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17 Oct, 8 tweets, 1 min read
I once again am listening to an old game grumps let's play and they're talking about astroglide for some reason and Arin mentions it's good because it's water based, not silicon-based.
I think he means silicone.
silicon-based lubricants have historically failed in the market because it turns out sand isn't a good lubricant
maybe it's silicon-based like how silicon-based life is an alternative suggested form of live compared to our carbon-based.
and it's the proper lubricant for when you want to fuck a Tholian
as for the difference:
silicon is an element, it's main component of sand and soda-lime glass, and computers.
silicones are polymers made up of siloxanes, which are groupings of silicon and oxygen
silicone is a super useful group of materials, since it can be used in a lot of different formulations: the hardness can vary, and it can be made food safe and medically safe
so everything from fire-safe sealants to lubricants to cookware gets made with it.
and the probably best known use of "silicone" is in breast implants, but there's plenty of implanted medical uses for it.
and don't get that one mixed up with silicon.
don't fill your breasts with sand

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