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When to Use a Hybrid Silicone-Based Lubricant

Lubricants are a great way to increase pleasure and comfort during sexual intimacy. They can help create a more comfortable and easeful experience in sex, and they can reduce the incident of discomfort due to uncomfortable friction that results from vaginal or anal dryness. And lube can be especially beneficial during menopause or other life stages when your body has difficulty producing lubrication.

The good news is there are many different formulations for lubricants, and each formulation is preferable for various intimate acts. Personal lubricants are typically formulated with water, silicone, or oil. Good Clean Love is excited to announce a silicone-based hybrid lubricant: Hybrid Silicone & Water Based Personal Lubricant. In this article, we'll discuss the benefits of a silicone-based lubricant and why and when it may be preferable to other water-based lubricants.

Slippery & Long-Lasting: The Benefits of a Hybrid Formula

There are multiple benefits to a hybrid silicone-based formula, like Hybrid Silicone & Water Based Personal Lubricant. Silicone-based hybrid lubes are known for their slippery and smooth texture, and their ability to provide long-lasting moisture.

With water-based lubricants, you may need to reapply lube to get long-lasting moisture, but the slip of silicone-based lubricants tends to last longer. This is especially helpful in any kind of penetrative sex, as the constant friction can make things dry out a bit quicker.

There’s often no need to worry about this with a hybrid lubricant, as the silicone provides long-lasting moisture during penetration. One reason why some might choose to use a water-based formula is for the easy clean-up. This is also a benefit of hybrid lubes since there is a high level of water content, it is also easy to clean.

The Best Times to Use a Hybrid Lube 🍑🚿

While water-based lubricants are great for penetrative sex and toy play, they are thinner and not as long-lasting as silicone lubricants. For this reason, a hybrid silicone lubricant formula is a better option for anal sex, as anal sex requires more long-lasting moisture. This is because the anus is not self-lubricating like the vagina; it does not have the same mucus membranes that the vagina has, which means anal sex or anal play require added and long-lasting moisture.

Using a hybrid lubricant during anal sex is also less likely to lead to any pain or harm as the moisture lasts longer. Our lubricants are a great option for this as they are created to mimic the body’s natural moisture. Hybrid lubricants are also safe to use with latex condoms, which is great for those having anal or vaginal sex.

Silicone-based hybrid lubes are also a better option for shower or bath play, as silicone tends to stand up to moisture better than water-based lubricants. So, if you enjoy self-pleasure or intimacy with your partner in the bath or shower, a hybrid lube is best for you.

Hybrid lube can also be used with some sex toys. However, when using a lubricant that contains any amount of silicone, it’s important to test it on your silicone toy, as some silicone-based lubes can break down silicone sex toys. This tends to be less of an issue with hybrid lubes as they are a blend of water- and silicone-based ingredients. If you test a silicone-based product on a silicone toy and the product seems to take on a gummy or sticky quality when rubbing against it, you'll need to put a condom or dental dam over the toy before using it.

What’s Unique About Our Formula?

There are many hybrid silicone-based lubricants out there, so why should you go for Good Clean Love’s Hybrid Personal Lubricant? It is formulated with hydroxyethylcellulose and dimethicone, one of the highest quality silicones on the market.

  • Hydroxyethylcellulose is a natural gum derived from pine and spruce tree trunks and is an excellent thickening agent used in many cosmetic and skin products; it is known to be safe and gentle for topical use on the skin.
  • Dimethicone is a safe skincare ingredient known for calming irritation, minimizing redness, and protecting the skin from further damage. Dimethicone makes this lubricant an excellent option for penetrative sex due to its calming benefits.

Hybrid Personal Lubricant is also made with clean ingredients. It does not contain harmful components such as parabens, petrochemicals, and fragrances, which are often in many other lubricants. All Good Clean Love® products and lubricants are created with body-safe natural ingredients, intended to make your intimate experiences as good as they can be.


Water-based lubricant and hybrid formula lubricant are both great choices for intimacy, and both have benefits for different things. If you are looking for long-lasting glide and easy clean-up in one lubricant, Hybrid Personal Lubricant is for you.