Experiment: Durex Tingle Safe with Toys?
Over in another forum, we got to talking about Durex Tingle lube - one of my all-time favourites. But I was surprised when someone said that as the lube was silicone, that you had to be careful with it when using it with silicone toys.
I was surprised by this - I've always known Tingle to be a water-based lube (we're checking on that at the moment), so considered it completely safe. Clearly, in this situation, there is only one thing to do…
I did a wee bit of investigating online and came to the strange conclusion that half the world thinks Durex Tingle is a silicone-based lube and the other half thinks water-based. And these aren't random folks - online merchants are split down the middle with how they describe it. Durex themselves say that it is a "light silicone" lube that is water-soluble. That makes me think that this puppy is a blend. A true silicone lube is not water-rinseable, as anyone who has ever gotten it on their sheets can attest.
So that leaves us with the burning (melting) question - Is a "light silicone" lube safe with silicone toys? There is only one way to find out - A Battle To The Death. I put two of my favourite toys to the test and found that - at least with some toys - Durex Tingle seems to be completely safe.
After speaking with Ruth, we've gotten the confirmation that Durex Tingle is not water-based, but is instead a silicone blend. So make sure you're spot-testing your favourite toys with it, peeps. No one likes a sex toy fatality.