After testing different tasty lubes over the years, we’ve narrowed it down to 10 of the best flavored lubes so you find the right one for your tastes. Read on:
The smell and taste of traditional lubes turn off a lot of couples. And who can blame them? Good thing you don’t have to suffer through such lubes anymore, thanks to flavored lubes!
Flavored lubes provide a tasty way to add some flavor to your sex life. With a flavored lube, you can enjoy the delicious, fun-filled slippery good time that you’ve always wanted.
If you wish to experiment with oral sex or have a fetish for certain flavors, there’s a flavored lube here for you. Check out 10 of our best flavored lube picks as well as a few tips and safety considerations in choosing the right one for your tastes.
SexualAlpha Top Pick
For the ultimate flavored lube experience, you’ll never go wrong with Sliquid Swirl Green Apple. It’s 100% vegan, free from harmful ingredients, sugars, and artificial sweeteners, and safe to use for all types of sextivities. It has a hint of fresh watery green apple flavor to enhance your natural taste instead of mask it.
The Lovehoney Cherry Flavored Lubricant is great for couples new to flavored lubes. It smells and tastes like cherry-flavored candy we all love without leaving any bitter aftertaste. Plus, you’re getting a good amount of quality lube at a fraction of the cost of most lubes on the market.
System JO Organic Strawberry Flavored Lube is USDA-certified to contain ALL-NATURAL ingredients. It’s your best bet if you’re pretty sensitive down there and are particularly careful with what products you use. It also has moisturizing properties for women with vaginal dryness to enjoy sex without irritation.
Top Flavored and Tasty Lubes of 2023
Lovehoney Cherry Flavored Lubricant
Sliquid Swirl Green Apple
System JO Organic Strawberry Flavored Lube
Sliquid Swirl is the ultimate flavored lubricant for many reasons. It’s sugar-free, has no artificial sweeteners, and it’s designed to enhance your natural taste rather than mask it.
It’s free from gluten, glycerine, propylene glycol, parabens, sulfates, and other harmful and carcinogenic ingredients. That means this lube is perfect for sensitive women and great for oral and vaginal sex. It’s even compatible with all condom and sex toy materials.
The best part? It comes in various flavors, so you can find something you love.
I particularly enjoyed the Green Apple flavor as it’s subtle and not overpowering at all – more of the fresh watery kind. It’s the perfect flavor if you don’t want your lube too sweet or too strong.
Lastly, it’s non-sticky and long-lasting that a bit of squeeze goes a long way.
Beginners new to flavored lubes will love the familiar taste and smell of the Lovehoney Cherry Flavored Lubricant.
The flavor is not too overbearing – more like cherry-flavored candy over cough medicine, making everything taste sweet and delicious. It doesn’t have a bad aftertaste either, so you don’t have to worry about that.
It’s not so thick that it’ll be easy to clean up. However, it tends to dry up quickly, so reapplication is necessary. Still, you’re getting a good amount of quality lube at a fraction of the cost of most lubes on the market.
If you and your partner are sensitive and particularly iffy about the ingredients of most flavored lubes, System JO’s Organic Strawberry flavored lube is your bet.
System JO went above and beyond with their NATURALOVE lube line and made sure to get the USDA seal of approval. That means you’re getting ALL-NATURAL INGREDIENTS in every bottle of NATURALOVE lube.
It’s formulated free from glycol, glycerin, and paraben. That means it’s the best lube for Ps and Vs with skin sensitivities. It even has moisturizing properties that help women with vaginal dryness enjoy sex.
The only downside is the limited flavors, as the lube line is still new. The strawberry flavor needs a bit of improvement. But who am I to complain when its ingredients are this good.
What really stands out with ID Frutopia flavored lubes is their flavor. There is NO CHEMICAL TASTE AT ALL. Take, for instance, this Natural Watermelon flavor – my personal fave.
There’s no hint of overly sweet artificial flavoring. You only get that refreshing taste of juicy, sweet watermelon plus an equally pleasing aroma. And they’re both long-lasting.
It’s slippery and doesn’t leave any sticky residue. However, there’s glycerine in it to get all that rich flavor. So if you’re sensitive, give this lube a patch test before using it down there.
If you’re not a fan of watermelons, you can try their equally flavorful Natural Mango Passion and Natural Raspberry variants.
If you like sippin’ on some pina coladas (and getting caught in the rain), then Sliquid Swirl’s Pina Colada is perfect for you and your boo. Don’t you just love the taste of tropical drinks, the beach, and vacations?
The smell just hits you, and the flavor is defo the perfect mix of pineapples, exotic coconut, bananas, and Caribbean rum without the added harmful ingredients.
That means it’s perfectly safe to use on your woman’s sensitive bits without the fear of yeast infections or UTIs.
What I love about this lube is that once it hits your tongue, the pineapple flavor neutralizes, so it blends well with your partner’s natural fluids. It doesn’t taste strange, and it doesn’t leave any bitter aftertaste.
For breakfast, pancake, bread, and bun lovers, make sure to drizzle your morning (sex) with the Wicked Aqua Sensual Cinnamon Bun.
It’s just the right mix of sugar, spice, and everything nice to satisfy your sweet morning cravings. Seriously though, it gives a subtle flavor without any weird aftertaste.
Its silky, smooth formula doesn’t leave any sticky residue on the skin. One pump is enough to last you a decent amount of sexy time. Just don’t bring this bottle with you anywhere as it doesn’t have any cap to prevent spillage.
From Wicked Aqua’s Cinnamon Bun for breakfast to a decadent dinner and dessert for two… Check out System JO’s Gelato Salted Caramel lube from our menu.
While Cinnamon Bun gives the perfect mix of sweet and spicy, the Gelato Salted Caramel is the perfect blend of sweet and salty. My partner has a sweet tooth, and we can’t get enough of licking this ice cream-flavored treat off each other.
It comes in a simple squeeze flip-top bottle that makes dispensing easy. Plus, you can choose from the 4 fl oz variant to stash in your bedroom OR the 1 fl oz variant to bring with you on your next overnight sexcapade.
Make giving head exciting with Doc Johnson’s Good Head Flavored Lube Tingle Drops. The set comes with 3 sample-size drop bottles in strawberry, green apple, and watermelon flavors.
It’s super easy to use. Apply a few drops directly on your partner’s penis or your tongue for some tingly oral treat.
Each bottle gives off a rich, fruity flavor, so you won’t really notice the added tingle on your tongue. But your partner’s penis is a different story.
The added menthol on the lube drops is just enough to get his skin tingling for extra sensations. But you might want to check our number 10 pick if you’re looking for stronger sensations.
If you’re the type who likes a mix of different flavors – not just one, then the ID Juicy Lube Assorted Travel Pack is perf for you.
You get 5 sample-size lubes of different mouthwatering flavors for the price of a full-size lube. This set is excellent if you want to try something new each time without committing to a full-size bottle. However, you can’t decide which 5 of the 7 available flavors you’re getting.
Each flavored lube comes in different colored packaging. I often mistake them for my girl’s lip balm… which is a good thing(?) Anyway, the size is ideal for travel and easy storage.
Consistency-wise, these lubes tend to get sticky quickly. But they’re still easy to clean up.
The Hot Motion Lotion Massage Lubricants from Doc Johnson are the step-up from the Tingle Drops. If tingling menthol is just not enough to heat things for you, then these lubes will surely do.
Each Hot Motion Lotion bottle is formulated with warming properties, so when you use it to massage your partner’s skin gently, they will feel the heat. And if that’s not enough, you can intensify the heat by blowing onto your partner’s skin.
They’re not the best in terms of flavors, but they’re also not the worst. I’d describe them as tasting slightly artificial.
The taste of the lube can seriously impact the pleasure of sexual activity. After all, if you don’t like the taste of something, you’re going to have a tougher time enjoying the flavor of it.
If you’re buying flavored lube for oral sex, you need to ensure that the flavor tastes good and doesn’t contain harmful ingredients. Don’t assume that it contains enough flavor because it says “flavored.” You need to read the label to see exactly what it is flavored with and if it’s right for you.
Aside from the taste being good, it shouldn’t be overpowering and taste chemical-ish. The best tasty lube flavors are made of natural food ingredients and don’t have any gunky artificial taste.
Ingredients & Safety
There are certain ingredients in flavored lubes that can cause skin irritation, yeast infections, and other health issues – for example, sugar, glycerin, and parabens. While sugar per se can’t cause a yeast infection, it tends to open the vagina’s natural defenses.
Glycerin is a sugar alcohol, which is a carbohydrate. Although sugar alcohols themselves are not harmful to humans, they feed on yeast, leading to a yeast infection. If you’re prone to getting a yeast infection, then stay away from flavored lubes that contain glycerin.
Natural or organic flavored lubes will be your best bet when it comes to safe ingredients. But again, make sure you check the ingredients before purchasing.
A great way to test if a lubricant is safe to use is to see if it causes a reaction or irritation within your body. Put some on your wrist and leave it there for a few minutes. If you notice any burning sensation or irritation, you should not use that lube.
Compatibility with Sex Toys & Condoms
The majority of flavored lubricants are water-based, making them versatile. Unlike silicone or oil-based lubes, they’re far easier to incorporate into various sexual experiences because they’re compatible with sex toys and condoms.
Also, cleaning flavored water-based lubes is so much easier than silicone- and oil-based ones. If you plan to use flavored lubes with your favorite sex toys, make sure to read the packaging for compatibility and spot test them as necessary.
Size & Packaging
Flavored lubes range from 1 fl oz to 8.5 fl oz sizes. If you’re still trying different flavors, it’s best to buy them in packs of 3-5 small containers (usually at 1 fl oz each). Afterward, you can get the bigger bottles when you find the best flavors for you.
But still, you can get smaller bottles of your fave flavored lube if you want to bring something with you on a date, travel, or vacation.
Flavored lubes come packaged in squeeze, pump, and flip-cap bottles. Squeeze bottles are the most efficient containers for dispensing lubes. You can use even the last drop of lube without any difficulty. The lube can be easily dispensed from them without spreading all over the place.
On the other hand, pump bottles are easier to use, and you can control how much lube is dispensed. They are also more convenient and safer to use when you’re at home.
Whichever package you prefer, make sure that the container has a solid lid to avoid leakage issues. Also, make sure the lid is tight, will not come off quickly, and can be closed easily.
Why use flavored lubes?
Flavored lubes not only enhance the experience but also add to the foreplay. Adding more flavor to oral, vaginal, and anal sex (or even body massage) is a major turn-on for many people, especially gustatory lovers.
These lubes make great alternatives to real food like chocolate and whipped cream that couples want to use during foreplay and are difficult to clean post-sex.
They can be part of a romantic evening and create a pleasing aroma for both partners. There are days when you feel tired or lazy and don’t find any enthusiasm to have sex. On such days, flavored lubes can act as a kick-starter and make you aroused.
Interested in other ways to enhance pleasure with lube? Check out our best sexual lubricant guide.
Is flavored lube safe to use?
That depends on the ingredients. While you won’t get a cavity from licking a flavored lube off of your lover’s body, some ingredients may not be safe to put inside of your body.
Flavored lubricants are usually safe if they are made without additional ingredients. Some flavored lubes contain sugar, which can cause yeast infections. These are easily avoidable, however, by using a condom.
If the flavored lubricant contains any other ingredient that can cause an infection, avoid it. If it contains propylene glycol, it might dry up your vagina, which can make sex uncomfortable. Ask your doctor for a recommendation if you need a flavored lubricant.
Is it safe to eat flavored lube?
A bottle of flavored lubricant will not hurt you, but I would not recommend eating it. The reason is that the ingredients, sweeteners, and flavors have not been evaluated as safe to eat. And even if they are, you probably wouldn’t be able to eat enough to get actual physical harm, but you could face very unpleasant stomach cramps or diarrhea.
The safest way to enjoy a bottle of flavored lube is to use it as intended and not eat it. If you want to get creative, buy some food coloring and flavorings and mix up your own safe lube for oral sex.
We’ve also made an article on some edible lubes that you can check.
How to use flavored lubes?
The best way to use flavored lubes is to save them for oral play. But make sure that you and your partner are not allergic to the ingredients. Mixing flavored lubes with your partner’s natural lubricant will make the experience even more enjoyable.
Using them during oral sex will not only surprise your partner but also spice things up a bit – in a good way. But double-check the ingredients before putting any on your partner’s vagina or engaging in any form of penetrative sex.
Indeed, flavored lubes are a fantastic way to spice up your sex life. Whether you’re using them for oral, vaginal, anal sex, or body massage, these lubes will definitely add a new level of excitement to your love life.