I was kindly sent a bottle of Pjur Woman Toy Lubricant directly from Pjur.com for an impartial review and while I have quite a number of Pjur lubricants to review over the coming months, this was the first one that caught my eye because, well I am a sex toy reviewer and I use sex toys a lot. Finding a lubricant that had been designed specifically for use with sex toys was great, so I decided to test and review this bottle first.
Written on the Bottle:
Pjur Woman Toy Lube is the non-drip personal lubricant for use with erotic accessories and toys. The creamy texture is easy to dose and to apply precisely to the erotic toy. It remains where you apply it and enables a very comfortable handling. It has an extraordinary long lasting lubricating effect, is absolutely skin friendly, provides your skin with a soft and velvety feel and promotes your sexual wellbeing. Free from oil, grease and perfumes. Not to use as a contraceptive. Does not contain any spermicidal substances. Suitable for use with latex condoms.
Aqua (Water); Dimethicone; Dimethiconol; Carbomer; Sodium Hydroxide; Propylene Glycol; Benzyl Alcohol; Methylchloroisothiazolinone; Methylisothiazolinone.
My experiences with Pjur Woman Toy Lubricant:
Now I am no chemist, but I believe a few of the ingredients listed (Dimethicone, Dimethiconol) are silicone polymers. I could not find any information on the Pjur website, to confirm this, but I believe that Pjur Woman Toy Lube is a hybrid lubricant, a mix between water based and silicone based. The long lasting nature of this lubricant in use, also confirmed this in my mind. Considering this is advertised as a toy lubricant, I was a bit worried. I often avoid using silicone lubricants with silicone sex toys, because silicone bonds with silicone and sex toys made from silicone can potentially be damaged if you use an incompatible silicone lubricant on them. To find out how “risky” Pjur toy lube is, I decided to do some patch tests on a number of silicone sex toys I own. I put a blob of Pjur Woman Toy Lubricant onto the base of my Tantus Flurry (The purple toy in my pictures) and a blob onto my Lelo Elise 2 Vibrator. I left the lubricant on the toys for approx. 20 minutes before washing the toys once in hot, soapy water. As you can see, a strange residue mark was left behind on both toys. I then washed the toys three times in hot soapy water, just to triple check it wasn’t just badly washed and as you can see from my final images, the marks have faded, but are still noticeable on both toys. It was only after the fourth and fifth wash that I noticed the marks had faded almost completely. What does this mean? I have no idea. I am worried that the lubricant is damaging the surface of my very expensive sex toys, and if those marks are anything to go by, the lubricant clearly hangs around on the surface of the toys for a number of washes before fading. The toys did not feel tacky and there did not seem to be any damage to the silicone material, but this reaction put me off using this lubricant fully, with my silicone sex toys.
Aside from the fact that it leaves these weird stains on my sex toys, Pjur Woman Toy lubricant is an extremely good lubricant. It comes in a pump dispensing bottle and is a thick, creamy white lubricant that creates a nice, thick buffer between skin and toy. I really loved the feel of it and this is one bottle of lubricant that will become a main stay in my lubricant collection. It feels so silky and leaves the skin feeling soft. It does not dry tacky, it does not drip everywhere and it lasts much longer than standard water based lubricants do, before needing re-applied. I was also pleased to discover after multiple uses, that this lubricant caused no irritation or reaction on my skin. Even the taste of this lubricant was not as repulsive as some water based lubricants I have tried in the past. It does have a mild soapy taste, but nothing strong enough to put us off performing oral sex on each other, after using this lube.
I really liked Pjur Woman Toy Lubricant and found it most suitable for use during penis in vagina intercourse. It was also ideal for use with non-silicone sex toys, like glass, and for masturbation without toys. It is also safe to use with latex and rubber, making it condom and diaphragm safe, however this is advertised specifically as a toy lubricant and discovering that this lubricant left behind strange marks, or stains, on my very expensive silicone sex toys was a little disconcerting. I am still not sure if those marks are damaging my toys or not, but I have decided to avoid using it on my silicone sex toys, just to be on the safe side. For all other aspects of sexual play, Pjur Woman Toy Lubricant is fantastic and I wholeheartedly recommend it.
One month after reviewing Pjur Toy Lube I have an update regarding the strange stains left behind on my silicone toys. First of all I have noticed that after roughly 10 washes, the stain actually vanished from both toys and no damage was left behind. Secondly, I was contacted my Pjur who had this to say:
“It is strange, but the only explanation we can find for the occurred residues is probably the test method. We assume that you applied a drop of the toy lube on to the toy and left it there for a longer period of time? Means longer than you would do if you use it for ‘normal’ (let me say normal but not classified) love play?
Because the Woman Toy Lube is a water/silicone formula the water component in the formula will then evaporate and the processed gel-agent would remain as residues. If the above-said test procedure had been in place, would you agree that this is not a ‘common’ usage?
If you would add the lube on to the toy – certain amount depending on your preference- use it while love play and afterwards clean it – even if it is only a short wipe away, it should not build that stains or eventually cause those damages. That has never come to our attention. If so, please believe me, we would have started immediately to investigate this problem.”
After my own experiences and hearing back from Pjur, I now believe that these stubborn marks are residue, left behind when the water evaporates from the lubricant. The stains are stubborn but they do eventually fade away and no damage seems to be left on the toy. Pjur are also reassuring me that this reaction happened because my test method was not “normal usage” and while I have not experienced this strange reaction doing the same test with other lubricants, I am now reasonably certain that this is just a stubborn residue stain, rather than damage to the silicone toys. I believe this because after roughly ten to fifteen washes, I did manage to completely remove the marks from my toys.
Pjur Woman Toy Lubricant was kindly sent to me, free of charge, from pjur.com for an honest review. This does not affect, or sway my opinions of the product and I will always portray my own experiences, good or bad.