Ahhhh, 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.