By minnie: I was sent a bottle of X Lube Powdered Water Based Lube in return for an unbiased review.
The pluses for me personally when it comes to the Astroglide X Premium Silicone Lube is that it comes in an easy to dispense bottle which stands upright. Even if you don't properly seal it at the top during the passion of your sex or masturbation session, you can stand it on a level surface by the bed and get away with it without any spills. Both of the lubricants come with a foil hygiene seal which must be removed before you replace the cap and dispense normally.
Silicone lubricant isn't my favourite. I usually opt for a water based lube as I find that this resolves my worries about whether I can use that certain sex toy during sex and or masturbation, and it is absorbed into the skin or evaporates during the heat of the session. This means I don't have any or much lube residue on me, whereas with silicone lubes in the past I tend to feel that I have to get up and wash the residue off my skin (hands and rest of my body) straight after the session. Sometimes I start to feel uncomfortable during foreplay, sex or masturbation as I can feel the silicone lube like a slick or something sticky on my skin and I don't like the sensation.
A few months ago I was sent a sampling of the enormous range of System JO products, free of charge by System JO for the purposes of fair and honest reviews. System JO specialises in sexual lubricants although their well presented, professional looking collection also includes sexual and intimate accoutrements such as delay spray, shave gels, arousal gels and sex toy cleaner.
The bottle is safely held within the outer box by a moulded plastic insert, opening in two halves to reveal the glass pump dispenser bottle with pop off cap. There’s 15 ml of the ivory coloured cream contained in the bottle. The pump dispenser has a petite tube and nozzle, meaning you don’t dispense more than you need in a squirt. Little more than a dot each time, so you don’t waste any. Once I rubbed the ‘Indécente’ intimate arousal cream on to my clitoris, it didn’t take long for the tingling to start. Just a few seconds in fact. It wasn’t overwhelming, like the fire of some warming arousal gels and creams, nor was it the Arctic ice of the menthol enhanced variants (although this cream does include menthol, but apparently only enough to induce tingling not an icy burn - in me, anyway).
To use the Tenga Flip Hole you just slip it out of the U shaped holder that keeps it together during storage, and you have a sleeve that literally can be flipped open to reveal the inner lining. Place the two sides together again and the man’s penis is inserted into the entrance hole. It’s a good idea to coat the inner lining and yourself with some of the included lubricant before you start, so it stays pleasurable instead of uncomfortably chafing. Yes, you get some free Tenga lubes with this masturbation sleeve too. Three Tenga Hole Lotions; water based lubricants in Real, Mild and Wild.
For the mid-range kit I was pleasantly surprised that you get two vibrating items, the bullet vibe and the vibrating cock ring. The expandable wipes seem to be a little superfluous to this kit, with the absence of the wash with it - but if the wash was included the contents value would be too high for the sale price. The condoms are from tried and tested brands, such as EXS, Mates and Billy Boy and they are all well within the expiry dates and as standard. I've reviewed the two types of Give Lube in the past as well as the expandable wipes, so please click through the links on the list to read about them in more detail.
As you can see you get a great value little sex kit for your money. It’s pretty much all the essentials you’d need for a naughty weekend away, keeping in your handbag or travel bag, glove compartment, work drawer or just next to the bed as your emergency backup for your usual supplies. I’ve reviewed the lubeshots, Cheeky Wash and wipes separately, so please click through the links above to find out more info about each item.
By Sexuality Sanctuary If you are fluid bonded with your partner and not using latex condoms or silicone sex toys go ahead and enjoy uberlube. It will last way longer and guarantee no friction issues. It will however stain sheets and clothing but it has so many uses that this is forgiveable. You can use it in your hair as a defrizzer and on your feet to soothe callouses and cracks. You can even fix that squeaky door hinge! The vitamin e ensures that the silicone doesn't have a during affect on your skin .
By Cara Sutra: The STR8cam Lubricant seems to be another branding of the famous SPUNK lube. Str8cam is an adult/18+ only cam and clip site, and this lubricant has been branded with the main man in mind, known as ‘Str8cam Jeff’.
Despite the minor niggles this is a great value special effects lubricant that is versatile enough to be used for whatever sex-pedition you’re planning. It’s compatible with all sex toys materials and condoms. The ingredients are clearly marked and the instructions on the label are in a variety of languages. You get a lot of lube for your money and I’d rate the Pjur MyGlide Stimulating & Warming Lubricant 7/10. A few points off as I would rather avoid the residue on my skin after use and I’d prefer a pump dispenser - but it DOES work and for some people this will be the perfect sex lube.
By McBitchyTits / big kinky bbw I really like how the bottles fit together its cute and puts thoughts of bodies fitting together to mind. The cap on the bottles seems loose on mine and doesn’t fasten well I must admit this concerns me mildly as I think if it leaked but on the whole I find it easy to dispense the product when my mind is other wise engaged I always end up with more than I wanted on my fingers.
By Cara Sutra: Although I have received several sachets of LELO Lube with my LELO sex toys over the years I've never dedicated a review completely to the LELO Personal Moisturiser.
By McBitchyTits / big kinky bbw The lube was luxuriously silky and we had no resistance a wonderfully smooth product that had no sticky after effects and left a beautiful smooth feeling to hands after use as well as elsewhere. Not much of the lube is needed so didn’t feel overly drenched in lube afterwards just nicely wet and super smooth.
By Chili / CrimeScene Unfortunately, I was unable to use it with my favourite toy (Lelo Ina 2) due to not being able to apply it with silicone toys. I don't know what happens if you do, but I didn't want to find out! Either way, it glides on very well and provides a good amount of moisture. I just didn't think it was any different from any other lube they've made, so I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it unless I was specifically after a Silicone lubricant.
Gels and lubes are what Durex do best, in my opinion. You can read my other Durex lubes and sex toys reviews here. I can safely say that the Embrace gels do as they say on the labels. It just takes a dot of gel to give the desired effects. The warming gel starts working within a second or two, gently warming the area you've applied it to. The tingling gel takes a little longer and works best after blowing lightly on the area too.
By Kinky Cornish Squeezing the lube out I was initially surprised by the fact that it is coloured- a transparent orangey shade which made me slightly apprehensive about using it on white sheets. Considering it is marketed as a gel the runny consistency of this was a bit of a shock, if you are expecting this to be like the sticky flavoured offerings from some companies you will be pleasantly surprised as I was. It does run relatively quickly so be prepared!
...with a formulation free from DEA, gluten, glycerine, glycerol, parabens, PEG, propylene glycol, sorbitol and sulphates, as well as being vegan friendly, they must be amongst the safest intimate lubricants available on the market. Sliquid lubricants are also hypoallergenic, non-staining, latex, rubber and plastic friendly and compatible with condoms.
By Cara Sutra: The Ann Summers Rampant Rabbit Hybrid Lube was sent along with The Rechargeable One Rampant Rabbit vibrator, which I reviewed recently. Another lube to add to my already extensive sex lubricants collection. The packaging is mainly gold lettering against a black background, with a gold or bronze colour flip top cap. The tube contains 100ml of Ann Summers Rampant Rabbit Hybrid Lube.