I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to try the Sliquid Silver Silicone Lubricant!
I’ve owned a bottle for quite some time now and it’s sat there, dutifully in my lube drawer, just waiting for its time to shine.
I think part of my hesitance to deploy this lubricant has been price. At £22.99 for 255ml Sliquid Silver is a definite luxury investment and something to save up for rather than a go-to product. And, let’s face it; when it comes to luxury adult product investments we all become high-school clichés at some point, hoping our first time using it will be ‘special’ and waiting for that one perfect moment.
I can’t rightly say what eventually broke this romantic movie mentality but all I can say is that I’m glad that I did break free. Sliquid Silver doesn’t just shine—it’s downright incandescent.
The Sliquid Silver Silicone Lubricant
The Sliquid Silver Silicone Lubricant comes in three different sizes by standard: 60ml, 125ml, and 255ml. Siliquid Silver can also be obtained in sampler sachets, which are good for holidays and spontaneous encounters. As is the case with most products, buying the largest bottle will give you the best value for money when it comes to quantity and it’s worth making that lump-sum investment to get the most from your lubricant.
Sliquid Silver contains only three ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane Dimethicone, and Dimethiconol.
Each of these is a silicone compound, making up a lubricant that is essentially pure silicone.
Why is silicone lube good? Or, more productively, what is silicone lubricant good for?
A lot of people who like silicone lubricant praise it for its longevity. Silicone lubricant doesn’t contain water and, therefore, doesn’t dry up over time—requiring further application. This does typically mean that a little silicone goes a very long way, which balances things out a bit; Typically water-based lubricants are cheaper to buy but you use more whereas silicone lubricants are pricey but less is needed per use.
As there are very few ingredients in a good silicone lubricant they’re great for people who have skin sensitivities or those wanting to avoid problematic ingredients. There are no parabens in this lubricant, no glycerine, no propylene glycol, na-dah. Just pure silicone.
Silicone lubricant can also be used in the bath or shower with much more ease than water-based lubricant (which simply washes away).
And, as the ultimate icing on the cake, silicone lubricant has a bunch of other uses too: such as a full body massage fluid, a tattoo enhancer, an anti-chafing tool, and a hair product. Silicone lubricant is essentially the chameleon of the lubricant world…at least top-quality silicone lubricant is. And this is some very top-quality lube.
Like most silicone lubricants, Sliquid Silver is odorless and tasteless, but it does leave a rather oily feeling on the tongue, so I wouldn’t recommend it for oral sex at all.
A lot of silicone lubricants are very thin and very runny—lacking in many of the bulk-binding aspects that water-based lubricants bring to the table. That being said, Sliquid Silver does have this nice thickness to it in its own, runny way. It’s hard to describe but it’s kind of like a sheen—very similar to a massage oil but with a little more substance to it.
In terms of sensation this really works. It’s easy to spread and becomes part of the experience—massaging into the body and allowing for a brilliant, almost powdery glide. During PiV intercourse this really comes in to play—as the silicone gives a bit of grip while also acting to provide long-lasting lubricant that really doesn’t need reapplication (unless you’re wanting to adjust sensation by adding more and increasing the slide).
Sliquid Silver is also brilliant for use with glass, metal, and ceramic toys where a very minimal amount adds that extra bit of glide that some people may desire while also adding a bit more grab (due to its powdery gloss) that adds a bit more sensation to what are otherwise typically incredibly smooth toys.
When a lubricant can provide this sense of augmentation—bringing something else to the table and offering new sensations to explore, even for familiar experiences—then it’s a winner in my books, and that’s exactly what Sliquid Silver offers.
But, of course, there are downsides to this lubricant, and to silicone lubes in general.
Silicone lubricants don’t dry up, and that’s a plus, but it’s also a minus—they don’t dry up. They linger on the body with their residue and often need to be washed off to be fully removed. This is something some people dislike, and if you’re the type who dislikes the feeling of something persistently on your skin over a long period then silicone will not be for you.
Most companies also advise against using silicone lubricant with silicone sex toys. This is because if either the lubricant or the sex toy aren’t made from pure silicone then this can cause long-lasting damage to your toy. Sliquid Silver is pure and I have used it on equally 100% premium pure silicone toys with no issue but it’s always wise to spot-check your toy before use, or just avoid mixing these materials altogether.
A lot of other materials also advise against using silicone lubricant with them: Including rubber, jelly, TPR, and TPE. I don’t advise you use toys made of these as your go-to’s anyway but if you do use them then you won’t want to be doing so with silicone lubricant.
And, in terms of Sliquid Silver, I’ve found that the bottle type used allows lubricant to flow out a bit too readily, which then tends to leave a residue on the bottle itself, making the bottle slippery and a bit uncanny to touch over time. It’s as if the bottle is never wholly ‘clean’ and this doesn’t feel quite right to me, even though I know there’s no issue.
But, as you can see, a lot of these downsides apply more broadly to silicone lubricant, rather than Sliquid Silver specifically. If you don’t want a silicone lubricant then you won’t want any silicone lube, Sliquid Silver included. But, if you do want a silicone lube, then Sliquid Silver is one of the best on the market.
Every time I get out of the shower I lay down, pull out my Sliquid Silver and slather it generously over my body, massaging myself with it. If I end up self-pleasuring myself then I know that Sliquid Silver has got me covered (quite literally) but, for the most part, I often end up just enjoying the sensation—feeling the pampering benefits of Sliquid Silver against my skin.
And this is what Sliquid Silver provides—an affectionate indulgence for the body. Sliquid Silver offers a meaningful engagement with how the body feels and what different tactile experiences can provide in terms of pleasure. It’s nurturing, nourishing, and indispensable.
As a sex toy fanatic I rarely use silicone lubricant, but my arsenal of adult products still feels all the more complete with the inclusion of Sliquid Silver and I highly recommend it.
People looking for a silicone lubricant.
People with sensitive skin.
Do Not Recommend to:
People who dislike lingering lubricants.
People who use a lot of sex toys.
People who prefer thick lubricants.
Sliquid Silver can be purchased from most good adult retailers, prices vary.