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Difference between Water and Silicone Lubes

What is the difference between Water and Silicone Lubes

We live fast paced stressful lives and sometimes that translates into the bedroom (or kitchen or lounge or shower… you get the idea). One of the most common reasons for “not so great” sex is caused by vaginal dryness and in the bedroom as in life, the less friction you have, the better! This is where a sexy lube comes in to save the day.

There are two main types of Personal Lubes: Water based and Silicone based. We often get asked what the difference is between the two, so here’s a quick guide.

Water based lubes versus silicone lubricants - Secret Corner Blog

Water Based Lubes

Water-Based lubes are as the name suggests, made mostly of water, and can be free of smell, taste and colour. But you do get a variety of Water-Based lubes that are flavoured, scented and coloured for your pleasure and the big bonus…   Water-Based Lubes are safe to use with Polyurethane and Latex condoms and is also generally safe to use with sex toys made of any material, including Silicone. 

Bonus Note: If you find that things start getting a bit sticky after a little while, you can either just reapply some lube OR just add a few drops of water and get back in the saddle.

Silicone Based Lubricants

Silicone-Based Lube is like the little train that could, it’s the lube that keeps on going… A few drops could keep you playing for ages, and this is exactly why it is so popular and awesome for anal play.  Silicone-Based Lube is safe for Polyurethane and Latex condoms and comes in a variety of Warming and Cooling and flavoured variants. The ONE key thing to remember is that Silicone-Based Lube is not suitable to use with Silicone Sex Toys as it will break down the material the toy is made of.

Bonus Note: Silicone-Based Lubes don’t break down in water, and this makes them perfect for playing in the bath or shower or pool but more difficult to wash off.

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