Can Lubricants Damage Condoms?

Certain types of lubricants are safe to use with each condom. Here are some basic guidelines to help you determine if a personal lubricant is safe to use with a condom.

Lubricants & Condoms


The #1 reason for condom failure, is the lack of proper lubrication.  Using a quality lube, will increase pleasure when paired with condoms and will make you and your partner feel more comfortable during sex.  Oil based lubricants are not recommended for use with latex condoms. If you use an oil based lubricant such as Vaseline or baby oil, this can damage the condom.  Always use a water based or other condom safe lubricants.

Water Based Lubricants


Water based lubricants are made from a water soluble base. They are designed to be used with all adult sex toys and are safe to use with condoms. These lubes are slippery and may need to be re-applied often. Depending on the level of quality, water based lubes have a tendency to get a “Sticky Feeling” and can also dry out after bit.

Remember, water based lubes are not as silky feeling or as long lasting as silicone based, but are a definite must-have while playing with your adult sex toys.

Silicone Based Lubricants (Waterproof)


Silicone based lubes are unlike any other. We highly recommend Pjur Original Body Glide or WET Platinum.  They are never sticky, completely condom safe, and can be used in water! Unlike some lubes that begin to feel sticky or slimy, silicone lubes always remain slick and very silky feeling.

PLEASE NOTE: Silicone based lubricants SHOULD NOT be used with sex toys made of Cyberskin, Futurotic, NeoSkin, Silicone or EuroSkin, as it will damage your toy.