There are many different types of lubricants - Water, silicone, and oil-based lubes are all great in their own right, but when should you use a silicone-based lubricant versus a water-based one? And what are the benefits and drawbacks of each? And what’s all this about oil?

The most widely used personal lubricants are water-based such as items included in our AQUA collection. A good rule of thumb is: use water-based products with latex, adult toys, and sexual aids. Water-based products will not harm these materials, are easy to clean up, and won’t stain fabric.

WSC Water-based products are always vegan, cruelty-free and paraben-free and safe for all latex products and toy materials.  We offer many water-based formulas so you’re sure to find a favorite. Our newest line of lubricants - simply boasts some pretty special water-based formulas for those looking to do it simpy.



Silicone-based lubricants, such as items from the Wicked Sensual Care Ultra collection, are a little different. These types of lubricants stay on the skin’s surface and are not easily absorbed or dispersed in water. Consequently, they create excellent slip-and-slide, last longer than water-based products and are ideal for intimate moments in the shower, bath, and beyond. Silicone lubes may stain delicate fabrics and require a little more clean up than water-based lubes, but using mild soap and water will do the trick.

Wicked Ultra has a clean, simple formula – 100% pure silicone. They are tasteless, fragrance-free, do not contain glycerin or parabens, and offer an intensely luxurious, slippery smooth feel.

Finally, there are oil-based lubricants. Oil-based lubricants tend to be thicker and heavier than water and silicone-based products. While these types of lubricants may be desirable for those hoping to avoid additives, certain preservatives, parabens, and/or glycerin, they may also increase the risk of bacterial infections when used vaginally. They do, however, provide great glide for stroking or massage sessions. WSC Creme is a coconut and sweet almond oil-based product that is perfect for just these things!

Take a moment to think about your wants and needs. Be honest about your desires, be mindful of health, and – most importantly – enjoy!