Even if you don’t think you need lube, you may be surprised at what it can do for your sex life. Think about it: quickies are no problem with lube. Just apply some and you’re off to the races — it eliminates the need for your girl to get wet first. And speaking of which, say you have a girl that takes ages to build up enough natural lubrication for sex. Give lube a try, and your jaw muscles will thank you later.

So if you think you’re a guy who could benefit from using lube, read on. I’ll give you the lowdown on different types of lube, things to be mindful of, and reviews of the most popular and widely available brands.

Virtually all lubes on the market today fall into one of three categories:

1- Water-based;
2- Silicone-based; and,
3- Oil-based

Each of these has their advantages and disadvantages. For most situations though, water-based lubes are by far the most popular.