And can you use it with sex toys? We decided to address and debunk some of the myths that you may have heard about silicone lubricants — because it turns out, there are quite a few of them. Myth 1: Silicone lube will destroy all of your sex toys. Many people are under the false impression that silicone lubricants will damage all of their sex ...
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 ...
Silicon based lubricants: Silicone based lubricants can be a lot of fun. They are ultra slippery and will not dry out. You can even use a silicone based lubricant underwater but you cannot use them with a silicone based Vibrator or any silicone based sex toy for that matter. The reason is that silicone adheres to silicone and eats it.
Again, all a hunch, but in light of the fact I’ve never had any damage to my toys attributed to silicone lube, ever, and the current use of silicone lubes with no adverse affects on the few other brands I know that use 100% Platinum cured silicone, it’s my best assessment of the origins of this commonly held belief.
(Note: Silicone lubricants are safe for humans, but they can damage some types of sex toys over time. If you plan to use your lube on sex toys, look for ones labeled "safe for sex toys.")
Water-based lube: Use aloe-based lubes with sex toys and condoms. May need to reapply often. Silicone-based lube: Use silicone lubes with condoms, but not with silicone sex toys. Given the varied uses, you may want to keep more than one type of sex lube on hand (so to speak) to cover all your bases. Then test them at your pleasure. Er, leisure!