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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With more and more people joining the wonderful world of sex toy owners, the question on everyone's mind (or at least the minds of those getting busy with unique sex accessories) is how one knows whether their lubricant is ok to use? with their sex toys or not.

Given that some high-quality sex toys can run in the range of hundreds of dollars, it is no wonder that people want to make sure that their favorite lube isn't going to damage their favorite new dildo, vibrator, or butt plug.

The first lube to eliminate outright from sex toy survivors is oil-based lubes.

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.

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

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Silicone-based lubes are fine on hard-material toys, like hard plastic, aluminum, ceramic, steel, granite, wood, marble, etc.

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.

However, 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.

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! The clear winner of the sex toy survivor is water-based lubricants.

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All water-based lubricants, including flavored lubes, cooling lubes and warming lubes that are water-based, are compatible with sex toys of all materials.

Water-based lubricants might not last as long before getting a little tacky, but just add a little more water to reactivate them, and the party will keep going.

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

Just use soap and warm water to wash them (or sterilize silicone, metal, ceramic, and glass by boiling, dishwashing, or wiping down with a 10% bleach solution before rinsing) to keep your toy clean, and stay away from alcohol-based cleaning products that could shorten the life of your toys.

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