Review of Sliquid Swirl Cherry Vanilla

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1Sliquid Swirl Cherry Vanilla is a water-based personal lubricant with a sweet, fruity taste that is intended to make oral an extra tasty treat. You can rest assured that this lubricant is free of DEA, gluten, glycerine, glycerol, parabens, PEG, propylene glycol, sorbitol and sulphates. It’s also made to be 100% vegan-friendly. I wouldn’t say it’s completely natural, though. More on that further down in the review.

Packaging

This flavored lubricant comes in a 4 oz bottle. The images below are of the sections of the label not visible in the first image. Product features, the Sliquid promise, the ingredient list, and company information are printed on the label.

The cap has a section to press with your finger to flip up part of it to dispense the lubricant. The bottle is fairly easy to squeeze, and I’ve had no issues with getting the lube out or having it spill. Such a top also lessens any contamination of the lubricant. You’ll need to remove the safety seal before use.

EdenFantasys always ships discreetly. Every package I receive from them comes as a plain USPS Priority Flat Rate box with the return address labeled as “Web Merchants”, and no indication of the contents.

Ingredients

Purified Water, Plant Cellulose (from Cotton), Cyamopsis (Guar Conditioners), Cherry & Vanilla Flavoring, Aspartame, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid

The Sliquid Swirl Cherry Vanilla is safe for use with all toys and latex condoms.

Aside from being an ingredient that easily upsets my stomach, aspartame doesn’t have a very good rap, despite what the EWG Cosmetics Database says about the artificial sweetener. Google it. You’ll see what I mean.

It’s too bad that something like the stevia plant wasn’t used in this flavored lubricant, instead of sketchy artificial sweetener.

Texture / Consistency

This lubricant is clear and has a smooth texture. The consistency is nice; not so runny that it would get everywhere, and not so thick to coat the mouth while giving head. It takes about 9 seconds for a good drop of it to drip off my finger.

Longevity

For an oral lube, it can last pretty long. Of course, this depends on how much of it you swallow or dilute with your own saliva. I’ve had no issues with it drying out. Really, the taste should trigger salivation, which helps to keep the lube hydrated.

For vaginal intercourse, it lasts long enough to reach orgasm without it getting sticky or drying out. Our sex sessions usually don’t last more than 5-10 minutes, though. After using this vaginally, you’re probably going to smell like it for a while.

Smell

My husband says the Sliquid Swirl Cherry Vanilla smells fruity, like chocolate covered cherries. This was before even telling him what flavor it is. I think it smells purely like maraschino cherries. Actually, it also kind of reminds me of cherry Coca-cola.
It’s very easy to smell, but it isn’t obnoxiously strong either.

Taste

It tastes just like maraschino cherries. That’s something we both agree on. Unfortunately, we also both agree that it’s got one funky aftertaste, probably due to the aspartame.

The taste is pretty strong, and covers up the natural taste of my husband’s genitals. It’s not really overpowering to the point of being too much, but it’s quite sweet.

Cleanup

All you need is a little soap and water, or to throw things in the laundry machine. I’ve had no issues with this lube leaving a residue or staining anything.

Opinion

My husband’s reaction to this was “Ooh, you finally got a good one!”. I wish that were true. The presence of aspartame makes Sliquid Swirl Cherry Vanilla a terrible lube for me, since it upsets my stomach. Also, I’m not sold on the safety of that artificial sweetener, and I don’t see how Sliquid can label this as “natural” with a chemical sweetener in it. If the aspartame would be replaced with stevia, I just might be more sold on this. I would make a great oral lube for my husband to use on me, but I’m not comfortable with that ingredient list. Plus, the aftertaste isn’t very pleasant.

November 8th, 2016 by