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Waterbased Lubricant Pros & Cons
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Silicone Lubricant Issues
Sex Toys with Silicone Lubricants?
You have to be sure that it is made from 100% silicone, otherwise it may destroy the sex toy and break it down.
The issue is that there are many "silicone" toys on the market are a blend of silicone and other less expensive materials or a lesser grade of silicone called "tin" silicone.
Because sex toys are not regulated by the FDA, manufacturers do not have to list all materials used. One way to tell if a toy that says it's silicone but is only partly silicone is if it emits a chemical smell. 100% silicone toys will not have a smell.
If a toy is silicone mixed with another material there is a chance that using a silicone lubricant will cause the material to break down over time and release chemicals. Also, the only thing that bonds to silicone is silicone; so using silicone lube with lower-quality silicone toys can gum up the surface.
Since sex toys are used on intimate parts you will want to make sure any sex toy you use is a high quality product and as chemical free as possible. We only carry nontoxic sex toys, so anything on our site is something you can trust.
As for lubricants, we recommend glycerin, Paraben free, waterbased lubricant because it is closer to your body chemistry and less likely to cause a reaction. Sliquid H20 is a glycerin, Paraben free waterbased lubricant that emulates your body's own natural lubrication and tends to be less sticky. Because this type of lubricant is waterbased, they dehydrate (dry up), but remember that the slippery ingredients are still there... so a quick dunk of your hand in a glass of water on your bedside table, touch the lubricated area, and you're back in business.
If you decide you prefer a silicone lubricant, we highly recommend Sliquid Silicone Lubricant due to the high quality ingredients and texture. Sliquid also makes a hybrid, Sliquid Silk, that is comprised of a combination of waterbased and silicone ingredients. The Sliquid company has long been ahead of their time regarding research of ingredients and quality and composition of their lubricants. All Sliquid products are hypoallergenic and nontoxic
Not Use Silicone Lubricants with Jelly Sex Toys
Not Use Silicone Lubricants with
Cyberskin Sex Toys
Use Them In Water & Use Soap For Easy Clean Up!
Silicone lubricants work well in water and are great for sexual activity in the bath tub, shower, etc. However, because they stay on in water, you have to use soap to clean them off.
Cyberskin Lubricants -
Only use waterbased lubricants with CyberSkin sex toys! Silicone or any petroleum or oil-based lubricant will destroy CyberSkin.
Is a mild chemical detergent that kills sperm and has been found to also kill some STD causing organisms. Nonoxynol 9 is a common ingredient in spermicides and lubricant, previously thought to help reduce the risk of HIV infection. Not only have recent studies proven this untrue, they've also discovered that Nonoxynol 9 actually leads to infections, which can help transmit the disease. How ever some men and woman have a sensitivity or allergic reaction to nonoxynol-9 that may irritate the delicate tissues of the vagina or the male urethra. If irritation occurs, you should discontinue use.
Massage Oils & Oil Based Lubricants -
Oil based sex lubricants degrade latex and as such condoms or diaphragms become risky protectors against both unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease. They're bad for women's vaginal health in a variety of ways so avoid them when practicing safe sex and partaking in vaginal sex.
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