So there’s a bit of a development in the Silicone lube market that’s been going on for some time now. We’re going to address it here because it won’t change our warnings about using silicone lubes with silicone toys in ways that might be construed to be incorrect. Basically it boils down to this. The number of silicone toy and lube companies that are asserting that their toys/lube is safe with other toys/lube is increasing. We don’t echo those claims(yet), and here’s why.
As things stand right now, you’re basically taking the companies word for it. There’s no comprehensive fact checking or claims testing here that we’re aware of. Maybe that’s not even a good point to make though, because even if this were all independently verified and on the up and up, there’s another issue.
We’re consumer advocates here. If you have a specific silicone lube that works with a specific silicone toy, and that’s the only toy you own, and the retailer will take care of you should something go wrong, that’s probably okay. However, the moment you grab any more silicone toys than just that one you’re creating an interoperability chart out of your collection. That’s a straight no go for us. If you wanna do that, you do you because you’re probably passionate and knowledgeable enough to take that on if it wasn’t an instant nope, but we will never advocate for an interop chart experience with sex toys. Ever. That stuff belongs in VMWare white papers, Cisco purchasing guides, and Hornady load data.
So if you see one of our reviews or lube guides and it says “never use silicone lube with silicone toys” and you know for a fact that you personally have a safe combination of those two, don’t take that as us denying your experience, we do understand that the reality is that some combinations are okay. That reality is however complicated. Our statement is a general practice consumer recommendation, and it’s one that we’ll stand by until we come to a situation where -most- silicone lubes and toys are compatible. We don’t think that’s going to be any time soon.