Freddy’s Review: I’m not one who usually falls for slick sales pitches – especially at adult trade shows. In our extended stint as proprietors of this website, we’ve seen and tried just about every type of product to make its way out of a Chinese factory, basement laboratory, and Chatsworth distribution center and can only yawn as the representatives of said product types make outrageous claims of how their offerings will revolutionize our bedroom. Predictably, most of these items eventually make their way to our trash receptacle.
Now, imagine someone trying to sell something as mundane and boring as personal lubricants. I mean, it’s one thing to be shown a vibrator that looks like a corncob or a puppet of a giant vagina, but LUBE? That has to be about the toughest sell in any industry (kind of like selling bottled water, right? “Hey, my water is clearer than theirs!”) and we usually pass the booths hawking the slippery stuff with a nod of our heads and a tip of our caps. Other than “My lube is more slippery than theirs blah blah blah,” what else can you say?
So it was with the most ardent effort that we tried to ignore yet another lube guy at a random adult trade show back in 2005 when our all-things-lube-guru Jenn escorted him over to our booth and he started spewing a torrent of information about his particular product – Sliquid. A guy right out of your worst used car lot nightmares, “DEAN” began his treatise on the benefits of Sliquid and every effort we made to politely halt his Sliquid song only made him sing louder with more determination than ever. We had to give it to Dean – he was and IS one passionate dude when it comes to his products.
At first, Eddy and I decided we’d let him ramble on, nod our heads, take his card, and toss it in the pile with all the rest who we wouldn’t be calling; however (and gradually) Dean started to actually make sense. Not only could this huckster spin a good yarn about how his wife was allergic to this lube or that, but he was like an encyclopedia of lubricant information, rattling off the ingredients of his competitors’ products – right down to the percentages and scientific compositions of each – with the confidence of Isaac Newton explaining the falling apple. If he succeeded at anything, it was convincing us that there’s certainly more to lubes than we ever gave credence and we promised to give Dean some respect by at least trying his free sample pack of Sliquid goodies.
Sliquid comes in basically four varieties. Silver is their top-of-the-line silicone-based lubricant, while their H20 is water-based and toy-safe. Silk is water-based but with a touch of silicone for added slickness (it is toy safe, as well), and the product line is rounded out with a group of flavored (Swirl), warming (Sizzle), and desensitizing (Stay) lubricants to address just about any market segment. They have also expanded their line to include organic versions and even released a nice collection of massage oils. In terms of using them, I can say with unequivocal sincerity that we love them ALL and now turn to a Sliquid product every time. The Swirl Green Apple Tart is very tasty and we even tried it on ice cream with great success and it makes a nice addition to oral sex from either perspective. The Silver stays slick for a seeming eternity (“longer than most Hollywood marriages” quotes the Sliquid website), while the H20 washes off with no trace. Our favorite – Sliquid Silk – actually has a permanent place on our headboard so as to be easily reached should things in our busy bed get going. One important fact about Sliquid pointed out by Dean is that NONE of the Sliquid products contain ANY sugar of ANY KIND (including glycerin, which is derived from sugar), meaning that Sliquid products will cause no allergic reactions whatsoever.
Eddy’s Says: Sliquid Silk is one of the creations of the Sliquid, LLC family. This fantastic line of personal lubricant are all Glycerin free and latex friendly. The Sliquid Silk is unique, since it is a combination of being water-based and silicone together in the same bottle. It can be said it’s a perfect marriage. As all of their other products, the Silk is water soluble, hypoallergenic, latex friendly and uniquely blended to emulate your body’s own natural lubrication.
Sliquid was introduced to us at L.A. Erotica from our wonderful friend Jenn who is always looking for the ultimate lube. She raved about this new line of lube and brought over CEO, Dean Elliott. Boy, could this man do a rap. And I mean that with sincere flattery. One could ask any question regarding lubricant, and Dean would have an answer to it with Sliquid and their product line excelling over most other companies’ offerings. The fact is that he has his information down pat and is out to share his product with every person of consenting age.
When we first tried the Sliquid Silk formula, it’s additional pump topper gave just the right amount of lube. You really don’t need a lot, just a quarter size amount. The formula was perfect in that it was light to the touch, never getting tacky and finally dissipating into a slight sheen of silkiness. We just love it. In fact, we have our bottle of Silk sitting on top of our headboard!
In summation, we’re certainly glad we took the time to indulge Dean’s sales pitch and we now highly recommend the entire Sliquid product line as one we can heartily support and sell. To purchase or learn more, click here to visit our online store (available Monday) or here to visit the Sliquid website.