Sex Toy Review for the Sh! Lush! Lube written by Ness
The Lush! Lubricant by Sh! is a hybrid lubricant. Its label states that it is a water-based lubricant, but the ingredients list clearly says it contains dimethicone, which is a type of silicone oil. Sh! have informed me that there is only 2% silicone in the lubricant’s formula, which they feel makes it a water-based lubricant, which should be safe with most toys. However, due to the silicone content, I would avoid using this with silicone toys.
The lubricant arrives in either a small 25 ml travel-size twist-cap bottle, or a larger 250 ml pump action bottle. The lubricant’s bottles are clear, meaning you can easily espy the lubricant within, and have plenty of warning when you’re about to run out. The bottles have a purple and pink label with the product’s name on it, a small amount of information, and an ingredients list. The label claims that the lubricant is a non-sticky water-based fluid which is safe to use with condoms. The ingredients are listed as follows:
Ingredients: agua, monopropyleneglycolusp by droxyethyl cellulose, glyceryl stearate se, dimenthicone, glycerine bi-polysorbate 20, sodium methylparaben, sodium ethylparaben, sodium propylparaben, natural flavour.
After researching the ingredients I became aware that the product contains parabens, which can be harmful to humans, due to their oestrogenic influences. The lubricant contains glycerine, which can encourage yeast infections such as thrush. Prior to using the lubricant I didn’t check the ingredient list, which is unusual for me, so I ended-up slathering the lube onto my nether regions, not thinking much about the results. I had performed a quick patch test on my arm beforehand and didn’t react to the lubricant, but I should’ve checked the ingredients, as normally I avoid lubricants containing glycerine, and have recently started to avoid lubes with parabens in them too. The product contains glyceryl stearate se, which can be made with either animal or vegetable by-products. Sh! have informed me that the one they use is made from vegetable matter, making this product potentially vegetarian friendly, and even possibly vegan friendly, as it doesn’t contain propylene glycol which can be harmful to animals.
The lubricant is of a pearly white colour and slightly lumpy texture – very similar to semen. The fluids density is moderately thick, and has a certain stringiness to it. It is easily washed off and doesn’t leave a tacky feeling afterwards. I found I only needed a small amount of the lubricant when used vaginally. The lubricant didn’t mix overly well with my natural moistures sadly, and produced a mild burning sensation. Sadly the next day I experienced an outbreak of thrush. As I was uncertain about the cause of my yeast infection, I decided to give the lubricant another go once my body had recovered. After this second trial, my body reacted again, and I suffered yet another bout of vaginal thrush.
Personally I’m not a fan of the Sh! Lush lube. I feel that even if my body hadn’t reacted the way it did, I would’ve found its viscosity and miscibility unsatisfactory when mixing into my natural moistures. It’s up to you whether or not you wish to risk giving this lubricant a go, but if you are prone to yeast infections, or are concerned about parabens, then it’s best to avoid this one. Luckily you are able to purchase a small travel-size bottle of the lubricant, which is perfect for you to perform your own tests with, allowing you to work out if this lube is suitable for you.
I received this lubricant free of charge from Sh! Women’s Erotic Emporium for my review.