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

Better sex essentials gel lubricant

Gel by Sinclair Intimacy Institute

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One giant bottle of lube

Better Sex Essentials gel lubricant is a water based lube that can be used during sex, or toy use. It feels natural, comes in a big bottle, and is very affordable. It’s glycerin free, but be sure to check the other ingredients to make sure this will work for you. It has a bad taste, so it’s not great for oral. You might also have to reapply it sometimes. However it’s a pretty functional lube and does what it needs too.
cheap, huge bottle, water based
have to reapply, bad taste
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


Better sex essentials is an all right lube. Its use can vary from reducing friction during sex, acting as a replacement for your own natural wetness, adding some wetness to your clitoris, and for toy use. It is water based so that means it is compatible with silicone toys, while silicone lubes are not. It also mimics your own lube quite well. You could also try using it anally because it’s a bit thicker than other water based lubes, but I have not tried that out yet. I would recommend to not try using this in the tub or shower since it is water based and will be washed away fast. Also do not use it if you have the intention to give oral after use, because it tastes kind of like soap.
    • Masturbation
    • Sex

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

I think this lube is a bit thicker for a water-based lube, and it is definitely not runny. It lasts for a bit, but I have noticed on a few days that I've had to replace it once or twice during sex. When it first comes out of the bottle it looks almost like a gel, but it is quite slick and not sticky. Afterwards it does not leave much dryness or stickiness, in fact I have not really noticed any compared to other lubes I have used.

This lube is glycerin free, so yay, no yeast infections! It is also non staining, hypoallergenic, and latex compatible. Make sure to read the ingredient list though and make sure you are not allergic or sensitive to any of the ingredients. Also the bottle says, "no animal testing" which is always a good thing to know.

Ingredients (and a bit about them): Water, Carbomer (viscosity forming), Hydroxyethylcellulose (viscosity controlling), Methylparaben (might be an endocrine disrupter also might cause skin irritation), Trieti Ianolamine, Propylene Glycol (viscosity controlling/classified as skin irritant), Aloe Vera Extract (from aloe plant, might be the reason for the taste), Sodium Benzoate (used in food), Peg-8 (not safe for damaged skin), Citric Acid (pH buffer)

References: Skin Deep

Taste / Aroma

After applying this lube, my boyfriend decided to go down on me and we discovered this lube does not taste good. It kind of tastes a little soapy, but after reading the ingredients I think the taste reminds me of Aloe Vera which I think causes that nasty taste. You can also smell it, but only if you put some on your finger and bring it right below your nose (it really isn't that strong smelling).
    • Bad taste
    • Light smell


This lube usually works for the purpose it is intended for. I'm new to Eden so I have gotten a lot of toys lately along with kegel exercisers that I need lube for. So having an ample supply of trusty water based lube is nice. It has not left any stickiness or dryness that I've noticed, I have not had any reactions to it, and all you have to do to clean up is grab a moist towel and wipe it off. There have been no stains and I haven't noticed any residue. To clean up, you can just use a wet towel or a wet wipe because this stuff comes off easily.
    • Feels natural
    • Reapply often


This lube comes in a huge bottle (8 oz). I guess I did not expect it to be as big as it was until I got it. It’s almost as big as a small bottle of shampoo. The bottle is longer than my hand and thicker than my thumb. It also is a little cool looking because there are like bubbles in the lube since it is a see through bottle. There is a blue label in front with the name, and information typed right on the bottle on the back. The cap is your average press cap and stays shut pretty well. We have left it on the floor on its side plenty of times and it has not leaked. It has a thick viscosity so you are not likely to dispense more than you need accidentally. The only problem with the size of the bottle would be it might not be too discreet traveling since the bottle is so large.


I do not think I will need to buy lube for a while. This bottle holds plenty of lube and it works pretty well during sex. I recently acquired the We Vibe 3, so we have been using generous amounts of lube with it just to be on the safe side and there is no friction. It is a bit of a ridiculous bottle to have in the room (because of its size) , but on the bright side it does not get lost very easily. It also is offered at a very low price, and for the amount you get, you will get your moneys worth.
Follow-up commentary
This still works perfectly. Nice and thick, and I haven't had bad reactions. This is my go to stuff usually.
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  • namelesschaos
    Good review. I like you site a reference for your ingredient info.
  • CindyH
    you deid a supper good job
  • Kevin202
    Thank you very much for the review, and citing a web site for your ingredient info definitely makes it all the better
  • brevado
    Good review. Seems like fun, but too bad it's got parabens!
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    great review
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    thanks for the review
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    Great review
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    Nice review!
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    Good review....
  • hillys
    Thanks for the comments!
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    nice review
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