Thanks to the folks at Babeland (one of my all time FAVE stores!!) I was sent 2 of their flavored lubes to try; Chocolate Orange and Pomegranate Vanilla. While I expected them to be amazing (since all their stuff is) I was honestly caught off guard by how great they really were!
The packaging is very discreet and playfully colorful with nothing on it to cause embarrassment should someone find it. With the exception of the words “Flavored Gel Lubricant” written in small print, there is literally nothing on the package to hint at what it’s used for.
*It’s so discreet you could just say it’s a flavored massage gel if you’re easily embarrassed.
For those of you that are used to flavored lubricants that quickly get sticky, tacky, slimy, thick or dry out and don’t last very long and/or taste syrupy, are way too sweet (or sour), burn your tongue or have a horrible after taste, and/or seem to be the culprit when it comes to re-occurring yeast infections; well, this might be exactly what you’re looking for as the BabeLicious lubes do none of the above.
In regard to being sticky or tacky, I was very pleased to see that the gel formula held up very well both when used with a condom and when used with a vibrator; it didn’t dry out, get sticky or thick, all things I was concerned with being that it is a gel formula rather then a typical liquid (I’ve had my share of bad experiences with gel lubes in the past). While I did have to reapply it once (after a while) I loved the fact that I didn’t have to keep reapplying, as is often the case with lesser quality lubes.
When it came to the taste, (the selling point of most flavored lubes) I have to admit – it’s actually very mild and delicate, neither being too sweet nor too rich or syrupy. I`ll be honest, the taste is so delicate it`s almost something you have to try to taste. Not that it’s a bad thing, especially considering that when it comes to most lubes, the flavor is gone in a matter of minutes and you’re left with the annoying task of reapplying.
On that note, it’s actually the way they smell that’s the big deal (in my opinion anyways). From the moment I tore off the safety seal I was impressed; the heavenly scent of chocolate covered oranges filled my nose, reminding me of those yummy chocolate oranges that come out around Christmas time (I love them!!). The Vanilla Pomegranate smelled nothing like vanilla, nor pomegranate, but instead like a yummy candy bringing thoughts of Jolly Ranchers Watermelon candies to mind.
*Honestly, these are some of the BEST smelling lubes I’ve come across! While in most cases it’s the flavor that’s the big deal, with these it’s the way the scent lingers around, long after the flavor is gone that I enjoyed.
As for the issue of re-occurring infections that may be brought on by the lubricant you’re using, or the itchy, sore, irritated or raw feeling that sometimes comes after play time is over, with these BabeLicious Lubes, it’s something you shouldn’t have to worry about as they are Glycerin free (when the body breaks down glycerin it turns to a sugar, yeast thrives in a sugary environment), Paraben Free (Parabens are chemical preservatives that may be the cause of irritation or allergic reactions), Water based (so it’s safe for use with all sexual wellbeing products) and totally latex safe (so they’re safe for use with condoms). Yay for body safe lubes!
In regard to the consistency; they aren’t your typical water based liquid lubes, instead being a thicker gel formula which makes application rather easy, and the possibility of spilling or making a mess nothing to worry about. I’ll be honest, when it comes to lubes I’m really bad for leaving the lid open (or off) while in the heat of the moment, only to finish and find that I’ve leaked a bottle of lube all over the floor or bed. Not only is it a pain in the ass to clean up (especially silicone lubes!) but it’s a silly waste of money. That said, I loved the gel formula as it allowed me to enjoy our play time without the nagging thought of a messy lube clean up running through my mind to distract me from achieving a big “O”.
*Yes I know, it’s easy to close a lid but when you’re in the heat of the moment sometimes you forget…or toss the bottle in a fit of passion *blushes*
When it came to things I didn’t like about the product there was only one; since I’m not used to flavored gel lubes, the consistency took a minute or two to get used to. That said, once it was spread out and less of a gel consistency it was actually really good.
If you’re looking for a fantastic smelling, lightly flavored, totally body safe and extremely discreet tasty lube Bablelands BabeLicious lubes are a great place to start!
Not only are they glycerin and paraben free, but they’re also safe for use with condoms and your favourite sexual wellbeing products (like vibrators, dildos, anal toys etc). As a fantastic bonus they are also totally clear, so you don’t have to worry about possibly staining your clothes or sheets.
For more info or to purchase the products don’t forget to check out the women-friendly Babeland website (or store if you’re in the U.S.) where shopping for vibrators, dildos, lubricants or any of your other fave finds is affordable, discreet and fun!
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