If your sex toy itself is made of or contains silicone, you may want to stick to water-based lubricants like ASTROGLIDE Toy ‘n Joy. It is one of our best lubes for sex toys as it was specifically tested to be safe on most sex toy materials and surfaces and cleans up easily.
As a sex educator, I once learned that you can’t use silicone lube with silicone sex toys because it will ruin the toy. What a conundrum this creates! Silicone is one of the safest sex toy materials and silicone lube feels slippery rather than wet, and stays slick so much longer.
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If the lube stays slick and, well, lube like, you are good to go. If it begins to gum up and you have to scrape at it to get it off, don’t use that lube with that toy. You can always use a good water base / silicone hybrid lube like Sliquid Silk if you want to be on the safe side.
Toys made of silicone are impervious to grease and oil. Silicone-based I have seen no melting or dissolving effects of using silicone lubes on my toys in all these years, but I went back and forth on the safety of using them with my silicone toys in the early days, because other producers of silicone toys have warned against it for a long time, and still do.
Origins of myth that silicone lube is bad for silicone toys It is now generally understood that the chemical softeners found in vinyl toys will dissolve silicone not only when in direct contact, but also when residues are present on surfaces or even in a shared water bath.
Let’s not get ahead of ourselves though, silicone lube is actually very good to use with sex toys that are made from hard materials such as plastic, any metals, ceramic, wood, etc. Silicone lube will give your toys a very slick and luxurious texture while you are using them.
Avoid using additional silicone-based lubricants, and condoms coated with silicone-based lubricants with silicone-based sex toys. If they're not all of the same quality or purity of silicone, this could spell disaster for your toy.
Using lotion or oil on latex is a no-no, as is using silicone-based lube on silicone toys (the toys will degrade) — generally water-based lubes are a safe bet. Whatever toy you choose, remember that the penis is made of delicate tissue that can be damaged.
Speaking of condoms, oil-based lube makes latex prone to ripping, so you should only use water- or silicone-based lube if you decide to use a latex condom with your toy. 6.