Designed for male masturbation?

chezamanda chezamanda
Liquid silk
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The last time I took a trip to my local sex shop, I wanted to purchase Liquid Silk to replace an old bottle of it. When I asked the woman for the larger size bottle, she looked confused and said that it was intended for use with masturbation sleeves. She also was surprised that I said I'd used it in the past and made it sound like it wasn't supposed to react well with female bodies. I found this very strange because I've never seen that listed on any website - the manufacturer's site included. The body reaction was also incredibly weird because I've never heard of lubes reacting to the gender of a person, just allergic reactions.

Perhaps she was misinformed or maybe the store wanted her to sell the other brand of lube she suggested for me (some water-based lube marketed to women, the name escapes me). Either way, it really confused me and turned me off to going back to that store if they aren't going to be honest with their customers and provide false information.

I was wondering if anyone else has ever heard this about Liquid Silk ?
09/02/2012
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Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah
Well I would be concerned with all the different parabens in this particular lube also the glycol, glyceryl and why does it have alcohol? I would stay clear away from this lube. A vagina is not as easy to wash away chemicals so there should be gender based lubes for masturbation because a penis is easier to wash up.
09/03/2012
Basalt Basalt
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Originally posted by Sodom and Gomorrah
Well I would be concerned with all the different parabens in this particular lube also the glycol, glyceryl and why does it have alcohol? I would stay clear away from this lube. A vagina is not as easy to wash away chemicals so there should be ... More
Cetearyl alcohol is not an alcohol how I think you're thinking--it's just an oil. Technically all oils are "alcohols" in terms of organic chemistry. Cetearyl alcohol is one of the most common ingredients in hair conditioner, and used to be made from whale blubber ("cet" from "cetus," which is latin for whale).
09/03/2012
Basalt Basalt
Some people are concerned about suspected health effects from parabens, among other ingredients, and glycerin can exacerbate yeast infections for some people, but I don't think it's a clear-cut conclusion that Liquid Silk is inappropriate for vaginal use. I think it's safe for you to continue using it if you've never had a reaction to it before, and it depends on your level of comfort with the ingredients and whether you believe they may have any unknown health effects.

Liquid Silk has a complex formulation with more ingredients than some other lubes, however I suspect that's how it can achieve such a hybrid performance, with the features of water-based and silicone lubes and the silky feeling of lotion. It contains silicone (dimethicone), some oily compounds common to lotions (isopropyl palmitate, sorbitan stearate, cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate), and typical water-based lube thickeners (propylene glycol, cellulose polymer, polysorbate 60, and parabens). Some of the ingredients in Liquid Silk are known to be toxic in high doses (like phenoxyethanol, used as a preservative here) and some other lubes do have a shorter ingredient list, although their performance will also be different.

The ingredients in Liquid Silk are generally accepted as safe in the quantities present. If you're concerned you may want to experiment with alternatives, which will feel and perform differently.
09/03/2012
chezamanda chezamanda
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Originally posted by Sodom and Gomorrah
Well I would be concerned with all the different parabens in this particular lube also the glycol, glyceryl and why does it have alcohol? I would stay clear away from this lube. A vagina is not as easy to wash away chemicals so there should be ... More
If that were the case, I just wonder why the saleswoman didn't point it out. I've been using this lube for a while and haven't had any negative reactions to it. That doesn't mean other bodies wouldn't, but they should point out the contents rather than saying something that isn't necessarily true.
09/03/2012
chezamanda chezamanda
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Originally posted by Basalt
Some people are concerned about suspected health effects from parabens, among other ingredients, and glycerin can exacerbate yeast infections for some people, but I don't think it's a clear-cut conclusion that Liquid Silk is inappropriate for ... More
I have seen some other reviews in which the user has had problems with the lube. Personally, it's worked great for me as opposed to the others I've used in the past. If you can find smaller containers (which Eden doesn't seem to sell, unfortunately), it would be best to try it out. Test patches are ALWAYS a good idea and will save you a lot of irritation.

Thank you for the detailed response, Basalt!
09/03/2012
dakdack dakdack
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Originally posted by chezamanda
The last time I took a trip to my local sex shop, I wanted to purchase Liquid Silk to replace an old bottle of it. When I asked the woman for the larger size bottle, she looked confused and said that it was intended for use with masturbation sleeves. ... More
I love liquid silk. It's great for toys, jerking off Or getting your girl wet in a quick. Not sure what the clerk was trying to sell you but I'd go with it
04/08/2013
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