This pump-style, 3.38 oz (100ml) bottle looks like hair mousse from a fancy salon. The kind with accents over the letters in its name. I wouldn’t feel bad leaving it out on my bathroom sink when my dad comes to visit. Apart from the, “Sensual Lubricant,” in tiny, tiny letters beneath the name, you really can’t tell what this product is meant for.
And don’t let that fanciness scare you off. This lube is inexpensive. Our smaller bottle only runs you $10.99.
This lube is water-based, but I thought at first that it came from silicone. That’s how good it is. It didn’t bother my normally sensitive skin, and this is a big deal. My skin normally HATES water-based lubes, and all of my favorites are silicone-based. But I got this stuff all over the place and what do you know? No breakouts, no itching.
And the taste? This isn’t really meant to be a flavored lube, but it has a strange sweetness to it. I want to say it almost has a citrusy flavor to it as well, but I can’t really put my finger on it. Anyway, it changed my opinion on using only specifically flavored lubes (like WET Naturals Sensual Strawberry) for oral sex. And it’s vagina friendly (as you will read below), so it’s perfectly safe for cunnilingus!
They even have a gorgeous ads!
I decided to go ahead and take a look at each and every single one of the ingredients in this lube, since it had some that I’ve never actually heard of. Here’s what I found:
Deionized water – water without ions. About as close to pure H2O as you can feasibly get.
Propanediol – now, the box says this has propanediol in it, which, as far as our expert research skills can tell us, means one of three chemicals. Our guess is that it’s just propylene glycol. We’ve mentioned before that propylene glycol in lubes can sometimes cause dermatitis, or eczema, which means that this lube doesn’t make our list of safe lubes for sensitive skin. But if you haven’t had a reaction to it before, you’re probably just fine using it now.
Xylitol – a vagina-safe sweetener. This sugar alcohol has about the same sweetness as sucrose and has no levels of toxicity to humans. However, it can be very dangerous to dogs, so don’t leave this out where Fido can get ahold of it.
Gluconolactone – Considered to be a skin-conditioner, this chemical is used to keep skin healthy and keep the lube from getting clumpy. It is not known to have any adverse reactions in humans, and is used in a lot of organic and all-natural skin care products.
Sodium Benzoate – A preservative. It’s not known to be toxic or have any adverse reaction to humans, although in massive quantities, it’s thought to be responsible for hyperactive behavior. Given the tiny amount in this lube, that shouldn’t be an issue for you.
Carrageenan – a thickening gel, which is obtained from seaweed. This is considered a good vegan/vegetarian alternative to gelatin, and is even organic-approved. Supposedly, it also can slow the infection rate of HSV, HPV, and HIV, but don’t use it solely for that purpose! The best way to prevent those diseases from spreading is by being tested regularly and wearing a condom. We paired this lube with the new Durex Real Feel Polyisoprene condoms to great effect!
Aloe Barbadensis – this aloe leaves behind a cooling feeling. Unlike some aloe products, it’s not super strong, so don’t rely on this lube to soothe anal, or other painful sex.
Je T’aime? Je l’aime ce lubrifiant! This is my new favorite water-based lube. It’s great for toys, condom-safe, amazing for vaginal sex, it tastes wonderful, and unless you’ve already had a reaction to propylene glycol, it’s perfectly safe for sensitive skin, unlike many other water-based lubes out there. Plus, the bottle is CRAZY fancy.