Silicone lubricant is very versatile. It is more slippery and lasts longer than water based lube, so you won’t need to reapply as often. Unlike oil based lube, silicone lube is safe to use with latex condoms. It can sometimes be easier to find a silicone based lube that is free of potential irritants, such as glycols and glycerin; however, you should always read the label to be sure.
Silicone based lubricant can damage certain types of adult toys, especially silicone toys. If you use adult toys frequently, silicone lube may not be the best choice for you; you may want to consider a water based lubricant instead. In addition, silicone lube can be hard to wash off the skin and can sometimes leave behind a sticky residue. If this bothers you, water based lubricant may be a better choice, since it washes off fairly easily with soap and water.