Mar 292011
 

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is pomegranates.  No joke!  I buy them by the half-dozen and enjoy eating each little tasty jewel one at a time in the evening.  So I’m proud to say that I’m part of the recent trend of pomegranate-happy consumers.  As such, I was overjoyed to see a pom-strawberry flavored lube from one of my favorite brands, Sliquid.

  • Toy: Swirl Strawberry Pomegranate (sent by Babeland.com for review)
  • Type: Lube, water-based, flavored, glycerine-free, sugar-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, vegan
  • Manufacturer: Sliquid
  • Material: Purified Water, Plant Cellulose (from Cotton), Cyamopsis (Guar Conditioners), Aspartame, Natural Flavoring, Potassium Sorbate
  • Price: $14 for 4 oz.

Sliquid Swirl Strawberry Pomegranate is sweet and tasty

Those familiar with Sliquid products won’t be surprised to hear that their Swirl Strawberry Pomegranate is a lube that works great and is body-happy.  It’s free of glycerine, sugar, parabens, gluten, and is vegan, so it’s just fine to use for whatever intimate purposes you intend.  It has a strong, enticing fruit smell that isn’t overpowering.  Its taste is sweet without being syrupy, and it blends well with the natural intimate taste of a woman, which makes it an excellent lube to use if oral sex is on the menu.  Plus, since it’s more high-quality than many flavored lubes, it’s adequate for other types of sex beside, as well.  Finally, the bottle is cute and nicely packaged, so you can leave it on your bedside table without scandalizing the babysitter.

Those who like a thinner, lighter lube will be pleased as pomegranate punch with Sliquid Swirl.  Those who enjoy thicker, more ultra-slick lubes, however, may want to use Sliquid Swirl for oral play and add a gel water-based lube for penetration.  Sliquid Swirl does pretty well, but most flavored lubes tend to have a thinner consistency and are better at tasting than lubricating, and that rule still applies somewhat here.

Still, Sliquid Swirl is a sweet-smelling and -tasting lube that is great for oral sex, and those who tend toward thinner lubes will find it also appropriate for penetration, as well.

Aug 282010
 

From the Babeland Naturals line of products, Naked Organic Lubricant is a great, all-natural and body-safe lubricant for all your intimate needs. This moderately thick water-based lubricant has a unique, pleasant smell and taste, and got the thumbs-up from testers of both genders. Read on to find out more, and watch the video to see the pretty glass bottle it comes in!

  • Toy:  Naked Organic Lubricant (sent by Babeland.com for review)
  • Type: Lubricant, paraben-free, glycerine-free, vegan, organic, cruelty-free
  • Manufacturer: Babeland
  • Material: Water-based, all-natural ingredients (including aloe, vegetable glycerin)
  • Price: $12 for 4 oz.
  • SMT rating: N/A

Babeland's Naked Organic Lube Has an Enticing Aroma

From the moment I saw the bottle for the Naked Organic Lubricant, I was ready to love it. It comes in a beautiful clear glass bottle that uses a pump (my preferred method!) to dispense the gel-like water-based lube, so this lubricant immediately sets itself apart with its presentation. As one might guess from the name, it’s made from all natural, cruelty-free ingredients, and is free of nasty things like parabens and petroleum-based products.

Naked Lube is water-based, but has a moderately thick gel-like consistency that lasts awhile without rubbing off or soaking in. Since it’s not silicone or oil-based, it can be safely used with all toys and condoms. Both male and female reviewers reported finding the lube enjoyable for intimate use, whether solo or partnered.

What makes Naked Organic Lubricant unique, other than its presentation and body-healthy ingredients, is its smell! Naked has a smell that isn’t so strong as to be overwhelming, but is definitely noticeable. Unlike most lubes, it doesn’t go for an overly flowery smell, nor a sicky-sweet sugar scent. Instead, it has a pleasant green, herbal smell, as well as a mild sweet taste. So for people who enjoy lubes that have a nice smell and taste, Naked Lube is a great choice.

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Aug 082010
 

Sliquid is back again to prove that just because something is good for you, doesn’t mean it can’t be spicy and exciting!  Their vegan, organic, all-natural Stimulating O Gel is free of paraben, glycerine, and gluten, to make sure it doesn’t introduce anything your body won’t like while still giving you the zing you want.

  • Toy:  Organic Stimulating O Gel (sent by Babeland.com for review)
  • Type: Stimulation gel, organic, paraben-free, glycerine-free, gluten-free
  • Manufacturer: Sliquid
  • Material: Water-based, peppermint and menthol, natural oils
  • Price: $19
  • SMT rating: N/A

Sliquid's all-natural Stimulating O Gel is effective but not overwhelming

Sliquid is a manufacturer that consistently makes intimate lubricants that are body-safe.  Their Stimulating O Gel is no exception; this clitoral stimulation gel is organic and made entirely from natural products (it’s vegan!) to ensure that it doesn’t cause any infections or other problems with our sensitive genital regions.  This means that it is paraben and glycerine free, as well as gluten-free.  The clear gel has a light minty smell that is quite pleasant.

The minty ingredients give Sliquid’s O Gel a mild tingly sensation when applied to the clitoral and vulvar regions.  As always, we recommend that you start small when applying a stimulator gel; it’s better to want more and have to go back for seconds than to feel overwhelmed and have to wait for it to wear off!  Sliquid’s O Gel is actually quite a bit milder than many other menthol-based stimulator gels on the market, meaning that there’s less of a danger of starting too heavy with it.  Its subtler build-up means it is easier to warm up with than some of its non-organic competitors.  The O Gel makes a great intimacy accessory for women with performance anxiety, or who are taking medication or have other medical issues that make it difficult to get aroused, feel stimulation, or orgasm.

An important safety note is that the use of O Gel, or any other stimulator gel, is not recommended if the recipient has been recently treated for cancer.  Additionally, anyone that is allergic or sensitive to menthol or peppermint should likewise avoid this product.  Finally, since it has many oils in its ingredients list, Sliquid’s O Gel is not latex condom safe.

Sliquid’s O Gel is a great body-safe addition to your bedside table to add just a little bit of spicy feeling to intimate play with yourself or your partner.  Since it is subtler than many other stimulator gels, it is particularly recommended as a good starting point because it is harder to overwhelm yourself with too much at once.

Aug 012010
 

Babeland has done it again, with another high-quality water-based gel lubricant.  Babelicious lubes are sweet, dessert-flavored lubricants that have a light smell and pleasant taste, but avoid bad chemicals and don’t dry out too fast.  They’re just the thing for fun intimate play that lets you switch from massage to oral lovin’ without needing to worry about chemical tastes in your mouth.

  • Toy:  Babelicious Lube (sent by Babeland.com for review)
  • Type: Flavored lubes, water-based, gel
  • Manufacturer: Babeland
  • Material: Water-based (Glycerine and paraben-free)
  • Price: $8
  • SMT rating: N/A

Babelicious Lubes come in a variety of delectable flavors

Following up on their BabeLube, Babeland has also started offering the Babelicious line of flavored lubes for your continued intimate enjoyment.  These lubes, which come in four different flavors, have a light, sweet, desserty smell that makes them excellent for use as massage accessories as well as intimate lubricants.  They have a strong, enticing flavor, making them easy to mix with oral pleasure without unfortunate aftertastes.

Babelicious lubes are water-based and a gel consistency, though not as thick as Babelube.  Since they are glycerine and paraben-free, which makes them safe for your body.  As water-based lubes, they are safe for use with all styles of sex toys and condoms.  They work well as lubricants and stay slick longer than any other flavored lube used by our testers.  They have a pleasant consistency, and are perfect for a variety of intimate uses.  If you’re looking for a body-safe flavored lube that isn’t made from sugars or dries out immediately, Babelicious is just what you’re looking for.

Jun 202010
 

Babeland’s aptly named BabeLube is a new, high-quality personal lubricant that avoids chemicals that may be bad for your body (such as glycerine and paraben) and is water-based to be condom and sex toy-safe.  Though it’s water-based, the BabeLube offers a nice, thick gel consistency that will last a long time and provides lots of slickness to your pleasure.

  • Toy:  BabeLube (sent by Babeland.com for review)
  • Type: lubricant, water-based, gel consistency
  • Manufacturer: Babeland
  • Material: Water-based
  • Price: $8
  • SMT rating: N/A

Babeland's new lube is healthy, thick, and condom-safe

BabeLube is a thick, slick water-based lube by Babeland. BabeLube is a high quality lube with no scent or taste that is perfect for a variety of uses. Since it is paraben and glycerin free, it is perfect for sensitive vulvar and G-spot use, masturbation and anal play. Specially formulated not to interact with any materials used in the making of male and female sex toys, it can also be comfortably used directly on all body parts.

To be high-quality, a personal lubricant needs to be: glycerin-free, to discourage yeast growth and infections;  paraben-free to avoid some unfortunate reactions to that preservative; very little taste, odor and sugar, which could also distract from the enjoyment of natural fragrances and support yeast growth.  Thankfully, BabeLube meets all these criteria!  BabeLube has a rich, thick consistency as well as being easily spreadable, for long lasting, desirable coverage, and is sold in amounts that will last many sensual sessions. This lubricant meets all the necessary standards to support the very finest intimate experiences.

Jun 012008
 

Astroglide Glycerine & Paraben Free

Product: Astroglide Liquid Glycerine & Paraben Free

Pride: About $6.50

Purchased at: CVS

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Summary: Astroglide GPF (it’s just too long to type out every time) is a light, thin lube especially suited for those who are sensitive to Glycerine and Paraben, chemicals commonly found in lubes. Cheap glycerine, by the way, can also be a feast for vaginal yeast, so most of us would do well to avoid it. Since Astroglide products have become nearly as easy to find as KY branded lubes, with shelf space in many drug and department stores, this is an easy to find product.

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