Hybrid lubricants

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Hybrid lubricants

LaLaLouise LaLaLouise
I searched to see if there was already a topic like this and didn't find one. If I just overlooked it, I apologize.

So I guess hybrid lubricants aren't exactly the latest thing, but I don't see a lot posted about them. I sell them like crazy at work when I explain there are pros and cons to both water and silicone. So here's how it breaks down: Water-based is safe with all toy materials, but doesn't last as long, may get sticky, you're more likely to have to reapply, rinses away in the shower or pool, but easy to clean up, etc. Silicone is not compatible with silicone or real-skin toys, but lubricates better, lasts longer, does not get sticky. It is not water-soluble, the plus of which is that you can use it in the shower or underwater and it will not rinse away, but this also makes it a little more difficult to clean up. So when I tell people that hybrid lubes will work better and last longer than plain water, and clean up easier and work with more toys than pure silicone, they buy it right up. Have you tried it, and do you notice a difference. Is it more hype than performance?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I have tried hybrid lubricant.
Coralbell , babyrock , Yoda , Lucky21 , ToyGurl , Jul!a , catgirl9 , Rin (aka Nire) , The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
9
I have not tried hybrid lubricant.
LaLaLouise , indiglo , Peggi , AngelvMaynard , wetone123 , toxie m , Pink Jewel , Sunshineamine , cheetahpita , sktb0007 , Kindred , padmeamidala , Jon S , kokopelli , dhig , Eva Schwaltz , Ninja Wolf , potstickers , -BillD , petname , fredacarl
21
I prefer plain water-based.
indiglo , wetone123 , ToyGurl , Rin (aka Nire) , dhig , Eva Schwaltz , Ninja Wolf
7
I prefer plain silicone-based.
catgirl9
1
I prefer something different entirely, such as oil-based.
Yoda
1
It depends on what I'm doing/what toys I'm using etc.
Coralbell , babyrock , Kindred , ToyGurl , Jul!a
5
I find hybrid lubricant to be an awesome compromise.
Coralbell , babyrock , Lucky21
3
I find hybrid lubricant to not be worth it, not meet standards, etc (please explain below).
Rin (aka Nire)
1
I am indifferent.
Other (just because).
ToyGurl
1
Total votes: 49 (30 voters)
Poll is closed
08/24/2011
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AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
Can you post a hybrid lube brand? I'd be interested in checking one out.
08/24/2011
LaLaLouise LaLaLouise
Quote:
Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
Can you post a hybrid lube brand? I'd be interested in checking one out.
WET makes WET Synergy, which is available in Cool Tingling or Regular. System JO has one just called Hybrid. And Sliquid has one called Silk (I THINK it's hybrid). Those are the only three I know of, because those are the three we sell at work lol. But I know there are reviews at least on the WET one.
08/24/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
They should really make a category for hybrid lubes since I know there are at least 6 of them carried here. Liquid Silk is a really popular hybrid lube on EF. So far I've tried Sliquid Silk and Wet Synergy. I like the texture of the ones I've tried, especially Synergy. I find hybrid lubes feel closer to my natural lubrication than either water or silicone based lubes do. They also last longer than most of the waterbased lubes I've tried. I've never had a hybrid lube react with a silicone toy, but I've also used silicone lube on silicone toys and never had a reaction. I always make sure to do a spot test before using it on a new toy just in case though.
08/24/2011
Sunshineamine Sunshineamine
Never tried one but definitely may now
08/25/2011
babyrock babyrock
One more vote for liquid silk. Maximus is a thicker gel which is great for anal use, but I don't remember if that's a hybrid or water-based only.
08/25/2011
LaLaLouise LaLaLouise
I may have to make a spin-off post of what Hybrid lubes people prefer!
08/25/2011
cheetahpita cheetahpita
Never tried one, but I'm definitely interested now! Sounds like the best of both worlds.
08/25/2011
AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
Quote:
Originally posted by LaLaLouise
WET makes WET Synergy, which is available in Cool Tingling or Regular. System JO has one just called Hybrid. And Sliquid has one called Silk (I THINK it's hybrid). Those are the only three I know of, because those are the three we sell at work ...
Cool, thank you!
08/26/2011
Lucky21 Lucky21
I've been using Sliquid's Silk lubes, and both are awesome!!! HIGHLY recommend them.
09/02/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
It's quite confusing. Some Hybrid lubricants give me irritation, so I don't always prefer them. I usually go with water-based only because it's cleaner and works doing just about everything. Sometimes though, for sex in the shower, hybrid lubes come in a lot of handy. So I'm really stuck in the middle.
09/02/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I got the Wet Syngergy cooling in the sample pack set, then bought a bottle of both the regular and the cooling. I like them so far.
09/02/2011
catgirl9 catgirl9
I use hybrids at times but still prefer silicone based. The hybrids aren't bad, but I just like the slipperiness and long-lasting nature of silicone.
09/02/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I've tried Sliquid Silk, and while it works just fine, I'm not especially impressed. (I once did a patch test of all my lubes just for the heck of it, and Sliquid Silk dried up the fastest. That was interesting.) The appearance and feel when it's on my hands makes me think of fresh-out-of-the-bottl e glue, which isn't all that nice to think of when dealing with lube. I haven't tried any other hybrids, although my best friend swears by Liquid Silk.

I usually prefer water-based lube, simply because silicone is my favorite toy material (I know silicone lube is sometimes compatible with silicone toys, but usually I'd rather not bother with the patch test). System JO H2O is my love. It's slippery and lasts a long time, and it cleans up easily.
09/02/2011
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
I'm interested in trying one, but I just stick to water based.
09/02/2011
LaLaLouise LaLaLouise
Well I have finally tried the WET Synergy in Cool Tingling, tried it with a jelly toy and I really liked it, cleaned up easily, etc. Will use it a couple more times before writing a review, I have a small silicone finger vibe that didn't impress me, I'll use that to test the hybrid. And today I'm waiting on my first insertable silicone toy! So if patch-testing is successful, I will try it! This toy is waterproof and I definitely want to try it in the tub, but water-based will rinse right away! So very soon I will have a very thorough review for all of you the WET Synergy Cool Tingling on quality, waterproofness, silicone compatability, etc!!
09/23/2011
fredacarl fredacarl
Quote:
Originally posted by LaLaLouise
I searched to see if there was already a topic like this and didn't find one. If I just overlooked it, I apologize.

So I guess hybrid lubricants aren't exactly the latest thing, but I don't see a lot posted about them. I sell them ...
I have not tried hybrid lubricant.
03/09/2012
Total posts: 17
Unique posters: 13