Can you use water-based anal lube, or is a water-based gel lube better?
When it comes to anal sex and play, it’s important to remember that the anus does not self-lubricate, meaning lube is an absolute must. Despite water-based anal lube being suitable for anal sex, it’s advised to choose an anal-specific lube instead. Water-based gel lube can be a better option. However, the anal-specific lubes are designed to be longer-lasting and provide a cushioned glide during anal sex and anal play.
Can water-based lube expire?
In short, yes. Like most products we use on our bodies, water lubricant does have a shelf life. Typical lubes last between one to three years. However, once opened, it’s advised you should use your water lube within a year.