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.

Nov 142010
 

We all know chocolate can be a delightful aphrodisiac, and who can resist that rich, delicious chocolate aroma?  Turn yourself into a tempting treat or seduce your lover by adding this chocolate-scented, delightfully decadent body oil to your skin care or foreplay experience!

  • Toy:  Chocolate Body Oil (sent by Babeland.com for review)
  • Type: Massage oil, chocolate-derived, non-toxic, vegan
  • Manufacturer: Sweet Beauty
  • Material: Natural oils, organic fair trade cocoa, phthalate-free, paraben-free, silicone-free, sulfate-free, artificial fragrance-free
  • Price: $20

Sweet Beauty's Chocolate Massage Oil smells delicious and feels delightful

I have made it clear how absolutely entranced I was with the smell of Sweet Beauty’s Chocolate Body Cream, and how impressed I was at the high quality of the lotion itself.  At the end of my review, I noted that it could be used for sensual back rubs or other massages.  Well, Sweet Beauty has gone one step further and also released a Chocolate Massage Oil specifically for romantic, deliciously-scented relaxation!

As with Sweet Beauty’s body cream, this chocolate massage oil is derived from all-natural, vegan ingredients and wasn’t tested on animals.  Its entrancing smell is derived from organic fair-trade chocolate.  Its aroma is reminiscent of a rich dark chocolate, not a sugary milk chocolate confection.  It also has just a hint of vanilla in its scent.  The smell in the massage oil is a bit less strong than the scent in the body cream, which means that you can use a large helping of it during a massage without the smell becoming overpowering.  There’s nothing toxic in the product, but it isn’t designed to be edible, and it shouldn’t be used as a sexual lubricant.  Finally, since it doesn’t contain any preservatives, the oil has a shelf life of 6-months.  This probably won’t make any difficulty, however, since it’s a high-quality product that you will likely use up well before that deadline!

Like the body cream, this product doesn’t depend only on its yummy scent, but is also a high-quality product in its on right.  This oil has a nice “glide” to it; it makes the skin slippery enough for a good massage without feeling too slick or leaving the body oily for a long time afterward.  I found that it gives the skin just a touch of shine and glow, leaving it attractive and well-moisturized.  It works excellently as a massage oil, but could also be used simply to moisturize and brighten your skin.  Overall, this would make an excellent, seductive oil for a sensual massage with some scent play, or just as an oil to use as a skin moisturizer and perfume!

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.

Sep 042008
 

Natural Contours Petite - Redesigned to Fundraise

Natural Contour's Petite - Redesigned to Fundraise

SportSheets is going green with its new line of vegan gear, and Natural Contours (already vegan and phthalate-free) announces a new version of their Petite woman-designed vibrator to be released in October. 10% of the sales from their improved Petite Pink Ribbon vibe will go to Breast Cancer Action of California. It’s a pleasure to see so many sex companies and stores demonstrating their commitment to their customers and planet! More info on these new products after the jump.

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