Bondara Essentials Anal Relax Lubricant Review
By Pleasure Panel reviewer DivaFoof
I received the Bondara Essentials Anal Relax Lubricant from Bondara via the Pleasure Panel for an open and honest review.
The first thing I noted when receiving the bottle was that I thought I’d been sent the wrong lube, needless to say this wasn’t the case and that Cara was of course the consummate professional and had organised the Pleasure Panel within an inch of it’s life. The reason I thought this was for this is that the Bottle only states ‘Essentials Anal Lube Lubricant’ and I thought from the description on the Pleasure Panel was that it was Anal Relax Lubricant.
For me the lack of description on the actual bottle itself is quite a dangerous prospect. At all times, you should know what is going on with your body and the use of a local anaesthetic should be used in knowledge and with consequences otherwise you can do a lot of damage to yourself.
In the heat of the moment, you wouldn’t be rifling through for a lube, you’d be wanting to grab the nearest available lube to ‘do the trick’ especially when trying out anal perhaps for the first time. I like the range ‘Essentials’ as it really does give that air of the fact that it’s something you need but I do wonder if relaxing lube is something you need or something people seem to think they will need because they believe anal will hurt.
Anal sex doesn’t have to hurt. It’s often just done incorrectly. Many find it incredibly pleasurable, and some even report having orgasms with them. If you and your partner start slow, work your way into insertion with smaller implements like fingers and sex toys and use plenty of lube, pain will be the last thing on your mind.
That said, how did the Bondara Essentials Anal Relax Lubricant fair up?
On opening the lube, I have to say, I loved the smell. I have a thing for mintiness/spearmint and it smells minty. Probably one of the nicest smelling lubes I’ve come across.
Aqua, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Laureth-9, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Alcohol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Avena Sativa Kernel Extract, Carbomer, Glycerin, Humulus Lupulus Cone Extract, Limonene, Mentha Piperita Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyehanol
Most the ingredients are to do with the numbing/relaxant and the smell though biggest points to note are that it has castor oil which any kind of oil causes problems for condoms and can create holes causes the condoms to tear which may end up in a disaster! On speaking to Bondara they advised that the castor oil is limited amounts and therefore the lube was still condom friendly and approved.
Speaking of the Castor Oil as an ingredient, this is regularly used for erectile dysfunction and as such can be found in delay spray / delay lubes. I had a squint over at Bondara Essentials Delay Lube and the ingredients of said lube are exactly the same the lube, it just has a different name. Bondara advised that their delay lube had different quantities of ingredients but it’s worthwhile bearing in mind that the numbing of the anus may also lead to the numbing of the penis and thus a delayed ejaculation.
Since sex is a fast moving rampant sport, I always like to query about what would happen if you were using it with a vulva owner and whilst the lube is aimed at anal, I considered what would happen if it were to enter/be applied to the vagina/vulva after all, it’s not that far away. So if you do tend to switch holes, so to speak, consider that this lube has glycerine in it and you may want to be aware of if your partner has any sensitivities.
I squidged some Bondara Essentials Anal Relax Lubricant out on to my hand, it came out the bottle pretty easily – the bottle is a press cap which is pretty standard the bottle is easy to manipulate, the lube was quite thick meaning it didn’t gush everywhere. I prefer lubes with thicker texture as at least it stays where you wanted it and you are able to place it on your hand and rub it in.
As soon as the Bondara Essentials Anal Relax Lubricant touches your skin, it instantly starts to numb and since your hand much more tougher than your anus with thinner skin, it leads to me to believe that you’d numb yourself pretty easily. I find the fact you might want to numb the ring of your anus a perplexing one because the whole idea around anal sex is the titillation of the nerve endings in the anus. So, if you can’t feel this, what’s the point? Is it a giving thing? In that your significant other loves anal and the tightness but you’re not so keen on the feels? I’m unsure. Maybe someone could let me know?
In use, the Bondara Essentials Anal Relax Lubricant was as expected. It numbed the anus ring. To be honest, you need to give it a few moments for it to really work, and don’t expect miracles. Just because you’re using numbing lube doesn’t mean you can shove a drain pipe up there – you will cause yourself untold damage. Work slowly and go up in size the more aroused you become. If you’re going for penis insertion, then rock gently and slowly slide in.
So overall what did I think to the Bondara Essentials Anal Relax Lubricant?
- You don’t need numbing lubes for anal sex but if you feel like you do, then I guess this is perfectly fine.
- It’s label doesn’t automatically scream that it has an anaesthetic (which most anal lubes do not have, although could be seen as a defining asset between standard and anal).
- It’s possible to have the same response as a delay spray and could delay your ejaculation.
- Castor oil is present and personally I would not use it with condoms (but is apparently health and safety approved that it can be used with such).
Obviously this review is an open transparent opinion of my own and you can tell I’m not a massive fan of the relaxing/numbing lubes. My opinion of relaxing lubes is nothing to do with Bondara themselves, so as lubes go and this one in particular, it’s non sticky. It stays where you want it and it smells nice.
If the above points don’t bother you and £7.99 is a decent enough price, then it’s an okay lube but to be honest if you want to try anal and are concerned, do some research, ditch the anaesthetic and go for a standard lube and you’ll get the same results. Bondara has other ranges of lubes that you could use for butt fun purposes.
I give this Bondara Essentials Anal Relax Lubricant a 4/10.
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Thanks to Pleasure Panel reviewer DivaFoof for this review of the Bondara Essentials Anal Relax Lubricant.
The Bondara Essentials Anal Relax Lubricant was sent free of charge, in exchange for a fair and honest review by the Pleasure Panel, by Bondara. Thank you! 🙂
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