Review: Lovehoney Discover Anal Lubricant (US version)

Lovehoney Discover Lube US VersionMy partner and I engage in anal play on a fairly regular basis so we rarely say no to trying lubes that can make those sessions go smoother. I’m a bit of a lubeaholic anyway, so I was excited to get my hands on an upcoming release. I wasn’t sure what the product would be when I put myself forward to review it, but after discovering it was Lovehoney’s Discover Lubricant I was rather pleased.

I was expecting it to just be the same as the version I already know and love, but then I read the ingredients list and noted a lot of changes. After spotting that I was naturally curious to give this a go and see how the two versions compared. Check out the quick review for a basic summary or read on full the full lowdown.

It arrives in a sturdy transparent bottle, which I liked as this enables me to see how much product is left, with a non-tacky, unobtrusive label wrapped around it. It doesn’t scream out sexual lubricant in comparison to other brands like Durex. It had been shrink-wrapped for assurance that it hadn’t been tampered with prior to arrival, which was another plus, and the bottle was also locked to prevent spills and mess. This lube dispenses via a pump which is convenient, removes the potential for mess and waste and is my preferred dispensing option.

Before I get into the consistency and how it feels in use, I want to cover some of the other most important aspects. Taste and odour. These are two things that I prefer to know about before deciding to purchase a sexual lubricant. My partner did the taste test and claimed that it’s not very desirable in that department. He likened it to hair gel or something similar and for that reason he would not recommend using this for any sort of oral contact. It was too chemically based for him. In regards to scent, neither of us could pick up anything, pleasant or otherwise, so that’s a positive.

We are very insistent on patch testing before applying lubricant to our intimate areas because of sensitive skin. We didn’t encounter any reactions such as itching, burning or rash developing so we decided to go ahead. I have used the UK version of Discover for vaginal use in the past, particularly when I’ve wanted to use bigger toys as its perfect for lots of comfortable cushioning, but I wouldn’t use this version for anything but anal. The reason for that is that this version includes Glycerin and I don’t like to mess up my vulva with a UTI.

I seemed to be fine with it anally, but I was a bit put off by the inclusion of Methylparaben. I really prefer to avoid any and all parabens in my lubes and would much rather recommend lubricants to others that are paraben free too. If you are like me and would prefer to avoid them or you’re sensitive to them, then I would not recommend this version to you. I would recommend Sliquid Sassy or Sliquid’s Gel Lubricant as an irritant free replacement. If you aren’t so bothered by parabens, then the lube itself is fit for purpose and does the job well.

When I placed a couple of pumps into my palm for the first time I was impressed with the consistency. It’s definitely thick and gel-like as described and I think that’s a great combination for any sort of anal play. It’s pretty thick in terms of texture and has no sticky, greasy feel to it (during or after use) which surprised me. I’ve encountered many lubricants that contain glycerin and nearly all of them have become tacky and gross quite quickly after application. It provides a thick layer of protection to the back door whilst reducing any discomfort that may occur. My partner is well endowed so anal can be painful if not sufficiently warmed up and lubricated. Discover solves that issue. It removes the uncomfortable friction for me without taking away the friction that makes anal sex so great for him.

Overall, I cannot deny that Lovehoney’s Discover Lubricant (US) is fit for purpose. It has a good consistency and thickness for anal play, has no offensive odour and lasts a reasonable amount of time. I’d estimate 20-25 minutes of use before needing to reactivate it. It can be used with any sort of sex toy as its water based and is perfect for removing the drag from a silicone plug, but the ingredients list is not going to be suitable for everyone. If you’re not in the US, Lovehoney’s Discover has a much better set of ingredients and by that I mean no parabens or glycerin. I don’t know why the ingredients had to be changed so much for Discover to be approved for sale in the US, but I’m glad that the consistency was not altered.

Product name? Lovehoney Discover Water Based Anal Lubricant (US)

Type? Water based

Amount? 8.5 fl oz / 250ml

How does it dispense? Pump

Condom safe? Compatible with latex and polyurethane

Does it contain Glycerin? Yes

Does it contain Proplyene Glycol? Yes

Does it contain Parabens? Yes

Price? $19.99

Ingredients? Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Proplyene Glycol, Cellulose Gum, EDTA, Carbomer, PEG-90M, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Methylparaben, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate

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You can purchase the Lovehoney Discover Anal Lubricant (US) ($19.99) from Lovehoney.com. I received this product free of charge in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!

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Review: O-Glide Toygel Lubricant

O-Glide Toygel LubricantI recently received a silicone clitoral vibrator to review for Orion and they kindly sent this water-based lubricant along with it. It’s called O-Glide and is specifically designed to be used with sex toys. It arrived quickly and discreetly, presented in a delightful boutique-style branded bag.

If you want to find out if I loved or hated this product, then read on or simply jump to the quick review to find out the facts.

I found the cap hard to open on this product, it was so difficult in fact that I ended up breaking a couple of nails, which is not exactly helpful for getting in the mood. I thought it might just be a one-off, first time only situation, but it has been a struggle every time I have tried to open it. It might be that I just got a tube with a stiff cap, so it won’t be the same on others, but if it is a universal issue, then it may be worth looking into finding a less stiff option for future bottles.

I didn’t pick up on any immediate or strong odours but as I got closer to the product, it had a slight medical scent similar to the Just Glide Silicone Lubricant that I recently reviewed. It has a fantastic consistency, which for me means that it’s clear and thick. I am a fan of thicker water-based lubricants as I find they tend to last longer and be less stringy, which is exactly the case with the O-Glide. It reduces the friction that’s caused by materials such as silicone and can easily last for 20 minutes without needing a top-up, which is usually more than enough time for me to orgasm with a clitoral sex toy.

O-Glide Toygel LubricantIt doesn’t leave the skin feeling tacky, sticky or greasy which is a huge plus for me as I hate lubricants that make me feel the need to shower immediately afterwards. It leaves the skin feeling smooth and refreshed, causing no irritations or reactions. I have sensitive skin, so irritations are always a possibility in my mind, but I didn’t have any with this product. I will admit that I have not used it on any internal toys due to it containing glycerin, as this is an ingredient that tends to upset my ph scale and cause infections. I am still happy to use it with clitoral vibrators and would recommend it to others for that purpose.

Quick Review

Product name? O-Glide Toygel Lubricant

Type? Water-Based

How much product do I get? 100ml

How does it dispense? Flip top and squeeze

Does it contain Parabens? No

Does it contain Glycerin? Yes

Does it contain Propylene Glycol? Yes

Vegan friendly? Yes

Condom safe? Yes

Ingredients? Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid, Tromethamine, Ethylhexylglycerin

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         I received the O-Glide Toygel Lubricant (7,95€/£6.85) from Orion in exchange for my review. Thank you! No affiliate links have been used within this post.

Review: System JO H20 Flavoured Lubricants 

System JO Flavoured LubricantsI must admit, I wasn’t overly excited when I received a few of these System JO H20 Flavoured Lubricants free with some recent sex toy shopping. I mean, my partner and I like flavoured lubes, but we don’t like glycerin and parabens, which these lubricants all contain. I wasn’t particularly happy with these ingredients being included, but my partner insisted we tried them out seeing as we received them for free. If you want to find out if I loved or hated these lubricants then read on or simply jump to the quick review to find out the facts and decide for yourself!

I thought the packaging was nice enough, these small sample-sized bottles would be great to travel with. There’s a different colour scheme for every flavour and a small image of the product the flavour comes from on each bottle, which kind of gives away what type of product this is, so I wouldn’t be able to leave them lying around. Each bottle features a foil seal for protection and reassurance that it hasn’t been opened or tampered with prior to its arrival. The bottles are flip top style for easy dispensing and this causes less mess and waste.

I poured a small amount of the product onto my elbow crease before use, as there was no way I was putting this on either of our intimate areas without a patch test first. I am quite sensitive to glycerin, so I was very sceptical, even with no initial reaction to the products. I noticed straight away that the consistency wasn’t what we’d typically go for, as it’s quite thin. We like to use thicker lubricants, even for oral sex as they just seem to work better and last longer in our experience. These lubricants just seemed to be too watery for us.

Cherry Burst was the first flavour that we tried, as we wanted to get what we expected to be the worst out-of-the-way first. I must admit that neither of us are fans of things that are cherry scented or tasting. As we expected, this was the worst of the bunch. It has a very noticeable sweet cherry scent, it’s not quite overpowering, but it is somewhat artificial. As for the taste, I honestly think it tastes like cough medicine that I had as a child, which is not exactly sexy. We’d give this one a 1/10.

We then moved onto the Raspberry Sorbet, which is not a flavour often found with lubricants, so we were interested to see if it’s because it’s too hard to make it un-artificial. This one had quite a strong scent of raspberry, but it wasn’t overwhelming. It wasn’t a bad scent, but neither of us would say that it was pleasant either. My partner described the taste of this as being ‘exactly like it smells’ and it definitely wasn’t a taste he was rushing to try again to expand on. We’d give this one a 4/10.

Next, was the Tropical Passion which was the flavour my partner was most looking forward to. He really likes tropical flavoured things and I knew if he was going to like any of these, it would be this one. The scent is definitely tropical and my partner said it reminded him of a certain brand of sweets, although he couldn’t put his finger on which it was. It’s a pleasant scent though and one I wouldn’t mind bringing into the bedroom again. He said the taste was just like any tropical juice drink, with a slight Calpol aftertaste. This one he liked and would use again if it weren’t for the ingredients. He’d give it a 6/10.

Last but not least was Lemon Splash, one that we were both unsure of. We couldn’t decide whether a citrus lubricant was a good idea, but my partner likes lemon, so he was looking forward to it. He said that the scent is extremely scent and quite tangy, as you’d expect from something lemon flavoured. He describes the taste as ‘cheap lemonade’, which I think was a compliment as he said he’d also use this one again if it wasn’t for the ingredients. He’d give this one a 6/10.

Quick Review

Product name? System JO H20 Flavoured Lubricant

Flavours? Lemon Splash, Cherry Burst, Raspberry Sorbet, Tropical Passion

Product type? Water-Based Flavoured Lubricants

How much product do I get? 30ml, also available in 150ml

How does it dispense? Flip top

Does it contain Parabens? Yes

Does it contain Glycerin? Yes

Latex safe? Yes

Price? £5.95 per 30ml, £12.45 per 150ml

Ingredients? Purified Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Sodium Carboxy Methyl Cellulose, Flavour, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben

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You can find all of the System JO H20 Flavoured Lubricants (£5.95) reviewed in this post at Simply Pleasure. Affiliate links have been used within this post.

Quick Review: Just Glide Womanizer Lubricant

Just Glide Womanizer LubricantI received a bottle of this Just Glide Womanizer Lubricant with the Womanizer Pro W500 I was sent to review and up until it arrived, I had no idea it even existed. I currently can’t find it for sale anywhere, but I’m hoping that some stores will pick it up soon as it’s actually a pretty great lubricant. If you want to find out exactly what makes this product great then read on, or you can just jump to the quick review for the facts.

The bottle was sealed with plastic for full assurance that it wasn’t tampered with prior to use, which I liked. I also liked that this lubricant features a pump nozzle, as this is my preferred method of dispensing. A pump ensures that I get the perfect amount of product every time and avoid waste.

I like to carry out a patch test before I apply a new a new lubricant due to my sensitive skin and past reactions. I’m pleased to report after leaving a small amount of lubricant to my skin for a while, I had no reaction whatsoever. There are no ingredients in this lubricant that could irritate me such as glycerine or propylene glycol and to make this product even better, there are no parabens either.

The first thing I noticed about this lubricant was the scent. It smells like a mix between chemicals and lemonade, which is a really strange combination. I don’t actually mind the scent of it, although it’s not the nicest smelling lubricant I’ve ever used. It’s not overpowering in the slightest, in fact it’s only noticeable when you’re an inch or two away from it. The second thing I noticed was the consistency. It comes out quite thick, although starts to run slightly if left unattended. It’s not so thick that it feels tacky, clumpy or greasy, but it’s not so thin that it’s just water. I was surprised at how long it lasts, I can easily go without reapplying for at least thirty minutes, but by then I’ve generally been long finished with the Womanizer.

This product can be used for sex or toys other than the Womanizer, but my preference is to use it with the product it was designed to be used with. A small application around the silicone head of either Womanizer is enough to make use more comfortable and reduce any friction between the head and my clitoris. It also does the same for the Femme Fatale and the Satisfyer.

Overall, I like the Just Glide Womanizer Lubricant. It’s a good quality product that contains no nasty chemicals, is safe for use with sensitive skin and has good consistency and texture. It’s long-lasting for a water-based lubricant and seems to be inexpensive. I can’t see why it isn’t more readily available.

Quick Review

Product name? Just Glide Womanizer Lubricant

Type? Water-based

How much product do I get? 50ml

How does it dispense? Pump

Does it contain Parabens? No

Does it contain Glycerin? No

Does it contain Propylene Glycol? No

Condom safe? Yes

Ingredients? Aqua, Alcohol Denat, Sorbitol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Benzoate, Panthenol, Sodium Lactate, Citric Acid

I received the Just Glide Womanizer Lubricant in exchange for my honest review.

Review: Lovehoney Enjoy Water-Based Lubricant

Lovehoney Enjoy Water-Based LubricantI had tried the original version of the Enjoy Water-Based Lubricant when I first discovered Lovehoney and back then I had no idea that there was such a thing as a bad lubricant, so I thought it was amazing (especially compared to the Durex Lubricants I’d previously tried). It turns out, I was very wrong and there is indeed such a thing as a terrible lubricant. I now realise that the original Enjoy Lubricant fit into this category. I remember giving it a high-score back then, but now I’ve done my lube research, I’d give it a one out of five, if that. I was pleased to see it being discontinued and replaced with an upgraded version. Read on to find out more or jump to the quick review to find out the facts.

Before I talk about what makes the new version better, I think it makes sense to explain why the original sucked. First of all, it had an extremely chemical scent, which was somewhat off-putting at the time, but I just assumed that’s how lubricant smelled. I would now never put something with a scent like that anywhere near my body, especially on my intimate areas. Secondly, I remember thinking that it wasn’t too thick or sticky (again, I thought this was a good thing), but this lubricant was pretty much just water. It had no consistency or substance at all, it constantly leaked everywhere and was just generally messy. I now prefer thicker water-based lubricants, or at the very least, something that doesn’t run down my arm before I’ve had chance to apply it.

From the second the new version arrived, I was impressed with the noticeable changes. For a start, the method of dispensing had changed from a flip top to a pump nozzle, which I find so much more convenient. A pump ensures you get the perfect amount of product every time and avoids waste/spillages. Another change to the Enjoy’s appearance was the labelling. It’s now aesthetically pleasing and calming, just simplistic blue detailing and product information. To me, the blue signifies water, which makes it easy to find as I rummage through the essentials drawer. I’m not sure that this was intended, but I liked it.

I like to carry out a patch test before applying a new lubricant to my intimate areas due to sensitive skin and past reactions, so I applied a small amount of lubricant to my skin and left it for a while. I’m pleased to report that I had no reaction whatsoever. The new Enjoy didn’t leave my skin feeling sticky or greasy like the original version had and I noticed immediately how great the difference was in terms of consistency. This lubricant is much thicker than the original and this is without a doubt a good thing, it’s not so thick that it becomes tacky or clumpy, but it’s not so thin that it runs all over the place like the previous version. It’s obviously not as long-lasting as a silicone lubricant would be, but for a water-based product, it lasts a decent amount of time.

In use, this is excellent with silicone toys in particular, as it removes any harsh glide, making a session more enjoyable. I found it worked best with firm toys such as the Godemiche Adam. It’s also fantastic for penetrative vaginal sex, although it can also be used for anal sex. It’s not thick enough for me to use anally and feel comfortable, as I need something slightly thicker, but it may be fine for others to use this way.

Overall, the new Enjoy Water-Based Lubricant is a huge improvement on the original. I really like and respect that Lovehoney took the feedback from the original’s reviews and changed the negatives that kept being mentioned and made the product better. This version is everything that the original should have been. We do like this lubricant and although we still prefer Sliquid, we would definitely use it again.

Rating; ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Quick Review

Product name? Lovehoney Enjoy Water-Based Lubricant

How much product do I get? 100ml

How does it dispense? Pump

Does it contain Parabens? No

Does it contain Glycerin? No

Does it contain Propylene Glycol? Yes

Vegan friendly? Yes

Price? £5.99

Ingredients? Aqua (Water), Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide

I received the Enjoy Water-Based Lubricant(£5.99) from Lovehoney in exchange for my honest review.  Thank you! Affiliate links have been used within this post.