Mar 242015
 

Pjur Espresso waterbased lubricant

Pjur Espresso is a water-based lubricant with caffeine. Initially, I thought that it was also espresso flavoured, the packaging to me looks like that’s what it would be, but its not. I think the packaging for this reason is very misleading. Unless you read the crazy-small print on the back, stating that it’s tasteless, it looks to be espresso flavoured.

Consistency wise, it’s very similar to Pjur Woman Nude, which is why I don’t have a whole lot to say. They’re very similar. I think the Espresso gets stickier quicker, so reapplying or reactivating happens a lot more, and it feels less natural. It leaves behind the same annoying sticky residue on my skin.

The main differences between the two is that the Pjur Woman Nude is more vagina friendly, whereas the Espresso is closer to just your average lube.

Pjur Espresso ingredients:

Aqua (Water), Propylene Glycol, Glycerin (Glycerol), Ethoxydiglycol, Caffeine, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Citric Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.

I was dreading trying the Espresso. I didn’t ask for it to review because I’m not a coffee fan, I don’t drink hot drinks much, but when I do, it’s tea. Frankly, I find coffee kind of gross. Espresso is like, super coffee flavoured, I was expecting to absolutely hate it. I considered filming my initial reaction because I expected it to be hilarious to see. Turns out, had I read the packaging, I would have realized that it’s not actually coffee flavoured. It’s just “Powered by Caffeine”. All that dread for nothing.

The caffeine is supposed to give sensation, and help arousal. A cup of coffee for your genitals. I haven’t noticed any affect. I’ve smothered my vulva in lube and haven’t felt so much as a tingle. When I had a fan blowing on my lubed up vulva, I felt a minor tingle, but I suspect that was because of the situation.

I prefer the taste of the Pjur Espresso over the apparently tasteless Woman Nude. Woman Nude has a very strong chemically sweet taste, the Espresso is mostly tasteless, as it claims. It has a very, very slight tang to it, but that’s it. The tang does have a tendency to linger in my mouth if I don’t actively wash it out.

Pjur Espresso is an average lubricant that does its job. I don’t get any added stimulation from the caffeine in there, although more sensitive people may. It’s not the best lube, but it’s also not the worst.

If you want to try he Pjur Espresso for yourself, you can pick some up straight from Pjur, or from JOUJOU.

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I was sent this product in exchange for my honest review.

 Posted by at 11:56 pm
Feb 272015
 

Pjur Woman Nude is a paraben and glycerin free water-based lubricant. This formula of Pjur boasts no preservatives, oils, perfumes or other added stuff that could possibly cause a bad reaction on sensitive skin.

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Now, I don’t have sensitive skin, not in the traditional way. My skin hates any and all forms of hair removal, but I don’t get any negative reactions to lotions or lubes. I know it’s not odd for others to react to lube though, so I try my best to review lubes that are less likely to lead to that.

Pjur Woman Nude has a few ingredients: Aqua (Water), Propylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydroxyethyl cellulose, Sodium Saccharin and Citric Acid.

That’s a lot of words I don’t know the meaning of. Which, generally, isn’t a good sign when it comes to things you’re sticking in your bits. A quick Google search of each of them doesn’t immediately show anything sinister and I trust that those with allergies, or sensitivities, know what causes aggravation for them.

The consistency of this lube is pretty average. It’s runny but not too runny, so it doesn’t make an escape as soon as I put it on a toy. When I rub it over a toy it gets kind of patchy, which is apparently normal. I don’t pay much attention to how lube goes on silicone, as it turns out, I’d never noticed this before now.

Pjur Woman Nude is water-based so it’s suitable for any material in any hole that you could possibly dream of. It feels relatively natural, I don’t rub it on myself and feel like my vagina is being smothered, but it doesn’t feel quite as not-there as my Sliquid H2O does. Continue reading »

 Posted by at 12:34 am
Feb 032015
 

Sometimes you just want to cover yourself in come. Or not. Maybe. Ok so this is totally an urge I get which is the entire reason I bought myself a bottle of SPUNK Hybrid lubricant in the first place. Also there’s a pink option. Yes, pink lube. Horrifying for some, dream come true for pink haired mermaids like myself.

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SPUNK Hybrid is a hybrid lubricant, big surprise right? What this means is that it’s a water-based lubricant with a small amount of silicone in there too. It helps aid with longevity and makes it better for anal play without having to use pure silicone lube.

SPUNK Hybrid is designed to look and act like come. And damn, colour me impressed.

The colour is, in my opinion, fucking spot-on. I’ve only ever had experience with one males ejaculate, so that’s what I’m basing most of this off. I have seen ample porn though, and all ejaculate varies, but I think SPUNK Hybrid has found a great average. It has the nice milky shade with the right level or translucency. The consistency is pretty good, it’s runny without being so runny as to fall off anything you squirt it on, which leads it to the perfect come like appearance. It sticks without being sticky, a come-like quality I appreciate them not aiming for.

When between fingers, you can tap it together and pull your fingers apart and get that nice string-like effect without it being too stringy, like Bad Dragons cumlube.

Sometimes I see pictures of people with SPUNK lube on them and I don’t realize that it’s not ejaculate.

So it hits the mark on the messy come fun side, but how is the lube in use? Continue reading »

 Posted by at 5:16 am
Nov 282014
 

IMG_2943Ahhhh, we’ve all heard about the wonders of the almighty glycerin- and paraben-free Sliquid. I’d been putting off buying some to try it out for myself, it’s kinda expensive ($19.95 for 255ml at Lovehoney) and I couldn’t bring myself to spend that much on lube when I already had lube that worked just fine.

I’ve been using the same lube since I got my first sex toy. I knew I’d need lube because my first toy was a dildo and aside from fingers I’d never had anything in me. I had no clue what was good and what wasn’t, so I asked mum who told me her preferred lube and I went with that one. I ventured out once and bought a different blend from the same company and hated it, so I decided to stick with the first one forever. So aside from these two lubes I had no idea. Except for that I hate runny lube. Runny lube is horrible.

Eventually what convinced me was that if I’m going to preach about safe toys, I should also be able to talk about body-friendly lubes. And so I bit the bullet and got myself some.

I read a few reviews, Sliquid Sassy seems to be the fave, but I wanted to try the H2O and decide for myself.

Sliquid H2O is a water-based lube (duh) and comes in either a 125 or 255ml bottle. I have the 125ml and it’s honestly kinda cute. It’s the perfect size to have sitting next to me when I’m jacking off and fits nicely in one hand. I expected the cap to be a pain in the ass, dripping lube everywhere, thankfully that’s not the case. It’s easy to flip open and doesn’t let more than you need out. I also appreciate that it’s not stupid gendered packaging.

Sliquid H2O is the slightly thinner relative of Sassy, both are 100% glycerin- and paraben-free as well as vegan. Glycerin in lubes could possibly cause yeast infection in more sensitive individuals. Parabens are preservatives that some people can have reactions to. If you have sensitive skin and find that average lubricants cause some irritation, pick up some Sliquid.

There’s only a handful of ingredients in Sliquid; Purified Water, Plant Cellulose (from Cotton), Cyamopsis (Guar Conditioners), Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid (100% Vegan)

Their name is appropriate, Sliquid is nothing less than super slick. It’s slippery but not so slippery it runs off my toys. I don’t have to rush to get the toy over me to avoid getting lube on the bed, not that it would matter too much, Sliquid is non-staining. There’s no smell and much to my surprise, no discernible taste. I’d read other reviews which all said it was tasteless, but I didn’t believe it. I thought maybe they’re just saying that because there’s not much taste, but no, seriously, it’s tasteless. This means it’d be awesome for any time lube and oral are involved.

Sliquid H2O feels really, really good. The consistency along with the lack of chemicals lend it to feel natural. I didn’t think that using all natural ingredients could cause such a drastic difference in feel, but it does. It mixes well with my natural lubrication and never feels sticky. When I’m done, I don’t feel like I need to shower and scrub my skin to get the lube remnants off. It just soaks in leaving no sign it was ever there. I do find I have to reapply it, but it’s so slick in the first place that when I do, I don’t have to use much. It can be easily reactivated with saliva which helps extend the time-frame before reapplication is necessary.

For extended jack-off sessions I prefer something longer lasting and thicker (which is where Sassy comes in), but for most people I think it’d be fine. It works better for penetrative activities as then it has something to mix with and doesn’t dry up as quickly, but also works well externally, just be prepared to reapply more often.

You can get your hands on Sliquid H2O and other Sliquid products at Lovehoney.

 

I’ll also be posting a review for Sliquid Sassy, watch this space.

 

 Posted by at 9:21 pm