Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Wet and Slippery
In the package I received from the delightful folk over at PinkCherry.com Sex Toys was some products from the Intimate Organics line.
So today my darlings, we're going to talk a bit about lubrication.
The Intimate Organics Line was created in 2008 to give women and men a safer and more natural choice fro enjoying intimate moments, alone or together. *from the brochure
The lube they sent me was: Hydra Glycerine Free Vegan Friendly Water Base Lubricant
Now I decided to once again do a bit of homework on this. I mean, there's only so much you can say about and do with lube- yet there seems to be a vast array of choices out there.
There seem to be a few main types of lubricant: water-based, oil-based and silicone-based.
After a preliminary search, it seems that water-based is the most functional. It is safe for use with all toys and condoms, cleans the most easily and is least likely to cause any kind of skin reaction.
Intimate Organics seem to have kicked it up a notch: not only is it water-based, it is also made from natural ingredients. For example- the top ingredient is in fact "aqua" (which I suppose is a fancy way of saying water), there's also some alcohol and leaf and berry extracts in there.
The pamphlet also talked about conditioners for the skin, which I suppose is where the aloe extracts come in as well.
All in all, I was not terrified to use this on my pink parts.
So since I'm in a wee bit of a dry spell at the moment, this was used strictly on me and my toys the past few nights. And well? It lubed. It made both me and the toys all cool and slick. Insertion was downright dreamy. And it did clean off within moments.
There was no noticable smell to this lube, but there was a definite taste to it. Maybe a bit sour? Not awful, but not flavoured either. However, the pamphlet does indicate that it's vegan-friendly. As well, since it's such a high water content, this is definitely a thin, liquidy lube- as opposed to the oil-based that comes out in a thicker gel form.
My only other observation about water-based lubricants, and this one specifically is not particularly new or original. Because it's mostly made of water, it does tend to dry out more quickly than an oil or a silicone-based lube. It's one of the trade offs for having a more natural product.
Yes, those other materials might last longer, but they also leave a residue, they're harder to clean, and they might just cause a skin reaction.
I did like this product, but there's nothing overwhelmingly interesting about it. It's a lube. It did it's job. It neither excited nor offended me. You definitely pay for the "organic" label though -as it is regularly priced at $23.99, on sale at the site for $15.99.
Duchess Rating: 3.5 out of 5