Luberate the world
If there’s any trace I would like to leave in the world, any change or transformation: that would be for people to use lube. As often, as much, and as freely. Lube can only make sex (any sex!) better. But in this journey to luberate the world I don’t have many allies. If I am to help people have better sex and enjoy their bodies more, how am I gonna do that if there are only a few good lubes?
A quest for lubes
Not so long ago, the picture looked very depressing. All the big and popular brands had water-based lubes that contained glycerin and propylene glycol. These are ingredients that increase the osmolality of the lubricant immensely and makes them hyperosmolar. That leaves the cells of your gentle parts completely damaged, dehydrated and vulnerable to micro-tears. The list of scares and horrors didn’t end here, unfortunately. There were parabens, petrochemicals, sugars and alcohols. To be true, there were a few brands that only sold organic, glycerin-free lubes, with balanced pH and osmolality. Not that there was anything wrong with that, but… I didn’t want to recommend people only TWO brands. I am all pro options and choices, and people didn’t have many.
Happily pressure from consumers, sex educators and bloggers, as well as clinical research and studies of intimate lubricants and osmolality have made the world a better place. A wetter place. A healthier place. A safer place. (Hyperosmolar lubricants put people at higher risk of STI infections.)
This is why I was so excited when Wet came up with their own organic glycerin-free lube Wet Organics. Wet is a fairly well-known, and well-distributed brand, that many people love and use. If their organic lube can be a gateway into healthier and natural lubricants for some clients, I couldn’t be happier.
I’ve had many long conversations with my friends from Peepshowtoys, and I can honestly say that they’re extremely careful and picky about what they store and offer to their clients. They don’t carry a single lube that has glycerin and all of their personal care is really comprehensively organized. They asked me to review the Wet Organics Aloe Based Lubricant, and the geeky sex educator in me couldn’t say no. I had to do some field research and… test drive it.
If you are familiar with any of the other Wet lubes, then you probably know that their packaging was a little tacky. It gives me some porn-from-the-90’s feeling, or cheese porn website feeling. Wet Organics is NOTHING like that. It’s so pretty, stylish, classy and sophisticated. It looks like any other organic body or face care you have in your drug cabinet, it could be an organic oil or an organic face-wash, anything for the unsuspecting eyes. The word “lubricant” is spelled in small letters, and it is “ORGANICS” that catches the eye. Always good if you have nosy in-laws or room-mates. Another important planet-friendly feature: unlike most Wet lubes, the bottle doesn’t come in a paper box. Guys, we really don’t need paper packaging for lubes. A bottle in a box, then shipped in another box. That’s enough. Yes, it makes all the letters on the bottle almost impossible to read. That’s why we have the internet (ta-dah!) which you are using at this very moment. You can go online and read all the info in a font and size of your choice. (Two paragraphs down I am listing the ingredients.) The bottle is really easy to hold and use, no need to open a cap, or unscrew, just press the top down and it pops up (like most shampoos).
Wet Organics is a water and aloe-based lube. Which means that it’s safe to use with ANY sex toy, made of ANY material. You can use it for hand jobs, solo pleasure, toys, and vaginal sex. It’s a little too thin for anal sex, and in general I don’t recommend water-based lubes for butt fun, unless they’re extra thick and gel-like. This isn’t the case with Wet Organics. It’s clear, watery, runny and slick. It’s absolutely non-sticky. It gently blends in with your skin or with your own vaginal lubrication. After leaving it to dry out on my skin, it didn’t leave any unpleasant feeling, it actually left my skin pleasantly hydrated, without a trace of any product. I would say it’s perfect for vaginal intercourse, because it just mixed really well with my own fluids — it keeps things slippery a looooong way. You might need to reapply it a few times when used with toys, especially external vibrators, or during hand jobs. While it lasts less than crappy glycerin lubes, compared to other glycerin-free options, it gives you a good glide as well or even slightly better. The formula feels a little bit like the Sliquid H2O or Organics, but it has a longer moisturizing feel. Bear in mind that Wet Organics is a bit liquidy, so by the time you put the lubricated object on your clit or in your vagina (for instance) the lube might’ve dripped onto the bed. Besides that little hick-up, I really loved it, and I am not even a big fan of runny lubes.
How does it taste? Tastes… like aloe (if you’ve ever had some of those healthy drinks). It has a slight natural taste to it that is definitely not unpleasant, it’s not bitter, maybe slightly sour. It’s not off-putting when one combines lubed hand jobs with blow jobs. It’s organic and natural, so not a problem if ingested. I don’t see any info whether it’s vegan though.
It contains: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera)**, Propanediol*, Tremella Fuciformis Extract*, Gluconolactone*, Sodium Hyaluronate*, Quinoa (quinoa) seed extract**, Chenopodium Cannabis (Hemp) Sativa Seed Extract**, Linum Usitatissimum (Flax) seed extract**, Camellia Sinensis (green tea) leaf extract**, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract**, Hydroxyethycellulose, Xantham Gum, Sodium Benzoate*, Potassium Sorbate*, Citric Acid. * these are Ecocert Natural ** these are USDA Certified Organic
Let’s take a look at the ingredients. Aloe Vera has amazing natural hydrating, nurturing and protecting powers. It helps your skin recover and increases its elasticity. Sodium hyaluronate is a water-soluble form of hyaluronic acid, which is another really important natural skin-care ingredient. Gluconolactone is a polyhydroxy acid, and PHA helps the skin’s barrier functions. Quinoa, hemp and flax seed extracts are beyond doubt one of the best naturally moisturizing ingredients. And there’s an interesting one: Tremella Fuciformis. I had to do my own research on it. It’s known as the white mushroom and like hyaluronic acid draws moisture to your skin cells, and apparently it penetrates the skin really easily, amplifying its qualities on cell-level. Quoting Wet’s official website they use this ingredient to: “to prevent breaking down over time of micro blood vessels within the skin and keep blood flowing through the skin optimally”. At this point you are perhaps wondering whether you should actually be putting this lube on your face as a face cream! Probably not because it’s pH-balanced for one’s vagina, which has a lower acidity (around pH 4.5) than the skin elsewhere on your body (around pH 5.5). And most importantly, this lube has osmolality that matches that of your mucous membranes.
Wet Organics might easily be one of my favorites. In terms of personal preference, I like more gel-like lubricants and I hope that Wet will make a thicker version of it. Unlike most other organic water-based lube Wet Organics leaves my skin really well moisturized and extra slippery. I’ve used it long and often enough to say that it hasn’t thrown of my vaginal flora and disrupted my balance. I wish it didn’t come only in 1 or 3 oz sizes. I hope they will introduce a 9 oz bottle, which is a size some of Wet’s products come in. It will probably bring the price per oz down and let people who go through lube quickly buy it in bulk.
Finally, it’s reasonably priced for an organic glycerin-free lube at $13 for 3 oz and $7 for the 1 oz travel size. (You can actually take 3 oz in your carry on.) If you want to get it with free shipping, just add it to your purchase next time you order something bigger from Peepshowtoys. Their shipping is just $5 for orders under $70.
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Disclaimer: The opinions in this article are honest and unbiased. The toy was provided to me in an exchange for a review from Peepshowtoys.com
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