Silicone-based lubes have a silicone base, and on first touch, these may feel heavier, but they add excellent lubricity and make surfaces feel silky and slippery. These don’t dry out quickly and retain their texture longer, eliminating the need to reapply during play.
Silicone-based lubes allow smoother penetration and enhance sexual pleasure, reducing friction significantly. These are made with high-end ingredients and are compatible with sensitive skin. Most silicone lubes are hypoallergenic and don’t react with the skin.
Silicone lubes wash away easily from skin and sheets using soap and water and don’t stain sheets. Additionally, these are waterproof, so you can use them when you play in the shower, pool, or bathtub.
Pro-tip: To ensure you won’t stain your sheets, bed, or couch, place a towel beneath and avoid creating a mess with the lubricant.
While silicone lubes are safe to use with condoms and some sex toys, they are incompatible with silicone toys. Like dissolves in like, so silicone lubes don’t pair well with silicone toys; instead, these can cause the silicone to deteriorate and destroy your favorite silicone sex toy.
Another con of silicone lubes is that they are not pH neutral and increase the probability of getting a yeast infection, a UTI, or an STI. Plus, many users have reported they find these too sticky for solo play and feel they have a coating on their skin and need to wash them off immediately after play. Also, silicone lubes are not recommended for oral sex, as there is no proof of how safe to ingest these, and you wouldn’t want to be the one to test them.