Lube is Lit: Which lube loves your body-safe sex toys?

Feb 21 , 2022 by Team Konfettie

“Lube [ loob ] - noun - synonym: lubricant/lubrication - a substance capable of reducing friction by making surfaces smooth or slippery.” When you put it as the dictionary does, it’s not strange that there’s a common misconception when it comes down to lubricators and pleasure. Many seem to think that lube is an extra add-on that most people don’t need unless they’re experiencing some sort of “problem” with sex, when really, lube can be fun to use by anyone, anytime. Unfortunately, the ignorance around the usage of lubes is just as big as the ignorance around their level of body-safety. Turns out that the different types of lubes make a big difference when it comes down to what is good for your body - and what lubes you should avoid with a capital A.

Goodbye Felicia, to the thought that only old or frigid people, with vaginas as dry as the Sahara, need lube in the drawer next to their bed. The right lube can not only help to have safer sex, both against pregnancy and STD’s, but it also reduces chafing during an all-night sex marathon and heightens pleasurable sensations while using toys. Lube is sexy as hell.

Body-safe lubes for your body-safe toys

The biggest types of lubes are based on water, silicone, oil, or hybrid (water and silicone mix). Silicone is long-lasting, it does not soak in the skin and it’s hypoallergenic. Also, its thickness makes it the best kind of lube to use for your anal adventures.

Though it’s usually more expensive, difficult to clean and it might damage your silicone toys. Water-based lube is cheap, easy to clean, and suitable for all sex toys materials. We do recommend that you check the ingredients in a water-based lube, as it sometimes contains preservatives or other irritating substances for sensitive skin. Lubes based on oil could increase the risk of infections and micro build-up. 

Which lubes you should choose to use with your body-safe sex toy, depends on the material of the toy.

Check out our recommendation: 

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  • 100% silicone / medical grade silicone / platinum silicone → water, oil.
  • ABS plastic → silicone, water, hybrid, oil.
  • Metal → silicone, water, hybrid, oil.
  • Borosilicate glass → All types of lube. 
  • Stone → silicone, water hybrid, oil.
  • Wood → silicone, water, hybrid, oil.
  • Ceramics → silicone, water, hybrid, oil.
  • Condoms → water, silicone, hybrid.


It’s not like there aren’t any other ingredients that you can use to have some body-safe sexy time. For example, when you run out of lube and don’t want to lose your horny state by walking to the store, coconut oil can also do the trick on your silicone, wood, and glass toys. And since you’re already in the kitchen, why not consider this your playground?

Lubes to avoid like the plague

Some lubricate formulas contain ingredients that may increase the risk of getting unwanted health problems. For example, flavored lubes are known to cause infections. Not that you want your vagina or butt to smell like artificial bananas anyway. 

Examples of lubricants that are not always safe are:

  • Flavored lube. 
  • Petrolatum lube.
  • Petroleum jelly lube (vaseline creams).
  • Lube with parabens.
  • Glycerin lube.
  • Lube with undisclosed fragrance or flavors.
So, ladies and gentlemen. The right lube can prevent pain and injury, make toys more comfortable and minimize the chance of condom breakage and STD’s. People of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations can use lube for practically any type of sex, whether it’s solo or partnered. Lube is lit. Just make sure that it’s lit for your pleasure parts too. 

 

Lube is Lit:  Which lube loves your body-safe sex toys?