Why is this lube absolutely and positively fantastic? Let's start with the appearance. Oceanics comes in a sophisticated little bottle that I feel comfortable leaving out on my dresser. The label itself is classy and could easily be mistaken for some fancy beauty product. It does have "Sliquid" written on the front which may give the product away, however, I am not convinced it necessarily does. Either way, the swanky packaging is a lovely perk that made it easy to leave the bottle out and about in an easily accessible location. The bottle has a push-to-snap-open cap which is pretty easy to use, even when my fingers are slick. Although I personally prefer a pump (tremendously convenient) for my lube bottles, the top on this bottle does its job.
Sliquid Organics Silk is a water- and silicone-based lubricant that is infused with certified-organic botanical extracts. Hybrid lubes like Silk combine properties of water-based and silicone-based lubricants and can be a great way to get the best of both worlds; the most common complaint about most water-based lubes is that they tend to get absorbed into the skin and dry up too quickly. While Silk's silicone blend is longer-lasting than water-based lubes, it doesn't sacrifice their ease-of-use since it's easily washable and non-staining. The addition of organic aloe and alfalfa extracts also gives Silk some soothing, moisturizing properties. Since all Sliquid lubes are also paraben- and glycerin-free, this makes Silk a great choice for individuals with sensitive skin who want a lube with some staying power.
So, I was thinking about lubrication and folks who are trying to get pregnant. Sperm is happiest at a pH of around 7.4 Many lubricants have pH levels that are more acid. There are several lubes on the market that specifically target people who are trying to get pregnant. These lubes have a nicely alkaline pH. We used to carry one of these lubes at the store. It's called PreSeed and it gets great reviews. I never loved it. It comes in little prepackaged lube squirters (which isn't the way most people apply lube for vaginal intercourse), has a paraben in it and is pretty pricey. What's the pH of the lube we sell? Do we have a lube already on the shelf that would help keep the vagina a nice welcoming place for sperm? What would be the best consistency for a conception lube? When the body is at its most fertile, it produces cervical mucus that is clear and stretchy. This mucus can act as a wick to help get sperm into the uterus. I'm guessing that one would want lube that was slick, but wouldn't wash out the useful cervical mucus, so a lube that's not super liquidy might be better.
We love silicone-based lubes like Swiss Navy, Pjur or Amorist because they have no parabens or biocides and they stay slippery for a lot longer than the water-based ones. Attention multitasking ladies: You can also use your silicone lube on your hair (anti-frizz salon products are made of silicone and alcohol), to waterproof your boots or even unstick the lock on your door! A word to the wise: Avoid anything with glycerin, because glycerin is sugar and may cause a yeast infection (yuck!). Even the most popular water-based lubes contain glycerin, so stick to the ones that are glycerin-free like Sliquid or Hathor.
Then I stumbled across Sliquid Organics Natural Lubricating Silk. I liked the fact that it is organic and made with natural ingredients so I decided to give it a try. I purchased a 4.2 oz bottle through Amazon for less than $14, with Free Shipping. It arrived just a few days later on a Friday and we were anxious to give it a try.
Needless to say, our head buyer Bonny Hall couldn't help herself when presented with the opportunity to press her fizzog in front of the camera...
Here she is with Dean Elliott, founder of Sliquid, the awesome super-slippery lubes that are glycerine-free, paraben-free and otherwise gunk-free for the maximum in worry-free sexual pleasure.
Sliquid won the award for "Outstanding Lube, Lotion or Potion", which was designed to "recognize excellence in lubricants, massage oils, and other necessities." NICE
If you only make one change in your sex life in honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day later this month, make it this one: Switch to a water-based organic lube, made without glycerine, parabens, or petroleum byproducts.
Why? Just as you've been avoiding eating non-organic offenders from the Dirty Dozen, that famous list of fruits and vegetables with the highest concentration of pesticide residues, it's time to give some careful consideration to the kinds of chemicals you're willing to have up inside your most intimate areas.
Winter have you wiped out? If you are like most women, you're ready to shake off the winter blahs and enjoy the vitality of spring. Shedding heavy clothes (and perhaps weight), glowing with health, and feeling energized are on the top of your spring to-do list. The following 12 must-have products for spring will have you feeling healthy, fit and beautiful - and, let's not forget, sexy.
Enjoy being intimate but not enjoying the irritation – or chemicals – from standard sexual lubricants? Sliquid Organics offers women a healthier choice with their glycerine-free and paraben-free water-based lubricants – available in several female friendly formulas.
I've been trying to expand my experience with lube lately, but I've narrowed my scope of acceptable lubes to those that are glycerin- and paraben-free as glycerin plus vulvas can equal yeast, and no one wants that! Also I've reacted to lubes with parabens and other nasty chemicals within them, so I find it's best to just avoid them all together.
This is one of the reasons I contacted Sliquid to see if they would be willing to let me try out some of their products. Sliquid is wonderful because all of their products are glycerin- and paraben-free! In addition to that, they have a new line, Sliquid Organics that is also certified organic!
Lube can certainly make any sexual activity a whole lot more fun, whether it's for intercourse, masturbation, or sex toy play… until the lube dries up, becomes sticky, and leaves you feeling very uncomfortable and completely turned off, asking yourself when it will be over so you can hop in the shower! Sadly, every lube I have ever tried has been like this. I have went through bottles of lube in record timing because of the amount of times I have to reapply it, leaving me with only being able to use lube moderately because if I didn't, I'd be spending an excessive amount of money on tubes of lube that leave me feeling pretty disgusting afterward anyway.
Stimulating your nipples and clitoris has never felt so natural! O Gel is infused with certified organic botanical extracts like aloe, hibiscus and flax, to heal, moisturize and soothe the body. Peppermint essential oil and menthol provide an exhilarating sensation, as well as a minty-fresh scent and taste. Since the gel is intentionally concentrated, you may want to customize the intensity level by diluting it with a little lubricant. Perfect for people with sensitivities, O Gel is not only glycerin-free and paraben-free, but it's free of propylene glycol and glycerol too. It contains no sugars or artificial sweeteners and is pH balanced neutral for vaginal health. In addition to being vegan, this ecorotic product is packaged in 100% recyclable materials. Go green and get off. naturally!