JoyDivision BIOglide Making Love Naturally – A Different Type of Review!

Water Based Lube

Chapter One – The Stitch Up!

Thanks JoyDivision for sending this product for review – somehow I got wrangled into receiving it as a bit of a stitch up.  Yesterday morning I walked into my office to see a cute little tube of BIO Glide on my desk with a post it note attached ‘Product to Review – Minimum 800 words’.  Heck I write a lot, I write articles for other blogs, I write content for websites, I write product descriptions and I send out products to our reviewers who will then look, feel, see the product and write an instructive review.  Up until now though, I have never been given or taken a product.

As I picked up the cute little tube I could see across my desk Stephen having a bit of a chuckle – possibly at my expense!

I said, ‘Stephen who put this on my desk this morning?’

He said, “Your wife.”

I said, “But Stephen this is not my wife’s writing.”

He said, “Oh Yeah, it was Belinda and Maria.  They were laughing whilst they were doing it.”

I said, “Right, Ok then.  I had a bit of an argument with Maria last night.  Hmmm.”

He said, “I thought it was something like that the way they were laughing.”

Hmmm, I thought!  As I picked up and looked at the bottle.  My eyesight is not that great anymore and I could not read the smaller writing so I asked, “Is this a personal lubricant or a massage lotion or both.  I can see it is water-based but if I am to do a review of the product, I guess I should know where to use it.”

Stephen took the bottle from me, examined it and said, “It’s a personal lube.”

I thanked Stephen and carried on with my work until the early afternoon when Belinda entered our office with a big smile on her face – making a surprising impression of a Cheshire cat.

I said, after picking up the BIO glide, “Did you leave this on my desk?”

She said, chuckling, “Mrs. V asked me too.  She said it is something that she would really like as it is made organically”

I said, “I have no problem doing a product review and will make sure it is over 800 words but obviously you are aware that Mrs. V and I had a bit of a spat last night so I am not sure if this is the right product that either you or she wants reviewed at this particular time”.

Belinda laughed and we discussed issues relating to business.

My wife is a lover of all things natural, organic and holistic – however those words to me often mean more expensive, deceptive and no better.  That is not to say that some products that are produced in their purest sense do not have health or other benefits but generally there is little oR no difference.  The body naturally produces toxins that will kill you.  There are over 75 chemicals that are approved to use on certified organic foods and eaten by free range animals.  Of all the certified organically produced there are basically none that have not been in contact with pesticides or chemicals, however these pesticides and chemicals are restricted to a standards list both in Australia and the United States.  Organic foods generally will not be processed using irradiation, industrial solvents or synthetic food additives.

Sorry I went off on a tangent then – but basically as far as foods are concerned there is little evidence to suggest that eating organic is better for you in fact Associate Professor Samir Samman, from the School of Molecular Bioscience at the University of Sydney, says

“there is little evidence to suggest that organic food is nutritionally better than conventional food, especially in relation to fresh fruit and vegetables.”

In a major study that has been accepted for publication in the international scientific journal Critical Reviews In Food Science And Nutrition, Professor Samman and his team

“surveyed the international literature and critically evaluated the results”

and they aren’t heartening FACTS that the organics industry wants to hear.

In fact reviews and tests have shown that many non-organic and even synthesized products contain more vitamins, are more nutritious than their ‘organic’ counterparts.

Ethical lube
Natural lube

Chapter Two – BIOGlide Lubricant

So after Belinda left and with the word organic running through my mind I decided to do a bit of research on BIO Glide.  This product is made by JoyDivision, not the English Rock/Pop Band of the 70’s, but the German sex toy company that has been around for over 20 years producing products for great sensuality.  JoyDivisioin takes the manufacture of their products seriously and dermatologically and clinically test all their products before release to ensure they are body-safe and skin friendly which is good to know.

Presently they have over 250 premium products in their brand that are sold in over 60 Countries worldwide.  Positive social and environmental impact is at the forefront of their mission statement and they are official members of Unicef, Aidshilfe and Terre Des Hommes all organizations that ethically try to better the planet.

So the first thing I noticed on the bottle was a label saying CO2 Neutral sticker.  Mmmm, this is one I had not seen before so a quick bit of research informs me that this is a voluntary commitment by a manufacturer that due to unavoidable CO2 emissions made in the manufacture of this product that they will compensate by supporting a climate protection project in Bolivia.

-Rick thinks to himself!!!- (you gave this product to the wrong person Mrs V and Belinda).

So I research this further and the only reference to this project I can find is on the JoyDivision website from which I quote –

“Sustainable trading and a voluntary commitment to preservation of the climate are a matter of course for JOYDIVISION. Unavoidable CO2 emissions from manufacturing and transport are compensated by a climate protection project in Bolivia.
JOYDIVISION is investing there in the reforestation of native species of trees with an added social and ecological benefit. This benefits not only the climate, but also the biodiversity and the local people.”

So the CO2 sticker basically means that the manufacturer voluntarily is sending an undisclosed amount of money, or resources to reforesting Bolivia.  OK, I guess that’s nice!

BIO products are said to be made of the highest standard being a 100% natural vegan lubricant suitable for vaginal and oral intercourse (am not sure why it cannot be used for anal sex?).  It is safe to use with all sex toys and condoms and is highly effect – the catch phrase of 90% of all lubricants –

“with a little going a long way”.

What is interesting is that it is naturally certified by the BDIH.  To give you a bit of a background there were all sorts of certifications going around for sex toys and lubricants but in 2014 the German Institute of Dietary Supplements and Cosmetics developed the ‘Natural Product Standard’.  This certification offers the consumer a guarantee that the product is natural and also makes BioGlide the first lubricant classified as a ‘natural medical device’.

Additional information about BIOglide lubricant is that it is pH-optimized, developed with no animal testing, has no synthetics or chemicals in it.   It has supposedly won first place in Men’s Health magazine but I could not find out what the competition it won or anything related to BIOglide’s win online and a search on the Men’s Health site for bioglide came up with no results.

Best Glycerin
Why glycerin

So let’s get to the ingredients of BIOglide.  All water-based lubricants main ingredient is glycerin which is made from animal or vegetable fats.  This is the main ingredient of BIOgllide and the others are

Aqua – Water

Sodium Lactate – Saline

Xanthan Gum – Food Additive and Thickening Agent

Levulinic Acid – is an organic compound with the formula CH₃CCH₂CH₂CO₂H. It is classified as a keto acid. This white crystalline solid is soluble in water and polar organic solvents.

Sodium Levulinate – Is the salt produced by Levulinic Acid and used as a preservative and for skin care.

Lactic Acid – is an organic compound with the formula CH₃CHCOOH. In its solid state, it is white and water-soluble. In its liquid state, it is colorless. It is produced both naturally and synthetically.

So now I had researched the product and the claims that the manufacturer it was time to do the touch taste so I removed the seal and placed the lubricant between my thumb and other fingers.  It was soft and silky the way a personal lubricant should be.  Having worked in the adult industry for close to 30 years now I have tested a few and this one felt really good.  Then I dabbed a little on my tongue and it was slightly sweet – not sickly so – and certainly not unpleasant.

 

The next test I find the most important and that is rubbing it away with a paper towel.  If it is a good lubricant there still should be a residue and surely enough the residue remained so it certainly ticks the boxes in those three tests.  So there I was looking forward to going home and as soon as we put the kids to bed taking BIOglide on a road test with Mrs. V.

Chapter Three – The Train Wreck

Getting home at 6.30pm I made a bit of an event in asking my wife how her day had been and letting her know that I had taken home the product that I had been told to review.  Intimating how exciting it would be to road test a new lubricant.  We had dear friends and their family over and it was Pizza night.  They left about 8.20pm and we then powered through ‘The Block’ having pre-recorded it -for those readers not in Australia it is a type of home renovation series and by 9.40pm the kids were doing zzz’s in bed.

Excitedly I reminded Mrs. V about the product for review and she replied, “I’m too tired. Going to bed!”

Train Crash
Train Wrecked

With a quick peck goodnight, I poured myself another drink and watched the idiot box for another hour or so and then went to be as well.

 

So unfortunately Belinda and Mrs. V I am unable to present you with a full product review at this stage but await in anticipation to be allowed the avenue to fully test it.  That will make Chapter Four of the BIOglide review for the adultsmart blog.

Chapter Four – The Pre Test

So the following night – having presented Belinda and Mrs. V with my half-completed review via email I returned home after work at about 6.15pm in the evening.  Dinner had been prepared and was awaiting serving in the oven,  Mrs. V was with a friend on the balcony and I said ‘hello’ to them both giving my wife a quick peck on the lips.

I began walking back to the lounge-room when Mrs. V called out, ‘I have been getting phone calls from people telling me to read your review.”

I said, “Well you would have received a phone call from only one person as I only emailed the non-complete review to Belinda and you.  So what did Belinda have to say?”

She said, “That I have to read it!  I haven’t had the chance as I have had people with, all day.”

I said, “No drama.”

I played with the kids, and then we had dinner about 7pm. Just for some irrelevant information it was oven baked Chicken and baked lemon potatoes.  Actually quite yummy.

After dinner and washing up Mrs. V said, “I read your review. ”

I said,  “Did you like it?”

She said, “Sure, I guess we better road test the product so you can complete your review!”

I said, “That sounds like a plan.”

Chapter Five – The Road Test

After we put the kids to bed we lay on the couch and watched a mind numbing movie that Mrs V for some reason enjoyed.  It was called Due Date with Robert Downey Junior and the guy from Hangover.  I was not a great fan of the hangover series of movies and found this one even less impressive, but the wife liked it, so I tolerated it as it gave her some joy and laughs.  It finished at 10.30am and we then sat on the balcony and chewed the fat for about 30 minutes and then went to bed with my trusty container of BIOglide by my side.

 

After doing the mandatory brushing of teeth and other functions for hygiene and the body we went to bed and I asked, “Have you got one of your friends handy”.

lube test
testing lubricant

Look, I am a firm believe in sensual foreplay, giving a gentle erotic massage, some passionate kissing, exploring each others bodies so that both our desires are raised when the actual act takes place.   However, this we do when we have an hour (or a couple) to spare and explore each other to become more connected.  Sorry, after 11pm, and after a hard days work I am not that romantic person and will call in the big guns to help in the foreplay department.

Incorporating sex toys into our foreplay and love making techniques allows us to have fast sex without it feeling like a

‘wham bam, thank you ma’am’!

So Mrs. V grabbed one of her favorite Romant toys.  I grabbed the BIOglide and liberally applied it to the toy and gently lubricated her.  Maria likes mostly to use sex toys externally and is not big on inserting them, so my mate Romant went to work whilst I enjoyed the show.  After she was suitably turned on I applied the BIOglide to myself and we were intimate with each other.

Personally I am not a big fan of water based lubricants and I will tell you why.  Recently I read the results of a survey – it revealed that men that orgasmed during sex in under 4 minutes are said to have premature ejaculation problems.  Those that lasted between 4-12 minutes are considered normal.  Personally, I very rarely ejaculate in under 12 minutes and when we have time (and are not tired) enjoy have marathon sessions.

That being the case most water based lubricants dry up within a ten minute period and need re-application frequently thereafter.  As you reapply it dries quicker and becomes sticky, a feeling I find a total turn-off and to be quite honest quite disgusting.  We tend you use silicone lubricants as they

“last and last, and a little goes a long way”

as most lube product claim to – silicone actually does. But I have digressed again.

On application, like my previous test it was silky smooth – and to be quite honest was almost as good in feeling as a silicone lubricant.  It felt good and natural on the skin and it was all thumbs up from the starting point.  Unfortunately come around the 8 minute mark it began to become sticky and glammy and by the 10 minute mark we were re-applying.

This is a perfect lubricant for those that want to be intimate for 10 minutes or under.  For anybody that likes longer sessions I rate it 3 out of 5 because of the initial feeling and it is what I have come to expect from the majority of water based lubes on the market..

Mrs. V comments were, ‘It was really sticky – I don’t rate it.”  So I guess she is a harsher critic than me – or she has been spoiled too long with the use of Silicone lubricants.  Surprising though as it was ORGANIC!

Rick is the owner of the Adultsmart, an online sex toy shop that stocks over 13,000 products. He has been involved in the adult lifestyle industry for more than 25 years. Rick is an active sex blogger who provides a wealth of information and experience. He is an advocate of equality for gender and sexuality.

Slip And Sliding With SuperSlyde

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As you all would know there are thousands and thousands of lubes out there hanging around in supermarkets and adult stores. People even enjoy making their own at home but I believe nothing compares to the personal lubricant SuperSlyde for so many reasons. SuperSlyde is the only silicone based product you can use as a personal lubricant and even on those beloved silicone toys you have at home.

It’s super slippery, smooth and is a non-irritating lube especially for those who have sensitive skin. Studies have also found that this amazing lube can even help if you have eczema obviously not treating it but it does help apparently!

This lube can be very versatile such as using it for sex, self-pleasure, full body massages leaving your skin silky and moisturised. It doesn’t break down in water, you can use it in the bath, shower or even for those spontaneous nights in the rain if that’s what you’re into ;)… A little bit goes a long way so no frequent reapplying, its latex safe, and does not promote yeast or other vaginal infections.

Award Winner SuperSlyde Lubricant
Image: Superslyde Personal Lubricant

It took Abra Lee along with the love of his life Dr Stuart Koe 18 months to 2 years to create this bad boy and finally finished the development by 2013, when it was awarded the “Best Lotion & Potion” by Eros so by just that information alone it’s bloody good.

Who Can Use SuperSlyde?

Whether you’re gay or straight, male or female, enjoy vaginal, anal or even no sex this lube is definitely for you. Lube is a must for anal sex since the anus is not self-lubricating, anal sex can be painful and risky. Friction during anal sex can cause tears to the tissue increasing the risk of STIs, including HIV but not if your using SuperSlyde as it reduces the risk of tearing and it increases the pleasure (P.S. You should always use a condom too).

And for vaginal sex ladies it is always hard trying to choose a lube that’s effective and smooth which allows you with all the right stuff you may need. Don’t look no further as our trusty SuperSlyde will prevent any bacteria and fungus as it’s a silicone lube which contains the 2 D’s and 1 C- Dimethicone, Dimethiconol and Cyclomethicone.

Therefore, they do not promote any bacterial growth as for some water-based lubes can due to having some oils inside them. SuperSlyde is also not a thick or sticky lube as it absorbs into your skin after use it doesn’t leave that awful gunky I-must-shower-right-now feeling after sex.

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Having sex doesn’t always feel as amazing as we think it should, and that’s where lubricant’s come in handy. A few drops on either partner will make things glide along smoothly when the woman isn’t creating enough of her natural juices.

Did you know SuperSlyde only contains four (4) ingredients compared to other lubes out there? Which is a good thing because it limits people having allergic reactions to it as it doesn’t contain so many additives.

SuperSlyde’s 100ml Handy Travel Size

The baby of the family is the 100mL Handy travel size perfect for your carry-on luggage or gym bag (don’t let those airline restriction rules get it in the way of your fun away).

SuperSlyde’s 250ml Bottle

The middle child of the family is the 250mL which was actually the first original size this bottle gives you the chance to have that over the top sexperience by igniting your sexual chemistry and enhance your performance.

SuperSlyde’s 400ml Bottle

And last most certainty not the least this 400mL sized lube is obviously the biggest of the family its known as the ‘economy size’ which is proven to be the best value this sized bottle can actually last you up to 12 months or so depends how your using it (choose this one and you can have unlimited massages by your partner because once it’s on it’s on no turning back).

So hopefully with all this overwhelming information I’ve tried to share with you, you won’t be turning back to any other lube again expect the SuperSlyde so it defiantly is the “BEST LUBRICANT” out there with everything it can do and how safe it is for your partner and yourself.

Hey… did you also know you can use your SuperSlyde to slide down your slip and slide this summer???

About the author: Demi is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres

Jennifer works marketing at Adultsmart an online sex toy shop. She has a non-judgemental approach to sex, sex toys and sexuality. Her favorite saying is if it feels good and right and is not illegal then why not!

Lube 5 Ways

What Is Personal Lube

Lube​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​most​ ​important​ ​and​ ​primal​ ​parts​ ​of​ ​sex.​ ​Without​ ​lube, pleasurable​ ​and​ ​fulfilling​ ​sex​ ​can​ ​be​ ​hard​ ​to​ ​achieve.​ ​Regardless​ ​of​ ​gender​ ​or sexual​ ​orientation,​ ​everyone​ ​sexually​ ​active​ ​has​ ​lube​ ​in​ ​common​ ​and​ ​even​ ​those who​ ​aren’t​ ​sexually​ ​active,​ ​but​ ​in​ ​the​ ​act​ ​of​ ​sexual​ ​self-exploration​ ​can​ ​find​ ​a​ ​use for​ ​lube.​ ​Which​ ​is​ ​why​ ​today​ ​I’d​ ​like​ ​to​ ​help​ ​you​ ​explore​ ​various​ ​ways​ ​to​ ​use​ ​lube and​ ​to​ ​reach​ ​a​ ​better​ ​understanding​ ​behind​ ​the​ ​product​ ​that​ ​we​ ​love​ ​so​ ​much.

What Is Lubricant Made From?

Lube​ ​can​ ​be​ ​made​ ​from​ ​various​ ​products;​ ​water,​ ​oil,​ ​petroleum​ ​or​ ​even​ ​silicone. The​ ​ingredients​ ​involved​ ​in​ ​making​ ​lube​ ​make​ ​a​ ​difference​ ​to​ ​the​ ​end​ ​result​ ​of the​ ​feel​ ​of​ ​the​ ​lube​ ​and​ ​the​ ​versatility​ ​of​ ​the​ ​lube.​ ​Water-based​ ​Lubes​ ​are generally​ ​better,​ ​as​ ​they’re​ ​safe​ ​to​ ​use​ ​with​ ​condoms,​ ​easily​ ​washed​ ​away​ ​and can​ ​be​ ​safely​ ​used​ ​with​ ​silicone​ ​toys.​ ​Silicon-based​ Lubes​ ​will​ ​produce​ ​a​ ​gritty feeling​ ​when​ ​used​ ​with​ ​silicone​ ​toys​ ​and​ ​have​ ​a​ ​greater​ ​risk​ ​of​ ​causing​ ​infection, as​ ​it​ ​isn’t​ ​water-soluble​ ​and​ ​therefore​ ​harder​ ​to​ ​wash​ ​away​ ​lingering​ ​bacteria. This​ ​is​ ​particularly​ ​important​ ​for​ ​people​ ​prone​ ​to​ ​yeast​ ​infections;​ ​it’s​ ​incredibly important​ ​to​ ​use​ ​a​ ​water-based​ ​lube​ ​made​ ​without​ ​glycerin,​ ​as​ ​sugars​ ​found​ ​in glycerin​ ​feed​ ​yeast​ ​and​ ​cause​ ​it​ ​to​ ​multiply.

When To Use Personal Lubricant

1. Masturbation

Perhaps​ ​the​ ​most​ ​common​ ​way​ ​to​ ​use​ ​lube,​ ​is​ ​to​ ​use​ ​it​ ​to​ ​masturbate.​ ​If​ ​you have​ ​dry​ ​hands,​ ​there’s​ ​no​ ​need​ ​to​ ​use​ ​a​ ​moisturizing​ ​lotion​ ​that​ ​could​ ​contain unwanted​ ​chemicals​ ​that​ ​you​ ​wouldn’t​ ​want​ ​entering​ ​your​ ​body.​ ​Applying​ ​a​ ​few drops​ ​of​ ​lube​ ​makes​ ​for​ ​a​ ​smoother,​ ​more​ ​pleasurable​ ​and​ ​tactile​ ​experience.

To​ ​add​ ​to​ ​this,​ ​you​ ​can​ ​use​ ​lube​ ​when​ ​you​ ​are​ ​masturbating​ ​with​ ​a​ ​vibrator. Imagine​ ​the​ ​sensation​ ​that​ ​your​ ​vibrator​ ​normally​ ​provides​ ​you,​ ​whether​ ​used anally​ ​or​ ​vaginally,​ ​but​ ​now​ ​with​ ​a​ ​tactile​ ​sensitive​ ​edge​ ​provided​ ​by​ ​sufficient lubrication.​ ​Just​ ​remember​ ​to​ ​use​ ​a​ ​Water-based​ Lube,​ ​as​ ​Silicon-based​ Lubes​ ​on a​ ​silicone​ ​made​ ​toy​ ​can​ ​definitely​ ​erode​ ​the​ ​soft​ ​rubber​ ​and​ ​provide​ ​for​ ​a​ ​less than​ ​desirable​ ​experience.

2. Vaginal Intercourse

Another​ ​common​ ​way​ ​to​ ​use​ ​lube​ ​is​ ​during​ ​vaginal​ ​intercourse.​ ​Realistically, there​ ​is​ ​no​ ​wrong​ ​way​ ​to​ ​use​ ​lube;​ ​so​ ​you​ ​can​ ​apply​ ​it​ ​to​ ​the​ ​penis​ ​itself,​ ​or​ ​to​ ​the vagina​ ​as​ ​you​ ​see​ ​fit.​ ​Always​ ​start​ ​with​ ​a​ ​few​ ​drops​ ​and​ ​work​ ​up​ ​from​ ​there,​ ​to ensure​ ​that​ ​the​ ​lube​ ​doesn’t​ ​drip​ ​excessively​ ​on​ ​the​ ​sheets​ ​or​ ​cause​ ​your​ ​partner to​ ​slip​ ​everywhere.​ ​And​ ​if​ ​you​ ​do​ ​reach​ ​that​ ​point,​ ​then​ ​this​ ​can​ ​be​ ​easily​ ​fixed with​ ​a​ ​paper​ ​towel.​ ​For​ ​some​ ​women​ ​who​ ​don’t​ ​auto-lubricate​ ​or​ ​find​ ​it​ ​hard​ ​to, lube​ ​can​ ​be​ ​a​ ​game-changer.

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Many​ ​men​ ​complain​ ​that​ ​using​ ​a​ ​condom​ ​ruins​ ​sex.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​where​ ​lube​ ​comes​ ​in handy;​ ​if​ ​your​ ​partner​ ​is​ ​looking​ ​for​ ​more​ ​ways​ ​to​ ​increase​ ​pleasure​ ​while​ ​being protected,​ ​adding​ ​a​ ​little​ ​lube​ ​inside​ ​the​ ​condom​ ​ups​ ​the​ ​sensitivity​ ​that​ ​he’ll​ ​feel inside​ ​the​ ​latex.

3. Anal Intercourse

Anal​ ​intercourse​ ​can​ ​sometimes​ ​be​ ​impossible​ ​without​ ​lube.​ ​Asses​ ​don’t​ ​create their​ ​own​ ​lubricant​ ​like​ ​a​ ​vagina​ ​does,​ ​and​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​safe​ ​anal​ ​sex,​ ​plenty​ ​of​ ​lube should​ ​be​ ​involved.​ ​One​ ​can​ ​never​ ​be​ ​too​ ​careful​ ​and​ ​too​ ​much​ ​is​ ​never​ ​enough when​ ​it​ ​comes​ ​to​ ​anal​ ​intercourse.​ ​Again​ ​the​ ​lube​ ​can​ ​be​ ​applied​ ​to​ ​the​ ​entrance of​ ​the​ ​anus,​ ​or​ ​on​ ​the​ ​penis​ ​itself,​ ​or​ ​both​ ​on​ ​the​ ​outside​ ​and​ ​inside​ ​of​ ​the condom.​ ​Using​ ​lube​ ​during​ ​anal​ ​intercourse​ ​can​ ​prevent​ ​the​ ​prevalence​ ​of​ ​anal tears​ ​or​ ​fissures,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​lack​ ​of​ ​friction​ ​can​ ​lead​ ​to​ ​a​ ​relatively​ ​painless experience. It is also one of the ways to prevent the condom from breaking.

4. Blow Job

Lube​ ​can​ ​also​ ​be​ ​used​ ​during​ ​a​ ​blow​ ​job.​ ​In​ ​this​ ​instance,​ ​an​ ​edible​ ​range​ ​of lubes​ ​would​ ​be​ ​ideal,​ ​or​ ​even​ ​flavoured​ ​lubes​ ​if​ ​you​ ​don’t​ ​enjoy​ ​the​ ​taste​ ​of​ ​penis. The​ ​role​ ​of​ ​lube​ ​in​ ​this​ ​scenario​ ​is​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​lubrification​ ​in​ ​place​ ​of​ ​spit.​ ​Women and​ ​men​ ​often​ ​use​ ​spit​ ​but​ ​it​ ​can​ ​be​ ​hard​ ​to​ ​muster​ ​up​ ​enough,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​well lubricated​ ​mouth​ ​provides​ ​enough​ ​wetness​ ​so​ ​that​ ​your​ ​jaw​ ​won’t​ ​get​ ​tired.

5. Massage

Lube​ ​can​ ​even​ ​be​ ​used​ ​to​ ​start​ ​off​ ​a​ ​steamy​ ​sex​ ​session.​ ​Everyone​ ​knows​ ​that the​ ​most​ ​important​ ​part​ ​of​ ​sex​ ​is​ ​foreplay.​ ​One​ ​of​ ​the​ ​best​ ​was​ ​to​ ​get​ ​your​ ​partner in​ ​the​ ​mood​ ​is​ ​with​ ​a​ ​sexy​ ​massage.​ ​Since​ ​any​ ​good​ ​quality​ ​lube​ ​is​ ​body​ ​safe,​ ​it can​ ​be​ ​used​ ​as​ ​a​ ​massage​ ​oil​ ​and​ ​often​ ​are​ ​marketed​ ​as​ ​being​ ​a​ ​lube​ ​and massage​ ​oil​ ​in​ ​one.​ ​Using​ ​it​ ​to​ ​massage​ ​the​ ​erogenous​ ​areas​ ​of​ ​your​ ​partner​ ​or even​ ​a​ ​simple​ ​back​ ​rub​ ​can​ ​lead​ ​to​ ​a​ ​pleasing​ ​long​ ​lasting​ ​sexual​ ​experience leaving​ ​both​ ​you​ ​and​ ​your​ ​partner​ ​satisfied.

Now​ ​that​ ​you​ ​know​ ​the​ ​various​ ​ways​ ​that​ ​lube​ ​can​ ​be​ ​used​ ​to​ ​better​ ​your​ ​sex​ ​life, I​ ​implore​ ​you​ ​to​ ​use​ ​this​ ​knowledge​ ​to​ ​go​ ​forth​ ​and​ ​open​ ​your​ ​minds​ ​and​ ​your bodies​ ​in​ ​self​ ​and​ ​mutual​ ​exploration​ ​and​ ​see​ ​where​ ​lube​ ​can​ ​take​ ​you!

About the author: Isaac is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres

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Sexpert is our resident full time sex blogger. Having successfully owned and managed a number of blogs relating to women's lifestyle, she easily blended into her role as chief blogger of the Adultsmart Blog. She is in a long term relationship with her boyfriend. She also runs Good Girl Guide, a sexual lifestyle blog.

The A-Z Guide On Vegan Sex Aids

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vegan

ˈviːɡ(ə)n/

noun

1.

a person who does not eat or use animal products.

adjective

1.

using or containing no animal products:

“a vegan diet”

Before I get into the fun stuff, I’ll just clarify some terms I’ll be using here like the difference between something that’s “Vegan” and something that is “Accidentally Vegan”. So if I refer to a product as being vegan then I mean the company has actually put “vegan” or “vegan friendly” on their packaging, and if I refer to something as “accidentally vegan” I mean that although it does not state it on the pack I can confirm that the item is indeed safe for vegans to use (like how Oreos are accidentally vegan … mmmm Oreos).

  • CF = Cruelty Free
  • V = Vegan
  • AV = Accidentally vegan

Being a vegan is easy once you know what is and isn’t vegan-friendly so here is a short guide to vegan safe materials, companies and products.

Vegan Materials

  • Silicone – Silicone is a personal favourite of mine, I love how it feels on my skin, it’s easy to clean (high-quality silicone is actually dishwasher safe, bleachable and boilable).
  • Leatherette & Synthetic Leather – Leatherette is a great alternative to leather which a similar feel and often being both vegan and accidentally vegan.
  • Metal & Glass – Both of these are safe vegan options and great for temperature play.
  • Faux Fur & Synthetic Wool – Many cuffs, paddles etc are lined with fur and is generally faux. Butt plug tails can occasionally be made of real fox/animal tails so please be aware of this when purchasing these items. Faux fur and real fur have very different feels and it’s usually very easy to tell the difference (google has some good guides on this).
  • ABS Plastic – Being made from oil and not being biodegradable this one is up to you, but as far as the material quality goes try and go for silicone if you can.
  • Satin – Satin or anything that is described as “silky” that isn’t real silk.
  • Rope – Rope is made from natural or synthetic fibres and will almost always be vegan, try hemp rope for something environmentally friendly and high quality!
  • Neoprene – Somewhere between leather and silicone this fabric is soft, easy to clean and best of all safe for vegans.
  • Polyester & Cotton – These are safe.

Non-Vegan Materials

(Some of these can possibly be vegan-friendly, it’s always best to double check.)

  • Leather & Suede – An obvious non-vegan material being made of animal skin.
  • Rubber – Some rubber is vegan some is not its always best to check if you can but more often than not it is vegan.
  • Latex – Another material that can be vegan but also can not as there is casein used in the process (this includes condoms) of some latex. A quick email to the company will answer your questions about a specific item of clothing or product.
  • Silk – Real silk is made from silk worms (occasionally other animals silk) so it’s something to avoid.

Some items that you may not have realised aren’t vegan include condoms, dental dams and lube. Read our complete guide to vegan condoms here.

Lube

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Some vegan brands of lube include:

  • WICKED – A range of water and silicone based lubes including a flavoured water based range, toy friendly and hypoallergenic options.  V, CF
  • Wildfire – 100% natural essential oil lubes, body oils and mood sprays ranges that are all vegan (their body butters, unfortunately, aren’t vegan). AV
  • Sensuva – With a wide range of products not all of them state vegan on the bottle (like their throat desensitizing spray) but potentially still vegan. V, AV, CF
  • Intimate Earth – Stating PURE VEGAN on their products but unfortunately without the CF stamp. V

All of these brands are available here at Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres and at our online store, Adultsmart.

Most lubes are actually accidentally vegan but do not have the Cruelty Free (No animal testing) guarantee or confirmation that all those long lists of ingredients are vegan, feel free to email companies they usually get back to you and usually stuff is accidentally vegan.

Equipment and Toys

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Sex Toy: Black Rose Whipping Willow
  • Tantus – Tantus makes ultra high-quality silicone and are one of my favourite sex toy manufacturers, their silicone is 100% vegan-friendly and they make amazing paddles which you can read about here
  • Doc Johnson – A lot of the Doc Johnson leatherette product like their Whipping Willow Leatherette Flogger which will turn you into a flogging sex god and Black Rose range are vegan-friendly and even state “Vegan” on the box
  • Fetish Fantasy – I emailed Fetish Fantasy about their electro stim gel and they said it contains no animal products, a lot of their range is made of vegan-friendly materials including restraints and e-stim toys.
  • Fun Factory – All of Fun Factory Silicone is 100% vegan-friendly and their harness is denim and states vegan-friendly on the box.
  • California Exotics – A wide range of products a lot of them being made of metals and plastics are vegan-friendly but their new Her Royal harness range caught my eye stating vegan on the label and being absolutely gorgeous.
  • SportSheets – Making a lot of restraints, including the popular under-bed style of restraints, harnesses made of polyester, velcro, neoprene and other vegan safe materials.

This is by no means a comprehensive list but just something to get you started and give you an idea of what’s out there! PETA and Cruelty Free International are two of the biggest supporters who promote the use of vegan friendly products as they are not tested on animals!

 

About the author: Erin is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres

Sexpert is our resident full time sex blogger. Having successfully owned and managed a number of blogs relating to women's lifestyle, she easily blended into her role as chief blogger of the Adultsmart Blog. She is in a long term relationship with her boyfriend. She also runs Good Girl Guide, a sexual lifestyle blog.

Tenga Flips Out On Personal Lubricant!

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Tenga makes some of the most elaborate masturbation tools in the world not many others can compare to the sheer quality, design and thought that these Japanese craftsmen put into their products it’s only natural that they have designed some high-end top quality lubricants to accompany these masturbatory super stars.

Tengas lubricant stands out above the others for me especially because of its tapered applicator. This precise applicator tip helps the lube get into the hard to reach textured orifices of the flipholes and easily inserted into their cups. Tenga Hole lotion is easily the best-designed lubricant bottle for close ended realistic masturbaters and strokers including but not limited to fleshlights, blewits, megabators, fuck me sillys and all pocket pussys across the board. The lubricant extends passed just masturbation is safe for all kinds of sex. Real and solid leave little to no taste or sensation if taken orally. Tenga has soured and used all body safe products but does recommend that you check out the ingredients to ensure there are no allergies.

There are four styles of the Hole Lotion:

  1. Real
  2. Mild
  3. Wild
  4. Solid

Real

This particular lube is supposed to be as close as possible to natural lubrication. Paired with Tengas deep throat cup Real Hole Lotion escorts you through its tight entry and past the wavy ribs which grip and release for tight and rough stimulation and finally to the end of the cup which is a muti-nubbed stimulation chamber. When I had this lube on my hand and spread my fingers apart it remained connected mirroring the perfection of spit or other natural secretions. The viscosity of this lubricant is supreme it never becomes too sticky or too wet reducing that dreaded masturbation cup slurp. The use of Real in masturbators has been said that it does give the user quite a bit of traction making the internal texture of the toy just that bit more expressed. A small amount of this lubricant will last a long time and doesn’t get too sticky when it begins to be absorbed. Real Lotion is also perfect for vaginal, anal, oral and for use on all types of toys male or female.

HOLE LOTION REAL (Red) Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, Ethanol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Phenoxyethanol, EDTA-2Na, Paraben, Polysolvate 80, Sorbitan Cocoate, Fragrance

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Mild

Is much like the above real with a much silkier texture and runnier viscosity. It also has a lot fewer ingredients in it making it gentler on the skin as opposed to the other Hole Lotions. From the lack of preservatives in the Mild formula, I can assume it is more geared towards sensitive skin and chemical conscious users. I find Mild Hole Lotion a perfect companion for the rolling head cup is the super mild formula and gentle viscosity help the user to glide through the flexible body with and to reach its focal point the rolling power ball head. Mild again like real is great for any sexual activity involving other people or toys.

HOLE LOTION MILD (White) Ingredients

Water, Glycerin, PG, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, EDTA-2Na, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Paraben

Wild

Wild is Tenga’s most impressive and most reviewed Hole Lotion it has a menthol additive to take every cup to the next level with each stroke.  Wild Hole Lotion and the double hole cup make a sublime team of climactic perfection. The menthol in the hole lotion starts off as a delightful tingling sensation before enveloping the user in sensational warmth adding to the pleasure duo of the sweet and the bitter chambers of the double cup. Wild is by far the runniest of the Hole lotions, it’s incredibly thin consistency is a godsend when in use on the bitter side as it doesn’t distract from the tight constricting feeling passage down the bumpy zone. The warming effect and smooth viscosity of the Wild invigorates the senses making for an overwhelming orgasm. Wild Hole Lotion is a sensation lube that can be enjoyed by strokes and couples alike although I can’t recommend that everyone will enjoy the minty fresh taste during oral or the numbing or partial burning of using this personal lubricant for anal.

HOLE LOTION WILD (Black) Ingredients

Glycerin, Water, Ethanol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, EDTA-2Na, Polysolvate 80, Paraben, Sorbitan Cocoate, Menthol

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Jennifer works marketing at Adultsmart an online sex toy shop. She has a non-judgemental approach to sex, sex toys and sexuality. Her favorite saying is if it feels good and right and is not illegal then why not!
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