Different materials and lubes...

StarFire StarFire
I was looking at all the different materials and i didn't realize that there were sooo many so is it safe to say that water based lubes are pretty much universal (like you can use them with anything)???
04/11/2012
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Nazaress Nazaress
Yes, you can use water-based lubricant on ANYTHING provided that it isn't an hybrid lubricant i.e. it has silicone in it. Look for words like "dimethicone" ; in lubricant ingredients before buying so you know that it's compatible with silicone toys, etc. This is important because sometimes a water-based lubricant will have silicone (e.g. dimethicone) in it and the product page won't tell you this unless you know what dimethicone is. An example of this is Sliquid Silk. It lists it as a water-based lubricant, not a hybrid lubricant, and yet it has dimethicone in it so it's not safe for silicone toys. I think that page should be updated, actually, because not everyone is knowledgeable of this.
04/11/2012
StarFire StarFire
i guess i should have asked this question a couple days ago i bough a new toy a few days ago and i made sure i checked what material it was made of and what it kind of lube it would work with and when i looked on the package and it says that its not compatible with the lube i bough

this girl is defiantly putting that in the review that i do....
04/11/2012
Nazaress Nazaress
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Originally posted by StarFire
i guess i should have asked this question a couple days ago i bough a new toy a few days ago and i made sure i checked what material it was made of and what it kind of lube it would work with and when i looked on the package and it says that its not ... More
An easy way to know whether or not a material is compatible with a certain type of lubricant is to check out the material safety page. Let's look at the much-loved Uma as an example. If you scroll down the page a little bit, on the left, under "Material/Texture ", you will see that it says it's made of silicone. If you click on the word "Silicone" (or whatever else it's made of), you will be taken to the material safety page for silicone. On the bottom of the entry for silicone, look under "Lubricants" . Whatever lubricants are there (Water, Silicone, or Oil) are the lubricants that are compatible with this material. In this case, you can only use water-based lubricant with silicone and therefore, you can only use water-based lubricant with the Uma. If you remember to do this every time (and eventually you'll memorize them for yourself), you'll never have another mishap like that again!

(And in case you didn't know, if a word is pink and underlined, it is a link and you can click it, such as above in my post and in the examples I pointed out.)
04/12/2012
StarFire StarFire
I've been checking that i got a product made of TPE on the facts page it says water and silicon but on the package itself it says water only...?
04/12/2012
Nazaress Nazaress
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Originally posted by StarFire
I've been checking that i got a product made of TPE on the facts page it says water and silicon but on the package itself it says water only...?
Hmm. I'm not sure. But I'd use water-based lubricant, just in case. The product could be mislabeled on the site. It could be made of TPR Silcone, instead. I'm not sure. But it's best to listen to the packaging.
04/12/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by Nazaress
Hmm. I'm not sure. But I'd use water-based lubricant, just in case. The product could be mislabeled on the site. It could be made of TPR Silcone, instead. I'm not sure. But it's best to listen to the packaging.
And to look very closely at the packaging, at that. I've noticed that often, one material will be listed in large letters on the front, but when you check the fine print it will be revealed as something else (TPR silicone toys often get a front-panel billing as pure silicone, for example).
04/12/2012
StarFire StarFire
Thanks so much just need to get a good water based lube and then i'll have it covered!!!
04/13/2012
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