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Dr. Love Aloe-Aqua lubricant is a great option for solo play or partner play. It is especially good for use with toys, whether alone or with partners. It does contain glycerin, so people with sensitivities may have problems with this lube.
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Pros:
Great for use with silicone toys and contains aloe to soothe and soften skin.
Cons:
Contains Glycerin
Rating by reviewer:
4
extremely useful review

Use

Dr. Love aloe-aqua lubricant is a water based lubricant that can be used for solo or partner play. Since it is water based, this lube is safe for use with all toy types, including silicone toys. This is not, however, thick enough for anal use; so I would stick to vaginal play with this lube. Dr. Love aloe-aqua lubricant does contain glycerin; so, if that is a problem for you, this is not the lube for you.
    • Masturbation
    • Sex

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

In order to be able to say more than 'this was slippery', I pulled out my bottle of KY Natural Feeling Liquid water based lube. When I placed a small amount of one on each of my hands, I could immediately tell that Dr. Love is thicker and provided a little more slippery glide than the KY. The movements of my finger against each other were slick and without drag. In that respect, Dr. Love definitely out-performed KY.

The container that Dr. Love comes in has a pump top that twists to lock shut or to open and a plastic cap that slips over to protect the opening from debris. Once you turn the pump to the open position, you just aim and press to dispense Dr. Love. It goes where you point it and stays where you put it better than KY does. I'd attribute this to the fact that it is a little thicker than the KY.

Washing Dr. Love off was very easy. When water is applied it rinses off without resistance, which is good when you're trying to get clean, but makes this lube not a good candidate for use with toys or for sex in the shower. If you don't wash this off, it does leave a little bit of stickiness on your skin, more like creating a bit of drag than anything else.
    • Slick
    • Thick

Taste / Aroma

There is a slight aroma to this lube. It smells kind fresh and a little herbal, like aloe. There is also a slight taste that is more evident when it first hits your tongue than after. It's not really unpleasant, definitely better than the taste of condoms. Again, I associate the taste to the aloe. It's slightly bitter, but mostly kind of almost minty(?).
    • Light smell
    • Light taste

Performance

I found that when used skin on skin this product seemed to break down faster than the KY. It wasn't by a large amount of time, but unless you apply liberally, you will probably need to reapply. Interestingly, I found that when used on a toy (I tested this on my Tantus silicone Vamp dildo) Dr. Love outlasted the KY. I'm not sure what caused the difference; maybe the fact that the lube is only being absorbed by me and not the toy as opposed to me and another's skin? I did wash this product off after use, mostly because that is my preference. It does not completely absorb into the skin. As I mentioned earlier, if you do not get it completely washed off it does leave a bit of stickiness and creates drag on your skin. I didn't have problems with stuff actually sticking to me where it was on my skin. Washing Dr. Love off is extremely easy. It washes clean with water, no soap was required to get it off, but do what you prefer in regards to soap.
    • Feels natural

Packaging

The bottle of Dr. Love came only in some plastic that had perforation to remove it. The bottle holds 3.4 fl oz and is black with a blue label. The dispenser top on the bottle is a pump that locks like pumping soaps do. The top has a raised arrow in plastic showing you which way to twist the top to allow pumping. This also came with a clear plastic piece that slips over the front half of the pump to protect the opening from debris like dust and hair. The locking mechanism makes this bottle good for travel. I have had no problems with leaking.
    • Easy to use / dispense
    • Travel friendly

Special Features

The ingredients of this lubricant according to the bottle and EF site are: Water,glycerin,butylene glycol,hydroxyethylcellulose,hydroxypropyl guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride,aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder,phenoxyethanol,caprylyl glycol,and sorbic acid.

As you can see, it does contain glycerin; but one of the selling points is that it also contains Aloe. The bottle states that this is a 'Water based lubricant with regenerative and skin protective Aloe Vera for a silky, soft skin feeling, caring, and moisturizing.' I did find that the areas I used Dr. Love on felt more moisturized than the places I used KY on, but only after I cleanly washed the lube from my skin. As I stated earlier, if left on, there is just a slight bit of stickiness. Nothing sticks to your skin but you can feel there is something on your skin. The bottle also says that this product 'causes no allergic reactions' which I had none of, but am not particularly sensitive to.

Experience

I found Dr. Love to be a good option to use with my silicone toys. It seemed to last longer with toy use and was thick and natural feeling. The slight aroma and taste to this product did not bother me at all. Using this in the shower did not work for me because it washes off too easily. I love the locking pump top on the bottle. It makes me worry less about transporting this.
Follow-up commentary
I still use this lube with my silicone toys. I haven't experienced the burning that some other reviewers have and haven't had any other adverse reactions either. I did try this in water again and it really is best for dry land use only. Water washes it right off, rendering it useless. I have no complaints, but no new pluses to this product.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Comments
  • El-Jaro
    El-Jaro  
    Great Review!
  • ~LaUr3n~
    ~LaUr3n~  
    I've got this too, but have been waiting to write my review because I can't figure out if I like it. It has burned a few times...
  • bzzingbee
    bzzingbee  
    @Laur3n--Wow, that doesn't sound very fun! Do you think it's a sensitivity to the aloe?
  • ~LaUr3n~
    ~LaUr3n~  
    I'm not sure...I'm still trying to figure it out. I'm thinking that it only burns when I have had "rougher" sex and have small chaffing. I put it on right now...and have not had sex today. I'm not burning...

    What do you think? Would aloe irritate mirco tearing?
  • ~LaUr3n~
    ~LaUr3n~  
    Actually, now that I think about it...I have the Get Maxxx one with aloe too and that one doesn't burn. I think I'll have to compare ingredients.
  • bzzingbee
    bzzingbee  
    It would seem contradictory for aloe to burn when it's supposed to soothe, lop. But it's all I could think of, guess not it its in the get maxxx too. How'd the ingredient comparison turn out?
  • Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
    Viktor Vysheslav Malkin  
    Very good review
  • Kayla&JJ ?
    Kayla&JJ ?  
    Thanks for the review.
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