Vibs and Lube/Condoms

Vibs and Lube/Condoms

Kithara Kithara
Hey all. I am a bit new to vibrators, at least of the penetrating variety, and could use some help. I am not sure how to pair a toy with a lube (other than silicone doesn't go with silicone lube) and/or with a condom. Is there a specific brand/type that goes better with toys than others? I'm looking for non-flavored, no-bells-and-whistles products.
03/05/2012
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charletnarouh charletnarouh
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Originally posted by Kithara
Hey all. I am a bit new to vibrators, at least of the penetrating variety, and could use some help. I am not sure how to pair a toy with a lube (other than silicone doesn't go with silicone lube) and/or with a condom. Is there a specific ...
Sliquid makes some good, safe products. Lube can be tricky because products like parabens, glycerin and other things that are common in lube can cause reactions for some people, while others have no issues with them. Sliquid organic lubes don't have these things in them. I have never reacted a lube that I knew of, though looking back there were one or 2 occasions that I had a yeast or BV infection that I didn't connect at the time but might have been related to a lube. But now I choose to stick with products that don't contain those ingredients that often cause issues. I have recently become a fan of YES lube. Someone else on this site tried it and wasn't thrilled, but their water based product has been awesome for me so far. I can't even tell the difference between it and my own moisture. As far as combining with toys and condoms, the rules are thus:

1. Silicone toys can only be used with water or oil based lubes.
2. Jelly toys or other porous or potentially chemical-leaking materials should only be used with water based lubes and should usually be covered with a condom for safety, especially if sharing. (I avoid these materials altogether.)
3. Oil based lubes will destroy latex toys and latex condoms so water based lubes only with anything latex.
4. Some condoms have lubricant inside them so use caution choosing condoms or go with non-lubricated to avoid any incompatibility (ie: silicone lube inside a condom over a silicone toy would be a bad idea) In theory, a condom will protect a silicone toy from a silicone lube but I choose not to risk it in case some of it got around the condom or got on the base of the toy or something.
5. Glass, properly sealed wood, and steel or other metal toys can typically be used with silicone, oil or water based lubes without issue.

Be careful to read ingredients carefully. Some lubes will say they are water based, for example, but are actually a water/silicone hybrid and might harm silicone toys. Personally, I choose to stick with YES water-based. It's super safe, compatible with silicone and latex, doesn't smell or taste like anything and it feels very natural. I would go with the Sliquid organic water based as a close 2nd.
03/05/2012
Kithara Kithara
Quote:
Originally posted by charletnarouh
Sliquid makes some good, safe products. Lube can be tricky because products like parabens, glycerin and other things that are common in lube can cause reactions for some people, while others have no issues with them. Sliquid organic lubes don't ...
Oh wow! Thanks so much for the detailed response! I'm assuming the YES lube will have to be found off of EF's site, as I couldn't seem to find it when I searched for it.
03/05/2012
Positwist Positwist
I'll second Charlet's recommendation for Sliquid organics. I love the stuff, and it's safe to use with any toy that's waterproof/splashproof .
03/06/2012
BlackxxxRose BlackxxxRose
Sliquid is definitely a great recommendation. Water based lubes are generally your safest bet when using with toys. It's the most compatable lube from what I've found.
03/06/2012
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