Oil-based lubricants, like this Astroglide O Organic Lubricant, are another great option for silicone sex toys. "They are long-lasting and hydrating," Dr. O'Reilly says.
When using silicone-based lubes it is best to avoid pairing them up with sex toys that are made of: Silicone; TPE/TPR (Skin-safe Rubber) Realistic Feel (Rubber) This is because silicone lube can break down the surface of these materials through a process of chemical reactions and can make them become porous and allow them to harbour bacteria easily.
We don't recommend using a silicone-based lube if you have a dildo made of silicone. These lubricants also can’t be used with Softskin and Cyberskin based sex toys as they'll destroy them. They also tend to be more expensive than water-based lubes. Hybrid Water/Silicone Lubricants. This lube is a mix of water-based and silicone-based lube.
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Water based lube should always be your go-to lube for sex toys unless you are absolutely certain that silicone is safe. It does not matter what kind of water-based sex lube you are using, it can be flavored, warming, cooling, or any other type, water-based lube are all fine to use with toys.
As silicone lube is hard to wash off entirely, be mindful that this can make cleaning and sterilizing your toys more problematic, trapping odors, bacteria and viruses within it like a protective blanket. Blue Dawn® is effective at removing most silicone lubes, using a soft cloth to gently work the lube off the surface of your toy.
You can always use a good water base / silicone hybrid lube like Sliquid Silk if you want to be on the safe side. It should be noted that silicone lube NEVER plays well with cyberskin based toys and often causes problems with TPE/TPR based toys so avoid those combinations. However, hard plastic, metal, acrylic and glass toys are excellent materials to use silicone lube with so have fun!
Meanwhile, our other silicone lube ASTROGLIDE X Silicone Liquid is extremely long-lasting compared to most water-based lubricants. This means that you’ll get more mileage out of one application with less need to stop the action to apply more.
The chart below shows different types of sex lubes and their compatibility with sex toy materials. Lube Types. Sex Toy Compatibility. Water-based Sex Lubes. Safe to use with all sex toy materials. Oil-based Sex Lubes. Do not use with sex toys made from rubber, PVC or latex. Silicone-based Sex Lubes.
Gun Oil has been a favorite lube for gay men for years. This silicone lube has a thick, viscous consistency; using a little can go a long way.