Choosing a lube is like choosing a bar
of chocolate: you know you definitely want
dammit all the options look so good it’s impossible to decide on just
one. Sliquid lube is exactly like this, because there are so many
different varieties, all of which look equally excellent. But don’t
panic – I am here to talk you through some of the options, so you
can make sure you get the right one for you.
Before we get into the sticky stuff, a
very brief overview of lube. There are lots of misconceptions about
lube – that you only need it for anal, or that anything will do in
a pinch – and so to counteract them I have come up with…
The 4 Lube Commandments:
- Always have a bottle of lube on
– you never know when a long session or an exciting idea
might require some.
- Know what your lube is made of –
not just for your own health and that of your partner (some people
are sensitive to certain lube additives) but also for sex toy
safety. Water-based lube is fine to use with toys, but silicone lube
is a no-no if your toys are also made of silicone. Oil-based lube is
lovely for massage, but should never be used in conjunction with
- Love your lube – I
used to think that if I ‘needed’ lube to make me wetter then I had
somehow failed my partner. This is total rubbish: lube isn’t just
necessary sometimes, it’s also a fun addition to a great shag.
- Don’t be afraid to experiment –
there’s a reason companies like Sliquid make a wide range of
lubricants: not all lubes work the same for everyone, and besides
it’s incredibly fun trying out all the different kinds.
Sliquid lube – what’s so awesome
OK, let’s start with the fact that
Sliquid – unlike some other lubes – is free from
glycerin and parabens.
Glycerin is a sugar derivative. While
this might sound tasty, it’s actually not a great thing to have near
your junk, as it can make you more susceptible to UTIs or yeast
infections. Not everyone will have the same reaction to glycerin, but
it’s one of those ‘better safe than sorry’ situations.
Parabens are a common preservative –
they’re often used in food products as well as many other lubes on
the market. Sliquid is paraben-free, though, and here’s why:
“Recently, due to new studies on the
effects of parabens in the human body, several countries in the EU
have banned the use of parabens in consumer products. These studies
have shown that many women who have developed breast cancer have a
high level of parabens in their bodies. While the studies have not
proven conclusively whether or not the parabens are a cause or a
result of the cancer, Sliquid agree with the EU and believe in the
mantra of “better safe than sorry.””
A sentiment I can entirely get behind. You want to be able to enjoy your shag without worrying about the potential consequences to your health!
If you are still not convinced, here are even more reasons why you should choose Sliquid!
Sliquid products are free of DEA, gluten, glycerine, glycerol, parabens, PEG, propylene glycol, sorbitol & sulphates… and even better they’re 100% Vegan friendly!
Every product they formulate, whether it be personal lubricant, intimate moisturizer or bath and body products, will always use the highest quality ingredients, these ingredients are chosen based on the latest and most up to date research. That means Sliquid makes the cleanest, safest, simplest intimate products that you can find.
Simple. Safe. Sexy. That’s Sliquid!
So dig out your current lubricant and check the ingredients and see how it measures up against Sliquid.
Which kind of Sliquid lube is best for
Down to brass tacks: the best kind of
lube is going to depend not just on your preferences but also on what
you’re using it for.
Best Sliquid lube to use with sex toys
My personal favourite is Sliquid
– it’s a water-based lube which means it’s
compatible with all of your sex toys, and it’s also safe to use with
condoms (and latex gloves, and other latex things you might be
playing with). It’s a simple formula, has a nice smooth texture, and
it’s entirely unflavoured and unscented.
Best Sliquid lube for anal sex
You can use the H2O for anal sex as
well as other fun sexy things, but personally when I’m getting into
anal I want a lube that’s a little thicker.
is great for anal sex, and Sliquid
is also thicker than H2O – it’s specifically
formulated for anal. Like H2O, these are also both glycerin-free,
paraben-free, and 100% vegan.
Best Sliquid lube for dry skin
Lots of people get vaginal dryness – it can sometimes happen during or after the menopause, or you might just have more sensitive skin down there. For that reason, there are
personal lubricants that don’t just aim to get you slippery for
shagging, they also hydrate your skin too – acting as a personal
moisturiser as well as a sexy product.
is designed to do just this – it has seaweed extracts
(carrageen) and aloe to keep your skin moist and super-soft. Alternatively,
Sliquid Oceanics (with lots of carrageen and also seaweed extracts) also uses natural plant extracts to keep your skin moist.
Best Sliquid lube for a long session
If you’re going to be at it from dawn
until dusk, or if you host lots of sex parties where you need serious
stamina (a girl can dream, right?) then a silicone-based lube might
be your best bet. Silicone lube lasts longer than water-based, so
is the one to get here. Don’t forget, though: silicone
lube shouldn’t be used in combination with your silicone toys, so
ideally you want to have some Sliquid H2O in your bedside drawer too,
or a hybrid lube like
Best Sliquid lube for delicious oral
If you want a bit of added flavour with
your frotting, there are five different taste sensations available in
range: Blue Raspberry, Cherry Vanilla, Green
Apple, Pink Lemonade, Strawberry Pomegranate. Buy one of each and see
if your partner can guess the flavour you’re using at the time!
Experiment with your favourite Sliquid lubes!
If you’ve got to the end of this and still not decided on your favourite, don’t panic: I’ve mentioned my faves, but there are plenty more Sliquid Lubes to browse and choose from. Pick your favourite two or three then use a nice rainy weekend to test each one out – in all your favourite positions, and with all your favourite toys…