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If you're one of the millions of people who own a silicone sex toy, chances are you're going to want to keep it functioning as it should. No surprise really - not only do silicone toys feel great, but silicone is also a premium sex toy material, so it makes sense to protect the investment in your sex life!

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The trouble is, there are literally thousands of lubricants on the market - and that's before you explore other substances and products that can be used as lube. How can you tell whether your chosen lube is going to be compatible with your toy without applying it and hoping for the best?

Fortunately, the team of experts at The Enhanced Male is here to help. In this guide, we'll talk about the best kind of lube for sex toys made of silicone. We'll also explore 10 of the best lube options on the market today - which means less time researching and more time enjoying your toy!

The Best Lube for Silicone Sex Toys: The Basics

Before we jump in and look at specific products, there are some lubricant fundamentals that it's important to cover if you're the owner of a silicone toy.

  • There are some lubes that should not be used with silicone toys.
  • Oil-based lubes are very difficult to clean and can therefore cause bacteria to build up - either on the toy or internally. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you avoid the use of oil-based products with sex toys.
  • Secondly, silicone lube is unsuitable for use with silicone toys because the two kinds of silicone will react with each other, significantly damaging your toy. Again, avoid using silicone lube with a silicone sex toy.
  • Water-based lubes are perfect for use with silicone toys. They are easy to clean, perfectly safe to use internally and externally, and will not damage your toy. If you prefer a lube that's slightly longer-lasting, it's also safe to use a hybrid lube with your silicone sex toys. Although hybrid lubes contain a little silicone, there is not enough to cause any damage.

If you'd like some more in-depth information about the suitability of different lubes with silicone toys - we've created a dedicated FAQs section below that covers everything you need to know.

Sliquid H2O Lube Water-Based Natural Lubricant

Sliquid H2O Lube Water-Based Natural Lubricant
Price: $$$ Volume: 2oz, 4.2oz, 8.5oz
Waterproof: No Lubricant Type: Water-based
Sex Toy Safe: Yes Best for: Sex toys, masturbation, vaginal and anal sex
Safety Features: Glycerin-Free, pH balanced neutral, Vegan, Hypoallergenic,
Paraben-Free, Cruelty-Free
Features: Water soluble and easy to clean up, Non-staining, unflavored and unscented

Although harmless, most lubes contain some chemical ingredients - and few can boast of being totally vegan. This is where Sliquid has mixed things up - the brand has created a lube that's 100% natural and completely vegan. Regardless of your lifestyle choices - this means you're buying a product that you can be absolutely certain won't irritate your skin.

The natural formulation hasn't led to an inferior-performing product either.

Although slightly thinner than most other lubes on this list, it's still extremely long-lasting, so you don't have to worry about trying to find your bottle and interrupting a fun session.

As a water-based product, Sliquid H20 lube is perfectly safe to use with all sex toy materials. In fact, it works especially well with masturbators and sleeves - the thinner consistency feels extremely lifelike, which is perfect if you want to lay back, close your eyes, and daydream about sex with a partner.

Safe for use with silicone sex toys
Feels totally natural
pH balanced neutral
All natural ingredients
Vegan friendly
Not tested on animals
Will not stain your sheets
Totally unscented
Thin consistency means you might need to use a little more
Will wash off in the shower, tub, or in steamy environments
No TSA-approved travel size
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Customer Reviews


I'm not vegan but I liked the idea of a natural product, especially because my wife has sensitive skin. I bought this mostly for sex, but it's absolutely great with every toy we own. From vibrators and dildos to Fleshlights, this is now our go-to lube!


Lynk Pleasure Water-Based Sex Lube & Anal Lubricant
Lynk Pleasure Water-Based Sex Lube & Anal Lubricant

Price: $$$$ Volume: 8oz, 32oz
Waterproof: No Lubricant Type: Water-based
Sex Toy Safe: Yes Best for: Great all-around lube for sex toys and other sex play
Safety Features: Paraben and Glycerin Free, Latex-Safe, Condom-Friendly, and Sex toy- Friendly  Features: Designed to mimic the body's natural lubricant, Easy to clean, Does not stain

Lynk Pleasure's Water-Based Sex Lube and Anal Lubricant is one of those rare products that ticks virtually every box if you're looking for a lube to use with sex toys.Water-based products can sometimes be a little thin, which means you'll have to reapply them fairly regularly.

This Water-Based Sex Lube is a thicker formula than most others though - so a little goes a long way and lasts a long time.

A thicker lube is perfect for sex toys too - since it'll stand up well to any thrusting or gripping from your toy. Lynk Pleasure has built a reputation for using exceptional ingredients in their range of lubes too. Created in an FDA-Approved lab here in the U.S., the team has made sure there are no oils, glycerin, or parabens - making it absolutely perfect for sensitive skin on or around your genitals.

Add all these impressive features to the fact that it doesn't get sticky or tacky, it doesn't stain sheets or clothing, and it's very well-priced - you'll have to go a long way to find a lube that's this well-suited to long luxurious sessions with your favorite toy.

Safe for use with silicone sex toys
Thick and long-lasting
Ideal for virtually all uses
Long-lasting water-based lubricant formula
Never gets sticky or tacky
No chemicals
Perfect for use with silicone or TPE toys
Easy to clean and doesn't stain
Available in 2 sizes
No added features if you're looking for heating, cooling, or another sensation
Not waterproof
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Customer Reviews


I swapped to Lynk Pleasure lube for my toys after finding a hybrid lube a little awkward to clean up. I've never looked back! Slick, long-lasting, and a great price!


System Jo H2O Water-Based Lube Original Sex Lubricant
System Jo H2O Water-Based Lube Original Sex Lubricant

Price: $$$ Volume: 1oz, 2oz, 4oz, 8oz, 16oz
Waterproof: No Lubricant Type: Water-based
Sex Toy Safe: Yes Best for: Sex toys, Masturbation, Anal, Vaginal sex
Safety Features: Made with plant-sourced Glycerin, 100% Water-Soluble Features: FDA-approved, Stain-Free, Perfect for sensitive skin, Hydrates and nourishes skin, Easy to use pump

System Jo (now known just as 'JO') is a very highly respected lubricant manufacturer - and JO H20 Personal Lubricant is one of their very best and well-loved products.

It would be accurate to call this a no-frills product - but that's no bad thing. Sometimes, just a basic, very well-made lubricant is exactly what you need for use with your toys. JO H20 is free from numbing agents, it's fragrance-free, oil-free, taste-free, and totally hypoallergenic. Since the skin around our genitals is often more sensitive than that elsewhere on our bodies, you can use plenty of H20 Lube without worrying about any irritation or discomfort.

JO H20 is one of the best all-around lubes on this list - which means it's the perfect addition to your bedside drawer.

Want to switch from toy play to masturbation? Or maybe you're playing with toys with a partner and want to jump straight into vaginal or anal sex? With H20, there are no problems - it's perfectly formulated to be safe and effective for any kind of play you want to enjoy.

Amazing all round lube that's perfect for use with silicone sex toys
100% body safe with naturally sourced ingredients
Ideal for other types of sex play - anal, vaginal, fisting, etc
Great for people with sensitive skin
FDA-approved and made in the USA
Silky-smooth consistency
Condom and sex toy safe
Doesn't turn sticky or tacky
Just plain water-based lube, with no added features
Not waterproof, so not ideal for showering or tub toy play
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Customer Reviews


I used to have different lubes for different toys. For example, a thicker lube for my prostate toys, a thinner one for my mastubator sleeves, etc. Since I found H20, I just stick with this one bottle - perfect for everything!


Pjur Aqua Lube Water-Based Sex Lubricant
Pjur Aqua Lube Water-Based Sex Lubricant

Price: $$$$$ Volume:  3.4oz, 8.5oz
Waterproof: No Lubricant Type: Water-based
Sex Toy Safe: Yes Best for: Sex toys, Anal, Anal play, Masturbation, Penetrative sex
Safety Features: Latex & Condom-Friendly, No petrochemicals or parabens Features: Has zero smells or any flavor

With nearly 30 years of creating personal lubricants, Pjur is a European company that commands serious respect in the adult toy world - not least because they are known to have extremely high standards across their range of products.

Pjur Aqua is no exception - high-end ingredients combine to make a high-end lubricant for your sex toys.

If you used Pjur Aqua with your eyes closed, you could be forgiven for thinking you're feeling a silicone lubricant. It's slippery stuff - but it's 100% water-based. What's more, the formulation it's dermatologically tested and free from parabens, fats, and oils - so it's just as safe on your skin as it is on your toys.

This extra-slippery formulation makes it perfect for sex toys. Firstly, you don't need much to get a glorious natural feel. Also, the slickness means an even more comfortable experience if you're using anal toys. Another big plus-point for Pjur Aqua lube is the fact that it's packed full of moisturizing ingredients - this makes sex play even more comfortable, as it enhances your skin's natural supple properties.

Safe for use with silicone sex toys
Moisturizing ingredients enhance skin's soft suppleness
Body safe with a high-end formulation
Very slick - almost as slick as silicone sexual lubricant
Doesn't go sticky or tacky
Excellent heat conduction - for life-like play with toys
Safe to use with all condoms
Easy to clean and non-staining
No taste or odor, so no interfering with intimacy
Long-lasting formulation
A more expensive lubricant
Will wash away in the shower or tub
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Customer Reviews


I've used countless different lubes in my life, but this is my favorite. It's the best lube for sex toys by a long way, ultra slick and long-lasting.


Aqua Water-Based Sex Lubricant By Wicked Sensual Care
Aqua Water-Based Sex Lubricant By Wicked Sensual Care

Price: $$$$$ Volume: 4oz
Waterproof: No Lubricant Type: Water-based
Sex Toy Safe: Yes Best for: Sex toys, Moisturizing feel, Skin with sensitivities, Internal toys
Safety Features: Gluten-Free, Paraben-Free, PETA-certified, Vegan-Friendly Features: Extremely slick and slippery, Made with Vitamin E & Aloe

It can sometimes feel like if you've tried one water-based lube with a sex toy, you've tried them all. So, if you want a water-based product that's going to stand out as being especially luxurious, then you owe it to yourself to invest in a bottle of Wicked Sensual Care's Aqua Water-Based Sex Lubricant to lavish your toys with.

Without feeling Wicked Aqua against your skin, it's hard to explain exactly what makes it feel special - but suffice to say it's just that 'next level' of product.

It's slightly slicker than a standard water-based lube - and it's enriched with a range of natural ingredients that give it an especially moisturizing feel.

The organic aloe vera extract gives a slightly thicker consistency, and the rich vitamin E extract leaves your skin feeling hydrated and supple. What's more, Wicked Aqua contains olive leaf extract - which has natural anti-bacterial properties - perfect for making sure your sex toy play is always healthy and perfectly clean.

It's slightly more costly than some other lubes on this list - but if you want the slickest, softest, most sumptuous water-based lubricant to help you reach those mind-blowing orgasms, this is it.

Compatible with silicone toy
Very slick - feels almost as smooth as a silicone lube
Luxury plant-based moisturizing natural additional ingredients
Discreet bottle is perfect for keeping on your nightstand
High-end branding and packaging
Doesn't get sticky or tacky
Sensitive formula
Longer-lasting than some other water lubes
Olive leaf extract helps to prevent bacteria
A little more expensive than most others on this list
Not waterproof
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Customer Reviews


I've spent over $1,000 on sex toys, so it made sense to treat them with the respect they deserve! I bought this because I felt like it was the best on the market and I'm not disappointed. Fantastic lube.

JJeff P

Sliquid Silk Premium Hybrid Intimate Lube
Sliquid Silk Premium Hybrid Intimate Lube

Price: $$$$ Volume: 2oz, 4.2oz, 8.5oz
Waterproof: Partially Lubricant Type: Water/Silicone Hybrid
Sex Toy Safe: Yes Best for: Sex toys, Masturbation, Anal, Penetrative sex
Safety Features: Natural formulation, Non-toxic, Glycerin-Free, Paraben-Free Features: Feels like natural lube, Resembles semen, Easy to clean

When you learn that Sliquid Silk contains only 12% silicone, you might think such a small amount isn't going to make much difference to the way it feels on a sex toy - but you'd be wrong. By using very high-quality silicone polymers, Sliquid delivers unrivaled slickness compared to every other lube on this list - without causing any damage to your toy.

Now, if you're shopping for lube, you know slickness matters - but it's even more important if you're using sex toys that you penetrate or will penetrate you. The additional slickness means you'll reach another level of comfort - especially if you're using tight masturbation sleeves or anal toys.

It's not just the smooth gliding feeling that Sliquid silk offers though - it's actually got an even more natural feel to it, more closely replicating natural lube, pre-cum, or semen.

This natural feel is enhanced even more thanks to the fact it very rarely needs any reapplication - just apply it once and you're good to go for a seriously long time. As a hybrid lube, it'll even stand up to water exposure well too - meaning sex toy fun in the shower is perfectly possible.

As well as being a glorious product to use, Sliquid Silk is also a dream to clean up too. Since the level of silicone is so low, it cleans, in the same way, a fully water-based formula would - so no special products are needed, and no-staining of the sheets.

12% silicone blend is safe for use with silicone sex toys
Stands up to water-based sex play better than water lubes
Condom safe
Natural feeling lube
Slicker than water-based lubes
Very long lasting - so you don't need to use much
Will not dry up or go sticky
Vegan-friendly and cruelty-free
Perfect for skin with sensitivities
A little more expensive than purely water-based lubes
Although sex toys are safe, it's still a good idea to spot test
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Customer Reviews


I wasn't sure about hybrid lube as it felt like a novelty but this is genuinely much slicker and longer-lasting than water-based lubricants. Great for anal and playing with anal toys. Worth every penny.


ID Glide Lube Water-Based Sex Lubricant
ID Glide Lube Water-Based Sex Lubricant

Price: $$$ Volume: 1oz, 2.2oz, 4.4oz, 8.5oz, 17oz, 64oz,1 Gallon
Waterproof: No Lubricant Type: Water-based
Sex Toy Safe: Yes Best for: Sex toys, Penetrative sex, People with sensitivities
Safety Features: Latex and Condom-Friendly, Made from plant-based glycerin Features: FDA Approved, Unscented, Zero taste, Sensitive formula

The ID brand has been part of the sex toy world for over 30 years, and in that time, it's built a very loyal following. A big part of why this loyalty has grown is because ID products own their own patented formulas - so you'll never find a lube that's exactly the same as anything ID creates.

Every one of their unique water-based products can be used safely with sex toys - for use internally and externally. For us, the stand-out lube is their best-selling ID Glide. It's made to such a high standard (FDA 510K) that it's even considered suitable for use in a doctor's office.

If you're familiar with water lubes you might initially feel like ID Glide is a little thinner than is ideal.

However, it's got amazing staying power for a thin lube, so you don't have to worry about constant reapplication. This makes Glide a very natural feeling product - in fact, it's recommended for use if someone experiences vaginal dryness, as it perfectly recreates the feeling of natural lubrication.

ID Glide is available in a range of sizes that no other manufacturer can match too - so whether you need an ounce or a gallon, you're covered.

Safe for use with all silicone-made toy
Thin but long-lasting formula
Huge range of dispenser sizes
Very natural feeling lubricant
Safe for use with all condoms
The patented formula creates a unique formula
Very well established brand
Doesn't go sticky and tacky as it dries
FDA approved to a high standard
Fragrance and taste free
Very easy to clean off toys and sheets
Some anal play fans might prefer a thicker lube
Not ideal for shower play - washes off easily
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Customer Reviews


I've used ID Glide for around 8 years now and I'll never swap to another brand. Excellent consistency, excellent slickness, excellent staying power. I use it with my Fleshlight, my prostate toy, and even my penis pump.

BBrian R

Fleshlight Fleshlube Water-Based Lubricant For Masturbators
Fleshlight Fleshlube Water-Based Lubricant For Masturbators

Price: $$$ Volume: 4oz
Waterproof: No Lubricant Type: Water-based
Sex Toy Safe: Yes Best for: Masturbators, Sex toy use, Penetrative sex
Safety Features: Paraben-Free, Hypoallergenic Features: No strong taste or smell, Very smooth and natural feeling, Perfect for Fleshlight masturbator

When a sex toy manufacturer releases a lube that's designed especially for their products, it's normal to be a little cynical. After all, is a Fleshlight lube really any better than the hundreds of other suitable products out there? Turns out the answer is yes - the Fleshlight brand has put a lot of research and development into making a lube that's perfect for use with masturbators and sex toys in general.

Some water-based lubes are quite thick and somewhat 'stringy' - but Fleshlight has put a lot of effort into making their dedicated Fleshlight lube more natural feeling

It makes sense - this is the same company that creates toys that are designed to be as close to real anatomy as possible.

A big plus for Fleshlight lube is the fact that it doesn't have a strong smell or taste. Since natural lubricant doesn't smell or taste anything, this replicates that real experience. As well as the extremely natural feel, it's also designed to be completely hypoallergenic too - so you can be absolutely confident it's not going to irritate you when you play.

All told this is a great lube that feels perfect, doesn't detract from masturbation in any way, and works just as well with a real person or another silicone toy as it does with a Fleshlight. It's also extremely easy to clean - which is good news when it comes to keeping your toys in perfect condition.

Safe for use with Fleshlight toys and silicone toy
Safe for use with other silicone sex toys
Thin and natural feeling
No stickiness or 'stringiness'
Long-lasting water-based lubricant formula
Very easy to clean
No strong smell or taste
Discreet bottle size
Completely hypoallergenic
A little more costly than a typical 4oz bottle
Not suitable for use in the shower - will wash away
Some users might find it a little thin - especially for anal sex
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Customer Reviews


I've tried about 10 other brands but this is the one I keep going back to!


Swiss Navy Lube Water-Based Sex Lubricant
Swiss Navy Lube Water-Based Sex Lubricant

Price: $$$ Volume: 2oz, 4oz, 8oz, 16oz, 32oz, 1 Gallon
Waterproof: No Lubricant Type: Water-based
Sex Toy Safe: Yes Best for: People who like a thicker lube, Anal
Safety Features: Hypoallergenic, Latex and Condom-Friendly, Features: Thick consistency lasts a long time and stays where needed, Has zero smell or flavor

We've talked a lot about thin water-based lubes in this list - but not everyone's looking for an ultra-thin product. If you like the sensation of a thicker lube when you're playing with your toys, Swiss Navy Water-Based is the lube for you.

When you use the handy lockable bottle top, the lube comes out like a thick gel. Friction and movement loosen it up a little, but this extra thickness helps to keep it in place, so the need to reapply is reduced. If you're a fan of anal toys, you'll know that it's important to keep them well lubricated, so this thicker consistency helps the lube to stay in place as you have fun.

Despite this thicker consistency, Swiss Navy lube doesn't leave you feeling covered in lube when you've finished your play session.

Some lube feel like you need to hop in the shower to wash the residue off - but since it's unscented and hypoallergenic, you just don't get that after-effect.

If a thicker lube works for you and the kind of play you enjoy, this one's a sure-fire winner. The thicker formulation also stands up to shower sex a little better than others too - it'll still wash off with direct water, but the thickness helps it last a little longer.

Perfect for use with silicone sex toys
The stay-on formula keeps the lube where it's needed
Ideal if you prefer a thicker, gel lube
Very easy to clean up
Great for anal toys and sex
Performs better than most lubes in the shower
Hypoallergenic so ideal if you have sensitivities
Will still wash off fairly easily in the shower
The thicker formulation isn't to everyone's taste
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Customer Reviews


This is the best lube I've ever used and I recommend it to everyone.

AAnthony B

Water-Based Sex Lube By Healthy Vibes Lubricants
Water-Based Sex Lube By Healthy Vibes Lubricants

Price: $$$$ Volume: 8oz, 16oz
Waterproof: No Lubricant Type: Water-based
Sex Toy Safe: Yes Best for: Anal, People who like a thicker lube
Safety Features: Latex-Safe, Condom-Friendly, Paraben and Glycerin Free Features: Thick consistency last a long time, Comfortable anal, Easy to clean, Does not stain

Like the Swiss Navy lube on this list, Healthy Vibe's Water-Based Sex Lube is formulated to be thicker and more gel-like than many other water-based products on the market. Some people prefer this feeling - and it's absolutely perfect if your toy of choice is a prostate massager, anal dildo, anal beads, or anything else that stimulates this especially sensitive area.

Our anuses don't produce any natural lubrication - and, not only that, that area is especially sensitive, with thinner and more sensitive skin. If you want a comfortable anal experience with your toys, you really need to make sure that your lube is going to do a good job of staying where it's needed. Healthy Vibes has created a lube that seriously delivers in this area.

Healthy Vibe's Water-Based Sex Lube is formulated to be thicker and more gel-like than many other water-based products on the market.

Since there are no harsh chemicals in the formulation, this lube also does an excellent job of naturally moisturizing your skin, which further adds to elasticity and reduces the chance of any uncomfortable stretching or snagging. Whatever kind of sex or play you enjoy, friction does not need to be a part of the experience - and Healthy Vibes has made sure your next solo session will be the slickest it's ever been.

Perfectly safe for use with silicone device
The thicker formula offers fantastic staying power
Latex-safe and condom friendly
Ideal for anal playing - adding additional 'padding'
Doesn't dry or become sticky
FDA 510K Approved
Easy to clean and will never stain
No numbing agents added as many anal lubes
No TSA-approved travel size
Not waterproof - although it last longer than others
A thicker consistency isn't for everyone
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Customer Reviews


I needed a bigger, wider prostate toy to really hit my sweet spot, but I was a bit worried that it would be uncomfortable to insert. I switched to Healthy Vibes lube and it's a dream come true, no friction, no discomfort. Highly recommended.


What to Look for When Choosing a Lube for Your Silicone Toy

There are plenty of great options on this list if you're looking for a lube to use with a silicone toy - but how do you pin your choice down to just one product?

We've put together some helpful factors to think about to help you choose the lube that's exactly right for you and your toys.

1. Make sure it is water-based

It's easy to grab a bottle of lube without really considering what's in it. This is especially true if you're shopping in a store and don't have time to really research what you're buying.

Make sure the lube that you're buying is water-based. Take a careful look at the ingredients and definitely rule out anything that's got any oil component. Some hybrid lube is suitable for use with silicone toys - but make sure you're not buying a product that's got more than 20% silicone.

Look for water - sometimes referred to as 'aqua' - as the main ingredient in the bottle.

2. Identify what turns you on

Although lube might be secondary to the kind of toy you're playing with, you still need to think about how it will add to the experience and what turns you on.

Most specialist lubes, like warming, cooling, numbing, and flavored lube, have a water base, so you can explore different sensations and effects to find a product that really adds to the turn-on value of your play.

3. Keep in mind what you will use it for

Different consistencies of lube work better for different kinds of play. For example, anal lube benefits from being thicker than the kind of lube you might use for a hand job.

Think about what you're going to be using your lube for and find the right product. Thin lubes offer a natural feel, moisturizing lubes help to keep your skin supple and fresh, and thicker lubes are perfect for staying in place if you're exploring anal or especially large/tight toys.

4. Think about whether you (or your partner) has sensitive skin

Skin sensitivities are very common - with 60–70% of women and 50–60% of men having some degree of sensitive skin. Since the skin around your genitals and anus is especially sensitive and packed with blood vessels, it's easy to be irritated by products that wouldn't cause a problem elsewhere.

Before you buy, think about any sensitivities you have - and talk to any partner about issues they've had with lube in the past.

If there are ingredients you know you don't get along with, avoid them altogether. If either of you has sensitivities elsewhere, opt for a hypoallergic lube that's free from parabens, glycerin, sulfates, or sugars.

Lube and Silicone Sex Toys: FAQs

Is an oil-based lube safe to use with silicone sex toys?

Let's start by talking about oil-based lube. No matter what kind of oil-based lubricants you're looking at, it's not a good idea to use them with silicone toys, TPE toys, or other plastic sex toys. Don't be fooled into thinking an oil-based lube sounds harmless either - whether it's coconut oil, baby oil, or massage oil, it's going to cause problems.

Oil-based lubes are a no-no primarily because they're extremely difficult to clean.

This means harmful bacteria can linger on the toy, which can harbor harmful bacteria. What's more, oil can hang around for a very long time if your toy is used internally, making yeast infections and other irritation far more likely.

Oil-based lubes should be saved for external masturbation only. They're great for that - but a no-no for any kind of internal use.

Is silicone lube is suitable for silicone toys?

You can be forgiven for thinking that a silicone-based lube is the right choice for a silicone toy - but this is not the case. Silicone-based lubes will damage your toy far quicker than virtually any other substance.

This is because, because of a chemical process known as miscibility, the silicone lubricant tries to bond with the silicone your toy is made from. As a result, most silicone toys will appear to melt as the two types of silicone combine. Bad news for your toy - and bad news for you, as the silicone lube will sometimes solidify and make a mess.

Silicone-based lubes will damage your toy far quicker than virtually any other substance.

This doesn't mean silicone lube isn't a great product though. It's safe to use with latex condoms, super slick for anal sex, and fine to use on most non-silicone sex toys (like glass sex toys). Recently, some manufacturers have created non-reactive silicone toys - but unless you're 100% certain your toy is compatible with silicone-based lube, then avoid it.

Why are water-based lubes recommended for use with silicone sex toys?

Water-based lube stands head and shoulders above other lubes as the best for most sex toys. In fact, water-based lube is perfect for everything - anal play, vaginal sex, oral sex, masturbation, and even massage.

Water-based lubes do dry up a little quicker than oil or silicone products - but they come back to life with a little more water, saliva, or a touch more lube from the bottle.

What's more, water-based products are safe no matter what kind you decide on. So, warming lubes, cooling lubes, and synthetically flavored lube is all perfectly fine to use with your silicone toy.

Do hybrid lube work with silicone toys?

Hybrid lubes are the most recent innovation in the personal lubricant world. They're a combination of water-based lubricant and silicone-based lube - usually formulated to be at least 80% water.

Creamy white in color - these hybrid lubes mimic semen very effectively. They're also slicker than a purely water-based product. Generally speaking, hybrid lubes contain very little silicone, which makes them safe for use with most toys. That said, it's always good to do a spot test on a non-noticeable part of your toy to make sure there's no reaction before you play.

Hybrid lubes are the most recent innovation in the personal lubricant world.

So, what's the benefit of adding a little silicone to a water lube? Well, it makes your lube a little slicker and longer-lasting for a start. Also, a hybrid lube stands up to water a little better too - so perfect if you want to take your silicone sex toys in the shower or tub.

The Best Silicone Sex Toy Lubes: A Summary

Lube can completely transform your experience of using a sex toy - but not all lubes work well with silicone. Oil-based lube is very difficult to wash off sex toys and should never be used internally since it can harbor harmful bacteria. Silicone lube should also be avoided as it can seriously damage silicone toys.

For the best and safest experience, the best lube for silicone sex toys is a water-based lube or hybrid lube. They're slick, easy to clean, and won't damage your toy's materials.

When you choose a hybrid or water lube, think about what your play is going to involve. Different lubes have different consistencies - with thinner lubes often feeling more natural, and thicker lubes being better for large, tight, or anal toys.

It might take a little experimentation to find the best lube for you, but as cost-effective products, it won't break the bank as you experiment - and you'll have a LOT of slippery fun with your favorite sex toys in the meantime!

Side Note

This best of list will be periodically updated as better Lube for Silicone Sex Toy products become available or products simply no longer perform as well. As with all best of lists, this will be a living document.

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