Lubes compatible with TPR - Manufacturer suggests something else?

Jill Ingoff Jill Ingoff
Dr. Laura Berman's Thor
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So I just got the Laura Berman's Thor Realistic Vibrator in the mail and according to the TPR materials page on this site it's compatible with water and silicone lubes... but on the manufacturers notes that came with the package it's compatible with oil & water based only. Who is correct? What lube should I use? I hate water-based and was hoping to use my silicone lube with this toy.

Any and all answers are appreciated.
10/27/2010
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Alicia Alicia
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Originally posted by Jill Ingoff
So I just got the Laura Berman's Thor Realistic Vibrator in the mail and according to the TPR materials page on this site it's compatible with water and silicone lubes... but on the manufacturers notes that came with the package it's ... More
Is it maybe TPR silicone? TPR silicone is not compatible with silicone lube. TPR is generally ok with silicone, but I personally would go by what the manufacturer says.

You could also try doing a patch test and see how it goes..
10/27/2010
Jill Ingoff Jill Ingoff
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Originally posted by Alicia
Is it maybe TPR silicone? TPR silicone is not compatible with silicone lube. TPR is generally ok with silicone, but I personally would go by what the manufacturer says.

You could also try doing a patch test and see how it goes..
It's definitely TPR/TPE. I have another toy made out of the same material and it's fine with my silicone lube but I thought I'd ask here in case anyone has run into this problem before and also maybe someone from Cal Exotics can comment?
10/27/2010
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
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Originally posted by Jill Ingoff
It's definitely TPR/TPE. I have another toy made out of the same material and it's fine with my silicone lube but I thought I'd ask here in case anyone has run into this problem before and also maybe someone from Cal Exotics can comment?
TPR and TPE can, in reality, be made from a variety of different unidentified materials, including silicone. It varies from manufacturer to manufacturer and possibly toy to toy, depending on what they are trying to achieve with the toy. If the box says don't use silicone lube, I'd avoid it because when I've had silicone lube melt toys, it's been composites like these.

Otherwise, when in doubt, use water-based lube.
10/27/2010
ScottA ScottA
I'm incredibly surprised that they would suggest oil-based lubes, since oil lubes are the most likely to cause problems with toys (really the only soft material it's compatible with is silicone).

As Laurel points out water-based is always safe.
10/27/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
You said you hate water-based lubes, but as I learned, they are not all created equal. Fun Factory Toyfluid is fantastic -- light, but super effective, and if you watch some video reviews, Maximus looks ridiculously thick in comparison to some.

Even among the thinner water-based lubes I've tried, which appear at first glance to be the same, there's a drastic difference in performance. One of my favorite toys is fantastic with Toyfluid, but downright useless with the lube from the drug store.

Good luck!
10/27/2010
ScottA ScottA
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Originally posted by ToyGeek
You said you hate water-based lubes, but as I learned, they are not all created equal. Fun Factory Toyfluid is fantastic -- light, but super effective, and if you watch some video reviews, Maximus looks ridiculously thick in comparison to some. ... More
Depends on the use as well. For many people using toys anally the very thin lubes don't stick around well enough, and a "ridiculously thick" (or at least a thicker) lube is much better.
10/28/2010
Jill Ingoff Jill Ingoff
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Originally posted by ToyGeek
You said you hate water-based lubes, but as I learned, they are not all created equal. Fun Factory Toyfluid is fantastic -- light, but super effective, and if you watch some video reviews, Maximus looks ridiculously thick in comparison to some. ... More
thanks for your comment toygeek - I've written a review on toyfluid and it personally didn't work out for me. I'm still searching for that perfect water-based lube. I think Maximus is next on my list to try
10/29/2010
Jill Ingoff Jill Ingoff
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Originally posted by ScottA
Depends on the use as well. For many people using toys anally the very thin lubes don't stick around well enough, and a "ridiculously thick" (or at least a thicker) lube is much better.
Yeah, I was very surprised by this too! I used the toy with oil and nothing drastic happened (though I expected it to). I'll have to recheck my toy though... The box didn't specifically say not to use with silicone lubes, it just said to use with water based or oil based only.
10/29/2010
Jill Ingoff Jill Ingoff
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Originally posted by Alicia
Is it maybe TPR silicone? TPR silicone is not compatible with silicone lube. TPR is generally ok with silicone, but I personally would go by what the manufacturer says.

You could also try doing a patch test and see how it goes..
I think the patch test you suggested is the way to go.. don't know why I didn't think of it. Thank you!
10/29/2010
sunsplash sunsplash
uh oh i want this but now i dunno
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