When picking out the best sex lube for your sex doll, male masturbator, or other realistic sex toy, there are a lot of things to consider, including the materials that your toy is made from, how long you want the lube to last during use, and cost. Balancing all of these factors can be a bit tricky, but there are options out there for everyone.
The first thing to keep in mind when picking out your ideal sex lubricant is what the sex doll or toy is made from. As a basic rule – any toy made out of silicone, or that has a silicone mix, need to stay away from silicone lubricants. What happens is that the silicone lube will break down the materials in the sex toy over time. In these cases, your only real choice is a water based lubricant. TPR is a material that’s often used in realistic sex toys like the Pipedreams Extreme line and some mixtures do have some levels of silicone in them. While other popular toys like the Fleshlight do not have any silicone in them at all. In that case, you’re open to either water based or silicone based lubricants. Oil based lubes are a bit hit and miss when it comes to sex toys, and as a rule of thumb should probably be kept away from most realistic sex toy materials.
If you’re looking for longer lasting lubrication, silicone is the way to go. Silicone lubricant is thicker than your standard water based lube, and will last longer over continual thrusting. Silicone based lubes also don’t break down in water, so if you’re using your sex toy in the shower, hot tub or pool, you’ll still get the lubricating effects. The down side to a lube that stands up to use in water? It’s a lot harder to wash out! You’ll need to use a fair amount of soapy water when you’re cleaning off silicone based lubricant.
As with most things, you get what you pay for when it comes to lube. The least expensive lubricants tend to be very thin water based lubes. If you’re not wanting to spend a lot on a lube, you may want to look into single use packets. These inexpensive pods of lube are great for those who would like to get a higher end lube, but don’t want the commitment if it doesn’t work out for them. Most of the higher end lube manufacturers also sell smaller packets of lube.