Silicone based lubricants are specially engineered to enhance foreplay and intensify pleasure during intercourse. They're chemically hydrophobic, meaning that they can be used in the shower, bath tub and even underwater. Silicone based lubes also tend to retain their lubrication longer than water-based lubricants. So while silicone lubricants tend to be more expensive than water-based lubes, smaller quantities are required. Lover's Lane does not recommend using silicone based lubricants with silicone sex toys. Silicone personal lubricants are 100% compatible with latex condoms.