Lelo Gigi - Using a Condom or Not

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Lelo Gigi - Using a Condom or Not

Dr. Manhattan Dr. Manhattan
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I have recently bought the Gigi vibrator from LELO.

For my first use, I used a condom to cover the Gigi (the brand I used is Lifestyles Studded). After removing the condom, I noticed that the lubricant, from the inside the condom, left a kind of oily residue on the Gigi. I tried to use my toy cleaner to remove it, but I am slightly worried

I am worried that the lubricant from this condom is not water-based. Now, I have a few questions that I was unable to research answers to.

1) Was the condom I used water-based?
2) Have I ruined my new Gigi?
3) Is it best to use a condom on the Gigi or not?

Any advice/help will be much appreciated.

- Dr. Manhattan
12/03/2011
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- Kira - - Kira -
From what I can find via Google, it looks like the lubricant in that condom isn't a silicone lubricant so it should be okay.

Lubricant Ingredients: Glycerine, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Phenonip, Carbomer

I don't think you're ruined anything. If you're concerned you might want to try to find a different type of condom that leaves less residue. I have no suggestions because almost all condoms irritate me and since I'm fluid bonded with my partner we don't use them.
12/03/2011
Dr. Manhattan Dr. Manhattan
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Originally posted by - Kira -
From what I can find via Google, it looks like the lubricant in that condom isn't a silicone lubricant so it should be okay.

Lubricant Ingredients: Glycerine, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Phenonip, Carbomer

I don't think ...
What would you recommend to clean the Gigi? I currently have a toy cleaner called "Swiss Navy."

Will using soap and water be bad for the Gigi? At least just for the silicone part of the vibrator?

- Dr. Manhattan
12/03/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
I actually have that as well. Gigi shouldn't be submerged under water but you could damped a cloth and soap up the cloth. What I do is spray it down and then wipe off the srpray. If you use enough of the spray it will come clean.
12/03/2011
Dr. Manhattan Dr. Manhattan
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Originally posted by - Kira -
I actually have that as well. Gigi shouldn't be submerged under water but you could damped a cloth and soap up the cloth. What I do is spray it down and then wipe off the srpray. If you use enough of the spray it will come clean.
Thanks for getting back to me!
12/03/2011
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
To answer your third question, the insertable part of Gigi is silicone, which is a very safe material. I don't think using a condom is necessary.
12/04/2011
Liz2 Liz2
I spray my Gigi with "Before & After" and then wash it under running water, keeping the water stream away from the charging port. Just don't submerse the Gigi in water. I have never used a condom on my Gigi, I enjoy the feel from the silicone texture of this toy.
12/05/2011
Ahatmadeofshoes12 Ahatmadeofshoes12
Quote:
Originally posted by Dr. Manhattan
I have recently bought the Gigi vibrator from LELO.

For my first use, I used a condom to cover the Gigi (the brand I used is Lifestyles Studded). After removing the condom, I noticed that the lubricant, from the inside the condom, left a kind ...
My guess is that the condom you used had silicone based lube and you may have ruined the toy by using this lubricant. I've been using water-based lubricant on my Gigi for the last 6 months and have had no problems. I have never used a condom on the toy since I don't share my toy and I am not worried about getting an infection from the toy since I clean it after every use. If you are sharing the toy with someone else I would use a condom on it. Make sure the condom is either un-lubricated so you can apply your own lube, or buy condoms that use water-based lubricant.
12/29/2011
Ahatmadeofshoes12 Ahatmadeofshoes12
Quote:
Originally posted by Dr. Manhattan
What would you recommend to clean the Gigi? I currently have a toy cleaner called "Swiss Navy."

Will using soap and water be bad for the Gigi? At least just for the silicone part of the vibrator?

- Dr. Manhattan
Soap and water works just fine on the toy. If you read the instructions the toy came with you'll see that Lelo actually recommends cleaning the Gigi in this manner. Just make sure that you keep the soap and water on the silicone portion of the toy and avoid getting the control pad or the recharge port dirty and you should be fine. Toy cleaner also works just fine.
12/29/2011
nohiosomewhere nohiosomewhere
so many mixed feelings about these posts.
02/16/2012
Frankie Frankie
You probably won't ruin a toy using silicone lube once. At least I've never managed to, and I know I've done it more than once. Experiment with condom brands to see what works better?

I clean my toys off either with warm water and gentle soap or a baby wipe.
05/24/2012
bratofthekitties bratofthekitties
I think I know the oily residue you speak of, I do not have gigi but I have siri and sometimes get (water based) lube on it, mostly from toys used internally. The lube makes siri's silicone feel oily but a quick wash with water/soap fixed the oily residue from the lube
05/24/2012
kaylajoy89 kaylajoy89
use a tiny bit of dish soap
03/22/2013
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