Is Tantus Silicone Lube compatible with Tantus Silicone Toys?

Bzz Bzz
I heard that Tantus Silicone Lube is compatible with Tantus Silicone Toys. Is this true or not? I own the Tantus Echo and I love it, but I hate reapplying lube so often! I was hoping to get an official answer here.
05/20/2012
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Jenna@Tantus Jenna@Tantus
Well, I can try. This is a bit of a gray area, really.

Official company policy is that we advise to stick to water-based lubes. It's just next to impossible to test and retest every brand of lube, and if a lube company changes formulation, we have no way of knowing - so we err on the side of caution and recommend only water-based lubes.

That said, there are many silicone lube devotees out there. Anecdotal evidence seems to indicate that if both toy and lube are high-quality, there should be no damage to the toy. I can absolutely vouch for the quality of the silicone Tantus uses for toy manufacturing - but I'm not in the lube factories every day, so I have no idea what they're using. (Not to mention there are a great many toys on the market that are labeled "silicone" that are not actually silicone.) You see my dilemma....

Using silicone lubes can be risky for your silicone toys and I hate to think of someone needlessly damaging a cherished item. While I can warranty any Tantus item that has a material defect, we can't replace items damaged due to the use of silicone lubricants. If you feel like testing your favorite brand of lube, you could always do a tiny patch test on the base of the dildo - even a small drop of lube will immediately get sticky/gummy if bonding occurs. (I.e. if it gets so gummy that you have to clean it by scraping with a fingernail....) Should that happen, do NOT use anything but waterbased lube.

In my experience, the softer (like the O2 outer layer) silicones are the most prone to damage so it's worthwhile to proceed carefully.

Does this help? I know that that's sort a a no-but-yes-but-no answer. I feel like Vicky Pollard from Little Britain right now. I will leave you with this - Tantus staffers get a great many free toys, and most really like silicone lubes. Reportedly, almost every one of us, as a matter of habit, does a quick patch test when opening a fresh bottle. Just a good practice, if you ask me. Good luck!
05/21/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
When in doubt, patch test. You will know pretty quick whether the lube will work with the material as it will either leave a welt, something that looks like a stain or leave the material greasy feeling.
05/21/2012
Bzz Bzz
Thank you Jenna! I actually don't have any silicone lube as of now, because nearly every single toy I own is made of silicone. What are the highest quality silicone lubes that you know of that would be good to try?
05/21/2012
Jenna@Tantus Jenna@Tantus
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Originally posted by Bzz
Thank you Jenna! I actually don't have any silicone lube as of now, because nearly every single toy I own is made of silicone. What are the highest quality silicone lubes that you know of that would be good to try?
I have heard good things (via Twitter fans) about Pjur, Sliquid, ID, and Wet. There may be others but those are the ones that I've gotten actual mentions on. I've personally used Pjur's and Sliquid's hybrid lubes with no issues.

And all the lubes that we carry on our site are for sure okay to use.
05/21/2012
Bzz Bzz
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Originally posted by Jenna@Tantus
I have heard good things (via Twitter fans) about Pjur, Sliquid, ID, and Wet. There may be others but those are the ones that I've gotten actual mentions on. I've personally used Pjur's and Sliquid's hybrid lubes with no ... More
Oh, thank you! This helps a lot! I probably will buy the silicone lube via your site - so the silicone lube on the tantus website is for sure to use with every silicone toy?

Thank you again! I love Tantus so much, especially the tagline about toys meant to be used.
05/21/2012
Jenna@Tantus Jenna@Tantus
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Originally posted by Bzz
Oh, thank you! This helps a lot! I probably will buy the silicone lube via your site - so the silicone lube on the tantus website is for sure to use with every silicone toy?

Thank you again! I love Tantus so much, especially the tagline about ... More
Thanks! And yes, the silicone we have on our site works with all Tantus toys. I did a ToyTimeTim-esque experiment, with samples left on my office shelves with different kinds of lubes....it was a sight. But no damage to the toys, even the Supersoft, as far as I could see.
05/22/2012
Bzz Bzz
Slight problem, though, Jenna. I tried to go buy two bottles of silicone lube directly from the website. I can log in, I can put them in my cart, but when I click check out or check out with paypal it just...goes nowhere, it just reloads the page. On both chrome and firefox. I really want that lube soon so I can test before a certain event.
05/29/2012
Jenna@Tantus Jenna@Tantus
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Originally posted by Bzz
Slight problem, though, Jenna. I tried to go buy two bottles of silicone lube directly from the website. I can log in, I can put them in my cart, but when I click check out or check out with paypal it just...goes nowhere, it just reloads the page. On ... More
How odd...if you like, we can send you an invoice in Paypal. Would that help? Email me at jclark@tantusinc.com, and I'll get you set up.
05/29/2012
Nacht Stern Nacht Stern
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Originally posted by Jenna@Tantus
Well, I can try. This is a bit of a gray area, really.

Official company policy is that we advise to stick to water-based lubes. It's just next to impossible to test and retest every brand of lube, and if a lube company changes formulation, ... More
This helped a lot. Thank you so much~!
06/07/2012
Mikemanz Mikemanz
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Originally posted by Bzz
Thank you Jenna! I actually don't have any silicone lube as of now, because nearly every single toy I own is made of silicone. What are the highest quality silicone lubes that you know of that would be good to try?
I've used sliquid ride silicone lube on tantus toys with no problem. there is a brand of silicone lube called 9x6 that claims it is safe with all silicone toys, but I haven't tried it yet.
07/29/2012
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