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According to studies, 43% of men and 37% of women have consistent anal sex. What that tells us though is there are a whole lot of people out there missing out on one of life’s greatest hidden treasures. When done right, anal sex is known the be one of the most intense, intimate, and pleasureful experiences. Now, I understand why many people avoid anal, they only hear about the pain.
I am here to tell you that anal sex can be, but never should be painful. If it is painful, you need to either switch positions or add more lubricant. No matter if it's your first time or your 100th time, adding the right lubricant will make anal so much better.
Now you can take the pleasure of backdoor play to the next level with an anal numbing lube designed to reduce the discomfort and improve the overall sexual experience. Most numbing lubricants available tend to be water-based lubricants with an added numbing ingredient such as Benzocaine or Lidocaine, both of which are safe over-the-counter numbing agents used by doctors and dentists alike.
If you have ever had your teeth worked on, chances are you have experienced one or even both numbing agents. Both Lidocaine and Benzocaine tend to have similar strengths. Depending on the lube, you can find formulas with a light 2% all the way up to 10% active numbing agent.
If you have thought about prostate massaging and wondering if you can use one of these lubricants with a prostate massager, you can. Depending on the material of the toy, either choose water or silicone lube. The numbing agent is perfectly fine to use with toys.
If numbing your butt isn’t quite your thing, many men are finding the wonders of numbing lube for their penis. Numbing lube is perfect for men suffering from premature ejaculation. There are several numbing lubricants on the market designed to make you last longer by slightly desensitizing the penis for those who may have a hypersensitive penis.
These types of numbing lubes are to be rubbed on the tip of your penis as well as the shaft. These types of lube are not to be confused with numbing creams for men which are designed to be rubbed into the penis to desensitize only rather than used as a lubricant with your partner. Though similar, only a lubricant will add the much-needed glide for certain sexual activities.
Anal numbing lubricants are known as generally safe for consumer use which means that there is very little risk or harm when using. We always like to caution users though to not overdo it with the numbing stuff.
The goal of numbing lubricants is to desensitize making things more comfortable, you should always be able to still feel the pressure. If over numbing occurs, you run the risk of harming yourself and not even knowing it since you are all numbed up. You always want to feel if you are doing damage to your body. Sex should always be safe and never hurt!
We urge you to read our ultimate guide to anal sex before diving into numbing lube.
If you are unclear on what lube you really want, check out our article on the best sex lubes.