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What's the difference between water-based and silicone-based lubes?   Shag Shop's Guide to Lube

The choice between a water based or a silicone based lubricant is a personal choice.

Both types of lubricants can be used with latex and non-latex condoms. When using silicone toys a water-based lubricant should be used, because a silicone-based lubricant will break down the material. Water based lubricants will dry more quickly and usually more lube is required. If you and your partner are in a water setting such as a shower or bathtub, a silicone-based lubricant will last longer and provide more glide than water based lubricant. Both rinse off easily with soap and water.

What is the Best Lubricant for You?

Everyone's body is different. Here are a few tips to help you find the right lube for you:

  • Avoid lubricants with glycerin or sucralose if you're prone to yeast infections.
  • Go paraben-free if you have sensitive skin, allergies, or other chemical sensitivities.
  • Thicker lubricants are easier for use with sex toys and anal play.  
  • Don't use silicone lube with silicone toys.

Water-based lubricant


Pink Water

This glycerine-free lube with aloe vera is slick, non-sticky, and great for sensitive skin. 

Available in two sizes: 100mL (3.4 fl oz) and 200mL (6.8 fl oz) bottles.


O'MY Natural Lube

This lubricant comes in a pump bottle, making it a clean and easy-to-use product. 

Available in a 113.8mL (4 fl oz) bottle.


JO H20

JO H20 is a water-based lube that stays silky smooth for a long time. 

Available in two sizes: 133.1mL (4.5 fl oz) and 236.6 (8 fl oz) bottles.


ID Glide

Clear, odourless, and water-based, ID Glide is silky smooth and long-lasting.

Available in 59.1 mL (2 fl oz), 144.9 mL (4.1 fl oz), and 251.4 mL (8.5 fl oz) bottles


ID Moments

Designed to be a gentle lubricant, ID Moments is free of ingredients known to sometimes cause skin irritations. The delicate, mild, and hypoallergenic formulation is also glycerin and paraben-free. This lubricant has a warming effect. 

Available in 118.3 mL (4 fl oz) and 162.7 mL (5.5 fl oz) bottles.


ID Pleasure

A water based lubricant with a tingling sensation, ID Pleasure uses the same formula as ID Glide, but with the added natural botanical extracts of gingko biloba and red clover to increase stimulation to the applied area.

Available in 65 mL (2.2 fl oz) and 162.7 mL (5.5 fl oz) bottles.


Astroglide Lube

Astroglide is designed to enhance pleasure and in addition to lubricating, acts as a moisturizer.

Available in single-use sample packets, 73.9mL (2.5 fl oz), and 147.9mL (5 fl oz) bottles.



This sensual lubricant is thick, long-lasting, and very slippery. It contains no glycerin. This water-based, odourless lubricant is great for anal play.

Available in two sizes: 50mL (1.69 fl oz), 249.9mL (8.45 fl oz).


Slippery Stuff

Slippery Stuff lube is glycerine-free. This personal lubricant is made with a thicker gel formula that eliminates dryness, is silky, and long-lasting. 

Available in two sizes: 118.3mL (4 fl oz), 236.6mL (8 fl oz).

Sliquid Organics Natural

Sliquid Natural is the base formula for the entire Sliquid Organics line of products. It has a light consistency but stays put. It is glycerin and paraben free, non-staining, unflavoured and unscented.

Available in two sizes: 124.2mL (4.2 fl oz), 251.8mL (8.5 fl oz).

Sliquid Organics Gel

Sliquid Gel is formulated using the same ingredients as Sliquid Organics Natural, but it is then infused with additional plant cellulose to create a thick, luxurious gel lubricant.  It is glycerin and paraben free, non-staining, unflavoured and unscented.

Available in two sizes: 124.2mL (4.2 fl oz), 251.8mL (8.5 fl oz).

Sliquid Organics Warming

Sliquid Organics Sensation is a stimulating natural lubricant infused with certified organic botanicals, as well as the active ingredient, food grade menthol. This stimulating formula goes on cool, and warms with friction. It is glycerin and paraben free, non-staining, unflavoured and unscented.

Available in a 124.2mL (4.2 fl oz) bottle.


Sliquid Organics Oceanics

Sliquid Organics Oceanics is unique from all the other Sliquid Organic products as it contains its own unique addition of natural seaweed extracts: Carrageenan, Wakame and Nori. Carrageenan has been shown in some lab tests to help prevent the spread of HPV (Genital Warts). Wakame is a red algae often used for its anti-wrinkle & skin revitalizing properties. Nori is a green algae, and is an effective natural moisturizer. Glycerin and paraben free. 

Available in two sizes: 124.2mL (4.2 fl oz), 251.8mL (8.5 fl oz).


Hathor Aphrodisia

Hathor Aphrodisia lubricants contain organic emollients, anti-bacterial properties that include Horny Goat Weed, Jujube Zizyphus, and Siberian Ginseng. The lubricant is slippery, non-sticky, and long-lasting in addition to being vegan and free of colour and synthetic fragrances.

Available in two sizes: 118.3mL (4 fl oz), 236.6mL (8 fl oz).


WET Light

Wet Light is a thinner, lighter, liquid version of Wet Original. It is also water-based, gentle, odorless, colorless, non-staining and long lasting. Made with soothing Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, it is great for sensitive skin.

Available in two sizes: 44.4mL (1.5 fl oz) and 103.5mL (3.5 fl oz).

Silicone-based lubricant


ID Millennium

Guaranteed never to be sticky, ID Millennium Moisturizing lubricant doesn't dry or slip, even under water. This super concentrated, clear, odourless formula washes off easily with soap and warm water.

Available in 73.9mL (2.2 fl oz) and 130.1mL (4.4 fl oz) bottles.


Pink Silicone

This hypoallergenic lube with aloe vera is great for sensitive skin and has amazing moisturizing powers. It stays slippery even under water and is removable with soap and warm water.

Available in two sizes: 50mL (1.7 fl oz) and 100mL (3.4 fl oz).


Jo Silicone

Jo is a silicone-based personal lubricant. It is long-lasting and 100% waterproof. Made from a concentrated blend of medical-grade silicone, it is easily removed with soap and water.

Available in two sizes: 73.9mL (2.5 oz) and 133.1mL (4.5 fl oz) bottles.


WET Silicone

Long-lasting and never sticky, this lube will stay on even in contact with water. It is easily removed with soap and warm water.

Available in two sizes: 44.4mL (1.5 fl oz) and 124.2mL (4.2 fl oz) bottles.



This super-concentrated silicone lubricant is extra long-lasting, and you only need to use a few drops each time. 

Available in both the eros and bodyglide formats.

Pjur Light

Pjur Light is 20% lighter in consistency than Pjur Original, and its silicone formula provides skin-on-skin slide while allowing for more friction.

Available in 30mL (1.02 fl oz) and 100mL (3.4 fl oz) bottles.

Flavoured lubricant


O'MY Flavoured Lubricant

O'MY flavoured lubricant is available in strawberry cheesecake, kiwi, and passion fruit flavours.

All flavours available in a 118.3mL (4 fl oz) bottle.


WET Flavoured

With all of the benefits of WET Original, WET Flavoured lubricants taste like real fruit with no bitter aftertaste. They are silky smooth, sugar-free, colourless, non-staining, and latex friendly.

Available in Kiwi Strawberry and Passion Fruit Punch in a 103.5mL (3.5 fl oz) bottle.

Limited quantities available.