Any lubricant that causes pleasurable cooling or tingling sensations. Cooling lubes can enhance sex by stimulating sensitive tissues. Some users also claim that these lubes allow for longer-lasting sex, as the cooling ingredients can have a mild desensitizing effect on the penis.

Cooling lubricant formulas vary greatly from one product to the next; some common ingredients include menthol and peppermint oil. Some cooling lubes use the same active ingredients as warming lubricants, but in different concentrations.

While cooling lubricants are safe, they may cause irritation for some users.