Anal Lube . . . What'e the difference?

Anal Lube . . . What'e the difference?

teeny <3 teeny <3
Forgive me if this is a dumb question and I'm just getting hung up on semantics:

But is there a unique difference to "anal lube" or some overriding trait all anal lubes have in common? Is it just a marketing/advertising thing? I always just use a simple water based lube from the grocery store pharmacy for my back door adventures and only thought of trying actual anal lube very recently. Is there something significant I've been missing out on?

02/20/2011
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Jobthingy Jobthingy
It is usually thicker to ease penetration without it running all over the place
02/20/2011
teeny <3 teeny <3
Quote:
Originally posted by Jobthingy
It is usually thicker to ease penetration without it running all over the place
. . . oh that's all? I feel like a big goober!

Now I have a follow up question that's probably equally stupid: Is there any reason I should abstain from using anal lube vaginally?
02/20/2011
Kissaki Kissaki
Quote:
Originally posted by teeny <3
. . . oh that's all? I feel like a big goober!

Now I have a follow up question that's probably equally stupid: Is there any reason I should abstain from using anal lube vaginally?
It depends on your own personal body chemistry. The anal lube we use has a high glycerin content. My wife has a sensitive body chemistry so we do not use it vaginally. She has her own Hypoallergenic/glyceri n free lube that she uses. If you have issues with yeast infections, I wouldn't recommend it as the glycerin would likely feed any such yeast infection.
On the other hand, I've read posts and reviews from women saying it has no effect on them what-so-ever using anal lube vaginally.
02/20/2011
ScottA ScottA
There is no real difference, if you like a lube anally you can use it anally. In general Jobthingy's right, and it is thicker, also there tend to be more oil-based anal lubes (some very thick) then there are oil-based "general lubes", also there are fewer silicone-based lubes marketed as anal lubes for some reason, probably because they tend to be thinner.
02/20/2011
Solar Ray Solar Ray
Generally as others have said... anal lube is somewhat thicker and often more gel like than other general lubes. There is no reason to necessarily use a specific anal lube though if what you are using now is working well. For a some people the specific lubes designed for anal sex seem to work a bit better but for others they might not even work as well as general lubes... all depends on the person as well.

I agree about oil-based lubes as well. Generally they aren't recommended for vaginal use. Water based are generally "safer" for vaginal lubrication and especially those with as few additives as possible which lessens the possibility of short term reactions and potential longer term effects as well.
02/23/2011
Istanbull Istanbull
I've never tried actual anal lube, I've always just stick with the basics.

I've noticed that I prefer "I.D. Liquid" over "Wet". For some reason when ever I used Wet my rectum would be irritateed for a whole day afterwards. For years I thought it was just how I was using my toys until I grabbed the different bottle at the store by mistake thinking it was the same thing. I don't get that at all with I.D., With I.D. I just feel the after warmth from being pounded and bowel movement are completely normal like I did nothing.
02/23/2011
teeny <3 teeny <3
wow! there's so much useful information here! thanks everyone!
02/23/2011
callsignhusker callsignhusker
We use vaseline, which is cheap and works fantastic because it doesn't rub off easily. It's great for in the shower. Just remember, it can break down condoms so if you're using condoms don't use vaseline!
02/26/2011
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