Swiss Navy Silicone Anal Lube Review
By Pleasure Panel reviewer Nat and Tom
I received the Swiss Navy Silicone Anal Lube 6 Pack to test and review as part of March’s Pleasure Panel round. Huge thanks to Cara and Clonezone! This review is specifically for the Swiss Navy Silicone Anal Lube which made up half of the pack. These bottles are mini (each contains 29.5ml) which makes them perfect for sampling before buying a large bottle or ideal to travel with.
Each bottle of Swiss Navy Silicone Anal Lube has a hygienic seal, which is great for those of us who like peace of mind knowing that our product hasn’t been tampered with. Once this has been removed, simply screw the cap back on, press down and it will open. You can then squeeze the bottle to get the product out.
I did a quick patch test on my partner and I before we went any further. I’ve never had a reaction to a silicone lubricant before, but as I have sensitive skin, I thought it was best to check first. It doesn’t contain any glycerine, proplyene glycol or parabens and I’m pleased to report no irritation occurred.
What I wasn’t so pleased about was pretty much everything else about this product. Firstly, I was confused by the consistency. When I think of silicone-based lubricants I think of two things, thickness and longevity. I found the Swiss Navy Premium Silicone Anal Lubricant to be thin and runny, which is not what I expected from a product with the word Premium in its name. I couldn’t use this for anal outside of play with a finger or two, as it’s simply not thick enough. It was immediately ruled out for penetrative sex with a partner as I felt there would be too much discomfort.
I decided I’d go for middle ground and try it out on one of my thinner glass toys, but I found that insertion and use was uncomfortable. I’m glad that I didn’t try anything larger as I may have hurt myself. I don’t usually have any problems with that particular toy when using Sliquid Silver (another premium silicone lube) so I knew that the Swiss Navy product was at fault here. It’s just not recommendable for anything beyond beginners butt play in my opinion. It does last a long time, so I can’t complain about that, but what’s the use in it lasting a long time if you can only use it on the tiniest of plugs?
In regards to the Swiss Navy Silicone Anal Lube ingredients, there’s one that’s worth pointing out. Clove. This is a mild numbing agent that is said to make anal play more comfortable. I believe that a thick lubricant, steady pace and relaxation is what makes anal comfortable, not ingredients. Having said that, I think it must be very subtle in this case as I couldn’t pick up on it. I could feel everything. It might have had more of an affect if the product was thicker but as it is, I don’t think it makes a whole lot of difference.
One thing that isn’t subtle about this ingredient is the smell. I don’t like it at all. I’ve never been a huge fan of the scent as it reminds me of something my grandparents would give me when I had an upset stomach. It’s not something I’d associate with sex. I found it to be off-putting and I think the strength of it was even bordering on overbearing at times. I have read in various online product descriptions that the Swiss Navy Premium Silicone Anal Lubricant is odourless but evidently, that is not the case.
In conclusion, I was really disappointed with the Swiss Navy Silicone Anal Lube. I liked the sleek packaging, small size and the fact it was long-lasting, but everything else was pretty bad. If you’re a person who doesn’t mind the smell of Clove and aren’t intending to use anything thicker than a finger, then you might think this is half decent, but otherwise, I’d give it a miss. There are much better anal lubes out there than this.
– Nat and Tom
Thanks to Pleasure Panel reviewer Nat and Tom for this review of the Swiss Navy Silicone Anal Lube (29.5ml bottle).
You can currently buy 6 mini bottles of Swiss Navy lube here at Clonezone for £9.99.
The mini bottles of Swiss Navy Silicone Anal Lube were sent free of charge, in exchange for a fair and honest review by the Pleasure Panel, by Clonezone. Thank you! 🙂
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