System JO Gelato Mint Chocolate Lube Review
By Pleasure Panel reviewer CaptainMeow
System JO Gelato Mint Chocolate Lube review: This is the yummiest lubricant I have ever put in my mouth. It tastes so good that the first time I tasted it, I was at a loss for words for a good few minutes. All I could think of was “wow”. Many thanks, Cara for sending this my way!
The System JO Gelato Mint Chocolate Lube is one of 5 in the JO® Gelato series. All of them are water-based lubricants flavoured to taste like desserts we know and love. They comprise Salted Caramel, Hazelnut Espresso, Tiramisu, Crème Brulee, and the one in this review, Mint Chocolate. All are free from sugar, paraben and propylene glycol. This makes the lubes largely body-safe. It is also gluten-free and vegan-friendly.
First Impressions & Ingredients
The bottle of System JO Gelato Mint Chocolate Lube I received is clearly labelled and, in my opinion, well-presented. It looks elegant while touting its properties.
The ingredients listed are Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Flavor (Aroma), Sucralose, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid. Glycerin and sucralose (an artificial sweetener) may cause problems for those prone to yeast infections, but they are probably necessary for creating the decadent flavour profile. I would personally recommend that this be kept for oral sex rather than for penetration. That said, as it is water-based, it is suitable for use with various materials including latex, and thus could be used for conventional purposes and with toys if so desired.
Scent & Taste
The first thing I noticed on peeling off the safety seal was that this smelled exactly like mint chocolate ice cream, with minimal chemical smells. I couldn’t resist tasting it there and then and it is incredibly delicious! It comes across as being minty with mild hints of chocolate rather than being exactly like the ice cream, but is still absolutely delectable. System Jo has managed to get the flavour right with the System JO Gelato Mint Chocolate Lube, so much so that I sat licking my fingers for a while.
The disc cap works well for preventing spills, but I found it slightly difficult to get the lube out. I had to give the bottle a little squeeze to get any lube out from the cap, and the bottle itself is rather stiff. Not great for stiff hands. If you are able to be careful, you might prefer just unscrewing the cap and pouring the lube out that way. That said, a tiny drop as in the photo spreads well and manages to cover the back of my hand.
Viscosity & Longevity
The lube itself is not as runny as most water-based lubricants and actually leans more towards a silicone lubricant in terms of viscosity, which is likely due to the hydroxyethylcellulose. The System JO Gelato Mint Chocolate Lube is still water-based though, and I found it dries up faster than other water-based lube I own. I also found that even though it says “no stick or tack” on the bottle, I did find that it would become slightly sticky with hand-jobs. Hence, I personally would not use this for hand-jobs, especially since there are other options out there. And besides, it would be such a waste of the flavour!
Oral sex is not something I take issue with, but the System JO Gelato Mint Chocolate Lube gives me so much more reason to want it. If you haven’t already noticed, I’m a big fan of the taste and I find it lends itself very well to the job. It is smooth to the touch and provides a frictionless glide which is always welcome.
The System JO Gelato Mint Chocolate Lube does last for a decent amount of time when used for oral sex, but 30ml (as is the bottle I received) won’t last very long at all. If you intend to use this more often, I recommend buying the 120ml option instead. A 30ml bottle would be great for travel, or even just to try the flavours and decide which you prefer. It leaves no sticky residue behind after oral play and no chemical aftertaste. I’m also pleased to report that I had no reactions to this lubricant despite having sensitive skin.
I really enjoyed using the System JO Gelato Mint Chocolate Lube and readily recommend this for oral play. It does the job really well and helps the giver experience more pleasure. That’s always a plus in my books.
Using the System JO Gelato Mint Chocolate Lube makes me feel like I’ve just had a rich dessert without actually consuming calories. The only reservations I have would be the glycerin and sucralose. If you have a preference for other flavours rather than sweet food, or if you want to be able to use it for more than just oral sex. Otherwise, this gets two thumbs up from me!
Thanks to Pleasure Panel reviewer CaptainMeow for this review of the System JO Gelato Mint Chocolate Lube (£5.95 for a 30ml bottle from Simply Pleasure)
This flavoured lube was sent free of charge, in exchange for a fair and honest review by the Pleasure Panel, by System JO. Thank you! 🙂
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