5 Best Lubes For Jerking Off (For Male Masturbation)

If your masturbation experience is feeling too dry, come and check out the best lube for jerking off to make things more fun and slippery.

Lubes For Jerking

Some people do it dry, some people use spit, some people hand lotion. But nothing beats a good lube designed for the purpose of sexual pleasure.

It doesn’t matter if the best lube for jacking off is water, silicone, or oil – whatever feels good will be the best jerk off lube for you, so let’s explore your options and answer your questions.

Top Lubricants For Masturbation At A Glance

sliquid h2o

Sliquid H20


Price: $
Type: Water
Quantity: 4.2 fl oz
Latex condom safe: Yes
Toy safe: Yes

gun oil

Gun Oil


Price: $$
Type: Silicone
Quantity: 4 fl oz
Latex condom safe: Yes
Toy safe: Not for silicone toys

stroke 29

Stroke 29


Price: $$
Type: Cream
Quantity: 3.3 fl oz
Latex condom safe: No
Toy safe: Unspecified

Gun Oil

1. Gun Oil

Best overall

Type: Silicone | Quantity: 4 fluid ounces | Latex condom safe: Yes | Toy safe: Not for silicone toys

  • Long-lasting
  • Feels great
  • Only need a few drops
  • Hard to clean

Gun oil is a long-lasting silicone lube, which can keep you going with only a few drops. It also contains vitamin E and aloe vera to help minimize skin irritation during long sessions.

You can use gun oil when masturbating with just your hand, or a Fleshlight. Those are made from TPE that won’t break down with silicone lube. Other non-silicone toys are compatible, too.

It’s a great, basic lube to use alone or with a partner. It’s not safe to ingest if you use it during oral, but it’s safe to use with any type of condom during penetration.

It can add some fun to couple play, but by yourself, it’s a beautiful, silky lube that can make you feel like you’re not alone. 

Lubes of this type generally feel as if you were rubbing yourself with silk, thanks to the silicone formula. It feels much better than using no lube,or just spit. 

Sliquid Silk

2. Sliquid Silk

Best hybrid lube

Type: Hybrid | Quantity: 4.2 fl oz | Latex condom safe: Yes | Toy safe: May react with silicone toys

  • Creamy texture
  • Soothes your skin
  • Long-lasting

Sliquid Silk is like the previous lube: silky to use and touch. There’s a touch of a creamy texture there too, which is not a hybrid lube thing. It’s a Sliquid Silk thing.

Sliquid Silk uses natural ingredients which aim to make that texture for pleasure. It brings an arousing sensation, great for slow strokes and intimacy.

One of the natural ingredients is aloe vera, which is used to create the water base. There’s also some silicone in there to make it longer-lasting, and ensure you only need a few drops for it to last. 

More of the natural ingredients are sunflower seed oil and green tea. These keep your skin fresh and calm during your sessions, which is always a bonus.

This organic lube is good to use however you like. Just don’t ingest it.

Not being able to use it on silicone toys isn’t a rule with hybrid lubes though. 

Usually, there’s so little silicone, that it won’t cause any trouble. Always check the bottle and make a patch test on a little-used part of your toy to be sure!

Sliquid H20

3. Sliquid H20

Best water based

Type: Water | Quantity: 4.2 fl oz | Latex condom safe: Yes | Toy safe: Yes

  • Safe to use with ANY toy
  • Not sticky
  • Easy to clean up
  • Might dry out faster than silicone lube

If you like Sliquid Silk but prefer fully water-based lube, Sliquid H20 might be a better fit.

This lube is made to imitate the female body’s natural lube. It’s all-natural too, made of plant-based thickening agents. Many lubes use glycerin or similar substances, which aren’t as gentle for you.

Sliquid H20 is glycerin-free and great for your skin. It is also perfect to use with any toys and condoms. It’s also stated to be flavorless, great if you use it for oral sex.

Overall it’s efficient, non-toxic, and feels smooth and natural. There’s no stickiness or build-up, and unlike other water-based lubes, it doesn’t take much to last a long time.

Stroke 29

4. Stroke 29

Best specialized masturbation cream

Type: Cream | Quantity: 3.3 fl oz | Latex condom safe: No | Toy safe: Unspecified

  • Heats up with time
  • Resembles aroused human tissue
  • Silky smooth
  • Not latex safe

Stroke 29 is unique and doesn’t fit into the normal lube categories. It’s a thick, creamy lube made with sweet almond oil that gets better as you use it. 

It was made to heat up more with every stroke. By the 29th, it mimics the sensation from aroused human tissue in its warmth and glide. 

Then it stays slippery even after it reaches its full warmth. You won’t need to reapply this lube at all, so the small quantity lasts a long time.

The heat and silky smooth feeling combined feel just like a vagina to some men. It can really help speed up your masturbation session if you take a long time to finish by yourself.

Virgin Coconut Oil

5. Virgin Coconut Oil

Best homemade lube for masturbation

Type: Oil | Quantity: Varies | Latex condom safe: No | Toy safe: Not porous toys

  • Natural
  • Widely available
  • Pleasant smell
  • Tricky to handle
  • Not safe for many materials

Sometimes you don’t have the lube around when you want some. You might have coconut oil in your kitchen – if not, there’s probably some in a nearby store.

Oil-based lubes are great. You can use them for jerking off, sex, and even massages. Coconut oil for masturbation is no different, but it’s also edible, so you can use it for oral if you want.

Coconut oil also works for toys and is great for anal – it moisturizes and helps skin stretch, and helps keep odors away. 

However, it can’t be used with TPE, latex, rubber, or PVC toys (or condoms). These porous materials can trap oil and lead to bacterial growth. 

It comes as a solid but melts quickly, and the solid lump of oil is hard to hold onto, so get the hang of it first.

Where to buy? You can find it even at your local grocery store!

What You Should Know About Jerk Off Lubes

Like any great product, you have options that should match every taste.

They’ll all work for jerking off, but if you want to use them in penetrative sex or with toys, you need to take precautions.

Here’s a video talking about various lube types.

Let’s take a deeper look at the different lube types and see how they interact with materials.

Water-based lube

These are the safest. 1

You’ll NEVER have issues with such lube. It’s safe for toys, condoms, and even your mouth sometimes – but check the label first, because not all lubes are edible!

However, water-based lube usually dries up quickly. You’ll need a big bottle of this type of lube, and you’ll have to reapply it during your masturbation session.

When you’re done, water-based lube will be easy to clean, too. Just rinse your hands or toys, and you’re done.

Silicone lube 

These lubes don’t contain water, so they’ll last you a while. 

They have a completely different feel to water-based lubes – silicone feels silky on your skin.

As well as the great feel, silicone-based lubes are almost as safe as water-based lubes. 

The best sex toys are made of medical-grade silicone and those are body-safe, so it’s no shock that silicone-based lubes are the same. 

Speaking of toys – silicone lube can wear away the surface of silicone toys, creating tiny bumps and abrasions.

These small places are breeding grounds for bacteria, making your silicone toy no better than thermoplastic elastomer TPE.

TPE is porous so it has a lot of space for bacteria to grow in. Silicone doesn’t share this feature until you pair it with silicone lube.

Despite this, there’s one place silicone lube will work well when other lubes won’t: the shower. It won’t wash away as water-based lube does.

Although, that makes it harder to clean, and it might stain your sheets.

Hybrid lube

Are usually mostly water-based, but they have a small amount of silicone to make them last longer.

The tiny amount of silicone used means hybrid lubes are usually safe to use with toys, too – but check the label and do the patch test. 

Despite the small quantity, the feeling the silicone causes is strong. Hybrid lube is much silkier than water-based lube on its own. 

Last But Not Least 

If you despise reapplying lube, oil-based is the way to go. It’s the longest-lasting, slipperiest of all the lubes.

However, this lube may not be safe for sex. It can damage latex condoms. 

Outside of that, the only downside is a possibly difficult cleanup.

Why Use Lube For Jacking Off In The First Place? 

Jerking off with and without lube are both worth a try. Here are two reasons to use lube:


The friction helps get you off, and a dry hand against a dry penis can create some great heat. But sometimes the heat and dry friction get uncomfortable. 

If you find yourself having to take some breaks to cool off, it might be time to try lube.

Plus, think of the penis head, the most sensitive part. Sometimes a dry hand over a dry head can get too much to take. Not just uncomfortable, but painful.

With lube, you can slide your hand over the head as many times as you want, for direct stimulation. You can glide anywhere along your penis for a fast, easy, and comfortable session.

Vaginal Resemblance

There are four incredible sensations involved in sex:

  • Warmth.
  • Wetness.
  • Smooth tightness.
  • Depth.

You don’t have lots of depth when jerking off unless you have big hands, so you’re already missing that aspect. Lube can add the other three, giving you more pleasure than just basic sensations and friction.

Heated lubes like Stroke 29 can add a comfortable level of warmth. And every lube will add wetness. It may not be an exact match for a vagina, but it’s similar enough to enhance your experience.

The smooth tightness will depend on your grip. Lube lets you make your grip tighter, creating a feeling similar to a velvet glove.

It will feel more alike depending on what lube you use – silicone and hybrid lubes are close to the feeling a vagina can bring.

How Much Better Does Lube Feel vs Spit? 

If you use water-based lube, it will be slightly better and thicker than spit. It brings more wetness with less effort – no spitting/licking your hands.

But if you really want a different experience, silicone feels much better than spit. It has a softer feeling but the sensations will be less obvious. The lube is a barrier between your hand and your penis skin, causing this lessened feeling.

Just for the way lube can mimic penetration sensations, it’s worth it in my opinion. Spit just can’t do that.

How To Have A Stealthy Masturbation Session

If you decided to give lube a try but want to keep it secret, there’s an easy checklist to follow:

  • Put your browser in incognito mode so nobody sees your history. Press Control + shift + N at the same time for an easy way to do it.
  • Get a roll of paper towels. You’ll want them when you climax and to help control lube spills – especially with silicone lube.
  • Be near a sink or shower. The ending can always get messy, and so can silicone and oil-based lubes.
  • Prepare hotkeys to close your browser fast, in case of intruders. Your hands will be too slippy to quickly get to the X in the corner. 
  • Get a hiding place for pornographic DVDs. A hollow book is very stealthy, but a shoebox full of “receipts” for “taxes” can work too. But keep it out of the way of the lube.


As you can see. The best lube for jerking off is more diverse and complex than a lot of people think.

If you’re thinking of graduating from spit or a dry hand, there are plenty of options you can choose from.

Remember, buy the correct lube for your intentions and be ready for cleanup if you don’t use water-based lube.


  1. Mariah Adcox (2019). “How to Choose the Best Lube for Your Sex Life”. Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/healthy-sex/lube-shopping-guide-types#types-of-lube.
Dainis Graveris

Dainis Graveris

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