As a sex toy reviewer, silicone based lubes have long given me a twitchy eye. The thought of reaching for a bottle of lube during a frenzied masturbation session, only to pick up the wrong one and ruin a silicone toy, pretty much terrifies me. I know that sounds silly, but after a recent accident I had with hand sanitiser that came in a similar shaped bottle to the water-based lube I was reaching for, I feel like my caution was warranted. It’s not easily done, but it does happen.
Still, I hold firm that silicone based lubes have a place in the lotions and potions box, and one I tried recently is Pjur BodyGlide Silicone Lubricant.
Fabulous UK based shop, Latex, Leather and Lace, sent me a small bottle of it with a review package. I said I’d not tried Pjur before so they sent me a couple of different types. Nice of ‘em, right?!
In general, silicone lube contains three ingredients: Dimethicone, Dimethiconol, and Cyclopentasiloxane. All three are silicones that are widely used in cosmetics. They reportedly have skin conditioning, moisturising, and anti-aging properties. But that’s not what Pjur BodyGlide is for now, is it.
The consistency of this lube is super runny. Before you’ve fully upended the bottle it comes dripping out, but the nature of the top of said bottle stops things turning into a silicone tsunami. That makes it pretty easy to control the amount of it you use.
It’s a clear lube, and is completely taste and fragrance free. I’m not sure what wisdom there is in getting silicone lube in your mouth, but I don’t mind it at all. I did worry that it would leave my chops all slippery and nasty, but it doesn’t. I think the natural wetness of things prevents it from rubbing onto my tongue and inner cheeks. The fact that it makes giving a blow job feel so silky makes me want to reach for it every time. Do they make flavoured silicone lubes? Cos that would be ace!
As I mentioned briefly above, using silicone lubes with silicone products can potentially destroy your fave dildo. Something in the two states of silicone causes a reaction that leaves a slimy coating on your toy. I know this is a fact cos I poured silicone lube on a broken vibe once and would it fuck wash off.
That’s the reason it’s recommended that you only use water-based lubes with silicone toys. Save your Pjur BodyGlide for when you fancy playing with your glass, steel or ceramic toys. Or your fingers and or a cock, of course.
I *love* silicone lube for finger masturbation. Pjur BodyGlide warms to body temperature pretty much on contact, and it spreads over the skin like melted butter. A little goes a long way so only a few drops are needed, and it doesn’t evaporate so you don’t need to keep reapplying. My fingers slip and slide with ease for as long as I want them to.
Penetrative sex, whether with compatible toys or a penis, feels really good with silicone lube. It makes things smoother without being gooey wet (we like gooey wet, but not everyone appreciates it and that’s okay) and doesn’t wash away if squirting happens like most water-based lubes do.
Anal is a different story. I found anal sex with the Fella turned a bit gritty when we used Pjur BodyGlide. I’d douched beforehand and was squeaky clean, so we couldn’t figure out what had caused it. It didn’t start that way. At first it was just plain sailing, easy breezy penetration, but that strange grittiness set in and things started to get a bit scratchy after a while. I do still like using BodyGlide for anal, but not as much as I prefer water-based lubes.
Once you’re done playing, showers are probably necessary to get yourself de-lubed. Silicone lube won’t just wipe off, you can’t really just wait until tomorrow to have a shower. Well, you can, but your genitals are gonna feel weird when you put your hand down there.
If you’d like to try a silicone lube this is a good place to start. Click the image below to go check it out.