Slube Slubricant Cocktail Edition Pina Colada Bath Based Lube Review
By Pleasure Panel reviewer BarginHunta
I had looked at Slube in the past as we are both fond of massage and shared baths, so this seemed ideal, but have never taken the plunge. When the Slube Slubricant Cocktail Edition Pina Colada Bath Based Lube became available for review for the Pleasure Panel we leapt at the chance and were very happy to be chosen to review it. Would it live up to our hopes?
The Slube Slubricant Cocktail Edition Pina Colada Bath Based Lube comes packaged in a cardboard box, and is available in a number of sizes, although this was the 250g (2x 125g) pack. The front of the pack bears the company name, and being the Piña Colada pack also features a basic pineapple illustration!
One side of the box gives a contents list, although this does say “1x Slube Powder Pack”, whereas we received two packs of half the size; I’m not sure if that is the normal or not!
It also gives the very basic steps for use, and some reassuring text of “Hypo Allergenic”, and “Non toxic” (always handy!), as well as stating that it is “Condom Safe”, although actually putting one on might be a bit of a challenge when covered in this stuff!
The other side gives the full ingredients list (although most of it is chemical codes!), and a general warning.
The back of the Slube Slubricant Cocktail Edition Pina Colada Bath Based Lube box contains a fair amount of text, but it is mainly ‘sales blurb’, but the promise of “an explosion of fragrance and colour with our Cocktail Editions” sounded promising! (Oh how true this would be!)
Inside the box, as stated earlier, we actually had two packs of the Piña Colada Slube granules which are simple heat-sealed plastic bags:
Also in the box is a single “Instruction sheet” which on the one side shows the range of products…
…and on the other side the instructions both for the initial mixing, and also on how to get rid of it once you are done!
It does also encourage you to experiment, stating that you can use more or less water for a thinner, or thicker, lube to your liking.
Of course in practice this only works one way, since you can’t ‘remove’ water should you decide you want it thicker after mixing it!
We have a fairly wide, and deep, bath and the Slube recommended starting with “about a third” of a bath of water. I think this in itself hints at the approximation and experimentation side of Slube, since baths do tend to come in a variety of sizes!
We ran a nice warm bath approximately 5-6” deep; this looks like sooo little water, but when checked from the bottom of bath to the overflow it was about right at a third, and there was going to be two of us sat in it after all!
With the water run, we both stripped off ready to mix the Slube and get in.
I gave the first packet of Slube Slubricant Cocktail Edition Pina Colada Bath Based Lube a slight shake to settle the contents before tearing off the corner to open it, which was very easy. As I did so I heard my wife give the other packet a shake… the next thing I knew I, and most of the bathroom, were covered in “an explosion of fragrance and colour”, although this took the form of fine orange granules and the air was filled with the scent of Piña Colada…
In hindsight we would NOT recommend shaking the packets at all as they apparently tear open very easily!
I then proceeded to spend the first ten minutes of what should have been a lovely Slubey bathtime, instead on my hands and knees with a dustpan & brush desperately trying to rescue as much of the Slube granule from the second packet as possible!
In the end we actually did quite well, and very little was lost; I’m just glad the room was dry, if the floor had been even slightly damp the granules may have dissolved into Slube all over the floor and we’d still be stuck in there now!
With all the granules of Slube Slubricant Cocktail Edition Pina Colada Bath Based Lube rescued we followed the instructions and sprinkled them into the bath whilst constantly stirring it around. Within moments we had a very yellow bath.
This is actually fairly opaque, with little visibility below the surface, so for a yellow we were very impressed with the colour strength.
Overall the Slube Slubricant Cocktail Edition Pina Colada Bath Based Lube seemed to dissolve well, and the water certainly had a slick feeling to it, although initially not what we would class as a ‘lube’.
How It Feels (and smells!)
As you first get into the bath you quickly become aware of just how slippery the Slube Slubricant Cocktail Edition Pina Colada Bath Based Lube is. Slow and steady is definitely the name of game here.
We also found a technique for moving around; as you place your foot down it will initially feel like it will slide, but if you wait a moment before putting your weight onto your foot it is as if the Slube coating between the sole of your foot and the surface of the bath actually dissipates and you are able to get a reasonable grip, just be damn careful!
Once settled and both sat down we were able to really explore (get to grips?!?) with the texture of the Slube Slubricant Cocktail Edition Pina Colada Bath Based Lube. We both found that it had continued to thicken, to the extent it would now ‘drip’ from your fingertips rather than just run off like water. On the skin we both agreed it was simply divine… the consistency was wonderfully smooth with no gritty bits of granule to be felt, and yet also in not in the slightest bit oily.
I have to say it was a VERY unique sensation, and we loved it! In terms of sensation baby-oil is probably the closest thing I could compare it to, but without the oily sensation you get on your skin. Slick without oil… a very slick water based lube without any tacky sensation… overall everything you could hope for really.
We spent a long time in the bath, (about an hour and a half in total!), massaging each other, generally enjoying the sensation of just being with each other in such a lubricated situation, and of course some fun. Neither of us found any irritation at all with the Slube, and it does get everywhere! It’s worth noting that the box does state that it is condom safe, but I bow down to anyone who fancies the challenge of getting a condom on (and keeping it on!) once you’re completely covered in Slube…
We did find that over the duration of the bath the Slube Slubricant Cocktail Edition Pina Colada Bath Based Lube continued to change in consistency, and eventually settled as something like the consistency of Golden Syrup. If this is thicker than you’d like we found we were able to add some more water and still keep the great Slubey sensation. In fact, if we had another pack, I would be tempted to see what consistency a single 125g packet would produce if it was mixed then left for say 20 minutes before getting it; of course it might be difficult to wait this length of time which is possibly why they suggest the ratios that they do.
It would make it last twice as long though, or effectively half the cost of each use…
If we had to find a downside, it would be the scent, or rather the lack of it.
When we had opened the packets initially the scent was strong Piña Colada, and of course we expected it to be weaker once mixed into the actual bath water, but unlike a bubble bath we found that the Slube actually had almost no scent once mixed. We also found that a Slubey bath produces no steam (presumably because the water is all bound up in the Slube), which is perhaps why there was a lack of scent.
The lack of steam is a strange sensation in itself, and potentially something to be aware of, as you can get the Slube mixture quite warm without any steam, so it can catch you off guard.
The colour of the Slube Slubricant Cocktail Edition Pina Colada Bath Based Lube altered too, over time; going from the deep yellow as shown in our pictures to a much paler, transparent, yellow.
It can start to look like a bath of wee, which kinda breaks the mood, unless of course that is your thing.
Clean-up was one of the areas that had initially concerned me, and more so when the Slube Slubricant Cocktail Edition Pina Colada Bath Based Lube continued to thicken in consistency over the duration of our bath.
However when we were ready we topped the bath up with water, again mixing it the whole time (we were still sat in it!). I have to say, even with the extra water added, although the Slube thinned dramatically it still retained its slickness, so I really do think you could use more water, or less Slube, in the mix if you wanted; however we had been wary of using too much water initially and ruining the review.
With the Slube Slubricant Cocktail Edition Pina Colada Bath Based Lube well watered down we removed the plug, and (carefully!) stood up to shower off before getting out. Between the water we had added, and then the run-off from the shower the bath drained away remarkably easily and there was no trace left (I did spray the shower around just in case, but the bath ‘looked’ clean and there was no slipperiness to the surface).
The Slube Slubricant Cocktail Edition Pina Colada Bath Based Lube was everything I had hoped for and more. We both really enjoyed the sensation of being in the Slube itself, and the clean-up was very easy.
It was a shame that there wasn’t more scent to the Slube, as although scented candles could be added to the bathroom, that rather defies the point of getting one of the Cocktail Edition Slubes.
If anything I think that the Slube Slubricant Cocktail Edition Pina Colada Bath Based Lube might perhaps suffer from its price point. As mentioned previously I had looked at Slube before, and never seen it down at the price of this review item, but even at this price it is still quite expensive (in our opinion) to ‘try’ something that can only be used once (it’s not like you can return it if it didn’t work, or you hated it).
At this price point I don’t think I would have purchased it to try, which is a shame as once you have it it is a really good product, and something we would certainly like to use again.
If the Slube Slubricant Cocktail Edition Pina Colada Bath Based Lube was priced more in the range of some well known bath-bombs and the like (in the £4-£5 pound area) I think it would likely get a lot more “first time buyers” giving it a go, and then becoming hooked.
We may well try ordering some more, and only using half the granules in a bath to start with and see how that goes.
If it works well it would effectively reduce the price to around £5 per bath, putting it in a comparable position with other “luxury bath” items as mentioned above.
Overall rating 9/10
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Thanks to Pleasure Panel reviewer BarginHunta for this review of the Slube Slubricant Cocktail Edition Pina Colada Bath Based Lube.
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