behind, despite the fact that this is one of the purest, thickest water lubes I have ever tested.  All around a fantastic product.

MQ Reader Review:
Great for anal play! – “I really like the thickness of this lube. It stays where you put it and isn’t runny like most lubes. It worked really well for anal play too!”
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$49.99 $34.76Add to cart

Best Value


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Smooth and Slick

First off, despite being listed as a “Value Lube” Smooth and Slick feels great.  Yes, it doesn’t have the amount of polish and premium ingredients as some of the other product on this list.

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But what you do get is above average performance lube for about $18 for an 8oz bottle. Now in the world of lube that is cheap.

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Above all, Smooth and Slick actually performs well!  I keep this as a backup lube because I know I can use as much as a want without having to feel guilty.

In terms of price and value, it is the best water based lube in its category.

MQ Reader Review:
Just Right Smooth & Slick Lubricant – “Wife loves this lubricant. Just the right amount of slick. Not too much, not too little. In addition, a great price.”

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$24.97 $18.73Add to cart


This is a list for the overall best water based lube per category in terms of performance and versatility.  We cover all types of lubes and variants in more detail below.

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These are MQ’s picks for the best water based lube. Have you personally tried any of these yourself?  Do you have a personal favorite?  Let us know in the comments below!

Loren Couse

I started MQ with the goal of answering all the questions I had about gay sex, dating and relationships when I was just starting out.If you have a question, suggestion, or are just looking to chat, feel free to message me at: info@maleq.org, check out our YouTube page, Facebook or Google+.

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