Water based lubes don’t stick or stain, and are the easiest to clean. Plus, water-based lubes are compatible with condoms and most sex toys. If you don’t like cleaning up messes, water-based lube is the best choice for you. The only downside to water based lube is that it absorbs into the skin, unlike silicone lube, so you might have to reapply during a longer sex session. Water based is an excellent choice for beginners who are new to lube, or those who simply don’t want to spend a lot of time cleaning up.