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Personal Lubricants

 
     
 

All lubricants are not equal...

 
   
 

Lubricants are very important part of enjoying butt plugs and other anal sex toys. However, lubricants are made of silicone, oil or water-based materials, and have different properties. The pros and cons of each lubricant type is described below.

 

 
 

Lubricants are very important part of enjoying butt plugs and other anal sex toys. However, lubricants are made of silicone, oil or water-based materials, and have different properties. The pros and cons of each lubricant type is described below.

Water-based lubricants can be considered as "all-purpose". They are compatible with butt plugs made of any material and generally good for  masturbation, sex-toy use, and anal or vaginal intercourse. However, they are thinner in consistency than oil-based lubes and dry out more quickly than other kinds of lubes.

Oil-based lubrications are designed not to dry out, making it ideal for masturbation. Also, some people find it less irritating than other kinds of lubes. Their main disadvantage is that the cannot be used with latex products, including condoms, diaphragms and cervical caps. Oil-based lubes can also damage sex toys made of certain materials, such as rubber or silicone (see table below for compatibility with materials). One other drawback, is that oil can stain fabrics and may be difficult to remove since it is immiscible with water.
 

 

Lubricant - Anal lube (Cinnamon)

 
 

Silicone-based lubricants last longer than other kinds of lubes and do not dissolve in water, making it ideal for water-play. Many also like the smooth, silky feel of silicone-based lubricants. Their main disadvantage is that some silicone-based lubricants cannot be used with silicone-based toys. You might think it strange, but this is because they might react chemically with one another. Depending on the grade of silicone used in the lubricant and in the toy, the two may bond to each other and cause the toy to melt. To check if your lube and your toys are compatible, you can test the lubricant on your toys before using them together. If the toy becomes gummy or sticky, or starts to flake, then they are incompatible. Lastly, silicone, like oil, it can also stain fabrics and can be difficult to wash away.

The table below shows the three types of lubricants and their compatibility with different materials.
 

 
   
 

TOY MATERIAL

LUBRICANT TYPE

Water-based Silicone Oil-based
Silicone X * X
Rubber X
Jelly X
PVC X
Acrylic X
Crystalessence
Cyberskin X * X
Glass
Stainless Steel
Wood
Metal
 
 


*Depends on the quality of silicone of the lubricant and the toy.
  Please read the section above on silicone-based lubricants for more details.

 
     
 

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