We Found The Top Women-Approved Lubes

Lube falls somewhere between, "home remedies for yeast infections," and, "how do Ben Wa balls work," on the list of things we don't want our coworkers to catch us Googling on a Tuesday afternoon. But, because it's an oversaturated sex-accessory (no pun intended), it's difficult to navigate the shoppable options without doing a little online-sleuthing first. In order to avoid any NSFW-search situations — and to promote more evenings spent "offline" — we went ahead and did the private research for you.

Instead of falling down a lube-browsing rabbit hole, shop the goods that are already vetted and approved by real women reviewers who swear by them. From silicone to water or oil-based, these bestselling lubricants vary in viscosity and recommended use. Spare yourself another illicit multi-tab office search by opening a new incognito window and swiftly browsing the top-rated lubes laid out ahead.


Welcome to Hype Machine, our hit-list of the top reviewed products across the web — according to a crowd of die-hard shoppers. Call this your 4-star & up only club, with entry granted by our devoted-to-the-goods shop editors.

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.

Maude Shine Organic Lubricant

The 100% natural and pH-balanced formula of this hydrating lubricant is completely free of irritating ingredients like glycerin or parabens — and comes packaged in a covert-chic bedside bottle.

The Hype: 5 out of 5 stars and 70 reviews

They're Saying: "Absolutely love this product! It is never sticky, the pH-balance is so important to me and it feels amazing. I cannot recommend this product enough. I am so excited to see what they come out with next!" – Megan, Maude Reviewer
Maude shine. organic personal lubricant, $25.00 Buy

Cake Organic Aloe Lube

This organic water-based and aloe-infused lubricant hails from Cake, a newish brand crafting tailor-made bedroom goods in sunny California "inspired by real couples, and designed for specific types of play." And, we're calling that its top-rated, pH-balanced, and skin-soothing lube is a rising sexual-wellness star (you heard it here first!).

The Hype: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 9 reviews

They're Saying: "As the lifelong owner of a very sensitive, picky vagina that freaks out if the pH of the shower is off, I have tried so. many. lubes. I’ve even tried making my own. There have been a few that did the trick, but not like Cake. We usually don’t have to reapply (shocking for a water-based lube). No stinging, itching, or other reactions. And it doesn’t leave weird stains. A+ all around." – Allie, Cake Reviewer
CAKE organic aloe lube, $24.00 Buy

Dame Alu Aloe Lube

Dame's organic, water-based, pH-matched, and paraben-free formula is infused with soothing aloe vera — and also comes customized with a Grip sleeve, for no-slip re-application during sexy time.

The Hype: 4.7 out of 5 stars and 30 reviews

They're Saying: "The pump bottle is a great design choice, makes it easy for quick grab-and-go (I would recommend you get the Grip too, things get slippery fast). Each pump dispenses a little squirt, letting you decide how much or how little you really want — 3-4 pumps is what worked for us." — CR, Dame Reviewer
Dame Products Alu 4oz Bottle , Aloe lube, $18.00 Buy

The Honey Pot Company Moisturizing Water-Based Lubricant

This botanical-based lube is pH-balanced, and ideal for enhancing comfort and sensation if you experience chronic dryness.

The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 2 reviews

They're Saying: "It does exactly what it says it is. Water based and it smells good. Kinda pricey for size but I will continue to buy." – Key, BLK + GRN Reviewer
The Honey Pot Company Moisturizing Water-Based Lubricant with Kiwi Vine Extract, $20.00 Buy

Wet Wow Max O Clitoral Arousal Gel

A sensation-enhancing, latex friendly & pH balanced gel that requires but a small dab of to stimulate the clitoris.

The Hype: 4 out of 5 stars and 215 reviews

They're Saying: "It heats up the area and my wife is able to get fully aroused very quickly. The effects seem to last 20-30 min so adding more after 15-20 min will keep the effects going for another 30 min. Do not use much more than a pea sized amount to start with until you experiment a little with it."
–Anonymous, Adam and Eve reviewer
Wet Wet Wow Max O Clitoral Arousal Gel, $17.95 Buy

Foria Awaken Natural Arousal Oil With CBD

Touted as, "the world's first intimate massage oil made with broad-spectrum CBD," this plant-based aphrodisiac is made for women — the formula is an infusion of kava-kava extract and other botanical and aromatic oils that work together to enhance sensation and pleasure while decreasing tension and dryness.

The Hype: 5 out of 5 stars and 347 reviews

They're Saying: "I spent all day yesterday recovering from my Awaken-end orgasm the night before, no joke. Something incredible I've discovered about Awaken: the muscle relaxation factor has removed the pains that I often get from the constant orgasms, as well as releasing the tension that I carry in my pelvis, as many women do. It's an amazing difference and I can't wait to share with my sex doctor!" – Daphne G, Foria Reviewer
Foria Awaken, Natural Arousal Oil With CBD, $48.00 Buy

Bedroom Kandi Natural Intimate Lubricant

This water-based lube from Real Housewives alum Kandi Burruss is free of ingredients like glycerin, parabens and petroleum, and is safe to use with rubber or latex condoms.

The Hype: 5 out of 5 stars and 357 reviews

They're Saying: "This product is amazing! It adds moisture to make intercourse more enjoyable. Absolutely love this item. All natural feeling. " – Unique, Bedroom Kandi Reviewer
Bedroom Kandi Natural Intimate Lubricant, $15.00 Buy

Adam & Eve Personal Lubricant

A classic. One of Adam and Eve's signature lubes, this formula is water-based, and works with all toys.

The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 842 reviews

They're Saying: "The scent, texture and usage......AWESOME stuff! Highly, highly recommend! I did send a note indicating packaging or shipping, it got a little mucked but it either didn't get through or you folks have a lot to do at the moment. ;)" – DD Mama, Adam and Eve reviewer
Adam and Eve Adam & Eve Personal Lubricant, $10.95 Buy


Reach for the purple bottle (how could you miss it?) during your midnight hanky panky for instant, odorless lubrication. Compatible with toys, condoms as well as anal and vaginal sex.

The Hype: 4.7 out of 5 stars and 159 reviews

They're Saying: "Pros: I love this product im extremely senditive and this stuff is the only stiff we use. With no problems what do ever" – Kiana, Adam and Eve reviewer
Astroglide Astroglide Personal Lubricant, $16.95 Buy

Love Wellness Sex Stuff Personal Lubricant

Laguna Beach star Lo Bosworth's lifestyle brand Love Wellness makes one of the most highly-rated, most straightforwardly-named natural lubes on the market. Sex Stuff is made with organic aloe vera, quinoa, and cannabis sativa seed extract, and is also FDA cleared for personal use. (Not all lubes are!)

The Hype: 4.8 out of 5 stars and 70 reviews

They're Saying: "Holy grail sex lube. It stays slick forever and has only super healthy ingredients — great for sensitive people. Please don't stop making this, it's the best I've found." – Headquarterz, Ulta Beauty Reviewer
Love Wellness Sex Stuff Personal Lubricant, $19.99 Buy

Wicked Aqua Waterbased Lube

She's vegan! Paraben free! As well as fragrance free, safe with all toys and condoms, and comes in a little 4 oz. bottle to place discreetly on your nightstand, or throw in a purse whenever.

The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars and 133 reviews

They're Saying: "Like, no kidding. I found this was a 2019 AVN award winning lube. You have to consider the testing process, SO I got it. It also states good so if you, for whatever reason, get it in your mouth, it doesn't taste like drain cleaner. It is truly flawless stuff. Thank you, AVN!!" – GaKJ, Adam and Eve reviewer
Wicked Sensual Care Wicked Aqua Waterbased Lube, $15.95 Buy

Unbound Jelly Water-Based Lubricant

Among Unbound's cheeky sex-product lineup lies this popular personal lubricant in a pretty pink tube — Jelly is a water-based, Vegan blend made from 95% organic ingredients with a hint of lemon-vanilla flavor and a never-sticky, super-slick feel.

The Hype: 4.7 out of 5 stars and 461 reviews

They're Saying: "This product has a mild vanilla-ish scent and a pleasing non-sticky viscosity that helped enhance our experience. Rather than overwhelming us with an artificial scent and leaving residue on our hands and other bits, we were delighted as this became an extension of our bodies." – Unbound Reviewer
Unbound Jelly, $16.00 Buy

Lube Life Water-Based Lubricant

This U.S. made and 100% water-based lubricant contains no oils, waxes, or silicones for an attested to natural and silky-smooth feel that never leaves behind a sticky unwanted residue.

The Hype: 4.3 out of 5 stars and 7,209 reviews

They're Saying: "I really wanted a lube with more body-friendly ingredients to suit my sensitive lady parts. This lube is outstanding and really feels much better than any previous one I've used. I got the regular one, nothing scented or flavored. I've been on birth control pills for a while and have a hard time producing lady fluids naturally. This makes intimacy a LOT more comfortable for me. No stickiness or weird consistency. It honestly feels very natural. I would definitely recommend it!" — Husam Hamdan, Amazon Reviewer.
#LubeLife Lube Life Water-Based Lubricant, $7.94 Buy

Queen V P.S. I Love You Lube

This cruelty-free and affordable formula is made from an all-natural, gentle aloe base that hydrates and rejuvenates skin during intimate moments.

The Hype: 4.5 out of 5 stars out of 13 reviews

They're Saying: "I recently had an IUD removed and while waiting for my husbands vasectomy to be completed, we’ve been using condoms. I have never had to use this type of product before but I have tried several different brands/types since my IUD removal and this is the best!!! It’s effective, doesn’t irritate me, and feels very, very natural. I Lube You will be the only one I purchase from now on, it’s affordable, and most importantly it works without any unwanted side effects.....it is by far the best!" – KOrianaB, Free People Reviewer
Queen V P.S. I Lube You, $9.00 Buy

Überlube Luxury Lubricant

This silicone-based lube comes contained in a luxe-looking and pump-activated bottle that promises to deliver a super-smooth, sensation-enhancing, and friction-reducing formula without being overly sticky or wet.

The Hype: 4.7 out of 5 stars and 1,785 reviews

They're Saying: "The best part of this product is it's VERY smooth without being an oil slick. Precise delivery (2 pumps) with no mess or excess - no more accidental spills and no need to reapply. This bottle will last you for years. It's also something you can accidentally leave in clear sight being obvious what this product is for. Will be buying the travel size as well." – Cupcake, Amazon Reviewer
uberlube Luxury Lubricant, $28.00 Buy

Sliquid Sizzle Warming Lubricant

Want to experiment with temperature play? A self-warming formula heats things up literally and figuratively.

The Hype: 5 out of 5 stars and 3 reviews

Women Say: "I absolutely love this warming lube. Bought this for my husband. He loves how it feels and chooses it over other more expensive lubes we've had. I just could use it all day. Well worth it." – Liz S, Ella Paradis Reviewer
Sliquid Sizzle Warming Glycerine & Paraben Free - 4.2 oz. Personal Lubricant (4.2 oz.) - Sliquid, $25.00 Buy

Nécessaire The Sex Gel

If this lube's salacious name and sleek packaging aren't enough, let its impressive formula entice you; crafted from a fragrance-free blend of distilled and deionized water, organic aloe vera, and sodium hyaluronate.

The Hype: 5 out of 5 stars and 96 reviews

They're Saying "This is AHHHmazing. No sticky thick feeling after friction. Literally like a natural lubricant. I would recommend this to anyone any day." – Sarah J, Nécessaire Reviewer
Nécessaire The Sex Gel, $20.00 Buy

Lovehoney Discover Water-Based Anal Lubricant

An extra-thick, water-based lube that promises a long-lasting glide. (Editor's note: This is temporarily sold out, but we're hoping to see it restocked soon.)

The Hype: 5 out of 5 stars and 21 reviews

Women Say: "The lube is fantastic. Seriously one of the best anal water-based lubes we have ever used. It has a very slick consistency and was long-lasting while remaining in place with its gel consistency. I am used to having to reapply a lot of water-based lubes during anal play, but this one seemed to blend with the action and remain moist while providing extra comfort. It also stayed where I put it. Some lube you find running down your hand or legs by the time you're moving whatever it is you're putting in place toward your butt, but this one stays right where you pump it." – Lovehoney Reviewer
Lovehoney Lovehoney Discover Water-Based Anal Lubricant 3.4 fl oz, $12.99 Buy

Woo More Play Coconut Love Oil

Made from a blend of beeswax and coconut oil with a hint of creamy vanilla, this edible lube can serve as both a lubricant for sexual pleasure as well as a soothing massage oil full of natural antioxidants, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-fungal properties.

The Hype: 5 out of 5 stars and 994 reviews

Women Say: "We love this product! No more gooey icky lubes with unsafe ingredients. Woo is just right — it feels so natural, is long-lasting, and tastes great (because you know where it's going to end up)." – Paige R., Woo More Play Reviewer
Woo More Play Coconut Love Oil Lubricant, $25.00 Buy
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