Silicone-based lubricants :: are intended for those who need extra lubrication. They tend to last longer than water-based lubricants. Most of silicone-based lubricants are safe to use with latex sex toys or contraceptives. Silicone is a synthetic substance. Lubricants containing this substance stay slippery longer than water based lubricants. Silicone-based lubricants are safe to use with condoms. But it may be difficult to wash off your body, clothes or textile because they are water-resistant. Those people who have very sensitive skin may especially want to consider them. Such lubricants do not cause skin irritations or allergic reactions. Silicone based lubricants are more expensive than water-based ones. When choosing a silicone-based lubricant, keep in mind the fact that the higher quality brands should list the ingredient dimethicone first.
As silicone based :: lubricants don't contain water, they never dry up. Lubricants stay slick for a very long time. Silicone based lubricants are great for body massage, as a skin moisturizer, and you can also use it for shaving. Because they don't break down in water, silicone-based lubricants can be used in the shower or tub. Silicone lubricants are not compatible with silicone sex toys or cyberskin sex toys. If you don't want your lovely toys to be damaged, never use silicone-based lubricant with these toy materials. It is very difficult to wash off, especially sheets. Silicone based lubricants have a "coating" effect on the skin which some people don't like. Unfortunately, silicone-based lubricants tend to have a bad taste. However, advantages of this type of lubricants prevail over its disadvantages.
Needless to say that :: silicone based lubricants cannot be used with silicone sex toys. As for 100% silicone sex toys, you will not face with such problems unless it is not 100% silicone. It is also fine to use silicone-based lubricants with condoms of just about any kind. You have to be sure that it is made from 100% silicone elsewise it may destroy the sex toy and break it down. Using silicone-based lubricant with latex toy, make sure to double-check the information about the product and sure it is safe to use with latex. Apply the silicone-based lubricant in small amounts, spreading it around slightly until the needed lubrication is achieved.