How do you know if your lubricant is sex toy friendly?

How do you know if your lubricant is sex toy friendly?


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Should I use lube with my sex toy?

Yes... you most likely want to use lubricant with your sex toys. Lube will make your sex toy experience safer and more pleasurable.

But it's important to make sure you're your lube isn't going to damage your favorite new dildo, vibrator, or butt plug, so let's find out which lube is best.

Water-Based Lube on Sex Toys

We recommend using a water-based lube with just about all of your sex toys, regardless of what your toy is made of.

Water-based lubricants might not last as long before getting a little tacky, so be sure to add re-apply as needed to keep the party going.

tldr: Regardless of what your toy is made of, water-based lubes are safe for it.

Water-based lubes we recommend with your sex toys:

Sliquid H2O Water-Based Lubricant

Sliquid H2O Water-Based Lubricant

$10.99 $11.99

Sliquid H2O: The Premier Water-Based Lube Looking for a lubricant that's long-lasting and safe for your body? Look no further than Sliquid H2O Water-Based Lubricant. This adult lubricant is formulated with purified water and plant cellulose to provide a natural,… Read More

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Wet Original Gel Water-Based Lubricant

Wet Original Gel Water-Based Lubricant

$5.99 $7.99

Wet Original Gel Personal Lubricant If you’re looking for a little something to whet your appetite while you get down and dirty, Wet Original is the perfect slick pick! This long-lasting lube is thick, smooth, and - because it is… Read More

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Gun Oil "Toy" Water-Based Gel Lubricant | 3.3oz

Gun Oil

$10.99 $12.99

Do you love toy play? If you answered yes then the new Gun Oil Toy water-based lubricant may be just what you are looking for! Gun Oil H2O Gel Toy is the highest quality water-based lubricant you can buy. Toy… Read More

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TENGA "Egg Lotion" Water-Based Lubricant

TENGA

$6.99 $7.99

Tenga Egg Lotion Lubricant for Masturbation Eggs TENGA Egg Lotion is a water-based adult lubricant meant for use with TENGA Masturbation Eggs, condoms, and more! While it's a perfect lubricant with TENGA Eggs, TENGA Egg Lotion can use it in… Read More

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ID Free Lubricant for Sensitive Skin

ID Free Lubricant for Sensitive Skin

$14.99 $17.99

Finally, a long-lasting lubricant that is good for you. ID Free lubricant is specially formulated to heighten personal pleasure and comfort for a memorable intimate experience. Whether you're using it alone or with or without condoms, ID Free Lubricant is designed to… Read More

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Pink Water - Water-Based Personal Lubricant

Pink Water - Water-Based Personal Lubricant

$9.99 $12.99

PINK Water: A Long-Lasting lube that never gets sticky PINK Water is our high-quality purified H2O-Based Lube that feels amazingly like your own natural moisture. Condomanics LOVE Pink Water Lube because it's... Unscented Safe for all Toys Paraben-Free Flavor-Free, Glycerin Free… Read More

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When mixing sex toys and oral sex, be sure to experiment with flavored lubes!

Can I use an oil-based lube with sex toys?

No. Don't even try it. 

Not only should oil-based lubes not be used internally (they can coat the anus or vagina and prevent your body from adequately cleaning itself), they shouldn't be used on sex toys.

Regardless of the sex toy material, oil-based products (including lubes, creams, and massage oils) can coat your toy, and the only way to get the oil off of them is by using chemicals that aren't going to be friendly to either your toy or your body.

Basically, keep the oil away from your sex toys, period.

Silicone-Based Lubes on Sex Toys

The next lube on probation is a silicone-based lubricant, but we can't kick silicone off the island entirely.

Silicone-based lubes are fine on hard-material toys, like hard plastic, ceramic, wood, and glass toys (btw we <3 glass toys).

They will keep things nice and slick while you are playing with your partner, your toys, or even both and will wash off with some soap and water when you are done with your fun and frivolity.

Important: it is essential to keep silicone lubes away from sex toys made of or contain silicone. While this may sound counter-intuitive, silicone lube and silicone toys (and really, most soft toys including jelly, sil-a-gel, etc.) want to be the same.

Don't mix silicone with silicone.

Ergo, if you use silicone lube on silicone toys, the lube will start to solidify onto the toy, and the toy will begin to melt into the lube, leaving you with a toy that has a melted cheese-like consistency on the outside.

Excellent science, yes, but probably not what you want to happen to your brand new, medical-grade silicone dildo.

This is the same reason that you should not stack or pile silicone toys in a drawer together, touching each other; you might come back to a conglomerate of dildos!

Some of our favorite silicone sex lubes are...

GUN OIL Silicone Lubricant

GUN OIL Silicone Lubricant

$20.99 $22.99

Gun Oil Silicone Lubricant Attention, private! At ease. Designed to meet the needs of the most hardcore bedroom soldiers, Gun Oil Silicone provides slick, long-lasting lubrication thanks to its proprietary three-molecule silicone blend. You won't find a lube with the same texture… Read More

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Pjur Original BodyGlide Silicone Lubricant

Pjur Original BodyGlide Silicone Lubricant

$12.99 $18.99

Pjur Original Bodyglide Silicone Lubricant Pjur Original Bodyglide is the world's best-selling pure silicone lubricant for a good reason: it feels absolutely fantastic.     The super-concentrated formula doesn't wear out, and it never changes in texture or consistency. It's slippery, soft, and… Read More

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Intimate Earth Elite Velvet Touch Silicone-Based Lube

Intimate Earth Elite Velvet Touch Silicone-Based Lube

$7.99 $11.99

Intimate Earth Elite Shiitake Glide Intimate Earth, love naturally! Elite Ultra Soft Silicone Glide with Shiite Extract has created the most advanced ultra-light silicone glide formula. Silicone of the highest grade is infused with natural Shiitake extracts and nourishing Vitamin… Read More

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SPUNK Pure Silicone Lubricant

SPUNK Pure Silicone Lubricant

$10.99 $12.99

SPUNK PURE Silicone Lube Pure silicone is really something special. SPUNK Silicone is a combination of four high-quality silicones, and from the gentle, soft residue it leaves on your skin to its long-lasting slippery texture, it's a truly advanced personal… Read More

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Ride Bodyworx Ride Rocco Silicone-Based Lube

Ride Bodyworx Ride Rocco Silicone-Based Lube

$34.99 $36.99

Ride Rocco Silicone Lubricant This highly-concentrated, premium blend of medical-grade silicones is ideal for every type of erotic encounter, from sensual massage to hardcore anal play. Ultra-concentrated silicone blend Designed to last without reapplying Glycerine free and Paraben free Hypoallergenic… Read More

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Sliquid Naturals Silver Silicone Lubricant

Sliquid Naturals Silver Silicone Lubricant

$18.99 $23.99

Sliquid Naturals Silver Silicone Lubricant Gold's nice, but sometimes silver is better. Sliquid Naturals Silver is a premium silicone lubricant that stays incredibly slick; whether or not you've tried silicone lubes before, the excellent quality of this product will blow you away.  Ultra-concentrated… Read More

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