Horray, chemical sensitivities! Once upon a time, I had none and life was wonderful. Then it started with deodorants and soaps. A couple years later it progressed to lubes and I am NOT happy about this. I have a small handful that work for my picky vagina (my go-to being Maximus) but I wanted one that was organic and vegan because my brain is also picky, not just my vagina.
I was looking at Sliquid and Yes (since ordering this lube, I have also become interested in Sutil). I prefer thicker, water-based lubes and figured that the more basic the lube, the more likely it would be to react well with my body. Since Sliquid is “formulated by sensitive women [… and] the company vowed to always put the safety and comfort of their customers first, regardless of cost, and to never formulate with sugars or petrochemicals”*, I decided this might be my best choice.
It is USDA certified organic, vegan, and completely toxic free!
Organics Natural Gel contains:
INGREDIENTS: Purified Water, Plant Cellulose (From Cotton), Aloe Barbadensis**, Natural Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Cyamopsis (Guar Conditioners), Extracts of Hibiscus**, Flax**, Alfalfa**, Green Tea** & Sunflower Seed**, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid
**USDA Certified Organic
It has the consistency I like, absolutely no smell or taste to it – none, as opposed to that odd smell a lot of “scent-free” products have. I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of taste; I’m sure everyone has experienced that annoying moment when you put something in your mouth partway through sex and get a mouthful of disgusting lube flavour.
Anally, I love this lube. It is smooth, goes where you want it, and stays put. There’s no smell, as I mentioned, and I didn’t find myself having to use a lot of it or reapply frequently.
Unfortunately I wasn’t quite so lucky when it came to using this lube vaginally. It started out okay when I was using a small toy but when I switched to a larger dildo the lube started irritating me slightly so I removed the toy and went to wash the lube away but before I had the chance it started to really burn a lot.
Still, I was hopeful. Sliquid comes highly recommended by people with picky vaginas so I chalked it up to not having put things in my vagina before and maybe next time I wouldn’t have that issue? I waited a couple weeks before testing it again – I really wasn’t looking forward to a repeat. This time I grabbed a couple toys that I am quite familiar with, just in case it was something about the toy that caused the irritation. Armed with the Silk Medium, Icicles #18, and Vibratex Silky, I gave the lube a second chance. With the Silk and Icicles there wasn’t any irritation at all but when I switched to the Silky I definitely started noticing it, even when I was being gentle.
It seems for me, this lube bothers my sensitivities if using it vaginally with a medium/large sized toy or if I’m being a bit more vigorous with my thrusts. Anally it does not bother me and it’s exactly what I’m looking for in a lube.
I should also note that I tweeted about my experiences with this lube and Sliquid’s response was very positive (see conversation below). I really did like how responsive they were about this!
I do like this lube and would highly recommend it for anal use or for those without a picky vagina. Everyone else I’ve spoken to who have lube sensitivities and have tried this lube have been fine with this one so you probably will be too but maybe get a sample size first.
*AFAB Trans*/NB folk – one thing I don’t like about Sliquid is how incredibly gendered their product descriptions are. Most lube descriptions I’ve read talk about anal/vaginal use and safety, Sliquid really likes the descriptors “for women/female friendly” when they’re talking about vaginas. You’ve been warned.
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