Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sliquid Silk

For today's review, I'll be looking at Silk by Sliquid. Click any picture to see the full version!

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Like all lubricants by Sliquid, Silk is vegan friendly, and free of any parabens, glycerin, or gluten. Silk is a hybrid lube, meaning it's a water based lube with silicone blended in. Thus ordinarily you do not want to use this with a silicone toy, however it is safe for any other material such as latex, rubber, glass, etc. Now there are a few toys with especially high grade silicone that can work with some quality hybrid lubes without causing them to deteriorate, however, I don't think it's worth the risk.1

Silk is a very creamy lube, and has a nice glide to it. Appearance wise, it's fairly similar to bodily fluids. It melts faster depending on how warm your body is, and the silicone leaves a slippery surface. It also absorbs into skin fairly easily, making reapplication or splashing with water a necessity. As a hybrid lube, I expected it to last longer than it did, which was unfortunate. Though this is a rather creamy lube, it is still thin and thus I would not recommend it for anal. For removal, a quick wash with soap and water will do.

The container shown is Sliquid's 8.5oz, the largest size they sell. I've noted before that I wish Sliquid's lube came in larger containers, and to be fair, this is pretty hefty. For volume, this is just over double the size of their ordinary bottle.   

Ingredients: Purified Water, Plant Cellulose (from Cotton), Isopropyl Palmitate, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone, Emollient Ester, and Potassium Sorbate

Though this is hypoallergenic, I would recommend testing on an inner thigh before any genital use, and discontinue if any irritation occurs. This lubricant is unflavored, unscented, and non-staining. There is a very light scent, but I haven't been able to place what exactly it smells like, and furthermore it isn't noticeable on skin.

If you're looking for a lube to imitate bodily fluids, Silk may be right up your alley. Otherwise, for a general lube, I would suggest Satin.

1 If you do want to take that risk, I recommend testing on the base or any less important area. 

Grade Breakdown:79

Value: 4/5
If this is what you're looking for, it's well priced.

Aesthetics: 16/20
Eh, I like Sliquid's blue bottle better.
Also due to the size, you really have to squeeze.

Pleasure: 59/75
Intended Functionality: 5/5
Lubricates, especially good for masturbation and vaginal sex.
Reusability: 18/20
The flip top is rather annoying, as I've noted before.
Best Functionality: 36/50
Want it to last longer/not absorb as much.

Thank you Sliquid!

FTC: Sliquid provided Sex Toy Review Land with Silk free of charge for an honest review. Though links have been used, this has not altered any of the opinions stated within the review, and does comply with the FTC.

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