If one were to survey what kind of lube people prefer, you will get very polarized results. A lot of people swear by their silicone-based lube, but many are huge fans of water-based ones. And what exactly is a hybrid lube? Well, my friend, it’s the best of both worlds. Sometimes hybrid can refer to a blend of water and silicone, other times, water and oils. In both cases these lubricants have amazing qualities that rarely go hand in hand and even more rarely can be found in a single product.
Sliquid Organics Silk is an organic water-based blend mixed with silicone lube and botanical extracts. If I needed to give it a short description, I would say: it’s one of the best products Sliquid has created thus far — which speaks volumes. It’s pretty safe to say that Sliquid is the favorite and is the most beloved lube brand by sex bloggers and sex educators. Sliquid never makes anything that has glycerin, petrochemicals, parabens, or anything that’s not pH balanced, or has high osmolality. They don’t test their products on animals and they’re all vegan-friendly.
When Peepshowtoys asked me to pick a lube out of their selection and review it for them, I had a very hard time choosing. To begin with, Peepshowtoys are extremely careful about what they stock, especially when it comes to intimate care products. They’ve been working with a number of reviewers and established sex bloggers for years, and they’ve made a commitment to only stock glycerin-free lubricants. I was faced with a wide selection of brands and different kinds of lubricants. And while many have made it a goal in life to test out all Sliquid lubes, in general, I was frowning upon the idea, simply because I already had my ultimate #1 pick by the brand: Sliquid Organics Gel. I’ve used it for years, and I didn’t have any desire to switch to anything else. But I knew that my best pick might be many people’s least favorite, so I jumped at the opportunity to dip my… toes into more Sliquids.
I geek out on lube ingredients a lot. I am very sensitive to intimate products I have high standards of what goes in my body and touches my own and my partners’ bodies. And this is why I love the Organics line by Sliquid. If their Naturals line is super pure and as close to H2O as possible, their Organics products actually are infused with natural ingredients that are good for your body and help skin regeneration and elasticity, as well as promoting better natural lubrication. Silk is not just a water-based product, it’s in fact aloe-based. It also contains hibiscus, flax, green tea and sunflower seed extracts. All these ingredients are very nourishing and naturally hydrate your skip deeply. The silicone ingredient (Dimethicone) makes the product extra long lasting and slick.
Full list of ingredients: Organic Aloe Barbadensis Decolorized Leaf Juice, Plant Cellulose (from Cotton), Natural Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Organic Extracts of Hibiscus, Flax, Green Tea & Sunflower Seed, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone, Emollient Ester, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid
Why is it better than a water-based lube?
First off, being glycerin-free, makes this lube entirely non-sticky. It doesn’t solidify into big nasty disagreeable lumps. True, there are many water-based lubricants that don’t get sticky at all (try any of the water-based lubes I’ve reviewed). Still, what a lot of people experience with glycerin-free lubricants is that they can dry out pretty fast. Often reapplication is needed and that can be a mood-killer (or simply distracting) for some folks. Being a hybrid blend, Sliquid Organics Silk doesn’t dry out the way a regular water-based lube will. At the same time it has all the amazing qualities of one: it’s easy to clean, it’s tasteless, and safe to use with silicone sex toys. Its extra slickness allows it to be used for anal sex.
Why is it better than a silicone-based lube?
Silicone-based lubes can be a little too slippery and messy, and usually don’t go well with a number of silicone sex toys. A lot of people don’t like pure silicone lube because it coats the vaginal walls, rather than gently mixing with the natural vaginal lubrication. Sliquid Silk Organics Organics blends in really well, it doesn’t separate from bodily fluids and doesn’t have that slightly “greasy” silicone touch.
Why is it better than oil-based lube?
Unlike oil-based lubes, it’s latex/condom compatible and safe to use with TPE and TPR toys. A number of non-silicone toys are not stable to use with oil-based lubricants. Sliquid Organics Silk is not oily at all and it mixes better with vaginal fluids than natural oils.
How does Sliquid Silk Organics feel?
If you were ever looking for a lubricant that resembles cum, look no more! It’s creamy and whitish and its runny consistency resembles ejaculate a lot! If that’s your fantasy, by all means, shout that out (people need to know!)! And even if you don’t care about this resemblance, it still has a lovely texture and it’s hard not to fall in love with it. If you’re used to transparent lubricants, it might look weird at first, but you will get past that pretty easily. Silk is tasteless and very liquidy. But don’t let this fool you into thinking that it will vanish and dry out quickly.
What is it good for?
I don’t often say this, but this lubricant is good for any kind of sexual activity. You name it: hand jobs, fingering, oral sex, vaginal intercourse, anal intercourse, all sex toys (including silicone toys or butt plugs, which often use something extra lasting). My only comment is: you might not like it as much if you prefer gel-like lubes to runny lubes. It’s ideal for long and rough sessions, because the silicone in the blend is going to protect you from friction and from micro-tears.
If this is not the most exciting review of a lubricant I’ve written, this is only because everything about this lube is outstanding. If I had one wish from Sliquid: make a Silk Organics Gel version, please. A lot of people will benefit from a thicker and richer formula.
Disclaimer: Sliquid Silk Organics was generously provided to me by Peepshowtoys in exchange for my honest review. My opinions and thoughts in this post reflect my experience with the product and are not altered in any way. I am using affiliate links in this post, which help me support this blog. By buying through them you’re giving me the opportunity to keep up the good work.
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