Lube Review: K-Y Warming Liquid


This week at the Spicy Gear Blog, I tackled the new K-Y Warming Liquid lube. Did I finally warm up to K-Y brand personal lubricants? Hmm… nope. Feeling as chilly as a glass dildo straight from the fridge.


What’s made in Canada, isn’t compatible with non-latex condoms and is packed full of potentially vagina-harming ingredients? That’s right. You guessed it. It’s K-Y Warming Liquid lubricant.

INGREDIENTS: Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Maltodextrin, Honey, Methylparaben, Sucralose

Although this warming formula is capsaicin-free, the ingredients list reads like a vaginal nightmare– all sugars and some parabens to boot. Not good for anyone who experiences yeast infections, other candida overgrowths or for those who are concerned about parabens’ supposed link to cancer. Nothing heart-warming about that!

If you and/or your partner(s) have no troubles with fungi or sensitive skin, K-Y Warming Liquid won’t do you any harm. For those who do, steer clear! You’d be better off with a pure silicone lubricant, like my favorites ID Millennium and Doc Johnson’s i-Lube.

And, this warning goes for you non-latex condom lovers too. Just like K-Y Warming Jelly, this lube has not been approved by the FDA for use with polyisoprene, nitrile or polyurethane condoms. As an FC2 and latex-free sex toy fan, this makes me say, “Boooooo!”

The best things about K-Y Warming Liquid? The low cost and the mess-free application. Which is good, because reapplication will most definitely be necessary. Right now, it’s available in 1oz and-2.5oz flip-top bottles, which are easy to use one-handed. I scored my 1oz bottle for the current, piddly price of $5.99.


Overall Rating: 1 Star

Final Verdict: 

A far cry from a K-Y product made with women in mind, like the awesome K-Y Liquibeads, K-Y Warming Liquid poses a health-risk for yeast-prone ladies and was largely a big ole’ warm dollop of disappointment.

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