The history of sex wax
Sex wax is probably the oldest type of lubricant, dating back to the ancient Sumerians. It started out being used to keep things wet and for pleasure. It’s been used for sex ever since.
It was used for oral and anal sex, but it wasn’t until the 20th century that it became more common in sex play. Today, it’s much more popular.
Types of sex waxes to use
There are two types of sex waxes to choose from: natural sex waxes and manufactured sex waxes. Natural sex waxes are those that are made from natural products. They can be extracted from plants or animals.
Manufactured sex waxes are those that are made from manmade products. These can be made from petroleum-based products or silicone-based products.
Here is a list of some of the sex waxes that we recommend:
Best overall: Shine Organic by Maude, $25 on Maude
Recently, I had the opportunity to try out some Shine Organic. I was really interested in trying it because I’m interested in trying an aloe base lube and have always been intrigued by other people’s reviews.
If you’ve heard of Shine Organic lube before, then you know it is a naturally hydrating, aloe and water-based personal lubricant. However, I wasn’t initially aware of just how well it works for lubrication.
It may cost a little bit more than most waxes, but it’s definitely worth it. As one customer put it herself ‘now I don’t feel like I need surgery to achieve perfect brows’.
Best anal lube: Uberlube, $18 on Walmart
Uberlube are a very effective lubricant. This silicone lube is a sexual enhancer that assists the body’s natural lubrication during sex. It’s a personal lubricant that is intended to moisturize and lubricate the body for the ease and comfort of intimate sexual activity.
A few drops of the lube applied directly onto your skin (don’t worry—it is water-based) is perfect for all sexual activity you want to engage in.
Whether you’re training for a triathlon or just keeping in shape, Uberlube is a lube that provides long-lasting, high-performance chafe protection.
It’s a latex-compatible lubricant, so it’s safe and effective to use with condoms during sex.
Best water-based: Pjur Nude Water-based Lubricant, $18 on Babeland
Even if you have no need for lube, some folks in the community may want to use it for cosmetic reasons. It’s an affordable option with little known effects.
Specially developed for people with sensitive skin, pjur Nude is completely odor-free and flavorless. This water-based lube is made without glycerin, parabens, perfumes, or preservatives. Long-lasting, condom-compatible, and vegan.
As it’s cheap, anyone can buy it and try it for themselves.
Best oil-based: Woo Love Oil, $25 on Anthropologie
The Woo Love oil wax is one of the best known sex waxes in the market today. It’s easy to find, but it can be expensive.
This type of lube is made by melting purified cold-pressed essential oils and adding shea butter. You should be able to find this essential oil wax at most beauty stores.
It smells fabulous – especially when you open the container! – and it feels wonderful going between your fingers.
It’s pricey, which may or may not be worth it depending on your budget. For some people, buying a warmer lube with water in it instead of oil would work just as well (or better) for their private parts.
I never really thought this was a product I needed, how wrong I was! Woo makes everything better. I’m obsessed.
If you live in a colder climate like me it can be difficult to get out of the tube during colder months but the product is so great I don’t even consider that a “con”.
Best for sensitive skin: Good Clean Love Bio-Nude, $11.99 on Amazon
Many people try lots of different sex wax, but very few ever actually talk about what works best for them.
My wax is related to age; I feel it is safe to use on my younger body. It’s not as painful, and any scars that come back are barely noticeable.
I definitely had my moments of self-harm while growing up, which led to some pretty dark thoughts and feelings. But once you make yourself aware of these things, you can save yourself a lot of trouble later in life.
Lubing has also helped keep me healthy in other ways. For instance, having waxes done regularly has kept my reproductive system strong and help prevent late symp butter and brown sugar) and has an incredibly smooth texture when applied. Because it’s so rich, only a small amount needs to be placed onto the area you want affected.
Bio-nude lube relaxes you both physically and mentally, making it a good choice if you need comfort right before bed or work. It also improves skin health, making it a fantastic option for those with sensitive toes.