It has been a very long time since I have reviewed a lubricant. Lubes are not something I review very often but when the opportunity came along to test out a particular lubricant from Sliquid that I had been wondering about, I grabbed it. I have heard good things about Sliquid Sea Lubricant for quite a while and decided it was interesting enough to try out.
Sliquid Sea Lubricant is a water-based lubricant that contains several ingredients meant to provide benefits in addition to the typical perks of lube. We’ll discuss those ingredients in a bit. First let’s talk a look at water-based lubes in general.
Water-based lubricants have several advantages over other types of lubricants. You can use a water-based lube with all sex toys, including silicone, which is a blessing to someone like me who has a large collection of silicone toys. It does not usually stain clothes and sheets and can be cleaned off the body easily with water. On the down side, it is not a good choice to use in water and can dry out more quickly than other options.
The great thing about Sliquid Sea is that it does not seem to dry out terribly quickly and you can reactivate it by applying a little water (or saliva if you’re in a pinch). For a long session, you may have to reapply depending upon how much Sliquid Sea you started off with in the first place. Again, this is common with water-based lubricants so I do not see this as a downfall of Sliquid Sea in particular. In addition, Sliquid Sea dries cleanly, leaving no residue. It does not turn white and does not become sticky or tacky like some lubes. In fact, my skin actually feels soft after the Sliquid Sea dries. It’s not going to replace my lotion or anything like that, but it does leave my skin feeling pleasant.
I detect no discernible scent or taste to Sliquid Sea, which was a nice surprise. I didn’t expect it to smell bad, but I thought it might have an earthy or plant-like scent. It also does not have the bitter taste of some of the other lubricants I have. I’m not a big fan of getting lubricant in my mouth, but it’s nice to know that if it happens it’s not going to be an unpleasant experience.
As a vegetarian, I love that Sliquid Sea is vegan friendly, which means that it contains no animal products or by-products. However, it does include several ingredients that are not a part of a typical lube recipe, and this is one of the things that causes Sliquid Sea to stand out.
Sliquid Sea contains the following ingredients:
Purified Water, Plant Cellulose (from Cotton), Carrageenan, Nori & Wakame (Seaweed Extracts), Cyamopsis (Guar Conditioners), Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid
So let’s look at the special ingredients that add the “sea” to Sliquid Sea. First off, there is Carrageenan, which has been shown to be a potent inhibitor of HPV (Human Pappilomavirus) and may offer protection against HSV-2 (Herpes simplex virus). I’m sure all my readers practice safe sex, but still, how could you not want that extra bit of protection in your lubricant? Then we have Nori, a red algae that is a natural moisturizer and prevents oxidation of the skin. Finally, Wakame, which is an edible seaweed with B vitamins that reduces inflammation and improves elasticity of the skin. Considering women often experience micro tears when inserting sex toys or a penis into their bodies, the reduction of the inflammation that follows this tearing is a strong benefit. All in all, these additions provide significant advantages to Sliquid Sea.
I am impressed with Sliquid Sea Lubricant. It lasts longer than I expected it would and dries nicely on my skin. I appreciate that I do not feel the need to shower immediately after play time to wash it off my body. I love that it’s vegan and non-toxic, and does not contain glycerine, parabens, and a host of other chemicals I prefer to avoid. The slick and slippery consistency make it a pleasure to use, and the lack of scent (especially) and taste increase that pleasure. It is basically like notching up my own natural fluids, which is how I want my water-based lube to behave. I don’t really want to know it’s there or be constantly aware of it. Sliquid Sea does its job without making a big deal about its presence, both during and after play. I am extremely pleased with it.
Sliquid Sea comes in a plastic bottle in two sizes, 4.2 ounces and 8.5 ounces. The bottle has a pop top which allows you to easily control the amount of lubricant you want to dispense. The bottle comes with a protective seal which is slightly challenging to peel off if you have nails like mine, but it’s totally doable. There is an expiration date on the bottom of the bottle, which I have not noticed on all of my lubes, and I find very helpful. Though it’s obvious to me that this is a bottle of lube, I don’t think it will be necessarily apparent to someone who is not familiar with the Sliquid brand, unless they looks closely and see “natural intimate lubricant” on the label. Just left on the bathroom sink, someone might think it’s a hair styling product. I think the label is cute and classy, as well as amusing.
Sliquid Sea Lubricant Pros:
• Slick and slippery
• Dries nicely on skin
• No scent or taste
• Hypoallergenic & non-toxic
• Glycerine & paraben Free
• DEA, gluten, glycerol, PEG, propylene glycol, sorbitol, and sulphate free
• Easy to use bottle
• Can be used with silicone sex toys
Sliquid Sea Lubricant Cons:
• Not a one
While sexual lubricants generally do not make me jump up and down with excitement, they are a necessary and extremely helpful sex play accessory, and it is always important to have a good one on hand. Sliquid Sea has so many positive attributes. Due to its consistency, it feels much like my own lubrication which makes it enjoyable to use. It dries well on my skin, leaving it feeling soft rather than dry and sticky. The lack of scent is a huge plus for me as I am very sensitive and easily distracted by smells.
I am always happy to find high-quality vegan products, and Sliquid Sea manages to avoid using many ingredients common to other lubricants that are not necessarily the best for a woman’s body. I appreciate the addition of the special ingredients that make this Sliquid “Sea”, carrageen, nori, and wakame. They provide protection to the skin and body and can actually assist in preventing the acquisition of HPV and HSV-2. That in itself would be reason enough to use Sliquid Sea, but it has so many other benefits as well. I am actually hard-pressed to find anything I don’t like about it. Therefore, I can easily recommend Sliquid Sea without hesitation.
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