Toko aroma formula - lubricant by Shunga Erotic Art - review by surreptitious

Toko dirty to me

Even simply writing this review has put me in the mood to use this lubricant. While the taste is far from my favorite, I quite like the smell and don't find it so unpalatable as to be inedible. The lubricant itself is fantastic, especially for oral and titty sex, and as long as it is not allowed to dry, it lasts more than long enough to suit my needs.
Smells divine
A good lubricant
Packaging that is both attractive and functional
Glycerin content
Tacky when dry
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


This flavored lubricant by Shunga is ideally suited to oral sex. In addition to this, it works exceptionally well for masturbation through external stimulation. While it can be used for vaginal or anal penetration, it contains glycerin which may be an irritant for those who are sensitive to this ingredient. While the lubricant is technically sugar-free, glycerin is processed as a sugar in the body, and as such has been linked to yeast infections. If you are prone to yeast infections or other sensitivities, I recommend avoiding the use of this lubricant internally. For oral sex, however, something sweet with a little bit or flavor is perfect for those who like the taste.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Sucrolose, Flavor, Hydroxyethylcellulose, exotic fruit flavor: D-Limonene

The bottle contains 165 mL (or 5.5 fl oz) of product. Because this is a water-based lubricant, it is safe for use with all kinds of toys and condoms. This does leave a bit of a sticky residue once it dries, so do not use it in a situation where you cannot clean up properly afterwards. It doesn't stain or discolor and washes off easily with soap and water, so you do not have to be particularly careful about getting it on your fabrics.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Foreplay
    • Mood enhancer
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Oral

Texture / Consistency / Thickness / Viscosity

This water-based lubricant is quite runny, which is actually a plus for me because of how I use it. It comes out of the bottle very easily, and you only need one hand to pop the lid. Luckily, it doesn't cross the line into watery, and after application, it stays in place quite well, without dripping or absorbing into the skin.

The Toko Aroma Lubricant creates an amply slippery surface, but if it's left exposed to air - especially moving air - without some attention, it begins to get tacky rather quickly. As long as there's either enough moisture or little enough air contact to keep it from drying out, it does stay wet for quite some time. An added bonus is that if it does dry out, you just need to rehydrate it a bit with water or saliva for it to become useable again.

This lubricant is very satiny, and almost brings to mind a silicone lubricant in some ways - it's definitely not greasy, too viscous or too thick for oral, nor does it bead on the skin.
    • Slick
    • Sticky
    • Velvety

Taste / Aroma

This lubricant is available in six flavors - Blazing Cherry, Strawberry Champagne, Exotic Fruits, Melon Mango, Tangerine Cream and Sensual Grapes. I purchased this is Strawberry Champagne to match my other products by Shunga, and I regret having done so. I think that the Melon Mango and Tangerine Cream would have appealed much more to me. The Strawberry Champagne does taste similar to the other products in Shunga's Strawberry Champagne products - not like real strawberries and champagne, but passable enough that you can tell what it's supposed to be. I found this lubricant to be too sweet even for me, despite the fact that I have quite the sweet tooth.

The smell is pretty fantastic, and I think that for me, it's the real draw of most flavored lubricants, including this one. I enjoy the fruity, fun smell of this lubricant especially - not only is it not overwhelming, it lasts until you've licked up the very last drop! The scent definitely evokes thoughts of the candy flavor that Shunga was going for with the creation of the lubricant, and even if I don't love the taste, I'll use this based on smell alone.

Shunga's Toko Aroma is advertised as having a "great sensuous taste," and not only have many reviewers have found that there was no aftertaste, Shunga's website specifically claims that it is the only lubricant on the market without one. I, unfortunately, do get a rather synthetic aftertaste when using the product. It's not enough to stop me from using it upon occasion - I find the consistency to be fantastic - but I definitely wouldn't buy this flavor again.
    • Smells good
    • Strong smell
    • Strong taste


My personal favorite use for Shunga's Toko Aroma is for titty sex. I get the full benefit of the lubricant as well as the smell, without really being subjected to the taste all that much. This excels as a lubricant, provided you do not allow it to dry up - we had to make sure to turn off the overhead fan before applying it, otherwise it would be blown dry and tacky before we could make any magic happen.

This lubricant is very long-lasting while in use, but definitely needs to be washed off after playtime has ended. I have had no problems with yeast infections or allergic reactions despite using it for vaginal intercourse, and because of its very natural feel, I am glad that I gave it a try despite the glycerin content. As long as I do not allow the lubricant to dry out, I do not need to reapply at all. During vaginal intercourse, there is still quite a bit of lubrication left by the time we finish, no matter how long we're at it. That being said, the longer we have sex, the more my natural lubrication replaces the Toko Aroma, so if you are not a very naturally wet person, you may find it necessary to reapply this.

For oral sex, I generally simply use it as a starting point, because I like things to be very wet (and because drooling everywhere is rather less than sexy). The lubricant winds up being diluted and fades much quicker with the combination of manual and oral stimulation, but this is to be expected. When it comes to titty sex, we err on the side of too wet because it is very difficult to stop and reapply lubricant when engaged in the act. Because of this, we've never had to reapply this lubricant then either.

It would be very uncomfortable to leave this lubricant on my skin without washing it off or wiping myself clean with Eden's wipes, and I have found that it doesn't simply rinse away very well with water unless you take your time and are very thorough.
    • Gets sticky
    • Long lasting
    • Needs to be washed off with soap and water


The Toka Aroma lubricant arrived from Edenfantasys in a knotted plastic bag, which ensured that it couldn't leak on the other products that I ordered. This actually gave me a lot of peace of mind about ordering liquids from them in the future, because I'm a paranoid Polly and don't like to take the risk of dealing with a ruined order.

Arrives in plastic

The bottle itself is rather beautiful and simple. The clear plastic exterior and clear lubricant inside create a sort of 3D effect on the erotic Shunga art which is shown at the back of the bottle. The sculpted shape of this bottle is different from most other containers I have seen (aside from the rest of the Toko line), and the cap is easily opened and closed with one hand.

The back of the bottle bears both a list of ingredients and Shunga's artistic description of the product written in multiple languages. The packaging is not perfectly discreet, however if you removed the sticker on the back, the bottle would be much easier to pass off as a beauty product - the word "lubricant" is rather small.

I have had no trouble with the bottle leaking or spilling even if the lid wasn't fully closed, however if you tipped this bottle over with the cap completely raised, some product would definitely come out of the bottle. I love the minimal look of the packaging and the fact that the bottle is clear, because I feel that it adds an element of class to the product.
    • Can be opened with one hand
    • Easy to use / dispense
    • Minimal


This was a staple in our sex life, and I very much regret being unable to bring it with me when I had to move. We engage frequently in oral sex, and while it does not take any incentive to get me in the mood to give, the candy shop smell is undoubtedly welcome. For now, this bottle is anxiously awaiting its return to use the next time my partner and I are in the same country (okay, okay - we are anxiously awaiting an opportunity to use it - I doubt that the bottle cares much either way), and with the variety of uses we have for this product, it won't be too long before we can pick up a flavor that I will truly love.
Follow-up commentary
This bottle is still holding up well, and with the small quantities that I use, it's definitely going to last a while. I haven't had any issues with leakage, and the product itself hasn't shown any signs of deteriorating or thickening. It's just as long-lasting, and unfortunately still just as sticky when it does dry up. Though I only recently published this review, I've owned this lubricant for almost six months now, and the fact that it has remained consistent is a big plus.
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