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7 Best Personal Lubes (Lubricants) For Sensitive Skin

7 Best Personal Lubes (Lubricants) For Sensitive Skin

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Updated: January 18, 2020
By Derek Martin


Whether you’re getting a good old fashioned handy, playing with adult toys, or cruising for a serious dick down, the old saying: “the wetter, the better” couldn’t be more true.

That’s what makes lube so great. It’s sole purpose in life is to create a moist, wet, slick environment that increases pleasure and improves the all-around sexual experience for all parties involved.

Seriously, what’s not to like?

But what if you or your partner are one of the many people who suffer from sensitive skin? Does that mean you can’t enjoy the pleasures that a bottle of lube provides?

Fuck no!

While people with sensitive skin do have to be more cautious when it comes to their lube selections, the good news is there are plenty of really awesome performing lubes out there that are specifically formulated with sensitive skin sufferers in mind.

Below is a list of some of the best performing (and highest rated) personal lubes available today. Each one is specifically formulated to improve pleasure, stimulation, and just as important – they are all 100% sensitive skin safe.

The Lineup:

Best Personal Lubes for Sensitive Skin Reviewed


Valm

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Bottle of Valm personal lube for sensitive skin

Everything about Valm personal lubricant screams high quality. From the premium looking bottle, to the really easy to use pump dispenser, Valm lube looks more like a high-end cosmetic than a bottle of dick lube. But what about performance? Just like the premium looking bottle, the product on the inside doesn’t disappoint. In fact, I kind of consider it the Rolls Royce of personal lubricants. The silicone based formula is silky smooth, slick, and specifically formulated for men and women with sensitive skin. And like you would expect from a premium silicone based lube, it’s extremely long lasting – meaning just a dab’ll do ya. Free of parabens, fragrance, oil, and flavor, Valm personal lube is simply one of the best personal lubes for sensitive skin, period.

What I like about Valm Lube:

• Spill proof pump dispenser

A spill proof pump dispenser might not seem like the biggest deal in the world, but if you ever had to clean up a spilled bottle of lube before, you know how much of a pain in the ass it can be. Valm uses a locking pump mechanism that won’t leak or spill, making it the perfect bottle of lube for travel and storage without having to worry about it making a mess all over.

Pros/Cons:

  • Formulated for sensitive skin
  • Silicone-based formula
  • Extremely long-lasting
  • Plays well with water
  • Non-sticky
  • Non-greasy
  • Safe for use with condoms
  • Spill proof pump dispenser
  • A little goes a long way
  • Big 8.5 ounce bottle
  • Made in the USA
  • Reasonably priced
  • Not compatible with silicone sex toys

Tracy’s Dog

Bottle of Tracy's Dog personal lubricant for sensitive skin

Just because you have sensitive skin doesn’t mean you should compromise on quality when choosing a personal lubricant. Tracy’s Dog is a water-based lube that is formulated to be hypoallergenic, sensitive skin friendly, and is completely free of parabens, oils, and fragrances. It features a silky smooth texture that is extra slippery, extra slick, and extremely long lasting – no need to worry about about re-applying while you’re getting down and dirty. Available in a convenient 8 ounce squeeze bottle and very reasonably priced, Tracy’s Dog personal lube for sensitive skin gets 2 erections up for quality and performance.

What I like about Tracy’s Dog lube:

• Easy to clean

Putting lube to use is the fun part, the cleanup afterwards usually is not. While cleanup is never fun, Tracy’s Dog lube makes the process a whole hell of a lot easier because it’s so easy to clean up. Just a little warm water is enough to melt it away without leaving any oily residue behind.

Pros/Cons:

  • Perfect for sensitive skin
  • Water-based
  • Condom safe
  • Toy safe
  • Non-sticky
  • Non-greasy
  • Super slick
  • Very long-lasting
  • Big 8 ounce bottle
  • Inexpensive
  • Not suitable for water play

Cyberskin

Bottle of Cyberskin - best personal lube for sensitive skin

Don’t let sensitive skin hold you back from experiencing a slippery wet good time. Cyberskin is a water-based personal lube that’s formulated to accommodate men and women with sensitive skin. It’s full of natural ingredients that are completely free of parabens, silicone, oil, flavor, and fragrance. The non-sticky formula is slick and smooth, and actually works with the bodies natural lubrication to achieve an extra sleek good time. Completely safe for use with condoms and toys, Cyberskin personal lube is an excellent choice for couples or singles looking to get their rocks off without the use of skin irritating ingredients.

What I like about Cyberskin lube:

• Long lasting

Water based lubes sometimes get a bad rap for not lasting very long during use. In my opinion Cyberskin puts that notion to rest due to it’s ability to provide a slippery wet good time for as long as most silicone based lubes I’ve come across.

Pros/Cons:

  • Safe for sensitive skin
  • Water-based formula
  • Non-sticky
  • Non-greasy
  • Condom and toy safe
  • Long-lasting
  • Big 8 ounce bottle
  • Inexpensive
  • Not suitable for water play

Penchant – Premium

Bottle of Penchant premium - best personal lube for sensitive skin

At first glance Penchant Premium doesn’t look like a bottle of lube at all. The simple, minimalist label looks more suited to a high end lotion than a bottle of dick lube. But rest assured, when it comes time to get down and dirty, Penchant Premium has no trouble hanging with the best of them. This Silicone based lube is smooth, silky, and extremely long lasting. Not to mention Penchant specifically formulated it to be 100% safe for men and women with sensitive skin. The hypoallergenic formula is completely free of parabens, glycerin, fragrance, and flavor. And since it’s a silicone-based lube, it’s completely suitable for water play. With well over 2,000 reviews on Amazon, Penchant Premium’s popularity pretty much speaks for itself.

What I like about Penchant Premium lube:

• A little goes a long way

While this isn’t the biggest bottle of lube in the world (4oz), I’m glad to report that you don’t need to use much of this stuff to get the job done. The silicone based formula is extremely slick and smooth, which means just a small dab of Penchant Premium is usually enough to get you exactly where you want to go. So while the bottle isn’t as big as some of the others on this list, Penchant Premium proves that size doesn’t always matter.

Pros/Cons:

  • Formulated for sensitive skin
  • Silicone-based
  • Silky smooth and slick
  • Very long-lasting
  • Plays well with water
  • Safe for use with condoms
  • Non-sticky
  • Non-greasy
  • Made in the USA
  • Not compatible with silicone sex toys
  • For the price the bottle is kind of small (4 ounces)

Isabel Fay

Pump bottle of Isabel Fay personal lube for sensitive skin

When it comes to all-natural, sensitive skin safe lubes, look no further than Isabel Fay. This water-based lube is formulated with 100% safe, all-natural ingredients, and is completely free of parabens, glycerin, fragrance, oil, and flavor. And when I say it’s all-natural, don’t make the mistake of thinking: less effective. Isabel Fay effectively puts the notion to rest that all-natural lubes underperform compared to their synthetic counterparts. Rest assured that this lube is every bit as slick, smooth, and pleasurable as any lube you’re going to come across. And since it’s water-based, it’s completely safe for use with condoms and all varieties of sex toys. Bottom line: if you’re looking for a safe, all-natural lube, you can’t go wrong with Isabel Fay.

What I like about Isabel Fay lube:

• Convenient pump bottle

Aside from being all-natural, one of the things I really like about Isabel Fay lube is the convenient, easy to use pump dispenser. No messing around with frustrating squeeze bottles, or way too easy to lose caps. A single pump delivers just the right amount of lube to satisfy whatever it is you’re getting into.

Pros/Cons:

  • All-natural ingredients
  • Sensitive skin safe
  • Water-based formula
  • Slick and smooth
  • Long-lasting
  • Safe for use with condoms
  • Safe for use with all toys
  • Non-sticky
  • Non-greasy
  • Made in the USA
  • Not suitable for water play
  • Kind of pricey

Nooky Lube

Pump bottle of Nooky Lube for sensitive skin

While the name of this lube might remind you of a certain lame 90’s song, the lube itself is certainly not lame. Nooky is a premium water-based lube that is extremely smooth, silky, and very long lasting. Formulated with 100% sensitive skin safe ingredients, Nooky contains no parabens, glycerin, color, flavor, or fragrance. And since it’s water-based, it is completely safe for use with condoms and sex toys. Available in 3 sizes (8oz, 16oz, 32oz) and very reasonably priced, Nooky lube earns a spot on this list for top notch performance and affordability.

What I hate about Nooky lube:

Getting the song lyrics: ♪ I did it all for the Nookie ♪ stuck in my head during intercourse because my bottle of lube says Nooky.

Pros/Cons:

  • Perfect for sensitive skin
  • Water-based formula
  • Slick and smooth
  • Long-lasting
  • Safe for use with condoms
  • Safe for use with toys
  • Available in large sizes
  • Very affordable
  • Not suitable for water play

FAV

Bottle of Fav personal lube for sensitive skin

You don’t always have to spend a lot of money to get a super premium lube. That’s exactly the case with FAV personal lube for sensitive skin. This water-based lube is formulated right here in the good old United States and contains only safe, high performing ingredients that are designed to simulate natural lubrication feel. It’s free of parabens, fragrance, oil, and flavor, making it perfectly safe for men and women with sensitive skin. The non-sticky, non-greasy formula is slick and smooth, and is capable of providing hours of slippery fun – meaning a little bit of this stuff goes a long way. Available in 8.25 ounces and a massive 33.5 ounce bottle, FAV lube is certainly worth a try if your looking for the best lube for sensitive skin. Hell, it might even end up being your FAVorite lube ever. See what I did there?

What I like about FAV lube:

• Very reasonably priced

Considering the performance and generous size of the bottle, the price of FAV lube is definitely one of my favorite things about it. While the 8.25 ounce bottle is very reasonably priced, you really start to see some ridiculous savings when you bump it up to the huge 33.5 ounce bottle.

Pros/Cons:

  • Safe for sensitive skin
  • Water-based formula
  • Designed to simulate natural lube feel
  • Safe for condoms
  • Safe for use with sex toys
  • Long lasting
  • Non-sticky/Non-greasy feel
  • Made in the USA
  • Inexpensive
  • Not suitable for water play

How to Choose the Best Personal Lube for You

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Whatever your reason for using a personal lube, it’s important to keep in mind that not all lubes are created equal. While any high quality lube is perfectly capable of making your desired hole of entry slippery smooth, the fact remains that some lubes perform better than others in certain situations.

Here’s a quick guide that will help you choose the right kind of lube for you and your situation:

For people with sensitive skin: Stick with clear, water based or silicone based lubes only. Try to avoid lubes that contain flavors, fragrances, and oils, as these ingredients are known to cause irritation in users with sensitive skin.

• For condom use: Stick with water based and silicone based lubes. Oil based lubes have been known to degrade latex condoms which can result in STI’s or unwanted pregnancy. No bueno.

• For anal sex: I recommend sticking with a water based or silicone based lube for anal sex. If I had to give an edge to one or the other, I’d say go with a silicone based lube. It tends to be more slippery and it usually lasts longer.

• For giving/getting a handy: Pretty much any type of lube will do, but I recommend going with a silicone based lube since it’s very long lasting, and it’s generally considered the most slippery.

• For vaginal dryness: Nobody likes a dry vag! While any type of lube is capable of getting the job done (for better or worse), I recommend using a silicone based lube because they typically last the longest, and are known to be the most slippery.

• For sex toy use: Stick with a water based lube for this one. Silicone based lubes will dissolve silicone toys, and oil based lubes will dissolve latex toys.

• For baby making: Some studies have shown that lube can actually have an impact on sperm mobility once it’s in the vagina. Because of this, companies began manufacturing fertility lubes that help support sperm quality and mobility.

• For water play: Whether you’re getting busy in the shower, pool, or hot tub, silicone based lube is your best bet. Water based lubes get washed away instantly in water and oil based lubes will degrade latex condoms.


Thanks for checking out my list of best personal lubes for sensitive skin. If you found this article helpful, check out my list of best condoms for sensitive skin. As always, if you have any questions or comments, drop me a line in the comment section below.