Silicone lube is made up of only a few ingredients, none of which include water. Unlike water based lube, this type of sex lube typically lasts longer due to the fact that it’s not water soluble. It’s latex-safe with condoms and scientific studies show that it doesn’t increase the risk of HIV transmission. Many users comment about how different silicone lube feels, perhaps due to its thickness. Manufacturers of sex toys and adult novelties recommend to avoid the use of silicone lube with their products because it can disintegrate the material of the object over time, creating a breeding ground for microorganisms.