Before I start this review I just want to say that I’m rather torn about Shunga’s Divine Oral Pleasure Gloss – a clear lip gloss that “warms” and “cools” to help make the oral sex experience more exciting and enjoyable.
For those of you curious as to why I’m torn; on the one hand it’s easy to use, tastes good, comes discretely packaged and is very affordable. On the other hand, it’s filled with quite a few ingredients that aren’t “all natural” and from personal experience it left my lips and genitals feeling like they were on fire rather than the “warming-cooling” effect that was stated on the box.
That said, I’d like to think I’m rather fair and open minded when it comes to reviews; I give credit where credits due and I always try to look for the positives in a product before I say anything bad about it. With that in mind, I’m just not sure whether to categorize this as an ‘approved’ product or file it under my “unapproved” section. For now I’ll just state that I’m undecided as my experiences with it may just be based on an allergic reaction, personal sensitivities or an intolerance to it, more than the fault of the product.
*if you’ve had a negative experience with the Shunga Divine Oral Pleasure Gloss, please feel free to comment below. I’d love the feedback and to know if it is in fact just me. For the record, while my partner said it felt “strange but exciting”, he also said he “didn’t mind it”.
Like all of the products Shunga makes the packaging is discreet, colorful, respectful and pretty. Fortunately it’s lacking in pictures of naked women posed in sexual positions, instead having a rather sensual drawing of a Geisha and her lover on the front (quite a refreshing change if I do say so myself). The front of the box has a unique flip front window to view the lip gloss contained inside with the instructions for use written on the underside. The back has 4 languages to describe the product with all of the wording being “suggestive” in nature.
On that note, while it does state that it’s meant for “intimate areas” (also using other words like “oral pleasure” and “orgasmic peak”) it doesn’t specifically state what it’s for in a manner that could be considered crass or embarrassing should someone find it.
The gloss comes in a container similar to ones made by mainstream cosmetic companies; being long and tubular in shape with a soft sponge tipped applicator for applying the gloss (pictured above). Like the box, there is nothing on the container to state what it’s for so you could very easily tote it around in your purse without fear of what someone might think should they find it.
One of the things I did like about the gloss was the fact that it’s clear rather than being colored like other products similar in nature. It might not seem like that big of a deal but this little benefit means that the user can apply it without a mirror, or having to worry about a possible smearing that could leave them looking like Bozo The Clown after giving a blow job. (Now there’s a visual!)
The taste is light, fruity and sweet with a slight hint of spice – think warm apple pie with a dollop of vanilla ice cream on top. It’s not heavy or overpowering and it actually does taste good ( I was expecting it to taste like a lip gloss way past it’s expiration date, but was pleasantly surprised). While it may have quite a few unpronounceable ingredients that aren’t all natural, it definitely doesn’t taste like it.
*The actual flavor is supposed to be “strawberries & champagne” but no matter how hard I tried, I just couldn’t taste that.
Finally it doesn’t get sticky or tacky, instead spreading easily over both the lips and “intimate areas” without any pulling or tugging on the skin. The texture is soft and smooth rather than being grainy or rough and it doesn’t have the goopy or messy feeling many other mainstream cosmetic glosses do.
For those of you that are curious as to how it’s meant to be used, here’s a list of possibilities we came up with:
1.) Kissing: There is nothing more sensual and intimate than kissing someone you’re hot for; it builds the excitement, can help to set the mood (rough kissing possibly leading to “rough” sex, gentle kissing possibly leading to “gentle” lovemaking etc) and best of all it allows you to get close to your partner without actually having to take your clothes off. I don’t know about you but I’m a huge fan of the foreplay that kissing can provide – it’s an act that’s highly under rated! With that in mind, simply spread the lip gloss over your lips, lean in and give your partner a taste, the lip gloss will transfer from your lips to theirs giving both of you an experience you’ve probably never had before.
2.) Oral Sex (for males): If you want to bring up the excitement level in the b.j. department, Divine Oral Pleasure Gloss definitely provides a new option. Just apply a thick layer to your lips and gently glide them over your lovers “intimate areas” i.e. penis. By doing this you will transfer the gloss to their member, making the area your lips touched tingle with sensitivity.
3.) Oral Sex (for females): Because of the ingredients the product isn’t one I would suggest for internal vaginal use, instead I would suggest you gently apply a tiny amount to her clitoris before performing any oral action (with her permission of course). Once your partner feels the warming/cooling effect you can begin using the sensations to taunt and tease her, hopefully also bringing her to an intense orgasm.
*Use a little at first and see how she responds, if it doesn’t do much, apply a little more. Just keep in mind that with a product like this (one that causes different sensations) for some people a little is a lot and vice versa.
4.)Body Exploration: Because the sensation can be transferred anywhere the gloss touches (neck, toes, ear lobes, nipples etc) you can definitely use it for heightening ones level of arousal. Apply some to your lips then kiss the areas you’d like it to be transferred to. Once transferred gently blow on the area and the warming effect will quickly begin to cool.
5.) Lip Plumping Treatment: No matter where you look cosmetic companies are creating all sorts of products designed to “plump” the lips. Whether it’s glosses, lipsticks, top coats or “sealers”, consumers just can’t seem to get enough. Unfortunately, most of the stuff offered by these companies is extremely over priced, require that you use a lot to actually achieve the effect and are usually colored limiting your available options. The Divine Oral Pleasure Gloss offers the same effects as these “lip plumping” products at a fraction of the cost. If you’re curious about them but just don’t have the money to spend, do yourself a favor and try this gloss instead. Your wallet with thank you.
When it came to things I didn’t like about the product there were a few, which is part of why I’m torn regarding my feelings…
The first problem I had was the ingredients, most of them are things I can’t pronounce, don’t know what they are or just sound like something that could be harmful. While I know they are perfectly safe for ingestion (they’re also latex safe) I always get nervous about products with ingredients that aren’t “all natural” or have way too many ingredients than seem necessary, especially when there are other “natural” ones available. The sensation may not be as intense with “natural” products but I’d rather that than harsh chemicals.
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Ethylene, Proplene, Styrene Copolymer, Styrene Butylene, Ethylene, Menthyl Lactate, Glycerine, Flavor, Sucralose, Polyglyceryl Stearate, Vanillin Butyl Ether.
*I linked where I could, but for the most part the information provided was all text book due to them being chemical in nature.
Second, whether it was applied to my lips or my genitals the product left me feeling like the area was on fire. Maybe I’m allergic, maybe it’s an intolerance (I do have very sensitive skin) or maybe I just used too much. Either way, it’s not a product I personally enjoyed. On that note, my partner said it made oral sex a bit more exciting than usual (for him) and didn’t sting, burn, irritate or bother him like it did me. When applied to his lips he said it felt “strange” and like he “stuck his lips on a battery” (no clue what he meant by that). He said it “tasted yummy and sweet” and “didn’t make his tongue feel weird” like he expected. When I asked him if he’d suggest it to others he said “yes, but I’d warn them it might burn first. Better safe than sorry right?”. I couldn’t agree more.
I started this review saying I was torn about the product, and to be honest, I thought by the time I was done writing I’d have my mind made up about it. Unfortunately I don’t. If both my partner and I had the same experience it would be a definite fail, but with the negative only being my experience I just can’t rule it out, especially considering that for some of you it might be a product you really like.
With that in mind, I’m going to leave it in the “approved section” with the hopes that others who have tried it will comment on this review, letting us all know if the experiences they had were positive or negative. Then, depending on the responses I get (and their validity/relation to the issues) I might change the product from being “approved” to “unapproved”.
*For the record, not all of the Shunga products are bad, in fact one of the most fun products (Oriental Body Slide) I’ve ever had the pleasure of trying was made by them.
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