Friday, October 1, 2010

A Slippery Saturday - Lube Review

Recently, Amelia called me while she was on a date.  Yes, WHILE she was on a date.  She was experiencing her first encounter with vaginal dryness and panicked!  Personally, I’ve had the problem on and off for years so I always have lube handy.  I told Amelia that it wasn’t an unusual problem and that she should consider buying some lube.  She wasn’t sold on the idea and kept saying that this wasn’t something that happened to her.  Well, hasn’t it happened to all of us at least once?

Vaginal dryness can be caused by a number of reasons, not only that you aren’t aroused.  We all read about “getting wet”, “gushing”, “dripping”, etc., that doesn’t mean it happens every. single. time.  I can be reading extremely hot erotica and be dry as the Sahara.( But I could be fantasizing at work and suddenly become very wet!) It happens.  Hormonal changes as we age can contribute to dryness as can emotional state, mental state, alcohol consumption, childbirth, chemotherapy and/or radiation, allergy and cold medications, some anti-depressants (Hmmm …) and douching.  There is also a medical condition called Sjogern’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that attacks cells in the body that produce moisture.  If you have continued and severe vaginal dryness, consult a doctor.

Using lubrication isn't always for vaginal dryness, it's just something that it can be used for. Lube, in general, is a good thing to have, regardless of your moisture production. I have tried quite a few lubricants with varied results.  FASCINATIONS sent me some Silky Supreme WET Naturals lube to try and review a couple of weeks ago and I believe I’ve found a lube I LOVE! 

Here’s the tech stuff ~ Silky Supreme is a silicone based lube which means it cannot be used with silicone toys.  Anything else is okay. It comes in a 3.1 oz squeeze bottle that is not totally unattractive.  Glycerin, paraben and sugar free.  Contains Vitamin E and will stay wet even under water!  It’s odorless and colorless. 

My first test was with dildo.  I like the silky feel of the lube when I rubbed some on the toy. The product has the perfect amount of slip and glide, which also makes it nice for massage if you're so inclined. (Given the viscosity of the lube, I also think it would be perfect for anal sex.)   It’s not greasy and is very light.  I then added a little more to my inner labia and clit.  The dildo slid right in and the Silky Supreme stood up to vigorous play with the dildo and with the bullet on my clit, right through to orgasm.  Since it’s colorless, there was no staining from any that may have run off during my play session.  Clean up was easy for both me and the toys.  I didn’t have that “squishy” sensation that some of the heavier lubes leave behind.

The second try out was with a partner.  He liked how the Silky Supreme felt as I applied it to his erect penis.  It made giving a hand-job lovely! No drag but it allowed for some friction build-up and it lasted right through intercourse without having to apply additional amounts.  He was also happy that we only had to use a small amount and that his cock wasn’t sticky (in a bad way!) afterward. He also appreciated the odorless and almost tasteless aspect during his time going down on me.

Wet Naturals Silky Supreme is going to be my first choice in lubes from now on.  I'll be trying out the “stays wet in water” claim very soon.  I’ll also be looking at FASCINATIONS for the WET water based lubes for one to use with silicone toys.

Amelia will be getting a bottle of this lube from me because while the dryness may be something new to her, I’m pretty sure it won’t be the only time.  I really don’t want her calling me up in the middle of a date again because I’m sure THAT may have caused her date some erectile dysfunction but that's a whole other story! 


10 blew out from under the bed:

Ron said...

And yet, another FABULOUS review, Nitebyrd.

5 Stars!

You GO, Sis!


Jennie @ Modern Mamaz said...

You had me at lube...

Jen Fooled Around said...

been there...

I love the review and i think I may have to look into some of that for my 'alone' time play.

Thumbs up !!!!

Akelamalu said...

Thanks for the tip! ;)

Indi said...

nitebyrd ~ Oooooow vag dryness?! I hate that one... it's an age thing apparently... is it? My doc says it is, but what does he know, he is after all a MAN!!



Anonymous said...

Well now if I participated in all that freaky stuff I might need some of that!

Sandra said...

I need something to dry me up. I'm so "wet" my poor husband feels like he's swimming in the sink...I don't mean to be vulgar. But I am told that soon enough, lube will be my best friend.
Thank you Nitebyrd, you are always so knowledgeable, and I value your input always.

Joanna Cake said...

You know me, always glad to read a new lube review :)

Seriously tho, I think it's really important to get the message across that there's nothing 'dirty' or 'smutty' about lube. For some it can be the difference between great sex and a really sore noo noo...

Red Shoes said...

Hell, I think its wonderful that Amelia was confident enough in you knowing the answer that she could call you... it's kinda like the 'telephone shout-out' on "Cash Cab!"

Where can one purchase that?


nitebyrd said...

Ron ~ Thank you! I've got a couple more things to review that are perfect for Halloween and beyond! ;)

Jennie ~ LOL! Being of a certain age, I'm looking for things that will interest not only my younger readers but my still oh-so-sexy older peeps!

Jen ~ I really, really like it! A little goes a long way and lasts!

Akelamalu ~ That's my job! To enlighten and inform! LOL

Indi ~ Not necessarily. While many women experience dryness before/during/after menopause, it doesn't always mean that age group. I also think that having lube handy is always a good thing!

Anonymous ~ You're the first priest or nun or monk to read my blog!

Sandra ~ You're not vulgar, just honest. Hey, it happens and usually, like with Amelia, at the most inopportune times! Thank you, hun!

Joanna ~ Well, thanks to people like you, me and other bloggers that speak honestly and openly about sex, life, aging, etc. I hope that thoughts like "dirty" and "smutty" will never be applied to toys, lubes, etc. in the future. WET (Trigg Laboratories) makes excellent products.

Red Shoes ~ Check out "Fascinations" for the lube and more! Amelia and I have been close friends for about 5 years now. I love her. I would have dashed over with the lube but she's in Australia! ;)