Synthetic latexes are made by bonding two or more monomers to make a polymer or can be a powdered polymer which can be dispersed in water, forming films by fusing as the water evaporates.
Latex is extremely porous which makes it very difficult to clean well. It is suggested to use a condom along with this material for a longer life-span. Cleaning should be done with only a mild soap with water. (Avoid using alcohols and any other household cleaner.)
Avoid using oil-based lubricants since they are known to destroy latex. Stick to water-based lubricants and silicone based lubricants which are your best options for latex products.