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Based on my own personal research and experience, having sex and/or masturbating without some high-quality lube is a very bad idea. And while many manufacturers will have you thinking theirs is the best product for your purposes, that’s simply not how this works. The kind of lubricant you end up using needs to be diligently selected, plus it has to be of a high enough quality to serve your intentions. Product ambassadors are always singing the praises of something, but we all know they can’t all be amazing. If you’re looking for a good silicone-based lube and you don’t know where to turn, rest assured that you’re not alone. The struggle is real, ladies and gents.
I’ve found that you have to get very creative to find something worthwhile. Most of the items sold in stores are there because the brand paid the establishment to showcase it on their shelves. On the other hand, many of them exist in stores because the demand for them is so high that store owners have no other choice but to offer them up to consumers. As for Gun Oil, the sexy silicone lube in question, it has a large fan base and I just had to know why. I bought my supply on the low, waited for it to arrive at my house, and then ran a test drive on it just to check the validity of the hype. So, was my experience worth writing home about or am I wasting my breath telling you about this stuff? Well, let me start by making sure everyone knows which lube I’m referring to.
What Is Gun Oil?
Unlike your usual bottle of gun oil, this stuff is made to serve as a personal lubricant that’s appropriate for all kinds of sexual activities, from oral stimulation and vaginal penetration to anal fun and everything in between. It’s made from high-grade ingredients that are safe for every skin type, plus it’s made to be longer-lasting than your typical silicone-based personal lubricant because of its proprietary blend of gentle, restorative components. While many lubes claim to amplify and/or enhance the condition of the user’s complexion on contact, Gun Oil’s patented formula was created for that specific purpose while still being ideal for a wide variety of kinks. According to the manufacturer, it’s also one of the only silicone-based lubes on the market that won’t break down silicone sex toy materials.
The Main Features
For a simple silicone lube with a funny name, you’d think this stuff wouldn’t be so luxuriously made like it is. The quirky Gun Oil lube features a patented blend of skin-safe, complexion nourishing ingredients including enriching botanicals, vitamin E, and even Aloe Vera which is known for reducing inflammation and rejuvenating the epidermis. Those same components are what make this product so favored by consumers, plus the manufacturer claims that it won’t break down silicone sex toys like other silicone-based lubes. And while there’s no guarantee of that provided by the maker, it’s still an exciting thought to finally have a chance to use longer-lasting lubes with your favorite pleasure devices without having to cash in on that warranty.
Gun Oil is also glycerin and paraben free, safe to use with condoms and resists the growth of bacteria and fungus on body parts and devices. In other words, it features a silky-smooth consistency while protecting your skin in a way that few other lubes can. It’s designed to leave your dermal layer feeling clean and refreshed, as opposed to tired and chaffed. This product is water-resistant (which means you can use in the shower, tub or pool with no issues) but it’s also easy to wash off. It won’t stain your bedding or clothing either, and the highly concentrated formula comes in a rounded, compact bottle that requires only one pump of product to cover an extremely large area on the average person’s body. Best of all, it’s not overly expensive so it can be quickly added to your lube stash without breaking the bank.
What Comes in the Box?
Usually, you don’t get much else besides the bottle when you buy lubricant, and Gun Oil certainly didn’t break the mold on that one. You don’t get anything besides nine fluid ounces of the good stuff, jam-packed inside a curious looking container that features an easy-use top and an ergonomic shape for a superior grip. The manufacturer isn’t known for hosting big sales or doling out steep discounts, so no coupons could be found in there either. The box doesn’t double as storage but you probably won’t need it anyway because the container is so compact that it’s relatively easy to hide. You will get a leaflet with usage instructions and basic warnings, but that’s pretty much par for the course and usually gets thrown in the trash anyway. For the price, however, nine ounces of lube is quite a bit.
Keeping an open mind is a great way to determine whether a product is worthy of your dough or not, but that doesn’t always protect you from buying well-packaged and cleverly marketed pieces of crap. It’s impossible to judge anything unless you have a base of comparison – some rudimentary criteria by which to measure up the lube in question. I just so happen to have some of those because I got tired of using junk after a while. Here’s how Gun Oil silicone-based personal lubricant stood up against my “high-brow” criticisms:
- The Container
It wasn’t the most ergonomic bottle I’ve ever held in my hand but it wasn’t the worst one either. I appreciated the relatively small design of the container because my sex toy and accessories stash is already pretty large and the bedside table where I keep everything is crowded badly. The nozzle was easy enough to use too, so no complaints there. I do suggest, however, that you keep the bottle stored right-side-up or else the product could leak out.
- The Ingredients
I always appreciate a good lube that’s fortified with extra stuff like vitamins and botanicals, so I obviously loved the way my skin felt after using Gun Oil. For a silicone-based lubricant, it was surprisingly lightweight and there was an essence of naturalism about the overall formula. It didn’t cause any painful or uncomfortable reactions or irritations on my body, but I was terrified to use it on my high-end silicone sex toys because I’m a huge skeptic and an even bigger cheapskate. If one of you tries it out, please let me know how it goes so I can put my curiosities to rest.
- The Sensations
As I mentioned, the lightweight consistency and super silky glide of this product were both pleasant surprises in my book, especially since the manufacturer claimed “a little goes a long way” in their product description. It definitely feels refreshing to the skin, and it lasts a lot longer than I was expecting too. And with it being silicone-based, I wasn’t ready for how easy it was to clean off when I was done (given I didn’t just let it soak into my skin instead).
- The Scent
Just as the maker says, there is absolutely no odor with this product, which was nice because my scented candles were in full effect – enough said.
The Ups and Downs
I don’t know how many times I say this in a day, but don’t judge a lube by its container (or by public opinion for that matter). Marketers go out of their way to get your attention, while misinformation flies around like bees at a picnic. The only way you can truly tell whether something is a worthwhile purchase or not is to try it out for yourself. And since you can’t always do that when it comes to sex toys, accessories and lubes, your best bet is to carefully consider the ups and downs of using each product in question. As for the silicone-based personal lubricant called “Gun Oil,” here are all the things I think you should know before spending any money on it:
- Super long-lasting, water-resistent formula
- Compatible with condoms and sex toys
- Fortified with vitamin E and Aloe Vera
- Absorbs into the skin like a moisturizer when drying
- No sticky residue and no staining
- Made from hypoallergenic ingredients
- No safety guarantee for use with silicone devices
- Container can leak or spill if not stored properly
Things don’t have to be perfect to be impressive, especially when we’re talking about personal lubrication. It’s all about finding something that works perfectly for you (and/or your partner), which means Gun Oil could very well be your best bet. Not only is it fortified with skin-nourishing botanicals and water-resistant to boot, but it’s also smooth and slicky while remaining odorless too. Ideally, it’s the optimal option for men or women who prefer the long-lasting properties of silicone-based lubricants but who don’t want to try something that’s notoriously sticky or rough on the skin. Overall, this product is a well-made coagulated liquid that serves numerous roles in the bedroom.