The main appeal of this product is the fact that it is glycerin and paraben-free. For anal lubrication, it is just a bit too runny and dries out too quickly. Still, this was my go-to lubricant for awhile, before I discovered the wonders of thicker lubes. It served me well during that time, as long I made sure to reapply a few times during play. If you do not need the staying power and thickness, this lube may be perfect for you.