Have you been looking for a 100% natural, vegan, plant-based personal lubricant designed to enhance your sexual experiences with quality ingredients? If so, you’re in the right place!
Today I’m reviewing Liquid Gold Lube for you so you can make an informed decision when you make your lube purchasing decisions.
This uniquely South African lube is definitely one to keep on your radar when looking for the perfect water-based lubricant.
It only has 5 ingredients: saline water, organic glycerin, xanthan gum, grapefruit seed extract and organic rooibos tea leaves. As you know, when it comes to ingredients, the fewer the better!
And there are no artificial preservatives or parabens to worry about!
Just so you’re aware, this bottle of Liquid Gold Lube was gifted to me in return for an honest review. I had used the product previously and went back to them to offer a formal review. If you use my coupon code (DrMegan) when checking out, you’ll get a 15% discount, and I’ll get a small commission at no extra cost to you. Integrity is very important to me and I only recommend products I use myself.
1. No artificial taste or smell
What I love most about this lube is the smell. It’s almost scentless, with a subtle, earthy masculine scent, no doubt from the organic rooibos tea that has been infused into it.
In general, my biggest turn off when it comes to lube is the smell. If you know me, you’d know that I am very sensitive to smells, so a number of lubes have been impossible for me to use, especially when my nose is going to be anywhere near it. So this one is a win.
The taste is also a win for me, it’s hardly noticeable. There’s a slight taste of rooibos tea if you lick up a significant amount, but it’s not overpowering and there’s no lingering aftertaste.
It also helps that’s it’s totally edible!
But if you aren’t a fan of rooibos tea in general, I wouldn’t recommend this one for you, not if you’re going to end up tasting it at any point. The rooibos is very subtle but it’s there.
2. Great consistency
The consistency of the lube is thicker than some of the other lubes I’ve tried in the past, and that’s definitely a good thing! It’s not going to run out of the bottle all over the place and make a mess every time you try to get more lube during sex. It also lasts a lot longer!
Here’s a quick video comparing the consistency of Liquid Gold Lube to another generic brand.
See the difference? (and yes, I just had to use the butt mug for this!)
This lube is smooth and non-sticky, you’ll forget you even used lube in the first place!
The pump bottle also makes it super easy to grab with one hand to get as much lube as you need without the hassle.
It also helps that the bottle looks beautiful and sophisticated. You’re not going to feel embarrassed leaving it on your bedside table.
During my testing, I found that it lasted longer than the average generic lubes available on the market, but because it is still water-based, you may need to apply it again as necessary.
3. After sex clean-up is a breeze
When sex is over you won’t need to worry about the mess you’ve made. The water-based formula doesn’t stain fabric or leave any sticky residue on your clothes or sheets.
It’s so easy to rinse off your skin, you won’t even need soap.
And when it dries, it isn’t sticky. It actually feels moisturizing, which is a new experience for me.
When you’re done with sex, you won’t feel the urgent need to run off to the bathroom to get cleaned up. This means more time for after-sex cuddles!
4. It’s safe to use with condoms and sex toys
The water-based formula is totally safe to use with condoms and sex toys, no matter the material.
In fact, it can even help the condom work better. Less friction = safer sex.
5. The pH is perfect for your vaginal health
This lube has a pH of 4.0 which means that your vaginal pH won’t be disturbed when you use it, reducing your risk of infections.
6. The brand is totally gender-neutral
I love that Liquid Gold Lube is gender neutral and inclusive.
Whether you’re a man, woman, trans, non-binary or something in between, this lube is for you.
1. It contains glycerin
Glycerin is a form of sugar, it’s usually added to lubricants to make them more slippery and stay wet. But any form of sugar used in lubricants can be a bad idea if you are prone to getting yeast infections.
The sugar can become a food source for the yeast that normally lives in the vagina. If this yeast population grows out of hand and your healthy vaginal bacteria can’t keep it under control, then you can get a yeast infection.
If you’ve used lubricants containing glycerin in the past (which most major generic brands of lubricants do), then you should be fine and I wouldn’t worry about it. Some people are just more sensitive than others.
If you do happen to develop a yeast infection, you should stop using it and get treatment from your healthcare provider.
Liquid Gold Lube is a great choice as a water-based lubricant if you’re in the market for something 100% natural without any chemical additives, preservatives or flavourants.
It has a very subtle scent and taste that won’t interfere with oral sex so you can keep the sexy time going. It’s pH balanced for your vaginal health and won’t mess up your sheets in the process.
Unfortunately it does contain glycerin, which can be a problem if you’re prone to getting yeast infections quite easily. Otherwise it’s a good choice for a range of different activities, including sex with condoms or sex toys.