Say it with me: Vaginas are sensitive. And just like you might regularly pore over the ingredients in new serums before adding them to your skincare routine, you should pay extra-close attention to what’s in your lube—especially if you’re prone to vaginal dryness, pain, or irritation during or after sex.
If you’re someone who’s on the hunt for lube for sensitive skin, don’t feel overwhelmed. Sure, there are 100’s of types available, but our board of sex experts knows the bestlubes(opens in new tab) out there.
From water-based lube(opens in new tab), to flavoured lube, CBD lube… the list goes on. But know this: not all lubes are made equal. While a study(opens in new tab) of more than 2,000 women found that sex was more pleasurable and satisfying for those who used lube, another paper found one of the biggest problems with lube is that it can be “burning [or] itchy”.
Looking for the best water-based lube? Great idea – because, yep, water-based lubes are a great way to have better, wetter, and safer sex.
A quick breakdown of the best lubes available: there are water-based, oil-based and silicone-based, and sometimes hybrids of two or more. Water-based lubricants can be used for vaginal and anal play (read our roundup of the best lube for anal here), but they aren’t just great for sex, either.
Throw on your bathing suits, folks, because we’re going down the slip-n-slide to find the best anal lube for you. Going into anal sex without a lubricant is like going through your day without coffee: painful and almost always unsuccessful. On a more serious note, “using lube for anal play is crucial,” Jenn Mason, founder, and owner of WinkWink, a Washington-based, women-owned sex shop, tells SELF. We spoke with experts to understand what to look for when shopping for anal lubes and why it’s beneficial for anal sex.
The anus has thin walls, doesn’t self-lubricate, and is surrounded by sphincter muscles that naturally tighten closed when touched. So for anal sex, experts suggest that you apply lots (and lots) of lube, get relaxed before penetration, start gradually with gentle stimulation (and work your way up), and communicate with your partner.
Without a doubt, I love Sliquid H2O. It’s slippery and mixes perfectly with my natural lubrication, and it doesn’t leave me feeling sticky. Unlike many other lubricants, Sliquid’s short list of natural vegan ingredients (Purified Water, Plant Cellulose (from cotton), Cyamopsis (Guar conditioners), Potassium sorbate, Citric Acid) doesn’t make me cringe with worry.
Sliquid Nominated for Three XBIZ Awards
Manufacturer Receives Sexual Wellness Product of the Year, Sex Lubricant Company of the Year and Sexual Enhancement Product of the Year – Topical nominations
DALLAS, TX. – November 20, 2012 – Lubricant & lotion manufacturer, Sliquid has been nominated for three 2013 XBIZ Awards. In addition to Sex Lubricant Company of the Year, the manufacturer’s Sliquid Naturals Satin is a finalist in the Sexual Wellness Product of the Year and Ride Rock is also a finalist in the Topical Sexual Enhancement Product of the Year category.
“This year’s XBIZ Awards has an expanded list of categories and is anticipating record attendance. Sliquid is honored to be chosen as finalists with some of our best new products,” says Dean Elliott, Owner of Sliquid, LLC.
Naturals Satin is an Aloe and Carrageenan infused, water based intimate moisturizer, and is the first Sliquid product designed for daily use, not just during sexual activity. Created for women who are experiencing regular or periodic dryness due to menopause, medication, or any other reason, Satin will provide long lasting, natural comfort with only a few drops. A proprietary blend of natural moisturizers, including natural extracts of Carrageenan, Aloe Vera, and Vitamin E creates a natural feeling moisturizer that emulates your body’s own natural lubrication. Sliquid Naturals Satin, like all Sliquid products, does not contain any parabens, DEA, or sulfates, and is always 100% vegan friendly.
Ride Rock Delay Spray is a male desensitizer, formulated to enhance men’s stamina and prolong the joys of intimate relations. Ride Rock is a benzocaine based formula, using an impressive 7.5%, which makes it an extremely fast acting topical desensitizer. Hold on to your hats boys, you’re in for the Ride of your life!
Elliott continues. “We look forward to kicking off 2013 with a great show, always encompassing new products and features, and of course the big night announcing the winners of the XBIZ Awards … all of which will be very exciting for everyone involved.”
For more information about Sliquid’s product range or to place an order call:
(800) SLIQUID or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT: Since 2002, Sliquid has manufactured the world’s finest all natural lubricants. Formulated by sensitive women for women who are sensitive and always putting consumer safety first. Sliquid lubricants contain no parabens, glycerin, or glycol. Today, Sliquid offers over 60 products spanning a full range of personal lubricants and personal cosmetics for men and women using only natural and vegan friendly ingredients. 2010 saw the launch of the manufacturer’s newest brand Ride Dude Lube for men, which has already become a hit worldwide.
Sliquid Lubes was announced as a nominee for “Best Sex Accessory” for the 2011 AVN awards show. The AVN awards show, held annually in Las Vegas, and known around the world as the “porn” awards, began incorporating the adult novelty market in the awards show in 2009. Sliquid Organics won “Best Lube, Lotion or Potion” in 2009 at the AVN Awards show, and we are expecting a solid lead on the competition this year, with the complete rebranding of the Sliquid Naturals line.
If you are unable to make it to Las Vegas this January for the tradeshow and festivities, you can always catch up after the fact on Showtime, who has broadcast the Awards show for many years, though the adult novelty awards probably won’t make it out of the cutting room. If you are in the review industry, put in a good word for Sliquid!
To see the complete list of nominees, check out http://avnawards.avn.com/2011_nominations.pdf
Creative Loafing has a new essay contest entitled “Why I need a “green” vibrator now”. Enter CL’s essay contest, “Why I Need a Vibrator Now,” for your chance to win one of these fantastic sexual aids courtesy of Babeland, one of the biggest and best sex toy sites on the web. One of the prizes is a bottle of Sliquid Organics Natural lubricant, so get to writing!
Sliquid Organics is a top tier sponsor for the IXFF Film Festival this year, organized by the lovely folks over at Good Vibes. Be on the lookout for the films featured at the erotic festival, and if you happen to be in San Francisco or Boston, make sure to drop in and catch a flick or two. More info about locations, times, and featured films can be found here:
We were nominated for 2 O Awards, and last night we attended the awards ceremony at the rooftop gardens of the Sheraton Universal in Hollywood, California. And to cut right to the chase, Sliquid Organics won! The category was Outstanding Lube, Lotion or Potion, and Sliquid Organics was nominated alongside Ride Razor, Kama Sutra, Pjur, Dr Love, KY, LovRub, Pink, Swiss Navy, and System Jo. As you can see from this who’s who of lubricants, the competition was stiff… yes, I went there.
We were honored to be nominated, and we are overjoyed to have won! Thanks to our friends, family, and peers, and everyone who voted for Sliquid Organics to take the top spot in the first annual AVN “O” Awards.
This month’s version of the popular European Adult News, or EAN, published a feature article on the Sliquid brand and message. The article was published in both English and German, and the writer does a great job of highlighting the point of difference Sliquid offers to the discerning customer. Take a minute to download the 2 page “In the Spotlight” feature article, and familiarize yourself with Dean Elliott and the Sliquid brand.
In the process of launching the new Sliquid web site, somehow we forgot to put our web and print promotional materials back online.
So, without further ado, here’s everything you could ever want or need from our advertising department. Click on an ad to see a larger version, and if you want to download it, just right click and save. There are also a couple of flash banners below the ads for use on myspace and other web sites, just right click the link to save the files, or hot link to them.