FREE USA Shipping on all orders over $69. Always DISCREET

Betty's Complete Guide to Lubricant - Updated for 2022

Betty believes that personal lubricant is a must-have in every toy box. With a partner or during solo play, with pleasure products and without, lube adds a level of ease, excitement, and comfort that takes every sensation to the next level.

There are thousands of personal lubricants on the market, but it’s important to know that not every type of lubricant is right for every type of sexual activity. We know that it can all be quite confusing so let Betty guide you through choosing the perfect personal lubricant for your body and your needs.

STANDARD LUBRICANT TYPES

Water based lubricant

The most popular and commonly available style of lubricant, the main ingredient will be water.

PROS

  • Non-greasy, non-staining, and easy to clean
  • Compatible with all condoms and sex toys (particularly silicone toys)
  • Budget friendly
  • Lickable and kissable

CONS

  • The water will absorb into your skin causing the lube to become tacky after time
  • May need to reapply during longer sessions
  • Can contain glycerin which can cause irritation in those prone to yeast infections

PERFECT FOR…

Masturbation ♥  Couples Play   Anal Sex   Vaginal Sex   Sex Toy Play   Condom Use   Oral Sex

CLICK HERE FOR BETTY’S BESTSELLING WATER BASED LUBRICANTS

Silicone/Water Hybrid Lubricant

These are the unsung heroes of the lube world. The ingredients are mostly water with just a touch of silicone for increased slide.

PROS

  • Feels smooth and creamy
  • Lasts longer than water based - can be reactivated with a bit of moisture like saliva
  • Ideal for silicone toys and condom safe
  • Easy clean-up and non-staining

CONS

  • Can be slightly more expensive than water-based lubes
  • Can stain clothing or sheets
  • More difficult to clean up. Needs soap and water or a good toy cleaner

PERFECT FOR…

Masturbation   Couples Play   Anal Sex   Vaginal Sex   Sex Toy Play   Condom Use   Oral Sex

CLICK HERE FOR BETTY’S BESTSELLING SILICONE/WATER HYBRID BASED LUBRICANTS

Silicone Lubricant

Although pricier, silicone is the top-of-the-line lubricant for those who want something longer lasting that won’t dry out.

PROS

  • Long lasting
  • Won’t dry out
  • Provides extra cushioning and slide for anal sex
  • Great for play in water like the shower or bath
  • Silicone is not an oil, so it is compatible with latex and any other kind of condom or dam

CONS

  • Not compatible with most silicone sex toys and can degrade silicone materials (unless the manufacturer states otherwise).
  • Silicone has become increasingly expensive, making it the priciest of the lubes
  • Although non-toxic, it is not recommended to ingest more than a slight amount since silicone cannot be digested (slippery in, slippery out we like to say at Bettys)

PERFECT FOR…

Masturbation   Couples Play   Anal Sex   Vaginal Sex   Non-Silicone Sex Toy Play   Condom Use   Water Play

CLICK HERE FOR BETTY’S BESTSELLING SILICONE BASED LUBRICANTS

Oil Based Lubricant

Oils have been used as lubricants since the dawn of time (think Vaseline, olive oil etc.) but not all oils are created equal when it comes to sex. It’s important to read the labels and know your ingredients. Betty’s has several coconut oil lubricants which are safe for vaginal play, but other oil-based masturbation creams are not recommended.

PROS

  • High grade, virgin coconut oil is safe for vaginal use
  • Oil based lubricants are great for penis masturbation
  • Oils are not water soluble and are good for shower and tub use
  • Great for erotic massage

CONS

  • Oils are NOT compatible with latex condoms and will break down the materials causing them to tear
  • Many oils are not easily flushed from the vagina and can cause yeast infections
  • Oils can stain sheets and clothes
  • Oils are not compatible with many sex toys materials

PERFECT FOR…

Penis Masturbation    Anal Sex    Water Play    Massage

CLICK HERE FOR BETTY’S BESTSELLING OIL BASED LUBRICANTS

SPECIALTY LUBRICANTS

Natural and Organic Lubes

These lubes contain some combination natural or organic ingredients such as aloe vera, carrageenan, Vitamin E, Vitamin D and several others. Depending on the formulations, they are ideal for increasing overall daily vaginal moisture and comfort, fighting bacteria, and acting as an option for anybody with sensitivities to typical lube ingredients.

PERFECT FOR…

Masturbation    Couples Play    Anal Sex    Vaginal Sex    Sex Toy Play   Condom Use    Oral Sex    Daily Vaginal Moisturizing

CLICK HERE FOR BETTY’S BESTSELLING NATURAL AND ORGANIC LUBRICANTS

Masturbation Creams

These often fall into the category of oil-based lubricants, so read your labels carefully and don’t use a penis masturbation cream as a vaginal lubricant.

PERFECT FOR…

Penis Masturbation  ♥  Anal Sex  

CLICK HERE FOR BETTY’S BESTSELLING MASTURBATION LUBRICANTS

Realistic Cum Lubricants

These fun lubes are actually a water/silicone hybrid with a creamy texture that gives them the look of real cum. They are edible, lickable, and great for any kind of sexual activity where you would use a water-based lubricant.

PERFECT FOR…

Masturbation    Couples Play   Anal Sex   Vaginal Sex   Sex Toy Play   Condom Use    Oral Sex  ♥  Cum Play

CLICK HERE FOR BETTY’S BESTSELLING REALISTIC CUM LUBRICANTS

Flavored Lubricants

All flavored lubricants at Betty’s are either water based or a water/silicone hybrid and sweetened with artificial sweeteners like Sucralose and Aspartame. This means they are completely safe to ingest and for any kind of play where you would use a water-based lubricant.

PERFECT FOR…

Masturbation    Couples Play    Anal Sex    Vaginal Sex  ♥  Sex Toy Play   Condom Use    Oral Sex

CLICK HERE FOR BETTY’S BESTSELLING FLAVORED LUBRICANTS

Heating/Cooling Lubricants

If you are looking to explore temperature play, these lubes are a great idea. It is important to read the ingredients to make sure you do not have any sensitivities. These lubricants will contain ingredients like menthol, cinnamon bark extract, ginger root extract to achieve heating or cooling effects when used.

PERFECT FOR…

Masturbation   Couples Play   Anal Sex    Vaginal Sex  ♥  Sex Toy Play    Condom Use   Oral Sex

CLICK HERE FOR BETTY’S BESTSELLING HEATING AND COOLING LUBRICANTS