Sex lubes come in so many different varieties, it's hard to know where to start. There are oil based lubes, water based lubes and silicone based lubes. There are flavored lubes, warming lubes and tingling lubes. Here are a few lube pointers to help you choose the right lube for your needs. Oil based lubes are mainly useful for anal sex, but shouldn't be used with latex or silicone. That's right, you'd have to ride bareback or use vinyl condoms with oil based lubes. Water based lubes go well with everything, the only problem is that it can dry out faster than the other types. Silicone lube is a relative newcomer. It lasts far longer than water based lubes, but you don't want to use it with silicone toys.