Swiss Navy Silicone Anal Lube Review
By Pleasure Panel reviewer DivaFoof
I received the Swiss Navy Lube 6 pack mix from Clonezone to test on behalf of Cara Sutra’s Pleasure Panel in exchange for my open and honest review. This review is specifically for 3 of the bottles which are the Swiss Navy Silicone Anal Lube. (Please see my other review for the other lube – Swiss Navy Silicone Lubricant.)
Clonezone‘s target market is the gay community and as such, I’m not necessarily in their market though this very rarely stops me! The ‘pocket sized’ 1fl oz bottles of Swiss Navy Silicone Anal Lube are black opaque and on your bedside wouldn’t be out of place. It doesn’t scream gay and it doesn’t necessarily scream anal, which is fine.
On opening the Swiss Navy Silicone Anal Lube, I was stopped in my tracks. The smell. I recognise that… I could feel myself searching my memory for the familiar smell and then it hit me. Dentist. Teeth pain. Why does it smell like the dentist? Clove, my friends. Clove oil.
The Swiss Navy Silicone Anal Lube is supposedly an unscented clear relaxing lube but how can it be unscented? It smells like clove. For my sins I did lick it, but you can imagine my face if you’ve ever had toothache, and you’ve had to go buy clove from Boots on an emergency, you’ll know clove oil is not only a horrible smell, but it also tastes vile. No good for those of us who like rimming or to be rimmed! Clove, however, is a mild numbing agent so it has the potential to aid comfortable anal play. So, you can understand partially why clove has been used because it’s perfect for dulling ring sting pain but that pretty much is the only benefit I can see right now.
As for the rest of the Swiss Navy Silicone Anal Lube ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane (the lube), Dimethicone (the silicone), Tocopheryl Acetate (long lasting / longer shelf life) and Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil. Yet again, I’m visiting the clove element, because…. Oil …. Oils are no good for condoms, oil permeate the tiny pores in the latex, wearing away at them and causing damage. When you put pressure on the condom – as you do during sex – these tiny holes can expand and the condom can break.
Most oils can damage latex. Mineral oils and vegetable oils are commonly found in some masturbation lubricants and anal lubricants, so look out for these substances. If your lubricant contains oil and it’s not specifically approved for use with latex, play it safe and don’t use it. Unlike the other Swiss Navy lubricant, I reviewed for Clonezone where it specifically said ‘Latex Friendly’, the Swiss Navy Silicone Anal Lube does not state it. You will need to use a Polyurethane condom which can be used with Oils (note: a lot of non-latex condoms are Polyisoprene so make sure you get the right ones as Polyisoprene cannot be used with oil) – Polyurethane condoms tend to be more expensive and Clonezone do not sell them. Just make sure you check the small text.
With the above in mind because I am in a monogamous relationship, not quite sure I’d describe us as adventurous -but hey, a girl can hope. Despite the clove oil smell plummeting my horniness to the floor, I kept going with the Swiss Navy Silicone Anal Lube and decided to try out how good it was on the posterior! and I can report that as expected, it was pretty instant in numbing/relaxing the anal passage, so when in for a quickie, it’s pretty quick to react.
The Swiss Navy Silicone Anal Lube isn’t too runny, it trickles slowly down the finger. It’s a little difficult to get out the bottle as the cap is a snap one and directional application is harder. Cleanup was relatively easy but not the easiest with the oil element, even with baby wipes it didn’t feel like it was gone. You do need to take a bath or shower after use to remove residue because although it isn’t sticky, just the smell of the clove hangs around.
Value for Money
Currently on their website (25/3/17), the Swiss Navy Silicone Anal Lube comes in at £9.99 for 2floz… but in the MIX pack you get 60ml of the Swiss Navy Sillicone Lube and 3floz of this lube for £9.99, 4floz is £14.99. So whilst you may not meet the category of monogamous adventurous couple, you get more for your money in the MIX pack than you do buying the standard bottle. How long this offer will last, I’m not sure!
If you were me, I’d be playing it safe and avoiding this Swiss Navy Silicone Anal Lube and say it wasn’t really for the ‘outdoorsy’ type. That’s because if you’re just hitting up a date on Grindr or elsewhere, you’d hopefully be playing it safe and using a condom. And to get the right condom, you need to be super organised. If you wanted to use this Swiss Navy Silicone Anal Lube for pegging purposes where the oil issue won’t bother you, you should note that it is a silicone lube -so be aware of what peg or toy you are using as you wouldn’t want to damage an expensive toy.
This Swiss Navy Silicone Anal Lube leaves me with sad feelings because it’s then left for a very small niche part of the market which is a monogamous relationship couple who do not use condoms and happen to be adventurous because otherwise, the small bottles make no sense. For me… clove oil is a bad choice. It stinks, it tastes horrible, it’s not condom safe, its oil properties make it difficult clean up and the more I look at it, the more I dislike it. Sorry! 0/10.
Thanks to Pleasure Panel reviewer DivaFoof 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.
These lubes 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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