Today we welcome a new Review Crew Member, Madora. She joins Ken and Dixie, who introduce us to the new lubes.
Fleshlube Elements Pack $24.95
This Package Includes:
- 1 4oz. Bottle of Fleshlube Water
- 1 4oz. Bottle of Fleshlube Fire
- 1 4oz. Bottle of Fleshlube Ice
What can I say? There’s nothing I don’t love about Fleshlube WATER by the makers of the Fleshlight. It’s super smooth, weightless, light, it’s water based so it’s safe to use with my favorite silicone vibes . One of my favorite parts about it is that you use a little and then you just completely forget you’re using lube, it’s so natural feeling.
I’m not into putting tons of chemicals on my private parts so the fact that it’s got only five ingredients makes me terribly happy. The main ingredient is Purified water and it actually contains honeysuckle extract. Is it just me, or is honeysuckle an incredibly sexy word? Either way it fits right in.
So far I’ve only used it solo cause, well, I’m single right now and I’m the only one I love enough to get that close to my honeypot. Feel the love.
Fleshlube WATER is also hypoallergenic so it’s great for people with sensitive skin and it comes in a recyclable plastic bottle with a simple sleek design. If Fleshlube WATER Lubricant were the only lube I ever used for the rest of my life, I’d be totally fine with that.
It even comes in different styles, the WATER one that I used; the ICE, one that Dixie used; and the FIRE, one that Ken used. But they will speak for themselves.
As for me, bring em on, Dr. Dick. I’ll try anything these guys make.
Now here’s Dixie!
Thanks Madora, and welcome to the Review Crew!
I have to agree with Madora about the attributes of Fleshlube ICE Lubricant; like the WATER lube that she used, mine is also silky smooth and lightweight. And of course, it’s water based so it’s safe to use with my silicone toys and latex condoms. So hurray for that! The “ice” or cooling effect is very nice too. Nothing overpowering, it’s more of a gentle sensation.
I took a slightly different tact with my review. I decided to dig deeper into the ingredients of this product. Madora mentioned honeysuckle extract. My lube also has honeysuckle extract. I had never heard of this additive before, so I thought I’d look that up on the interweb tubes. I discovered that in traditional Chinese medicine, honeysuckle is used to clear heat and toxins from the body. Recent studies in China found honeysuckle to be effective in reducing inflammation, fever, and infection. I think that’s really interesting.
Fleshlube ICE also contains glycerin. This might be a concern to some. Even though the vast majority of skin care, hair care and other products marketed as “moisturizing”, “hydrating” or “replenishing” use glycerin as one of their main active ingredients. Glycerin draws moisture from the lower layers of the skin and holds it on the surface. So some claim that basically you rob Peter to pay Paul, as it were
The ICE or cooling agent is: Menthyl Lactate, which is a cooling agent derived from an ester of menthol and lactic acid. An ester, I discovered, is a compound formed from alcohol and an acid by eliminating the water. I’m like getting this chemistry lesson along with my pleasuring. It is intended to create a cooling sensation, but if the skin is irritated, it can sometimes read the sensation as warm. By the way, the cooling sensation makes it a wonderful ingredient for summer. And we’re having a bitch of a summer here in the Emerald City.
Now here’s Ken!
I have the Fleshlube FIRE lube. I think it’s great. It does have a nice warming component to it that kicked up my jerk-off session a notch. It felt really good on my dick and balls, but also on my butthole. I’m not big on insertions of any sort. I know, I know, I’m missing out…maybe one of these days. But still I do like a nice rim job. And since I can’t rim myself, this Fleshlube FIRE lubricant is the next best thing when I’m by myself.
I was all excited about turning my partner, Denise, on to Fleshlube FIRE, but she wasn’t nearly as enthusiastic as I was. She has really sensitive skin. I mean you can just look at her crooked and she breaks out with the heebee jeebees.
Once she had a look at the ingredients she nixed the idea of use on or with her. She was happy to see the lube was paraben-free. Apparently parabens can be found in shampoos, commercial moisturizers, shaving gels, cleansing gels, personal lubricants, topical pharmaceuticals and toothpaste. They are also used as food additives in some products.
Denise said that parabens can mimic the hormone estrogen, which is known to play a role in the development of breast cancers. It can also adversely affect the secretion of testosterone and the function of the male reproductive system. That pretty much sold me on avoiding parabens in the future, that’s for damn sure.
The next thing that concerned Denise was the additive: Propylene Glycol. I guess this is something like Glycerin, because it works as a hydrating factor, but it too draws moisture from the lower part of the skin to the surface giving only the impression of moisturizing (rather than actually doing it!).
There were other ingredients too, like carbomer and triethanolaminem, which I didn’t research. Finally there’s Sucralose, which is an artificial sweetener.
So ok, for the purists among us, Fleshlube ICE may not be your lube of choice. But for people like me, people with more hearty skin; this lube is a great alternative to boring, plain, everyday lube. You decide!