cloudy lube = bad?

cloudy lube = bad?

DreamyLove DreamyLove
A friend of mine recently bought a bottle of Sliquid Sassy (not from EF) and when she bought it, it was clear and it's been sitting previously unopened with her toys and other lubes in a drawer. She took it out to use it the other day, and noticed it was cloudy and she could no longer see through the bottle like she could when she first got it. She opened it and removed the safety seal to check for any foul smells and it didn't smell like anything to her or me. She's contacted Sliquid about it to ask if it's still safe to use, but no answer yet. She spent about 12 bucks on it, and since she bought it from an online lube retailer, and no longer has the receipt, she can't get a refund through them. She doesn't really mind either way if she gets a refund, she just wants to know if cloudiness with lube means it's bad. I personally have never encountered this, so I couldn't help her. Should she wait for Sliquid to reply to her email or email them and ask for a coupon or free bottle?!

Any advice is awesome.
03/04/2009
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Cinnamon Chambers Cinnamon Chambers
I personally wouldn't use it. It depends on how long it was sitting as to if I would ask for a replacement or not. She should be able to get with them, give them numbers from the bottle and find out how old it is. Lubes and all products like that have an expiration date.
03/04/2009
Red Red
Bummer! Toss it! I took a look at the ingredients, nothing in it should get "cloudy" while on the shelf. It seems to have only one sort of preservative it in, DMDM hydantonin, which is antibiotic, I believe, but not necessarily antifungal. So long story short, there's some bug growing in in, don't use it. Cloudiness is a bad sign, as is bad smell, but both don't have to be present.

Keep following up too! And if they won't respond, post a bad review! It's the only power consumers have, but it's significant!
03/04/2009
Mamastoys Mamastoys
Toss it out. If there is some strange varmint growing in there, you (or she) doesn't want it on her to grow! Just tell her she needs to use the next bottle faster!
03/04/2009
Ciao. Ciao.
I wouldn't use it, I've never had a lube change color/smell. It could be something growing in it, or it could be that something about the chemical composition broke down a little (sometimes temperature changes can do this to certain substances) either way I wouldn't take my chances, even if it costs $12.
03/04/2009
Oggins Oggins
I agree with everyone else. Just toss it out! It's really not worth taking a chance on. I've actually experienced this as well with some unopened bottles of KY. I didn't use it fast enough because I actually had found much better lubes. I didn't check the expiration date when I bought it either and unfortunately it expired about a month after I bought it. They both turned cloudy like what you are describing and I pitched them. I always check expiration dates now unless I buy them from here and I've never received a nearly expired bottle from here as of yet. I honestly don't think that will happen either. Definitely do as Red suggested! Keep following up!
03/04/2009
Liz2 Liz2
Get rid of it, you don't need a problem. Seems to me that this was contaminated from the beginning. Even with a good expiration date, it could still be bad.
03/04/2009
Oggins Oggins
Just to clarify, I wasn't suggesting that yours is expired, I was just using my experience as an example of experiencing this too. Definitely throw it out expired or not unless you need to keep it in order to contact the company! Sorry if my previous post was misunderstood but, my two year old is killing my mental capacity right now! =)
03/04/2009
jedent jedent
It is never ever a good idea to even mess around with chemicals that will be touching your skin if you're not completely sure if they're okay or not. I'm pretty paranoid about chemicals in general and the few lubes I go with are very popular name brands because I'm scared of what could happen with off brands. I'm abnormally picky though, but the point is that if you ever have a gut feeling about a creepy lube then toss it out, no question.
03/04/2009
DreamyLove DreamyLove
I emailed Sliquid myself because my friend's issue with her lube prompted me to check my Sliquid lube and some were cloudy, and the person that emailed me said the cloudiness was due to the cellulose that they use from plants, and that it was fine to use.
I guess you learn something new every day.
03/06/2009
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