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Sexual Lubricants Reviews

First, my apologies to Twisted-Miss for taking forever to complete these reviews.  It takes a long time to do lube reviews, as I do a lot of research (as you will see below) as well as testing the products myself for personal reactions.

Today I am featuring three personal sexual lubricants for review from, a UK sex toy retailer.  All three products are water-based lubricants, but are very different in composition and performance.

Slide Lubricant

Ingredients- aqua, glycerin, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, citric acid, sodium benzoate.

Slide Lubricant is made by Loving Joy, an adult sex toy manufacturer in the UK.  It is water-based and paraben-free (bonus!).  It does however contain glycerin (which is a sugary substance with moisturizing qualities), so if you are prone to yeast infections, you should avoid it.  If you are not, it shouldn’t be a problem otherwise.  All the other ingredients in this product are completely body safe, with hazard levels at 1-2 points out of 10.

The lube itself is odorless, slightly sweet, but mainly tasteless, and is fairly thick and viscous as opposed to runny.  It therefore coats the skin well; adding a thin layer of slide to your body parts and removes friction, so is therefore aptly named.  You may think because it is thick that it would be sticky, but this is not the case.  I played with the lube on my fingertips for twenty minutes, rubbing it around and into the skin and it stayed slippery.  When I wiped it off, my fingers were smooth and dry.  During masturbation or sex, this lubricant performs very well, with a little going a long way.

Slide comes in an easy to use little squeeze tube whose packaging is unassuming and cosmetic looking, which is also a bonus.  Very reasonably priced as opposed to other quality lubes, this lube has everything you need (slide!) and nothing that you don’t (parabens & nasty chemicals).

Super Slik

Ingredients- aqua, glycerine bp (vegetable glycerine), mono propylene glycol usp, hydroxyethyl cellulose, sodium methylparaben, sodium ethylparaben, sodium propylparaben.

Having read the ingredients list for Super Slik, I was a bit worried about all the parabens (a type of preservative that limits bacterial growth) that the products contains.  While in some studies parabens have been linked to breast cancer, these studies are inconclusive.  However, parabens can cause skin irritation or allergic reactions, so I avoid them for that reason.

Super Slick has a fairly thick viscosity, yet is very fluid and slick (a bit thinner than Slide).  When tested on my fingertips for twenty minutes it stayed slippery and even after rubbing off, my fingers were still slippery.  I did not use this product myself, due to the parabens, but my partner did (obviously not as worried about parabens as I am).  It did a good job as a “jerk juice”, although he found it did get a bit sticky over time.

Overall, I would rate Super Slick as an average lubricant that does a good job, but would definitely pick Slide over Super Slick, just because of the parabens.  Most lubes DO contain parabens though, so it is up to you to choose.  I just prefer not to use them.

TAOI ® Pure Pulse Intimate Stimulant Spray

Ingredients- aqua, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera gel), caprylic-capric triglyceride, glycerin, sorbitol, fructose, arginine*, squalane, paraffin, glycereth-26, menthol, capsicum frutescens (extract), tocopheryl acetate*, aroma (flavour), glyceryl polyacrylate, sodim saccharin, acrylates/c 10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, diazolidinyl urea*, benzyl alcohol*, 1-br4omo-1-nitropropane-1, 3-diol, triethanolamine*, C177891, B.H.T., tetrasodium EDTA, carbomer

Okay, that ingredient’s list is a mouthful.  Whenever I see an ingredients list that long, I start to worry.  And, for good reason.  Among the listed ingredients are five (see those with asterisks*) that have moderate to high toxicity levels, and a few of which I couldn’t find a fact sheet on.  Two that I will point out include Arginine (L-arginine) and diazolidinyl urea.  L-arginine changes to nitric oxide and increases vasodilatation (causing the blood vessels to relax, thereby increasing circulation), which is why is has been used for erectile dysfunction and clitoral stimulators.  However, L-arginine shouldn’t be used in people with genital herpes as it may worsen their symptoms.  Diazolidinyl urea is usually made from animal urine, which in and of itself is slightly distasteful, especially if you are vegan.  But there is also strong evidence that it is a “Known human immune system toxicant and Human skin toxicant”, so reason enough to avoid it.  You can look up the other toxic chemicals in this product at the Cosmetic Database.

I must admit that I was intrigued by the name of this product: TAOI ® Pure Pulse Intimate Stimulant Spray.  I related it to the word Tao, which signifies a mystical path in Taoism.  Many products, such as Kama Sutra and Shunga use exotic-sounding Asian names to seduce the buyer into believing its erotic/exotic qualities.  Like some Kama Sutra products (such as their Spearmint Stimulating Pleasure Balm), that are used as sexual stimulants for women, TAOI ® Pure Pulse Intimate Stimulant Spray contains menthol, which does stimulate the genital area.  However, you should be careful with menthol, as for some people it can actually burn.

Because of the huge list of toxins in the product, I didn’t give it a try on my genitals, especially since I have had reactions to menthol in the past well.  So, I can’t say how well it did or didn’t work.  I wouldn’t have ordered it for review if I had of seen the ingredients list, but unfortunately it was not available from the retailer, and I had to look on the packaging when it arrived.

Please keep in mind that MOST sexual stimulating crèmes/gels/sprays contain L-arginine, menthol, urea and other harsh ingredients, so that is not to say that this product is any worse than most.  Just be aware if you use these stimulating products that they may burn, cause irritation, allergic reactions, and may contain harsh toxins.

So, there are my reviews of these sexual lubricants and stimulating products.  I want to add, that based on packaging and product description, the Taoi Spray would have been my number one choice, as I prefer products that are natural and higher end.  However, after researching all three, I have concluded that Slide (the cheapest with the least “elegant” packaging) is the best of the bunch.  Therefore, be careful in your product choices, read labels and don’t be fooled by pretty packaging.

Try out Slide Lubricant which you can buy via  Thank you to Twisted-Miss for providing these products for me to review.

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