Better sex essentials gel lubricant by Sinclair Intimacy Institute&re - review by Zombirella

Better sex essentials gel lubricant

Gel by Sinclair Intimacy Institute

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I'm gellin'

If you crave a thicker consistency lubricant but avoid gels due to glycerin then this is a lube you want to try. With the thick, slick, natural feel of this hypallergenic glycerin-free lubricant you can be gellin' like me! I love how this lube feels on my skin, it's thick but not TOO thick and it isn't sticky or gooey like some other gel lubricants can be. It absorbs well into the skin making clean up easy. It works great with any material toy and helps it glide along with ease!
Glycerin-free, hypoallergenic, thick, stays in place
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


Better Sex Essentials is the perfect lubricant for girls that love water-based lube but want something thicker and glycerin free due to worry of an infection. This gel is a hypoallergenic wonderful lubricant that any user would like, male or female. It stays where you want it so lube up your toys or your partner....or both! Use it for intercourse, anal play or masturbation. I am very happy with this choice.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Masturbation
    • Sex
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Good for anal
    • Vaginal

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

If you've never tried a gel lubricant before, this would be a great choice because it glycerin free and hypoallergenic. Gel lubricant is "thicker and slicker". The texture is thick without the sticky-goopey feeling that some gel lubricants have. Essentials gel lubricant feels great on the skin leaving it feeling soft and smooth with a wetness similar to your natural body lubricant. It isn't greasy or sticky at all which is a plus for gel. It isn't messy and stays right where you put it. The bottle says it reactivates with a few drops of water but to be honest it only does a little bit, it's not going to feel like it did when you first applied it. It comes out of the bottle easily and doesn't drip or leak. I really love this stuff. I was a K-Y girl but I would definitely choose Better Sex Essentials over K-Y from now on.
    • Slick
    • Smooth
    • Thick

Taste / Aroma

Better Sex Essentials Gel Lubricant is fragrance and flavor free. Because this isn't aimed toward oral sex and isn't flavored I didn't attempt to taste it and I wouldn't suggest you do. While it is non-toxic I'm sure the taste isn't something you want to taste while giving oral to your partner, it's just common sense. It does have a slight smell to it but it isn't unpleasant or distracting. It's similar to K-Y and I described the smell as simply, clean. It leaves me feeling refreshed and clean unlike the sticky feeling of other gels though it never bothered me much anyway.
    • Light clean smell


I found that I actually prefer this lubricant to K-Y. I ran out of my go to gel, Adam and Eve and after coming to EF and learning about the possibility of glycerin causing a yeast infection I decided to go with something that didn't contain glycerin. Many people hate gel but I just love the consistency and the way it feels. During solo play it makes me feel more comfortable using toys over a thin liquid. This isn't exactly as thick as K-Y jelly, it's a bit thinner and more pleasant. I chose this because of the price and the amount you get for it. Out of all the comparison lubes I had pulled up this was the best choice to me. You get 8fl oz for $12.99. I applied the lubricant to the outside of my vagina and used a bullet for the first test. The bullet glided along nicely with the gel and felt natural. To test it internally I used a glass wand and applied enough to coat the shaft of the toy. Insertion was a breeze, the glass slid in without any problems. It lasted long enough for me but I'm not one that spends a good deal of time solo. When using vaginally with a partner it may need re-applied. My partner hates gel so I'm trying to convince him to try this one out. It doesn't "ball" up into little gel balls and I didn't feel like I was prying my bullet off like the gum on the bottom of your shoe. As a girl with sensitive skin this didn't bother me at all. For clean up I just used mild soap on my toys and didn't feel a need to clean off my genitals because it absorbs well into the skin and doesn't leave you feeling sticky and gross. What I like best about this lube is that it is glycerin free, compatible with all materials of toys and condoms, feels natural and stays in place. Some people are concerned with parabens but I don't feed into all that hype. It's a concern to some because they have been found in extremely low concentrations in breast cancer tumor biopsies attributed to certain deodorants applied under the arms of the females the samples were taken from. However, no effective direct links between parabens and cancer have been established.

-This lubricant has not been tested on animals.
-It is clear and stain proof so no worries if it gets on your clothes or sheets.
-It is glycerin free and L-arginine free and FDA approved.

The ingredients are: Water, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Methylparaben, Trieti Ianolamine, Propylene Glycol, Aloe Vera Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Peg-8, Citric Acid.
    • Absorbs into skin nicely
    • Feels natural
    • Performance


It comes in a plastic squeeze bottle with a push down cap to open it. The bottle is basic but not discreet because it says right one the label Better Sex Essentials Gel Lubricant. It's a nice shaped bottle that is easy to grasp in one hand. The back label lists the ingredients and directions for use. The bottle is recyclable. There is a safety seal under the cap to ensure it hasn't been tampered with.
    • Easy to use / dispense
    • Not discreet
    • Recyclable
Follow-up commentary
This has been my go to lubricant when alone without my guy. It replaced the KY products I had that contained glycerin. It pretty much does the job for solo play and lasts a decent amount of time. It's a good lube for the price but I have been looking into the organic lubricants to buy for myself when it finally runs out. I prefer the gels over the liquid because it tends to stay in place better both on my fingers when applying it to my body and stays on the toy where it is placed. It's great for someone that is irritated by glycerin.
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    great review
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    Great review! I love the title also
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    Thank you for sharing, and the title definitely sparked a chuckle.
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    Good review. Seems like good stuff. Thanks.
  • Zombirella
    Thank you.
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    Great review!
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    thanks for the review!might have to try this
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