Flavoured lube débuted in the 90s when consumers started using lubricants for more than medical use. The journey of flavoured lube started with Durex in 1996, the same year Dolly the Sheep was born, and two high-profile royal divorces took place.

We don’t know if flavoured lube played a part in Sarah and Andrews’s separation, but if Sarah’s toe-sucking shenanigans are anything to go by, Durex Strawberry Lube would be a strong contender for the role as strawberry beats cheese any day of the week.

Luckily the choice of flavoured lubricant has moved on since 1996; it’s a veritable feast, a sweetshop of flavours which are edible and safe to swallow and enhance your sexual enjoyment.

For those who have never tried flavoured lube, there are a few things you should know…

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Can You Eat Flavoured Lube?

Flavoured lube is safe to consume, but unless you’re locked in a sex dungeon with no pizza delivery option, it’s probably not the best way to get your 2000 calories a day.

Flavoured lube manufacturers design lube for use on the body and intimate areas rather than as a food supplement. It’s excellent for providing a different element and added lubrication during oral sex; as a bonus, flavoured lube can make intimate activities a little more fun. Flavoured lubricant can also be used safely with your favourite toys.

Can You Swallow Flavoured Lube?

Small amounts are acceptable, but any lube that contains larger amounts of oil, glycerin, or oil-based ingredients can make you feel sick, and if you consume too much, you could vomit.

Vomiting during intercourse is not a great look and certainly not recommended as it could put your partner off their stride, not to mention make a mess of the sheets.

On a serious note, it’s best to avoid swallowing flavoured lube because it can upset the delicate balance of your digestive system, leading to unpleasant side effects like diarrhoea, abdominal cramps and excess gas — all in all, a sexy combination.

So, if you can consume it but only in tiny amounts, what is flavoured lube for exactly? What is flavoured lube for?

Well, you can use favoured lube like ordinary or plain lube — a lubricant’s job is to stop friction and enhance pleasure. Flavoured lube is predominantly intended for oral sex, it is not recommended that you use flavoured lube for vaginal or anal sex. We do sell a range of plain, water and silicone-based lubricants that are ideal for other types of sex, however. 

Can Flavoured Lube Cause a UTI?

It’s unlikely that a favoured lube will cause a UTI (urinary tract infection), but it could irritate an already out-of-kilter pH balance or make a yeast infection worse.

Yeast infections thrive on sugar, and some brands of flavoured lubricants contain a small amount of sugar (glucose) or sugar substitute in their formula.

It is essential to check the lubricant ingredients before use to ensure no sugars or other potential irritants are present.

If you’re prone to yeast infections, we recommend using a water-based lube and skipping the flavours.

What are the Available Flavours in Flavoured Lubricant?

There are many choices when it comes to flavoured lube, so much more than just strawberry — here’s a list of flavours to temp your tastebuds, starting with a strong contender, strawberry…

  • Strawberry — Durex, Pasante, EXS, Sliquid and Sinks make excellent strawberry lube.
  • Cherry — Durex and EXS make cherry lubricant.
  • Chocolate — Skins make chocolate lube in straight choc or mint choc chip flavour, perfect for chocoholics.
  • Coconut — Sliquid makes a delicious piña colada lube — for those midnight lovers amongst us.
  • Mint — Pasante makes mint lube — straight mint, no mixers.
  • Peach — EXS and Sliquid make marvellous peach lube that’s peachy and fresh.

Can You Mix Flavoured Condoms with Flavoured Lube?

Yes, you can, and we wholeheartedly recommend it. Think of the flavour combinations — peach, cherry, mint, and strawberry; why not banana and chocolate? We suggest starting with a few combinations to see what you like best and report back.

You can tell us what you think via Instagram or Facebook. All you have to do is post your flavour combo and use the hashtag #LubeItUpFruity, and we will hear you.

Does Strawberry Flavoured Lube Contain Real Strawberries?

Some people are allergic to strawberries; it brings them out in a spotty rash around the mouth, much like the look of an actual strawberry. As such, lube manufacturers make strawberry lube with flavouring or aroma that does not contain real strawberries.

Lube is not a food substance, so anything in it has to be medical grade.

The same goes for all the other fruity flavours — peach, cherry, and so on. Mint essence is used in mint-flavoured lubricants, but most people don’t have mint allergies. Of course, always read the label first to ensure you get what you want.

While you might think you're getting your five a day (fruit intake), you’re not. But don’t worry; it tastes great and will lubricate you perfectly.

Take advantage of the free and discrete posting service here at Condoms.uk when you spend £25 or more.

Savour your flavoured lube; it's the ultimate party for your taste buds — no clothes required!

Nov 15, 2023
Reviewed by:
Jun 12, 2023
Written by:
Victoria Walsh